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Support History at Texas State


Are you a social studies teacher who obtained your History degree at Texas State or a faculty member at a college or university who received an M.A. with us? Did you find that your History degree or the History courses you took provided you with a well-rounded education that better prepared you for your present career? Or, did the History courses you took give you a better understand and appreciation for the world around us?

Then the Department of History made a difference to you.

Now is your opportunity to help make a difference for current History students at Texas State by supporting the work of the department.

History students, faculty, and staff thank you for your generosity.

Please take a moment to explore the various scholarships, programs, and activities that benefit today’s History majors and choose to make a difference by giving, even if just a little. Click on the name of the fund you are interested in to reveal the text. After reviewing and deciding how you want to give, please click on the DONATE button and follow the instructions provided. If you prefer to donate by check or money order, please make checks payable to Texas State University-San Marcos and include the name of the fund to be credited in the memorandum line. Send your check to:

Dr. Mary Brennan
Department of History
Texas State University-San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

If you are interested in making a major gift or for immediate assistance, call Dr.Brennan at 512-245-2142.


Instructions


After clicking on the DONATE button you are taken immediately to a page on which you enter your first gift. To give to the History Department, follow these steps:

1. Click on “Pride in Action University Campaign”

2. Click on the blue arrow box next to the “Select a Pillar” box and choose “Academic Excellence Pillar”

3. Click on the blue arrow box next to the “University Area” box and choose “College of Liberal Arts”

4. Click on the blue arrow box next to the “Department” box and choose “History”

5. Click on the blue arrow box next to the “Fund” box and pick the fund to which you would like to donate.

6. Enter the dollar amount of your gift and click on “Add Gift”

7. Repeat above steps if you would like to donate to more than one cause. After making your last gift, you may proceed to completing the donation process by selecting “Go to Step 2”

If you have difficulty completing a donation, please contact Dr. Mary Brennan, Chair of the Department of History, for further assistance.


Scholarships

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Alton G. Brieger Endowment

The Alton Brieger Endowed Scholarship in History was established by his friends at Texas State in recognition of his twenty years of service to the university as Registrar, Dean of Student and Academic Services, and Associate Professor of History. Students applying for the scholarship must be advanced History undergraduate majors who have completed 30 credit hours at Texas State. Additional support for this endowment will allow an increase of award amounts.

Need: This scholarship endowment, as in the case of many others, has not kept up with the increasing costs of higher education. Your contribution will allow the size of annual scholarships to increase in the future.

The Brunson Family Endowed Scholarship in History

In 1990 Martha Luan Brunson, with the support of her son John, established the B.R. Brunson Memorial Endowment, in memory of her husband, who served on the history faculty from 1965 to 1988. The focus of this endowment is to provide full a scholarship for a graduate student seeking an advanced degree in History.
 
Need: This endowment has not yet reached the threshold for the awarding of a scholarship. Graduate education is both expensive and time-consuming. Your contribution would allow the department to begin rewarding its ablest graduate students with a substantial scholarship opportunity.

Dennis and Margaret Dunn History Studies Endowment

To encourage the study of History and International Studies, Professor of History and Director of International Studies at Texas State Dennis Dunn and his wife Margaret, established this endowed scholarship to benefit either an incoming freshman or a continuing student with a declared major in History or International Studies.

Need: This scholarship endowment, as in the case of many others, has not kept up with the increasing costs of higher education. Your contribution will allow the size of annual scholarships to increase in the future.

Fitzpatrick-Clayton-Kissler Scholarship in History

Members of the Department of History established this scholarship endowment in memory of three of their most respected and appreciated colleagues: Merry Fitzpatrick and Charles "Booty" Clayton, both former history faculty and student teacher supervisors; and Betty Kissler, former department chair, Professor of History, student teacher supervisor and President of the Faculty Senate.

Need: This scholarship endowment, as in the case of many others, has not kept up with the increasing costs of higher education. Your contribution will allow the size of annual scholarships to increase in the future.

Bill and Lois Liddle Graduate Fellowship in History

After serving more than forty years (1962-2003) as a member of the faculty and a term as Graduate Advisor in the Department of History, Bill Liddle and his wife Lois established an endowed Graduate Fellowship in History to support graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in history.

Taylor-Murphy Presidential Scholarship

The Taylor-Murphy Scholarship was created in honor of former history professors James Taylor, who also served between 1946 and 1962 as chairman of what was then the Department of Social Sciences, and Rheta Murphy, who taught between 1919 and 1957 and was the first female faculty member in the department with a Ph.D. degree. The Department of History’s scholarships and awards committee identifies a student whose achievement and future potential in history are worthy of support.

