Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Department of History:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1953-2000, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Department of History Records,
Dates: 1953-2000
Abstract: The collection contains papers and materials from the Texas Tech University Department of History as well as files from the American Association of University Professors Committee on which members of the history department served.
Collection # U 86.1
Quantity: 4 Boxes (3.7 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Department of History at Texas Tech University boasts an outstanding and diverse faculty with expertise in a wide range of specializations. The broad liberal arts foundation available through a major in history can cultivate those mental skills – particularly critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills – required for meaningful employment in many areas of the modern economic system. Studying history can also deepen students' understanding of the complex world in which they live and stimulate intellectual attitudes conducive to effective participation in contemporary society. (From the "About Us" page from the Department of History webpage http://www.depts.ttu.edu/history/about.php, accessed on September 21, 2017).


Scope and Content

This 4 box collection consists of office and committee files of the Department of History at Texas Tech University. Included are departmental correspondence and communications, committee meeting minutes, policy statements, and self study reports for various Texas Tech departments. Also included are graduate and undergraduate curricula information and test competencies.

Of particular interest are the files from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Committee and the American Heritage Committee. The AAUP records highlight the tenure controversy when Lauro Cavazos served as President of the university. They also address academic freedom and censorship in regards to the play "Equus". The American Heritage Committee was formed in the 1950's to select curriculum that would reinforce American ideals to combat the threat of communism.


Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

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)
Barr, Alwyn.
Cavazos, Lauro.
Howe, John, 1947 March 13-
Nelson, Otto.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Association of University Professors.
Texas Tech University. Dept. of History.
Texas Tech University. Dept. of History--Faculty.
Texas Tech University--Name.
Subjects
Academic freedom.
Censorship.
College teachers--Tenure.

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Department of History Records, 1953-2000, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection #(s): U 86.1 and U 87.1 were combined.

