Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Brent Newsom Student Chapbook Collection:

An Inventory of His Papers, 2009, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Newsom, Brent
Title: Student Chapbook Collection,
Dates: 2009
Abstract: Student chapbooks, submitted as the final portfolio for ENGL 2351, taught by Prof. Brent Newsom, Spring semester, 2009.
Collection # R37.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

These chapbooks were completed as a class project for English 2351, Spring 2009. Brent Newsom, at that time a graduate student, taught this class, which included a service learning component. Students met with and interviewed senior citizens at the Lubbock Senior Center. The students then wrote creative pieces (poetry and creative nonfiction) based upon their interactions with their senior partner. The students made three copies of their chapbooks: one for themselves, one for their senior partner, and one for Prof. Newsom. These are Prof. Newsom’s copies.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the writing and artwork of students enrolled in ENGL 2351, Spring semester, 2009.

The collection is in good condition.



The collection is organized by type of material.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Signed releases from each interviewee and student were placed in the Collection File.

Copy requests in excess of 5 pages must be approved by the donor or his representative.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Newsom, Brent
Rodriguez, Laurie (student)
Ingram, Vivien A. (student)
Craig, Avery (student)
Sandoval, Lorena (student)
Wessels, Stephanie Elise (student)
Beckham, Sara (student)
Waller, Kaci (student)
Bailey, Ethan (student)
Nokes, Seth (student)
Juarez, Laura (student)
Smith, Thursa M. (interviewee)
Ivins, Elda (interviewee)
Horton, Juanita (interviewee)
Simmons, Anita (interviewee)
Holland, Norma Jean (interviewee)
Cosgrove, E.J. (interviewee)
Young, Joyce (interviewee)
Wright, Donna (interviewee)
Meeks, Jean (interviewee)
Holland, Norma Jean (interviewee)
Lubbock Senior Center
Lubbock (Texas)-–History
Lubbock (Texas)-–Social life and customs

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Frank Tierney Student Broadside Collection, 2008

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brent Newsom Student Chapbook Collection, 2009, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #:

Gift, 2009

Processed by

Dr. Diane Warner

Additional Sources

None for the record.

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 A Simple Life, creative non-fictions and poems, by Seth “Brasco” Nokes, [2009]
2 Mrs. Elda’s Chapbook, prepared by Vivien Ingram, May 4, 2009
3 [Thursa], by Laurie Rodriguez, [2009]
4 [High School Propriety], by Avery Craig, [2009]
5 Seven, by Lorena Sandoval, [2009]
6 Mr. Cosgrove Sr., stories and poems written by Stephanie Elise Wessels, [2009]
7 Back Then, from Sara Beckham, [2009]
8 Reflections, Kaci Waller, [2009]
9 Jean in an Eggshell, by Ethan Bailey, [2009]
10 Blue Moon, by Laura Juarez, [2009]