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UA. University Archives

Identifier: UA
On Feb. 20, 1975 President Ralph W. Steen established the university archives to preserve the university’s official records. The university’s inactive records of archival value were to be transferred to the Special Collections Department for permanent preservation and to allow faculty, staff and patrons to research these materials. The Special Collections Department changed its name to the East Texas Research Center in 1994 but continued as the official repository of university records. Information of general interest about SFA history, buildings, folklore and traditions is available in the University Archives and the SFA vertical files.

Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:

Fine Arts, College of

Identifier: UA-030
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection is composed of programs/pamphlets for the series that were hosted by the College of Fine Arts. Also included in the collection are calendar of events, announcements, advertisements, articles, and a video history.

Forestry and Agriculture, Arthur Temple College of

Identifier: UA-034
Scope and Contents A number of files in this collection deal with a lawsuit between Stephen F. Austin State University, originating in the College of Forestry, and Seymour I. Somberg, a former professor. The files are from the Dean of Forestry at the time of the litigation, Laurence C. Walker. There are also some files that deal with Walker and his position in the Forestry School after the lawsuit was filed. This collection has materials that cover some early years of the development of the Forestry School at...

Graduate School

Identifier: UA-062
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection is made up of files and Self Studies for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to meet accreditation requirements.  There are also files on the development of the doctoral programs at the university, and minutes for the Graduate Council and the Research Council.

Guidance and Counseling

Identifier: UA-085
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection is made up of materials for new student orientation.  There are also some materials on conferences and a variety of brochures, fliers and booklets.

Tau Beta Sigma, Beta Zeta Chapter (SFASU) Scrapbook

Identifier: B-0065
Scope and Contents The scrapbook has color photos of club activities, including concerts, parties, camps, and social events.

Health and Physical Education (Women), Department of

Identifier: UA-023
Scope and Contents This collection holds annual reports from the department as well as a number of handbooks and programs that the department has sponsored.

Human Resources, Office of

Identifier: UA-086
Scope and Contents This collection contains employee handbooks, pay scales, and materials on setting up the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).

Junior Division

Identifier: UA-103
Scope and Contents The collection has many brochures for orientation programs that the office has hosted.  There are some other administrative files in the collection as well.

Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, Gamma Phi Chapter

Identifier: UA-212
Content Description The bulk of this collection consists of scrapbooks and other photographic materials. The scrapbooks are thematic in that they represent an academic year, generally. Several scrapbooks were damaged or were donated in the form of loose pages. The scrapbooks capture years from 1973 through 2016, but there are considerable gaps. Photographs focus largely on the Gamma Phi chapter at SFA, but there are other photographs of non-SFA marching bands. Other materials in the collection include newspaper...

Library - Research and Instructional Services

Identifier: UA-165
Scope and Contents This collection consists of administrative materials created in the Reference Department of the Ralph W. Steen Library. Some examples would be pamphlets, bibliographical instuction courses, online classes, committee work, and collection development.