Fatigue crack growth threshold tests are conducted on a high-strength titanium alloy using a surface flaw specimen geometry. A laser interferometer is used to monitor crack-mouth opening displacements, from which compliance determined crack length is computed. Four types of loading history involving both increasing-and decreasing-ΔK are used to reach a threshold condition. Two of the test conditions maintain constant Kmax under computer control. Crack closure is obtained from the load-displacement plots and used to determine an effective stress-intensity range, ΔKeff. Results from all four test types indicate that a single value of an effective stress-intensity range is obtained which is independent of stress ratio, R, or load history. Crack growth rate data in the near-threshold regime, on the other hand, appear to have a dependence on R even when ΔKeff is used as a correlating parameter.