Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Achievement Rewards for College Students (ARCS), Lubbock Chapter:

An Inventory of its Records, 1972-2004 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator ARCS Foundation
Title: Achievement Rewards for College Students (ARCS), Lubbock Chapter Records,
Dates: 1972-2004 and undated
Abstract: The Achievement Rewards for College Students (ARCS) records includes news clippings, correspondence, and some financial records regarding the events and parties of the ARCS chapter of Lubbock.
Collection # S 1760.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Lubbock Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) was founded by Fran Carter in 1972 and she served as its first president. The organization awards scholarships to outstanding students in a leading science field at Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University. The creation of the organization was influenced by Dr. Grover E. Murray, former president of Texas Tech and professional geologist, after he discovered other chapters from cities throughout the U.S.

Scope and Content

Includes news clippings, correspondence, and some financial records regarding the events and parties of the ARCS chapter of Lubbock. Mainly regards records of yearly scholars and their awards, as well as notice of research. The largest section of the collection encompasses material surrounding the 2003 ARCS National Meeting held and hosted in Lubbock, with comparative notes on the Seattle National Meeting the year before.



The collection is organized alphabetical by subject; chronological.


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)
Carter, Fran
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916-
Subjects (Organizations)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation
ARCS Foundation
Hatch Scientific Foundation
Lubbock Christian University
Texas Tech University
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Academic achievement--Social aspects
College students--Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Achievement Rewards for College Students (ARCS), Lubbock Chapter Records, 1972-2004 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2008

Processed by

Nicholas Wallace, 2012

Collection Inventory


Cards and Flyers

box folder
1 1 Cocktail Buffet and Silent Auction Invitation, April 1, 2003
2 Luncheon Invitations, 2004-2005
3 Members' Party Invitations
4 Nordstrom Designer Preview Invitation, Fundraiser 2003
5 Scientist of the Year Dinner Invitations, January 21, 2003
6 Scholarship Award Reception Invitations, 2002-2005
7 Thank-You Cards, 2001
8 Valentine Brunch Invitations, 2003-2004



box folder
1 9 Donation Thank-You Letters, 2003-2004
10 Emails on 2003 NAM at Lubbock and the Hatch Scholarship
11 Grant and Fundraising Letters, 2000-2003
12 Grover Murray Education Award Letter to Grover Murray, 2002
13 Membership Dues Request, 2004


Financial Material

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1 14 Account Activity, 2004
15 Auction Purchase Receipt, Lunch for 10 at Lubbock's Women's Club Certificate, Expired 2005
16 Blank Chapter Expense Report Form, undated
17 Blank NAM 2003 Budget Form
18 Budget, Jun. 1 2002-May 31 2003
19 Budget Worksheet, Oct. 14, 2002
20 NAM Local Budget, Jun. 1 2003-May 31 2003
21 NAM Registration Fees Documents, Drafts 2003
22 Receipt Notes, 2003
23 Record of Award Monies, 1972-2003


Lubbock National Meeting

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1 24 NAM Agenda and Report, 2002
25 NAM Steering Committee Reports and Minutes, 2003
26 Official Schedules, 2003
27 Reese Technology Center Info., undated
28 Request for the Chancellor's Opening Address, 2002
29 Welcoming Materials and Venue Info., 2003


News Clippings

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1 30 "2000-2001 ARCS Scholars," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, undated
31 "ARCS Scholars," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Dec. 6, 2003
32 "Budding Scientists," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Nov. 20, 2004
33 "Creature Comforts: The Dallas Zoo couldn't do without its Volunteers," Dallas Morning News, April 18, 2003
34 "Forging Future Scientists: Lubbock group honors students of Science, medicine, and engineering," Lubbock-Avalanche Journal, Nov. 3, 2000
35 "Garrison Center offers valuable experience for patients, students," Lubbock-Avalanche Journal, Nov. 28, 2002
36 "Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center Finding Success," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, undated
37 "Live your life span at optimal level of mental, physical health," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Jan. 2, 2003
38 "Luncheon Honoring Paul M. Bass, Jr.," Dallas Morning News, undated
39 Obituaries, Lubbock-Avalanche Journal, 2003 and undated
40 "Science Achievement," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Oct. 29, 1999
41 "Scientific Advancements: Local ARCS awards $67,500 in scholarships," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Nov. 4, 2003
42 "Spotlight on Science: Scholarships help students devote time to research," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Nov. 2, 2004
43 "Teacher at Permian Basin Graduate Center - Lee Ann Williams," Monday Morning, Aug. 26, 2002
44 TTU Rounds, Winter 2003
45 "Young Einsteins: ARCS scholarships give young scientists leg up on research," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Nov. 1, 2002


Organization Material

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1 46 2001-2002 ARCS Scholars
47 Agendas and Board Members, 2002-2004
48 Annual Report, 2002-2003
49 Board Meeting Notes, Nov. 2003
50 Chapter History and Scholar Bios
51 National Board and Calendar Highlights, 2003-2004
52 President's Report and Goals, 2003-2004



box folder
1 53 Ranch Tours, (Negatives), May 2003


Printed Material

box folder
1 54 ARCS Lubbock, Fall and Winter 2003 Editions
55 ARCS Nationwide, March 2003 Edition
56 Annual Auction Fundraiser Booklet and Info., 2004
57 Las Vegas Natl. Meeting, Info and Registration, 2004
58 Phoenix Natl. Meeting, Schedule, 2000
59 Post Conference Trip to Santa Fe Info., 2003
60 Scholarship Awards Reception Booklets, 2002-2004
61 "Undergraduate Chemistry and Chemistry Teaching Scholarships," Hatch Scientific Foundation, undated


Seattle National Meeting

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1 62 Evaluations Forms and Summary, 2002
63 History of Seattle Chapter
64 Intro/Welcome Packet and Registration Forms, 2002
65 Registrar's Report, 2002