Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

George W. Bush Presidential Library:

An Inventory of the Collection, 2000-2006, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: George W. Bush Presidential Library Collection,
Dates: 2000-2006
Abstract: The collection pertains to the activities of the West Texas Coalition and Texas Tech University in obtaining the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Collection # U 305.1
Quantity: 2 Boxes (1.5 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Formed in 2005, the West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library is a joint effort of regional higher education institutions, cities, counties and business leaders supporting and promoting Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, as the site for the George Walker Bush Presidential Library. In October, TTU was chosen as one of the four finalist sites along with Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.

On November 16, 2005, members of the West Texas Coalition went to Washington, D. C., to make their last presentation to the Presidential Library Selection Committee. Final site selection is expected to be made in late spring 2006 or early summer 2006.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials created and collected by the West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library to promote Texas Tech University as the site for the Bush Library. The first box contains primarily newsclippings concerning competition between the various entities seeking to win the bid for the Bush Library, along with proposal information from the West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The second box contains memorabilia type materials.


Organization

The collection is organized 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)
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Subjects (Organizations)
West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library
Texas Tech University
Subjects
Academic libraries--Texas--Lubbock
Presidential libraries--United States
Texas Tech University. Library--Planning

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George W. Bush Presidential Library Collection, 2000-2006, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2005-0212-A

Gifts, 2005

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2005


Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Baylor's efforts to get the Bush Library, 2000-2005 2000-2005
2 Correspondence from Texas Tech President about Presidential Library Bid, 2002 2000-2005
3 The Case for West Texas as the Site for the George W. Bush Presidential Library (2 copies), 2005
4 Badges and Name Cards, 2005
Magnetic Name Badges, one each for Don Dyal, David Smith, Ron Kendall, David Miller, and Holly VanScoy (5 items), 2005
Table-Top Name Cards, one each for Jon Whitmore, Bill Marcy, David Miller, Jerry Rawls, David Wright, Mike Canon, Lynn Denton, Charlie Hamilton, Ron Kendall, Vickie Sutton, Nancy Weiss, Marc McDougal, Dan Serna, David Smith and Don Dyal (16 items), 2005
box folder
1 5 News Clippings: Dairy Toreador, 2001-2005
6 News Clippings: Dallas Morning News, 2002-2005
7 News Clippings: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 2002-2005
8 News Clippings: Miscellaneous Newspapers and Media, 2003-2008
9 A Proposal by the West Texas Coalition, in Partnership with Texas Tech University and Midland College, 2005
10 A Proposal by the West Texas Coalition, in Partnership with Texas Tech University and Midland College (4 VHS tapes and 3 CDs), 2005
11 Texas A&M's efforts to get the Bush Library, 2002-2005
12 University of Texas's efforts to get the Bush Library, 2005
13 Video cassette of the Techsan Memorial, 2001-2002. The band does a formation spelling out "BUSH."
14 West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, July 2005
15 West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, August 2005
16 West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, September 2005
17 West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, October 2005
18 West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, November 2005
19 West Texas Coalition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2006
Memorabilia: Bottled water (emptied of liquid) with Bush logo, 2005