Texas Tech University Archives
Arranged in numerical order by collection number
U 165.1 Southwest Collection Photographs, 1956-1981 and undated- The collection contains 15 prints and 4 negatives depicting a variety
of images relating to the history of the archives, including two former directors, staff,
a 1959 football rally and cheerleaders, the Women's Study Club (Lorenzo, Tex.) and an arial view of the Tech campus.
Pictured include Dr. Anson R. Bertrand, Seymour V. Connor, Sylvan
Dunn, Dr. Donald E. Green, Senator Dorsey B. Hardeman, Damon Hill, Leete Jackson,
Frank Junell, and David Murrah.
U 165.3 Southwest Collection Photographs, 1998- This collection of 24 color slides consists of various images of the
staff, the Coronelli Globe, and interior and exterior shots of the building.
U 165.4 Southwest Collection Photographs, 1997 and
undated- This collection of 35 prints, 20 negatives, and 1 slide consists of
images of a reunion of the 1939 Texas Tech University football team celebrating their 1939
Cotton Bowl tournament. The event was held in the old Southwest Collection location in the
Math Building. Also part of the collection is images from the 1997 dedication of the new
Southwest Collection building, including images of the primary guest speaker, historian
U 165.5 Southwest Collection Photographs, Sept.
23-24, 1999- This collection of 24 prints and 45 negatives consists of images of
participants at the 2nd Annual Legends of the Southwest Symposium, entitled
"Our Hidden Hispanic Heritage". Included are photographs of the various
presenters and attendees. Starting in the fall of 1998, the Southwest Collection
holds the Legends of the Southwest Symposium. The first one centered around western
writers, with the homage paid to guest speaker Elmer Kelton. The 1999 session's
theme was on hispanic heritage, with speakers presenting papers on Coronado, hispanic
ranching, and a impersonation of Father Junipero Serro. Pictured include Dr. Don Blakesee, Donald Cutter,
David Marshall, Dr. John Miller Morris, Jim Pfluger, Dr. Joe Sanchez; Dr. Andres Tijerina,
Bill Tydeman, and Chris Wilson.
U 165.6 Southwest Collection Photographs, undated- This collection consists of 14 copy prints from the Southwest
Collection. Included are photos of ranching, musicians, and various people.
U 165.7 Southwest Collection Photographs, 1980s- This collection consists of ten images from the 1980s showing staff
picking up collections, Arlene Smith's retirement party, and a tent show exhibition and
U 165.9 Southwest Collection Photographs,
1972-1994 and undated- This collection consists of 412 prints, 50 contact sheets,
484 negatives and 2 slides of miscellaneous images of actitives of the Southwest
Collection staff. Pictured include Don Anderson, Fran Holden, William Curry
Holden, Ray Janeway, George Mahon, Melvin Mann, the Matador Cowboy
Reunion, Gordon McClendon, David Murrah, Charlie Scruggs, Governor Preston
Smith and John C. White.
Folder 1 contains 45 b/w prints, 5 contact sheets and 123 negatives of people attending a
George Mahon exhibit and press conference at the Southwest Collection in
1978 (?). Also included is an autographed group portrait signed by
Envelope 2 contains 52 b/w prints and 1 negative of Gordon McClendon at a
February, 1981, television interview in the Mass Communication building.
Also includes various portraits of McClendon and publicity photographs of
the McClendon collection donation to the Southwest Collection.
Envelope 3 contains a total of 2 contact sheets, 51 negatives and 17
prints. The collection is composed of the following:
-5 b/w prints and 24 negtives of Melvin Mann attending a Southwest
Collection press conference and touring the building.
-12 b/w prints of William Curry Holden and his adobe-style home.
-1 color negative and 2 color slides of former Governor Preston Smith.
-26 color negatives and 1 contact sheet of the Southwest Collection
groundbreaking ceremony in 1994.
