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University History: University Star


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University Archives

Alkek Library, Room 580


Research by appointment

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


The University Archives is physically located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library.  In-person and virtual research assistance is generally available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm (excluding holidays and energy conservation days). 


Research appointments are required for in-person research 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. 


To request virtual or in-person assistance, please Ask an Archivist


Normal Star / College Star / University Star

The links below are NOT a comprehensive list  of resources.  These links are provided as a sample to start your research.  For assistance with archival resources, please contact the University Archives.

Issues of the Normal Star (1911-1923) and the College Star (1923-1934) are digitized and available on the Portal to Texas History.  We are currently seeking grants and/or donations that will allow us to digitize more issues. 


Digital back issues of the University Star from 2004 to the present are also available online.

Archival Resources

The University Archives holds official university records, donated materials from friends and alumni, and subject files related to various buildings, property, programs, and events.  Researchers interested in in-depth study may find these materials to be a rich source of information. 

Prior to making an appointment, please send an e-mail with the specific research request so that staff can determine if there are relevant materials in the archives.  Researchers are also welcome to schedule an initial reference consultation with an archivist to discuss research needs.  Please remember that while some topics are well-documented there are still many gaps in our historical record.