Texas Tech University Archives
Below are departmental and campus records that are available for viewing in the reading room. Other historical facts and tidbits about Texas Tech can be found on our history page.

Administration Building

  • U 317.1 Administration Building Collection, 2001: This collection consists of research done by Texas Tech Architect Gene Bals on the Administration Building. He argues that there exists striking similarities between the City of Williamsburg, Virginia and the Texas Tech campus and between William and Mary College's restored Wren Building and Texas Tech's Administration Building. 

Adult Education
In the Spring of 1952, the Ford Foundation made a grant of $24,000 to develop and strengthen programs in Adult Education in West Texas communities, with Lubbock being chosen as one of eleven cities in the nation to participate in the program. Working in conjunction with the Department of Education, the Program created interest through local programs throughout the South Plains by means of radio, television, films, forums, and other media.

Africare Team

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Education
Established in 1933-1934 by means of the Federal Vocational Education Act, the department was originally known as the Department of Vocational Agriculture Education. The first degrees in Agricultural Education at Tech were awarded in 1937, and since 1946 the department has sponsored vocational agriculture contests.

  • U 5.1 Agricultural Education Records, 1955-1958: This 1 wallet collection contains general office files and information on W. L. Stangel.  Transferred to the Heritage Club photograph collection are nineteen prints and negatives.
  • U 6.1 Agricultural Education and Mechanization Records, 1935-1975 and undated: This 2 box collection contains printed material concerning Allis Chalmer, John Deere, Harry Ferguson, Inc. and International Harvester.  Also includes brochures and operators manuals.
  • Agricultural Education, 1957-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Agricultural Engineering

  • U 258.1 Agricultural Engineering Records, 1914-1983 and undated: This is a 27 box collection which also includes blueprints.
  • Agricultural Engineering, 1957-1964 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Agricultural School / Agriculture School

  • Agricultural School Blueprints
  • Agricultural School Photos
  • S 571.1 Arthur Henry Leidigh Papers, 1913-1948:  This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence from 1938 and three Texas Tech printed programs from 1935-1948. Also included are 8 negatives and 4 prints of a group portrait of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Staff (1916), an unidentified group portrait, and images of the new Agriculture Building under construction (1941-1942?). Some of the building images can be found in U 10.1 Agriculture Building Scrapbook, 1941-1942.
  • U 7.1 Agricultural School Records, undated: This 1 wallet collection pertains to correspondence of the Horticulture Department.
  • U 7.2 Agricultural School Records, 1930-1937, 1961-1964, 1967-1975: This one box collection contains materials pertaining to the Agricultural School.
  • U 7.3 Agricultural School Records, 1926-1952: This 1 box collection contains ribbons won from 1926-1952.
  • U 7.4 Agricultural School Records, 1882-1974: This is a 48 box collection.
  • U 8.1 Agricultural School Records, 1889-1980 and undated: This is a 56 box collection.
  • U 159.1 School of Agriculture Records, undated: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 11.1 Agriculture School Records, 1916-1974 and undated: This 48 box collection contains general files concerning Texas Tech and Texas Tech Agriculture School. Also contains printed material on the Agriculture School and agriculture industry.
  • Agriculture, 1934-1964 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Agricultural Science and Natural Resources
Since its beginning in 1925, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has provided programs of teaching, research and public service to prepare students for employment in the modern agricultural and renewable natural resources industry.

Agricultural Sciences, College of
On campus, the College operated 900 acres of agricultural land, 2,300 acres at the Texas Tech Experimental Ranch at Justiceburg for teaching and research, a 15,822 acre facility at Amarillo, and a 982 acre field laboratory in northeast Lubbock County. Also, in addition to the classrooms, laboratories and design studios housed in eight buildings on the Texas Tech campus, the College maintained a Livestock Arena, a Meat Laboratory and a Greenhouse/ Experimental Garden complex for teaching and research.

Agriculture Building
The Agriculture building was constructed from 1942-1943. At one time, there existed a complete creamery in a detached wing.

  • U 10.1 Agriculture Building Records, 1941-1942: This collection contains a scrapbook with photographs and news clippings pertaining to the construction of the Agriculture Building on the Texas Tech campus.  The scrapbook had been presented to A. H. Leidigh, Dean of the Division of Agriculture. Some of the images in this scrapbook can be found in 571.1 Arthur Henry Leidigh Papers, 1913-1948.

Agronomy Department
Agronomy is the study of soils, plant genetics, pest control, biotechnology, plant physiology, and crop management. Students are taught how to use and manage soils, including the application of chemical, biological, and physical sciences in regards to natural and crop production environments.

  • B. L. Allen oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • Cecil L. Ayers oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • Chester Jaynes oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • Arthur W. Young oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • S 489.1 Chester C. Jaynes Papers, 1943-1978: This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence relating to Jaynes' academic career, plus materials relating to Alpha Zeta, buffalo grass research, and correspondence with TTU College of Agriculture Dean, A. H. Leidigh.
  • U 13.1 Agronomy Department Scrapbook, 1936-1958: Donated by Dr. Chester Jaynes, the leather bound scrapbook concerns the establishment and the history of the Plant Industry Club at Texas Technological College from 1936-1958.  Also included is the organization's constitution and meeting minutes.
  • S 1227.1 Arthur and Vera Young Papers, 1936-1990: This 2 box collection contains information about Young's work as an agricultural consultant to Argentina for the Bunge y Born Corporation. Includes reports of visits to the Estancia region of Argentina, guidelines for growing cotton and insect control, a soil feasibility study, and a five-year proposal for agricultural enterprises in Estancia La Pelada. The collection bulks (1970) with the proposed five year plan.  It also includes Christmas cards, news clippings, bulletins, weather research, scholarship information, and written articles.
  • Agronomy, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

American Theatre Tours

  • U 17.1 American Theatre Tours Records, 1955-1962:  This 2 box (2.0 linear feet) collection includes itineraries, potential tour members, and information on college credit for the tour and financial dealings. Also contains correspondence with and pamphlets from hotels and theatres in the eastern and western United States and Canada.

Animal Husbandry
The Department of Animal Husbandry, now known as the Department of Animal Science and Food Technology, was one of three original departments within the College of Agriculture at Texas Technological College. The department educated its students in the selection, breeding, and marketing of farm and ranch animals, including most major breeds of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, and poultry. Live animals were also maintained by the department for classroom instruction. In addition, a number of the department's students participated in judged competitions over the years, frequently placing among the top ten in many categories and winning several awards.

Animal Science

  • Ralph Durham oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • S 765.1-3 Coleman A. O'Brien Papers, 1964-1977: This 4 wallet collection consists of printed material. Includes both reprints and photocopies of Dr. O'Brien's published research, along with copies of notices and faculty publication lists.

Anthropology and Sociology

  • Grant Hall oral history interview- faculty (2008)
  • U 337.1 William Mayer-Oakes Collection 1896-2000: This 12 box collection consists of the publications of Dr. Mayer-Oakes as well as the reprints of several of his colleagues in the fields of anthropology and archeology.
  • U 400.1 Robert G. Campbell Slide Collection, 1960s-1990s: This collection consists of an estimated 50,000 slides documenting Dr. Campbell's visits to historic archaeological sites around the world. Though the collection is still in the early stages of being processed several hundred slides from the collection have been digitized and are available for viewing here.
  • See also History, Anthropology and Sociology Department

Arbor Day
In 1938, the vast campus's lack of trees and shrubbery caused President Bradford Knapp proclaim that one day each spring would be dedicated to beautifying the campus. The first Arbor Day at Texas Tech University was March 2, 1938 where 20,000 trees and shrubs were planted around the campus by students, faculty, and university organizations. Classes were dismissed at noon on this particular day to enable people to participate in the plantings. A chuck wagon served as the refreshment stand, offering doughnuts and coffee. For about ten years, the Arbor Day celebrations continued until the University was able to fund a maintenance program and landscape architect.

Architecture

  • Nolan Barrick oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • James Watkins oral history interview- faculty (2009)
  • S 864.1 Willard Betherum Robinson Papers, 1981: This collection is comprised of the manuscript for the book, Gone From Texas: Our Lost Architectural Heritage, published in 1981. The book documents important works of Texas architecture which have been demolished. It creates a complete history of Texas architecture by examining past and present buildings.
  • S 864.3 W. Betherum Robinson Slide Collection: This 8 box collection consists of slides that cover a wide spectrum of architecture. Bulks with slides of Texas houses, Texas courthouses, church architecture, forts, universities, Renaissance architecture, and the work of prominent architects.

Archive of the Turkish Oral Narrative (ATON)
Barbara and Warren Walker have been influential in recording countless oral narratives from the people of Turkey as a way to preserve the Turkish heritage and culture. Warren was a professor in the English Department at Texas Tech and, along with his wife, established and managed the Archive of the Turkish Oral Narrative until his passing in 2002. For more information on Warren Walker, click here.

  • U 283.1 Archive of the Turkish Oral Narrative Records, 1990-1993: This 4 box collection consists of gallery proofs for the following books: "More Tales Alive in Turkey" by Warren S. Walker and Ahmet E. Uysal, 1992; and "The Art of the Turkish Tale Volumes 1 and 2" by Barbara K. Walker, 1990 and 1993. All the books were published by Texas Tech University Press. Also included in the collection is a box of Helen Siegl's illustrations [etchings] for the book, "The Art of the Turkish Tale," some of which were never published.
  • S 1132.1 Warren Walker Papers, 1960-1985: This 16 box collection contains folklore data collected through student field work. The subjects include animal, child and infant, children's games and rhymes, epitaphs, Mexican community folklore, folk speech and proverbs, ghost stories and legends, helpful hints, jokes and riddles, marriage, occupations, omens, remedies and ailments, weather and miscellaneous items. Walker collected these cards from his students over a 25-year period.

Art Department

  • Tina Fuentes oral history- faculty (2001)
  • Juan Granados oral history interview- faculty (1998)
  • Edna Houghton oral history interview- instructor (1973)
  • U 359.1 Robert I. and Troy Allen Lockard Family Collection, 1928-2008:  This 1 box collection consists of personal family papers, 137 photographs of Robert Lockard and Helen Gwendolyn "Troy" Allen Lockard.  Photographs of Florian Kleinschmidt, Ellis and Edna Heineman, Texas Tech Faculty members as well as Robert Lockard as Ludwig Von Freud doing his chalk talks, photographs of metalwork by Troy Lockard and watercolors by Robert Lockard are included.  Two original letters from Peter Hurd to Robert Lockard as well as photocopies of correspondence between Margo Jones and Troy Allen are also included.  In 1953, Robert Lockard produced a movie, "Brush Tips in Watercolor".  The original script, movie contract and other correspondence as well as a DVD copy of the movie are part of the collection.  Biographies written by Linda Lockard Roth, daughter, of her parents as well as herself and her brother, Lawrence Allen Lockard, are included.  Newspaper clippings, magazine articles and memorabilia include two medals earned by Robert Lockard. 
  • Phoebe Lloyd oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • Sara Waters oral history interview- faculty (1988)
  • U 259.1 Juan Granados Papers, 1996-2008:  This 1 box collection contains materials pertaining to career of the artist who specializes in ceramics and teaches at Texas Tech.
  • S 114.1 Peggy Bright Papers, 1976-1978:  The 2 box collection contains materials pertaining to the National Puppetry Festival in 1978.
  • Architecture and Applied Arts, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the colleges at Texas Tech, and provides a large variety of programs and courses in the arts, communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. The purpose of the Arts & Sciences faculty is to help students solve problems, think, and communicate, while imparting the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that constitute a liberal education.

