Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Museum of Texas Tech University:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1935-1981 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Museum
Title: Museum, Records,
Dates: 1935-1981 and undated
Abstract: The records of the Museum of Texas Tech University, which was founded as the West Texas Museum in 1929.
Collection # U 122.1
Quantity: 6 boxes (6.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Museum was founded as the West Texas Museum in 1929, shortly after Texas Technological College was chartered in 1925. Dr. William Curry Holden served as its first director until 1969 when he retired. He oversaw the construction of the first building, which began as a basement only, through the completion of that facility, to the construction and occupation of the current buildings in 1970. Dr. Holden also identified the first Folsom projectile points from the Lubbock Lake area which became the Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park, an internationally recognized center for studies of early man in the New World.

When the Museum moved into its present quarters at 4th and Indiana Avenue, the former building was converted into classroom and office spaces as Holden Hall. The reorganized institution was renamed the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Natural Science Research Laboratory was added. Significant additions to the Museum have occurred over the past 30 years including the establishment of the Ranching Heritage Center (dedicated in 1976 and established as a separate university entity in 1998), the construction of permanent interpretation and research facilities at the Lubbock Lake Landmark (1990), and the building of the Diamond M Wing to house the tremendous Diamond M Fine Art Collection (1995).


Scope and Content

The collection contains office files, correspondence, blueprints, photographs, news clippings, and other materials relating to the operation of the Museum of Texas Tech University between 1935 and 1981. Also includes information on the activities of the West Texas Museum Association and the Women's Council. Transferred to oversized materials were 25 blueprints, and transferred to photographs were 27 prints.


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)
Hurd, Peter, 1904-
Holden, William Curry, 1896-
Subjects (Organizations)
American Association of Museums
Ranching Heritage Center (Lubbock, Tex.)
Texas Tech University. Museum
Texas Tech University. Museum--Administration
Texas Tech University. Museum--Records and correspondence
Texas Tech University. Museum--Buildings--Design and construction
Texas Tech University--History
West Texas Museum Association
West Texas Museum Association. Women's Council
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park (Tex.)
Lubbock Lake Site (Tex.)
Subjects
Historic buildings--Texas--Lubbock
Museum buildings--Design and construction
Museums--Administration
Museums--Texas--Lubbock--Administration
Museums--Texas--Lubbock--Archival resources
Museums--Texas--Lubbock--History

Related Material

William Curry and Frances Mayhugh Holden Papers, 1846-1988

William Curry Holden oral history interview [sound recording], 1968

West Texas Museum Records, 1935-1971, 1950-1970

West Texas Museum Association: Women's Council Records, 1954-1985


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Museum Records, 1935-1981 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1987-0002-B

Gifts, 1990-1999

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 1998


Additional Sources

West Texas Museum Association. Half-a-Century of Progress, 1929-1979. Lubbock: The Association, 1979.

Witteborg & Williams. The museum: a Preliminary Study of Purpose and Objectives. New York City: Witteborg & Williams, 1966.


Collection Inventory

 
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1 1 Appropriations, 1964-1968, 1972-1973



 
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1 2 Archaelogical Survey Contract, 1975



 
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1 3 Budget Requests and Related Memos, 1964-1971 and undated



 
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1 4 Building Program, 1967-1969 and undated



 
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1 5 Contracts and Permit Agreements, 1973-1975



 
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1 6 Development Funds, 1966-1971



 
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1 7 Proclaimation, 1968



 
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1 8 Museum Building Security: Keys, 1966-1969 and undated



 
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1 9 RHC: Budget, 1969-1977 and undated



 
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1 10 Special Museum Committee, 1963-1969 and undated



 
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1 11 Texas Museum Association, 1968-1973 and undated



 
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1 12 Texas Tech: Miscellaneous Statistics, 1967



 
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1 13 Travel and Tours, 1966-1975 and undated



 
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1 14 Women's Council: Fine Arts Committee, 1967



