Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Betty Anderson:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1961-1996 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Anderson, Betty
Title: Betty Anderson Papers,
Dates: 1961-1996 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of material generated by Betty Anderson's interests and activities in local, state, and national civic organizations from 1961-1996 and undated.
Collection # S26.3
Quantity: 5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in Waxahachie, Texas, Betty Anderson was awarded a B.A. by North Texas State University (1954) and an M.A. by Texas Tech University (1973). Anderson has held office in numerous state and local organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Lubbock, League of Women Voters of Texas, and American Association of University Women, and continues her activities in supporting and promoting the social, health, and welfare concerns of women, children, the elderly, and disabled.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes general materials concerning the civic and political activities of Betty Anderson. Featured topics are desegregation of Lubbock Independent School District, South Plains Food Bank, Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, events associated with the Women's movement and Equal Rights Amendment, United Nations Decade for Women, and International Women's Year. Additionally, the collection includes material from Anderson's work with other boards and commissions supporting and promoting issues of public interest.



The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Correspondence
  • Committee on Excellence in Education
  • Desegregation of Lubbock Independent School District
  • Equal Rights Amendment
  • Governor's Commission for Women
  • Issues
  • L.O.O.K.
  • Lubbock: 2005
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • National Issues Forums
  • South Plains Food Bank
  • Texas Constitutional Revision Commission
  • Texas Women's Commission Foundation/Women's Foundation of Texas
  • United Nations Decade for Women
  • Other Boards, Commissions, and Committees
  • Printed Material


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Anderson, Betty (1933-)
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights
Civic improvement--Texas--Lubbock
School Integration
Lubbock (Tex.)--history
Texas--Constitutional history

Related Material

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

  • Betty Anderson Papers, 1957-1985
  • Betty Anderson Oversize Collection
  • American Association of University Women. Lubbock Chapter Records, 1925-1962
  • League of Women Voters of Texas Records, 1920-
  • League of Women Voters (Lubbock, Texas) Records, 1945-1978

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Betty Anderson Papers, 1961-1996 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
89-0114-B, 95-0079-B, 1999-0251-B

Gifts, 1989, 1995, 1999

Processed by

Karen Hicks, 2005

Collection Inventory


Correspondence, 1991-1992

box folder
1 1 Child care services, Texas Department of Human Services, 1991
2 Re Interest in state board appointment under Texas Governor Ann Richards, 1990-1992


Committee on Excellence in Education, Lubbock, Texas, 1983-1987

box folder
1 3 Curriculum, funding, Texas Research League Reports, notes, and "A Nation at Risk", 1983-1984
4 General background, meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, information requests, and news clippings, 1983-1984
5 Lubbock Independent School District Five Year Priority Plan, financial report, and magnet school information, circa 1983-1987
6 "Quest for Excellence: Improving the Lubbock Public School", Report, 1984


Desegregation of Lubbock Independent School District, 1971-1991

box folder
1 7 Legal mandates for schools, research material, and notes, 1972-1991
8 Tri-Ethnic Commission (Unitary status oversight), 1971-1990
9 Unitary status - Lubbock Independent School District, 1987-1991


Equal Rights Amendment, 1975-1981 and undated

box folder
1 10 News clippings, 1975-1978
11 Printed Material, undated
12 Speeches and research material, 1976-1981 and undated


Governor's Commission for Women, 1976-1987

box folder
1 13 Background, meetings, minutes, members, notes, etc., 1983-1987
14 Sesquicentennial report on the Status of Women in Texas, 1976-1986 and undated


Issues, 1963-1990 and undated

box folder
1 15 Abortion - Printed Material, 1975-1990
16 Nuclear weapons control/reduction, 1988
17 Women's issues - news clippings, 1963-1977 and undated
18 Women's issues - notes, undated


L.O.O.K. (Lubbock's Opportunities for Our Children - Desegregation/Busing Transition), 1976-1979

box folder
1 19 Information Center, 1976-1978
20 Information Center, 1978
21 Operation Manual, 1978-1979
box folder
2 1 Steering Committee - Rumor control, 1978


Lubbock: 2005, 1983-1990 and undated

box folder
2 2 General - guidelines, notes, etc., 1987 and undated
3 Goal/Strategy Progress Reports, 1986-1987
4 Health, Education, and Human Services subcommittee, 1987
5 Implementation Goals and Strategies, 1985-1988
6 Review Committee: Correspondence, meeting minutes, Goal/Strategy Reports, 1983-1990
7 Review Committee: Correspondence, Goal/Implementation Strategies reports, meetings, 1986 and undated
8 Review Committee: Minutes, March-May, 1987
9 Review Committee, 1988
10 Subcommittee Reports for Final Review, 1987
11 Training Manual, 1984


