Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Library:

An Inventory of Its Collection, 1925-1985, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Library
Title: Library Records,
Dates: 1925-1985
Abstract: The Texas Tech Library collection, dating from 1925-1985, contains photographs, sound recordings, and blueprints.
Collection # U 112.1
Quantity: 20 Boxes and 1 oversized folder (21.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The first library, with approximately 11,000 books and pamphlets according to Tech’s 1925-1926 catalog, was located on the main floor in a room in the west wing of the Administration Building and was opened in 1925 with Elizabeth Howard West as its first librarian. Accredited to Elizabeth West’s “awareness of the advantages in the Library of Congress Classification for an academic library” from the time spent working at the Library of Congress, the Texas Tech Library has used the Library of Congress Classification from its beginning. Miss West has also been credited with giving the name of La Ventana, “the Window,” to the Tech annual.


Scope and Content

This 20 box collection contains annual reports, budget information, activities and committee reports, 6 sound recordings, blueprints, and 9 photographs.


 

Organization

The collection is alphabetically.

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 (Persons)
Horn, Paul W. (Paul Whitfield), 1870-1932.
West, Elizabeth Howard, 1873-1948
Subjects (Organizations)
Southwestern Library Association
Texas Library Association
Texas Technological College. Library
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--History
Texas--History
Subjects
Academic libraries--Texas
Archives--Texas
College librarians--Texas
College librarians--Texas--Lubbock
Federal aid to libraries--Texas
Libraries--Texas--History
Libraries--Texas--Lubbock--History
Libraries and community--Texas
Library administrators--Texas
State libraries--Texas
State library agencies--Texas
Universities and colleges--Texas--History

Related Material

Library Development Records, 1977-2008

Library Records, 1966-1992 and undated

Library Records, 1972-2001


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Library Records, 1925-1985, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, undated

Processed by

Charla Booth, Brenda Haes, Sandhya Madireddy, Justin McDonald, and Nok Pongsmas, 2003


