Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ned Underwood:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1954-2004, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Underwood, Ned
Title: Ned Underwood Papers,
Dates: 1954-2004
Abstract: Scrapbook memorabilia and photographs pertaining to former Texas Tech basketball player Ned Underwood.
Collection # U 298.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.3 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Ned Underwood played basketball for the Snyder High School Tigers and was an all-district player. The promising player then joined the men's basketball team at Texas Technological College.

His 1955-1956 team included Bobby Wilson, Earl Redwine, Eugene Carpenter, Du-Wayne Blackshear, Logan Cummings, Sterling Gibson, Royce Elam, Harry Scaling, Jim Reed, Trainer Bo Midkiff, Coach Gene Gibson, Manager Dennis Calvert and Coach Polk Robinson. He served as captain of the Men's Basketball team for the 1956-1957 season.

Underwood and his teammates returned to Lubbock in 2004 to attend an event in honor of Coach Polk Robinson. Robinson's last year of coaching in 1961 was highlighted by his team's winning of the SWC title.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scrapbook materials and photographs which were loaned for photocopying. The items have also been scanned onto CD-ROM.


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)
Dale, Jack
Gibson, Gene
Ince, Carl
Knight, Bobby
Robinson, Polk
Reed, Jim
Scaling, Harry
Underwood, Ned
Subjects (Organizations)
Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Texas Tech University
Texas Technological College
College athletes--Photographs
College athletes--Statistics
College athletes--Texas--Lubbock--Photographs
College sports
College sports--Texas--Lubbock--Photographs
Texas Technological College--Sports--Photographs
Texas Tech University--Basketball--History
Texas Tech University--Basketball--Photographs
Texas Tech University--Sports--History

Related Material

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

  • Gene Carpenter Papers, 1953-1993
  • Jim Reed Papers,

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ned Underwood Papers, 1954-2004, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Accession number(s):

Loaned for Copying, 2004

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2004

Collection Inventory

box folder
1 1 CD-ROMS (4 items), undated

box folder
1 2 The Photographs, dated , are photocopies. All have been scanned and placed onto the CD-ROMs. 1994-1998

box folder
1 3 The Scrapbook, dated from , contains pictures, statistics and news clippings on the activities of the donor's basketball team and teammates. The photocopies were numbered pages 1-162 to maintain the original order of the scrapbook. 1954-2004