Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Southwest Collection:

An Inventory of Its Audio and Visual Collection, 1995-2003, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Southwest Collection Audio and Visual Collection,
Dates: 1995-2003
Abstract: The collection contains the recordings from the 1997 dedication events for the new Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and various slides of SWC staff and its facilities.
Collection # AV 189
Quantity: 1 Box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

After the opening of Texas Technological College, the library started gathering manuscript material. As the potential of the collection became obvious, it was separated into an entity of its own. The archives, named the Southwest Collection, had its first official location in the basement of what was then the West Texas Museum (now called Holden Hall). Over the years, the collection grew in size and reputation. In 1963, the collection was moved from its home of 8 years and placed in the basement of the library (now the Mathematics building). Once again the archives outgrew its location. In 1997, the Southwest Collection moved into its new building, located just north of the main Library. The archives was also renamed the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL). Since 1997 the SWC/SCL has expanded the number of archival units housed under its roof from 2 units (the Southwest Collection and the University Archives) to 7 archival units with the addition of Rare Books, the Vietnam Archives, the Archive of the Turkish Oral Narrative, the Crossroads of Music Archive, and the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World.


Scope and Content

The collection contains 35 audio and visual recordings related to dedication events held to celebrate the opening of the new Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) building. Included are 140 slides, dated 1995-2003 and undated, documenting the interiors of old and new SWC/SCL buildings, various staff members, the physical move of archival material from the old building to the new building (1996), and the new building's groundbreaking ceremony (fall of 1995). The slides also contain images of random images copied from other SWC photograph collections (undated), 2 slides of a "sound recording" sign and the disaster recovery kit (1999), still images of a book's cover and inside pages (1998), an unidentified river location (2003) and miscellaneous images of geese (2003), the latter most likely taken by former staffer Richard Kyle.


Organization

The collection is organized alphabetically into three series: slides, loose recordings, and recordings housed in folders.

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.

Related Materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

  • Symour V. Connor oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Symour V. Connor oral history interview [sound recording], 1989
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview [sound recording], 1967
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview [sound recording], 1968
  • Richard Mason oral history interview [sound recording], 2011
  • David J. Murrah oral history interview [sound recording], 1973, 1975 and 1980
  • Southwest Collection Records, 1947-1981 and undated
  • Southwest Collection Records, 1952-1997
  • Southwest Collection Records, 1928-2002

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southwest Collection Audio and Visual Collection, 1995-2003, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, undated

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2017


Collection Inventory

Slides

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1 1 The 140 slides consist of views of the old SWC facilities in the Mathematics Building (which was formerly the first free standing Library Building on the Texas Tech campus), including images of the SWC staff; construction of the new building and its groundbreaking ceremony (fall of 1995); moving of collections from the old building into the new building (1996), including images of the SWC staff; random images copied from other SWC photograph collections (undated); 2 slides of a “sound recording” sign and the disaster recovery kit (1999); still images of a book’s cover and inside pages (1998); and miscellaneous images of geese (2003), most likely taken by former staffer Richard Kyle, an unidentified river location (2003), 1995-2003



Loose Recordings

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1 Recording #1 - Coronelli Globe Secrets, Doug Stone (cassette), May 9, 1997
Recording #2 - Coronelli Globe Dedication (VHS), May 9, 1997
Recording #3 - Formby Room Dedication Tape 1 (VHS), April 1, 1997
Recording #4 - Holden Reading Room Dedication (VHS), April 4, 1997
Recording #5 - Southwest Collection Building Dedication (VHS): 1) Holden Reading Room Dedication - Janet Neugebauer, Lawrence Graves, Donald Haragan, Robert Green, Beatrice T. Zeeck, and Frances Mayhugh Holden – Reception and Book Signing, Ribbon Cutting at the Gate; 2) Dedication and Ribbon Cutting of SWC/SCL Building – Reception; and 3) Coronelli Globe Dedication – E. Dale Cluff, Grover Murray, James Sowell and First Lady Laura Bush, April 3, 1997



