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University History: Yearbooks, catalogs, and genealogical resources



The University Archives is currently open for in-person and virtual assistance.  Research appointments are required so that materials can be pulled form preservation storage and acclimated to room temperature before use.

For those who would prefer to research remotely, we offer 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


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 8:30am 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.


Searching for information about an ancestor who attended SWT / Texas State?

Genealogists are encouraged to perform their own research to learn more about what their ancestor(s) experienced while attending this school.  The following publications are available in the general collection during regular library hours.  Researchers are also welcome to use the materials in the University Archives; please send an e-mail to request a research appointment.

General Genelogical Resources

Looking for more information beyond attendance at Southwest Texas State / Texas State University?  Check out this short list of additional sources that can help start your genealogical research.

Request dates of enrollment

The University Archives does not maintain any student records. 

To request information about an ancestor's dates of enrollment or diplomas/certificates/degrees earned, researchers may send an e-mail to along with the following required information: the name the student used while enrolled, the birth date of the student, and the approximate years of attendance.

Note: FERPA rules apply to the release of student information.