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University History: Constituting Documents & Name Changes


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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.


Constituting Documents

Texas State University was founded in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School.  Through the years, the name has changed six times as the school grew and evolved.

The information on this page is provided for convenience.  Please note that this is not necessarily a comprehensive list.


Name Changes