Recordings Organized in Folders

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1 1 Formby Dedication Ceremonies
Recording #6 - Formby Room Dedication (1/4” reel) – Moderator: Preston Lewis, Interim SWC Director; Speakers - State Senator Robert L. Duncan; Judge Harold M. LaFont, retired district judge from Plainview; and Clint Formby of Hereford, April 1, 1997
Recording #7 - Formby Room Dedication Tape 2 (VHS), April 1, 1997
Recording #8 - Formby Room Dedication Tape (Cassette), April 1, 1997
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1 2 Historical Research in Fiction
Recording #9 - Historical Research in Fiction (1/4” reel) – Preston Lewis, Elmer Kelton, Jeanne Williams, April 3, 1997
Recording #10 - Historical Research in Fiction (VHS) – Preston Lewis, Elmer Kelton, Jeanne Williams, April 3, 1997
Recording #11 - Historical Research in Fiction Tape 1 (Cassette), April 3, 1997
Recording #12 - Historical Research in Fiction Tape 2 (Cassette), April 3, 1997
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1 3 Historical Research in Non-Fiction
Recording #13 - Historical Research in Non-Fiction (1/4” reel) – Bill Tydeman, Alwyn Barr, Paul Carlson, Clint Chambers and Roger Olien, [misdated as April 2nd?], April 3, 1997
Recording #14 - Historical Research in Non-Fiction (VHS) – Bill Tydeman, Alwyn Barr, Paul Carlson, Clint Chambers and Roger Olien, April 3, 1997
Recording #15 - Historical Research in Non-Fiction Tape 1 (Cassette) – Bill Tydeman, Alwyn Barr, Paul Carlson, Clint Chambers and Roger Olien, April 3, 1997
Recording #16 - Historical Research in Non-Fiction Tape 2 (Cassette) – Bill Tydeman, Alwyn Barr, Paul Carlson, Clint Chambers and Roger Olien, April 3, 1997
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1 4 The New World of Historical Scholarship
Recording #17 - The New World of Historical Scholarship (1/4” reel) – E. Dale Cluff, Brooke Sheldon, Rich Van Orden, James P. Niessen, and John Howe, April 4, 1997
Recording #18 - The New World of Historical Scholarship (VHS) – E. Dale Cluff, Brooke Sheldon, Rich Van Orden, James P. Niessen, and John Howe, April 4, 1997
Recording #19 - The New World of Historical Scholarship Tape 1 (Cassette), April 4, 1997
Recording #20 - The New World of Historical Scholarship Tape 2 (Cassette), April 4, 1997
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1 5 Preston Smith Dedication and Banquet Speaker David McCullough
Recording #21 - Dedication (1/4” reel) – former Governor Preston Smith from West Texas (Formby Room), Preston Lewis, Donald Walker, and John Montford, April 4, 1997
Recording #22 - Preston Smith, Donald Walker, John T. Montford (VHS), April 4, 1997
Recording #23 - Preston Smith Dedication (cassette), undated
Recording #24 - Southwest Collection Banquet and speaker David McCullough (cassette), April 4, 1997
Recording #25 - Southwest Collection Banquet and speaker David McCullough (cassette), April 4, 1997
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1 6 A Ramble Through Rare Books
Recording #26 - A Ramble Through Rare Books (1/4” reel) – Bruce Cammack, Ernest Sullivan, Peder Christiansen, and Donald Rude, April 2, 1997
Recording #27 - A Ramble Through Rare Books (VHS), April 2, 1997
Recording #28 - unlabeled Tape 1 (Cassette), undated
Recording #29 - unlabeled Tape 1 (Cassette), undated
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1 7 Reflections of the Southwest Conference
Recording #30 - Reflections of the Southwest Conference (1/4” reel) – Tai Kreidler, Fred Jacoby, Bo Carter, Grant Teaf, and Gerald Myers, April 3, 1997
Recording #31 - Reflections of the Southwest Conference (VHS) – Tai Kreidler, Fred Jacoby, Bo Carter, Grant Teaf, and Gerald Myers, April 3, 1997
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1 8 Vietnam: Preserving the Records
Recording #32 - Vietnam: Preserving the Records (1/4” reel) – James Reckner, Douglas Pike and Nguyen Manh Hung, April 2, 1997
Recording #33 - Vietnam: Preserving the Records (VHS) – James Reckner, Douglas Pike and Nguyen Manh Hung, April 2, 1997
Recording #34 - Vietnam: Preserving the Records Tape 1 (Cassette) – James Reckner, Douglas Pike and Nguyen Manh Hung, April 2, 1997
Recording #35 - Vietnam: Preserving the Records Tape 2 (Cassette) – James Reckner, Douglas Pike and Nguyen Manh Hung, April 2, 1997