Need: This scholarship endowment, as in the case of many others, has not kept up with the increasing costs of higher education. Your contribution will allow the size of annual scholarships to increase in the future.

James W. Pohl Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is not yet available through online giving. Please print out the form and return to:

Department of History
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Download the donation form


Programs

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Center for Texas Music History-Operating

The Center for Texas Music History is a unique program focusing on the preservation and study of Texas music history. With an emphasis on how Texas music reflects the rich history and tremendous cultural diversity of the Southwest, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate courses, along with a variety of research and publishing projects all aimed at helping Americans better understand our unique and diverse cultural heritage through music. For a complete list of CTMH activities supported by this fund, please visit the Center for Texas Music History.

Need: Your contribution helps fund such nationally-acclaimed CTMH projects as The Journal of Texas Music History, The John and Robin Dickson Book Series in Texas Music, The Handbook of Texas Music, The NPR series This Week in Texas Music History, and the PBS series Texas Music Café.

History Department

Aside from teaching almost 10,000 students per year, the department supports undergraduate students through the History Club and the Model Arab League program, graduate students through Phi Alpha Theta and research and conference attendance, and faculty research and outreach activities.

Need: Your contribution to this fund will help promote the work of the Department of History that is not otherwise supported from institutional funds, such as research and travel funding for graduate and undergraduate students, funding for guest speakers, and printing costs for departmental literature, and expenses for departmental events.

Public History Program

The Public History Program fills an important academic need for students who want to help shape the public understanding of history and is one of the most successful endeavors of the Department of History. Graduates of the program are impacting public history practice at the local, state, and federal level as well as in private sector cultural and historical institutions.. For a complete overview of the program that this endowment helps support please visit www.txstate.edu/history/degrees-programs/ma-public-history.html.

Need: Your contribution to this program fund will support four key initiatives for the public history program: 1) funding for student for conference and research travel; 2) internship stipends; 3) public history speaker’s series; and, 4) scholarly symposia. Combined, these programmatic endeavors enhance student preparation in the field and provide the community, state and national engagement, which is the hallmark of successful public history practice.

James E. Moore Endowment for the Center for Texas Music History

This endowment, established by Texas State alumnus James E. Moore, provides general operating funds to support the Center for Texas Music History’s many unique and important educational programs.

Need: Your contribution supports a number of Center for Texas Music History projects, including the Texas Music Oral History Program and other ongoing educational initiatives, and a variety of outreach projects.

The Paul and Jo Snider History Endowment

In 1999, seeing that the Chair of the Department of History needed to have access to discretionary funding to target exceptional needs and opportunities, Paul Snider, whose wife Jo was a faculty member in the department, established the Paul and Jo Snider History Endowment.

Need: Your contribution to this fund will be used to supplement student-related activities such as field trips, conference attendance, and research travel.


Faculty Development

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Ingram Family Endowed Professorship

Texas State University has long been a beneficiary of the generosity of the Ingram family. In 1990 Callie Ingram established an endowment in her name and that of her husband to fund a professorship in History. Proceeds from this endowment provide research support for the holder of the professorship, who must be a full professor in History carrying out a significant research project during his or her three-year tenure as Ingram Professor.

Need: As the costs of conducting a large multi-year research project continue to rise, your contribution will allow the size of the research award portion of the professorship to increase.

The Everette and Donna Swinney Faculty Development Fund

Former History Department chairman, Faculty Senator, and Special Assistant to the President Ev Swinney, along with his wife Donna, established this endowment to support the research of senior faculty in the Department of History.

Need: This endowment has not yet reached the threshold for the awarding of research awards. Your contribution will help the fund reach maturity and provide vital resources for faculty to carry out research and writing.

The William C. Pool Endowment for the Advancement of History

From 1947 to 1986 William C. Pool had a distinguished career both as a teacher and scholar at Southwest Texas State University. The Department of History at Texas State established this endowment both to perpetuate the legacy of Bill Pool and to promote the study of the discipline that he so dearly loved, through support of activities directed at the dissemination of historical knowledge throughout the state of Texas.

Need: This endowment has not yet reached the threshold for the awarding of research awards. Your contribution will help the fund reach maturity and provide vital resources for the publication and other dissemination costs of scholarly works produced by department faculty.