  • Kathryn S. Durham oral history interview- dean (1975)
  • U 20.1 Arts and Sciences Records, 1962-1970: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 20.2 Arts and Sciences Records, undated: This is a 7 box collection.
  • U 20.3 Arts and Sciences Records, 1918-1945: This is a 9 box collection.
  • U 20.4 Arts and Sciences Records, 1959-1972 and undated: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 20.5 Arts and Sciences Records, 1962-1969: This is a 4 box collection.
  • U 20.6 Arts and Sciences Records, 1963-1971: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 20.7 Arts and Sciences Records, 1965-1980: This is a 4 box collection.
  • U 20.8 Arts and Sciences Records, 1968-1981: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 20.9 Arts and Sciences Records, 1969-1976 and undated: This is a 8 box collection.
  • U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records, 1925-1991 and undated: This is a 10 box collection consisting of annual and departmental reports, coordination board, faculty council, institutional self-studies, steering committees, tenure counseling and decisions, and travel.
  • Arts and Sciences, 1931-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Band [see also Music]
In 1925, Tech’s band was composed of only 21 members and wore matador uniforms. Now having about 350 members and wearing a variation of the original uniform, the Goin’ Band performs at various special events, home and away football games, and parades.

  • S 410.1 Leon Harris Papers, 1938-1985 and undated: This 3 box collection bulks with pre-game and half time marching band scripts which Harris used.
  • U 26.1 Band Records, 1926-1974 and undated: This 1 box and 1 oversized box collection contains printed materials, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, scrapbook materials, the Texas House Concurrent Resolution, and memorabilia. The photographs were transferred to the Heritage Club Collection.
  • Band, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Biblical Literature, Department of
Bible classes were taught in the Baptist Student Center in the early days of Texas Tech. Later, Bible Chairs were established. Bible classes were offered as electives and were taught by off-campus instructors at facilities provided by various local churches.   The donor of the materials, Dr. Ronald W. Jones, was the chairman of the department in the 1980s. The department is now defunct.

Biological Sciences
Offering advanced degrees in Biology, Microbiology, and Zoology, at both the masters and doctoral levels, the Department of Biological Sciences bases its admissions on the combination of letters of recommendation, grades, GRE scores, and evidence of potential as a research scientist.

  • Milton Frederic Landwer oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Michael K. Rylander oral history interview- faculty (2004)
  • Jesse Q. Sealey oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Russell W. Strandtmann oral history interview- faculty (1974)
  • Russell W. Strandtmann oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • S 1688.1 Robert J. Baker, 1967-2005: This 1 box and 1 wallet collection consists of various artworks and one photograph, as well as some of his published scholarly articles written in collaboration with other colleagues (1967-1979).
  • S 987.1 R. W. Strandtmann Papers, 1951:  The wallet contains the manuscript, "The Mesostigmatic Nasal Mites of Birds," written by Standtman in 1951, as well as a survey of Typhus in rats and rats ectop.
  • U 327.1 R. W. Strandtmann Collection, 1967-1994:  The one wallet consists of one VHS recording done by Russell Strandtmann on Antartica, 3 letters to Dr. Wanda Davis, a biography of Strandtmann written by himself, and other information on his publications.
  • S 997.1-997.2 Richard Arthur Studhalter Papers, 1933-1955: This collection contains material collected during a 1934 expedition to Mexico to study the Yaqui Indians including: correspondence, a diary, newspaper clippings, and research notes. Also included are articles dealing with botany.
  • U 291.1 Charles Richard Werth Records, 1980-2000: This 1 box collection consists of some of Dr. Charles R. Werth's publications and off-prints dated from 1980-2000.
  • U 28.1 Biological Sciences Department Faculty Publications, 1919-2006
  • Biology Club, 1964 (see U 14.1 James G. Allen Records)
  • Biology, 1959-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Bookstore

Buildings

Building Maintenance

  • U 33.1 Building Maintenance Records, undated: This is a 1 wallet box collection containing lists of keys issued on 1962-1966, as well as slides of Dallas, Texas.

Bulletins and Catalogs
Includes miscellaneous Texas Tech publications such as class schedules and graduate school catalogs from Texas Tech University.

  • U 191.1 Bulletins and Catalogs, undated: This is a 8 box collection containing miscellaneous Texas Tech bulletins and catalogs.
  • U 37.1 Bulletins and Catalogs Committee Records, undated: This is a 1 box collection.

Bush Presidential Library
Formed in 2005, the West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library is a joint effort of regional higher education institutions, cities, counties and business leaders supporting and promoting Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, as the site for the George Walker Bush Presidential Library. In October, TTU was chosen as one of the four finalist sites along with Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.

Business Administration, College of
Originally called the Division of Commerce in 1942, which offered courses in economics and business administration, it became known as the Division of Business Administration since the fall of 1947.

Campus Activities
Officially opened on March 13, 1953, the University Center, now called the Student Union Building, houses the offices of various campus organizations and student services. The Student Union Program Council was responsible for planning and organizing various social events, such as the Speakers and Artists Series, movies, dance performances and entertainers. By the 1990s, University Center Programs became the administering body and the social events were renamed as the Nightlife Series.

  • U 344.1 Campus Activities and Involvement Records, 1920-2001: This 3 box collection include brochures, program information, photographs, and news clippings. A great deal of the materials deal with the Nightlife Series, which is the cultural events offered to students, faculty and the public on an annual basis.
  • See also Center for Campus Life collections

Campus (Building) Plans

  • U 294.1 Campus (Building) Plans, 1996-1998 and undated: This 1 oversized box and 1 half box collection consists of bound copies of various campus building project plans.

The Catalyst
An underground and controversial newspaper written by Texas Tech students from 1969-1971.  Copies of The Catalyst are on microfilm and in digital PDF format and are available for viewing in the Reading Room at the Southwest Collection.  The Catalyst has also been digitized and is now available for viewing online here.

Censure
Placed on the AAUP censure list since 1958 for improper dismissal of three professors, Texas Technological College was removed from the censure list in 1967. Factors taken into account for reinstatement included Tech’s offer to reinstate one of the three dismissed faculty members, Dr. Byron R. Abernethy; Tech’s complete revision of institutional regulations relating to tenure and academic freedom; and further amendments were offered to the three dismissed professors as well. Dr. Grover Murray had requested this issue of censure be resolved before accepting the presidency of Texas Tech in 1966.

  • U 38.1 Censure Records, 1956-1966: This is a 1 wallet collection contains information related to the censure of the Texas Tech Board of Directors by the American Association of University Professors and the subsequent revision of the tenure policy.
  • AAUP Report on Texas Tech, 1958 - Report by the local Texas Tech chapter of AAUP on the censure of Texas Tech by AAUP over the dismissal of three professors.

Center for Campus Life
In the Spring of 2002, the Texas Tech University departments of Student Activities and Student Life merged to form the Center for Campus Life (CCL).  The CCL is responsible for arranging cultural and social events to enrich the lives of Texas Tech students, faculty and the general public.  Nationally and internationally known persons, celebrities, lecturers and artists are brought in to speak and perform.

  • U 274.1 Student Activities Records, 1926-2001: This 59 box collection consists of of budgets, reports, and program files on cultural events arranged for by the Student Activities department at Texas Tech University.
  • U 276.1 Center for Campus Life Records, 1930s-1950s and 1976-2001: This 1 box collection contains various materials related to the operations of the Center for Campus Life.  Included are budgets, program information, flyers, photographs, news clippings, and oversized  posters.  The majority of the materials deal with the Nightlife Series, which is the cultural events offered to students, faculty and the public on an annual basis.

Center for Energy Research
The Center was created in the mid-1970s to assist Texas Tech faculty in the development of energy projects and in expediting proposal preparation. Projects initiated have included increasing public awareness concerning alternative energy sources available, solar irrigation, gasohol, developing new alternative energy technology, and the Crosbyton Solar Power Project.

  • U 39.1 Center for Energy Research Records, 1975-1980: This 1 box collection includes are annual reports, solar energy, and the publication of Sources.

Center for History of Engineering and Technology
Created in 1970, the Center documents and conducts surveys on city, county, and regional architectural and engineering sites. The Center also helps in the assessment of historic and architectural value of structures. Staff members consist of Texas Tech faculty and research associates from various disciplinary fields. In addition to over 83 Texas counties, the Center has surveyed sites in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado.

  • U 40.1 Center for History of Engineering Records, 1987-1982 and undated: This 2 wallets collection contains materials used in contract research conducted by the Texas Tech Center for History of Engineering and Technology for the Preservation Office of the State of Arizona.
  • S 1632.1 Center for History of Engineering Records, 1987-1982 and undated: This 73 box collection consists of materials generated by research programs conducted by the Center.

Chemical Engineering

  • U 308.1 Chemical Engineering Records, 1985-1993:  This 1 box collection consists of old office files from Dr. John Bradford pertaining to doctoral program reviews from 1986-1989, the Academy of Chemical Engineers from 1992-1993, and Industrial Advisory Committee from 1986-1993.
  • S 104.1 John Bradford Papers, 1968-1981:  This 1 box collection includes personal correspondence, memoranda and printed items, as well as papers relating to energy, engineering, and committees on which Bradford served during his tenure as Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Engineering.

Chemistry Department

Civil Engineering
The use of water resources is of great concern to many departments at Texas Tech, civic government, and private industry. To meet their needs for research and water resources advancement, in 1965 the Board of Regents established the Water Resources Center. Members from civic government, Chemical and Civil Engineering and the College of Agricultural (to name just a few) serve an advisory function.

The Department of Civil Engineering has been increasingly interested in the effects of wind on engineered structures. In 1971 the Institute for Disaster Research was created in response to information gained from the 1970 Lubbock Tornado. In 1988 another Center was created to broaden the scope of research – The Wind Engineering Research Center.

  • Civil Engineering Photographs
  • James H. Murdough oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Miriam C. Parkhill oral history interview (1978)
  • S 734.1 James Harold Murdough Papers, 1948-1962: This 1 wallet collection includes literary productions and printed material. The collection bulks (1948-1962) with three texts written by Murdough: A Course in Mechanics, Kinematics and Kinetics (1948); Elements of Dynamics (1958); Elements of Dynamics (Rev. ed., 1962); and Handbook of 8" Howitzer, Model 1917 and 6" Gun, Model 1917.
  • U 205.1 Civil Engineering- Wind Records, 1966-1979 and 1985: This 1 box collection contains official correspondence relating to The History of Engineering Program, Chairman Dr. Ernst W. Keisling, and the Institute for Disaster Research. Included is also the Proceedings of the Fifth U.S. National Conference on Wind Engineering.
  • U 205.2 Civil Engineering- Water Records, 1910-1988: This 5 box collection pertains to water use and practice throughout Texas and the United States. The collection was originally the subject files of Robert V. Thurmond, Associated County Agricultural Agent out of Texas A&M in the 1950s. Dr. Marvin J. Dvoracek acquired the papers, adding his own materials to the collection. Dr. Marvin J. Dvoraceck is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus, 1962-1994 at Texas Tech.
  • U 205.3 Civil Engineering Records, 1946-1996 and undated: This 7 box collection deals with civil engineering related subjects, primarily related to clay soil testing and analysis, repair of bomb damaged airfield pavements, and various pavement mixtures that make airfield pavements withstand temperatures, takeoffs, wind and water resistant, and stable in a number of scenarios.
  • Wind Engineering Blueprints

Commencement Programs, Invitations and Speeches
Tech’s first commencement exercises were held in May, 1927, and included an operetta and a pageant.  A drawing was made to pick which of the fourteen graduating seniors would be the first to graduate from Tech, with the honor going to Mrs. Mary Dale Buckner.  The first Master’s degrees were given to three Tech students in 1928.

