Known as the Alumni House for many years, the building that now houses the Center for Student Retention has a long history. It served as a boarding house for SWT students before residence halls were constructed (the first of which was built in the 1930s). The house was relocated a few hundred yards from it's original site in the 1960s, and LBJ reminisced about living there when he was a student.
In the 2000s, the University researched paint chips to determine the house's original colors as part of a restoration process.
Alkek Library, Room 580
Research by appointment
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.