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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Collection

Scrapbooks

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Mortar Board:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1928-2005, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Mortar Board Records,
Dates: 1928-2005
Abstract: The collection consists of materials pertaining to the establishment and ongoing activities of the Mortar Board at Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 121.1
Quantity: 3 boxes and 6 newspaper boxes of scrapbooks (9.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Leadership, scholarship, and service are the motto of Mortar Board, a national honor society made up of top ranking senior students. The organization was founded nationally in 1918, through the efforts of four local women’s honor societies at Swarthmore College, Cornell University, Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan.

Texas Tech University’s service organization, Forum, was founded by Mrs. Mary W. Doak in 1927, and was accepted in the spring of 1949 into the national chapter of the Mortar Board by A.A.U.W. In 1975, the organization went co-ed, inviting males to join its ranks. At Texas Tech, membership in Mortar Board is comprised of the top 50 seniors.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials related to the original organization, Forum, Forum Chapter of Mortar Board, and the Alumni Chapter of Mortar Board. Manuscript material dates back to 1928, and includes items such 45 prints, 25 negatives, 1 contact sheet, and numerous audio and video recordings. Also included is a collection of 10 chapter scrapbooks dating back to 1939.

The oral histories in this collection are the master copies. For patron usage, they are being transferred onto CD.

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Organization

The materials are arranged into two series: manuscripts and scrapbooks.

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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)
Doak, Mary Woodward, 1886-1967
Hoyle, Dorothy
Phillips, Florence Louise
Subjects (Organizations)
Mortar Board (Society)
Texas Tech University--History
Texas Technological College--Students--Social life and customs
Texas Technological College--Students--Societies, etc.
Subjects (Places
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
College students--Texas--Lubbock--Social conditions

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mortar Board Records, 1928-2005, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2001-0194-B, 2004-0156-B, 2005-0069-B and 2007-0025-B

Gifts, 1992-2007

Processed by

Kent Bowersock, Brenda L. Haes, Lauren Joiner, and Sameera Muthya, August 2006

Lynn Whitfield, January 2007

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Collection Inventory

 

