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Texas, University of

Texas, University of, main campus at Austin; coeducational; state supported; chartered 1881, opened 1883. Medical facilities include health science centers with medical schools at Houston and San Antonio, a medical branch at Galveston, and Southwestern Medical Center, at Dallas. The university also maintains campuses at Arlington, Brownsville, Richardson (Dallas campus), El Paso (formerly Texas Western College), San Antonio, Tyler, Odessa (Permian Basin campus), and Edinburg (Pan American campus). The library has noted collections in the fields of literature and history. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the Blanton Museum of Art are located on the Austin campus. The Center for Greater Southwestern Studies is at Arlington, and the Center for Quantum Electronics is at Dallas. The Pan American campus houses archives in South Texas folklore and regional history.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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