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UT Tyler History Exhibit at Muntz Library

November 4, 2008


Monts looking at a exhibit panel

UT Tyler graduate student and library archives assistant Brandy Monts, who created the exhibit, looks at one of the panels describing the university's history. The exhibit is on display in the UT Tyler Robert Muntz Library.

An exhibit documenting UT Tyler’s history is on display at the UT Tyler Robert Muntz Library, Deirdre Joyce, university archivist and special collections librarian, announced.

Created in conjunction with the UT Tyler Office of Alumni Affairs, the exhibit first premiered at this year’s Homecoming Distinguished Alumni Luncheon.

“The premise of the exhibit was to record a history of The University of Texas at Tyler from 1971 to the present,” said UT Tyler graduate student and library archives assistant Brandy Monts, who created the exhibit. “The first four panels explain the progression of the university through photographs and documents located in the University Archives and Department of Special Collections.

“The last two panels document the ‘faces and facades’ of the university with pictures of faculty, staff and students over the years and photos of the various stages of construction that would eventually constitute the university as it is now recognized,” Monts added.

First known as Tyler State College the university later became Texas Eastern University, before entering the UT System in 1979.

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