Student beauty pageant collection
Scope and Contents
Materials compiled laregly by the University News Service include photographs of contestants, a calendar, event programs, press releases, news clippings, and administrative records such as contestant applications and questionnaires, planning documents, and correspondence. Arranged chronologically.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Female students attending Southwest Texas State College (later Southwest Texas State University, the former name of Texas State University) from the 1950s to the mid-1970s participated in campus-sponsored beauty pageants such as the Miss Southwest Texas and the All-College Beauty/All-Campus Beauty Pageants. Pageants often were held in conjunction with campus events such as homecoming. Pageant winners were awarded prizes such as scholarships or trips, and frequently made public appearances to represent the university at local and regional business and civic events. The winner of the pageant in 1974 was the first to be awarded a trip to Michigan Technological University's Winter Carnival as part of the Snow for Texas program between the two schools.
.833 Linear Feet (2 legal size Hollinger boxes.)
Language of Materials
Materials compiled largely by the University News Service on the various beauty pageants that were held from the 1950s to the mid-1970s at Texas State University. Pageants often were held in conjunction with campus events such as homecoming. Included are photographs of contestants, a calendar, event programs, press releases, news clippings, and administrative records.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred by University News Service, unknown date. "Calendar Girls" 1955 calendar donated by Nena Hardin (BS 1954, MEd 1955).
- Student beauty pageant collection
- Tracey Howerton
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- 2021 May: Revised for DACS compliance, Nicole Critchley