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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1957-1985 and undated

Dedication of Texas Tech Law School, 1970

Printed Material, 1960-1985 and undated

Scrapbook, 1964-1982 and undated

Printed Material, 1965-1969

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Alvin R Allison:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1946-1985, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Allison, Alvin R., 1908-1987
Title: Alvin R. Allison Papers,
Dates: 1946-1985
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, and memos related to Allison’s tenure as Hockley County Judge, Texas Tech Regent, and his role in the creation of the Red Raider Club and the Texas Tech Law School.
Collection # S16.1
Quantity: 10 boxes (10 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

An attorney and Texas Tech University Regent, Allison was born in 1908 in Kopperl (Bosque County) Texas, and he received his B.A. at Texas Technological College in 1930. He practiced law with the Allison and Allison law firm in Levelland, Texas. His other activities included: a county judgeship in Hockley County, Texas, 1938-1940; founder of Red Raider Club, 1951; helped establish the Texas Tech Law School while Vice-Chairman of the Texas Tech Board of Regents; and was President of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation. An honorary doctor of law degree was conferred on Allison by Texas Tech University in 1981. Allison died in Levelland, Texas, June 28, 1987.

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Scope and Content

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.

Bulks with correspondence, minutes, and memos related to Allison’s tenure as Hockley County Judge, Texas Tech Regent, and his role in the creation of the Red Raider Club and the Texas Tech Law School. Includes several printed items on Texas Tech (Law school, ICASALS, etc.), newsclippings and early correspondence with Price Daniel.

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Organization

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.
The Alvin R. Allison Papers are organized by the following series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Duplication requests are limited by departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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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 (Persons)
Daniel, Price.
Allison, Alvin R., 1908-1987.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University. School of Law.
Texas Technological College. Board of Regents.
Subjects (Places)
Levelland (Tex.)--History.
Hockley (Tex.)--History.
Lubbock (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Lawyers--Texas.
Judges--Texas--Hockley County.
County government--Texas--Hockley County.
Law schools--Texas--Lubbock.
Universities and colleges--Societies, etc.

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Related Materials:

University Archives:
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alvin R. Allison Papers, 1946-1985, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
86-0084-B

Gift, 1986

Processing Information

Processed by: n/a

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1957-1985 and undated

Allison, Al, 1967-1985
Allison, Al, 1985
Athletic Council, 1966-1976 and undated
Bid on Law Books, 1965
Dallas, Tech Speech March 15, 1965, 1964-1986
Harrell and Hampton Architevts, 1969
ICASALS, 1967 and undated
Texas Tech-Board of Directors, 1961-1969 and undated
Minutes-June 22,1966, 1964-1966
1961-1966, 1961-1966
1963, 1963
1936-1969, 1963-1969
1966, 1966
1968-1969, 1968-1969
1968-1969 and undated, 1968-1969 an dundated
Texas Tech Fortieth Anniversary, 1965
Texas Tech Law School, 1957-1985 and undated
General, 1979-1985 and undated
#3, 1957-1962
1962-1967, 1962-1967 and undated
1963-1985, 1963-1985
1965-1985, 1965-1985
1964-1974, 1964-1974
1966-1967, 1966-1967
1965-1976, 1965-1976 and undated
Texas Tech Law School-ARA, 1961-1981 and undated
Texas Tech-Law School Foundation, 1982-1983
Texas Tech-Name Change, 1963-1968
Texas Tech-New Stadium, 1962-1968
Texas Tech, 1957-1963
Texas Tech, 1966-1968
Miscellaneous, 1946-1982 and undated

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Dedication of Texas Tech Law School, 1970

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Printed Material, 1960-1985 and undated

General, 1962-1969
Architecture Drawings of Boston University Law and Education Building, 1964
folder
, "Factsheet: The Return of Dues Program" undated
"A Judicial Document on Student Discipline," Educational Record, 1969
Miller, Herman, Incorporated (Lecture Hall Seating Advertisement), 1967
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum: Planning and Economic Study by Skidmore, Ownings, and Merrill-Architects, 1962
Texas Technological College: Policy Statements of the Board of Directors, 1964
Texas Tech News, 1968
Texas Tech, 1964-1980
Moore, Fred H. "The Challenge of Leadership in a Chnaging World," Texas Technological College, September 22, 1964
Regents Reunion, 1980
Regents Reunion Proceedings, 1980
"Victory Bells Failed to Ring on Academic Victory July 13," The Texas Techsan September 1964
Texas Tech Law School, 1960-1985
Academic Planning Report, 1980-1985
Audit Report, 1975-1985
Financial Statements with Accompanying Information and Report of Certified Public Accountants 1981-1984
Inauguration of Robert Cabaniss Goodwin as the Seventh President, December 1960
The Lawyers Class of 1974, 1974
Laying a Foundation for Excellence: Report and Plan of Action to Increase Funding for the Texas Tech Law School Foundation, 1983
Management Letter, August 3-4, 1984
Placement Brochure, July 1970
The School of Law, Texas Technological College…On Founding a New School of Law, undated
Schmidt, Howard W., "A Campus Architect Looks at a New Law School." Law Review, vol. 1, no. 1, March 1969
Texas Tech Museum Development, 1967 and undated
Newsclippings, 1962-1981 and undated

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Scrapbook, 1964-1982 and undated

General, 1964-1982 an dundated
Programs, 1966-1974

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Printed Material, 1965-1969

Basketball Program, 1969
Football Program, 1965

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