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Higher Education Act Signing Anniversary collection

Identifier: 80.5001

Content Description

Artificial collection with materials related to the 20th, 40th, and 50th anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act. Also includes interviews by Bob Currie for the 50th annivary and a film in digital files. Arranged chronologically by anniversary.


  • circa 1965-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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The Higher Education Act of 1965

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) (Pub.L. 89–329) is a law intended to strengthen the education resources for higher educational institutions and provide financial assistance for students in post-secondary education. It also created an advisor council for teacher training programs and created the Teacher Corps program. Lyndon B. Johnson chose his alma mater, Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University) as the site where he signed it into law on 1965 November 8.

Texas State University

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.


2.83 Linear Feet (One record carton, two legal Hollinger boxes, one 11x14 flat box.)

39.5 Gigabytes (digital files)

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Collection with materials related to multiple anniversaries of the signing of the Higher Education Act, which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson at Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University).

Physical Location

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

Related Materials

See also these related audio visual materials:
Audio recording, Signing the Higher Education Act of 1965 / Lyndon B. Johnson. J82 .E13 2008 c.2
Videocassette, Lyndon Baines Johnson distinguished lecture / Richard Wilson Riley. LA227.3 .R54 1995
Video digital recording, Public hearing : Higher Education Act, 20th anniversary. LA227.3 .F67 1985
DVD, 20th anniversary of the Higher Education Act 1965-1985 [videorecording] / speaker, William Ford. LA227.3 F673 1985b
DVD, LBJ : the promise of education / Texas State University-San Marcos. LD5120 .L35 1985 c.2
Audio reel, LBJ at San Marcos exhibit : dedication speech. E846 .J63 1971
Video Cassette, Sculpture dedication. LD5120 .S28 1985
Video Cassette, Press breakfast / Mark White, speaker. Luncheon / William D. Ford. speaker. LA227.3 .W4 1985

Higher Education Act Signing Anniversary collection
Nicole Critchley
2020 September
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Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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