 
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1 15 WTMA: Collections, 1974



 
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1 16 WTMA: Newsletter, 1966-1969 and undated



 

American Association of Museum (AAM)

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2 1 AAM Convention: Denver, 1973
2 AAM Convention: Fort Worth, 1974
3 AAM Convention: Mexico, 1972
4 AAM Convention: Milwaukee, 1973



 
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2 5 Accessioning and Cataloging Forms, 1971-1972 and undated



 

Account Ledgers

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2 6 Account Ledgers: Construction Amend Building Fund, 1970-1971
7 Account Ledgers: ICASALS Museum Development Program, 1971
8 Account Ledgers: Moss Memorial Gallery 1965-1970
9 Account Ledgers: New Building, 1966-1969
10 Accounts Pending, 1965-1967 and undated



 
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2 11 Allosaurus, 1961-1967 and undated



 
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2 12 American Federation of Arts, 1971



 
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2 13 Amon Carter Museum, 1971-1972



 
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2 14 Annual Report, 1969



 
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2 15 Anthropology, 1964-1970



 

Art

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2 16 Art 1972
17 Art Fund 1964
18 Art in Business, 1968-1972 and undated



 
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2 19 Auction, 1971



 
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2 20 Auto Liability, 1970-1972



 
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2 21 Basement Lighting, 1972 and undated



 
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2 22 Bibliography: The Western Stock Saddle, undated



 
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2 23 Black, Dr. Craig, 1971-1972 and undated



 
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2 24 Board of Trustees: Meeting, 9/24/69



 
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2 25 Board of Trustees: Orientation Meeting, 1968



 
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2 26 Boverie, Clem, 1968-1969



 
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2 27 Budget: New Museum, 1965-1966 and undated



 
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2 28 Budget Requests and Related Memos, 1971-1977



 
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2 29 Building Meetings, 1966



 
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2 30 Budget Worksheets, 1974-1975



 
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2 31 Bus Schedules, 1971-1972 and undated



 
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2 32 Calvird, Rich, 1971 and undated



 
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2 33 Carlebach, Julius, 1963



 
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2 34 Cash Control, 1973 and undated



 
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2 35 Charter Day, 1972-1973



 
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2 36 Childs, Dr. Orlo E., 1970-1971



 
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2 37 Classified Personnel, 1966



 
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2 38 Code of Ethics, 1972



 
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2 39 Community Service Board, 1967 and undated



 
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2 40 Coordinating Board, 1970



 

Correspondence

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2 41 Correspondence, 1972
42 Correspondence: Allen, Tom, 1971
43 Correspondence: Black, Craig C., undated
44 Correspondence: Bredemeyer, Bobby, 1968-1969
45 Correspondence: Haley, J. Evetts, 1971
46 Correspondence: Meigs, John, 1966-1967
47 Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1974-1976
48 Correspondence: Papernik's Visit, 1965-1966 and undated



 
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2 49 County Store Journal, 1976 and undated



 
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2 50 Citizen's Radio Crime Control Association (CRCCA), 1977



 
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2 51 Curry Holden Fund, 1972



 
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2 52 Desired Acquisitions, 1970-1971 and undated



 
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2 53 Devitt-Jones Challenge Grant, 1966-1967 and undated



 
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2 54 Director Candidates, 1976 and undated



 
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2 55 Donations: Building Fund, 1966-1968



 
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2 56 Equipment Requests, 1972 and undated



 

Executive Commitee

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2 57 Executive Committee, 1965-1966
58 Executive Committee, 1967-1969
59 Executive Committee, 1969-1972 and undated
60 Executive Committee: Minutes, 1965-1966
61 Executive Committee: Minutes (duplicate), 1966-1968
62 Executive Committee: Minutes, 1967-1968
63 Executive Committee: Minutes, 1967, 1971-1973
64 Executive Committee: Pending Agendas, 1965-1966 and undated
65 Executive Committee: Roster, 1966-1968



