Creator

Date Original

1931-1957

Description

This collection contains catalogs, bulletins, and one program from 1931 to 1957 produced by Southern State College and State Agricultural and Mechanical College, later known as Southern Arkansas University, in Magnolia, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Southern Arkansas University, formerly known as Southern State College, State Agricultural and Mechanical College, and Third District Agricultural School is a public four-year university in Magnolia, Arkansas. The school was established in 1909 by an Act of the Arkansas Legislature. It was originally an agricultural high school and was named the Third District Agricultural School. Its first term began in January of 1911. In 1925, the school added two years of college coursework and changed its name to Agricultural and Mechanical School, Third District. Both college and high school courses continued to be offered until 1937, when the high school courses were ceased. The school eventually became a four-year, degree-granting institution, offering third-year college courses in 1950 and fourth-year college courses in 1951. The State Legislature also changed the name of the institution to Southern State College in 1951. The name was again changed in 1976 to Southern Arkansas University after the institution became accredited to offer graduate degrees.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Magnolia, Columbia County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000920

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Southern Arkansas University/Southern State College/State Agricultural and Mechanical College/Third District Agricultural School (Magnolia, Ark.) collection, MS.000920

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Southern Arkansas University/Southern State College/State Agricultural and Mechanical College/Third District Agricultural School (Magnolia, Ark.) collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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