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University History: College Bell

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College Bell

The campus bell, which now resides in the Veteran's Memorial Garden, rang the start and end of class periods from the 1940s to the mid-1960s.  As you might guess, this bell had to be rung by hand throughout the day. 

The Student Veteran's Association built a new bell tower when the wooden one rotted, which is perhaps the reason the bell is now associated with the Veteran's Memorial.

The cover of the 1948 yearbook featured the bell.  Why?  What is the story related to its importance?

 

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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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