Past Exhibits and Events
|3/24/2011||Reading from To Everything on Earth|
7:30 p.m. in the Formby Room
TO EVERYTHING ON EARTH, an anthology co-edited by Kurt Caswell, Susan Tomlinson, and Diane Warner, was chosen as a finalist in the "nature" category in ForeWord Reviews annual Book of the Year award. Caswell, Tomlinson, and Warner will read from their work, along with Joy Kennedy O’Neil (contributor). Dr. William Tydeman will offer opening remarks. Books will be offered for sale by Texas Tech University Press.
|3/08/10||Dr. Toni Jensen, a PhD graduate of Texas Tech University, will read from her new short story collection, From the Hilltop, in the SWC/SCL Formby Room.
Toni Jensen is métis and is from the Midwest. Her first story collection, From the Hilltop, was published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press in March 2010. Her fiction has appeared in Stories from the South, Fiction International, and Passages North, among others. Her story "At the Powwow Hotel" won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction from Nimrod International Literary Journal. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 2006. In Fall 2010, she will begin teaching creative writing at Penn State University.
|When We Were Children|
Photography of East Lubbock Children during the 1950’s and 60’s By African American Photographer, the late Eugene Roquemore
|10/15/2009||Blair Pittman Reception |
Book Signing at 4:00 p.m.
Artist Talk at 5:15 p.m.
|6/19/2009||Passing Moments: Photographs of the Original Matador Land and Cattle Company Ranch Lands |
Please join us in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library for the exhibition opening with photographer Ken Young. Ken will speak about his work from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM, followed by an opening reception for the exhibition from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.
|Lubbock Arts Festival |
The Southwest Collection/Special Collection Library will run a booth at the 31st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
On April 23rd, 2009, join us at the International Cultural Center Auditorium at 7:00PM, for a reading by writer and environmentalist Rick Bass. Admission is free. Reception and book-signing to follow.
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library invites the campus community to meet with Barry Lopez, award winning author and Visiting University Scholar. Mr. Lopez is scheduled to be on campus April 20-24, 2009. Faculty, students, and staff who are interested in having Mr. Lopez speak to a class or other campus group are encouraged to contact Kristin Bingham (Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Diane Warner (email@example.com) for further information and arrangements. Mr. Lopez’s books include Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, as well as several collections of short stories and two collections of essays. He has received fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Society, the Orion Society, and other institutions.
|03/28/2009||Look for the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at the Closing Lubbock Centennial Celebrations which will be held at the United Spirit Arena.
The Hub of the Plains exhibit is an official project of the Lubbock Centennial Committee. It was generously funded by the UMC Health System. Arranged by design staff and historians of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, the display features materials from private collections and from archival holdings of the Southwest Collection.
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On March 2nd, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Toni Jensen will read from her short story collection From the Hilltop.
This collection of stories is forthcoming from the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press in fall 2009. Her fiction has appeared in Stories from the South, the Year's Best, 2007, Fiction International, and Passages North, among others. In 2006, her story "At the Powwow Hotel" won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction from Nimrod International Literary Journal. Dr. Jensen currently teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida and is fiction editor for the Florida Review. The reading is free and open to the public.
For more information, please call Dr. Diane Warner at 742-3749.
Keeping the Music Alive: This panel discussion will take place at the Buddy Holly Center from 4:00-5:00PM, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's tragic death. A fanfare event will follow from 5:00-6:00PM.
- The Reference Room will close at 12PM on January 2nd, 2009. Regular hours will resume on the following Monday.
- The Southwest Collection Medieval Christmas celebration proved well-attended by members of both the TTU and Lubbock communities. We would like to thank all participants to this event.
- We regret to inform you that Barry Lopez must reschedule his visit to TTU campus.
- We will notify you when Mr. Lopez's schedule is confirmed.
Mr. Lopez's books include Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, as well as several collections of short stories and two collections of essays. He has received fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Society, the Orion Society, and other institutions.
- Texas Medieval Association Conference will be hosted at Texas Tech University this year, where the Southwest Collection will spotlight the Medieval Southwest Exhibit. Reading Room hours will be held from 10:00AM-2:00PM this weekend.