  • S 1285.1 George W. Bush Jr. Papers, 1997: This 1 wallet collection contains Bush's commencement speech delivered on May 10, 1997.
  • S 823.1 O. B. Ratliff Papers, 1922-1971 and undated: This 1 wallet collection contains news clippings, and a speech written and given by O.B. Ratliff to the Texas Tech graduating class of 1946
  • U 45.1 Commencement Programs , 1926-present
  • U 45.3 Commencement Programs and Invitations Collection, 1927-1957: This 1 box collection contains vintage Texas Tech programs and invitations, many of which are in leather bindings.
  • Commencement, 1953-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Comparative Literature Symposium
Begun around the mid-1960s, the Symposium was organized by the Interdepartmental Committee on Comparative Literature, in cooperation with other disciplinary departments, and presented an annual gathering which featured guest speakers on various themes. Free to the public and students, the two-day Symposium was also broadcast on a few occasions by KTXT-TV.

  • U 50.1 Comparative Literature Records, 1968-1977: This 1 box and 1 oversized box collection contains materials pertaining to the annual Comparative Literature Symposium conducted at Texas Tech.

Computer Science

Continuing Education

Contracting and Risk Management

Cotton Research
Dr. Albin and Dr. Ethridge were seeking to start a collection that will gather all cotton-related research materials done at Texas Tech University and by Texas Tech faculty.   Dr. Albin worked for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Dr. Ethridge worked for Agricultural and Applied Economics dept.

Crosbyton Solar Power Project
The Texas town of Crosbyton was the chosen site for the Solar Power Project conducted through Texas Tech’s Electrical Engineering department. The project was the result of efforts begun in 1974 to find an alternative energy source to slow rapidly rising local utility rates. A 65-foot, bowl-shaped solar dish lined with mirrors and tilted at an angle was constructed to reap maximum sunlight, thereby concentrating the sun’s heat and produce temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees F. The heat would be focused onto a receiver that heated water to create steam, and this stem would then be pumped through a turbine, which would in turn produce electricity. Dr. O’Hair was a professor of electrical engineering and was active in the Project.

Custodial Department

  • U 54.1 Custodial Department Records, 1957: This 1 wallet collection contains Departmental Policies handbook from 1957.  Also contains daily progress reports and transcripts of monthly staff meetings.
  • U 54.2 Custodial Department Records, 1958-1963: This is a 1 wallet collection.

Dairy Barn
The Dairy Barn was constructed in 1925, and was one of two agricultural buildings owned by Texas Technological College. The site of the barn was selected by W. L. Stangel and served as a model for the local area dairyment. Cows were housed in the barn, with their milk used for both the college dormatories and private citizens. The Student Dairy was dissolved in 1935 and the building has not been used since 1964. Although never renovated as once planned, the Dairy Barn was chosen by the Texas Historical Commission as an historical landmark in 1985. The National Park Service approved of the barn's registry into the National Register of Historic places on April 2, 1992.  

Directories

  • U 60.1 Directories, 1927-1975: This 1 box collection contains many bound directories, including directories on Texas Tech University, the School of Medicine faculty and students, and Health Sciences Center Directory.

Economics, Department of

  • Hugh A. Anderson oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Hugh A. Anderson oral history interview- faculty (1979)
  • Robert Lyle Rouse oral history interview- faculty (2009)
  • S 1279.1 Hugh Allen Anderson Sr. Papers, 1965: This 1 wallet collection contains news clippings, college course materials, and several printed materials. Hugh Allen Anderson, Sr. was a professor of Economics at Texas Technological College. He was born in Anson, Texas and served in the Air Force from 1942-1946. Click here for further details.
  • S 375.1 Edna Gott Papers, 1960-1986:  This 1 wallet collection bulks with employment records, correspondence, personal material and class evaluations of Dr. Gott. There is also material on Dr. Gott’s discrimination charge against Texas Tech University’s Economics Department, as well as papers and a tape on the memorial service held for Dr. Gott.
  • U 316.1 Lewis E. Hill Papers, 1940-2000:  This 1 box collection consists of three scrapbooks which cover his academic career. Of particular interest are his publications dealing the economic development of West Texas.
  • S 1180.1 Thomas F. Wiesen Papers, 1940-1971: This 2 box collection consists of correspondence, printed material, and general files. It bulks (1941-1961) with Faculty Advisory Committee materials and other materials pertaining to Texas Technological College.
  • U 59.1 Department of Economics Records, 1938-1974: This 1 box collection contains general records and syllabi for economics classes.
  • U 59.2 Department of Economics Records, 1968-1970 and 1982-1984: This 1 box collection consists of materials related to departmental steering and search committees.

Education
The Department of Education was established as one of the units in Liberal Arts when Texas Technological College opened in 1925. Under the leadership of Dr. Morris Wallace, the Department of Education became the School of Education in 1967, and assumed the name "College" when the University's name was changed in 1969.

  • Dr. George Mecham oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • James R. Gammill oral history interview- faculty (1972)
  • George Mecham oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Morris Wallace oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • U 62.1 Education College Records, 1927-1938 and undated: This 1 wallet collection includes the grade books of several former Education instructors at Texas Technological College. Also includes reports and printed material on Adult Education.
  • U 62.2 College of Education Records, 1967-1997: This 1 wallet collection consists of a report on "The Evolution of the Texas Tech University College of Education: 1976-1997".
  • U 290.1 College of Education Records, 1970-2002: This 20 box collection deals with various administrative files such as the annual banquet, the Caprock Area Writing Project, correspondence, faculty, and the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP). There are three framed images- Arthur Wilson Evans, John Stephen Carroll, and an unidentified man.
  • U 63.1 School of Education Records, 1951-1977: This 1 wallet collection contains research reports and handbook for teacher educators and student teachers from Texas Tech College for Education.
  • Education and Philosophy, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Educational College

  • U 64.1 Educational College Records, 1952-1957: This 1 wallet collection consists of three printed materials from 1952-1957.
  • U 64.2 Educational College Records, 1960-1970: This is a 1 wallet collection.

Educational College, Dean's Office

  • U 65.1 Educational College, Dean's Office Records, 1953-1975 and undated: This 14 box collection contains the office files of Gordon C. Lee, former Dean of the College of Education at Texas Tech from 1969-1972.

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering Photographs
  • U 66.1 Electrical Engineering Records, 1922-1955 and undated: This 1 box collection contains general files concerning the Electrical Engineering department at Texas Tech University.
  • See also the Crosbyton Solar Power Project
  • Marion Hagler oral history interview- faculty (2010)
  • Darrell Vines oral history interview- faculty (2010)

Electronic Computer Seminar

  • U 67.1 Electronic Computer Seminar Records, undated: This 1 wallet collection contains forms and miscellaneous material concerning the Electronic Computer Seminar at Texas Tech University.

Engineering, College of
In 1925, during Tech’s first semester of registration, the College of Engineering had 313 students enrolled in its two-member faculty department. Three additional professors were quickly added to meet the needs of the enrollees, and in 1927 the faculty ranks numbered ten. By the 1954-1955 academic year there were thirty-nine faculty members. The Textile Engineering building was home to all Engineering classes in 1925 and was one of the few buildings open on the first day of school. Additional buildings were added in 1928, 1950, and 1951. The first female Engineering graduate was Edna Nawanna Houghton in 1930, who returned two years later to teach in the Architecture department. Today, the College of Engineering is one of the largest colleges in the Texas Tech University System. It was renamed the "Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering" in 2008 in honor of one of its most distinguished alumnus.

  • C. C. Perryman oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Engineering College Blueprints
  • Engineering Photographs
  • Engineering at the Texas Technological College, 1936 (digital file)
  • The 13th Annual Engineer's Show (digital file) highlighted the work of seniors of the Division of Engineering in 1941
  • U 218.2 College of Engineering Records, 1928-1994:  This 3 box collection contains information and names of graduates from approximately 1928 through approximately 1975. It also contains questionnaires and reviews of the engineering curricula and faculty from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.
  • S 104.1 John Bradford Papers, 1968-1981:  This 1 box collection includes personal correspondence, memoranda and printed items, as well as papers relating to energy, engineering, and committees on which Bradford served during his tenure as Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Engineering.
  • S 999.1 Carl Lars Svenson Papers, 1900-1970: This 9 box collection contains correspondence, financial material, photographs, research files, and literary, printed, educational, and scrapbook materials. It bulks with materials pertaining to Svenson's engineering activities and interests.
  • U 68.1 Engineering College Records, 1925-1993: This is a 33 box collection.
  • U 68.2 Engineering School Records, 1951-1976 and undated: This is a 3 box collection.
  • U 68.3 Engineering College Memorabilia: This 1 box collection contains three items of memorabilia related to the College of Engineering.
  • U 68.4 Engineering College Records, 1940 and 1944: This 14 page collection consists of two series: and the first consists of six pages concerning the military at Texas Technological College in 1940. Included is the information on the Fifth Annual Military Ball at the Lubbock Hotel and various tidbits of interest. One page gives the history of the Torch and Castle organization that was grew out of social gatherings of the Reserve Officers Training Corp, Corps of Engineers, which was established at Tech in the fall of 1936; and the second consists of 8 pages of correspondence and a newsletter series called "Engineering News from Texas Tech" that was written by Dorothy Rylander from April-June, 1944. Of particular interest is the section in the April '44 newsletter which discusses the enrollment in engineering was the lowest since the opening of the college and that 45 of those enrolled in the program were women, as well as the letter from O. V. Adams regarding the difficulties the college was facing in retaining faculty and keeping track of alumni given the war.
  • U 68.5 College of Engineering Records, 1928-1980 and undated: This 13 box collection office records and photographs for the College, including materials on Air Force research and the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
  • Engineering School Photographs
  • U 217.3 Engineering Services, Records 1925-2007: This 11 box and 1 oversized folder collection consists of office files, news clippings, memorabilia, photographs and audio/visual recordings concerning the Texas Tech University College of Engineering, its faculty, students and alumni.
  • See U 351.1 Robert Morgan Lively Collection, 1918-1940 -- three "Texas Tech Industrial Engineering" images of a bus trip with that logo on the bus and a parade float.
  • Engineering, 1957-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

English Department

Entomology

Ethnic Studies
These materials pertain to efforts to establish the African-Asian Studies Program in the mid-1960s at Texas Tech. This program served as the forerunner for the Ethnic Studies Program.

  • U 69.1 Ethnic Studies Records, 1966-1969: This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence, application for research funds, minutes, undated notes, preliminary proposals, and printed materials.

