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James H. Stewart, Jr. Papers Edit




  • 1972-1981 (Creation)


  • 12 boxes, 1 carton box for oversized items. other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    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

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Some restrictions may apply; consult repository for details.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], in the James H. Stewart, Jr. Papers, The University Archives and Special Collections Department, The Robert R. Muntz Library, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA.

  • 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.

  • 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 photographs. 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 required University accreditation records.


  • Type
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    12 archival boxes
    Container Extent
    12.00 Boxes