Lubbock, Texas (Research Material) 1966-1990 and undated

box folder
2 12 Notes, literary production, news clippings, and statistics re Lubbock's growth/development, housing, women's issues, cultural sites, 1966-1990 and undated


National Issues Forums, 1983-1996

box folder
2 13 "America's Role in the World: New Risks, New Realities" - Moderator's Guide, 1991
14 Audio Cassette Series for 1986-1987 topics, 1986
15 "The Battle over Abortion: Seeking Common Ground in a Divided Nation" - notes, news clippings, other supporting material, 1990
16 "The Drug Crisis: Public Strategies for Breaking the Habit" - Discussion Guide, news clippings, 1989
17 "Environmental Protection: Choices for the 1990s" - Moderator's Guide, notes, news clippings, 1989
18 "The Farm Crisis: Who's in Trouble, How to Respond", notes, Research material, 1986-1987
19 "Immigration: What we Promised, Where to Draw the Line", Moderator's Guide, notes, news clippings,research material, 1983-1996
20 "The Public Debt: Breaking the Habit of Deficit Spending", Moderator's Guide, supporting material, 1983-1988
21 "The Public Debt: Breaking the Habit of Deficit Spending", Moderator's Guide, associated article, report, 1988-1989
22 "Regaining the Competitive Edge: Are we up to the Job?", Moderator's Guide and supporting material, 1990
23 "Superpowers: Nuclear Weapons and National Security", Discussion Guide, support materials, and comments, 1987-1989
24 "The Soviets: What is the Conflict About?" and "Taxes: Who Should Pay and Why?", Video teleconference manual, correspondence and financial material 1986
25 "The Trade Gap: Regaining the Competitive Edge", Moderator's Guide, notes, news clippings, 1987-1988
26 "Welfare: Who Should be Entitled to Public Help?", Moderator's Guide, news clippings, resource material, 1985
Printed Material - Background Booklets
box folder
3 1 "The Deficit and the Federal Budget", 1983
1 "Jobs and the Jobless in a Changing Workplace", 1984
1 "On Second Thought: A Report on the1985 Forums", 1986
1 "The Fourth Presidential Library Conference on the Public and Public Policy", 1986
1 "The Farm Crisis: Who's in Trouble, How to Respond", 1986
1 "Crime: What We Fear, What Can Be Done", 1986
1 "Freedom of Speech: Where to Draw the Line", 1987


South Plains Food Bank, 1983-1988

box folder
3 2 Correspondence re Meadow's Foundation grant, warehouse acquisition, donor tax question, 1983-1988
3 Business, 1985-1986
4 Canned food drive - budget, press releases, promotion, etc., 1984
5 Early meetings, 1983-1984
6 Hunger background - speech, news clippings, notes, correspondence, 1985-1986
7 Junior League request, 1984-1986
8 Legal aspects - Bylaws, Internal Revenue Service Regulations, etc., 1983
9 Management reports, 1985
10 News clippings, 1983-1984
11 Public relations/Tech (Texas Tech University), 1983-1985
12 Wall of Honor fund raiser for building expansion, circa 1987


Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, 1961-1974

box folder
3 13 Correspondence, 1973
14 Correspondence and League of Women Voters material, 1963-1974
15 Full Commission - meeting minutes, 1973
16 Lubbock Area Citizen Advisory Committee - Conference, 1973
17 Presented paper - "An Overview of the Texas Constitution", by George D. Braden, circa 1973
18 Presented paper - "Texas Constitutional Revision: Selected Issues", by Janice May, 1973
Printed Material
box folder
3 19 News clippings and newsletter, 1972-1973
20 Texas Constitutional Review (2 copies), League of Women Voters of Texas, 1966
20 The Constitution of Texas (with its 140 144 Patches - "Municipal and County Government", by J. William Davis and William E. Oden, Arnold Foundation Monographs, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1961
20 The Texas Constitution: Problems and Prospects for Revision Papers Prepared for the Texas Urban Development Commission, 1971
20 Public Affairs Comment, "The Meaning of the Vote on the Proposed Texas Constitution, 1975", by John E. Bebout, 1978
21 References, news clippings, speech to League of Women Voters by Dr. Janice May, Commission member, 1973
Revised Constitution - Reports and Recommendations, 1968-1973
box folder
3 22 "An Overview of the Texas Constitution", paper by George D. Braden, 1973
22 A New Constitution for Texas, Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, 1973
22 A New Constitution for Texas: Separate Statements of Commission Members, Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, 1973
22 Report and Recommended Revised Constitution of the Constitutional Revision Commission (H.S.R. 429- 60th Legislature) to the Members of the 61st Legislature, 1968
22 Revised Constitution of Texas: Recommended by Constitutional Revision Committee created by H.S.R. 429 - 60th Legislature, 1968


