Closing a city street may not seem like a big deal, but when that street cut through the middle of the Quad, it was a significant event.
When the Normal School began, LBJ Drive (which was then known as Austin Street) was at the edge of campus. However, as the school began to expand on the other side of that street, traffic through campus became an issue. Closing the street was also an issue for local citizens, as anyone who lived north of Sessom had to drive around the campus just to get downtown.
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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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