Need to find the history of your department (or college, or school)? It will likely take some research, as there aren't many existing departmental histories. Fortunately, many of our key resources are now digitized and available online.
The student yearbook, the Pedagog, is our primary resource for researching campus life. Content varies by decade, but often include photographs of faculty members, student groups, and buildings.
Photographs & news clippings
The University Archives holds some "people" files from the University News Service, dating from about the 1960s through the 1980s. To request information about individual faculty/staff members, e-mail University Archives with a list of names.
Time period: 1942-1964 This narrative begins with an overview of the history of the college to 1942, when Flowers became president. Remaining chapters describe the growth of the institution's academics and the physical plant during President Flowers' administration, 1942-1964.
This 50-year history of Texas State includes information about the early campus, such as when Riverside (now Sewell Park) was leased from the federal government, when we acquired other properties, etc.
The second official history was written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the school in the fall of 1903. The book contains information about faculty, administrators, and the development of the university.