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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Parks Administration and Landscape Architecture:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1952-1989 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Dept. of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture
Title: Parks Administration and Landscape Architecture Records,
Dates: 1952-1989 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of materials pertaining to the activities of Department of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture at Texas Tech University dated from 1952-1989.
Collection # U 136.11
Quantity: 5 boxes (4.5 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A part of the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences, the Department of Parks Administration and Landscape Architecture offered both undergraduate and graduate degrees. One of the first park administration and outdoor planning programs in the United States, it emphasized such areas as studies in environmental land resource and management, aerial photography, park planning, watershed management, leisure science, and open space planning.

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Scope and Content

This four box collection contains records from the Parks Administration and Landscape Architecture department, donated mainly by professor Dr. James Kitchen. Included are reports and papers dealing with studies on parks and recreation areas. Also included are slide show presentations and several student papers, both of which contain reels of film and color slides to accompany the slide show or paper. As most of reels of film and slides accompany papers or scripts, the materials reside together in the manuscript collection. Many of these do not pertain to Texas or the southwest area, nor Texas Tech University.

Box 5 was added at a later date and its files are legal size.

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Organization

The materials are arranged into alphabetical order.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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)
Kitchen, James, 1931-1990.
Smith, Preston, 1912-2003.
Urbanovsky, Elo J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute.
Texas Historical Commission.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Subjects (Places)
Buffalo Springs Lake (Tex.)
Canyon Lakes Project (Lubbock, Tex.)
Lake Fryer County Park (Tex.)
Huntsville State Park (Tex.)
Subjects
Lakes--Texas.
National parks and reserves--Texas.
Parks--Texas
Recreational surveys.
Stadiums--Texas.
Parks--Texas.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Parks Administration and Landscape Architecture Records, 1952-1989 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
1985-0017-B, 1989-0306-B, and 1992-0130-B and old collection# U136.2

