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.

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

  • 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.

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.

Agricultural Engineering

  • U 258.1 Agricultural Engineering Records, 1914-1983 and undated: The 27 box collection also includes blueprints.
  • U 258.1 Agricultural Engineering Photograph Collection, 1962-1968 and undated: The collection consists of images pertaining to agriculture and agricultural machinery. Included are images of tractors, balers, hay cubers, seeders, machinery illustrations, equipment for grain drying from the Itasca Grain and Storage Company, International Harvester Company farm equipment, and other types of grain dryers.
  • U 462.1 Henry P. Clay, undated: This 1 wallet collection contains one undated publication by professor assistant professor Clay titled "Elementary Surveying for Agriculturalists."
  • Agricultural Engineering, 1957-1964 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • Agricultural Engineering, 1967-1973 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Agricultural Engineering, 1989-1996 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

Agricultural School / School of Agriculture

  • Agricultural School Blueprints
  • Agricultural School Photos
  • S 571.1 Arthur Henry Leidigh Papers, 1913-1948: This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence dated 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 Sciences Records, 1930-1975 and undated: The 1 box collection contains information on conferences, the range and wildlife sciences graduate program, and research on crops and livestock undertaken in the School of Agricultural Sciences.
  • 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 7.4 Agricultural School Photographs, 1941-1955 undated: The collection of 209 prints and 14 negatives contains images pertaining to Feeders' Day (1952 and 1955), miscellaneous cattle in pens, stocker steers (1942-1943) hanging meat carcasses, "two Roomies of 1914 Vintage", men with horses, men with sheep, and photos of cattle and people. People pictured include John Henry Baumgardner, Ross Brown, A. T. Fowler, Harry Garretson, J. E. Hill, Clifford B. Jones, Arthur Leidigh, Antonio Rodriquez Q., Geo. Simmons, and W. L. Stangel.
  • U 7.5 Agricultural School Photograph Collection, 1928-1938 and undated: This collection contains two negatives of an aerial view of the Dairy Barn and campus; one print of the Tech Farms which shows a man in a field with sheep grazing in the foreground; and a print of Dr. Paul H. Carlson posing with an unidentified man and a ram. Dr. Carlson wrote a book on titled Texas woollybacks: the range sheep and goat industry.
  • U 8.1 Agricultural School Records, 1889-1980 and undated: This is a 56 box collection.
  • U 8.1 Agricultural School Photograph Collection, 1939-1966 and undated: The collection of 300 prints, 39 negatives and 419 slide images includes images related to the Texas Tech Research Farm (PanTech) at Pantex, Texas, the Kilgore Beef Cattle Center, DURSBAN insecticide, brush control, campus buildings, faculty, farm equipment such as tractors, meat judging, playa lake research, cattle, and student ID photos, and chairman search applicant photos. Also represented are the agronomy, entomology, range management, and park administration departments. Of interest are photos from the Good Neighbor Project with Mexico during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Other images include the "Senior Breakfast", scholarship recipients, and Water Resources Institute. People pictured include B. L. Allen, Clayton T. Benge, Dalton Brooks, James S. Bynum, Teddy Carruth, Ray Chappelle, Bill Clayton, James Cole, John E. Dixon, Ralph N. Durham, Herbert W. Grubbs, Keith R. Hansen, Joe Bert Horton, James C. Hillier, Royce D. Johnson, William E. Kelley, Jimmy Ray Kemp, Donald Henry McIntyre, Dwayne Martin, Milton L. Peeples, J. P. Smith, Neil and Lynn Sperry, Gerald W. Thomas, W. L. Ulich, Julian F. Watkins II, Gary Lyn Whitmire, and Arthur Wesley Young.
  • U 8.10 Agricultural School Photograph Collection, 1985-1993 and undated: The collection of 14 prints includes images of the 1985 Livestock Judging Team Internationals Champions (TTU); winners of the Charles C. Thompson Professorship in Agricultural Finance (1991); Dairy Barn historic marker dedication ceremony (1992); winners of the 1987, 1988, 1991, and 1993 Distinguished Alumnus Award; winners of the Outstanding Agriculturalists (1992, 1993); and the 61st Annual Pig Roast (1988). People pictured include Cliff Barr, Wayland Bennett, Daniel Brackeen, Rob A. Brown Jr., Dave Cleavenger, Casey Cobb, W. R. Collier, Frank Craddock, Sam E. Curl, Tommy Fondren, Shirley Garrison, Dan Gattis, Jim Gilbreath, Steve Graham, Bob Harbaugh, Delbert C. Hess, Wayne Huffaker, Sam Jackson, Stanley Johnson, Frank Jones, Bert Kyle, Arch Lamb, Robert W. Lawless, James E. "Pete" Laney, Pete Lang, David Lust, Mark McCann, Rex McKinney, Carl S. Menzies, Raleigh Middlton, Kevin Newsom, Robert Pfluger, Dudley Price, Harold Reese, Robert G. Schmidt, Bill Sims, Charles Stenholm, and Emabeth Thompson.
  • U 159.1 School of Agriculture Records, undated: This is a 1 box collection.
  • SWCPC 566-E1 Ava and Cliff Barr Collection: 71 prints of W. L. Stangel, who was Dean of the School of Agriculture, and historical images of the school's activities and people.
  • Agriculture, 1934-1964 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • Dean of Agriculture, 1951-1966 (see U 147.27 President's Office Records)
  • Agriculture, 1958-1969 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)

Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, College of (CASNR)
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.

  • Carlton Britton oral history interview- faculty (2012)
  • Ernest Fish oral history interview- faculty (2017)
  • U 214.1 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Photograph Collection, undated: The collection contains 43 prints from the Texas Tech Agriculture Department of Ranching and Agricultural Sciences, such as farm life (animals and equipment), people, the Tech campus and recreational scenes. Pictured include campus buildings, cattle, horses, irrigation, machinery, Mackenzie State Park, the Texas Tech Seal, sheep, tractors, welding, and James Strickland.
  • U 214.2 Agricultural Science and Natural Resources Records, 1926-1950: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 214.3 Agricultural Science and Natural Resources Records, 1990-1997 and undated: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 214.4 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Photograph Collection, 1949-1950 and undated: The collection of 71 prints consists of portraits of people, scenes from banquets, people performing as the Aggie Club Entertainers, Miss Lubbock (1949), South Plains Cotton Queens, and campus buildings and construction. People pictured include Jane Armstrong, Barnes, Buddy Barnes, J. B. Cooper, Dan Doss, George Mahon, Milford Meadows, W. L. Stangle, W. A. Tinney, President Dossie M. Wiggins, and Dr. Arthur W. Young. The 23 oversize images consist of one mounted print of a greenhouse and pages from a scrapbook, and are located in UA Photo Oversize box B.
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - self-study, annual reports, and planning and assessment, 1983-2008 (see U 207.5 Provost's Office Records)
  • Cotton Economics Research Institute: Digital repository for publications produced by members of the CERI.

Agricultural Sciences, College of (later renamed CASNR)
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: The 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.

American Indian Event Week

  • American Indian Event Week, 2007: The collection consists of 6 videotapes filmed by Southwest Collection oral historian Daniel Sanchez covering the activities of the 3rd Annual American Indian Event Week activities at Texas Tech held from November 12-16, 2007.

American Theatre Tours

  • U 17.1 American Theatre Tours Records, 1955-1960: This 1 box collection consists of correspondence, itineraries, financial records, and newspaper articles related to the theatre touring course headed by Ronald Schulz, professor in the theater at Texas Tech.

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

Anthropology and Sociology

Arab American Faculty Forum

  • Arab American Faculty Forum, 2008: The collection consists of 2 recordings filmed by Southwest Collection oral historian Daniel Sanchez covering the Arab American Faculty Forum reception and lecture by Horn Professor Hafid Gafaiti held on April 18, 2008.

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

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.
  • Translations of the Turkish Oral Narrative Tales (digitized PDFs; the translations are in English)
  • Archive of the Turkish Narrative, 1984 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)

Art Department

  • Future Atkins oral history interview- faculty (undated and 2002)
  • Tina Fuentes oral history- faculty (2001 and 2021)
  • Juan Granados oral history interview- faculty (1998)
  • Edna Houghton oral history interview- instructor (1973)
  • Phoebe Lloyd oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • Paul Milosevich oral history- faculty (2000 and 2009)
  • Sara Waters oral history interview- faculty (1988)
  • S 114.1 Peggy Bright Papers, 1976-1978: The 2 box collection contains materials pertaining to the National Puppetry Festival in 1978.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applied Art, 1952-1966 (see U 147.27 President's Office Records)
  • Art, 1965-1973 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Art, 1967-1977 (see U 20.1 College of Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Art, 1968-2000 (see U 184.3 University News and Publications Records)
  • Department of Art Report, 1968: This report includes historical information concerning enrollment, departmental budget, faculty and plans for the next 5-10 years.
  • Art, 1969-1998 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Art, 1977-1982 (see U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Art, 1979-1984 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)

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.