Facilities Planning and Construction

Faculty

  • Faculty Photographs
  • U 72.1 Faculty Records, 1922-1980: This 1 wallet collection is comprised mostly of various newspaper clippings regarding Texas Technological College, later renamed Texas Tech University, and its faculty and students. A majority of the articles deal with the faculty dismissal of 3 faculty members and the termination of the Adult Education program.
  • U 72.2 Faculty Records, 1937-1980: This 1 box collection is comprised of miscellaneous files on Tech faculty, such as minutes from the Faculty Council and Faculty Senate, and Faculty Standing Committees.
  • U 72.5 Faculty Records, 1982-1986: This 1 wallet collection concerns the tenure controversy that took place between the faculty and then President Lauro Cavazos and the Texas Tech Board of Regents. Faculty departures increased during this time and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) wrote a report summarizing the polarizing situation at the university. Also included is a tenure chronology written by Dr. Gary Elbow that outlined the university's tenure situation from 1932-1986.
  • Faculty files -- see Institutional Research and Information Management

Faculty Meetings

  • Faculty-Staff Meeting oral history interview (1973)
  • U 75.1 Faculty Meeting Records, undated: This 1 wallet collection consists of the minutes of special and regular faculty meetings, the minutes of meetings of deans and department heads, and the faculty roster make up this collection's holdings.

Federal Credit Union

Feed Manufacturing Short Course

  • U 78.1 Feed Manufacturing Short Course Records, 1979: This 1 wallet collection contains the workbook for the Feed Manufacturing Short Course.

Fiftieth Anniversary Activities

  • Charter Day Ceremonies oral history interview (1973)
  • U 79.1 Fiftieth Anniversary Activities Records, 1965-1974 and undated: This 1 wallet collection includes committee files, notes, literary productions, and programs pertaining to Texas Tech's fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries.
  • U 79.2 Fiftieth Anniversary Activities Records, 1968-1975: This is a 1 box collection.

Fish and Wildlife Research Center
As a component of the national Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Texas Tech University educates, conducts research, and gathers information regarding wildlife biology, wetland ecology, the maintenance of biodiversity, ecology and management, and fish biology, management and culture.

  • U270.1 Fish and Wildlife Research Center, 1984-2002: This 10 box collection consists of materials relating to the Texas Parks and Wildlife for the 21st Century study. Included in the holdings are emails between the various researching parties, drafts and edits of reports, final copies of the reports, videotapes, and CD-ROM disks.

Food Services

Geology / Geosciences Department

  • Alton Wade oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • S 1615.1 Beverly Meyer Papers,  1996-1997:  This 1 wallet collection of items include correspondence with Jim Stasny regarding research request on the F. Alton Wade Collection (1996), transcript (1996) by Beverly Meyer of the F. Alton Wade oral history tapes (1973) housed at the Southwest Collection, and presentation papers by Meyer to the Geological Society of America concerning South Central America and Franklin Alton Wade.  The Paper was presented in El Paso, Texas, 1997. 
  • S 785.1 Joseph T. Patton Papers, 1927: This 1 wallet collection consists of a scrapbook which has captioned photographs of the first geology field trip undertaken by Texas Technological College.  Patton was the first professor of Geology at Texas Technological College and conducted a field trip to New Mexico from June 7 to July 14, 1927.
  • S 863.1 W. I. Robinson Papers, 1915-1955: This collection includes a scrapbook consisting of one letter, postcards, and photographs of Robinson's home, Texas Technological College, Blanco Canyon, and various trips. It bulks with literary productions (1915-1923) and printed material (1936-1955). Also includes copies of geology and paleontology articles by Robinson and others.
  • S 922.1 Raymond Sidwell Papers, 1939-1954: This 1 box collection contains various literary productions by Sidwell.  In the Geology department of Texas Technological College, he worked as an assistant professor from 1928-1932, a associate professor from 1932-1944, and a professor from 1945-1958.
  • U 307.1 Geosciences Photographs, 1972-1974 and undated: This 4 box collection contains negatives and prints of landforms from the NASA Earth Resources Technology Satellite Project.
  • U 321.1 Leroy T. Patton Textbook, undated: This 1 wallet collection consists of a bound course book entitled "Textbook of General Geology, Volume I by Leroy T. Patton, Ph.D."  Patton was a professor and the head of the Department of Geology and Petroleum Engineering at Texas Technological College in 1941. Harold Patterson, the donor of the book, was Patton's student in the 1940s.
  • Geosciences, 1975-1993 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Geology, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Geography

  • S 1013.1 Otis W. Templer Papers, 1973-1988: This 1 wallet collection contains literary production and printed material pertaining to Templer's professional career as a professor of geography at Texas Tech University. The primary subject matter includes Texas groundwater law and water conservation.

Golf

  • U 303.1 Golf Records, 2002-2003: This 1 box collection contains materials pertaining to the Rawls Golf Course, including the construction proposal, brochure and an invitation to its grand opening.
  • See artifact list -- Rawls Golf Course Opening Day Shadow Box, Sept. 12, 2003

Government Department

Governmental Relations
The Office for Governmental Relations is responsible for the development and implementation of governmental relations programs for the Texas Tech University System. Designated by the Chancellor as the representative of the Texas Tech University System in all matters relating to external communications with governmental entities, the office does a variety of administrative duties, including coordinating governmental activities of Texas Tech, advising the Administration and distributing information.

  • U 235.1 Governmental Relations Records, 1967-1989 and undated: This 6 box collection includes administrative correspondence, legislative files and materials related to the 60th through 70th Legislature. The collection also contains Board of Regents proposed rules and regulations and a report to the Committee of Governing Boards on the Status of Higher Education in Texas entitled Education Beyond the High School (1976).
  • U 235.2 Governmental Relations Records, 1965-1988:  This is a 1 box collection.

Graduate School

  • Thomas Langford oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • U 83.1 Graduate School Records, undated: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 83.2 Graduate School Records, 1967-1984 and undated: This 1 wallet collection contains the office files of J. Knox Jones, a former Dean of the Graduate School.
  • U 83.3 Graduate School Records, 1972-1984: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 83.4 Graduate School Records, 1976-1982: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • See U 102.3 Institutional Research Records, 1960s-1970s(?) for a multi-part bound report on graduate school programs in the U.S. and the history of the Texas Tech Graduate School, which also lists enrollment figures and degrees awarded from 1928-1960.

Grounds Maintenance

  • Grounds Maintenance Photographs
  • U 84.1 Grounds Maintenance Records, 1960-1964 and undated: This is 1 ledger and 1 wallet collection contains financial materials, account ledgers, and account notes.

Health, Physical Education and Recreation
The Department of Physical and Health Education’s purpose was to develop an extensive system of intramural athletics in order to furnish exercise and recreation in the nature of competitive sports, with competition being voluntary. However, all early Tech freshmen and sophomore students were required to take physical education classes as part of their curriculum.

Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences
The Department of Physical and Health Education’s purpose was to develop an extensive system of intramural athletics in order to furnish exercise and recreation in the nature of competitive sports, with competition being voluntary. However, all early Tech freshmen and sophomore students were required to take physical education classes as part of their curriculum.

  • Melanie Hart oral history interview (2011)
  • U 367.1 Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences Records, undated?: This collection consists of 1 box of wooden and metal hand weights used by Texas Tech students for their exercise courses.

Heritage Club
In 1965, the Mortar Board and the Southwest Collection joined together to preserve the pictorial history of the university.  “The Pictures for Posterity” project asked alumni, faculty and staff to contribute images that would document the start and evolution of Tech.  A frequent donor of photographs, president Clifford B. Jones wrote, “How fine it is that this effort is being put forth.  I have always been so intrigued by the possibility and need to preserve this area’s history.” 

  • Heritage Club Photographs: This collection deals with images of Texas Tech University.  The photographs detail life at the University since its inception in the early 1920s until the present.  It has various images of students, faculty and staff, special events, athletic events, and buildings, as well as aerial views of the campus.

History Department

  • Paul H. Carlson oral history interview- faculty (1974)
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview- faculty (1957, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1976 and 1982)
  • William Curry Holden, Frances Holden and Tom Holden oral history interview (undated) - covers the Peter Hurd Museum Mural, Carl Coke Rister and the establishment of the Southwest Collection, and the idea of ICASALS. 
  • Oscar A. Kinchen oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Harry Jebsen oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • Otto M. Nelson oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • William "Bill" M. Pearce oral history interview- faculty (1973, 1974, 1979, and 1991)
  • U 86.1 History Department Records, 1953-1958 and undated:  This 1 box collection includes general records of the history department including records of the Self-evaluation Committee.
  • U 87.1 History Department Records, 1955-1973:  This 3 box collection consists of general office files, including correspondence, applications, policy statements, reports, memorandums, student information, personnel information, inventories, purchase orders, recommendations, research materials, and self-studies of various university departments.
  • S 210.1 Seymour V. Connor Papers, 1847-1980:  This 4 box collection includes correspondence, general files, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and research material concerning Connor's work and research on Southwestern history.
  • U 357.1 Dr. John Cowper Granbery, "Students' Prolegomena to Philosophy", 1931:  This 1 wallet collection consists of one photocopy of "Students' Prolegomena to Philosphy".
  • S 381.10 Lawrence L. Graves Papers, 1957-1990 and undated:  This 2 box collection concerns Graves’ tenure at Texas Tech University as a history professor, as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and as interim President of the University. Included are materials from the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, lecture notes, and correspondence and other material concerning various academic organizations.
  • S 381.11 Lawrence L. Graves Papers, 1947-1993 and undated:  This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence, printed material, and scrapbook material relating to Dr. Lawrence Graves activities at Texas Tech University.
  • S ? Lawrence L. Graves Papers, 1947-1996 and undated:  This 7 wallet collection contains correspondence, printed material, and scrapbook material relating to Dr. Lawrence Graves activities at Texas Tech University.
  • S 455.1 William Curry Holden and Frances Mayhugh Papers, 1836-1989 and undated:  This 84 box collection includes correspondence, financial material, research material, and literary productions pertaining to Holden's career as a teacher, writer and administrator. Also includes personal correspondence and scrapbook material. Bulks (1915-1973) with research notes, rough drafts, and correspondence related to his scholarly publications. Of particular interest is a collection of diaries written by Dr. Holden's students during an archaeological field expedition to Mexico.
  • S ? William Martin Pearce Papers, 1932-1974:  This collection consists of literary productions, news clippings, correspondence, and articles from historical journals. Much of the material relates to Pearce's book on the Matador Land and Cattle Company, and to work done with Carl Coke Rister on Rister's book about the oil industry. It includes correspondence regarding academic and administrative affairs at Texas Tech University, as well as accounts of archaeological expeditions to sand hill sites in Bailey and Lamb counties of Texas (1932) and in Mexico (1940).
  • U 266.1 Dr. James V. Reese Records, 1959-1977 and undated: This is a 1 wallet collection contains materials related to Dr. Reese's teaching career while with the Texas Tech University History Department.  It consists of correspondence, research files, legal material, literary productions, newspaper clippings, Southwest Collection committee, and Reese's vita.
  • S 1123.1 David M. Vigness Papers, 1949-1975 and undated:  This 1 box collection includes records pertaining to Vigness' career as a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech University.
  • S 1133.1 Ernest Wallace papers, 1899-1986 and undated: This 34 box, 1 oversized item, 2 wallet, and 3 scrapbooks collection contains TTU History Department memos, general files, organizational files, and financial material. The microfilmed scrapbook materials consist of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and correspondence concerning the life and career of Ernest Wallace. The collection bulks (1936-1977) with literary productions which include manuscripts and galley proofs.
  • S 1214.1 Charles L. Wood Papers, 1901-1981 and undated: This 9 box collection consists of materials such as faculty reports, course lecture notes, department newsletters and course publicity.
  • S 1220.2 Donald Worcester Papers, 1919-2000 and undated:  This 30 box collection consists of correspondence, literary publications, and newsclippings.
  • U 365.1 Barton A. Myers Papers, 2011:  This 1 wallet collection consists of written student responses to the death of Osama bin Laden as well as a CD recording of the final class discussion.  The class was History of "Small Wars": The American Experience.
  • History Department, 1945-1964 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

History of Engineering and Technology

  • U 88.1 History of Engineering and Technology Records, 1914-1981 and undated: This 1 wallet collection contains general records and contracts pertaining to the Engineering programs at Texas Tech University.