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

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1 1 Academic Affairs Office, 1975-1981
2 Accessions, 1949-1951
3 Accessions, 1955-1956
4 Accessions, 1957-1958
box folder
5 Accessions, 1959-1960
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1 6 Accessions, 1961-1962
7 Administrative Announcements, 1948-1950
8 Administrative Council (includes minutes from the College Faculty Meetings), 1931
9 [Marelin] Ainsworth Memorial, 1976
10 American Association of University Professors 1957 Censure of Texas Tech, 1970
11 American Association of University Women, 1942-1944
12 American Council on Education, 1938-1939
13 American Heritage Program, 1951-1952
14 American Heritage Program, 1955-1958
15 American Library Association, 1940-1947
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2 1 American Library Directory, 1935-1941
2 American Society for Engineering Education: Engineering School Libraries Committee, 1950-1956
3 Applications, 1938-1953
4 Applications for Staff Positions, 1940-1946
5 Appraisal of the Linguistics Library of Professor George Edward Stanley located at Texas Tech University Library, 1970-1971
6 Arbor Day Programs [Texas Tech], 1938 and 1940
7 Art Exhibitions Register book, 1929
8 Association of American Universities Application, 1939
9 Association of Texas College, 1925-1935
10 Bibliographical Center for Research Membership Inquiry, 1951
11 Book Orders, 1941-1946
12 Book Price List, undated
13 Budget, 1927-1929
14 Budget, 1929-1930
15 Budget, 1932-1934
16 Budget, 1935
17 Budget, 1936-1937
18 Budget, 1937-1938
19 Budget, 1938-1943
20 Budget, 1945-1950
21 Budget, 1948-1952
22 Budget: Enrollment, 1933-1934
23 Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1928-1931
24 Center for Visually Handicapped: Optacon Project, 1969-1982
25 Chess Club Donation, 1977
26 Circulation Department Policies and Routines, 1949-1950 and undated
27 Circulation Reports, 1939-1940
28 Communication Services, 1975
29 Coronelli Globe, 1977
30 Correspondence, 1937-1940
31 Correspondence, 1941-1942
32 Correspondence, 1943-1944
33 Correspondence, 1945-1946
34 Correspondence, 1947-1949
35 Correspondence, 1948-1960
36 Correspondence, A 1948-1950
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3 1 Correspondence, 1950-1951
2 Correspondence, 1951-1952
3 Correspondence, (Folder 1 of 3), 1951-1968
4 Correspondence, (Folder 2 of 3), 1951-1968
5 Correspondence, (Folder 3 of 3), 1951-1968
6 Correspondence, 1959-1979
7 Correspondence, 1961-1968
8 Correspondence, 1965-1968
9 Correspondence, 1966-1971
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4 1 Correspondence, 1966-1974
2 Correspondence: Associations, 1949-1952
3 Correspondence: Associations and Societies, 1948-1949
4 Correspondence: Buildings and Grounds, 1949
5 Correspondence: Business Office, 1949-1950
6 Correspondence: Campus, 1942-1944
7 Correspondence: College of Arts and Sciences, 1934-1935
8 Correspondence: Current Instructions, 1948-1949
9 Correspondence: Dean of Men, 1949-1950
10 Correspondence: Dobbs, Vivian Lynn (Documents Librarian), 1947
11 Correspondence: Donations of Books and Periodicals, 1979-1981
12 Correspondence: External, 1944-1948
13 Correspondence: Gifts, 1951-1952
14 Correspondence: Gifts, 1978-1980
15 Correspondence: Gifts and Purchases, 1976-1980
16 Correspondence: Janeway, Ray C., 1951-1978
17 Correspondence: Job Applicants, 1930-1949
18 Correspondence: Jones, Clifford B., 1928-1931
19 Correspondence: Library Associations, Texas, 1948-1949
20 Correspondence: Main, Emma, 1942-1944
21 Correspondence: Main, Emma, 1943-1945
22 Correspondence: New Library Building, 1963-1964
23 Correspondence: Pennington, M. L., 1959-1969
24 Correspondence: Personnel, 1962-1973
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5 1 Correspondence: President and Vice-President of Texas Tech, 1949-1950
2 Correspondence: Registrar's Office (includes 1950 enrollment statistics), 1949-1950
3 Correspondence: Root, Trent Campbell, 1948
4 Correspondence: Sanquinet, Staats &; Hedrick, 1925
5 Correspondence: Stine, Lulu, 1948-1949
6 Correspondence: Student Assistants, 1932-1933
7 Correspondence: Texas Library Association, 1952-1954
8 Correspondence: Texas Tech Business Office, 1930-1932
9 Correspondence: Texas Tech Faculty, 1928-1934
10 Correspondence: Texas Tech President, 1932-1942
11 Correspondence: Texas Tech President, 1942-1944
12 Correspondence: Texas Tech President, 1947-1948
13 Correspondence: United States Departments, 1942-1944
14 Correspondence: United States Government Printing Office, 1943
15 Correspondence: United States Library of Congress, 1942-1944
16 Correspondence: Universal Bookbindery, 1942-1944
17 Correspondence: University of Texas, 1943-1944
18 Correspondence: West, Elizabeth, 1935-1937
19 Correspondence Mainly Regarding Library Construction and Policies, 1928-1929
20 Correspondence Regarding the Establishment of the Lubbock City Library by the Federated Women’s Club, 1946
21 Correspondence to and from Texas Tech President Paul Whitfield Horn, 1926-1928
22 Correspondence to and from Texas Tech President Clifford B. Jones, 1938-1939
23 Correspondence to and from Texas Tech President Bradford Knapp, 1936-1937
24 Correspondence to and from Texas Tech President W. M. Whyburn, 1946
25 Council of State College Librarians, 1966-1967
26 Credits (income), 1928-1930
27 Dedication Luncheon: Acceptances, 1962
28 Dedication Luncheon: Refusals, 1962
29 Deposits and Fines, 1930-1931
30 Detail Sheets on Office Space, 1939
31 Division of Agriculture, 1949-1950
32 Division of Arts and Sciences, 1949-1950
33 Division of Engineering, 1950
34 Donations, 1956-1969
35 Engineering Library, 1930-1932
36 Engineering Library, 1945-1962
37 Engineers’ Council for Professional Development, 1940
38 Equipment for New Library, 1927
39 Equipment Orders, 1925
40 Establishment of an Okinawan Collection, 1971
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6 1 Ex Libris, 1970-1974
2 Ex Libris, 1974-1980
3 Exchanges of Ideas from Other Universities, 1946-1952
4 Faculty Club, 1968-1971
5 Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1932
6 Friends of the Library, (Folder 1 of 2), 1964-1966
7 Friends of the Library, (Folder 2 of 2), 1964-1966
8 Friends of the Library, 1964-1971
