Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Name Change:

An Inventory of the Records, 1959-1970, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Name Change Records,
Dates: 1959-1970
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes and articles in reference to the renaming of Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 125.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.7 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

From 1959-1969, debates and demonstrations were held over the renaming of Texas Technological College. It was agreed that the word "university" was necessary to reflect the growth in size and prestige of the "college." There was a lot of vocal and written support was for retaining the Double T logo, despite whatever name was selected for the university. By 1963, the Board of Directors officially approved the name "Texas Tech University," preserving aspects of the original name and retaining the trademark Double T logo. The State Legislature, on September 1, 1969, formally approved the board's name proposal.


Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes and news clippings about the name change debates at Texas Technological College, as well as the controversy over the top two name selections - Texas Tech University and Texas State University.


Organization

The collection is arranged 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.

Related Material

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

  • E. N. Jones oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Thomas A. Langford oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Kline A. Nall oral history interview [sound recording], 1976
  • William E. Oden oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Roland Smith oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • James William Davis oral history interview [sound recording], 1975

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Name Change Records, 1959-1970, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, undated

Processed by

Molly Lieb, 2017


Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Board Meeting Materials,1963-1964
2 Correspondence,1959-1965
3 Correspondence,1966-1969
4 News Clippings,1959-1963
5 News Clippings,1964-1966
6 News Clippings,1967-1968
7 News Clippings,1969-1970
8 Poster: "Quibbling U", undated