History of Engineering Program

  • U 89.1 History of Engineering Programs Records, 1904-1976:  This 1 box and 1 oversized folder collection consists of materials pertaining to historical engineering projects undertaken by the History of Engineering Program at Texas Tech.  It includes correspondence, information on cotton harvesting, negatives, photographs, and a scrapbook on the Blankenship Family.

History of Texas Tech
On August 8, 1923, Lubbock received word that the city had been selected as the home of Texas Tech.  Classes were held in the fall of 1925 with 914 students enrolled in the Agriculture, Home Economics, Engineering, and Liberal Arts.  With an annual combined budget of more than $600 million, Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Medical Center have an economic impact on the state of more than $2 billion annually.

  • U 90.2 History of Texas Tech Records, 1923-1951 and undated: This 1 wallet collection contains news clippings, notes and correspondence pertaining to Texas Technological College.  It also contains a copy of The Cattleman, a magazine that featured Texas Tech.

History, Anthropology and Sociology Department

  • U 91.1 History, Anthropology and Sociology Department Records, 1955-1968: This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence from the Dean of Arts and Sciences, William M. Pearce. 
  • U 337.1 William Mayer-Oakes Collection 1896-2000: This 12 box collection consists of the publications of Dr. Mayer-Oakes as well as the reprints of several of his colleagues in the fields of anthropology and archeology.

Home Economics
When Texas Technological College opened in 1925, the School of
Home Economics boasted enrollment of 78 students, three staff persons, and was composed of the department of Clothing and Design and the department of Foods and Nutrition.  The school was one of the four original units of Texas Technological College, and grew to include over 19 faculty members by 1955.  The faculty even taught art courses until an art department was later established in 1927.  It's name was later changed to the College of Human Sciences.

Honors Program
The Texas Tech Honors Program emphasizes learning to think through the exchange of viewpoints in small classroom settings whereby students are encouraged to think for themselves and to prepare themselves for a lifetime of self-education. The program’s students are actively involved in committees, decision making concerning course content, recruiting, and evaluating of faculty, as well as publishing the Elysium, a literary and artistic journal, and HON, the Honors Program newsletter.

  • U 95.1 Honors Program Records, 1970-1973: This 1 wallet collection contains composite manuscripts written by Dr. Mary L. Brewer’s honor English classes.  "The First Snow" was written by her honors English 231 in 1973 and "Hayden’s Will Be done" was written by her honors English 232 in 1970.

Housing [Residence Halls]

Human Sciences
When Texas Technological College opened in 1925, the School of
Home Economics boasted enrollment of 78 students, three staff persons, and was composed of the department of Clothing and Design and the department of Foods and Nutrition.  The school was one of the four original units of Texas Technological College, and grew to include over 19 faculty members by 1955.  The faculty even taught art courses until an art department was later established in 1927.  Under the strong leadership of its former deans, the College of Human Sciences grew in both size and reputation

  • Elizabeth G. Haley oral history interview- faculty (undated)
  • U 261.1 College of Human Sciences Records, 1925-1998: This 36 boxes, 59 scrapbooks, 2 blueprints and 72 sound recordings collection includes annual departmental reports, alumni recollections, faculty biographies, degree programs and proposals, and historical information on Phi Upsilon Omicron. Many of the scrapbooks have been digitized and are available for viewing as PDFs here.
  • U 261.3 College of Human Sciences Records, undated: This one box collection contains mounted donor, alumni and scholarship biographies, photographs and listings.
  • U 371.1 Margarette Harden Mercer Collection, 1940-2000: This collection consists of the research, publications, and field notes of Dr. Margarette Harden Mercer. There are also 721 slides in this collection and 10 scrapbooks.
  • Human Sciences Photographs

Inaugurations
The Inauguration records pertaining to the ceremonies and planning involved with the induction of the presidents of Texas Tech University.

  • Inaugurations Photographs
  • U 98.1 Inaugurations Records, 1944-1989 and undated: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 98.2 Inaugurations Records, 2001: This is a 1 wallet collection.

Information Services
The Office of Information Services was responsible for handling the public relations aspects of Texas Tech University.  This department has been called several names over the years, including Photographic Services, Public Information, University News and Publications, and News and Publications.  It is currently going under the name of Communications and Marketing.

  • U 100.11 Information Services Records, 1936-1978: This 33 box collection is comprised of three series.  The subject files cover most campus and academic departments, their faculties and staff, as well as major events and activities. They include a variety of materials such as press releases, news clippings, pamphlets, brochures, speeches, and programs.  The second series is news releases and news logs.  Arranged chronologically, the news releases were, for the most part ones, written and issued by the university.  Many of these are duplicated in the subject files.  The last series is photographs, which is still being processed and is therefore currently unavailable to researchers.
  • U 100.11 Information Services Photographs, 1960s-1970s: This 7 box collection contains 43,747 negatives, most of which were taken for use in the La Ventana [TTU's yearbook]. Some of the images in this collection have been digitized and are available for viewing here.

Institute for Disaster Research

Institute for Studies in Pragmatism
The Charles Sanders Peirce Sesquicentennial International Congress was a conference celebrating the great American philosopher, C. S. Pierce. The conference was hosted jointly by Harvard and Texas Tech University. Kenneth Ketner is Peirce Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University and runs the Institute for Studies in Pragmatism held at Harvard University.

  • U 101.1 Institute for Studies in Pragmatism Records, 1989: This 1 wallet collection includes programs, information packets, and schedules for the Charles Sanders Pierce Sesquicentennial International Congress conducted jointly by 6 Texas Tech University and Harvard University. Also includes a souvenir satchel.

Institutional Research and Information Management (IRIM)
The department of Institutional Research and Information Management provides precise statistical and management information to all units of the university, regulators, and others; designs, develops, and implements strategies and techniques to research, assess, and improve effectiveness.  For statistical purposes and for public relations use, the department collected files on Texas Tech faculty, staff and athletic coaches that were separate from what was collected by the Personnel Office.

  • U 278.1 Institutional Research and Information Management Records, 1920-1994: This  118 box collection consists of faculty and staff files collected from the start of the university until about 1994. Since the collection was processed, several of the files have been updated past 1994 with materials such as new photographs, obituaries and news clippings. Selected photographs from this collection are being digitized and are available for viewing here.

International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS)
In 1966, The International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) was created to promote Tech’s interdisciplinary study of arid and semiarid environments and the human relationships to those environments, from an international perspective. Arid and semiarid environments encompass about one-third of the earth's land surface. ICASALS’s goal is "to stimulate, coordinate, and implement teaching, research, and public service activities and international development programs concerning all aspects of the world's arid and semiarid areas, their peoples, and their problems". The center is involved in and organizes various symposia, research projects, conferences, publications, and consultations.

International Cultural Center (ICC)
Also originally referred to as the Multicultural Services Center and the Lubbock International Cultural Center.  It began as the Lubbock International Cultural Center (LICC) and was incorporated on September 26,  1986. On September 15, 1988, it received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.  In the November of 1991 meeting, the Texas Tech Board of Regents agreed to offer a campus location at 4th Street and Indiana Avenue.

  • See U 207.1 Provost's Office -- Box 53 Folder 9 [committee planning reports and memos, space configurations and cost summaries] and Box 58 Folder 9 [correspondence, mission overview, Internal Revenue Service paperwork, and Articles of Incorporation].

Jones Stadium

  • U 244.1 Jones Stadium Scrapbook, 1946-2000:  Denver Ward, foreman of the Tidmore Construction Company, compiled this scrapbook documenting the construction and renovation of Jones Stadium from 1946-2000.

Junction Campus (also referred to originally as the University Center at Junction)

  • For historical recap on the establishment and funding of the Junction campus, see the Institutional Self-Study: Report of the Committee on Special Activities, Volume 1, 1971-1973, pages 170-179.
  • Line item early Junction Campus can be found in TTC Appropriations Request, September 1, 1968 to August 31, 1969. Early land and facilities information can be found the Request for Legislative Appropriations 1980-1981 [submitted October 16, 1978] on pages 324-325.

KOHM-FM
The campus radio station at Texas Tech University, KOHM is located at 89.1 on the FM dial.

KTXT-TV and KTXT-FM
On October 16, 1962, KTXT-TV broadcasted its first programs as Texas Tech’s non-commercial television station. 
KTXT-FM is a non-commercial, educational radio station operated by Texas Tech University students through the Department of Student Media and is governed by OP 30.01. 

La Ventana
The La Ventana is the official yearbook for Texas Tech University.

Landscape Architecture

  • Landscape Architecture Blueprints
  • Landscape Architecture Photographs
  • U 282.1 Landscape Architecture Records, 1969-1996 and undated: This 7 box and 2 oversized box collection contains correspondence, analyses, reports, studies, raw data, planning papers, proposals, watershed impact studies on Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.
  • U 322.2 Charles R. Eatherly Collection, 1959-1975: This 1 box collection contains reports, news clipping, and printed materials on park services in Texas and Arizona and Texas Technological College's E. J. Urbanovsky's student projects.
  • S 1118.1 Elo J. Urbanowsky Papers, 1941-1978 and undated:  This 1 wallet collection includes photos, news clippings, and notes from various speeches given by Urbanovsky. Of particular interest is the evidential information provided primarily through photographs about Texas Technological University during the years Urbanovsky taught there.

Law School

Legislative Appropriations Requests

  • U 288.1 Legislative Appropriations Requests Records, 1968-2007:  This 1 box collection contains the final bound legislative appropriation requests.

Library
The Texas Tech University Library serves as a resource for information that provides support to the University's teaching, research, and service mission and its quest for excellence in all endeavors. Serving both on campus and in the larger community, the Library provides information resources by participating in reciprocal borrowing agreements among libraries in the state and nation. One of two regional depositories for U.S. government documents in Texas, the Library also serves as a depository for U. S. patents and trademarks, and for Texas State Documents.