Audit Services Office

Atmospheric Sciences

Attorney for Students

  • U 433.1 Attorney for Students Records, 1971-1991: This 1 box collection contains correspondence, claims, legal letters written for students, and office files pertaining to the activities of the Texas Tech University Attorney for Students.

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.

Biochemistry, Department of

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.

Biology Department

Bookstore

Brown's Photograph Studio (Lubbock, Texas)

  • Brown's Photograph Studio (Lubbock, Texas): Consists of 774 prints of Texas Technological College from 1930-1934. The Studio operated in Lubbock from the 1920s to the 1950s. Although the collection is primarily portraits, there are many images of events held at the college. Some of the images in this collection have been digitized and are viewable here.

Buildings and Campus Construction

  • Building Blueprints
  • U 210.9 Buildings - President's Residence: The wallet contains a report written by Lynn Joachim on the history and architecture of the President's Residence for architecture course 430.
  • U 210.11 Buildings: The wallet contains an undated report for a proposed Agricultural Engineering Center. No author is given.
  • U 212.1 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, circa 1925: The 2 print collection consists of images of Texas Technological College's Administration Building, circa 1925. Donated by Sharlene Formby Rhoads.
  • U 212.2 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, undated: The collection consists of 4 prints of Texas Technological College Library Reserve Reading room area in the Administration Building. Donated by Erma Jean of Abilene Christian University. The Texas Tech Library used to be located at the Administration Building's west wing during the 1920s to the 1938.
  • U 212.3 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, circa 1925: The collection consists of an early photo of the Texas Technological College Administration and Human Sciences Buildings. Donated by Tommy Sellers.
  • U 212.4 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, circa 1920s: The collection consists of seven early photos of the Texas Technological College buildings, including the Administration, the Chemistry, and Engineering buildings. Donated by Hal and Jean Stockton, through courtesy of Marsha Gustafson.
  • U 212.5 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, 1998: The collection consists of 19 color slides consists of images of the Dairy Barn from various angles.
  • U 212.6 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, 1947: The collection of 63 prints and 4 negatives consist of images of the 1947 construction of University's Jones Stadium. The photos were taken by Jim Dallas of Lubbock, Texas, for the Oldt-Midwest Company, a contractor on the project. James Burville Nanney, a relative of the donor, had acquired the photos while he was working on the stadium's construction.
  • U 212.7 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, circa 1925-1992 and undated: The collection of 9 negatives and 12 prints consists of various images of campus buildings, including numerous aerial views.
  • U 212.8 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, undated: Donated by Professor George Tereshkovich, this collection contains three color postcards, each depicting a building on the Texas Tech campus. Pictured are the Municipal Auditorium, the Library, and the Administration buildings.
  • U 212.9 Buildings- Miscellaneous Photograph Collection, undated: Two aerial prints of the Texas Tech University and unidentified campus construction.
  • U 260.1 Campus Buildings Photograph Collection, circa 1963-1964: The 72 print collection consists of images of Texas Tech campus buildings in Lubbock, Texas (undated), the Central Food facilities (July 8, 1964), and facilities at the "Kilgore Beef Cattle Center Pantex" (dated July-November, 1963).
  • Buildings Photographs
  • See also U 317.1 Administration Building Collection, 2001
  • See also U 10.1 Agriculture Building Records, 1941-1942
  • Casa Linda, 1948-1956 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • Cornerstone Laying, 1924 (see U 147.5 President's Office)
  • Building Markers, proposals, Saddle Tramps Circle, and various project files, 1949-1960 (see U 137.1 Dept. of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture Records)
  • Will Rogers Statue, 1954 (see 35.2 Vice President for Business Affairs)
  • Buildings of Texas Tech news clippings, 1952-1962, New Buildings news clippings, 1955-1963 and Southwest Conference Circle [also called the Saddle Tramps Circle] (see U 163.1 Scrapbooks)
  • Buildings and campus construction, 1957-1974, Campus Construction, 1965-1971, News Releases on Texas Tech and its Facilities, 1968-1969, and Student Union Building, 1965-1969 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Foundation at Broadway Entrance, 1964-1970 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Inventory of Completed Buildings, August 31, 1957 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • Naming of Buildings, 1960-1969 (see 35.2 Vice President for Business Affairs)
  • Naming of Buildings, 1966-1978 (see U 147.9 President's Office Records)
  • Buildings, 1967-1981-1990 and Texas Tech Construction, 1974-1985 and undated (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Free Speech Area, 1970 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Ground breaking speeches for the Broadway entrance marker and the Museum, 1968 (see S 937.1 Preston Smith Papers)
  • Dedication ceremonies for new buildings, 1968-1972 (See U 2.1 Vice-President for Academic Affairs Records)
  • TTU Dedication of Plaques, 1986 (see S 1811.1 Bea Zeeck Papers, 1941-2009)
  • Proposed Sale of Auditorium/Coliseum to Texas Tech, 1969-1970 (see S 1253.1 W. D. "Dub" Rogers Jr. Papers)
  • A bound copy of the report, Survey of Facilities at Texas Tech (September 1, 1969) includes information such as floor plans, square footage, construction date, construction cost, etc. The report is available for viewing at the Reference Desk.
  • See also U 36.1 Campus Planning Committee Records, 1941-1973 and Campus Planning Committee Meeting Minutes, 1958-1967

Building Maintenance

  • U 33.1 Building Maintenance Records, undated: This 1 wallet collection contains 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.

  • Bulletins and Course Catalogs (digitized)
  • 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. It is now known as the Rawls College of Business Administration.

Campus Activities

  • See Center for Campus Life collections

Campus Master Plans

Capital Campaign

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

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.
  • Censure News clippings and Reactions, 1957 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • 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.
  • See also U 72.5 Faculty Records for a tenure chronology written by Dr. Elbow.

Center for Applied International Development Studies

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 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
  • U 276.1 Center for Campus Life Records, 1930s-1950s and 1976-2001: This 4 box collection includes 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.
  • U 276.2 Center for Campus Life Records, 1945-2016: This 23 box collection contains files on various student organizations, including Greek Societies, printed materials, recordings and photographs.
  • U 276.3 Center for Campus Life Records, 1945-2016: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 276.4 Center for Campus Life Photographs, 1948-1969 and undated: This 1 box collection contains 30 photographs featuring students and activities in the Student Union Building that were exhibited in a display case in the SUB for years. Many have tape and rubber cement on the back, and some have tears and tape on the front of the images.
  • 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 274.2 Student Activities Records, 1947-2011 and undated: This 7 box and 1 oversized box collection consists of files on a variety of Texas Tech student organizations, newspaper clippings, 6 rolled banners, and five oversized scrapbooks filled with pasted newspaper clippings and photographs.

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.

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.

Center for Nanophotonics

Charter Day

Chemical Engineering

Chemistry Department

Chess Program at Texas Tech

Civil Engineering
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.

Commencement Programs, Invitations, Speeches and Committee
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.

Communications and Marketing, Office of
The Office of Communications and Marketing is the university level media department which handles the promotion and public relations areas for Texas Tech University. In the past the department has gone by several names such a Information Services, Public Information, and University News and Publications.

  • AcadmiCast were bi-monthly podcasts from 2010-2011 which featured stories about faculty, staff, student and alumni accomplishments; on-going research across campus; and academic news related to Texas Tech.
  • U 324.1 Communications and Marketing Image CDs, 1997-2021: The collection consists of 571 image and video CDs and DVDs produced by the office in the course of its work.
  • U 324.2 Communications and Marketing Records, 2001-2015: This 4 box collection includes bound press releases, web stories and features. TTU university press releases have been digitized and are available for online viewing.
  • Public Relations - Newsletters and Press Releases, 1949-1951 (see U 147.23 President's Office 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.

Computer Science

Continuing Education / Department of Extension / Outreach and Distance Education

Contracting and Risk Management

  • U 213.1 Contracting and Risk Management Photograph Collection, 1970: The collection consists of a print showing damage to the north wing of the Home Economics building due to the 1970 Lubbock Tornado. Also includes eleven photocopies of images showning other tornado damage to the Tech campus.

Course Catalogs and Bulletins

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 and Dairy Industry
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 dairies. 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.

Development

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is organized under the Office of the Provost.

  • Office of Institutional Diversity, 2009-2010 (see U 147.8 President's Office Records)
  • U 135.1 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Records, 2010-2017: This 1 box collection contains printed materials such as brochures, handouts, awards banquet programs, and copies of an article on Texas Tech in "Insight into Diversity" magazine. Also include is a package of gum labeled "Chewing Up Inequality Daily" that was given out during the 2017 Women's Studies annual conference.

