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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Athletic Media Relations:

An Inventory of Its Scrapbooks, 1979-1998, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Athletic Media Relations Scrapbooks,
Dates: 1979-1998
Abstract: The scrapbooks document the season activities of the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 193.3
Quantity: 2 Boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Texas Technological College was chartered in 1923, and its first football coach, E. Y. Freeland, was hired in 1925. The first football game was held at the Fair Grounds. In 1947, the Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium was completed and originally held 18,000 seats. The stadium was renovated in 1959 to increase the seating capacity, with subsequent renovations occurring in 1969, 1972, 1990, and 2000. The Athletics Training Center was opened in 1986 and included facilities for indoor track, volleyball, tennis, baseball, and golf. Completed in late 1999, the 15,000 seat United Spirit Arena became the new home for the university's basketball and volleyball teams.

Baseball, track and tennis were played at Texas Tech beginning in 1926. Golf was begun in 1936. The university also at one time maintained a swim team. Since 1925, the university's football team, The Red Raiders, has participated in over 22 bowl games and produced numerous notable athletes. Texas Tech joined the Border Conference in 1932 and became a member of the Southwest Conference in 1956. The disbanding of the Southwest Conference in 1996 led to Tech's joining the newly formed Big 12 Conference the same year.

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Scope and Content

The donation consists of scrapbooks of news clippings on Texas Tech University men’s and women’s basketball teams. These were compiled by Athletic Media Relations department. Also included are issues of the Red Raider Rampage Newsletter, dated from 1979-1992, which were published by the Red Raider Club.

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Organization

Photocopies of the scrapbook pages were made as the original news clippings were glued on pages of white paper and some have already started peeling apart and/or degrading. The photocopies are placed separately in a folder preceeding the originals.

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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)
Knight, Bobby
Sharp, Marsha
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University--Sports
Texas Tech University--Sports--History
Texas Tech University--Basketball--History
Texas Tech University--Baseball--History
Texas Tech University--Football--History
Texas Tech University--Golf--History
Texas Tech University--Swimming--History
Texas Tech University--Tennis--History
Texas Tech University--Track and field--History
Texas Tech University--Volleyball--History
Subjects
College athletes--Statistics
College sports
Basketball--Texas--History
Football--Texas--History

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Related Material

Lady Raiders Records, 1993-1995

Lady Raiders Records, 1982-2006

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athletic Media Relations Scrapbooks, 1979-1998, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1999-0115-B

Gift, 1999

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2007

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Photocopies), 1993-1994
2 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Bound Originals), 1993-1994
3 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Photocopies), 1995
4 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Bound Originals), 1995
5 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Photocopies), 1996
6 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Bound Originals), 1996
7 Red Raider Rampage Newsletter, 1979-1992
box folder
2 1 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Photocopies), 1996-1997
2 Men’s Basketball News Clippings (Bound Originals), 1993-1994
3 Women’s Basketball News Clippings (Photocopies), 1997-1998
4 Women’s Basketball News Clippings (Bound Originals), 1997-1998

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