  • Library Blueprints
  • Library Photographs
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview- faculty (tape 3, 12/15/67 & 12/18/67)
  • Ray C. Janeway oral history interview- dean (1975)
  • Ray C. Janeway oral history interview- dean (1980)
  • Virginia West oral history interview (1964) - reflections on her sister, Elizabeth Howard West, Texas Tech's first librarian
  • S ? Ray C. Janeway Papers, 1962-1982 and undated: This 1 wallet and 1 scrapbook collection is comprised of a scrapbook and printed material. The printed materials are a film script and responses to the suggestion box at the Texas Tech University Library.
  • U 112.1 Library Records, 1925-1985 and undated:  This 19 box collection contains annual reports, budget information, activities and committee reports, 6 sound recordings, blueprints, and 9 photographs.
  • U 112.3 Art in the Library Committee Records, 1994-2004:  This 1 box collection contains annual reports, photographs, and activities reports and emails.
  • U 112.17 Library Records, 1966-1992 and undated: This 3 box collection contains miscellaneous files, including the Library's newsletters; a file pertaining to the Library's attempt to acquire the records and research material of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art; publications by Texas Tech Foundation and Research Services; copies of the 1981 House and Senate Bills of the 67th Legislature; achievement reports from the Library; and Board of Regent meeting minutes from 1983-1986.
  • U 112.20 Library Exhibit Items, 2000: This 2 oversized box collection contains exhibit panels concerning the Library's renovation.
  • U 112.21 Library Records, 1972-2001: This 11 box collection consists of miscellaneous office files belonging to the Dean of the Library. Including is the Academic Council, access services, acquisitions, the Administrative Council, correspondence, personnel files, and the Texas Library Association activities.  Eleven blueprints, donated by the Wind Engineering department, of the Library have been placed into oversized.
  • U 112.22 Library Records, 1975-2000: This 3 box collection contains various administrative reports, meeting minutes, media placements concerning library activities and personnel, committee materials, and search committee information.  The photographs, and audio and video recordings also pertain to library activities and personnel.
  • U 112.23 Library Development Records, 1977-2008: This 2 box collection contains grant applications and office files covering grant application and awards from the Texas Tech Library, the Southwest Collection, the Vietnam Archive and the Archive of the Turkish Oral Narrative.
  • U 47.1 Elizabeth Howard West Records, 1835-1939 and undated: This 1 box collection consists with correspondence and research notes compiled during her chairmanship of the Southwestern Library Association's Regional Literature Program SWLA) in Texas (1934-1936), her career as librarian at the Texas State Library and Texas Technological College, and materials related to West's master's thesis, "Cartography of the French and Spanish Expansion."
  • Laying of the Library Cornerstone and the new library, 1932-1938 (see U 147.13 President's Office Records)
  • Library, 1938-1944 (See U 147.17 President's Office Records)

Lubbock Lake Landmark

Mass Communications
The Southwest Journalism Historical Center was created by the Texas Tech Mass Communications Department to celebrate U. S. newspapers that reached one hundred years or more in the printing business. The Center is now defunct.

Mathematics Department

McClellan Memorial Infirmary

  • Embree R. Rose Papers, 1950-1965: This 1 wallet collection contains news clippings and correspondence dealing with the dedication of the Len and Harriett McClellan Memorial Infirmary. It bulks with news clippings (1950-1965) about the infirmary and student health service at Texas Technological College.
  • Dr. M. D. Watkins oral history interview- Tech physician from 1938-1940 (1968)

Mechanical Engineering

  • Rick Douglas Husband Collection, 1999-2004: This small collection consists of four items - a 2 page biography of Colonel Douglas printed off the internet; a certificate of authenticity signed by 7 NASA personnel; a miniature model of the "Discovery" shuttle, which probably goes with the certificate of authenticity; and an oversized mounted photo display with a miniature flag and NASA seal..

Medical School
The Texas Tech School of Medicine was created on May 29, 1969 by the 61st Texas Legislature and admitted its first class of students in 1972. The process of developing a medical education facility for West Texas, however, began in 1949. In 1954, following a study of the medical community and services provided in the Lubbock area, surveyors determined need for improvement. Professionals were recruited in 1957 to form a Health Survey Committee. The findings of the committee provided the basis for future planning for the School of Medicine. A multi-campus institution with its administrative center in Lubbock and regional campuses at Amarillo, El Paso, and Odessa, it was expanded in 1979 to become the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Following expansions included the establishment of the Schools of Nursing, Allied Health and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Pharmacy School. Also, Allied Health programs were also expanded to Amarillo and Odessa.

Memorabilia

  • U 119.1 Memorabilia, 1968-1973: This 1 box collection contains a golden shovel used in the ground breaking for the museum, a pen used by Marshall Formby, and a pen used by Lyndon B. Johnson.  It also contains other memorabilia connected to Texas Tech.

Military Affairs

  • U 120.1 Military Affairs Records, 1945-1947 and undated: This 1 wallet collection pertains to the organization of a unit of the Texas National Guard at Texas Technological College.  Some of the material concerns the interpretation of the Veterans Assistance program of the Selective Service.

Modern and Classical Foreign Languages

Museum
The Museum was founded as the West Texas Museum in 1929, shortly after Texas Technological College was chartered in 1925. Dr. William Curry Holden served as its first director until 1969 when he retired. He oversaw the construction of the first building, which began as a basement only, through the completion of that facility, to the construction and occupation of the current buildings in 1970. Dr. Holden also identified the first Folsom projectile points from the Lubbock Lake area which became the Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park, an internationally recognized center for studies of early man in the New World.

When the Museum moved into its present quarters at 4th and Indiana Avenue, the former building was converted into classroom and office spaces as Holden Hall. The reorganized institution was renamed the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Natural Science Research Laboratory was added. Significant additions to the Museum have occurred over the past 30 years including the establishment of the Ranching Heritage Center (dedicated in 1976 and established as a separate university entity in 1998), the construction of permanent interpretation and research facilities at the Lubbock Lake Landmark (1990), and the building of the Diamond M Wing to house the tremendous Diamond M Fine Art Collection (1995).

The Museum Photograph Collection
An artificial collection of photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia that were collected from various donors.  The collection was called The Museum Collection because it once resided at the Texas Tech Museum and the name remains, despite the relocation of the collection to the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.  A searchable inventory is available here.

Music, College of
Texas Tech has offered musical courses since 1925, but not until 1952 was a Bachelor of Music made a degree option. By the academic year 1954-1955, there were nine full-time staff members and 3 part-time.  The band's increasing membership caused numerous moves for the department around campus until a music building was finally constructed in 1951.

Timelines for the directors for the Goin' Band from Raiderland is: W. H. Waghorne, 1925-1926; Harry Lemaire, 1926-1934; Dewey O. Wiley, 1934-1959; Dean Killion, 1959-1980; Keith Bearden, 1981-2003; and Christopher Anderson, 2003-present.

Name Change
From 1959-69, debates were held and feuds erupted over what name should replace Texas Technological College.  It was agreed that the word "university" was necessary to reflect the growth in size and prestige of the "college." Strongest support was for retaining the Double-T, despite what name was selected for the university. By 1963, the board of directors officially approved "Texas Tech University," preserving aspects of the original name and retaining the trademark Double-T. The State Legislature, on Sept. 1, 1969, formally approved the board's suggestion.

Nursing, School of
The School of Nursing has expanded quickly over its brief history. The first Nursing classes at Texas Tech were part of the Continuing Nursing Education Program, which began in 1979. Then in the Fall of 1981, the first students with no prior nursing education were admitted into Tech's baccalaureate nursing degree program at the Lubbock Health Sciences Campus. This program is the only BA nursing program in Texas where students receive immediate nursing instruction in clinical areas. In the Fall of 1985 the program expanded to a second campus in the Permian Basin. The rapid growth then continued to expand in the level of nursing education that could be achieved at Texas Tech. In 1988 a graduate program was began. Then in 1992 in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio a doctoral program also began. At this time the School of Nursing boasts forty plus nursing faculty, who are all involved in clinical practice as well as teaching duties, programmatic level research activities, and over 500 hundred students at all levels of education.

Office Space

  • U 129.1 Office Space Records, 1925-1956: This 1 box collection contains Office Space and Schedule Committee minutes, proposals, and general business.

Official Publications

Operations Division

Pageants

  • U 130.1 Pageants Records, 1926-1928 and undated: This 1 wallet collection is comprised of printed programs of pageants performed by Texas Tech students.

Pantex

  • S ? Pantex Records, 1998:  This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 132.1 Pantex Records, 1942: This 1 box collection contains Pantex Ordinance Plant records, dated 1942.
  • Pantex Plant, 1945-1952 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Park Administration

  • Parks Administration and Horticulture Department Photographs
  • U 134.1 Park Administration Records, 1926-1976: This is a 6 box and 1 oversize box collection.
  • U 134.2 Park Administration Records, 1931-1970: This is a 3 box collection.
  • U 134.3 Park Administration Records, 1952-1973: This is a 1 oversize box collection.
  • U 134.4 Park Administration Records, 1954-1978: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 134.5 Park Administration Records, 1955-1978 and 1980: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 134.6 Park Administration Records, 1956-1976: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 134.7 Park Administration Records, 1963-1976, 1981 and undated: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 134.8 Park Administration Records, 1971-1981 and undated: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 134.9 Park Administration Records, 1972-1973: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 137.1 Parks Administration Records, undated: This is a 12 box collection.

Park Administration and Landscape

Personnel

  • U 373.1 Personnel Pay Plans Collection, 1979-1999: This is a 1 box collection of the annual pay range documents.

Petroleum Engineering

Philosophy Department

  • U 142.1 Philosophy Department Records, 1963-1972 and undated: This is a 1 wallet collection.

Physical Plant
At Texas Tech, the department of Physical Plant is responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair of campus buildings and facilities.

  • U 294.1 Facilities Planning and Construction Records, 1994-2004: This 21 box and 3 oversized folder collection consists of memos, correspondence, blueprints and contractor information on the renovation of the Texas Tech University Library.
  • U 294.2 Physical Plant Records, 1994-2004: This 94 box collection is divided into three sections- series one of the collection consists of two boxes of files on the 1997-1998 renovation of the Administration Building's west wing; series two includes bound project specification manuals for Texas Tech buildings; and series three consists of project files including correspondence, photographs, and blueprints, relating to Physical Plant projects around campus.
  • U 294.3 Physical Plant Records, 1947-2010:  This 55 box collection consists of project and renovation files that were digitized before being delivered to the University Archives. This collection is a temporary holding.

Physics Department

  • Dr. Clarence Carl Schmidt oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • S ? Preston F. Gott Papers, 1947-1991 and undated: This 4 wallet collection pertains to Gott’s research and teaching career at Texas Tech University, as well as information on the Texas Tech Astronomy Club and the construction of an observatory.
  • S ? Preston F. Gott Papers, 1987-1988: This 1 wallet collection contains biographical sketches of both Preston and Edna Gott, and materials concerning endowed scholarships established by Preston Gott.
  • Physics, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)

Planning Department

  • U 143.1 Planning Department Records, 1948-1981: This is a 43 box collection.
  • U 144.1 Planning Office Records, 1937-1983 and undated: This is a 10 box collection.
  • U 144.2 Planning Office Records, 1965-1981 and undated: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 144.3 Planning Office Records, 1952-1985 and undated:  This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 144.19 Planning Office Records, 1923-1985 and undated:  This 47 box collection contains departmental business and administrative records, Board of Regents minutes, Coordinating Board files, departmental self-studies, program and degree proposals, as well as information regarding the physical campus and development of the medical school.

Plant and Soil Sciences
The Department of Plant and Soil Science teaches students to investigate basic biological and physical to focus on problems in plant genetics, plant development, pest control, and plant use for food, fiber or aesthetics. The three fields of study that are taught include Agronomy, Horticulture and Integrated Pest Management.

Political Science Department
The Political Science department at Texas Tech University offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including one in public administration.  The department also houses the Center for Public Service, which offers hands-on research opportunities for political science graduate students.

