The Story of North Texas
From Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas System, 2001
Texas History
8 x 10, 784 pp.
82 b&w photos. Notes.
Pub Date: 04/15/2002
  cloth
Price:        $37.95

978-1-57441-128-7

Published by University of North Texas Press

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The Story of North Texas

From Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas System, 2001

By James L. Rogers

With unlimited archival access and a journalist's attention to detail, James L. Rogers updates and expands his 1965 publication to bring the university's history into the next century.

The founder of the Texas Normal College, Joshua C. Chilton, declared in 1890 the institution's aim “to become leaders in the education of the young men and women of Texas, fitting them to creditably fill the most important positions in business and professional circles.” By 1965 the eighth president, J. C. Matthews, presided over an institution granting doctorates in the sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, teacher education, business administration, and the fine arts. In the last thirty-five years the institution has grown to become the University of North Texas System under the leadership of Chancellor Alfred Hurley and President Norval Pohl, with campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth. It now stands as the leading university of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Generously illustrated with over eighty photos of people and events on campus, The Story of North Texas provides the definitive history of this institution and is an inspiration to its alumni and friends..

James L. Rogers taught journalism at North Texas from 1953 to 1996 and also served as Vice President of Administrative Affairs (1965–71) and Director of University Planning (1971–78).

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With unlimited archival access and a journalist’s attention to detail, Rogers provides the definitive history of North Texas, well illustrated with more than eighty photos of people and events on campus. “Rogers brings both a skilled journalist’s touch and a dedicated historian’s passion [to The Story of North Texas]” --The Dallas Morning News

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