UNT: The First 50 Years

Light grey banner. On the left side is the exhibit title, UNT the First 50 Years, in big black letters. On the right side is a man seen from the shoulders up, with a short beard.

UNT: The First 50 Years is an exhibit celebrating the beginnings of our institution, which were rich with pride and promise. 2015 marks UNT’s 55th year as a University, and the Denton community is celebrating. Festivities include the unearthing of two time capsules from 1962 and 1988. From its opening in 1890 to its fiftieth anniversary in 1940, North Texas transitioned from a Teacher Training Institute, to a Normal College, then to a Teachers College. These first fifty years saw the construction of the first school buildings, the awarding of its first bachelor’s degrees, and the beginning of its robust recreation program. Students, faculty, and administration make appearances in this exhibit through photographs, yearbooks, and school publications housed in UNT’s Special Collections department.

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