Department of History oral history project
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of nine oral histories with faculty members who had experience with the Department of History at Texas State University. The interviews were conducted in the Fall of 1991 by Mary A. Allen. It began as a term paper for Professor Swinney's graduate historiography, the project traced the evolution and changes which occurred within the history department during the "discernible past" [1940s-1990s]. The collection includes audio recordings and transcriptions of the interviews. The interviewees give accounts of curriculum changes, the University administration and the Department of History. Materials arranged alphabetically.
- Southwest Texas State University. Department of History (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Sealed until Jan 1, 2018. Collection now open to researchers without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use
The oral histories held by the University Archives are protected by copyright. No permission is required for research or educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission. University Archives has obtained the consent of both the interviewer and the interviewee to make these oral histories available for research and educational use. If you are a copyright owner with concerns about an oral history featured here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
1.46 Linear Feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Nine oral history interviews conducted in 1991 with faculty members who had experience with the Department of History at Texas State University. The interviewees give accounts of curriculum changes, the University administration and the Department of History.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance information is unknown at this time.
- Guide to the Department of History oral history project
- Jacinta Rivera
- 2013 April 16
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2019 June: ArchivesSpace updates by Eric Robertson-Gordon
- 2021 May: Revised for DACS compliance, Nicole Critchley