Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS):

An Inventory of Its Records, 1972-2012 and undated at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator ARCS Foundation
Title: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Records,
Dates: 1972-2012 and undated
Abstract: The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Records contains correspondence, newspapers and clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, a handful of artifacts, and a variety of printed material such as agendas, annual local and national meeting information, and grant forms with accompanying material.
Collection # S 1621.2
Quantity: 6 boxes (5.5 linear feet)
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

The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Records contain correspondence, newspapers and clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and a handful of artifacts. It also contains a large amount of varied printed material including local and national board agendas and minutes, documentation of national meetings, scholarship information, and anniversary celebrations. Grant applications to various organizations including the Moody Foundation and the Helen Devitt Jones Foundation are also present. Finally, scrapbooks and artifacts comprise 2 boxes of the collection. All of these materials document the over-forty-year history of ARCS, particularly the Lubbock, Texas Chapter.


 

Organization

The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Records are organized by the following series: Correspondence; Mixed Materials; Newspapers; Photographs; Printed materials; Scrapbooks; Oversized and Artifacts

Restrictions

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
Moody Foundation (Galveston, Tex.)
Texas Tech University
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Academic achievement--Social aspects
College students--Texas

Related Material

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS), Lubbock Chapter, Records, 1973-1999 and undated.

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS), Lubbock Chapter, Records, 1972-2004 and undated.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Records, 1972-2012 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2000-0207-B; 2004-0114-B; 2004-0154-B

Gifts, 2000 and 2004

Processed by

Katie White, 2013


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Blank ARCS Stationary, undated
2 Correspondence to Dr. Neal Lane, Director of National Science Foundation, undated
3 Correspondence to/from Grover Murray or Sally Murray, undated
4 Correspondence to/from Jacque Hastings, undated
5 Donation Recognition Letters, undated
6 E.A. Franklin Charitable Trust – Giles McCrary, 1992-2000
7 Foundations, undated
8 Helen Devitt Jones Foundation Box 53665, undated
9 Helen Jones Foundation, undated
10 January ARCS Letter, 1989-1994
11 JF Foundation, undated
12 LA-J Precious Publicity, undated
13 Letters of Recommendation for Students, undated
14 Letters to Future ARCS Members, 1972
15 Letters to News Editors, undated
16 Macy Foundation; Bob Macy – Post, TX, undated
17 Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated
18 Moody Foundation Grant #89-36, undated
19 Moody Foundation Grant Request #94-41, undated
20 Notifications of Receipt of Scholarship, undated



 

Mixed Materials

box folder
1 21 Awards Banquet – Merket Center, 1995
22 ARCS, 1972-1973
23 ARCS, 1997-1998
24 ARCS, 1998-1999
25 ARCS, 1999-2000
26 ARCS 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner, undated
27 ARCS Lubbock Chapter, 1996
28 Ideas for Future Letters and/or Fundraisers; Tax-Free IS No. 23-7404196; General Information, undated
29 Important Papers – Lubbock Chapter, undated
30 Installation of Officers, 1995-1997
31 IRS Correspondence for tax-free status – IRS# 23-7404196; Ridley’s Reports and Budget Projections, undated
32 Moody Foundation, undated
33 Moody Foundation Grant Request File Copy #94-41, 1994-1998
34 Moody Grant Application File Copy #94-41, June 1997
35 National ARCS Board, undated
36 Preliminary Grant Requests, undated
37 Scholarship Dinner – Vance Brand, April 15, 1991
38 South Plains Foundation, undated



 

Newspapers

box folder
1 39 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 1977
40 LA-J Precious Publicity, undated
41 Miscellaneous Newspapers 1977-1998
42 News Clippings, 1972-1992
43 News Clippings, 1977
44 Scholarship Needs, 1972-1983



 

Photographs

box folder
1 45 Active Clubwomen, undated
46 April 1997, April 1997
47 ARCS Christmas Party, undated
48 Members and Scholars Photographs, undated
49 NASA Photographs, undated
50 Scholars, 2000-2001



 

