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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Oversized Items

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS):

An Inventory of Its Records, 1930-1985, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies
Title: International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS) Records,
Dates: 1930-1985
Abstract: The collection contains miscellaneous newsletters, brochures, and papers connected to the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies at Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 96.1
Quantity: 1 Box and 1 oversized item (1.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

In 1966, the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS) was created to promote Tech's interdisciplinary study of arid and semi-arid environments and the human relationships to those environments, from an international perspective. Arid and semi-arid environments encompass about one-third of the earth's land surface. ICASALS' goal is "to stimulate, coordinate, and implement teaching, research, and public service activities and international development programs concerning all aspects of the world's arid and semi-arid areas, their peoples, and their problems." The center is involved in and organizes various symposia, research projects, conferences, publications, and consultations.

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Scope and Content

The collection mainly focuses on the development of the new Museum and ICASALS complex. The inauguration of Dr. Grover E. Murray coincided with the ICASALS symposium of 1966. Also included are speeches given by Dr. Murray, miscellaneous papers on arid lands and water, newsletters and brochures.

In the oversized folder are two music scores. The first is loose (unbound)- Orchestra score "Majnun Symphony No. 24" by Alan Hovhaness. Commissioned by ICASALS for Focus on the Arts Series at Texas Tech University. World premiere at Texas Tech University on January 25, 1974. The second score is bound- Musical score "Streams in the Desert" by Dr. Howard Hanson, a Pulitzer Prize winner. Hanson has inscribed and autographed the first page, dated May 11, 1969.

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Organization

The materials are organized into two series: Manuscripts and Oversized Items.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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 (People)
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916-
Subjects (Organizations)
International Center for Arid and Semi-arid Land Studies
Texas Tech University
Subjects
Arid regions--Research
Water conservation--Texas

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Related Material

Frank B. Conselman oral history interview (sound recording), 1982

William Curry Holden oral history interview (sound recording), 1968

ICASALS Symposium (sound recording), 1966

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS) Records, 1930-1974, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, 1960s-1980s

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2004

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Addresses (Speeches) Given by Dr. Grover E. Murray, September-October, 1966
2 Addresses (Speeches) Given by Dr. Grover E. Murray, November-December, 1966
3 Addresses (Speeches) Given by Dr. Grover E. Murray, January-July, 1967
4 Art Exhibitions and Symposium Sponsored by ICASALS, 1970-1971
5 Brochures: General Overview of ICASALS, undated
6 Brochures: Miscellaneous, undated
7 Brochures: Symposiums, 1966-1974
8 Correspondence, 1966-1972
9 Faculty Interviews for Implementing ICASALS at Texas Tech, 1966-1967
10 Faculty Interview Times, 1966
11 ICASALS and Museum Development, 1966-1968
12 ICASALS Newsletters, 1969-1977
13 Inauguration and Symposium Committees, 1966
14 Literary Production: Conservation Tillage for the Semiarid World, undated
15 Literary Production: Dryland Agriculture in the Economy of India, 1974
16 Literary Production: Dryland Farming Sandy Soils in Semiarid Region, 1974
17 Literary Production: Guide for Proposal Preparation- an ICASALS In-Service Publication (2 copies), Fall 1967
18 Literary Production: Water Resources in the American West, 1880-1930 1930
19 Literary Production: "Desert Trilogy" by Louis W. Ballard, 1971
20 Music Symposiums, 1969-1974
21 News Clippings and Releases, 1969-1972
22 Scrapbook: ICASALS's First Focus on the Arts (82 pages), 1968-1969

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Oversized Items

item
1 Orchestra score "Majnun Symphony No. 24" by Alan Hovhaness. Commissioned by ICASALS for Focus on the Arts Series at Texas Tech University. World premiere at Texas Tech University, . January 25, 1974
item
2 Musical score "Streams in the Desert" by Dr. Howard Hanson, a Pulitzer Prize winner. Hanson has inscribed and autographed the first page, dated . May 11, 1969

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