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Passed on February 10, 1923, Senate Bill No. 103 is commonly referred to as the school charter. Lubbock, Texas, was officially selected as the site of a new college on August 8, 1923 by the Locating Board. In the fall of 1925, Texas Technological College opened. Then, from 1959-1969, debates grew over renaming the college, and on Sept. 1, 1969, the Board of Directors officially change the name to Texas Tech University.

Below are historical tidbits and information on the establishment and growth of Texas Tech University.

Founding of Texas Technological College:
Establishment of Texas Tech, Board of Regents, Texas Tech Timelin, Early TTU Footage, Texas Tech Songs and Traditions, Historical Publications on Texas Tech, and Published Departmental Histories.

Academic Firsts and Milestones:
Enrollment Information, Texas Tech Firsts and Milestones, and a Chronology of TTU Departments and Degrees.

Other Texas Tech History Resources:
Campus Maps and Structures, a Guide to Women's Resources in the University Archives, Horn Professors, a Timeline of Minorities at Texas Tech, Who's Who in TTU Administration.

Digital Collections From the University Archives
Digitized Photographs From the University Archives

Campus Maps and Structures

From it's original construction in 1924 until the present, Texas Tech University has gone through several construction booms. The original site consisted of 2,000 acres. Today, Texas Tech has one of the largest campuses in the United States, with several satellite campuses located throughout the State of Texas. More on the TTU campus


A Guide to Women's Resources in the University Archives

There exists a large number of resources on Texas Tech coeds, female faculty, staff and administrators within the archives. To begin researching this topic go to the TTU Women's Resource Guide to view available related manuscript collections and oral histories. Also available is a women's timeline, the Women Who Shaped Texas Tech biography page, and a summary of past University Archive's Women's History Month exhibits page.


Horn Professors

The rank of Horn Professor is the highest faculty rank obtainable at Texas Tech. Those awarded this recognition are recognized as having attained national and/or international recognition in the areas of research or other creative, scholarly achievement. List of Texas Tech Horn Professors


A Timeline of Minorities at Texas Tech

An ongoing project of the University Archives is compiling a timeline covering milestones and achievements by minorities at Texas Tech. The timeline is viewable here.


Who's Who in the TTU Administration

A common researcher question is in regards to who are the administrative heads of Texas Tech University departments and colleges, as well as who are members of the Board of Regents. A list of former such administrators can be found on the Listing of Administrative Heads of Texas Tech page.


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