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Key Resources

History and Traditions

Need a few quick facts about Texas State?  Check out the University's History and Traditions pages.  From historical "firsts" to information about campus traditions and landmarks, this link is a great resource for learning about everything from the Alma Mater to the Victory Star.


Ask an Archivist for Reference Assistance

Looking for a specific historical fact, such as a number or a date?  Limited reference assistance is available by e-mail.  Sometimes we can find the fact for you, and sometimes we can simply point to a digital source.


University History Research Guide

Are you looking for a bit more in-depth information about University History?  Take a look at our research guide.  From topics related to general university history to Lyndon B. Johnson to genealogical resources, the research guide provides links to a plethora of digital resources that provide information about Texas State.


Research Collections

Need to do some serious research?  Explore the breadth and depth of materials held in the University Archives by browsing or searching the research collections.  While some key materials are digitized, there are many more resources that are only available in their original formats and must be used in the reading room.  Not sure where to begin the search?  We are here to help!  Ask an archivist for assistance with finding relevant historical materials to further your research. 


Make a Research Appointment

Ready to start researching?  If you are ready to have us prepare materials for your use, or if you simply want to consult with an archivist about your archival research needs, it's time to request an appointment.

Research appointments to view materials are highly encouraged at least 48 hours in advance to allow time to retrieve materials from offsite storage and allow them to acclimate to room temperature prior to use. Before you arrive, be sure to plan your visit so you'll know what to expect.