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 420.1 Edna Maynard and Preston Frazier Gott Papers, undated: This 1 wallet collection contains biographical information on both former Texas Tech professors and the transcript from Edna's funeral service.
  • 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.
  • U 396.1 Robert Lyle Rouse, 1936-2013: This 1 box collection consists of awards, plaques, recognitions and an obituary for professor Rouse. He passed away in 2013.
  • 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.
  • Economics, 1954-1966 (see U 147.27 President's Office Records)
  • Economics, 1969-1972 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Economics, 1976-1981 (see U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Economics, 1979-1984 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
  • Economics, 1986-1994 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

Education, College of
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.

Electrical Engineering, Department of

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)
  • Albert Sacco Jr. oral history interview- dean (2017)
  • Engineering College Blueprints
  • Engineering Photographs
  • Engineering at the Texas Technological College, 1936 (digital file)
  • Engineering at the Texas Technological College, 1942 (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.
  • U 68.1 Engineering College Records, 1925-1993 and undated: The 33 box collection of administrative files includes information on the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS), the Graduate School, the Ex-Students Association, and the Textile Research Center.
  • U 68.1 Engineering College Photograph Collection, 1967-1977 and undated: The collection of 92 prints includes images of people exercising; environmental technology equipment; group portraits; members of the Industrial Advisory Board; a tour of the Textile Research Center; members of the Ranch Headquarters Association and a book signing there (1967-77); remodeling of the old Architecture Building; members of the Solar Energy Project (1976-77); people at the International Textile Symposium (1969); portraits of professors from the Engineering College; an image of the early Tech Bookstore near the Broadway entrance (circa 1926-1929); Engineers' Club of Dallas Banquet (1962-1972); and images for Research Day. People pictured include John R. Bradford, Alan Brashears, Roy Glen Carver, Roy B. Davis, Walter Grub, Thomas M. Hill, Jean A. Jenkins, Dr. Grover Murray, Ron Wheaton, and Dr. James L. Youngblood.
  • 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 14 box collection consists of departmental records, particularly those of then dean John Bradford, and includes files on Air Force research and the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Also included are 33 copper etched plates used for the bulletin "Engineering at Texas Technological College" dated March 1942.
  • U 68.6 College of Engineering Collection, undated: This oversized box collection contains copper etching plates of images used in the March 1942 Texas Tech bulletin titled "Engineering at Texas Tech," which has been digitized and is available for viewing here.
  • U 218.1 College of Engineering Photograph Collection, 1927-1946: The collection of six prints consists of images of students and faculty members of the College of Engineering between 1927-1946 and undated. People pictured include Lewis Stephen Grandy (1930), Harold Lyman Kipp (1938), M. Farris (1927), the senior class of 1946, the graduate class of 1946, and another senior class of the 1940s.
  • 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.
  • U 425.1 John Bradford Collection, 1970-1974 and undated: This collection consists of oversized architectural drawings for several buildings (the Office of Development, Chemical Engineering, the West Engineering courtyard, and the Office of Engineering Deans) and a proposal for a Rare Books area in the Library.
  • U 437.1 Magne Kristiansen Papers, 1915-2014: This 4 box collection correspondence, faculty records, reports and office files pertaining to the activities of the Electrical Engineering Department. Also included are 395 prints and 1 negative.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dean of Engineering, 1951-1959 (see U 147.27 President's Office Records)
  • Engineering, 1954-1968 (See U 2.1 Vice-President for Academic Affairs Records)
  • School of Engineering news clippings, 1956-1962 (see U 163.1 Scrapbooks)
  • Engineering, 1957-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • Engineering, 1965-1974 - including distinguished alumni and newsletters (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Engineering, College of, 1967-2000 (see U 184.3 University News and Publication Records)
  • Engineering, College of, 1972-1999 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Engineering, 1980-1983 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
  • College of Engineering - self-study and strategic planning, 1990-1993 (see U 207.5 Provost's Office Records)
  • Education, College of, 2000-2005 (see U 147.14 President's Office Records)
  • Texas Tech Engineering special bulletins: Engineering at Texas Technological College (1936), Engineering at Texas Technological College (1942), School of Engineering Announcements (1959-1960) School of Engineering Announcements (1960-1962), and School of Engineering Announcements (1962-1963)

Engineering Services

  • U 217.1 Engineering Services Photograph Collection, undated: The collection of 8 oversized prints consists of images of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, ranching and farming scenes, as well as other parts of Texas and New Mexico. Pictured include Braniff Airways, Hi-D-Ho Restaurant (Lubbock, Tex.), and Lubbock Body Work. The prints are copies of materials sent to Engineering Services by the Southwest Collection for processing for patrons. Courtesy of Woody Rains. They are located in UA Oversize Photos Box A.
  • U 217.2 Engineering Services Photograph Collection, 1978-1981 and undated: The collection consists of 782 prints, 916 negatives, and 473 slides. It consists largely of images from various Texas Tech football games. Also pictured are the university band, aerial views of Lubbock, views of the Crosbyton Solar Power Project dish in Crosbyton, Texas, and a 1979 Texas Tech Basketball game.
  • U 217.3 Engineering Services Records, 1925-2007: The 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.

English Department

Enterprise Campaign

Entomology

Ethnic Studies Committee
The materials relate to efforts to establish the African-Asian Studies Program in the mid-1960s at Texas Tech. Th program served as the forerunner for the Ethnic Studies Program.

  • U 69.1 Ethnic Studies Committee Records, 1966-1969: This 1 wallet collection contains correspondence, application for research funds, minutes, undated notes, preliminary proposals, and printed materials.
  • Area of Ethnic Studies, 1970-1975 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

Facilities Planning and Construction

  • Facilities Planning and Construction Blueprints
  • U 156.1 Facilities Planning and Construction Photographs, circa 1930s-1970s and undated: The collection of 29 items consists of oversized images of Texas Tech Campus buildings. Included are nineteen aerial photos of the campus (July 1959 and undated); two renderings of the Dorm and Dining Facilities for Men; two images of dorm room interiors (1958); the Men's Dorm under construction (1957); six images of the Farm Residence Buildings; a color rendering of the recreational center (undated); and a pencil drawing of the Business Administration building (undated). The two mounted images of the dorm room interiors is located in Oversize 8.19; the rest of the images are located in UA Oversize Photos Box C.
  • U 156.2 Facilities Planning and Construction Records, 1879-1983 and undated: The 6 box collection contains ledgers and information on various buildings on campus, including the Student Union, the Chemistry and Music buildings, and the Bookstore. Also included is a box of blueprints.
  • U 156.2 Facilities Planning and Construction Photographs, 1977-1979: The collection consists of 399 prints of various construction and renovation activities on the Texas Tech campus. This includes the Animal Science Building (1978); the Bookstore (1977); the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum (1979); the Electrical Engineering addition (1979); the Electrical Engineering tunnel (1979); Food Science/Home Economics (1977); Goddard Range and Wildlife basement (1979); Indiana Avenue (1977); Jones Stadium renovation (1977); Jones Stadium ticket office (1979); the Recreation Center (1979); Tech Press renovation (1977); TTU-AFL-LC, Phase II (1978); and the University Center renovation (1977).
  • U 156.4 Facilities Planning and Construction Records, 1994-2004: This is a 21 box and 3 oversized folder collection.
  • Facilities Planning and Construction, 1948-1953 (see U 147.23 President's Office Records)
  • See also the W. G. McMillan Construction Company, Inc., which contains some Texas Tech structure specifications and information. The TTU blueprints have been cross reference to the overall TTU blueprint listing found here.
  • Facilities Planning, 1986-1997 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Facilities Planning and Construction, 2008-2013 (see U 147.51 President's Office Records)
  • Facilities Planning, 2003-2004 (see U 147.14 President's Office Records)
  • See also Physical Plant and The Planning Office.

