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Historical photograph collection

Identifier: 70.204-histprint

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection containing a wide variety of print photographs covering many subjects. Many of these photographs came to the library before the official creation of the University Archives. Images include campus buildings, student and staff portraits, student groups, and sports teams. Also includes photographs of Ladybird Johnson. Arranged topically, as many of these images are undated.


  • 1911-2004, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Special Collections and 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.

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.


2.5 Linear Feet

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Historical print photographs covering many university related subjects, including campus buildings, student and staff portraits, student groups, and sports teams.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is an artificial collection, most items have different provenance. If known, provenance will be noted at the individual level.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Nicole Critchley, 2020 August.

Historical photograph collection
In Progress
Nicole Critchley
2020 August
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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