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Department of Computer Science proposal

Identifier: 2019-020

Content Description

Contents of two notebooks documenting the creation of the Computer Science department at Texas State, from early discussions to implementation. Bulk of materials are correspondence and draft proposals, with notes and occasional clippings. Of particular note is folder 1, Chronology of Approvals, that are single-page handwritten notes that begin with "Rejoice" and document the dates of required administrative approvals for the program.


  • 1973 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Historical Note

The Department of Computer Science received approval from the Science Council on 7 March 1984, Instructional Council on 11 October 1984, Dean's Council on 23 October 1984, Executive Council on 14 November 1984, Board of Regents on 16 November 1984, and Coordinating Board on 18 October 1985 (pending SWT's Certification of Adequacy of Funding). On 24 January 1986 the Coordinating Board gave final approval. Effective 1 March 1986.

Source: Folder 1, Chronology of approvals.


.41 Linear Feet (One legal-sized document case)

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Arranged chronologically by type of record, maintaining the original order of materials in the binders.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Grady Early, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, 2008 February 26.

Related Materials

Computing history at Southwest Texas State University / Grady Early. AS36.T4 E27. Also avaialabe online at

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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