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Passed on February 10, 1923, Senate Bill No. 103 is commonly
referred to as the school charter. Lubbock, Texas, was officially selected
as the site of a new college on August 8, 1923 by the Locating Board. In the
fall of 1925, Texas Technological College opened. Then, from 1959-1969,
debates grew over renaming the college, and on Sept. 1, 1969, the Board of
Directors officially change the name to Texas Tech University.
Below are various historical tidbits and information on
the establishment and growth of Texas Tech University.
Texas Tech Timelines:
1) General Texas Tech University Timeline, 1923-present,
2) Texas Tech University Women's Timeline, 1923-present,
3) A Timeline of Minorities at Texas Tech University, 1929-present,
and 4) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Timeline, 1969-present
Miscellaneous TTU History: includes information on the
1) Establishment of Texas Tech, 2) The Board of Regents, 3) Early TTU Footage,
4) Texas Tech Songs and Traditions, 5) Historical Publications on Texas Tech, and
6) Published Departmental Histories.
Other Texas Tech History Resources:
1) Campus Maps and Structures,
2) A Guide to Women's Resources in the University Archives,
3) Horn Professors,
4) Who's Who in TTU Administration,
Texas Techsan Retrospective Articles on Texas Tech history
written by staff of the SWC.
Academic Firsts and
Milestones: includes 1) Enrollment Information, 2) Texas Tech Firsts and Milestones, and a 3) Chronology
of TTU Departments and Degrees.
Digital Collections Available for Research:
Digitized Collections From the University Archives
Digitized Photographs From the University Archives