 
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2 66 Executive Orders or Memos, 1970-1971



 

Exhibits

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2 67 Exhibits, 1972-1973 and undated
68 Exhibits: Calder, 1974
69 Exhibits: Concepts, 1952-1972 and undated
70 Exhibits: Designer-Craftsman Today Exhibit, 1972
71 Exhibits: Food and Fiber, 1975
72 Exhibits: Insurance, 1971
73 Exhibits: Mondel Rogers Show, 1976
74 Exhibits: Miscellaneous labels, undated
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3 1 Exhibits: NASA, 1964 and 1971
2 Exhibits: Polar, 1975
3 Exhibits: Schedules, 1971-1972
4 Exhibits: Treasure of the Month, undated
5 Exhibits: Watercolor Show, 1971
6 Exhibits: Weiner Loan, 1970-1971
7 Exhibits: Young-Hunter, John, 1964



 
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3 8 Exordium magazine, 1971



 
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3 9 Faculty Club, undated



 
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3 10 Fashion and Fiber Institute, 1970 and undated



 
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3 11 Flags, 1970



 
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3 12 Gaspard, Leon, 1964-1965



 
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3 13 Gaspard Purchase, 1965-1966



 
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3 14 Geosciences, 1971



 
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3 15 Gift Agreements, undated



 
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3 16 Gifts/Memorials, 1966-1975



 

Grants

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3 17 Grant Applications, 1971-1976
18 Grant Applications, 1972-1975
19 Grants, undated



 
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3 20 Green, Dr. Francis Earl, 1965-1966 and undated



 
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3 21 Green, Miriam W. (sculpture), 1961 and undated



 
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3 22 Gun that Shot White Buffalo, 1964-1968 and undated



 
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3 23 Harmsen Rug Show, 1976



 
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3 24 Harper's Ferry, 1973-1974 and undated



 
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3 25 Hemispher Exhibit, 1968



 
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3 26 Heritage Hall, 1971-1972



 
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3 27 Hishhorn Museum, 1975



 
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3 28 Holden, Dr. William C., 1947-1949 and undated



 
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3 29 Holiday Fling, 1970 and undated



 
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3 30 House Committee, 1972-1973



 
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3 31 ICASALS, 1966 and 1970



 
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3 32 Income Tax, 1969-1971 and undated



 
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3 33 Insurance, 1970-1971 and undated



 
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3 34 Inter-Agency Committee on Mexican American Affairs, 1967-1968



 
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3 35 Investments, 1969-1972



 
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3 36 Invitation for Bids, undated



 
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3 37 IRS: Tax Regulations, 1955-1973



 
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3 38 Job Reviews, 1960-1964 and undated



 
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3 39 Jones, Helen Devitt, 1968



 
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3 40 Joslyn Liberal Arts Society, 1969-1970



 
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3 41 Junction, 1973-1974 and undated



 
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3 42 Kaleidoscope, 1971 and undated



 
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3 43 Keay, Lou Carter, 1965-1967 and undated



 
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3 44 Kenya, 1974



 
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3 45 Keys Issued, 1971 and undated



 
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3 46 Land Rover, 1974-1975



 
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3 47 Legal Material, 1937



 
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3 48 Loans, 1971-1976 and undated



 
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3 49 Lubbock Collects List, undated



 
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3 50 Lubbock Lake Site Meeting Mintues, 1958-1972



 
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3 51 Lubbock Lake Site Operation, 1973-1974



 
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3 52 Moss Memorial Gallery Contributions, 1965-1966



 
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3 53 Master Plan Proposal, 1961-1963 and undated



 
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3 54 McLaughlin, Charles M., 1970-1971 and undated



 
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3 55 McMillan, W. G., Africa Expedition, 1947-1969



 
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3 56 Meeting: Witteborg Report, July 15, 1971