Printed Materials

box folder
1 51 Awards Banquet: Merket Center, 1995
52 2003 National Annual Meeting (1 of 2), May 28-31, 2003
box folder
2 1 2003 National Annual Meeting (2 of 2), May 28-31, 2003
2 Address List of Contributors, 1988-1994
3 Agendas/Itineraries, undated
4 Allocations Committee, undated
5 “An Evening on a Star,” 8th Annual Ball, 1974
6 Annual Meetings, April 30 – May 2, 1992
7 ARCS – 2001 Nov. Event, November, 2001
8 ARCS 15th Anniversary, 1973
9 ARCS, 1972
10 ARCS, 1975
11 ARCS, 1977
12 ARCS, 1990-1996
13 ARCS (1 of 4), 1997-1998
14 ARCS (2 of 4), 1997-1998
15 ARCS (3 of 4), 1997-1998
16 ARCS (4 of 4), 1997-1998
17 ARCS, 1999-2000
18 ARCS NAM (1 of 2), 2003
19 ARCS NAM (2 of 2), 2003
20 ARCS 25 Years, 1983
21 ARCS 25th Anniversary; Lubbock Chapter (1 of 5), 1972-1997
22 ARCS 25th Anniversary; Lubbock Chapter (2 of 5), 1972-1997
23 ARCS 25th Anniversary; Lubbock Chapter (3 of 5), 1972-1997
24 ARCS 25th Anniversary; Lubbock Chapter (4 of 5), 1972-1997
box folder
3 1 ARCS 25th Anniversary; Lubbock Chapter (5 of 5), 1972-1997
2 ARCS – A History, undated
3 ARCS – An Outer Space Origin, undated
4 ARCS Annual Meeting Itinerary, May 18-21, 1977
5 ARCS Annual Meeting, May 16-18
6 ARCS Auction, 1974
7 ARCS Auction, February 10, 1977
8 ARCS Convention, Lubbock, April 30 – May 2, 1992
9 ARCS Fact Sheet, 1991-1992
10 ARCS Fact Sheet, 1995-1996
11 “ARCS Foundation, Inc.” Board of Directors Directory, 1990-1992
12 “ARCS Foundation, Inc.” Membership Directory, 1974-1975
13 ARCS Invitations, undated
14 ARCS Lubbock Chapter – Booklet, 1994-1995
15 ARCS Lubbock Chapter and Lubbock Women’s Club, 1975-1976
16 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Financial Statements, June 30, 2000 and 2001
17 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Miscellaneous (1 of 5), undated
18 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Miscellaneous (2 of 5), undated
19 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Miscellaneous (3 of 5), undated
20 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Miscellaneous (4 of 5), undated
21 ARCS Lubbock Chapter Miscellaneous (5 of 5), undated
22 ARCS Lubbock Chapter, San Diego Chapter, Long-Range Planning Committee Reports, undated
23 ARCS Lubbock Chapter (1 of 2), 2010-2011
24 ARCS Lubbock Chapter (2 of 2), 2010-2011
25 ARCS Lubbock, Spring 1997 and Summer 1997
26 ARCS Mail-Outs, Pamphlets, and Newsletters, undated
27 ARCS Membership, 1976
28 ARCS Membership Tea, September 23, 1976
29 ARCS National Annual Meeting, May 28-31, 2003
30 ARCS National Newsletters, undated
31 ARCS Nationals, 1981-1983
32 ARCS Newsletters, 1994-1997
33 ARCS Nominating Committee, 1995-1996
34 ARCS Officers and Events Calendar, 1975-1976
box folder
4 1 ARCS Rewards for College Scientists, 1994-2002
2 ARCS Scholar Recognition Reception, undated
3 Background Information, undated
4 Board Adviser Fran Carter’s Folder, undated
5 Concours d’Elegance, 1996
6 Copies of ARCS Programs, undated
7 Financial Reports, undated
8 Financial Statements, July 31, 1994 and 1995
9 Financial Status, 2000-2001
10 Five-Year Long Range Plan for ARCS National Board, February 1, 1995
11 Fund Raising, 1991
12 History of Lubbock ARCS Chapter, 1995
13 Job Descriptions, etc., undated
14 LA-J Precious Publicity, undated
15 Long-Range Plans, 1995-1997
16 Lubbock ARCS Presidents, Charter Members, and Board of Directors Roster, undated
17 Lubbock Chapter, 1997-1998
18 Lubbock Chapter Agendas, Financial Statements, and Meeting Minutes, undated
19 Lubbock Chapter General Info, undated
20 Lubbock Chapter History, undated
21 Lubbock Chapter of ARCS, Auction, 1977
22 Mailing Lists, 1994-1995
23 Math/Stat Notes, December 2000
24 Meeting Minutes, undated
25 Midday Mischief, 1995
26 Midday Mischief Event Committee Meeting, May 17, 1996
27 Miscellaneous ARCS Newsletters, 1997-2001
28 Miscellaneous ARCS Papers (National), undated
29 Miscellaneous ARCS Programs, undated
30 Miscellaneous Membership Materials, undated
31 Miscellaneous Non-ARCS Programs, undated
32 Miscellaneous Printed Materials, undated
33 Moody Foundation Grant, undated
34 Moody Foundation Grant #89-36, undated
35 Moody Foundation Grant #94-41, October 3, 1994
36 National Executive Board, 1973-1974
37 National Newsletters, undated
38 New Dinosaur Exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University, undated
39 New Members, Letter, etc., 1995
40 News Letters, undated
41 Occasional Papers: Museum of Texas Tech University, November 22, 1999
42 Programs and ARCS Creed, 1993-1995
43 Publicity, undated
44 Report on ARCS Auction Services, 1974-1976
45 Scholar Information, 1997-1998
46 Scholarship Dinner Info., Newsletters, etc., undated
47 Scholarship Dinner, November 5, 1998
48 Scholarship Dinners, undated
49 Science Education: A Challenge for Excellence in America’s Future, May 5, 1988
50 Scientist of the Year Dinner, April 24, 1997
51 Stationary, June 1996
52 Student Profiles, undated
53 Texas Tech University Scholarship Applicants, 1997-1998
54 The CH Foundation (Nelda Thompson) Fund Development, 1992



 

Scrapbooks

box folder
5 1 ARCS, 1972-1973
2 ARCS, 1973-1974
3 ARCS, 1974-1975
4 ARCS, 1976-1977
5 ARCS Foundation, Inc. Annual Meeting, Lubbock, TX (1 of 2), May 18-21, 1977
6 ARCS Foundation, Inc. Annual Meeting, Lubbock, TX (2 of 2), May 18-21, 1977
7 ARCS Lubbock Chapter, 1983-1984
8 Lubbock Annual Meeting, 1992



 

Oversized and Artifacts

box folder
6 1 ARCS 40th Anniversary oversized scrapbook, 2011-2012
2 9th Auction and 10th Anniversary Guest Book, 1982
3 Pens (6), undated
4 “Tornado Proof,” styrofoam poster, undated
box folder
7 1 ARCS Foundation, Inc., 25th Anniversary Scrapbook, 1972-1997
2 ARCS Scrapbook (oversized), 1981-1982
3 ARCS Scrapbook (oversized), 1982-1983
4 ARCS Scrapbook (oversized) with loose certificates and newspaper photocopies, 1990-1991
5 Framed certificate for Fran Carter, 1998