Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Sports Information:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1996-1998, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Sports Information Records,
Dates: 1996-1998
Abstract: Records of the Sports Information Office, which serves in a public relations capacity as a liaison between the media and the athletic department.
Collection # U 23.4
Quantity: 2 boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Sports Information Office traces its origins to the Sports News Office in the early 1950s, and evolved to the present designation in the late 1960s. Sports Information serves in a public relations capacity as a liaison between the media and the athletic department. The Office maintains media records on all Tech athletes, as well as compiles and designs media guides and game programs.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains news releases, a Horizon Campaign pamphlet, the Public Infractions Report, schedule cards with pictures of various Tech athletics on the front side, three scrapbooks, and women's basketball statistics information.

The pictures were transferred to Photographs; the game programs to the Athletics (Game Programs) collection the media guides to Athletics (Media Guides) collection; the videos, cassettes and CDs to Audio/Visual; and the oversized volleyball poster to Oversized Athletics Posters Collection.



The collection is organized by file name in alphabetical order.


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 (Organizations)
Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Texas Tech University--Sports
Texas Tech University--Sports--History
Texas Tech University--Sports--Statistics
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
Texas Tech University. Sports Information Office--Records and correspondence
College athletes--Texas--Lubbock--Statistics
College athletes--Texas--Lubbock--History
College sports
College sports--Records--Texas--Lubbock
College sports--Texas--Lubbock--Statistics
Women athletes--Texas--Lubbock--History

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Athletic Media Relations, Records and Photographs, 1928-1999 and undated
  • Athletics (Game Programs), 1925-present
  • Athletics (Media Guides), 1942-present
  • Kelly Cawthon oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Pete Cawthon Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s
  • Morley Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1972
  • John T. King oral history interview [sound recording], 1960s
  • Mrs. George Langford oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Collection, 1939-1997
  • Sports Information, Records, 1926-1996
  • Sports Information, Records, 1960-1999 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sports Information Records, 1996-1998 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gifts, 1997-1999

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, December 1999

Additional Sources

Pollard, Norval. Red Raiders: Stories, Stats, and Stuff about Texas Tech sports. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub., 1996.

Dodd, Dennis. Big 12 Handbook: Stories, Stats, and Stuff about the Nation's Best Football Conference, Big 12 Conference. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub. Co., 1996.

Ratliff, Harold V. The power and the Glory: the Story of Southwest Conference Football. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1957.

Tips, Kern. Football, Texas style: An Illustrated History of the Southwest Conference. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1964.

West, Dirk. SWC cartoon book: Over 25 years of Cartoon History of Red Raider and SWC football, Plus a Nostalgic Look at Life in Raiderland. Lubbock, Tex.: D. West, 1995.

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Horizon Campaign, 1998
News Releases
box folder
1 2 News Releases, January 1996
3 News Releases, February 1996
4 News Releases, March 1996
5 News Releases, March 1996
6 News Releases, April 1996
7 News Releases, May-July 1996
8 News Releases, August 1996
9 News Releases, September 1996
10 News Releases, October 1996
11 News Releases, November 1996
12 News Releases, December 1996
13 News Releases, January 1997
14 News Releases, February 1997
box folder
2 1 News Releases, March 1997
2 News Releases, April 1997
3 News Releases, May 1997
4 News Releases, June-August 1997
5 News Releases, September 1997
6 News Releases, October 1997
7 News Releases, November 1997
8 News Releases, December 1997
9 Public Infractions Report, 1998
10 Schedule Cards, 1998
11 Scrapbook: Women's Athletics, 1984-1985 and undated
12 Scrapbook: Women's Basketball and Swimming, 1970s-1980s and undated
13 Scrapbook: Women's Track and Tennis, undated
14 Statistics: Women's Basketball, March 1998
15 Women's Basketball Statistical Sheet, undated