Texas Women's Commission Foundation, 1986-1988

box folder
3 23 General Business, 1986-1988
24 Printed Material - "How the Texas Legislature Works", 1987
25 Texas Women's Hall of Fame, Awards Ceremony, 1986


Women's Foundation of Texas, 1975-1993

box folder
3 26 Name Change (from Texas Women's Commission Foundation), 1975-1988
27 Correspondence, 1987-1989
28 Border Banking Project, 1976-1989 and undated
29 Legal Material - Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, 1985-1992
30 Meeting - Agendas and minutes, 1987-1989
31 Meetings and reports, 1989-1991
32 Meetings, reports, memos, etc., 1990-1991
box folder
4 1 Meetings, reports, memos, etc., 1991-1993
2 Members, 1984-1990
3 Newsletter #15, 1988
4 Official documents, 1986-1990
5 Women and Texas History Conference - WFT Fundraiser: "Triumphs of Women in Texas - Past, Present, Future: Dinner with Amy Freeman Lee", 1989-1990


United Nations Decade for Women, 1975-1991

box folder
4 6 American Association of University Women Travelship Grant to attend the 1984 seminar "The International Women's Decade and Beyond", 1984-1985
International Women's Year
box folder
4 7 Correspondence to delegates to Houston Women's Conference, 1977
8 Correspondence from League of Women Voters, 1977
9 "Anti" material, 1977
10 Conference on Women in Public Life, sponsored by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library, 1975
11 Mailings, 1977
12 National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) speech, undated
13 National Women's Conference - Report: Decade of Achievement 1977-1987 and related material, 1988
14 News clippings, circa 1975-1977
Printed Material - Reports
box folder
4 15 To Form a More Perfect Union…: Justice for American Women, Report of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, 1976
15 Texas Women's Meeting - Summary of the Final Report to the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, by the Coordinating Committee, 1977
15 The Spirit of Houston: The First National Women's Conference, An Official Report to the President, the Congress and the People of the United States, 1978
16 United States National Women's Conference, 1973-1978
17 Nairobi Conference, Printed Material, schedule, notes, etc., 1986-1991
18 Printed Material, Conference information, issues, notes, etc., 1982-1986


Other Boards, Commissions, and Committees, 1976-1995 and undated

box folder
5 1 Action Plan for Disabled and Aging Texans - Lubbock Town Meeting, 1990
2 Bond Steering Committee, Lubbock Independent School District, Background and election news clippings, 1985
3 Child care funding, 1991
4 Citizens' Commission on the Texas Judicial System, 1991-1993
5 Day Care Association/Early Learning Centers of Lubbock, Program Descriptions, Board members, meetings, and reports, 1983-1994
6 Bob Krueger - United States Senate Campaign - Women for Krueger, 1993
7 Long Term Care Gerontology Center Program (LTCGC), materials generated by multi-agency consortium in planning and development of model for LTCGC, 1979-1980
8 Lubbock Committee for Women - Lubbock Women's Needs Assessment - "Women in Lubbock: A Profile for the 90's", 1990
9 Lubbock Council for United Nations - Report "A Summary - Twenty-Five Years of Activities", 1980
10 Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee - Report to the Texas Legislature, 1993-1995
11 People First! (Advocacy group for Health and Human Services programs and funding) - Correspondence, meetings, news clippings, and research material, 1987-1995
12 Project Help - Essential utilities assistance/education/support - Correspondence, legal material, and minutes of meetings, 1985-1994
13 Regional workshops for Texas women, 1976
14 State Health Care Debate - Report and follow-up conference; South Plains Task Force on Health and Human Services Meetings, notes, and reports, 1987-1988
15 Texas Conference on Library and Information Services, 1978-1979 and undated
16 Texas Department of Health - Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee - Correspondence, meetings, program proposals, reports, 1992-1995


Printed Material, 1963-1984 and undated

box folder
5 17 American Women: Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1963
18 Directory of National Women's Organizations, undated
Education Reform
box folder
5 19 A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, The National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983
19 "The Excellence Report: Using it to Improve Your Schools", 1983
19 A Policy Statement: A State in Motion in the Midst of a Nation at Risk. Texas State Board of Education, 1983
20 A Women's Rights Agenda for the States, Linda Tarr-Whelan (ed.), The Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies, 1984