Interactive: UT Then & Now

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Over its 132 years of existence, the University of Texas at Austin has undergone significant changes. While renovations and the construction of new buildings have happened in 2015, some fixtures of the University have remained unchanged over the years. The Daily Texan went around campus and replicated archival photos and videos from UT's history — click or drag the slider on each graphic to explore how campus has transformed.

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The Tower

Archival Photo: Courtesy of Jim Nicar, The UT History Corner
Additional Photo: Amy Zhang | Daily Texan Staff​​

UT Tower from the West Mall

Archival Video: Courtesy of Gordon Wilkison, Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Additional Video: Bryce Seifert | Daily Texan Staff​​

Looking South from the Tower

Archival Photo: Courtesy of Jim Nicar, The UT History Corner
Additional Photo: Amy Zhang | Daily Texan Staff​​

Driving Down 21st Street

Archival Video: Courtesy of Gordon Wilkison, Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Additional Video: Bryce Seifert | Daily Texan Staff​​

 

Jester Dormitory

Archival Photo: Courtesy of Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Additional Photo: Amy Zhang | Daily Texan Staff​​

 

LBJ Presidential Library

Archival Video: Courtesy of Lois Perucca, Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Additional Video: Bryce Seifert | Daily Texan Staff​​

Gregory Gym

Archival Photo: Courtesy of Jim Nicar, The UT History Corner
Additional Photo: Amy Zhang | Daily Texan Staff​​

Driving Down Guadalupe Street

Archival Video: Courtesy of Gordon Wilkison, Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Additional Video: Bryce Seifert | Daily Texan Staff​​

 

Hogg Memorial Auditorium

Archival Photo: Courtesy of Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Additional Photo: Amy Zhang | Daily Texan Staff​​

For a more in-depth interactive look at UT's history, check out our timeline here.