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1962 North Texas State University Time Capsule Collection, 1961-1962 | University of North Texas Special Collections

By Leonard Martin

Collection Overview

Title: 1962 North Texas State University Time Capsule Collection, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1962
ID: 01/U0587
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 04/17/2015
Languages: English

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This collection contains objects from the unearthed 1962 NTSU Time Capsule. Numerous campus publications, letters, and recordings are contained within this collection.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Both the 1962 and 1988 time capsules were unearthed on April 16th, 2015 in celebration of the UNT’s 55th annual University Day. On May 10th, 1961, University Day was established to commemorate the designation of North Texas State College as a university. The 1962 time capsule was inspired by a similar capsule United Students of North Texas members viewed at the Texas State Fair. Contained within the capsule are numerous issues of Campus Chat, copies of university publications, audio recordings from campus events, and other objects.

Collection Historical Note

The NTSU 1962 Time Capsule was buried on May 10th, 1962 on the first annual University Day. The capsule was buried in front of the Administration Building, and measured 9 x 14 x 11 and weighed 350 lbs.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Source: University of North Texas President's Office
Acquisition Method: Gift
Separated Materials:

1984 : A novel / by George Orwell. <>

The Catcher in the Rye / J. D. Salinger. <>

Of Mice and Men / by John Steinbeck. <>

Profiles in Courage / John F. Kennedy. <>

Preferred Citation: 1962 North Texas State University Time Capsule Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Item 2: Time Capsule, 1962Add to your cart.
The metal box that held the contents from the year in which North Texas became a university.
Barcode: 708167

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