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Alkek Library, Room 580
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.
For questions or assistance, please Ask an Archivist.
World War I and the Great Depression
Many archival resources related to the First World War, also known as the Great War (1914-1918) and the Great Depression (1929-1939) are available in electronic format. Some resources may require a visit to the University Archives to view the material.
Presidential biographies and university histories are excellent sources of information about the campus; see the main tab for Historical Topics and Time Periods for links to these items.
Normal Students Exceptional Doughboys
Time period: circa 1917-1918
Thesis on students at Southwest Texas State Normal School who served in World War I.
The Great War Dead
Time period: circa 1917-1918
A Hillviews article from 2008, written by Pat Murdock, commemorating WWI and highlighting the Texas State students who died in the war.
War activities of Hays County, Texas, 1917-1919 [electronic resource] / by Edith Yantis Cox.
In this study of the war activities of Hays County, 1917-1919, two phases have been considered: the military contributions of the county and the aid rendered by the civilian population. [Accessible only to Texas State users.]
The Student Editorials of Lyndon Baines Johnson
Time period: 1927-1928
Compilation of the signed student editorials of Lyndon Baines Johnson from 1927 and 1928 when he served as editor of the school newspaper, the College Star. Johnson attended SWT 1927-1930.
World War II
Wings in Miniature: 94th College Training Detatchment, Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos
Booklet about the 94th College Training Detachment (Aircrew) was activated at Texas State on March 1, 1943.
86th Infantry, Muskogee Oklahoma (1)
Clipping from Page 1 of the the Muskogee Times-Democrat, August 6, 1945 welcoming the 86th.
86th Infantry, Muskogee Oklahoma (2)
Clipping from page 2 of the Muskogee Times-Democrat, August 6, 1945, with history about the name "Black Hawk."
Related Research Guides
Look under the tab for Military History to see a sampling of resources available. Please consult with the Government Information staff on the 4th floor for assistance finding even more sources.
Great War @ 100
Resources relating to WWI.
The campus and students in time of war
The links on this page are NOT a comprehensive list of resources - they are provided as a sample for starting your research. Many other resources are available in the Alkek Library. For assistance with archival resources, please contact the University Archives.
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.