Faculty

  • 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 72.3 Faculty Photographs, 1948-1960: The collection contains 474 negatives and 161 prints of various photos of Texas Tech faculty members that were taken by Koen Studio. The studio had been a long-time photographic business in Lubbock, Texas and was located on Broadway. Koen photographed students, staff and faculty for the Texas Tech yearbook, La Ventana. Pictured include Vivian J. Adams, Louise C. Allen, Albert Barnett, Nolan E. Barrick, Mrs. John H. Baumgardner, Mrs. Paul L. Beitler, J. W. Bennett, John Bryant, C. V. Bullen, Major Melvin Burnett, O. C. Southall, Miss S. Callan, John S. Carroll, R. L. Chappelle, W. P. Clement, Evelyn Clewell, Tom Copeland, J. C. Cross, Mary Dabney, J. William Davis, Joe Dennis, John C. Dowling, W. L. Ducker, J. S. Dwyer, C. D. Eaves, Mrs. Ludie Eaves, Mabel Erwin, N. C. Fine, R. K. Flege, William R. Geisert, Gustav E. Giesecke, Col. H. L. Green, Harding, Warren G. Harding, Emmett Hazelwood, George Heather, J. R. Heitman, Gene Hemmle, D. E. Holcomb, William Curry Holden, Bill Holmes, Nancy Innis, R. C. Janeway, Dr. E. N. Jones, Bob Kellogg, R. W. Kireilis, F. A. Kleinschmidt, Mina W. Lamb, P. M. Larson, John W. Linsay, J. H. Milikin, J. N. Mitchie, F. L. Mize, R. C. Mowery, Dr. J. H. Murdough, K. L. Neeley, Majorie Neely, L. E. Parsons, W. M. Pearce, Marshall L. Pennington, Major Victor B. Penuel, Milton Peoples, Florence Phillips, J. E. Platz, Martye Poindexter, J. W. Posey, L. J. Powers, C. B. Qualia, Arne Randall, Polk Robinson, Reginald Rushing, C. C. Schmidt, Shirley Schultz, W. D. Scott, Dr. Gene Shelden, Bud Sherrod, Raymond Sidwell, Dr. P. G. Stensland, Haskell Taylor, Willa V. Tinsley, Col. O. Turner, E. J. Urbanovsky, Mary Jean van Appledorn, Harry S. Walker, Wade Walker, Morris S. Wallace, T. F. Weisen, Landon Westbrook, Ira L. Williams, J. J. Willingham, J. Roy Wells, A. W. Young, and M. J. Zablotny. Several of these have been digitized and can be viewed in the digital collection called "Texas Tech People."
  • U 72.4 Faculty Photographs, 1959: The collection consists of two copy negatives from the 1959 La Ventana of George Heather, Dean of Business Administration.
  • 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.
  • See also U 236.1 Photographic Services Portrait Collection: This 2 boxes collection contains individual portraits of faculty, administrators and staff of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  • Tenure Policy, 1955-1959 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • Tenure Policy, 1957-1967 (see 35.2 Vice President for Business Affairs)
  • Faculty news clippings, 1955-1961 (see U 163.1 Scrapbooks)
  • Faculty and Staff (newsclippings), 1958-1967 (See U 147.33 President's Office Records)
  • Faculty, 1969-1997 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Faculty files - see also Institutional Research and Information Management
  • Faculty files - see also U 184.3 University News and Publications - People Files
  • Faculty and staff portraits - see also U 236.1 Photographic Services Portrait Collection
  • See also Censure Records, 1956-1966 (AAUP censure of Texas Tech over dismissal of three professors)
  • See also U 468.1 Texas Tech Faculty Legal Action Association, Inc. Records, 1980-1986 (regarding tenure guidelines conflict with the university)

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.
  • See also Faculty Council and Faculty Senate

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

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

Foreign Languages

  • See Modern and Classical Foreign Languages

Geology / Geosciences Department

Geography

Golf Course

  • 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
  • Golf Course, 2001-2005(see U 147.14 President's Office Records)

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.

Graduate School

Grounds Maintenance

  • Grounds Maintenance Photographs
  • U 84.1 Grounds Maintenance Records, 1960-1964: This 1 wallet collection consists of financial records documented in 4 ledgers.
  • U 82.2 Grounds Maintenance Photographs, undated: The 1 print and 2 negative collection contains images of the Texas Tech University's Administration Building.
  • U 82.3 Grounds Maintenance Photographs, 1959: The collection of 6 color slides and 4 negatives contains images of the Texas Tech University’s campus and of beds of chrysanthemum flowers planted around campus.

Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
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 (HESS)
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 Collection, undated: The collection consists of 1 box of wooden and metal hand weights used by Texas Tech students for their exercise courses.

Rollin Herald

  • Rollin Herald Photograph Collection, 1930s-1980s: The collection contains a large number of prints and negatives on various Texas Tech subjects such as the football and basketball teams, campus buildings and structures, the band and Court Jesters, Carol of Lights, and the ROTC from the 1950s-1970s. The student organizations pictured include Las Chaparritas, Los Camaradas, Silver Key, Adelphi, Kemas, Socii, the College Club,Ko Shari, the Wranglers, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Delta Gamma, Alpha Gamma, Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha, Phi Mu, Phi Kappa Psi, and DFD.

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.

Hill Country Campus

History Department

  • Alwyn Barr oral history interviews- faculty (2021)
  • James Eastgate Brink oral history interviews- faculty (11/2012 and 12/2012)
  • 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)
  • Donald Roy Walker oral history interviews- faculty (2017)
  • U 86.1 History Department Records, 1953-2000: This 4 box collection consists of office and committee files of the Department of History at Texas Tech University. Included are departmental correspondence and communications, committee meeting minutes, policy statements, and self study reports for various Texas Tech departments. Also included are graduate and undergraduate curricula information and test competencies. Of particular interest are the files from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Committee. These records highlight the tenure controversy when Lauro Cavazos served as President of the university. They also address academic freedom and censorship in regards to the play "Equus."
  • U 441 .1 History Department Records, 1966-2001: This 2 box collection of files maintained by Dr. Otto Nelson consists of departmental correspondence and communications, committee meeting minutes, and graduate and undergraduate curricula and test competencies.
  • U 436.1 Chester Alwyn Barr Jr. Records, 1965-2004: 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.
  • S 210.1 Seymour V. Connor Papers, 1847-1980: This 4 box collection includes correspondence, various committee and council materials and minutes, and office files pertaining to the activities of the Texas Tech University History Department.
  • U 357.1 Dr. John Cowper Granbery, 1931: This 1 wallet collection consists of one photocopy of "Students' Prolegomena to Philosophy."
  • 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 381 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.
  • U 451.1 John Howe Collection, 1969: This 1 wallet collection contains 1 mounted photograph taken by T. Orland of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and Jerry Uelsmann in 1969.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • S 789.1 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 1123.1 Donald Roy Walker Papers, 1902-1994 and undated: This 6 box collection includes 0correspondence, research materials and publications.
  • 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 news clippings.
  • History Department, 1945-1964 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • History and Anthropology news clippings, 1959-1963 (see U 163.1 Scrapbook Collection)
  • Department of History Report, 1968: This report includes historical information concerning enrollment, departmental budget, faculty and plans for the next 5-10 years.
  • History Department, 1962-1967 (See U 2.1 Vice-President for Academic Affairs Records)
  • History Department, 1965-1973 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • History, 1965-1976 (see U 20.1 College of Arts and Sciences Records)
  • History, 1969-1979 (see U 184.3 University News and Publication Records)
  • History Department, 1966-1980 (see U 147.9 President's Office Records)
  • History, 1976-1982 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
  • History, 1976-1982 (see U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records)
  • History, Department of, 1976-1996 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications 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, 1970-1986 and undated (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

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.
  • see also Scrapbook on 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 (see also 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. It's name was later changed to the College of Human Sciences.

Honors Program / Honors College
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.

Horizon Campaign

Housing and Dining [Residence Halls]

Human Sciences, College of (see also 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. Under the strong leadership of its former deans, the College of Human Sciences grew in both size and reputation.

  • William "Bill" Gustafson oral history interview- faculty (2019)
  • Elizabeth G. Haley oral history interview- faculty (undated)
  • Elizabeth G. Haley oral history interview- faculty (2019)
  • Barbara Gail House oral history interview- faculty (2002)
  • Barbara Gail House oral history interview- faculty (2015)
  • Donald S. Longworth oral history interview- faculty (2003)
  • 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 261.2 College of Human Sciences Records, 1970-2000 and undated: This two box collection consists of various files on the Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Texas Home Economics Association, and the American Home Economics Association. Also included is a gavel.
  • U 261.2 Human Sciences Photograph Collection, 1960-1990: The collection contains 88 prints and 17 color photocopies of various images of children and staff at the Child Development Center at Texas Tech University. Most of the children's photos show them learning and playing. There are also several images of children who are blind. The color photocopies are of the McDuff children- Glen (1960-1961) and Karen (1973-1975), both of whom attended the Child Development Center. The CD contains scans of all the images.
  • U 261.3 College of Human Sciences Records, undated: This one box collection contains mounted donor, alumni and scholarship biographies, photographs and listings.
  • U 261.4 College of Human Sciences Records, 2002-2004 and undated: This collection consists a oversized certificate for the SIFE USA Regional Competition, 2 loose group portraits of faculty and staff on the steps of Doak Hall, and 6 matted group portraits of faculty and staff on the steps of Doak Hall.
  • U 261.5 College of Human Sciences Records, 1925-2004: This 3 box collection consists of research materials, photographs and drafts on the history of the College of Human Sciences, and "Tips and Topics" newsletter. There are also newspaper articles about the college and printed materials related to home economics. 484 prints, 19 negatives, 25 contact sheets and 5 slides are included within the collection.
  • U 261.6 College of Human Sciences Collection, undated: This collection consists 2 large rolled banners: one states "Texas Home Economics Education" and the other is "American Home Economics Association."
  • 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
  • College of Home Economics Long Range Plans, 1968: This bound volume includes historical information concerning enrollment, departmental budgets, faculty and plans for the next 5-10 years. The departments covered are Clothing and Textiles, Food and Nutrition, Home and Family Life, and Home Economics Education.
  • Institute for Child and Family Studies, 1985-1997 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Human Sciences, 1995-2002 (see U 184.3 University News and Publication Records)

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 98.1 Inaugurations Photograph Collection, 1966: The collection consists of two prints of guests of the Arid and Semi-arid Lands symposium and Dr. Murray's Inauguration, October, 1966. Pictured include John W. Gardner, Emilio Portes Gil, Dr. Grover E. Murray, Dillon S. Ripley, and Stewart L. Udall. The first symposium on Arid and Semi-arid Lands was held in conjunction with the inauguration of Dr. Grover E. Murray as the eighth president of the university October 30-November 1, 1966. As a geologist, Dr. Murray held a long-time interest in the study of desert environments and was instrumental in founding the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS) at Texas Tech in 1967. Participants for the symposium included John W. Gardner, secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; Stewert L. Udall, secretary of the Interior; Emilio Portes Gil, former president of Mexico; and Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • U 98.2 Inaugurations Records, 2000-2001: This 1 wallet collection concerns the inaugural ceremony for David Schmidly.

