University of Texas at Austin: The First One Hundred Years

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The University of Texas (UT) opened in 1883—38 years after Texas became a state and 7 years after the Texas Constitution called for the creation of a university of the first class. UT started off with 40 acres just north of Austin and with 221 primarily rural and local students. But since its founding, it has grown extensively and acquired worldwide prominence. Now, UT has 431 acres on its main campus and over 51,000 students enrolled from all 50 states and, at least, 124 different nations. UT is recognized as a top-rated state university, providing high-quality instruction and research. The university has also acquired architecturally interesting buildings, cherished traditions, and exciting sports programs over the years.
ISBN: 9781467104777
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Campus History
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lori Duran has held a lifetime interest in history. After finishing a master’s degree from the University of Texas, she had a diverse career. She previously authored another Arcadia book, Austin’s Travis Heights Neighborhood, and in the last few years, she has turned her attention to writing historical articles for Society Texas magazine. For the University of Texas at Austin: The First One Hundred Years, she has collected photographs from residents of Austin, as well as the Austin History Center, the Texas Historical Commission, the Flower Hill Foundation, and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.
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