Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Library:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1966-1992 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Library
Title: Library Records,
Dates: 1966-1992 and undated
Abstract: Records of the Texas Tech University Library from 1966-1992.
Collection # U 112.17
Quantity: 3 Boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The first library, with approximately 11,000 books and pamphlets according to Tech's 1925-26 catalog, was located on the main floor in a room in the west wing of the Administration Building and was opened in 1925 with Elizabeth Howard West as its first librarian. Accredited to Elizabeth West's “awareness of the advantages in the Library of Congress Classification for an academic library” from the time spent working at the Library of Congress, the Texas Tech Library has used the Library of Congress Classification from its beginning. Miss West has also been credited with giving the name La Ventana, “the window,” to the Tech annual.

The library remained without a building of its own until June, 1937 when an appropriation bill was signed. This new library building, “an L-shaped three-story building situated northwest of the Administration building,” was “completed in 1938 at a cost of $275,000.” “The ground breaking for the new library building took place Wednesday, October 27, 1937 at 11 A.M.; the cornerstone was laid at 2 P.M., March 8, 1938.” The original plan located the library building southwest of the Administration Building, but the library was constructed northwest of the Administration Building. Interestingly, the present library building is located southwest of the Administration Building. Later, this building completed in 1938 became the Social Sciences building and is now the Mathematics building presently housing the Southwest Collection.

Elizabeth Howard West retired in 1942 and died January 4, 1948. In 1942 Emma Lillian Main became Acting Librarian and was succeeded by Augustine Smith Gaylord, Jr. as Librarian in 1945. During the year 1948 Lulu Stein was Acting Librarian. Then in 1949 Ray Curtis Janeway came to Tech as the new librarian and remained until 1982 when he retired. Under Janeway's leadership a new library building was constructed from 1960 to 1962 which is now the front part of the current site. The architectural firm for this east wing of the present library was Pitts, Mebane, and Phelps, a firm from Beaumont, Texas. The books were carted from the Social Sciences building to the current location by some of the staff members still working at the Library today. On June 19, 1962 the Library opened at its new and current location.

In the fall of 1975 the west wing of the current library was completed and opened. This addition includes the current Stacks, Reference area, and Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC). Architects on the west wing were Atcheson, Atkinson, Cartwright & Rorex; Stiles, Roberts, Messersmith & Johnson; and Schmidt, Tisdel & Associates. The total square footage of the Library is now 303,150, with 273,578 square feet as assignable or usable space.

In 1982 Dr. E. Dale Cluff became the Director of Libraries. The University Library currently houses 1,320,225 books, 1,260,758 government documents, 7,000 journal titles, 941,315 microforms. A large new building housing the Southwest Collection, University Archives, Vietnam Archives, Conradiana, Koger Science Collection, and other Special Collections is scheduled to open in 1996 just north of the present Library building.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains miscellaneous files, including the Library's newsletters; a file pertaining to the Library's attempt to acquire the records and research material of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art; publications by Texas Tech Foundation and Research Services; copies of the 1981 House and Senate Bills of the 67th Legislature; achievement reports from the Library; and Board of Regent meeting minutes from 1983-1986.

Six boxes of miscellaneous journals and books, all of which except for two have nothing to do with Texas or Texas Tech University, were transferred to Cataloging.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into alphabetical order.

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)
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916- --Inauguration, 1966
Subjects (Organizations)
San Francisco Academy of Comic Art
Texas. Legislature (67th: 1981-1982)
Texas Tech University. Board of Regents
Texas Tech University--Libraries
Texas Tech University. Libraries--Records and correspondence
Texas Tech University. Library
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--Statistics
Subjects
Libraries--Mexico
Municipal government--Texas--Lubbock

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Library Records, 1966-1992 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
1997-0199-B, 1999-0086-B,?,?, 1996-0252-B, 1996-0193-B, 1997-0220-B, 1993-0127-B, 1996-0234-B, 1997-0318-B, 1989-278-B, 1990-0015-B, 1988-0008-B, and 1992-0199-B

Gifts, 1989-1997

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, Nov. 18, 1999


Collection Inventory

 

67th Legislature

box folder
Box 1 1 House Bills 1-200, 1981
2 House Bills 201-400, 1981
3 House Bills 401-600, 1981
4 House Bills 1200-1400, 1981
5 House Bills 1401-1600, 1981
6 House Daily Reports, 1981
7 House Daily Reports (No. 3), 1981
8 Senate Bills 401-600, 1981
9 Senate Daily Reports (No. 1), 1981
10 Senate Daily Reports (No. 2), 1981
11 Senate Daily Reports (No. 3), 1981
12 Senate Daily Reports (No. 4), 1981



 

Office Files A - I

box folder
Box 2 1 Achievement Report and Planning Statement of the Univ. Libraries, 1983
2 Achievement Report and Planning Statement of the Univ. Libraries, 1987
3 Architectural Accrediting Board, 1988 and undated
4 Grant Application: Performance Report of the City of Lubbock, 1985
5 Inauguration: Murray, Grover E., 1966



 

Index of Board Minutes

box folder
Box 2 6 Index of Board Minutes, September 1982-August 1983
7 Index of Board Minutes, September 1983-August 1984
8 Index of Board Minutes, September 1984-August 1985
9 Index of Board Minutes, September 1985-August 1986



 

Office Files L-N

box folder
Box 2 10 Ledger: Library Acquisitions and Statistics, 1955-1984
11 Liason with Mexican Libraries, 1990-1991
12 Liason with Mexican Libraries, 1990-1992
13 Library Newsletters, 1972-1974
14 Library Newsletters, 1975-1979
15 Newsletter: Research Services Information Sheet, 1973-1974



 

Minutes of Board Meetings

box folder
Box 2 16 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), May 27, 1983
17 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), August 5. 1983
18 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), October 1, 1983
19 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), November 8, 1983
20 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), November 18, 1983
21 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), March 25, 1983
22 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), May 31, 1983
23 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), January 20, 1984
box folder
Box 3 1 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), March 23, 1984
2 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), May 11, 1984
3 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), June 5, 1984
4 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), August 3, 1984
5 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), September 28, 1984
6 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), October 18, 1984
7 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), November 16, 1984
8 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), January 18, 1985
9 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), March 8, 1985
10 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), May 10, 1985
11 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), August 2, 1985
12 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), October 11, 1985
13 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), November 22, 1985
14 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), December 18, 1985
15 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), January 31, 1986
16 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), March 14, 1986
17 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), May 16, 1986
18 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), June 24, 1986
19 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), August 7, 1986
20 Minutes of Board Meeting (BOR), December 10, 1986
21 Minute Procedures, 1987



 

Office Files S-W

box folder
Box 3 22 San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, 1979
23 TechFim, 1984
24 Texas Tech: Foundation Annual Reports, 1968-1973
25 Texas Tech: General Education Curriculum Requirements..., 1983
26 Workshop on Fixed Mirror Receiver Solar System, 1981