Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Southwest Collection:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1947-1981, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Southwest Collection Records,
Dates: 1947-1981 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of materials pertaining to the history and building proposal for the Southwest Collection.
Collection # U 165.2
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.0 linear feet)
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 Math 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 renamed the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of administrative materials pertaining to the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Included are reports to the Texas Tech Board of Regents, historical information, correspondence, and a new building proposal.


 

Organization

The materials are arranged 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 (Organizations)
Texas Technological College. Southwest Collection
Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Subjects
Archives--Texas--Lubbock
Manuscripts--Southwestern States--Catalogs
Manuscripts--Texas--Catalogs
Special Libraries--Lubbock (Tex.)

Related Material

Southwest Collection Records, 1952-1997


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southwest Collection Records, 1947-1981 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, undated

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, July 1998


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Brochure Inserts, undated
2 Correspondence, 1952-1955
3 History of the Southwest Collection, 1947-1976 and undated
4 Inventory Manual Copies #8 and #11, undated
5 Report to the Board, 1955-1967
6 Report to the Board, 1968-1974
box folder
2 1 Report to the Board, 1974-1978
2 Report to the Board, 1978-1980
3 Southwest Collection Building Proposal, 1981
4 Southwest Collection Bibliographies, undated