Industrial Engineering

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 two series: I. Subject Files, 1957-1976 (21 boxes) and II. News Releases, 1936-1978 (12 Boxes). 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 news releases and news logs are arranged chronologically and for the most part ones were written and issued by the university. Many of these are duplicated in the subject files.
  • U 100.11 Information Services Negative Collection, 1951-1996 and undated: The 6 box collection (Series 3 of 4) 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.
  • U 100.11 Information Services Photograph Collection, 1951-1975 and undated: The 6 box collection (Series 4 of 4) contains 4,713 prints, 7 mounted prints, 70 negatives, 25 flongs, 38 contact sheets, 665 slides and 5 transparencies. Most of the images were taken or aquired 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.
  • U 100.11 Information Services Negative Collection, 1951-1996 and undated: This 6 box collection is series III of the overall Information Services Collection. It 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.
  • U 100.11 Information Services Photograph Collection, 1951-1975 and undated: This 6 box collection is series IV of the overall Information Services Collection. Some of the images in this collection have been digitized and are available for viewing here.

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH)

  • Seshadri Ramkumar oral history interview- faculty (2020)
  • Environmental Studies, Institute of, 1994 and Institute for Environmental and Human Health, 1997-1998 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • U 234.1 The Institute of Environmental and Human Health Records, 1997: This 1 wallet collection contains the contract for property lease for Reese Air Force Base.

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.
  • Institute for Studies in Pragmatism, 1973-1982 (see U 1.5 Academic Affairs)
  • Institute for Studies in Pragmatism, 1979-1982 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
  • Institute for Studies in Pragmatism, 1979-1980 (see U 1.4 Academic Affairs)

Institutional Advancement (Development)

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-present: This 120 box collection consists of various faculty and staff files collected from the start of the university until about 1994. [Note: These are not the official university personnel files, which reside in the Office of Human Resources.] Since the collection was processed, several of the files have been updated with materials such as new photographs, obituaries, news clippings and vitas.

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.

Jones Stadium

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

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. Its programming is broadcast through local channel 5. 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.

  • The La Ventana yearbooks (1926-2009) have been digitized and are viewable here to view.
  • La Ventana Photographs
  • U 190.1 La Ventana Records, 1969: This 1 wallet collection contains La Ventana yearbooks dated 1926-1971.
  • U 109.2 La Ventana Negative Collection, 1970-1973 and undated: The collection of 31,800 negatives consists of images taken by the staff of the La Ventana for publication of the university yearbook.
  • U 109.3 La Ventana Negative Collection, 1964-1988 and undated: The collection of 121,400 negatives consists of images taken by the staff of the La Ventana for publication of the university yearbook.
  • U 109.4 La Ventana Negative Collection, 1965-1966: The collection of 605 negatives and nine proofs consists of images taken by the staff of the La Ventana for publication of the university yearbook.
  • U 109.5 La Ventana Photograph Collection, 1942-1943: The collection consists of three prints of students and the Red Cross at a war time relief drive. The images were used in the 1942-1943 La Ventana yearbook.
  • U 109.6 La Ventana Negative Collection, 1934-1995: This artificial collection of 26 negatives features images photographed from various La Ventana yearbooks per a patron's request. Many are athletic images.
  • La Ventana I Negative Collection, 1962-1983 and undated
  • La Ventana II Negative Collection, 1960-1984 and undated

Latin American Area Studies Program

Law School

LGBTQIA Education and Engagement, Office of

  • U 471.1 Office of LGBTQIA Education and Engagement Records, 2017-2019: This 1 box collection program fliers, posters, and news articles of LGBTQIA supported and sponsored activities at Texas Tech University, including the annual Lavender Graduation ceremony and Big 12 LGBTQIA and Allies Summits.
  • Big 12 LGBTQIA and Allies Summit

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.

Locating Board

  • U 113.1 Locating Board Records, 1923 and 1938: This 7 box collection contains the applications, proposal and supplemental information submitted by 36 applicants for the location of Texas Technological College. Several include black and white photographs, maps and blueprints. A few also have leather covers. Some of the proposal books and accompanying information have been digitized and are available online here.
  • U 399.1 Establishment of Texas Tech - This collection contains 6 vendor's lien notes concerning land used to establishing Texas Technological College.
  • U 470.1 J. V. Hall Collection, 1923: This 1 item box collection contains a 4 x 6 card containing instructions for people to gather at the depot and sing two songs about Lubbock, lyrics included on the card, to greet the Locating Board at their arrival in town.
  • Margaret V. Dupree oral history interview (1981) - talks about Lubbock celebration getting Texas Tech and father's involvement with selecting Lubbock
  • \ William Curry Holden oral history interview - faculty (tape 1, 10/4/76) - talks about establishment of Texas Tech
  • Harve Kendrick oral history interview (1975) - Selection of Lubbock and establishment of Texas Tech
  • See also Jeannie Robinson's reference file for her paper on "The Location of Texas Technological College in Lubbock" (1981).
  • Catherine Royalty oral history interview (2019) - covers growing up in Lubbock, her family's involvement with the founding of Texas Tech, serving in the WAVES during World War II, returning to Lubbock to teach in the public school system and helping found school newspapers in Lubbock middle schools.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

Mass Communications
Journalism at Texas Tech Technological College emerged first as a course within the English Department when the college opened in 1925-1926. Tech began offering a major in journalism beginning in 1931-1932, and the Journalism Department was established in 1937. The Department of Mass Communications was formed in 1971, combining the Journalism Department and courses in telecommunications from the Speech Department, and advertising courses from the School of Business. The School of Mass Communications was formed in 1988. The College of Mass Communications was formed as a separate and independent unit in 2004. This college is one of the largest at Texas Tech. (Courtesy of Dr. Liz Watts, College of Mass Communications)

Mathematics Department

McClellan Memorial Infirmary

McElroy, D. M.

  • U 241.1 D. M. McElroy Photograph, 1967: The photograph consists of a photograph of McElroy, an unidentified man, and George Mahon, who inscribed the photo. D. M. McElroy was founder of KTXT and the Ex-Students Association, and played football at Tech from 1931-1935.

Mechanical Engineering

Medicine, School of (Health Sciences Center)
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, 1929- : This 2 box collection contains various memorabilia relating to Texas Tech which collected over the years by various sources. Each of the items are listed on the full artifact list as well.
  • U 119.2 Memorabilia, 1930s: 2 textiles from the 1930s.
  • U 119.3 Memorabilia, undated: 1 framed mirror with Tech logos.
  • U 119.4 Memorabilia, 1927 and 1939: 3 textiles from 1927-1939.
  • U 119.5 Memorabilia, 1938-1967: This one wallet collection contains: 1) six student ID images dated from 1955-1964, 2) four Student Activity [ticket] Books for 1956-1957, 3) ten punch card student meal tickets from 1967, 4) an unused 1956 "Conference Notes" pad with the tower of the Administration Building on it, and 5) three loose student photos of William R. Potts (1940), Curtis Aquilla Hyatt (1941) and Johnie Pearl Mantooth (1938).