 
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3 57 Membership Information, 1970-1971 and undated



 
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3 58 Membership Promo, 1970-1971 and undated



 
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3 59 Memorial Resolutions, 1967



 
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3 60 Memos Issued, 1871-1972 and undated



 
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3 61 Miscellaneous Handwritten Materials, undated



 
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3 62 Mountain Plains, 1970-1974



 
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4 1 Museum Buildings, 1958-1964



 
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4 2 Museum Dedication, 1970 and undated



 
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4 3 Museum Development Program, 1966-1968 and undated



 
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4 4 Museum Quarterly magazine, 1972-1974



 
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4 5 Museum Shop, 1970-1972 and undated



 
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4 6 Music Department, 1972



 
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4 7 Name Change, 1967 and undated



 
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4 8 National Endowment for the Humanities, 1972-1975 and undated



 
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4 9 National Museum Act Program, undated



 

News Clippings

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4 10 News Clippings, undated
11 News Clippings, 1923
12 News Clippings, (museum related mostly) 1930s
13 News Clippings, 1932
14 News Clippings, 1935
15 News Clippings, 1936
16 News Clippings, 1937
17 News Clippings, 1938
18 News Clippings, 1940s
19 News Clippings, 1941
20 Newsclippings, 1943
21 News Clippings, 1944
22 News Clippings, 1945
23 News Clippings, 1946
24 News Clippings, 1947
25 News Clippings, 1948
26 News Clippings, 1949
27 News Clippings, (museum related mostly) 1950s
28 News Clippings, 1950
29 Newsclippings, 1951
30 News Clippings, 1952
31 News Clippings, 1953
32 News Clippings, 1954-1955
33 News Clippings, 1967-1968
34 News Clippings, 1969
35 News Clippings, 1970
36 News Clippings, 1971
37 News Clippings, 1972
38 News Clippings, 1973
39 News Clippings, 1973
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5 1 News Clippings, 1974
2 News Clippings, 1978
3 News Clippings: Annual Meeting, 1968-1971
4 News Clippings: Art in Business, 1970-1971
5 News Clippings: Art Seminars, 1968-1971 and undated
6 News Clippings: Archaeology, 1967-1971
7 News Clippings: Association Members, 1969-1971
8 News Clippings: Events, 1968-1971
9 Newsclippings: Miscellaneous and undated
10 News Clippings: Museum Development, 1966-1971



 
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5 11 Oakland, California Bond Campaign, 1959-1963 and undated



 
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5 12 Occassional Papers publications, 1977-1981



 
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5 13 Oklahoma Art Center, 1971 and undated



 
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5 14 Oklahoma City, 1971



 
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5 15 Orientation Center for the RHC, 1975



 
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5 16 Ownership Policies, undated



 
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5 17 Painting: Amy Freeman Lee, 1972-1973



 
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5 18 Paintings Committee, 1964-1965



 
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5 19 Paleo, 1971



 
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5 20 Panhandle Plains Historical Society, 1970-1971



 
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5 21 Parking, 1971 and undated



 
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5 22 Personnel, 1966-1972 and undated



 
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5 23 Personnel Pay Plan, 1969-1971



 
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5 24 Petty Cash, 1956-1970



 

Planetarium

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5 25 Planetarium, 1957-1971 and undated
26 Planetarium, 1971-1973 and undated
27 Planetarium Fire, 1972-1973 and undated



 
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5 28 Policy on Memorials, 1965-1967 and undated



 
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5 29 Printed Materials, 1950-1951 and undated



 
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5 30 Program Requests, 1970-1971



 
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5 31 Programs, 1965-1972 and undated



 
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5 32 Progress Report: Phase II, 1967 and undated



 
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5 33 Projector Cabinets and Equipment, 1973-1974 and undated



 
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5 34 Proposal: Expanded Education Program, 1972



 
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5 35 Proposal for Institute of Museum Research, 1971-1972



