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Institutional Research and Information Management:
An Inventory of Its Records, 1920-2011, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
The Department of Institutional Research and Information Management provides statistical and management information to all units of the university, regulators, and others; designs, develops, and implements strategies and techniques to research, assess, and improve effectiveness. For statistical purposes and for public relations use, the department collected files on Texas Tech faculty, staff and athletic coaches that were separate from what was collected by the Personnel Office.
The collection contains 119 boxes of files on Texas Tech faculty and staff starting from the beginning of the university. While the contents of each file varies, the bulk of the files contain salary, rank, hiring, retiring and tenure information. Many files also contain news clippings, correspondence, publications, vitas and photographs. The files are also being updated as new information is received to include such items as more recent photographs, news clippings and obituaries. Files have also been created by the University Archivist when needed. The files in boxes 118-119 were received after the initial collection was processed.
Culled and shredded from the collection were student employment files, student transcripts, mortgage applications, and other similar types of personal documents.
Open for research
Institutional Research and Information Management, 1920-2011, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Collection accession #(s):
Gifts, 2002 and 2013
Garrett Abbott, Kent Bowersock, David Dodds, Brenda L. Haes, Justin McDonald, Sameera Muthya, and Melinda Riddle, 2004