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Falls Hall scrapbook and decommission collection

 Collection
Identifier: 42.700-FallsHall

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to Falls Halls and the decommissioning of the building. It contains clippings, plaques, slides, and photographs. Of note are scrapbooks depicting students engaged in dorm life from the 1990s and 2000s. Materials are arranged by object type.

Dates

  • 1966-2011

Creator

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 University Archives. Please contact univarchives@txstate.edu.

Historical note

Falls Hall opened on Sunday, November 13, 1966 as the new women’s dormitory, and was officially named for Elizabeth Falls. Elizabeth Falls was among the first faculty of the Training School, which opened in 1914. Falls Hall provided living quarters for male and female students at Texas State University until 2011, when it was demolished to make room for the Performing Arts Center. A decommissioning ceremony took place on February 28, 2011, the first ever at Texas State, to honor the long history and service of Falls Hall.

Extent

1.46 Linear Feet (3 document cases, one flat box.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks and other materials related to Falls Halls and the decommissioning of the building. Falls Hall was a dormitory from 1966 to 2011 when it was demolished to make room for the Performing Arts Center.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Housing and Residential Life, 2011. Bricks donated by unknown source, 2018 November.

Related Materials

Three trays of slides in 70.200 Slide Collection Box 1.

Title
Falls Hall scrapbook and decommission collection
Status
Completed
Author
Wendy Thompson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021 May: Revised for ArchivesSpace, brought up to DACS compliance, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, Texas State University Repository

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