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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Eugene Carpenter:

An Inventory of His Scrapbooks, 1953-2002, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Carpenter, Eugene
Title: Eugene Carpenter Scrapbooks,
Dates: 1953-2002
Abstract: The scrapbooks of former Texas Tech basketball player Eugene Carpenter.
Collection # U 299.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Eugene "Gene" Carpenter was born on April 2, 1935, in Big Springs, Texas, and married Mary Louise Hudson in 1964. He joined the men's basketball team at Texas Technological College and went on to hold the full season single game individual record in 1956 against New Mexico State University and become the 22nd Texas Tech Career Scorer. His team also won the consecutive Border Conference Championships from 1954-1956.

Carpenter's 1955-1956 team included Bobby Wilson, Earl Redwine, Jim Reed, Du-Wayne Blackshear, Logan Cummings, Sterling Gibson, Royce Elam, Harry Scaling, Ned Underwood, Trainer Bo Midkiff, Coach Gene Gibson, Manager Dennis Calvert and Coach Polk Robinson.

The 1956-1957, 15-member men's basketball team were the first to play in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. On February 20, 1999, Carpenter and ten of his teammates reunited for a celebration of the final basketball season to be held in this facility. Also in attendance were four Tech basketball coaches- Polk Robinson, Gene Gibson, Gerald Myers and James Dickey.

Carpenter and some of his teammates returned to Lubbock in 2004 to attend an event in honor of Coach Polk Robinson, whose last year of coaching in 1961 was highlighted by his team's winning of the SWC title. Shortly after attending this event, Carpenter passed away. His memorial services were held on April 22, 2004, in Lubbock.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of scrapbook materials, oral history transcripts and photographs which were loaned for photocopying. The items have also been scanned onto CD-ROM.

The oral history tapes were transferred to the Audio Visual unit. These interviews had been done by Carpenter for his website, "Red Raiders Remembered."

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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)
Carpenter, Eugene
Johnson, Jerry
Myers, Gerald
Robinson, Polk
Reed, Jim
Subjects (Organizations)
Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Texas Tech University--Sports
Texas Tech University--Sports--History
Texas Tech University--Basketball--History
Subjects
Basketball--Texas--Lubbock--History
College athletes--Texas--Lubbock--History
College sports
College athletes--Photographs

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Related Material

Jim Reed Scrapbooks, 1948-1956

Ned Underwood Scrapbooks, 1954-2004

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Carpenter Scrapbooks, 1953-2002, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2004-0017-B and 2004-0018-B

Loaned for Copying, 2004

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2004

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 CD-ROMS (4 items)
2 Oral History Transcripts and Release Forms
Gerald Myers, 2002
Jerry Johnson, undated
Polk Robinson, undated
Scrapbooks
box folder
1 3 Scrapbook I, contains pictures, statistics and news clippings on activities of the donor's basketball team and teammates in 1953. At the back are images taken at the reunion event in 1993. The photocopies were numbered pages 1-62 to maintain the original order of the scrapbook. Dated 1953-1993.
4 Scrapbook II, contains pictures, statistics and news clippings on activities of the donor's basketball team and teammates from 1954-1957. The photocopies were numbered pages 1-89 to maintain the original order of the scrapbook. Dated 1954-1957.
5 Loose items, comprised of scrapbook pages and news clippings that were not located in either scrapbook. The photocopies were numbered pages 1-10. Dated 1955-1975.
6 Loose items, comprised of a few scrapbook pages mainly from the 1955-1956 season, and 5 photographs and news clippings of 2003 dedication to former coach, Polk Robinson. Dated 1955-1956, 1975, and 2003.

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