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The Chautauquan: a publication for the faculty and staff of Southwest Texas State University

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: LD5120.A1N48

Scope and Contents

Consisting of 118 issues published internally over 11 years, this newsletter contains information about institutional events, programs, research projects, and other news of interest to the campus community. Readers were provided with updates on topics such as enrollment, budget concerns, construction projects, grant funding announcements, concerts, and guest speakers. These newsletters provide a snapshot of the Texas State campus in the 1990s.


  • 1990-1999

Conditions Governing Access

Digital issues are open to researchers without restriction.

Historical Note

The first issue, titled simply "Newsletter," asked employees to suggest a new name for the publication. Pat Murdock, the director of News and Iinformation Services, came up with the winning name and it became the "Chautauquan" in January 1990. The title, which tied into SWT and San Marcos history, was selected from over 70 unique entries.


10 Volumes

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Digital Access

All issues are available in Digital Collections.

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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