Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Sports Information:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1960-1999 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Sports Information, Records,
Dates: 1960-1999 and undated
Abstract: Records of the Sports Information Office, which serves in a public relations capacity as a liaison between the media and the Texas Tech University athletic department.
Collection # U 23.14
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 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 brochure on the renovation of Jones Stadium, and old football tickets.



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)
Jones Stadium (Texas Tech University)
Southwest Conference (U.S.)
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
Texas Tech University. Sports Information Office--Records and correspondence
College athletes--Texas--Lubbock--History
College sports
College sports--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
  • 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, 1996-1998

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sports Information Records, 1960-1999 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1999-0410-B, 1999-0417-B, 2000-0104-B

Gifts, 1999-2000

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, September 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 Baseball, 1927 and 1997
2 Baseball: Pamphlets and Printed Materials, undated
3 Big 12 Conference Handbooks, 1996-1998
4 Brochure: Stadium Renovation, 1960
5 Cheerleaders, undated
6 Football: Tickets, 1999
7 NCAA Self-Study Report, 1997-1998
8 News Releases, March 1998
9 News Releases, February 1998
10 News Releases, December 1998
11 News Releases, April 1998
12 News Releases, May 1998
13 News Releases, June-August 1998
14 News Releases, September 1998
15 News Releases, October 1998
16 News Releases, November 1998