  • Alberto R. Gonzales oral history interview- faculty (2009)
  • Roland Smith oral history interview- faculty (1975)
  • S ? William E. Oden Papers, 1961-1965:  This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence and literary productions. Of particular interest is the correspondence dealing with Oden's article "A Study of Tenure and Turnover in the Texas Legislature."
  • U 223.1 Political Science Department Records, 1974-1975: This 1 wallet collection contains the Texas Tech University Police Annual Report for 1974-1975.
  • U 223.2 Political Science Department Records, 1928-1986 and undated: This 3 box collection consists of miscellaneous books, framed certificates, memorabilia, plaques, and framed photographs. Four photographs have been removed from their old frames and placed into acid-free sleeves. These images are group portraits concerning athletic activities.

Presidential Lecture and Performance Series

  • U 342.1 Presidential Lecture and Performance Series Records, 2006-2008: This 1 box collection is comprised of web page printouts, meeting agendas and minutes, invitations, brochures, and fliers connected with events sponsored by this group.  The collection, donated by Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, also includes CDs of various performances - Paul Taylor Residency (2008); Paul Taylor Residency - Master Class (2008); COE Lecture Festival (2007); Santa Fe Opera (2007); Chris Gardner; Duke Ellington Orchestra; Emerson String Quartet; Marc-Andrè Hamelin Concert; and the President's Book Award (2006-2008).

Psychology

Public Information, Department of
The Department of Public Information, now called University News and Publications, handled publicity and presses releases for Texas Tech University.  It also gathered news clippings and media information published on Texas Tech by outside entities.

  • U 148.3 Public Information Records, 1858-1991: This 51 box collection primarily deals with press releases, news clippings, photographs and information on Texas Tech faculty, staff and activities.  41 of the boxes are manuscripts. The online inventory is divided into two parts, due to its length.  [The remaining 10 boxes are composed of negatives and prints that date from 1925-1968. Currently, there is only an inhouse inventory available for the photographs due to the size of the collection.  *Update - the images in this collection are slowly being digitized. To view the images, go here.
  • U 148.4 Public Information Records, 1958-1970: This is a 5 box collection.

Quality Service and Professional Development
The department of Quality Service and Professional Development creates, schedules, arranges and teaches various types of training and education courses geared toward employee development and skills. Some of the courses are mandatory for continued employment while others offer staff opportunities to expand their skills. The department also administers an employee recognition award program.

Ranch Headquarters Association

  • S ? Ranching Heritage Association Records, 1983-1990: The 1 wallet collection includes guidebooks, note cards, letters, and papers of the Ranching Heritage Association of Lubbock, Texas that were collected by Mrs. H. Allen Anderson who was a member. 
  • U 150.1 Ranch Headquarters Association Records, 1971-1973: This 1 wallet collection contains the meeting minutes of the Ranch Headquarters (later called the Ranching Heritage) Association from 1971 to 1973.

Ranching Heritage Center
Dedicated on July 4, 1976, the Ranching Heritage Center is comprises of a 12 acre outdoor exhibit of 31 historic structures, dating from the 1830's to about 1917, with the structures have been moved to the current site from locations throughout the state and authentically restored in order to depict the history of farming and ranching in the West Texas area. These buildings show the evolution of ranching, and many of the structures originate from famous ranches that played decisive roles in the development of modern ranching such as the 6666, the Matador, the XIT, and the King ranches.

Red Raider Camp
The Red Raider Camp was established to help transition students who have just graduated high school and are planning to attend Texas Tech University.

  • U 262.1 Red Raider Camp Records, 2001: This 1 box collection includes pamphlets, various t-shirts and memorabilia for the Red Raider Camp 2001, which was held on the Texas Tech Junction campus in Junction, Texas.

Registrar

  • Warren P. I. Clement oral history interview (1973)
  • Evelyn Clewell oral history interview (1973)
  • U 152.1 Registrar Records, 1961-1969: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 152.2 Registrar Records, 1925-1954: This is a 2 wallet collection.
  • U 152.3 Registrar Records, 1927-1959: This is a 2 wallet collection.
  • U 152.4 Registrar Records, 1953-1959: This is a 2 wallet collection.
  • U 152.5 Registrar Records, 1925-1954: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 152.5 Registrar Records, 1959: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 152.6 Registrar Records, 1949, 1951-1952 and undated: This 1 wallet contains the Annual Report of the Registrar for 1951-1952.

Rehabilitation Training Program

  • U 153.1 Rehabilitation Training Program Records, 1964-1971: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 153.2 Rehabilitation Training Program Records, 1974-1975 and undated: This is a 1 box collection.

Research and Graduate Studies

  • U 154.1 Research and Graduate Studies Records, 1972-1983: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 154.2 Research and Graduate Studies Records, 1962-1976: This is a 7 box collection.
  • U 154.3 Research and Graduate Studies Records, 1963-1978: This is a 6 box collection.

Research Bureau

  • U 155.1 Research Bureau Records, 1958: This is a 1 wallet collection.

Research Services
The Office of Research Services provides centralized administrative and management services for sponsored projects. Such projects include grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements, both from the public and private sectors, which support research, instructional, and service projects.

  • U 157.1 Research Services Records, 1960-1972: This is a 12 box collection.
  • U 157.2 Research Services Records, 1961-1973: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 157.3 Research Services Records, 1962-1975 and undated: This is a 6 box collection.
  • U 157.4 Research Services Records, 1963-1977: This is a 6 box collection.
  • U 157.5 Research Services Records, 1965-1980: This is a 7 box collection.
  • U 157.6 Research Services Records, 1967-1979: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 157.7 Research Services Records, 1964-1988 and undated: This 25 box collection consists of research-based projects and grants by graduate students and faculty at Texas Tech University.

Residents Standards Board Handbook
The Handbook described guidelines for student behavior in the dormitories, the Residents Standards Board operation and procedures, forms, and dining & housing costs.

  • U 198.1 Residence Standards Board Handbook Records, 1970-1979: This 1 wallet collection consists of Handbooks of the Residents Standards Board from 1970-1979.

75th Anniversary
The 75th anniversary of Texas Tech University was celebrated with a number of events, including a Gala party at the Lubbock Municipal Auditiorium.

  • U 161.1 75th Anniversary Records, 1997-1998: This 1 wallet collection contains G. W. Bailey's script for the 75th gala (rough draft version, not the final copy), a Texas Tech University Research and Graduate Research Brochure, and a Gala booklet and invitation.

Scrapbooks

  • U 44.1 College Scrapbooks: This 15 box collection consists of newspaper clippings glued into scrapbooks, as well as a few memorabilia items.
  • U 163.1 Scrapbooks: This 5 box collection contains news clippings on Texas Technological College, Texas Tech personnel and events. There are also clippings on other colleges, particularly ones in Texas, and various topics such as segregation and integration.
  • U 163.2 Scrapbooks: This is a 1 scrapbook collection.

Seismological Observatory

Self -Evaluation Committee -- see Institutional Self-Study

Sociology

  • R. C. Goodwin oral history interview- establishment of Sociology Dept. (1974)
  • Ivan Little oral history interview- instructor (1974)
  • Mabel Smith oral history interview- faculty (1974)
  • U 227.1 Sociology Reports, 1974: This one wallet collection contains two reports- a "Review of the Academic Program of the TTU Dept. of Sociology, 1974", and a "Self Study: Undergraduate Social Welfare Program, 1974".
  • U 227.2 Sociology Technical Report, 2001: This one wallet collection contains Dr. Paul Johnson's publication, "Continuum of Care and Beyond: A Technical Report," which was commissioned to "gain a current estimate of the homeless population and its available aid resources within the City of Lubbock."

Southwest Collection
After the opening of Texas Technological College, the library started gathering manuscript material.  As the potential of the collection became obvious, it was separated into an entity of its own.  The archives, named the Southwest Collection, had its first official location in the basement of what was then the West Texas Museum (now called Holden Hall).  Over the years, the collection grew in size and reputation.  In 1963, the collection was moved from its home of 8 years and placed in the basement of the library (now the Math building).  Once again the archives outgrew its location.  In 1997, the Southwest Collection moved into its new building, located just north of the main Library.  The archives' was renamed the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Space Committee
The Space Committee determines the funding and priorities for construction, renovation, and maintenance of the buildings on the Texas Tech University campus.

Speakers and Artists Series
Officially opened on March 13, 1953, the Student Union building, now called the University Center, houses the offices of various campus organizations and student services. The Student Union Program Council was responsible for planning and organizing various social events, such as the Speakers and Artists Series, movies, dance performances and entertainers. By the 1990s, University Center Programs became the administering body and the social events were renamed as the Nightlife Series.

  • U 248.1 Speakers and Artists Series Records, 1967-2001: This 1 box collection consists of various programs and flyers that advertise the special activities and events that were offered as part of the Speaker and Artist Series. It was also called the Artist and Speaker Series, and is now referred to as the Nightlife Series.

Speech and Theater

Speech Department

  • U 167.1 Speech Department Records, 1954-1969: This 1 box collection contains correspondence, budgets, class schedules, lists of majors, memorandums, long range goals, and other matters of departmental concern.
  • Speech Department Five and Ten Year Plans, September 1968: This report includes information concerning enrollment, summary of degrees offered, and faculty status and publications.

Student Publications -- see Campus Activities

Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for supporting and enriching the educational learning of Texas Tech students and the university's staff and faculty.

  • U 277.1 Student Affairs Records, 1956-2000: This 2 box collection contains miscellaneous campus publications, brochures, newletters, and newspapers.
  • U 277.2 Student Affairs Records, 1926-1978 and undated: This 2 box collection consists of files on the Code of Student Affairs, correspondence, discipline, Southwest Association of Student Personnel Administrators, dormitories, Texas Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and Traffic and Parking Regulations.
  • U 277.3 Vice-President for Student Affairs Records, 1968-1991: This 2 box collection consists of files on admissions policies for international students, international programs budgets, general information, Immigration and Naturalization Service, international programs, Lubbock International Cultural Center, Rotary Scholarships, and the Study Abroad Program.

Student Publications

  • Student Publications Photographs
  • U 175.1 Student Publications Records, 1937-1963: This 3 box collection contains negatives and transparencies produced by Texas Tech Students.  It also contains La Ventana negatives, photo logs, and a yearbook. 

Systems and Procedures

  • U 176.1 Systems and Procedures Records, 1935-1971: This 10 box collection is comprised of applications for leave of absence and leave of travel made by Texas Tech faculty and personnel.

Texas Tech University Independent School District - Brazil (Leonardo da Vinci)

  • U 374.1 Texas Tech University ISD - Brazil (Leonardo da Vinci): This 1 wallet collection contains press releases on TTU ISD's Brazil program and the 2011 commencement address by Provost & Senior Vice President Bob Smith.

Tech Tips
Texas Tips were handbooks for male & female students that described Housing & Dining policies and fees, and the various student organizations on campus. The University Panhellenic Association, the Resident Associations and Councils, and the Association of Women's Studies put together the Texas Tip guidebooks.

Texas Techsan

The Texas Tech Foundation
The Texas Tech Foundation was created in 1939 “to stimulate the support of any literary and scientific undertaking, the maintenance of a library, or the promotion of painting, music and fine arts… [and] to see and obtain gifts for the advancement of research and other literary and scientific undertakings….”

