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1988 Time Capsule Collection

Identifier: U0588

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

NTSU students, faculty, and alumni gathered in front of the Hurley Administration building on May 15th, 1988 to bury a time capsule celebrating the renaming of NTSU into the University of North Texas. Contained within the 1988 time capsule are numerous issues of The North Texas Daily, copies of university publications, North Texas memorabilia, NTSU alumni documents, photos, and other objects.


  • Creation: 1962-1988
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 03/00/2015

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical or Historical Information

The NTSU 1962 Time Capsule was buried on May 15th, 1988, coinciding with the renaming of the North Texas State University to the University of North Texas. The capsule was buried alongside the NTSU 1962 time capsule in front of the Hurley Administration building. Both capsules were sealed inside 9 x 14 x 11 copper boxes, and the 1988 capsule was sealed within steel reinforced concrete.

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This collection contains objects from the unearthed 1988 North Texas State University (NTSU) Time Capsule.

Arrangement Note

This one box collection contains objects from the UNT 1988 Time Capsule (1962-1988). This collection is organized into two series. Series 1 contains documents, letters, and newspapers, which are organized by date into 36 legal-sized folders. Series 2 contains objects and North Texas memorabilia.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Technical Access Requirements

Digitized materials from this collection can be accessed through UNT's Digital Library.

Source of Acquisition

University of North Texas President's Office

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

Accessions: 2015-16

Separated Materials

Bright lights, big city : A novel / by Jay McInerney /> Lonesome dove : A novel / by Larry McMurtry /> The closing of the American mind / by Allan Bloom />

1988 Time Capsule Collection
Leonard Martin
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US