University of Texas at Arlington

Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington

Cooking laboratory at Grubbs Vocational College, early 1920s

Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington College opened its doors to 75 students in 1895.  Today, that number will not even fill a large lecture hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. From land expansion to structural development, student population growth, and academic advancement, UTA has survived eight name changes and, at times, a tenuous existence to become one of the finest academic facilities worldwide.

The exhibit also includes approximately 70 artifacts such as a Carlisle Military Academy (1902-1913) dress saber and scabbard, sports tickets from North Texas Agricultural College (1923-1949), and the pen used by Gov. John Connally to sign the bill moving Arlington State College (1949-1967) to the UT System.

Exhibit Dates: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 20, 2016
Exhibit Curators: 
Betty Shankle (Lead), Beverly Carver, Karen Hopkins, Ben Huseman, Lea Worcester
Exhibit Designers: 
Candy McCormic / Installation Assistant: Wendy Cole
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