  • U 366.1 Texas Tech Foundation: This 1 wallet collection consists of portraits of directors of The Texas Tech Foundation from 1939 until 1993 as well as brass nameplates from the portrait frames. Included are: Clifford B. Jones (1939-1944), Spencer A. Wells (1944-1950), C. T. McLaughlin (1950-1955), C. E. Weymouth (1955-1956), George P. Livermore (1956-1960), Robert Maxey (1960-1961), Roy Furr (1961-1963), Retha R. Martin (1963-1966), J. F. Maddox (1966-1967), William H. Evans (1967-1969), Joe H. Bryant (1969-1970), R. H. Brummal (1970), Loyd M. Lanotte (1970-1972), A. C. Verner (1972-1974), Willard Paine (1974-1976), R. P. Fuller (1976-1978), Edward R. Smith (1978-1981), W. B. Rushing (1981-1983), Charley Pope (1983-1985), Joe Horkey (1985-1987), George Miller (1987-1989), J. C. Chambers (1989-1990), Mike Higgins (1990-1991), Alan Henry (1991-1992) and John Crews (1992-1993).

Textile Engineering Department

Textile Research Center

Toreador

United Spirit Arena

  • U 190.1 United Spirit Arena Records, 1997-1999: This 6 box and 3 volumes of blueprints collection consists of daily construction images that were taken with a digital camera, negatives (4,255), prints (7,374), slides (1,940), and blueprints which span the 1997-1999 construction of the United Spirit Arena.

University Center
Officially opened on March 13, 1953, the Student Union building, now called the University Center, houses the offices of various campus organizations and student services. The Student Union Program Council was responsible for planning and organizing various social events, such as the Speakers and Artists Series, movies, dance performances and entertainers. By the 1990s, University Center Programs became the administering body and the social events were renamed as the Nightlife Series.

  • U 182.1 University Center Records, 1950-1956: This 1 wallet collection contains copies of the periodical, Almost Weekly.
  • U 249.1 University Center Programs Records, 1955-1999: This 1 box collection consists of various programs, flyers, and press releases to advertise the special activities and events offered by the University Center Programs.

University Daily

University Ministries

  • U 183.1 University Ministries Records, 1969-1974: This 1 wallet collection includes correspondence, general files, financial documents, and scrapbook material concerning the University Ministries.  Also included in the office files are ministries constitution and by-laws, minutes of meetings, reports, and rosters.

University News
The office of News & Publication maintains a large amount of public information files for research purposes, can assist in ascertaining accuracy of facts regarding the University, and provides editorial and technical work for production of various campus publications. These include the campus newsletter, Outlook; the campus research publication, Vistas; the development publication, Tech Topics, and the on-line campus newspaper, TechTalk. The office also offers media related training sessions, coordinates interviews and press conferences, and aids in the creation of media plans for major campus events.

  • U 184.1 University News Records, undated: This is a 3 box collection.
  • U 184.2 University News Records, 1935-1978 and undated: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 184.3 University News Records, 1955-1980 and undated: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 184.4 University News Records, 1958-1979 and undated: This is a 3 box collection.
  • U 184.5 University News Records, 1959-1977: This is a 4 box collection.
  • U 184.6 University News Records, 1960-1979: This is a 4 box collection.
  • U 184.7 University News Records, 1961-1977: This is a 8 box collection.
  • U 184.8 University News Records, 1963-1977 and undated: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 184.9 University News Records, 1963-1977: This is a 4 box collection.
  • U 184.10 University News Records, 1963-1980 and undated: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 184.11 University News Records, 1967-1979 and undated: This is a 5 box collection.
  • U 184.12 University News Records, 1967-1981 and undated: This is a 2 box and 1 wallet collection.
  • U 184.13 University News Records, 1976-1978: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 184.14 University News Records, 1978-1982: This is a 4 box collection.
  • U 184.15 University News Records, 1979-1980: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 184.16 University News Records, 1980-1982: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 184.17 University News Records, 1982-1985: This is a 2 box collection.
  • U 184.18 University News Records, 1985-1986: This is a 1 box collection.
  • U 184.19 University News and Publications Photographs, undated:  The collection consists of 3 prints of various people, including Governor Preston Smith, President Grover Murray, and Robert Pfluger.

University News and Publications
Organized under the Chancellor's Division to handle news and information for the Texas Tech University system, the Office of News and Publications is the central clearinghouse for publications produced for the system. It is also responsible for placing stories and sources in the state and national media and for bringing more prominence to the system.

University Press
University Press is the official publishing authority of the University, working towards advancing and disseminating information on and about Texas Tech. Its primary responsibility when publishing is to ensure quality, accuracy of information, and the appropriateness of the works printed under its supervision. The department seeks to publish materials that reflect the strengths of the University in its research and educational topics while maintaining the high national standards set by other university presses.

  • U 186.1 University Press Records, 1980: This 1 box collection contains various publications published by the Texas Tech University Press.

University Theatre
The Theatre program at Texas Tech began in 1925, as part of the Speech Division. The first official production was "The Youngest" performed May 4, 1928, in the school gym. Over the years the program has grown and expanded. In 1964 the University Theatre was built and in 1986 the addition of the laboratory theatre gave Tech its present Theatre facilities. In the Summer of 1967 the Theatre expanded its regular season to include a yearly Summer Repertory Theatre. Currently the students who participate in the Rep Theatre can get class credit, then follow the Theatre to Angel Fire, NM for paid theatre experience. It is now part of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

  • University Theatre Photographs
  • University Theatre Posters
  • Suzanne Akers oral history interview-faculty (1984)
  • George Sorensen oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • S ? Clifford Ashby Collections
  • U 378.1 Clifford Ashby Collection, 1966-2009: This 4 box collection consists of photographs, programs, and notes from Mr. Ashby's personal collection during his tenure at Texas Tech. Also included is a scrapbook focusing on Tent Shows.
  • U 267.1 Diane and Rick Malone Papers, 1958-1971 and undated: This one box collection consists of two scrapbooks on plays performed by the Texas Tech Speech Department.  One consists of various dramas performed from 1958-1961, and the other scrapbook contains the script from “Sweet Bird of Youth,” 1959-1971.  The posters are from the Lubbock Theatre Centre, Texas Tech Speech Department, and the Texas Tech Fine Arts Festival.
  • U 284.1 Ronald Schulz Papers, 1926-1986: This 16 box, 1 oversized scrapbook and 1 oversized folder collection includes play production books containing programs, photographs, scripts, director's and stage manager's notes, as well as scrapbook materials, periodicals, pamphlets and brochures, all pertaining to Schulz's theater career.
  • U 187.1 University Theatre Records, 1929-1975: This 2 box collection contains correspondence, royalty agreements, financial summaries, and early yearbooks and photographs of the Sock and Buskin club. Seven images were transferred to Photographs.
  • U 187.2 University Theatre Records, 1950-2000: This 1 box and 2 scrapbook collection contains of Texas Tech University Theatre brochures, play programs, 2 oversized scrapbooks, show schedules, and various news clippings. Also included are three videos with scenes from the 1998 Summer Repertory, 19 negatives and 409 prints.
  • U 187.3 University Theatre Records, 1943-1999: This 4 box collection contains play bills, tickets, advertising materials, posters, photographs, schedules, production books, correspondence, and other miscellaneous play related materials.
  • U 187.4 University Theatre Records, 1943-1999 and undated: This 2 box collection contains publication and play information, photographs, and scrapbooks.
  • U 187.5 University Theatre Records, April 17-24, 1964: This 1 scrapbook collection consists of a guest register for the opening of the University Theatre, with the production of Romeo and Juliet. Signatures of the guests include the signature of actor, G. W. Bailey, of the tv series, MASH.
  • U 187.6 University Theatre Records, 1997-1998: This 1 scrapbook collection contains backstage photographs, as well as newspaper clippings, of the theatre students from the 1997-1998 academic year.
  • U 187.7 University Theatre Records, 1990-2002: The collection consists of 5 oral history interviews on cassette tape and printed notes on these interviews.  The notes contain a full list of topics discussed, relating to developments in the department from 1972 to 2002.  They are mainly summaries of the discussions and are not word-for-word unless quotations are used.
  • U 187.8 University Theatre Records, 1995-2008: This 1.5 box collection contains Texas Tech University Theatre and Lubbock Community Theatre programs, newspaper clippings, and press releases, as well as a run of the Green Room Notes from 1998-2007.

Upward Bound
A federally funded program to help prepare low-income or first-generation students in a family to attend college, Upward Bound was designed for students who were not originally planning to attend college. Texas Tech’s branch of Upward Bound offers college preparatory courses from October to May to high school juniors and seniors recruited within a 50 mile radius around Lubbock, Texas.

  • U 196.1 Upward Bound Records, 1991-1992: This 1 wallet collection contains a report on "Education: The Door to the Future," on the Arnett Benson/Upward Bound Community Mural project.  Located on the corner of Amherst and Gary in the Arnett-Benson community of Lubbock, the mural was complete in the summer of 1992 through the efforts of the project staff and the Arnett-Benson area residents. The project staff's objective was to stimulate and promote public art in Lubbock.

Veterinary Science

  • U 320.1 Clinton Kennedy Notebook, undated: This 1 wallet collection contains a bound notebook with handwritten notes and drawings by Kennedy for Veterinary Science 331-2 class.

Vietnam Center

Water Resources Center
Established in 1965 by the Board of Regents, the Water Resources Center (WRC) researches water issues on the state, national and international level, and in particular water concerns of the Texas High Plains.  The WRC is housed in the Civil Engineering building and its researchers are comprised of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty.

  • For historical recap on the establishment and funding of the Water Resources Center, see the Institutional Self-Study: Report of the Committee on Special Activities, Volume 1, 1971-1973, pages 139-156.
  • U 295.1 Water Resources Center Records, 1896-2001: This 27 box and 3 oversized folder collection deals with various water related subjects, such as the Canyon Lakes Project, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Crosbyton Solar Power Project, High Plains Ogallala Area Regional Water Management Plan, Lubbock Christian College Institute of Water Research, Ogallala Aquifer and Symposium, Recreational Reuse of Municipal Wastewater, Superconducting Super Collider Project, Texas Water Resources Institute, United States Bureau of Reclamation, and Urban Runoff.  It also includes blueprints and maps, such as the Approximate Altitude of the Base of the Ogallala Formation, Approximate Altitude of the Water Table in the Ogallala Aquifer, Big  Spring Quadrangle, and South Lubbock Drainage Study.
  • U 295.2 Water Resources Center Records, 1883-2003: This 3 box and 1 Oversized folder collection deals with water related subjects, primarily related to the Environment and the Pantex Plant, outside of Amarillo, Texas.
  • U 295.3 Water Resources Center Records, 1940-1992: This 13 box and 1 Oversized folder collection deals with water related subjects, primarily related to the  environment and the Pantex Plant, located outside of Amarillo, Texas.  Included are numerous literary productions, maps of various Texas counties, and water reports.
  • U 296.1 Tony Mollhagen Papers, 1835-2000: This 48 box and 1 oversized folder collection consists of a few photographs and numerous articles by Dr. Mollhagen and other professionals working on topics related to parasitology, pesticides, and water issues.
  • Water Resources Center, 1988-1994 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

Wind Science and Engineering Resources Center (WISE)
The Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Center at Texas Tech University was established in 1970, following a tornado in Lubbock that caused 26 fatalities and more than $100 million in damage. The WISE Center is focused on research, education and information outreach. The comprehensive and interdisciplinary research program aspires to exploit the useful qualities of wind and to mitigate its detrimental effects. The Center develops information on windstorm disaster mitigation and other wind-related subjects that can be made available to professionals and the public.

Women's Studies Program

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