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Information for Researchers

Texas State has a rich and wonderful history, with many facets still ripe for discovery. An estimated 2300 linear feet of records, publication, personal papers, audio/visual materials, and memorabilia held in the University Archives provide opportunities for historical research and exploration. 

For example, documentation in the University Archives shows that Texas State:

  • housed the San Marcos public schools, from elementary through high school
  • held snowball fights on the quad, with snow courtesy of Michigan Tech
  • became a focus for discussion about campus free-speech zones when ten students were suspended for participating in a silent anti-Vietnam war protest
  • acquired the original San Marcos Baptist Academy property, which is now West campus


The University Archives is growing and expanding to meet the needs of researchers in the campus community and beyond.

Archivists are here to help, so please Ask an Archivist if you have questions!