Browse Collections: Campus History

Collection of copies of The Avesta, a student anthology of the University of North Texas from when it was NTSU, which contains pieces of short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.Boxes 26, 27, and 28 of the Avesta are part of the Ready Reference Collection.

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The papers document the running of the Historical Collection, the museum on campus that ran from the 1920s to 1986.  The items include artifact inventory sheets, artifacts, and operational documents.

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These catalogs are a record of all of the courses, with descriptions, that UNT (North Texas Normal College, North Texas State University) has offered at the undergraduate and graduate level.Along with course descriptions, these catalogs provide information regarding degree and admission requirements for the university and its various schools . These catalogs also offer a variety of information regarding this university and its students and staff. This information is in the form of directories of faculty and staff. Earlier catalogs also offer a directory of students and their degrees. This collection is part of the larger Ready Reference Collection.

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The materials included in this collection will aid researchers looking to dissect the intricate planning processes and sheer amount of inter-departmental cooperation and effort required to celebrate the University of North Texas's 100th anniversary. This collection includes plans and meetings leading up to the centennial; advertisements, publications, event information, and photographs created in the midst of the celebrations; and reports, correspondence, and certificates written after the centennial had passed. Researchers will discover meeting minutes and project plans covering the minutest details, to large-scale committee reports spanning the entirety of the celebrations.

Furthermore, within this collection is an entire series dedicated to the systematic editing process of UNT’s book, Down the Corridor of Years. Multiple versions of the publication, book notes, and even order invoices allow scholars to conceptualize the process of creating a comprehensive history of a university. Finally, certificates of recognition and congratulation as well as proclamations and resolutions included in the oversized materials provide a glimpse into the respect and support the University of North Texas garnered for reaching such a historic milestone.

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These fact books are published annually and contain a various amount of quatifiable information for a multitude of purposes. They are mostly used for indentifying trends for growth and development purposes through the use of data. This data includes enrollment numbers, by headcount and semester hours, number of degrees conferred, budget information, and much more.

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Divided into three series, this collection contains a variety of directories from the University of North Texas's history. These directories contain information regarding the faculty, staff, and students of the University of North Texas such as position, contact information, city of origin, and in some cases personal addresses. The boxes holding the directories are part of the larger Ready Reference Collection.

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The North Texas Normal Journal is a quarterly publication produced by the literary societies of the North Texas State Normal College. It contains poems, short stories, and current events articles concerning the University. It also contains a variety of advertisements for local businesses. This collection is part of the larger Ready Reference Collection

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This newsletter contains a variety of articles concerning current events at the University of North Texas. In particular, this newsletter features articles which concern the current activities and accomplishments of many alumni from UNT. This collection is part of the Ready Reference Collection.

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This collection contains UNT commencement programs, invitations, and other commencement related documents from 1892 up until the present day. The programs provide a list of all of the students who have graduated from the University of North Texas with various degrees. Some of the earlier folders contain baccalaureate programs as well. The invitations are for the commencement and other commencement related ceremonies. Some of the other documents are notices from UNT concerning graduation such as rsvp cards and flyers about alternate plans.This collection is part of the Ready Reference Collection.

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A collection of postcards that includes early (c.1900s) cards that show how holidays were celebrated, document localities (such as San Francisco, California), and show images of the early years of the University of North Texas. The university cards show early buildings and promote the school to future students.

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The items in this collection were gathered and maintained by the University Union Administation and the Union's Design Works staff.  The items reflect the history of the unions on campus, the activities, the publications produced by and for the Union, and the organizations the Union served.  The collection contains publications, photographs, clippings, and artifacts.

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This box contains a variety of documents related to various homecoming and reunion activities in UNT’s history. Examples of these documents include programs, invitations, and flyers with box 3 containing scrapbooks from the mid 20th century. The first two boxes (146 and 147) are part of the Ready Reference Collection.

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Artifacts include, but are not limited to, items from the university presidents, campus organizations, and campus events.  They include clothing, food service items, buttons, ribbons, and awards.

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These publications primarily list the classes offered by the University at any particular time. In addition to that, they also provide such information as course numbers, professors, and class locations. The material is part of a larger collection, University of North Texas Ready Reference Collection.

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NTSU students, faculty, and alumni gathered in front of the Hurley Administration building on May 15th, 1988 to bury a time capsule celebrating the renaming of NTSU into the University of North Texas. Contained within the 1988 time capsule are numerous issues of The North Texas Daily, copies of university publications, North Texas memorabilia, NTSU alumni documents, photos, and other objects.

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This collection contains the photographs, contact sheets and negatives for the University of North Texas Yearbook (Aerie) from 1985-2004.

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Small collections (three folders or fewer) associated with University of North Texas alumni, faculty, and programs on campus.  These collections contain various papers, publications, and photographs.

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This collection includes sketches of six main buildings on the North Texas State University campus: the Administrative Building, the Historical Building (now Curry Hall), the Information Sciences Building (now Sycamore Hall), Marquis Hall, the Physics-Math Building (now the Physics Building), and the Psychology Building.

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This collection contains two propositions submitted to the Mayor and City Council of Denton, Texas, concerning the lease of the Normal Building which housed the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute. The propositions were written in response to the mass meeting of the citizens of Denton held at the courthouse on January 29, 1894, in which it was determined that the Normal Building should be leased to "some responsible and well qualified man."

One proposition is written by A.F. Heltman, the other by J.A. Sanders of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sanders's proposition includes a cover letter written and signed by D. Head, Chairman (of the committee appointed by the citizens of Denton) recommending Sanders. Both propositions state that the person to whom the building is leased shall assume all responsibility for the school and the maintenance of the building and that any lease shall be terminated upon an act of the state legislature making the school a state institution.

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These faculty handbooks are intended to outline and describe the policies, procedures, and traditions of this University in order to assist new faculty members. They also contain various amounts of general information regarding the University. These publications are now part of the University of North Texas Reasy Reference Collection.

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Advertisements and promotional material concerning campus or student activities; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Athletics and intramural organizations; clubs; School of Community Services; Fine Arts Series; fraternities and sororities; homecoming; lectures; movies; School of Music; campus performances; pubs; religion, student services; students' personal advertisements; Union. These materials are part of the University of North Texas Ready Reference Collection.

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The publications start in the early 1960s and continue through the 1980s.  The 2000's have responses to a publication, NT Outsider.  The publications document the concerns of the students or facuty through humor, satire, or reportage.

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