Resoures related to the depression years at Texas State
Items from this list were included in and inspired by a student paper on the depression years and their impact on Texas State. This is not a complete list, but merely a way to start research on the topics.
This 1939 thesis by Roger French covers the early history of the college plant, internal development, and student activities. It also includes brief sketches of presidents Thomas G. Harris and C.E. Evans.
The core of this story is a biography of Dr. Cecil Eugene Evans who was President of Southwest Texas State 1911-1942. This is also the story of the Teacher’s Colleges in Texas and the struggle to survive and thrive in the first half of the 20th century. The author of this book, Tom Nichols, was secretary to President Evans and a member of the teaching faculty for many years.
This is a 1939 thesis by Ruby Henderson. Topics include early history of teacher training in Texas, establishing the normal school, faculty listing, the laboratory school, management of the college, and matters regarding enrollment and graduates.