Military Affairs/Military Science

Modern and Classical Foreign Languages

Museum of Texas Tech University
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, School 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, 2003-2010; Keith Dye and Duane Hill, 2010-2011; Duane Hill, 2012-March 30, 2018 and Eric Allen, 2012-present; and Eric Allen, Joel Pagan and Dr. Ryan Smith, 2018-present

  • Music Blueprints
  • Music related oversized items
  • Music Photographs
  • Rollin Herald Photograph Collection, 1930s-1980s - contains a large number of prints and negatives from the 1960s-1970s on the marching band, concert bands, the Court Jesters, and various band camps. Many of the negatives are from various football game performances.
  • Keith Bearden oral history interview- faculty (2019)
  • Terry Cook oral history interview (2011)
  • Robert Deahl oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • David Gaschen oral history interview (2001)
  • Anna Whitlock Henry oral history interview- faculty (1999)
  • Janeen Holmes Gilliam oral history interview (2014)
  • John Gillas oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • Leon Harris oral history interview (1979)
  • Gene Hemmle oral history interview- faculty (1973)
  • Gene Kenney oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • Pat Killion oral history interview (2002)
  • Michael Stoune oral history interview- faculty (2018)
  • George Stelluto oral history interview (2000)
  • Richard "Dick" E. Tolley oral history interview- faculty (2018)
  • Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn oral history interview- faculty (1976)
  • Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • William Westney oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • Dewey O. Wiley oral history interview- faculty (1969, 1977, 1978 and 1979)
  • The History of the Texas Tech University Orchestra, 1925-1964 (Thesis by Laura Ann Flanagan, 2020)
  • 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 Photograph Collection.
  • U 394.1 Robert Deahl Papers, 1999 and 2015: This 1 wallet collection contains Deahl's typed remembrance of Gene Hemmle and a cover letter from his wife, Lora, seeking to donate the typed pages to the archives.
  • U 369.1 John Gillas Collection, 1971-2009: This 12 box collection consists of photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, programs, and scores from Mr. Gillas’s personal collection.
  • S 410.1 Leon Harris Papers, 1938-1984: This 3 box collection contains pre-game and half time marching band scripts which Harris used.
  • S 410.2 Leon Harris Papers, 1983-1985: This 2 wallet collection contains pre-game and half-time marching band programs, a program for the 8th Annual Texas Marching Band Festival, line-up cards, scripts and other band related items.
  • U 314.1 Gene Kenney Scrapbook, 1956-2007: This 1 scrapbook collection pertains mainly to the activities of the Texas Tech Choir, of which Gene Kenney was the director.
  • S 534.1 M. Dean Killion Papers, 1938-1985: This 3 box collection contains information on the professional activities of Killion, including correspondence relating to the Fresno State and Texas Tech University bands, various band clinics, and contests judged. Also includes considerable amounts of practice music for various instruments, quizzes, other band curricula, scrapbook material, and papers pertaining to organizations to which he belonged.
  • S 564.1 Harry LeMaire, 1925-1991: This 2 wallet collection contains correspondence, financial material, and teaching material of Le Maire, Texas Technological College's first band director and author of The Matador Song.
  • S? James B. Nevins Papers, 1937-1945: This 1 wallet collection includes copies of programs of band concerts and clinics in which Nevins participated.
  • U 123.1 School of Music Records, 1934-2010 and undated: This 19 box collection consists of programs, flyers, news clippings, photographs, audio and visual recordings, and memorabilia of the School of Music ensembles, as well as various band service organizations.
  • U 123.3 Music Department Records, 1979-1989: This 1 box collection contains newspaper clippings, 11 prints, and correspondence about the School of Music between 1979 and 1989, and pertains mainly to the history of the carillon program at Texas Tech, including the musicians who play the instruments.
  • U 123.4 Music Department Slide Collection, 1974-1991 and undated: The collection consists of 466 slides featuring various various music related activities. Includes scenes from Madrigal Dinners; scenes from the musicals Carmen and Carousel and the play Patience; scenes from various TTU opera performances; and miscellaneous images of students and faculty playing musical instruments, engaged in vocal performances and participating in events such as Choir Camp.
  • U 123.6 Music Department Records, 1945-1987 and undated: This 22 box collection consists of correspondence, marching band formations, press books, academic program committee, affiliated artists, calendars, commencement, course changes, fraternities and sororities, graduate studies, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, NASM, NEA, Scholarships, Symphonic Band, Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Twirlers, photographs, and Pre-Game and Half Time Programs.
  • U 123.6 Department of Music Photograph Collection, 1954-1987 and undated: The collection of 267 negatives and 2,097 prints consists of images of the band, its members, and performances. Included are images of drum majors, the marching band, twirlers, the choir, concert bands, court jesters, and football game footage. Three oversized photographs were transferred to UA Oversize Photos box A.
  • U 123.8 Music Department Records, 1945-1996 and undated: This 20 boxes and 1 oversized folder collection is comprised mostly of materials related to various summer camps, such as All-State Choir, Band, Band/Orchestra, and Orchestra, that are held on an annual basis for secondary school students. Musical scores, like Symphony #2 Finale, and its various instrumental parts figure prominently in the collection. Miscellaneous performances in the music department are highlighted, such as a 1993 trip to Carnegie Hall, the annual Madrigal Dinners on campus, Lubbock Summer Repertory, and the University Sing. Also included are 568 prints, 218 contact sheets, 43 negatives and 65 slides.
  • U 123.9 Music Department Recordings Collection, 1978-2003: This collection of 265 recordings was donated by former Band Director Keith Bearden and are related to rehearsals and performances of the Texas Tech Goin’ Band from Raiderland dated from 1978-2003.
  • U 123.10 Music Department Records, 1937-2006 and undated: This 15 boxes and 1 oversize box collection consists of various memorandums, committee minutes, band rosters, programs and brochures, memorabilia and sound and video recordings.
  • U 123.11 Music Department Records, 1937-2006 and undated: This 1 wallet collection contains a 1940 publication of Harry LeMaire's educational workbook "LeMaire's Signature and Chord Indicator and Chord Construction."
  • U 124.1 School of Music Records, 1987-1988: This is a 1 wallet collection.
  • U 444.1 School of Music Symposium Collection, 2004-2006: This two box (0.4 linear feet) collection contains 11 CD recordings of plenary sessions and performances that took place during the Schumann Perspectives Symposium hosted by the Texas Tech School of Music on September 29th and 30th, 2006. It also contains a 15 part biography [on CD] of Schumann, and the files of music professor Lora Deahl, who chaired the symposium and program posters.
  • S 1575.1 Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn Papers, 1996-2000: This 1 wallet collection contains four music scores.
  • U 333.1 Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn Collection, 1912-2009: This 63 box collection contains materials relating to the personal and professional life of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn. It is divided up into five series: manuscript, books, recordings, artifacts, and oversize materials.
  • U 333.2 Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn Collection, 1956-2016: This 2 box and 5 folder collection consists of materials found in the School of Music that relate to late Dr. Mary Jeanne van Appledorn's career. Included are correspondence, her Horn Professor application, recital programs, compositions, and concert recordings.
  • U 49.1 Dewey O. Wiley Papers, 1915-1981 and undated: This 25 box collection contains correspondence, financial material, scrapbooks, music programs, printed materials, photographs, band organization materials (Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Phi Beta Mu), news clippings, and memorabilia related to Wiley's career as the "Father of Texas Bands."
  • U 49.1 Dewey O. Wiley Photograph Collection, circa 1920s-1970s: This collection of 2,326 prints and negatives consists of image from Wiley's career as "the Father of Texas Bands." Pictured are early 1920s images of the Simmons University "Cowboy Band", numerous images of the Texas Tech Band, as well as Wiley family photos, postcards, and miscellaneous concert bands. A good portion of the Texas Tech Band images are of their "formations" or intricate patterns made by the band while performing during a football game. Also includes choirs, drum majors, Harry LeMaire, majorettes, Midland College football team, parades, and postcards.
  • Band, 1954-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • Band, 1965-1997 and Department of Music, 1966-1993 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Music Building, 1949-1968 and Music Department, 1951-1969 (see 35.2 Vice President for Business Affairs)
  • Music, 1952-1965 (see U 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • Music Building, 1954-1955 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • Music news clippings, 1955-1963 (See U 163.1 Scrapbooks)
  • Music, 1957-1976 (See U 2.1 Vice-President for Academic Affairs Records)
  • Music, 1962-1973 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Department of Music Report, 1968: This report includes historical information concerning enrollment, departmental budget, faculty and plans for the next 5-10 years.
  • Music, 1968-1976 (see U 20.1 College of Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Music, 1967-1997 (see U 184.3 University News and Publications)
  • Music, 1972-1982 (see U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Music, 1979-1984 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
  • Music, 1980-1984 (see U 157.7 Research Services Records)
  • Music Recordings, 1937-1987 (see U 414.2 University Recordings, 1937-1987)
  • School of Music - self-study, 2012 (see U 207.5 Provost's Office Records)
  • School of Music programs and recitals, 1965-1999
  • Texas Tech Music bulletins: Music at Texas Tech (1952) and Music at Texas Tech (1960)

Name Change
From 1959-1969, debates and demonstrations were held over the renaming of Texas Technological College. It was agreed that the word "university" was necessary to reflect the growth in size and prestige of the "college." There was a lot of vocal and written support was for retaining the Double-T logo, despite whatever name was selected for the university. By 1963, the Board of Directors officially approved the name "Texas Tech University," preserving aspects of the original name and retaining the trademark Double-T. The State Legislature, on September 1, 1969, formally approved the board's suggestion.

National Youth Administration

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 was 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.

