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University Archives artifact collection

Identifier: 70.5000

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a wide variety of items including attire, banners, framed materials, trophies, plaques, scrapbooks, objects, and posters. The bulk of the collection consist so materials created in the 1980s to the 2010s with the bulk of the collection being posters.


  • 1908-2015, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction. Some items oversized or fragile.

Conditions Governing Use

University Archives owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of University Archives material in print or electronic form.

Historical note

Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held.

The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.


approximately 200 items (64 items, 10 boxes, 12 hanging folders)

approximately 50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Inventory of artifacts in the University Archives, Texas State University.


Arranged and grouped according to type of object. Artifacts are listed on an item basis with the exception for the posters which are usually grouped by topic or event.

Physical Location

Materials stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is an artificial collection comprised of pieces separated from accessions, donated individually or anonymously, or from unknown sources. Details are noted on the individual item level if known.

University Archives artifact collection
In Progress
Nicole Critchley
2020 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA