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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? Not sure how to find the information you want?   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.  Let us know what you need and we will do our best to help.

 

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.

 

Archives Catalog

Need to do some serious research, or just look to see what's in the Archives? Explore the breadth and depth of materials held in the University Archives by browsing or searching our new Archives Catalog. Keep in mind that not everything is in the database yet - Ask an Archivist if you don't find what you are seeking so we can help.

 

Make a Research Appointment

Have you identified materials you want to review?  If you are ready to have us prepare materials for your review, 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.