The Resource Alumni Association records

Alumni Association records

Label
Alumni Association records, 1900-1949
Title
Alumni Association records
Inclusive dates
1900-1949
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Alumni Association records are comprised of correspondence, photographs and ephemera dating from the early 1900s to the 1940s. The records consist primarily of handwritten and typed correspondence from former Southwest Texas students during the 1940s, including those serving in the U.S. military during World War II. Items such as newspaper articles and military press releases are enclosed with some of the letters.Two of the three ephmera items are World War II-related--a radio script and sheet music dating from 1944. A small quantity of photographs of college presidents, faculty, buildings and campus scenes from this period also are included. Dudley Dobie served as secretary of the Ex-Student's Association during the 1940s. Dobie received and managed requests for newspapers to be sent to service members and ex-students; simple changes of address and other administrative correspondence are also among the materials found
Biographical or historical data
The Ex-Student's Association was an early name for Texas State University's Alumni Association. Dudley R. Dobie served as secretary of the Ex-Student's Association during the 1940s. Former students wrote to Dobie and the Ex-Student's Association to receive issues of the College Star newspaper by mail for a $1 fee. The College Star newspaper served as a means of connecting with fellow students, faculty, friends and family members; this was especially important during the tumultuous years of World War II. In their letters to Dobie, many former students shared personal accounts of their lives, and many related their experiences serving in the U.S. military during World War II. Southwest Texas State alumni were stationed in various locations including Africa, Europe, and the South Pacific, and in various sites around the United States. Some female alumni served in roles such as the Women's Army Auxilliary Corps (WAACS) and the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Former students living and working on the homefront were also among those corresponding with Dobie. During this period, the Ex-Student's Association sought to raise funds for the purchase of a new pipe organ for the campus auditorium.
Cataloging source
TXI
Location of other archival material
See the University Museum Collection, 80.300.UnivMuseum, and the Dudley R. Dobie, Sr. Papers, 90.200.Faculty.2016.Dobie, for additional materials relating to Dudley R. Dobie.
Label
Alumni Association records
Link
https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6358
Instantiates
Control code
974568221
Extent
0.5 linear feet.
Governing access note
Open to researchers without restriction.
Organization method
Materials are arranged by format and chronologically within each format.
Physical access
Location of resource materials may be stored off-site and advance notice may be required for use
System control number
(OCoLC)974568221
Label
Alumni Association records
Link
https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6358
Control code
974568221
Extent
0.5 linear feet.
Governing access note
Open to researchers without restriction.
Organization method
Materials are arranged by format and chronologically within each format.
Physical access
Location of resource materials may be stored off-site and advance notice may be required for use
System control number
(OCoLC)974568221
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