Envelope 4 contains 12 b/w prints, 378 b/w negatives, and 48 b/w contact
sheets. Images include various staff and student who worked at the Southwest
Collection; people attending a Native American function at the Ranching
Heritage Center; Dr. Paul Carlson posing with a ewe for his book on sheep;
and “3 Great Texas Products” event with John C. White, Charlie Scruggs, and
Envelope 5 A and B contains 264 prints and 71 negatives of miscellaneous
images pertaining to the Southwest Collection's activities and people at
various functions. Events included is a book signing with Fran Holden, Dr.
David Murrah speaking at the “Reunion of the Symple-Phonies” Morton C of C
banquet in 1986, an work at unlabeled ranch, people attending the Matador
Cowboy Reunion in 1972, people attending a City of Lubbock meeting, and
people attending a “Southwestern Images Symposium.” Also included are
images of various staff and students who worked at the Southwest Collection,
as well as members of the Murrah family.
Envelope 6 contains 78 prints, 109 negatives, 20 slides, and 4 contact
sheets. The images within this collection comprise of SWC staff and
students; a portrait of Mac Davis; exterior views of Thompson High School; people eating, listening
to music and gardening at a Lubbock Heritage Society event [July 1980];
"Trader's Frontier" - people at a cemetery; Parade images a car and float
with "Texas Emu Association" signs and the Lubbock Sojourners float;
Interior and landscape views taken from a train; Castro County Mammoth Dig
"Easter Elephant" [May 13-16, 1985]; Italian POWs and their families at a
Castro County event [April 30, 1988]; a group of men presenting of a rifle
to an unidentified man; speakers at the "The American Southwest: Women on
the Frontier" symposium; and an iron cross marking the grave of
Candelarea Frias killed by Indians NE of Fort Davis in 1879.
Also includes musicians and people at the Fourth
Annual Symposium entitled "The American Southwest: It's Music and
Entertainment" . Some of the people identified include Cliff Ashby,
Joe McKennon, Charles Townsend, Anne Butler, David Murrah, Him Hansford, and
A few images seem to be historical
Lubbock ones, probably taken out of the Heritage Club Collection.
These consist of an exterior view of the old Tech Gymnasium; a group
portrait of the Home Economics Club from 1936; the Las Vivarachas club
initiation dinner ; and a group portrait of the Gargoyle Club members.
Envelope 7 contains 5 prints, 2 contact sheets, 13 slides and 4 b&w
transparencies pertaining to the SWC building. The images include
early and final drawings of the proposed Southwest Collection building,
transparencies of early floor plans, and numerous color xeroxes of the
exterior of the completed building. The contact sheets are of the 1995
building groundbreaking ceremony. The slides show the building under
construction and people wearing hardhats, as well as a view of the Coronelli
Globe in it's new enclosure.
Envelope 8 consists of 25 negatives, 32 prints, and 15 slides. Most of
the images are of SWC staff at a staff cookout, receiving plants for their
new offices, and unpacking the stand for the Coronelli Globe. Also
included are images of Grover E. Murray with an award ; Don Haragan,
William Curry Holden, Fran Holden, and David Murrah signing the papers for
Holden's donation of his papers to the SWC [1986?]; and various unidentified
U 165.10 Southwest Collection Photographs, 2000-2001 and undated- This collection
consists of 62 prints, 62 negatives and 2 slides of miscellaneous images of the
Holden Reading Room decorated in the Mary Jane Johnson concert; boxes in the
stacks of the old building; S. V. Connor and Clifford B. Jones posing with a
large book; various images of books, magazines and other items collected by the
Southwest Collection; and various staff members and the building. Nine of the
images were taken after a winter ice storm in early spring 2001 of the Southwest
Collection building and its campus surrounding.
U 165.11 Southwest Collection Photographs, April
5, 2001- This collection consists of
seven images taken at the Faculty Book Exhibit reception on April 5, 2001.
Provost John Burns presented certificates to staff and faculty who published
materials in 1999-2001. Pictured with Burns include Southwest Collection staff
and professors such as Alwyn Barr, Paul Carlson, Marletta Childs and Janet
The Texas Tech Library holds a reception annually in conjuction with the
Faculty/Staff Book Exhibit. Due to Library construction, the 2001 reception
served for a two year span.
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