Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Margaret Watson Weeks:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1925-1966, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Weeks, Margaret Watson
Title: Margaret Watson Weeks Papers,
Dates: 1925-1966
Abstract: Papers of Margaret Watson Weeks, the first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Texas Technological College, from 1925-1966.
Collection # S 1146.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Watson Weeks was one of the original faculty members at Texas Technological College when it opened in 1925. She served as Dean of the School of Home Economics during its formative years from 1925-1953. Born in 1886 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, she began her career teaching grade school in Canada and the United States. Weeks received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University in 1922 and 1925. At Texas Tech, she helped to organize the Home Economics Club in 1925, established the Home Economics Loan Fund, and helped form the Double Key Honor Society in 1930 and the first Texas chapter of the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in 1938. Weeks successfully orchestrated the construction of the Home Economics Building addition in 1952. She was a member of the American Home Economics Association, the American Dietetic Association, the Texas State Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and served as a past president of the Texas Home Economics Association, the Texas Vocation Association, the State Nutrition Council, and the Lubbock Branch of the American Association of University Women. She retired from Texas Technological College in 1953 and later died in Lubbock, Texas, in 1967.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of various materials on Margaret Watson Weeks, the first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Texas Technological College, and the establishment of the college and the School of Home Economics. Included are correspondence, biographical material, news clippings, programs and other memorabilia. One folder concerns Vera Maxey, who worked for the department store Hemphill-Wells in Lubbock, Texas, for 30 years.

The scrapbooks in this collection are in varying condition. Scrapbooks I-III include miscellaneous newsclippings, memorabilia, and photographs on Texas Technological College and the School of Home Economics. As several of the news clippings and other items were coming loose, the pages of the scrapbooks were photocopied and placed in a separate folder. The original parts of the scrapbooks were kept intact as much as possible and the photographs were sleeved. The Quarterly Club scrapbook was removed from its rusting metal binder and kept in its original order within two separate folders.

Images from this collection are digitized and can be viewed at http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/7544


 

Organization

The collection is organized into three series: Manuscripts, bound scrapbooks and miscellaneous publications.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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 (People)
Doak, Mary Woodward, 1877-1952
Irwin, Mabel
Maxey, Vera D.
Weeks, Marget Watson, 1886-1967
Subjects (Organizations)
New York (N.Y.) Radio City Music Hall
Quarterly Club (Lubbock, Tex.)
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students--Archives
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students--History
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students--Records and correspondence
Texas Tech University--History
Texas Tech University--Students
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Administrators
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Faculty
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Administrators
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Administrators
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)--History
Subjects
College teachers--Texas, West
College administrators--Texas, West
Home economics--Texas, West
Home economists--Texas, West
Universities and colleges--Texas, West
Women college administrators--Texas--History

Related Material

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

  • College of Human Sciences Records, 1925-1998
  • Mina Lamb oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Scotti Mae Tucker Papers, 1961-1969

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Watson Weeks Papers, 1925-1966, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, date?

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, May 2013


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Biographical Information on Margaret W. Weeks, 1951-1953
2 Correspondence, 1932-1966
3 Home Economics Building Floor Plans, Undated
4 Honors and Tributes for Margaret Weeks, 1953-1960
5 Lists of Names and Committees, 1932-1950
6 Maxey, Vera (6 prints), 1947-1955
7 Notes, Memos and Scrapbook Material, 1932-1963
8 Scrapbook I (photocopies), 1925-1932
9 Scrapbook II (photocopies), 1937-1943
10 Scrapbook III (Photocopies), 1944-1950
11 Scrapbook IV (Photocopies), 1950-1965
11 Scrapbook: The Quarterly Club (Part I), 1932-1945
12 Scrapbook: The Quarterly Club (Part II), 1946-1963



 

Bound Scrapbooks

item
1 Scrapbook I (8 prints, 1 postcard. There are 2 prints missing), 1925-1932
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2 Scrapbook II (1 print; rubber cemeneted news clippings are completely falling loose), 1937-1943
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3 Scrapbook III (1 print), 1944-1950
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4 Scrapbook IV, 1950-1965
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5 Leather bound scrapbook to honor Margaret Weeks on her retirement (4 prints), 1925-1950



 

Publications

folder
1 New York Publications: The Playbill programs (1937-1940); Radio City Music Hall program magazines (1935-1960); The Roxy Theatre Weekly Review (1930-1935); and miscellaneous NY programs and pamphlets (1931-1939), 1930-1960
folder
2 Sports Publications: George Washington vs. Long Island and Manhattan vs. Utah State (1930s?); Madison Square Garden Hockey Magazine (1938, 1942, and 1955); Army Navy football (1939); the New York Yankees baseball programs (1953); and the New York World's Fair (1939 and 1940), 1938-1953