- Baseball Hall of Fame National Symposium at the Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech University. July 1st - 2nd.
|Texas Tech: Then and Now |
Contrasting campus scenes of the last eighty five years are shown in 68 photographs in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
|Native American Women Through the Lens of Edward S. Curtis |
Edward Curtis devoted 30 years of his life to photograph the North American Indian and this exhibit focuses on his images of Native American women.
|Ro Wauer - Reflections of a Naturalist|
Roland Wauer is an internationally renowned expert on birds and butterflies, and author of 21 books and 170 articles on natural history and the life of a naturalist. He worked for the National Park Service for 32 years as a park ranger, interpreter, director of special reports and programs, and as assistant superintendent at numerous national parks from Crater Lake to the Virgin Islands, and from Alaska to the Big Bend of Texas. He also served the NPS as Southwest Region Chief Scientist and Chief of Natural Resource Management in Washington, D.C. In retirement he continues to offer public presentations of his extensive photographic collection, and leads group field studies of birds and butterflies.
|Los Tertulianos |
The History of the Hispanic Student Society at Texas Tech.
In 1964 a core group of the first Mexican-American students at Texas Tech University formed Los Tertulianos. Dedicated to promoting the Mexican-American students' cultural identity, the organization allowed its members to carve their niche as Texas Tech’s first minority student organization. Over the years Los Tertulianos has transformed to become the Hispanic Student Society. This exhibit recognizes and honors the contributions of those early students who congregated in the Student Union and created solid friendships that, like their organization, have withstood the test of time.
|The Tarahumara: Subsistence and Survival
This exhibit portrays the material culture of one of the most remote and traditional indigenous groups in North America. With an economy based upon ancient maize cultivation and nomadic herding practices, the Tarahumara struggle for daily survival. But they also struggle for cultural survival in a world that is changing all around them. The displayed artifacts complement the Southwest Collection’s expanding holdings of photographs and audio/video recordings.
On Display thru 7/2009
Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame – On display in the East Rotunda through July of 2009, is an exhibit of artifacts, donations and memorabilia from the Archive of the Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
On Display thru 6/2009
Poetry Broadsides – Beginning in April, look for an exhibit of poetry broadsides created by students in the Spring 2008 Typography class, taught by Prof. Frank Tierney. Exhibit will display in the Formby Room through May 2009.”
On Display thru 4/4/2009
The Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New - To view the impact of medieval Europe on the Lubbock region, please come peruse the exhibit at the SWC/SCL Building on the Texas Tech University campus.
On Display thru 7/2008
DASPO: Vietnam Photographers – From the Spring of 1962 until the collapse in 1973, the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office rotated or TDY’d photographers into combat and other units on special assignment. This exhibit offers original equipment, photos from Thailand, Vietnam and US refugee camps, plus a special tribute to Kermit Yoho, DASPO photographer killed in action by US artillery “friendly fire.”
On Display thru 7/2008
Tarahumara Indians – These indigenous people of the Sierra Madre in southwest Chihuahua, Mexico, have refused to assimilate and kept their culture largely intact across the centuries. Since 1952 the Jesuit priest Luis Verplancken, while administering to their health needs, has made over 25,000 photographs there, now being scanned by SWC/SC Library staff. The exhibit includes photographs along with baskets, weaving, pottery and carvings collected by oral historian David Marshall.
On Display thru 7/2008
Development of the West Texas Historical Association – From its humble beginnings with 25 members in 1924, the Association has grown in stature and respect. Papers presented at annual meetings have become the first stepping stones for many careers as professional historians. Today, with over 400 members, the WTHA’s headquarters and Yearbook editorial offices are housed under the turrets of the SWC/SC Library.
American Indian Week,
Susan Wittig Albert l
Max Crawford and Edward Hoagland
Reception l Wes Studi Visits Texas Tech
Take Pride in the East Side
Reception l Lance Henson Poetry Reading
3/2008 thru 9/2008
College Baseball Hall of Fame at Lubbock International
8/2008 thru 9/1/2008
"Hub of the Plains" showing at 3 venues
The "Hub of the Plains" exhibit is an official
project of the Lubbock Centennial Committee. It was generously
funded by the UMC Health System. Arranged by design staff and
historians of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library,
the display features materials from private collections and from
archival holdings of the Southwest Collection.
December 3, 2007, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - An end-of-semester reception honoring the Millennial Collection, a thoughtful and thought provoking assembly of photographs and prose was held in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection. At 1:00 p.m., Rick Dingus of TTU's School of Art gave a talk on the impetus behind the project and the importance of documenting our "here and now," as it changes more quickly than we realize. Historic and documentary photographs from other collections, as well as student poetry based on Millennial Collection photographs were on display.
For further information, contact Diane Warner, 742-3749, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an article on the Millennial Collection and Rick Dingus from the Office of Communications and Marketing: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/vistas/archive/04-winter/stories/photog.php
Thanks to Dr. Marcy for playing photographer and taking the images below. Click on the images to see a larger version.