Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Medieval Southwest Exhibit:

An Inventory of the Collection, 2007-2009, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Medieval Southwest Exhibit Collection,
Dates: 2007-2009
Abstract: The Medieval Southwest Exhibit Collection contains artifact and grant information, news clippings and press releases, and recordings and images used for various aspects of the exhibit, which was featured at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library from August of 2008 through April of 2009.
Collection # U 445.1
Quantity: 1 Box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Humanities faculty members at Texas Tech University began meeting together in 2006 to plan a way to showcase European contact and influence on the New World, with particular emphasis in West Texas. Researchers in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, History, Library Science, Museum Science, and Music, aided by members of the Lubbock community and by generous funding from the Government of Spain, Humanitites Texas, and the Helen Jones Foundation, created a walk-through exhibit in Texas Tech's Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Building.

In "The Medieval Southwest," visitors could see recent discoveries that revealed the camp of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado in 1540-1541 at Blanco Canyon and the attempts to establish a mission and presidio at San Sabá. They could view early cartograpy, archaeological artifacts, and printed materials documenting European knowledge of this region. Exhibits linked ranching, musical, and religious culture from late medieval highland Spain to the High Plains, and even explicated the Spanish Renaissance architectural theme of the TTU cmapus.

"The Medieval Southwest" was open to the public from August 18, 2008, to April 4, 2009. An sixty page exhibit catalog titled "Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New" was published as a companion piece for the exhibit.

~ Taken from the introductory text of the Medieval Southwest exhibit catalog, written by John Howe, professor of History and co-editor of the exhibit and the exhibit catalog. [The first sentence was revised to better fit the scope of this finding aid.]


Scope and Content

The Medieval Southwest Exhibit Collection contains correspondence; grant proposals that were accepted and funded through the Helen Jones Foundation, HumanitiesTexas, and the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and ' United States Universities; invoices and purchase orders for materials used for exhibit; reports to the three funding foundations concerning the exhibit; artifact loan paperwork; and oral and video interviews conducted by John Howe and Lynn Whitfield to be used for creating an introductory orientation video for exhibit; and image and sound CDs used for various aspects of the exhibit.


Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

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)
Cammack, Bruce.
Carlson, Paul Howard.
Coronado, Francisco Vázquez de, 1540-1541.
Howe, John, 1947 March 13-
Mariani-Smith, Angela.
Mathes, W. Michael.
Saffell, Cameron.
Smith, Gary W.
Thornhill, Ashton.
Walter, Tamra Lynn.
Whitfield, B. Lynn.
Subjects (Organizations)
San Sabá Mission.
Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection.
Subjects (Places)
Blanco Canyon(Tex.)
Floydada (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Menard (Tex.)
Subjects
Exhibitions.

Related Material

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

  • Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New [exhibit catalog], 2009

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Medieval Southwest Exhibit Collection, 2007-2009, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 2009

Processed by

Katy Byers, 2017


Collection Inventory

Medieval Southwest Exhibit, 2007-2009

box folder
1 1 Artifact List and Loan Paperwork (1 CD), 2007-2008
2 CDs (13 items), 2008-2009
Armor and Items, 2008
Ashton Thornhill, undated
Exhibit Opening, 2008
[Allen] Kuethe, 2008
Medieval Southwest Collection, 2009
San Saba Artifacts, undated
Seville Archives Footage taken by Allen Kuethe (1 of 2), undated
Seville Archives Footage taken by Allen Kuethe (2 of 2), undated
Seville Artifacts, undated
Sevilla Campus, undated
Southwest Collection Trunk (trunk on loan from Michael Mathes), 2008
Texas Historical Commission, 2007
Untitled, undated
box folder
1 3 "Coronado in Blanco Canyon" courtesy of the Floyd County Historical Society (1 VHS tape and 2 CDs), Undated
4 Correspondance and Exhibit Information, 2007
5 Exhibit Catalog, 2009
6 Grant Funding, 2007-2009
7 Invoices and Purchase Orders, 2008-2009
8 Receipts for Grant Funding, 2008-2009
9 News Articles and Clippings About the Exhibit, 2008-2009
10 Oral History and Film Release Forms, 2008
11 Orientation Video for Exhibit (4 CDs), 2008-2009
Advertisment Spots for Exhibit, undated
Medieval Orientation Video Draft DVD (2 Copies), undated
Medieval Southwest Collection and Music, 2009
box folder
1 12 Presidio de San Saba (2 VHS tapes and 1 CD), Undated
Menard Media Kit Video, undated
Menard Presidio CD, undated
The Presidio de San Saba Video, undated
box folder
1 13 Printed Exhibit Materials, 2008-2009
14 Research Materials on Coronado, Undated
15 Texas Medieval Association Conference (4 microcassettes), 2008
Insights into Coronado Expedition Recording (Part 1), 2008
Insights into Coronado Expedition Recording (Part 2), 2008
Medieval Southwest Plenary Session Recording, 2008
Medieval Southwest Reception Recording, 2008