  • School of Nursing Photographs
  • Pat Yoder Wise oral history interview- faculty (1986)
  • U 160.1 School of Nursing Records, 1947-1997 and undated: This 59 box collection contains various office files concerning the Nursing health profession. Includes, photographs, video tapes, audio tapes of conferences, course syllabi and course materials, numerous proposals, transparencies, agendas, meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, grant applications, historical information on the formation of the School of Nursing, news clippings, printed materials, Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing surveys and materials, staff development committee files, statement of philosophy, institutional self-studies, and various reports.
  • U 160.2 School of Nursing Records, 1988-1990: The 3 box collection contains office files, particularly of the Permian Basin campus, as well as program reviews, general faculty regulations, graduate program proposals, and self studies.
  • U 160.1 School of Nursing Photograph Collection, 1977-1988 and undated: The collection consists of 192 prints, 148 negatives, and 14 color slides. It consists of miscellaneous images on the nursing profession, nursing students, and the Texas Tech School of Nursing. It includes images on the Annual Conference on Continuing Education (1977); the EP and BC Advisory Committee meeting (1988); the Excellence in Nursing Practice Award Display in the HSC Library (undated); the Historical Registration (1983); the Lillian Wald Library Display (undated); the May Awards Ceremony (1986); a Nursing Exhibit (undated); the School of Nursing pin; and numerous unidentified people. Also included are slides of the Faculty Lunch and Meeting (1986), and Yondell Masters.
  • U 160.3 School of Nursing Photograph Collection, undated: The collection consists of 3 Polaroid prints depicts nurses at work, and were donated by Pat Yoder Wise.
  • U 160.4 School of Nursing Records, 1998-2001: This 3 box collection consists of syllabi from nursing courses taught at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
  • U 160.5 School of Nursing Slide Collection, undated: The collection consists of 268 slides of artwork and nursing activities for IMAGE.
  • U 160.6 School of Nursing Records, 1968-1999: This 4 box collection consists of office files, annual reports, correspondence, course schedules, and Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing Information.
  • U 160.7 School of Nursing Records, 2001-2002: This 2 box collection consists of syllabi from nursing courses taught at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
  • U 160.8 School of Nursing Records, 1980: This collection contains two copies of a March 1980 accreditation report on continuing education in nursing, as well as a site visit report coinciding with the accreditation report.
  • Nursing Education, 1952-1958 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • School of Nursing, 1979-1990 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • School of Nursing Recordings, 1980-1998 and undated (see U 414.1 University Recordings)
  • School of Nursing, 1998-2000 (See U 147.44 Office of the President Records)
  • Proposed Nursing School- TTU, 1975-1976 and undated (see S 402.1 Kent Hance Papers)

Official Publications

  • U 219.1 Official Publications Photograph Collection, undated: The collection contains 4 oversized prints are of the architectural details of a campus building and posed shots of Texas Tech students. The images were used as a photographic preparation file for the office of Official Publications, and are located in UA Oversize Photograph Box A.

Operations Division

Pageants

  • U 130.1 Pageants Records, 1926-1929: This 1 wallet collection is comprised of printed programs of annual pageants performed by Texas Tech students.

Peace Corps

Pantex

Park Administration and Landscape Architecture

Personnel

  • U 373.1 Personnel Pay Plans Collection, 1962-2001: This is a 1 box collection of the annual pay range documents.

Petroleum Engineering

Philosophy Department

Photographic Services
Photographic Services was a unit within the Office of University News and Publications, which was organized to handle news and information for the Texas Tech University system. It was responsible for taking photographs to accompany media stories and other outreach needs for the university, as well as serving as an on-site photography studio for campus requests such as portraits of faculty, staff and administrators.

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 Physical Plant Records, 1992-2004: This 21 box and 3 oversized folder collection consists of a report on the utilities systems with blueprints folded inside (January, 1950) and annual fiscal reports from 1992-2003.
  • U 294.2 Physical Plant Records, 1994-2008: 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.
  • U 294.4 Physical Plant Reports, 1950-2003: This 1 box collection consists of a report on the utilities systems with blueprints folded inside (January, 1950) and annual fiscal reports from 1992-2003.
  • See also Facilities Planning and Construction.
  • Physical Plant news clippings, 1957-1959 (see U 163.1 Scrapbooks)
  • Physical Plant, 1951-1969 (see 35.2 Vice President for Business Affairs)
  • Physical Plant, 1981-1994 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

Physics Department

Placement Office

Placement Services

Planning Office (also Planning Department)

  • U 143.1 Planning Department Records, 1957-1981: This 4 box collection includes files on budget guidelines and requests, legislative requests, student demonstrations in 1969-1970, information on the Western Information Network (WIN), and damage from the 1970 Lubbock Tornado.
  • U 144.1 Planning Office Records, 1937-1983 and undated: This is a 10 box collection.
  • U 144.2 Planning Office Records, 1937-1983 and undated: This is a 10 box collection.
  • U 144.19 Planning Office Records, 1923-1985 and undated: This 47 box collection includes departmental self-studies, as well as information regarding the physical campus and development of the medical school, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960's and 1970's.
  • See also Physical Plant and Facilities Planning and Construction.

Planning and Assessment, Office of
The Office of Planning and Assessment contributes to the university mission by promoting and leading institutional effectiveness activities; facilitating the measurement and analysis of institutional assessment data, and supporting institutional compliance.

  • U 442.1 Office of Planning and Assessment Report, 2010: This 1 wallet collection contains the 2010 McCabe Academic Integrity Survey Report.

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.

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).

PrinTech
PrinTech was a campus department that operating a printing and reproduction service for other Texas Tech University entities. It produced printed materials such as flyers, posters and brochures, as well as transparencies and lecture materials for research and teaching faculty. The department was closed in 2000.

  • U 435.1 PrinTech Records, 1971-1994: This 4 box collection consists of negatives, prints and slides used for the production of Texas Tech University printed and teaching materials, such as lecture transparencies. Included are 18,762 negatives, 371 contact sheets, 762 prints and 51 slides.

Psychology

Public Art Collection

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, 1958-1991: (Series 1) This 41 box collection consists of press releases, news clippings, and information on Texas Tech faculty, staff, students, academic programs, and various other related activities.
  • U 148.3 Public Information Negatives, 1941-1969: (Series 2) This 6 box collection consists of negatives related to the activities of the Department of Public Information. Select images from this collection have been digitized and are viewable at here.
  • U 148.3 Public Information Prints, 1923-1977: (Series 3) This 5 box collection consists of prints related to the activities of the Department of Public Information. Select images from this collection have been digitized and are viewable at here.

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.

  • U 292.1 Quality Service and Professional Development Records, 2002: This 1 box collection consists of training rosters and materials for courses taught by the Texas Tech department of Quality Service and Professional Development.
  • U 292.2 Quality Service Council Records, 1994-1996: This 1 box collection contains meeting minutes, agendas and related documentation of the Quality Service Council.

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 Association, 1985-1990 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)

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.

Range and Wildlife

Rattlesnake Canyon
Deeded to Texas Tech in December of 1981 by Stanley C. Stribling, the 91-acre property known as Rattlesnake Canyon is located within an 11,000-acre ranch located in Val Verde County, Texas. "Rattlesnake Canyon boasts one of the six finest surviving pictographic panels of the Pecos River Rock Art Style." (description courtesy fn the Executive Summary page of the white paper contained within the collection).

  • U 434.1 Rattlesnake Canyon Records, 1996-2016: This 1 small box collection contains correspondence concerning access to the site and its proposed sale, a bound white paper on the site's history, a preservation grant proposal to the Getty Conservation Institute, and a CD of photos of the site taken by David Marshall in 2009.
  • Rattlesnake Canyon, 2002-2003 (See U 147.44 Office of the President Records)

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.

Registrar

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, 1962-1975 and undated: The 6 box collection contains correspondence, files on research projects in various Texas Tech departments and colleges, as well as information pertaining to the Texas Tech Board of Regents Meetings, the Gulf Universities Research Consortium (G.U.R.C.), and the National Science Foundation (N.S.F.). Also included is one photograph.
  • U 154.3 Research and Graduate Studies Records, 1963-1978: This is a 6 box collection.
  • Research and Graduate Studies, 1976-1980 (see U 68.1 College of Engineering Records)

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.
  • Office of Research Services, 1966-1997 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • 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.
  • U 157.7 Research Services Photograph Collection, undated: The collection consists of 8 prints of map drawings of proposed locations for testing facilities, aerial views of Lubbock, a group portrait, and individual portraits of William Caire and John R. Jameson.

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

Scrapbooks on Texas Tech

  • U 44.1 College Scrapbooks, 1923-1973: This 15 box collection consists of newspaper clippings glued into scrapbooks, as well as a few memorabilia items.
  • U 163.1 Scrapbooks, 1920-1963: 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 Scrapbook, 1927-1929: This is a 1 scrapbook collection.

Seal of Texas Tech

Seismological Observatory

Self -Evaluation Committee -- see Institutional Self-Study

Semicentennial
Texas Tech celebrated its 50th charter anniversary in 1975 with various coordinated events and guest speakers.