Gifts, undated

Donated

Processed by

Lisa Haney, 2017


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts

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1 1 Academic Advisement Clinic, 1964
2 Advanced Placement Examination, 1965-1968
3 American Heritage Committee: Minutes, Correspondence and Reports, 1954-1955
4 Applications: Graduate Assistantships and Employment Inquiries, 1967-1968
5 Army ROTC, 1960-1968
6 Arts and Sciences Committee: Departmental Information, 1964-1971
7 Arts and Sciences: Committee, 1967
8 Arts and Sciences: Dean, 1967-1968
9 Arts and Sciences: Degree Plans, 1967
10 Arts and Sciences: Divisonal Committee-Departmenal Curricula, 1953
11 Assistanships: Applications and Correspondence, 1965-1968
12 Board of Directors: Actions, 1964-1965
13 Bookstore: Textbook Orders, 1961-1969
14 Building Maintenance, 1967
15 Code of Student Affairs, undated
16 College Bulletins, 1965-1967
17 College of Business Administration: Self Study, 1972
18 College of Education: Self Study, 1972
19 College of Engineering: Self Study, 1972
20 College of History: Self Study, undated
21 Coordinating Board, 1968
22 Committee on Academic Programs, 1965
23 Committee on English Usage, 1967
24 Committee on Purpose: Self Study, 1971-1973
25 Composite Minor: Master's Degree Level, 1964
26 Computer Science, 1967-1968
27 Coordinator of Space, 1967-1968
28 Correspondence, 1962-1963
29 Correspondence, 1964
30 Correspondence (1/2), 1964-1965
31 Correspondence (2/2), 1964-1965
32 Correspondence, 1965-1966
33 Correspondence, 1967-1968
34 Correspondence: Ledger, 1964-1967
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2 1 Correspondence: Vacancies at other institutions, 1964-1968
2 Course Changes, 1968
3 Course Information, 1962-1967
4 Courses Renamed, 1961
5 Course Statements, 1964-1967
6 Department Plans, 1968
7 Department of Public Information, 1964-1965
8 Department Reports, 1968
9 Division of Extension: Correspondence, 1964-1967
10 Doctoral Candidates: Major, 1967
11 Doctoral Candidates: Minor, 1965-1968
12 Doctoral Program, 1967
13 Educational Televsion, 1964
14 Faculty Club, 1963-1968
15 Faculty Handbook, 1964
16 Faculty Roster, 1967
17 Faculty Regulations, 1966-1970
18 Final Exam: History 131, undated
19 Freshman Orientation, 1964
20 Graduate Affairs, 1958-1962
21 Graduate Council, 1955-1958
22 Graduate Council, 1964-1968
23 Graduate Dean, 1964-1968
24 Graduate Studies Committee, 1965-1973, undated
25 Graduate Studies: History, 1966-1968, undated
26 High School: American History, 1966
27 History Committees, 1968-1969
28 History of Military Affairs, 1967
29 Honors Council and Curriculum, 1961-1962
30 ICASALS, 1966-1968
31 ICASALS: Arid and Semi Arid Lands - A Preview Symposium and Publication, 1966-1968
32 ICASALS: Museum Development Program, 1967, undated
33 ICASALS: Publications, 1966-1969
34 ICASALS: Responses to Memorandum No. 1 Questionnaire, 1966
35 Inauguration Committee, 1966-1967
36 Information Services, 1965-1968
37 Institute of International Education, 1955-1968
38 Institutional Self Study, 1958-1962
39 International Students, 1968
40 Latin American Studies Association, 1966
41 Legislative Internship Advisory Committee, 1968
42 Letters of Recommendation, 1966-1967
43 Library, 1964-1967
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3 1 Mexican-American Teacher-Counselor Education Program, 1967-1968
2 NDEA Fellowship, 1958-1972
3 NDEA Procedures, 1964-1968
4 Newspaper Clippings, 1954-1960
5 Office of Planning and Analyses, 1968
6 Organization for Tropical Studies, 1967
7 Personnel Policies, 1962
8 Placement Service: Students, 1967-1969
9 President's Hostess Handbook, 1965
10 President's Office, 1964-1968
11 Purchasing Department, 1964-1968
12 Regional Development Project, 1956-1957
13 Registrar's Office, 1954-1967
14 Registration Bulletins, 1963-1965
15 Research, 1955-1966
16 Research Newsletter, 1967
17 Schedules and Grade Distributions, 1959-1962
18 Self Study: Agriculture, 1972
19 Self Study: Dept of Range and Wildlife, 1972
20 Self Study: Home Economics 1971-1972
21 Self Study: School of Law 1972
22 Student Employment, 1966-1968
23 Student Inquiries Answered, 1967-1968
24 Teacher Education Committee: Reports and Minutes, 1954-1958
25 Texas Commission on Higher Education Minutes, 1957-1963
26 Texas Commission on Higher Education Minutes, 1964-1966
27 Texas Tech Publications, 1966-1971
28 Texas Tech Vice President Kennedy, 1964-1968
29 Traffic Security, 1966
30 Travel Regulations, 1965-1967
31 Visiting Committee Report, 1973
32 Water and Mankind Project, 1964-1965
33 Woodrow Wilson Centennial, 1956-1957
34 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1957-1960
35 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1961-1964



American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Committee Files

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4 1 Committee Minutes, 1965-1968
2 Committee Minutes, 1969-1972
3 Committee Minutes, 1973-1979
4 Committee Minutes, 1980-1982
5 Committee Minutes, 1983-1984
6 Committee Minutes, 1985-1989
7 Committee Minutes, 1990-2000
8 Equus, 1978, undated
9 Faculty Programs, 1967-1995, undated
10 Five Year Program Review, 1978-1982
11 History Department Program Review, 1994-2000
12 Name Change, 1967-1983
13 Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1983, undated
14 Newspaper Clippings, 1984-1997
15 Printed Materials for Reference, 1966-1991