9 Friends of the Library, 1964-1971 and undated
10 Friends of the Library, 1967
11 Friends of the Library, 1968-1969
12 Friends of the Library: Annual Dinner Meetings, 1966-1971
box folder
7 1 Friends of the Library: Book Cards, 1967 and undated
2 Friends of the Library: Budget, 1965-1966
3 Friends of the Library: Executive Committee Minutes, 1965-1970
4 Friends of the Library: Membership, 1964-1971
5 Gift from Shelton, R. D., 1970
6 Graduate School and Graduate Council, 1953-1969
7 Graduate School of Library Science Proposal, 1973
8 Grant Applications, 1972 and undated
9 Grant Applications, 1973-1985
10 Homecoming Reception at the Library, 1983
11 Holdings of the Texas Tech Library, 1937
12 Inaugurations and Symposiums, 1966
13 Interdivisional Committee on Academic Programs, 1954-1955
14 Inventory cards, 1970
15 Janeway, Ray C., 1964-1982
15 Inventory: Gift Books (5 Bound items), 1926-1927
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8 1 Inventory: Gift Books (5 Bound items), 1928-1931
2 Inventory: Gift Books (4 Bound items), 1932-1935
3 Inventory: Gift Books (5 Bound items),, 1936-1943
4 Librarians and Their Assignments, 1980-1982
5 Library Addition Specifications (1 bound item), 1970
6 Library Building, 1930
7 Library Building: Correspondence, 1936-1943
8 Library Committee, 1945-1949 and undated
box folder
9 1 Library Committee, 1949-1965
2 Library Committee, 1950-1966
3 Library Committee, 1965-1977
4 Library Committee, 1967-1976
5 Library Committee, 1975-1979
6 Library Committee Minutes, 1976-1978
7 Library Committee Minutes, 1978-1981
8 Library Committee Special Reserve Fund, 1948-1949
9 Library Construction, 1927-1941
10 Library Construction: Notes and Tentative Plans, 1937
11 Library Construction: Plan, 1937
12 Library Construction: Plan and Planning, 1938
13 Library Cornerstone Laying, 1938
14 Library Dedication Ceremony, 1962
15 Library Equipment, 1966
16 Library Expansion, 1974
17 Library Formula Study Committee, 1969
18 Library Formula Study Committee Lists, 1963-1969 and undated
19 Library Formula Study Committee Reports, 1963-1969 and undated
20 Library Information, 1960-1975
21 Library Information Circulars, 1931
22 Library Needs, 1938-1939
23 Library Newsletters, 1973-1975
24 Library Open House, 1948
25 Library Plans and Planning, 1944
26 Library Plans and Planning, 1970-1971
27 Library Policies, 1968
28 Library Renovation, 1977
29 Library Reports, 1943-1944
30 Library Services: Indirect Teaching Functions, undated
box folder
13 4 Library Staff (8 prints), 1948-1967
5 Library Staff (8 prints), 1948-1967
6 Library Staff, 1949-1982
box folder
9 31 Library Statistics, 1961-1976
32 Library Tower Study Rooms, 1938-1940
33 Lists for Advisory Committee, 1965-1966 and undated
34 Main, Emma L., 1930
35 Map: Depository Libraries in Texas, 1964
box folder
10 1 Memorandums to Faculty and Staff, 1966-1967
2 Minutes: Campus Planning Committee Meetings, 1968-1969
3 Minutes: Friends of the Library, 1965-1970
4 Minutes: Library Committee Meetings, 1945-1949
5 Minute: Library Formula Study Committee, 1963-1969 and undated
6 Miscellaneous Library Reports, 1932-1938
7 Name Change for Texas Tech, 1968-1971
8 National Youth Administration Student Employment, 1936-1940
9 New Library, 1959-1962
10 News Clippings, 1949-1950
11 Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1966
12 Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1980
13 Newsletter Drafts, 1983-1985
14 Printed Material: For Your Information, 1971-1977
15 Office and Room Requests, 1942-1943
16 Office of Education, U. S., 1940-1941
17 Office Space Committee, 1948-1949
18 Open Stack, 1938
box folder
11 1 Organizational Charts, 1976 and 1981
2 Periodical Orders, 1925-1932
3 Plans for Engineering Library, 1945-1946
4 Press Releases, 1928
5 Project Impact, 1967-1968
6 Publication: The College Library Building, Its Planning and Equipment by James Thayer Gerould, 1932
7 Publication: Graduate Student Life Circumstances Study by the Texas Tech University Graduate School, 1985
8 Publicty, 1947
9 Publicity, 1961-1967
10 Questers, 1967-1975
11 Registration Information for New Students, 1925-1928
12 Report: Circulation Reports, 1957-1963
13 Report: Department of Education, 1942-1945
14 Report: Departments’ Response to Library Questionnaire, undated
15 Report: Reports to Board of Director and President, 1928-1940
16 Report: A Survey Concerning Student Use of the Texas Tech Library, 1955
17 Report of College and university Libraries, 1933
18 Reports: Circulation Reports, 1927-1949
19 Reports: A Reports on the Utilization of the Texas Technological College Library by the Students of the College, 1959
20 Reports to the State Board of Education, 1927-1931
21 Role and Scope Narrative, undated
22 Rules and Regulations, 1947-1948
23 Sachem, Roster, 1966-1967
24 Self Evaluation, 1954-1965
25 Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1939-1940
26 Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1941 and undated
27 Southern Library Resources, 1938-1940
box folder
12 1 Southwest Academic Library Consortium, 1967-1972
2 Southwest Collection staff, 1976-1977
3 Speeches by Grover E. Murray about the Library, 1972-1973
4 [Library] Statistical Form for the Texas Council of State College Librarians, 1975-1977
5 [Library] Statistical Information, 1938-1952
6 [Library] Statistical Information, 1958-1973
7 Statistical Report for Institutions of Higher Education, 1939-1944
8 Statistics: Circulation, 1942-1944
9 Statistics: Circulation, 1947-1949
10 Student Assistants, 1937-1938
11 Student Union and Student Use of the Library, 1967-1969
12 Subscription of Periodicals, 1935-1939
13 Surveys, 1969-1975
14 Teacher Education Committee Minutes, 1954-1958
15 Telegrams, 1950-1951
16 Texas Council of State College Librarians, 1970-1973
17 Texas State Library: Teen-Age Library Association Convention, 1954
18 Texas State Teachers' Association, 1933
19 Texas Technological College, 1925-1942
20 Texas Tech News Service, 1948-1949
21 Texas Tech News Service, 1949-1952
22 Texas Tech University Foundation, 1972-1982
23 United States Depository Library, 1964-1968 and undated
box folder
13 1 University of the State of New York Accreditation, 1941 and undated
2 West, Elizabeth Howard, 1925-1927
3 West Texas Museum Association Treasurer's Report, 1940



