Texas Wesleyan University Archives

What's Inside this Collection.

Texas Wesleyan University Archives

The Texas Wesleyan University Eunice and James L. West Library is the source of this digital collection material. The Library serves as the foundation of intellectual life for the campus community. The mission of the Eunice and James L. West Library is to promote the ability to find information and effectively use information resources and foster an awareness of these. For this mission, the library develops collections that fulfill the learning and teaching objectives of the University, and it organizes and provides both intellectual and physical access to that material. As a focus for this information, the library provides the University community a place for interaction, consultation, study, instruction, and reflection.

The Special Collections Department houses the archives of Texas Wesleyan University, The Bobby Bragan Collection, The H. Howard Hughes Performing Arts Collection, and other archival and personal collections related to the history of the University or Polytechnic Heights.

The digital collection includes but is not limited to newspapers, catalogs, yearbooks and photography. The collection consists of Wesleyan’s student run newspaper The Handout from February 1917 – May 1935, whose name changed to The Rambler July 1935 after the college transitioned back to a co-educational institution Texas Wesleyan College in 1934. Catalogs from the 1890s are also in the collection. The catalogs include a wealth of information consisting of information about the school, faculty, admissions requirements, general information on courses of study, and occasional lists of matriculated students. Also included in the collection is a selection of Texas Wesleyan yearbooks beginning from 1906 under a variety of names.