Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Jean Grossman:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1944-1966 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Grossman, Jean
Title: Jean Grossman Papers,
Dates: 1944-1966
Abstract: Papers of Tech alumni Jean Grossman on the University Theatre, as well as her family's metal business.
Collection # U 256.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The donor, Jean Grossman [formerly Jeannie Rook], is a graduate of the Texas Tech University Theatre program. Her father, Charles Galloway Rook, Sr., worked as a professor at Texas Tech during the 1940s-1950s doing cotton research under the Cotton Research Committee. Rook and his son, Charles Galloway Rook Jr., owned the Tru-Fab Metal Products Company which provided building materials to construct cotton gins.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two scrapbooks of theatre productions from the Texas Tech University Theatre. The first is of the 1966 production of Tartuffe, for which the donor was the costuming assistant. The second scrapbook is of various theatre productions from 1964-1966. Also included is a scale model of the theatre's stage and miniature set pieces [made to scale as well] for the play "Not Enough Rope" which was done in the spring of 1966.

The remainder of the material concerns cotton gins, irrigation, cotton burr waste research, and Tru-Fab Metal Products Company. This includes correspondence, photographs and committee information.



The collection is organized into two series: the University Theatre play materials and the papers of Charles Galloway (C. G.) Rook.


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)
Grossman, Jean
Mahon, George Herman, 1900-1985--Correspondence
Treadaway, Gordon--Correspondence
Rook, Charles Galloway--Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Chemurgic Council
Texas Technological College. Cotton Research Committee
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Theatre Arts
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Theatre Arts--Faculty
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Theatre Arts--Students
Tru-Fab Metal Products Company
Tru-Fab Metal Products Company--Records and correspondence
College and school drama, American--Texas--Lubbock
College theater--Texas--Lubbock
Cotton gins and ginning
Cotton gins and ginning--By-products--Analysis
Cotton gins and ginning--Design and construction
Cotton gins and ginning--Research
Repertory theater--Texas--Sources
Theater--Texas, West

Related Material

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

  • University Theatre Records, 1929-1975
  • University Theatre Records, 1943-1999
  • University Theatre Records, 1943-1999 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jean Grossman Papers, 1944-1966, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2001

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, July 2001

Collection Inventory


University Theatre

box folder
1 1 News Clippings: "The Contrast", 1965
2 News Clippings: "Noah", 1965
3 News Clippings: "The Tempest", 1964
4 Scrapbook, 1964-1966
5 Scrapbook: "Tartuffe", 1966


Rook, Charles Galloway (C. G.)

box folder
1 6 Correspondence "A", 1945-1948
7 Correspondence "B", 1948
8 Correspondence "C", 1945-1948
9 Correspondence "D", undated
10 Correspondence "E-F", 1947-1948
11 Correspondence "G-I", 1947-1949
12 Correspondence "K-N", 1946-1949
13 Correspondence "P-S", 1944-1949 and undated
14 Correspondence "U-V", 1946-1948
15 Correspondence between C. G. Rook and Ben R. Barbee, 1948
16 Correspondence between C. G. Rook and George Mahon, 1956
17 Correspondence between C. G. Rook and Gordon Treadaway, 1947 and undated
18 Correspondence between R. C. Rook and W. H. and L. D. Betz, 1946-1947
19 Cotton Research Committee, 1946-1948
20 Progress Report on Researches on Gin Wastes or Cotton Burs, undated
21 Rook, C. G.: Biographical Information, 1947 and undated
22 Scrapbook: Cotton Gins and Tru-Fab, (42 prints) 1963-1964 and undated
23 Texas Chemurgic Council, 1947-1948 and undated