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Commemorative Texas State University ornaments

Identifier: 2013-002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of yearly themed holiday ornaments. Ornaments are available for purchase through the Office of University Marketing, with proceeds supporting student scholarships. Descriptions for each ornament were taken directly from the University Marketing Website and from inserts provided with some ornaments. Arranged chronologically by year.


  • 2008-2021


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 Special Collections and Archives.

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Historical note

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.

Ornament tradition

In 2008, the Office of University Marketing began offering an annual holiday ornament to promote pride in the university and support student scholarships.


1.4375 Linear Feet (Two postcard boxes)

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A collection of university themed holiday ornaments, produced by the University Marketing department with proceeds supporting student scholarships.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives by the Office of University Marketing on rolling basis.

Commemorative Texas State University ornaments
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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