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University History: General University History

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Notice!

COVID-19 Update

The University Archives is currently open for in-person and virtual assistance.  Note that research appointments are required

For those who would prefer to research remotely, we will continue to provide virtual assistance.  To request a research appointment, request a Zoom consultation, or to ask questions about University History in general, please complete the Ask an Archivist form. We are happy to talk with you via e-mail or Zoom - let us know how we can help with your research.

Contact Information

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University Archives

Alkek Library, Room 580

 

Research by appointment

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

 

univarchives.txstate.edu

 

The University Archives is physically located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library.  Research appointments at Alkek or the ARC are generally available Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm (excluding holidays and energy conservation days). 

 

Research appointments are required 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 while in the Alkek Library and in the University Archives. 

 

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.