Research by appointment
The University Archives is located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library. Research appointments 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. As a reminder, masks are required at all times while in the Alkek Library and in the University Archives.
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Texas State University is the only college in Texas to have graduated a U.S. president. Johnson began his studies in San Marcos in 1927 and received a bachelor of science and a permanent high school teaching certificate in August 1930. According to his transcript, his major was history, and he had a double minor in English and social sciences. A copy of his transcript is available(see page 1 and page 2); refer to the undergraduate catalogs for descriptions of the courses he took in college.
There are many sources that document the time LBJ spent on campus, including a number of publications that were digitized during the celebrations connected with LBJ's centennial birthday in 2008. The full list of digital resources is available on the LBJ Common Experience page. Note that print editions of these materials, along with many additional publications, are available in the Alkek Library and are searchable via the online catalog.
Some of the publications detailing LBJ's time in San Marcos include:
While there are many books about LBJ, those listed below are available through the Digital Collections. Note that print editions of these materials, along with many additional publications, are available in the Alkek Library and are searchable via the online catalog.
Gathered by the university's News Service over several decades, the University Archives holds a variety of subjet files related to LBJ and his impact on the campus. This collection is available to researchers by appointment.