  • U 457.1 Semicentennial Records, 1973-1975: This 1 box collection was created from four file folders formerly housed in the reference area.

Sociology

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.

Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute (SPRTI)

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.
  • See also Center for Campus Life collections

Speech and Theater Arts

Speech Department

Student Activities

  • See Center for Campus Life collections

Student Health Services

  • Student Health Services Scrapbook, 1925-1986: This oversized scrapbook contains news clippings, photographs, brochures and other related ephemera related to the Student Health Services center at Texas Tech. The bulk of the scrapbook dates between 1947-1971. The book's pages are fragile. Also included (and stored in the folder at the back of the scrapbook) is a typed 5-page history of the Student Health Services at TTU written by Edith Cruce.
  • See also McClellan Memorial Infirmary

Student ID Office

  • U 440.1 Student ID Office Records, 1977-2006: This one box collection contains correspondence, literature, proposals and associated documents concerning the implementation and upgrading of the Texas Tech University student ID program.

Student Publications

  • 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.
  • U 175.2 Student Publications Photograph Collection, 1969 and undated: The collection consists of 104 negatives of images taken for student publications, most likely the La Ventana. Included are images of the food lab, members of the American Home Economics Association and their awards banquet, members of Home Management, members of A. I. D., Home Economics Council, and Dr. Lockart. The negatives were taken by the photo staff of Student Publications and were sent to the Southwest Collection by Darrel Thomas.

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.

Teaching Academy

Tech Tips
Tech Tips were handbooks for new Texas Tech students which described Housing and Dining policies and fees, traditions at the college, etiquette and dress for female students, and outlined various student organizations present on campus.

  • U 199.1 Tech Tips Publications, 1942-1975: This 1 box collection contains copies of Tech Tip publications.
  • U 199.2 Tech Tips Printing Plates, undated: The collection consists of 20 metal printing plates used in Tech Tips publications.
  • Tech Tips, 1942-1963, have been digitized and are available for viewing here.

Texas Tech Faculty Legal Action Association, Inc. (TTFLAA)

  • U 468.1 Texas Tech Faculty Legal Action Association, Inc. Records, 1980-1986: This 1 box collection contains articles of incorporation, bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence and news releases concerning a TTU faculty group organized to bring legal action against the university concerning changes to tenure guidelines approved by the Board of Regents on September 28, 1984. The document "Statement of Facts: Substantive Changes" outlines the differences between the 1967 tenure policy as it appears in the 1984 Faculty Handbook and the revision approved by the board in 1984. The tenure conflict was resolved by May of 1986 in terms acceptable to the Faculty Senate and many TTU faculty, thus resulting in TTFLAA not pursuing a lawsuit against Texas Tech.

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 and Senior Vice President Bob Smith.

Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame

  • U 461.1 Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame Collection, 1975- : This 3 box collection consists of folders related to the annual induction of notable bandmasters into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu (Texas). It was donated to the archives courtesy of Keith Bearden.

Texas Techsan (Alumni Association publications)

Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute

Textile Engineering

Textile Research Center

The Toreador (official student newspaper for Texas Tech University)

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Activities

Undergraduate Programs and Student Success
Organized under the Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Programs and Student Success division was called the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs prior to 2017.

  • U 133.1 Undergraduate Programs and Student Success Records, 2013-2016: This 1 box collection contains publications, handouts and reports to the Office of the Provost published by the division. Included reports are the annual "Partnership for Student Success," "Student Success and Retention," and "Partnerships and Collaborations," and "Texas Tech University and Title IX."

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 publication, Almost Weekly.
  • U 182.1 University Center Photograph Collection, undated: The collection contains one image of students at the Ex-Students display table.
  • U 182.2 University Center Photograph Collection, 1993: The 2 print collection contains images of Lisa Gilbreath as the Masked Rider, sitting on the horse, Double T.
  • U 182.3 University Center Photograph Collection, 1979-1982 and undated: The collection is composed of 19 images of various people participating in university events. Group portraits are of the staff of Pine Cove, the staff of Sky Ranch, Red Raiders Football team (1979), and the Women’s Tennis Teams (1979-1980, 1981-1982). Also includes miscellaneous unidentified pictures- a Tech football game; a football team portrait (undated); various images of unidentified women of Pi Beta Phi; students posing with sporting equipment; and various undated team portraits. These items were discovered in the attic of the University Center Activities Office and donated to the archive. They were transferred to UA Oversize Photos Box B.
  • U 182.4 University Center Photographs, 1976: This collection consists of 1 negative and 2 prints of the University Center taken in 1976.
  • 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.
  • Student Union, 1950-1965 (see 35.2 Vice President for Business Affairs)
  • Student Union Building, 1953-1965 and Tech Union, 1956-1963 (see 148.3 Public Information Records)
  • Tech Union Annual Reports, 1954-1958 (see U 147.26 President's Office Records)
  • University Center, 1986-1999 and undated (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • See also the Campus Planning Committee Meeting Minutes, 1958-1967 for information on the Student Union expansions, renovations and operational usage (such as pgs. 8-12 of the fall 1966 meetings documenting first 13 year operation).
  • University Center, 1995-1997 (see U 184.3 University News and Publications)
  • University Center Expansion, 1998-2004 (see U 147.5 Student Government Association Records)
  • Texas Tech University Center special bulletins: University Center (1960s?) and University Center (1980)

University Counseling Center

University Daily
The TTU student newspaper originally called The Daily Toreador and now known as The Daily Toreador)

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 and Publications
The Office of University News and Publication maintained a large amount of public information files for research purposes, assisted in ascertaining accuracy of facts regarding the University, and provided 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 offered media related training sessions, coordinated interviews and press conferences, and aided in the creation of media plans for major campus events. The department has undergone numerous name changes over the decades, including the Office of Public Information (1950s-1960s), Information Services (1960-1980s) and it currently goes by the name Office of Communications and Marketing (2000s).

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 Press, 2009-2010 (see U 147.8 President's Office Records)

University Recordings
These are comprised of various collections of audio and visual recordings that have been donated by several departments over the years.

  • U 414.1 University Recordings, 1975-2012 and undated: This 4 box collection contains miscellaneous recordings created and/or collected by Texas Tech University. Areas covered include Athletics, faculty convocations, dedication of the Mass Communications Building, commencement, Institutional Advancement, the Museum, the Red Raider Club, and the School of Nursing.
  • U 414.2 University Recordings, 1937-1987: This collection of 134 LPs and 34 Ampex magnetic tapes primarily concerning the School of Music, its ensembles and faculty.

University Theatre and Dance
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
  • Deborah Bigness oral history interview (2021)
  • Barry Corbin oral history interview (2010)
  • Jonathan Errol Marks oral history interview (July 2017 and August 2017 )
  • George Sorensen oral history interview- faculty (2000)
  • 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.
  • Tent Show: Candy Pitch Music and Interview - Robert Johnson, 1980 (Donated by Clifford Ashby in 2002; see U 414.1 University Recordings)
  • AV 88 Barry Corbin Papers, 1946-2006: This 3 box collection consists of materials relating to Corbin's family, education in Lubbock and at Texas Tech, financial records from 1992 to 2006, and performances as early as 1961.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • U 187.9 University Theatre Recordings, 1964-1994 and undated: This 3 box collection contains contains 118 recordings pertaining to the Texas Tech University Theatre program dated between 1964-1994.
  • University Theatre, 1965-1972 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • University Theatre, 1976-1981 (see U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Theatre and Dance production programs and newspaper articles, 1964-2010

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.

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.
  • Veterinary and Zoological Medicine School, 1970-1983 (see U 1.5 Academic Affairs)
  • Veterinary Medicine School, 1998-2004 (see U 147.44 Office of the President Records)

The Vietnam Center and Archive (VNCA)

Visual and Performing Arts, College of

Water Resources Center (WRC)
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 associated 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 295.3 Water Resources Center Photograph Collection, 1961-1992: The collection of 62 prints and 353 slides documents water projects and studies conducted by the Water Resources Center.
  • 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 Correspondence, 1963-1967 (see U 144.19 Planning Office Records)
  • Water Resources Center, 1964-1969 (see U 68.5 College of Engineering Records, 1928-1980 and undated)
  • Water Resources Center, 1967-1970 (see U 100.11 Information Services Records)
  • Water Resources Center, 1970-1980 (see U 68.1 College of Engineering Records)
  • Water Resources Center, 1981-1984 (see U 2.2 Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
  • Water Resources Center, 1981-1985 (see U 20.10 Arts and Sciences Records)
  • Water Resources Center, 1988-1994 (see U 185.6 University News and Publications Records)
  • Water Resources Center - Digital repository for publications produced by members of the WRC.

Western Information Network (WIN)

Wind Science and Engineering Resources Center (WISE) and the National Wind Institute (NWI)
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. The National Wind Institute was established in December 2012.

Wind Sciences Department

Women's & Gender Studies Program

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