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The University of Texas at Tyler Photograph Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UASC.UA.030

Scope and Contents

The photographs in this collection are a visual record of UT Tyler's history and growth over the last five decades (1969-2016). This collection includes photographs of the construction of major buildings on campus, major events in the university's history, students and faculty/staff throughout the university's history, and athletics and sporting events.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969 - 2016

Biographical or Historical Information

The University of Texas at Tyler was originally founded in 1971 as Tyler State College and began accepting students in 1973. In 1975, the university changed its name to Texas Eastern University (TEU), and in 1976 moved operations to the permanent main campus located at 3900 University Blvd in Tyler, TX. TEU became a part of the University of Texas System in 1979, taking on its current designation as The University of Texas at Tyler. The university grew form an original student body of 176 to over 10,000 by 2018. The university hosts to many yearly events including the Patriot Golf Classic and the Distinguished Lecture Series, both since the 1980s to the present.


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The photographs in this collection encompass multiple different subjects and years, ranging from 1969 to 2016. University events, faculty and staff, students, buildings, and major construction projects are documented within this collection. The photographs exist as photo negatives, slides, printed photographs, and digital images on computer disks.


The photographs are arranged in fifteen series, each of which have multiple subseries levels. All series and subseries are arranged alphabetically. The arrangement scheme for the collection was imposed during processing. The series arrangement is as follows: I. Alumni, II. Art, III Athletics and Sports A) Baseball, B) Basketball, C) Cheer Squad, D) Soccer, E) Tennis, F) Volleyball, G) Miscellaneous, IV. Building Exteriors, A) Miscellaneous, V. Building Interior, VI. Campus Exterior, A) Aerial Photographs, B) Miscellaneous, VII Campus Interior, A) Miscellaneous, VIII. Ceremonies, A) Awards, B) Commencement, C) Dedications, D) Graduation, E) Groundbreaking, F) Miscellaneous, IX. Construction, A) Phase I, B) Miscellaneous, X. Events, A) Donations, B) Eisenhower Golf Classic, C) Employee Appreciation Week, D) Patriot Golf Classic, E) PGA and Texas Shootout, F) President’s Dinner, G) Friends of the Arts, H) Miscellaneous, XI Faculty and Staff, A) Head Shots, B) Presidents, C) STAR Awards, D) Miscellaneous, XII. Presentations and Meetings, XIII. Special Visitors, A) Distinguished Lecturer Series B) Miscellaneous, XIV. Students, A) Freshmen, B) Presidential Scholars, C) Student Events, D) Miscellaneous, XV. Miscellaneous, A) Miscellaneous by Year, B) Various.

Brent McClendon
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Repository Details

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