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University History: Taylor-Murphy

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Taylor-Murphy (orginally constructed as the Fine Arts Building)

The building now known as Taylor-Murphy stands on the site of the former Music Hall.  That 2-story building -- a former boarding house -- was moved out of the way so construction on the new Fine Arts Building could begin.  When completed in 1951, the Fine Arts Building held both the Music and the Art departments. 

When those departments outgrew the space, spaces were shifted and the building became the home of the History Department and it was named for two outstanding History faculty.

 

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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.

    

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