Print this page and the map and bring them in with you
What is the exhibit currently displayed about?
How did Smith achieve financial success before launching his political career? Besides the desk and chair, what kinds of artifacts are inside the display case?
Permanent Gallery Exhibits
Although Texas Tech began collecting archival materials in the 1920s, when was the Southwest Collection formally established? Where were the corporate offices of the Matador Ranch located? Whose cattle branding iron is displayed?
Which church denominations are represented in the display case? Where did some early South Plains residents gather for baptisms? Where did the mail hack carrying letters and merchandise operate?
In the next case entitled, "The Fabric of the Southwest," what famous inscriptions may be found on George Mahons gavels? Who was Mahon? Notice the trombone hanging on the wall. Where was it used? What was Thomas Hickeys pamphlet, The Land, about?
Which collection has extensive materials on policy and the Vietnamese? Who designed the Vietnam Memorial "wall" in Washington, D.C?
What was the book press used for? Which item is displayed in its own special case? Who was Frank Reaugh? Why is he mentioned here?
When did Texas Technological College open in Lubbock? Who was the first president of Texas Technological College? Who served as Techs band director from 1934-1959?
Holden Reading Room
To finish your tour, you will need to reverse directions and move east through the gallery area, past the Southwest Conference, University Archives, and Rare Books exhibit displays until you reach the double wooden doors leading into the Holden Reading Room and reference area. Please stop and register at the reference desk before entering the Reading Room.
Once you are inside, look around you. As you face the back of the room, to the left you will find a bank of computers to assist patrons in their research. Further back, you will find some old card catalogs, helpful for finding oral histories and older Texas Tech photographs. To the right are small rooms used for individual research projects and for viewing videos and microfilm. Mounted along the left wall are a series of pen and ink drawings. Created by artist Jose Cisneros, they appeared in the book Teresita by William Curry Holden. The book chronicles the life of a religious mystic with healing powers who lived in southern Arizona during the early 20th century. In the opposite corner of the room you will observe portraits of Holden and his wife, Francis Mayhugh Holden, lifelong supporters and contributors to the history of the Southwest. This reading room is dedicated to them.
Workstation Use Policy
Contact the Library
Support the Library
Copyright © 2003 Texas Tech University Libraries