Alkek Library, Room 580
Research by appointment
The University Archives is physically located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library. In-person and virtual research assistance is generally available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm (excluding holidays and energy conservation days).
Research appointments are required for in-person research to allow time for retrieval of offsite materials, to reserve research space, and to allow staff to sanitize the space between researchers. Walk-in assistance is dependent on staff and space availability, as researchers with appointments are given priority. Masks are encouraged.
To request virtual or in-person assistance, please Ask an Archivist.
The history of desegregation at Texas State (then known as Southwest Texas State College) is mentioned in a variety of university publications, but the event was not documented in detail. The following resources are in the University Archives and are provided here for convenience. Note that there are no original sound recordings or movie/video recordings related to this event.
NOTE: Articles are copyright protected; the copyright remains with the University Star (the successor of the College Star).
This assortment of clippings was complied from mulitple sources by someone not affiliated with the University Archives. Articles are presented here for informational and research purposes.
Some articles have only a date and do not list the newspaper in which they appeared. Archives staff does not have any way to identify the source of these articles. Researchers who wish to cite these articles will need to do additional research to determine the title of the newspaper.
NOTE: Remember that newspapers articles are copyright protected. Copyright for each article resides with the newspaper that published the article.
For those looking for state laws and statues regarding higher education and race, these clippings may be useful.
Scans are provided here for quick historical reference, but if you use this information in your research be sure to cite the original publications. Each scan includes the title page of the source; the General Laws of Texas and the Civil Statutes of the State of Texas are held in the general collection.
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.
The University Archives holds other resources from the 1960s and beyond. Some of those materials include: