WHAT WE COLLECT
The Special Collections Department is currently collecting records related to students, faculty, academic programs, events, university offices, and campus organizations of Texas Wesleyan University and its forerunners Polytechnic College (1891-1914), Texas Woman’s College (1914-1934), and Texas Wesleyan College (1934-1988).
Records sought include:
- Campus publications, including: Catalogs, yearbooks, newspapers, magazines, brochures, etc.
- Theses, Professional Papers, Practicum Reports, Nurse Anesthesia papers, and similar projects
- Photographs, scrapbooks, oral history, memorabilia
- Records, newspaper clippings, minutes, grey literature (annual reports, self-studies, memos, presentation), and memorabilia related to university committees, schools, departments, and organizations
- Records charting the development of specific programs over time
- Personal papers of faculty if historically significant
- Materials related to Polytechnic Heights
- Programs, newspaper clippings, brochures, etc. concerning Local Arts
ARCHIVAL COLLECTION GIFTS POLICY
The Special Collections Department accepts donations from alumni faculty/staff, members of the community and non-university sponsored organizations on a case-by-case basis in keeping with its mission and it long term collection priorities. Materials from individuals or non-university sponsored organizations will not be accepted without a legal transfer of title through a Deed of Gift or Deposit agreement. Transfer of copyright to the archives is encouraged so that scholars can be granted permission from the archives to quote from the collection. Potential donors should be aware that the transfer of copyright would also be seen as granting us permission to place the materials online as a part of the University’s digital archives, should the University Archivist deem such digitization appropriate.