Collection

box folder
1 1 Administration, Initiation, 2000-2001
2 Advisor List, 1991
3 Alumnae List, 1961
4 Alumni List, 1983-1988
5 Alumni Rosters: Local, 1956-1992
6 Board Minutes and General Information, 1988-1989
7 Chapter Excellence Award, 1988-1989
8 Chapter Roster, 1952-1978
9 Correspondence, 1956-1968 and undated
10 Correspondence, 1961-1963
11 Correspondence, 1966-1971
12 Correspondence: Forum, 1930-1941
13 Correspondence: Forum, 1940-1941
14 Correspondence: Forum, 1941-1942
15 Correspondence: Forum (12 photos), 1941-1943 and undated
16 Correspondence: Forum, 1943-1944
17 Correspondence: Forum, 1944-1945
18 Correspondence: Forum, 1946-1947
19 Correspondence: Forum, 1947-1948
20 Correspondence: Forum, 1948-1949
21 Correspondence: Forum, 1949-1950
22 Correspondence: Forum, 1950-1952
23 Correspondence: Forum, 1951-1952
24 Correspondence: Forum, 1952-1955 and undated
25 Correspondence: Forum, 1953-1954 and undated
26 Credentials, 1961-1963 and undated
27 Election Procedure and Honorary Members, 1979-1980
28 Expansion, Alums, and Foundations, 1979-1980
29 Former Members: Forum and Mortar Board, 1954 and undated
30 Forum, 1928-1957 and undated
31 Forum, 1953
32 Forum, 1955-1956
33 Forum Activities, 1945-1946 and undated
34 Forum Chapter and Chapter Programs, 1992-1994
35 Forum Constitutions, undated
36 General Information for the National Organization, 1979-1980
37 Handbook and Yearly Events, 1999-2000
38 Historical Background, 1956-1991 and undated
39 History, Election Information, and Orientation, 1983-1984
40 History, Ritual, and Initiation, 1979-1980
41 Information on Section Meetings, 1994-1995
42 Initiation Booklets, 1992-1994
43 Initiation of Forum, 1950 and undated
44 Initiation of Forum into Mortar Board, 1956-1958
45 Leadership, undated
46 Literary Material: From the National Office, 1966-1971
box folder
2 1 Local Membership Lists and Convention Minutes, 1964-1968
2 Manual, 1986-1987
3 Manual, 1990-1991
4 Manuals and Calendars, 1961-1964
5 Membership and Selection, 1998-2001 and undated
6 Membership Booklets, 1993-1995
7 Membership Roster, 1957-1991
8 Membership Selection, Tapping, and Initiation, 1961 and undated
9 Minutes, 1956-1978 and undated
10 Minutes of Section Conferences, 1957-1958
11 Money-Making Project, 1961-1964
12 Mortar Board, 1949-1966 and undated
13 Mortar Board, 1957-1961 and undated
14 Mortar Board, 1961-1964 and undated
15 Mortar Board, 1964-1965
16 Mortar Board: Advisor’s Notebook Papers, 1956-1958
17 Mortar Board: Advisor’s Notebook Papers, 1958-1959
18 Mortar Board: Advisor’s Notebook Papers, 1959-1960
19 Mortar Board: Advisor’s Notebook Papers, 1960-1961
20 Mortar Board: Advisor’s Notebook Papers, 1961-1962 and undated
21 Mortar Board: Advisor’s Notebook Papers, 1962-1965
22 Mortar Board Conference at the University of Texas, 1958-1960 and undated
23 Mortar Board Discussion (VHS), undated
24 Mortar Board Events (CD), undated
25 Mortar Board: Forum Chapter, 1955-1957 and undated
26 Mortar Board National Convention, 1955
27 Mortar Board National Council, 1950-1956 and undated
28 Mortar Board Records, 1964-1967
29 National Citation Award and Budget, 1984-1985
30 National Conference, 1991-1992
31 Officer/Committee/Member Selection Sheets, 1994-1996
32 Order Forms, undated
box folder
3 1 Audio and Video Recordings, 1993-2005
Mortar Board, Inc. 1993 National Conference - "Share the Tradition... Shape the Future (VHS), 1993
Mortar Board Initiation (VHS Archive copy), April 12, 2002
Mortar Board Initiation Ceremony, St. John's Church (DVD), 2002
Mortar Board Initiation Ceremony, St. John's Church (DVD), 2003
Mortar Board History- Powerpoint Presentation (DVD), 2003
Mortar Board Pictures (DVD), 2000-2003
Mortar Board (CD), 2005-2006
Rebecca Akard oral history (1 cassette tape), June 21, 2001
Betty Bell oral history (1 cassette tape), June 12, 2001
Melinda Corwin oral history (1 cassette tape), June 11, 2001
Elizabeth G. Haley oral history (1 cassette tape), June 22, 2001
Carolyn Harding oral history (1 cassette tape), June 19, 2001
Victoria McClure oral history (1 cassette tape), June 17, 2001
Barbara McDougal oral history (1 cassette tape), April 6, 2001
Pat Nunley oral history (1 cassette tape), June 13, 2001
Judy Poffenbarger oral history (2 cassette tapes), June 18, 2001
Elizabeth Thomasson oral history (1 cassette tape), June 23, 2001
Winfred Vigness oral history (2 cassette tapes), March 30, 2001
Jo Beth Walker oral history (1 cassette tape), June 22, 2001
Fran Waters oral history (1 cassette tape), June 12, 2001
Rebecca Wylie oral history (1 cassette tape), June 14, 2001
box folder
3 1 Past Project Ideas, undated
2 The Petition of Forum to Mortar Board, undated
3 Photographs (32 prints, 25 Negatives, 1 Contact Sheet, and 1 Photo CD), undated
4 President’s Folder, 1957-1958
5 President’s Folder, 1958-1959 and undated
6 President’s Folder, 1959-1961 and undated
7 Publicity, undated
8 Recognition Award Sheets, undated
9 Rosters, 1958-1987 and undated
10 Scrapbook, 2005-2006
11 Section Meeting, 1962 and undated
11 Section Meeting (3 photos), 1965-1968 and undated
13 Tech Traditions (1 photo), 1934-1945
14 Traumas and Egos, 2004-2005
15 Mortar Board Alumni of Lubbock, 1956-1999

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Scrapbooks

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1 Scrapbook, 1939-1953
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2 Scrapbooks, 1954-1956 and 1956-1957
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3 Scrapbooks, 1957-1958 and 1959-1962
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4 Scrapbooks, 1962-1964 and 2004-2005
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5 Scrapbooks, 1964-1967 and 2005
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6 Framed charter, 1957

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