Research by appointment
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.
The purpose of this HistoryPin assignment is to identify and provide context for photographs (and a few select documents) held by the University Archives and share some of Texas State's unique history.
You must use the photographs/documents provided on on the topic pages, as these materials are owned by the university, and are free of copyright restrictions.
Using the down arrow on the tab for this course, select one of the seven topics listed. Each subject page has a group of photos, a list of questions to answer, and a list of resources you can use to do your research.
Help us share some of Texas State's history!
Put yourself in the shoes of a person looking at the HistoryPin map. When you select a photograph or document to view, what do YOU want to know? The questions on the left side of each page are provided as a guide. Provide as many facts as you can about the images you select; we can only post your responses on HistoryPin if you provide thorough information.
The University Archives holds a wide variety of historical resources; these are three of the most useful sources of campus information. This list is not comprehensive - it is simply provided to help start your research.
Many people have written about Texas State, producing official institutional histories and individual theses on more specific topics. The anniversary histories are a great place to learn more about our past. Specific topics can be searched in the library catalog or in the digital collection. If you can't find what you need, be sure to ask for assistance so we can help you find resources to support your research.
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.