 
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5 36 Public Relations, 1970



 
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5 37 Questionnaires, 1971



 
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5 38 Ranch Construction, 1970-1972 and undated



 
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5 39 Ranch Record Newsletter, 1972-1973



 
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5 40 Ranch Seminar, 1974



 
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5 41 Ranching Headquarters Funds, 1968-1969 and undated



 
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5 42 Ranching Heritage Center, 1969-1973 and undated



 
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5 43 Reception: Craig Black, 1972



 
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5 44 Resolution Forms, 1965-1967



 
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5 45 Retirement, undated



 
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5 46 RHC: Las Escarbadas Ranch House, undated



 
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5 47 Roster, 1977



 
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5 48 Sales Tax, 1972



 
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5 49 Silk Screen, 1972-1974



 
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6 1 Security, 1968-1976



 
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6 2 Sitton, John, 1970-1972 and undated



 
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6 3 Storage, undated



 
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6 4 Student Applications, 1969 and undated



 
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6 5 South Plains Fair, 1970 and undated



 
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6 6 South Plains Stamp Club, 1971



 
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6 7 Southwest Theatre Conference, 1970



 
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6 8 Summer Youth Classes, 1970-1972 and undated



 
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6 9 Supplies, 1967-1972 and undated



 
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6 10 Systematic Collections, 1972



 
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6 10 Systematic Collections, 1972



 
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6 11 Tech Foundation, 1969-1972



 
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6 12 Telephones, 1971 and undated



 
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6 13 Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1972



 
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6 14 Texas Constitutional Revision Committee, 1973



 
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6 15 Texas Education Code, 1971



 
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6 16 Texas Fine Arts Commission, 1967 and undated



 
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6 17 Texas Historical Survey Commission, undated



 
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6 18 Texas Tech: Decennial, 1935



 
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6 19 This is West Texas magazine, 1971



 
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6 20 Tour to Mexico, 1972-1973 and undated



 
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6 21 Travel Regulations, 1970



 
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6 22 Trustees Handbooks, 1969-1975



 
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6 23 Trustees: Preferences, undated



 
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6 24 Uniforms, 1972 and undated



 
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6 25 Vehicles, 1972-1973 and undated



 
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6 26 Weekly Schedules, 1977



 
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6 27 Weekly Schedules, 1978



 
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6 28 Wilkinson, Delia, 1929-1934



 
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6 29 Wilson, Robert W., 1975-1977 and undated



 
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6 30 Windmills, undated



 

Women's Council

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6 31 Women's Counil, 1965-1968
32 Women's Counil, 1968-1973 and undated
33 Women's Counil: Preston Smith, 1969



 
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6 34 Women's Groups, 1969-1970



 
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6 35 Workshop: Winedale Museum Workshop, 1974 and undate



 

West Texas Museum Association (WTMA)

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6 36 WTMA, 1966-1975 and undated
37 WTMA, 1969-1973 and undated
38 WTMA: Accounting, 1972
39 WTMA: Banking, 1970-1972 and undated
40 WTMA: Board Meeting, 1965-1967
41 WTMA: Budget, 1972-1973
42 WTMA: Budget, 1973-1974
43 WTMA: By-Laws, 1964, 1971 and undated
44 WTMA: Devitt-Jones Account, 1966-1969
45 WTMA: Executive Committeem 1966-1968 and undated
46 WTMA: Financial Materials, 1964-1967 and undated
47 WTMA: Financial Materials, 1970-1974
48 WTMA: Financial Statements, 1971-1974
49 WTMA: ICASALS and Museum Development Funds, 1967-1968
50 WTMA: Insurance, 1973-1975
51 WTMA: Legislation, 1971
52 WTMA: Monthly Financial Reports, 1966-1969
53 WTMA: Report and Recommendations, June 20, 1966



 
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6 54 Zone Change on 4th and Indiana, Dec. 3, 1964