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Gary Hartman


Dr. HartmanOffice: TMH-218
Email: gh08@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.3749


Dr. Gary Hartman specializes in Immigration and Ethnic Community History, and he is also the Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University. Through the History Department, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate courses on Texas and southwestern music history, along with a variety of other activities. These include publication of the Journal of Texas Music History and collaboration on the Handbook of Texas Music. The Center also works with museums, public schools, universities, and others to develop exhibits, performances, and other educational events related to Texas music history.

Curriculum Vitae

Center for Texas Music History

Educational Background :
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin


Recent Research Topics :
A comprehensive history of Texas music examining how different ethnic groups throughout the Southwest have used music to articulate their culture and history.
The History of Texas Music (Texas A&M University Press, 2008)

Previous Publications :
The History of Texas Music (Texas A&M University Press, 2008)

"The Roots Run Deep: An Overview of Texas Music History," in The Roots of Texas Music (TAMU; 2003)

The Immigrant as Diplomat: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Shaping of Foreign Policy in the Lithuanian-American Community, 1870-1922 (2002)


Courses Taught

HIST 1310 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877
A general survey of the history of the United States from its settlement to the end of Reconstruction.

HIST 1320 U.S. HISTORY FROM 1877
A general survey of the history of the United States from Reconstruction to present.

HIST 3357 AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY
A study of American diplomacy since the Civil War.

HIST 4376 HISTORY OF TEXAS MUSIC 
Examination of the evolution of music in Texas and the American Southwest, emphasizing how music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of the region. It also considers the importance of ethnic identity and other social, political, and economic factors in shaping the Southwest, its people, and its music.

HIST 3369Z IMMIGRATION AND ETHNICITY
This course will focus on the history of immigration into North America from colonial times to the present. It will examine how and why various individuals and groups emigrated to America, as well as what experiences they had after arriving. This course will look at how both immigrants and native-born Americans struggled to reconcile often conflicting notions of ethnic identity and national loyalty. Finally, this course will help students evaluate the impact of immigration and ethnicity on American society.

HIST 5348 HISTORY OF TEXAS MUSIC - GRADUATE
This course examines the evolution of Texas music throughout history and its role in reflecting the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of the American Southwest.

HIST 5369 MUSIC AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
This course examines the ways in which music has played in important role in a variety of social movements throughout American history.