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University History: General University History


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University Archives

Alkek Library, Room 580


Research by appointment

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


The University Archives is located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library.  Research appointments are generally available Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm (excluding holidays and energy conservation days).


Research appointments are encouraged to allow time for retrieval of offsite materials and to reserve research space.  Walk-in assistance is dependent on staff and space availability, as researchers with appointments are given priority.


For questions or assistance, please Ask an Archivist.


Sources for basic information about TxState

Looking for basic information about campus?  Start here!  There are a wide variety of resources that provide information about overall University history - many of which are available online. 

The links below provide an overview of the history and culture of Texas State University.

Things Other People Wrote About Texas State

Historical course descriptions

Undergraduate Catalogs are available online through Digital Collections.

Other Historical Resources

There are a number of other historical resources available beyond the Texas State campus that may be useful when conducting research.  This is a short list of select sites that have information related to Hays County, San Marcos, and our campus.