 

Sound Recordings

box folder
20 2 Side 1: Baber, Carolyn. "Diffusion of Knowledge: Paul Dressing," Western Social Science Association Meeting, San Diego, 1984 Side 2: Mason, Richard. "The West Texas Water Importation Controversy: Political Hoax or Future Hope?," West Texas Historical Association, 1984
3 Side 1: Cluff, E. Dale. Practice Speech to Staff that was Given to Board of Regents Next Day, March 21, 1984. Side 2: Retreat Workshop on Relaxation Techniques, January 12, 1984
4 Side 1: Frank, Don. "Staff Participation in the Development and Implementation of a Performance evaluation System for Academic Implementation of a Performance evaluation System for Academic Century on the Plains: the Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964", undated
5 Frank, Don. "Toward the Androgynous Manager in Academic Libraries", 1985
6 Holland, Connie. "Quality Circles: Structured Creativity That Works", 1985
7 Side 1: Murrah, David. “Graham, Texas’ Famous Oak,” 1985. Side 2: Mason, Richard. “Wildcatting in the North Texas Oil Fields,”, 1985



 

Oversized Folder

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1 Ad Hoc User Instruction Committee, "User Instruction Report", 1984
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2 Ad Hoc User Instruction Committee, "User Instruction Report", 1984
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3 Library Plan: Ground Floor Plan, 1944
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4 Library Plan: First Floor Plan, 1944
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5 Library Plan: Second Floor Plan, 1944
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6 Library Plan: Plan of Study Tower Rooms, 1944
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7 Zoning Map, Town of Pecos City, 1984
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8 A Railroad Map of Texas, undated