Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Office Space Committee:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1925-1956, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Office Space Committee Records,
Dates: 1925-1956
Abstract: This collection contains Office Space and Schedule Committee minutes, proposals, and general business.
Collection # U 129.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.6 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

As a rapidly growing college, Texas Technological College experienced growing pains in regards to its physical resources. There became an immediate need to assess space utilization for offices and classrooms. This became an ongoing process and the Office Space Committee was formed to facilitate planning for future needs. The Operations Division for Planning and Administration now carries out this function. Its primary role is space planning, information management and information analysis with the core responsibility of collecting, analyzing and disseminating facilities information that can be used to inform Texas Tech University decisions.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of office space reports by department heads and deans dated between 1925-1956. It also contains meeting minutes of the Office Space Committee the and Scheduling Committee. This was a coordinated effort to best utilize office and classroom space in a growing institution and included such information as room furniture and equipment inventories, square footage used, and identified which classrooms and office spaces were used by a particular department, faculty member and/or administrator.


The collection is organized chronologically according to its original order.


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)
Clement, Warren P.
Goodwin, R. C. (Robert Cabaniss), 1898-
Knapp, Bradford, 1870-1938.
Weeks, Margaret Watson, 1886-1967.
Whyburn, William M. (William Marvin), 1901-
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University.
Classroom utilization.

Related Material

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

  • Space Committee Records, 1981-1997

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Office Space Committee Records, 1925-1956, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gift, undated

Processed by

Molly Lieb, 2017

Collection Inventory


box folder
1 1 Reports,1925-1937
2 Reports (1 of 2),1939
3 Reports (2 of 2),1939
4 Reports and Correspondence,1940
5 Reports (1 of 2),1943
6 Reports (2 of 2),1943
7 Office Space Committee Correspondence,1944
8 Schedule Committee Correspondence and Minutes,1945-1946
9 Schedule Committee Correspondence and Minutes,1947
10 Schedule and Office Space Committees,1948-1953
11 Reports,1949
12 Schedule and Office Space Committees,1954-1956