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James H. Stewart, Jr. Papers

 Collection — other: 16 archival boxes
Identifier: UASC.UA.007

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the administrative work of James H. Stewart, Jr., the first President of Tyler State College, Texas Eastern University, and The University of Texas at Tyler. The collection includes correspondence, administrative files, photographs, meeting minutes, building plans, news releases, and memorabilia. Significant materials in the collection include President Stewart's Inauguration planning, Tyler State College building and permanent campus site information, Board of Regents planning documents and administrative notes, and required University accreditation records.


  • Creation: 1972-1981


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Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. James H. Stewart, Jr. was the first President of what is now The University of Texas at Tyler from 1972-1981. Initially Tyler State College, renamed Texas Eastern University, and joining the UT System in 1979, the University expanded greatly under Dr. Stewart's tenure. He developed a fully-accredited institution, participated in locating the campus's permanent location, oversaw construction of the University's first buildings, and rose enrollment from 176 students in spring 1973 to 1,900 by 1981. Note written by Terra Bianchi.


12 boxes, 1 carton box for oversized items. other_unmapped

16.00 Boxes

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The collection is arranged in four series, with series III further arranged into subseries. Series I, Inaugural Year, Series II, Tyler State College Planning, and Series IV, Publicity, are arranged topically. Series III, Subject Files, has two subseries, Personnel Files and Institution Files, with each subseries arranged alphabetically. Series I: Inaugural Year Series II: Tyler State College Planning Series III: Subject Files      Subseries A: Personnel Files      Subseries B: Institution Files Series IV: Publicity Series V: Board of Regents Administrative Notes Seriess VI: Memorabilia


Range H section 6.b - 6.e

Existence and Location of Copies

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Texas at Tyler University Archives and Special Collections Department Repository