Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Rodeo Association:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1948-2011 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Rodeo Association
Title: Texas Tech Rodeo Association,
Dates: 1948-2011 and undated
Abstract: The Texas Tech Rodeo Association Collection contains photographs, programs, scrapbooks, printed material, and newspaper clippings from 1979-1998 and undated.
Collection # U 265.2
Quantity: 3 Boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Texas Tech Rodeo Association was established to promote collegiate interest in rodeo activities, continue the western heritage traditions, and to sponsor a inter-collegiate rodeo team. Membership was restricted to enrolled Texas Tech students and members had originally meet the first and third Thursday evenings monthly in the Agriculture Pavilion. Competitors were also required to be members of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).

A seven member board of directors administers this student organization which is partially funded by the Recreational Sports Department. In a supervisory role is a designated coach/faculty member who coordinates the organization's activities according to university policy.

Primary activities include the Cowboy Christmas Ball, held annually before the end of fall semester; maintaining a scholarship endowment for members; a spring rodeo open to anyone who wishes to participate; the Texas Tech Intercollegiate Rodeo, which is held in October and serves as the main fundraiser for the organization; and helping members participate in the NIRA's ten annual rodeos for the Southwest region.


Scope and Content

The collection contains miscellaneous historical papers on the Texas Tech Rodeo Association from 1948-2011. Included are brochures, news clippings, newsletters, a rodeo handbook, and numerous rodeo programs, as well as memorabilia items such as rodeo ticket stubs, stationary, Christmas cards and a sticker. The collection also contains a large number of photographic materials in the form of 549 prints, 180 negatives, and 2 contact sheets.


 

Organization

The materials are arranged into alphabetical order by subject.

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. The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Guay, Chris
Hance, Kent Ronald, 1942-
Parks, Douglas R. "Dub"
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University. Rodeo Association
Texas Tech University. Rodeo Association--Records and correspondence
Subjects
Calf roping
Cowboys
Rodeos--Texas
Riding clubs--Texas, West
Rodeos--Texas, West
Rodeo performers--Texas
Rodeo performers--Training of--Texas
Rodeos--Texas--Lubbock--Social aspects
Rodeos--Texas--Lubbock--History
Western riding

Related Material

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

  • Rodeo Association Records, 1946-2001 and undated
  • Block and Bridle Club Records, 1933-1981 and undated
  • Jim Dallas Photographs, 1940
  • Inez Medlock Morrison Photographs, 1923-1930
  • Rodeo Photographs, 1949-1971
  • George M. Tate oral history interview [sound recording], 1990
  • James P. Williams oral history interview [sound recording], 1983

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Tech Rodeo Association,1948-2011 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2012-0183-B

Gift, 2012

Processed by

Jackson Wagner, 2014


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Artifacts, 2002-2007 and undated
2 Bareback (37 prints and 2 negatives), 1949-1991 and undated
3 Barrel Racing (4 prints and 1 negative), 2001 and undated
4 Breakaway Roping (3 prints), 2001
5 Bull Riding (34 prints and 25 negatives), 1948-1961 and undated
6 Burnham, Forrest "Jukebox", 2010
7 Calf Roping (25 prints and 3 negatives), 2001 and undated
8 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) – Casper, Wyoming, 2003
9 College Rodeo Magazine, undated
10 Double T Classic Horse Sale – Program, April 1, 2006
11 Goat Tying (8 prints), 2001 and undated
12 Guay, Chris (14 prints), 1983-2011 and undated
13 Hance, Kent, 2011
14 Lazy S Riding Stables Flyer, undated
15 Lubbock Municipal Arena (5 prints), undated
16 Miscellaneous (63 prints and 42 negatives), 1988-2006 and undated
17 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Asscociation (NIRA) (3 prints and 1 negative), 1948-1950 and undated
18 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Finals – Clayton, New Mexico, 1960
19 Parks, Dub (28 prints and 3 negatives), 1949-1953 and undated
20 Rawhide National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Coaches Handbook, 1998
21 Rodeo Association (56 prints and 22 negatives), 1950-2004
22 Rodeo Association Newspaper Articles (folder 1 of 2; 18 prints and 12 negatives), 1946-2012
23 Rodeo Association Newspaper Articles (folder 2 of 2), 1946-2012
24 Rodeo Association Reunions (folder 1 of 2; 66 prints, 70 negatives and 2 contact sheets), 1987-2001 and undated
25 Rodeo Association Reunions (folder 2 of 2), 1987-2001 and undated
26 Rodeo Celebration (7 prints), September 18, 1998
27 Rodeo Coach Position Announcement, 1997
28 Roping Demonstration at Preston Smith Elementary (8 prints), undated
29 Saddle Bronc (2 prints), 2001
30 Shannon, Harley, 1930-2001
31 Steer Wrestling (3 prints), 2001 and undated
32 Sul Ross State College Intercollegiate Rodeo, 1965
33 Texas Tech Intercollegiate Rodeo (3 prints), 1965
34 Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 1950
35 Texas Tech Programs (Rodeo and Engineers show), 1950
36 Texas Tech University Breakaway Roping School, undated
37 Texas Tech University Rodeo Scholarship Endowment, September 18, 1998
38 Texas Tech University Rodeo Website, Fall 2003
39 Thank You Notes, June 29, 1997 and undated
40 Western Texas College Agricultural Rodeo Complex (8 prints), undated
41 3rd Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 1952
42 4th Annual Texas Tech All College Rodeo, 1949
43 9th Annual Texas Tech Inter Collegiate Championship Rodeo, 1960
44 46th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 1995
45 48th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 1997
46 49th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 1998
47 50th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 1999
48 51st Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 2000
49 52nd Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 2001
50 53rd Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 2002
51 55th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) (1 print), 2004
52 56th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), 2005
53 57th Annual Texas Tech Rodeo (1 print), 2006
54 58th Annual Texas Tech Rodeo, 2007
box folder
2 1 Scrapbook, 1966
box folder
3 1 Oversize photographs (26 prints), 1948-2011