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University History: Event: Higher Education Act

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Signing of the Higher Education Act

"Lyndon Johnson returned to his alma mater on November 8, 1965, to sign the Higher Education Act, one of the most important pieces of legislation to be enacted during his presidency and a cornerstone of his Great Society. -- Connections: Lyndon B. Johnson in San Marcos, p.32.

For the story of the signing, along with photographs and remarks made by President Johnson upon signing the Higher Education Act, see Connections: Lyndon B. Johnson in San Marcos, pages 32-41. 

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University Archives

Alkek Library, Room 580

 

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

 

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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. 

 

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Photos

Thwarted by the weather

Footnote to history: The Higher Education Act of 1965 was to have been signed on the steps of the Main Building.  The weather had other plans.  In the photographs above, the man on the left wearing a light jacket and a hat is LBJ.

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