Donations, 1985-1992

Processing Information

Processed by: Lynn Whitfield, 1999

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Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Addresses and Miscellaneous Mailing Information, 1965 and undated
2 American Institute of Planners, undated
3 Buffalo Springs, 1978-1983 and undated
4 Canyon Lakes Project and Exhibit, 1977 and undated
5 Committee to Recognize the Honorable Preston Smith, 1980-1982
6 Conservation, 1961 and undated
7 Correspondence, 1970-1981
8 Dickens Springs Park (Dickens, Texas), undated
9 Elements of Park and Recreation Administration, 1964
10 Establishment and Use of State Planning Regions, 1968-1970
11 Fish and Wildlife Service, 1961-1968
12 Fisheries, 1959-1971
13 Fish and Wildlife Service, 1961-1968
14 Geology Pamphlets, 1963 and undated
15 Guidelines for Local Parks and Recreation Areas Planning-Standards, undated
16 Historic Resources of San Angelo, undated
17 Historical Data Connected with Some State Park Sites, undated
18 Huntsville State Park (Huntsville, Texas), 1960-1962 1960-1962
19 Interpretation Programs, 1963 and undated
20 Inventory, Classification, and Evaluation of Existing Outdoor Recreation Areas and Facilities, 1964-1965
21 Jefferson County, Texas, undated
22 Lake Fryer, 1983-1984
23 Lakes, 1982-1983
24 Laws and Legal Concerns, 1970
25 Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, undated
26 Manual of Plans for Community Anniversaries, 1972
27 Maps, 1971 and undated
28 Map Ordering Information, 1966-1970 and undated
29 Minutes: Miscellaneous, 1970-1984
30 Mirick Myers Professorship in Geriatric Medicine, 1982
31 National Park Service: News Releases, 1975 1975
32 National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1970-1972
33 News Clippings, undated
34 Newsletter: The Medallion, 1976-1978
35 Newsletters: Miscellaneous, 1970-1984
36 Newspaper: Preservation News, 1976
37 Paper: Nature Resources- Parks, Recreation, and Public Use, undated
38 Paper: Sample with Photographs, 1956
39 Paper: A West Texas Tourway, 1968
40 Paper: Ze Hourz of Leisure, undated
41 Parkway Project: Recommendation Reports, 1967
42 Parkway Project: Terminology, 1967
43 Preview of the Texas Parkway, 1967
44 Preview of the Texas Parkway (copy 2), 1967
45 Presentation: Barriers to Public Parks in Indianapolis, 1973
46 Presentation: Colvin Run Mill Historic Preservation and Restoration, 1968-1969
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2 1 Presentation: Development of the Suburban Parks and Recreation Dept. (includes a reel of film labeled, "Overland Park Kansas Andy Reed," and 55 color slides) 1971
2 Presentation: Facts About the Condominium (includes a small reel of film and 43 color slides), undated
3 Presentation: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (includes a reel of film and 37 color slides), 1971
4 Presentation: Kansas City- Park and Recreation Dept. (includes a reel of film and 52 color slides), 1970
5 Presentation: Mission San Francisco De Los Tejas State Park, Texas (includes a reel of film and 44 color transparencies), 1969
6 Presentation: Mowing Study- Dallas, Texas (includes a reel of film labeled, "Mowing Study Tom F. Blagg, Dallas Park Dept., Summer 1969, Tapes Speed 7 1/2," and 50 color slides), 1965
7 Presentation: Operation Beautification- Mandala Teen Center- CA (includes a reel of film and 93 color slides), 1970
8 Presentation: A Personal Evaluation of the Use of Plant Materials at Six Flags Over Texas (includes a reel of film and 56 color slides), 1970
9 Presentation: A Total Recreation Area (includes a reel of film labeled, "Jim Kincaid," and 68 color slides and transparencies), 1968
10 Presentation: Water Oriented Parks- Fairfax County, Virginia (includes a reel of film labeled, "7 1/2 speed, Water-Oriented Parks, Fairfax, VA., Ronal Downing," and 48 color slides), undated
11 Presentation Materials: Drafts, Revisions, etc. (Part 1), 1967 and undated
12 Presentation Materials: Drafts, Revisions, etc. (Part 2), 1967 and undated
13 Presentation Material by Dr. James Kitchen (includes a reel of film labeled, "Dr. James Kitchen, Parks and Landscape Architecture, Oct. 4, 1984," and 98 color slides), 1973 and undated
14 Printed Materials Published by the Dept. of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture (2 items), 1978
15 Publication: The Historic Development of the Food and Fiber Products and Industry in the United States and Texas High Plains, 1979
16 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Anderson County, Texas, 1967
17 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Brazos County, Texas, 1967
18 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Brewster County, Texas, undated
19 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Clay County, Texas, 1967
20 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Collin County, Texas, 1967
21 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Cooke County, Texas, 1967
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3 1 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Ellis County, Texas, 1970
2 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in El Paso County, Texas, 1968
3 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Grimes County, Texas, 1967
4 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Henderson County, Texas, 1967
5 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Hill County, Texas, 1967
6 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Hudspeth County, Texas, 1967
7 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Hunt County, Texas, 1967
8 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Jack County, Texas, 1967
9 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Johnson County, Texas, 1967
10 Report: An Appraisal of Potential for for Outdoor Recreation Developments in Kaufman County, Texas, 1967
11 Report: Architectural/Historical Survey of Chaves and Roosevelt Counties, New Mexico, 1980
12 Report: Major Themes of Texas History, undated
13 Report: Mexican Texas- A Topic Study in History 531, 1966
14 Report: Preliminary Survey of Historic Structures Part IV, Buffalo National River, Arkansas, 1978
15 Report: Population and Economics- Lubbock Comprehensive Plan, Update Report No. 1, 1981
16 Sandhill Crane Study, 1967
17 Slides: Miscellaneous (31 color slides, includes topics such as Bulcher Land erosion, Ennis Gravel Pits, and Ennis Love Park Vandal), 1986 and undated
18 Slide Show Script, undated
19 Southwest Collection: Donation Inventories, 1970-1984
20 Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute, 1983-1985
21 Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute: 34th Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1989
22 Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute: Program, 1984-1985
23 Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute: Workshops, 1983-1985
24 Student Paper: Downtown Plainview Greenery Project, 1982
25 Student Papers: History 531 (includes 2 black and white portraits of an unidentified man), 1965-1967
26 Surveys: Lake Use, 1968
27 Texas County Listings and Information, undated
28 Texas Historical Commissions, 1970-1978
29 Texas Information, 1960-1973 and undated
30 Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1963-1968 and undated
31 Texas State Historical Parkway Project, 1965-1966
32 Texas State Parks System History (includes a 8 x 10 black and white photo of an audience looking at a movie presentation), 1963
33 Texas Tech: Jones Stadium Construction Specifications, 1970
34 Texas Tech University, 1982 and undated
35 Texoma Conference (includes 13 black and white 35 mm negatives and 1 black and white 8 x 10 photo of Rita Austin, Richard Wooten and Ed Muller), 1975-1976
36 Texoma Presentation, undated
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4 1 Trails, 1963-1979 and undated
2 Travel Notes, 1965
3 Trinity Rivers, 1970-1971
4 Trinity River Economics Base Study, 1970
5 Trinity River Project Notes, 1970
6 Tyler, Texas, 1964
7 Urbanovsky Grant, 1969-1984 and undated
8 Oversize: Committee to Recognize Preston Smith, 1981
9 Oversize: A Texas Parkway, undated
10 Oversize: This Week Magazine, 1964
11 Oversize: Senate Resolution No. 64 (Urbanovsky), undated
box folder
5 1 Bibliography and Miscellaneous Notes, 1973 and undated
2 Buffalo National River (Arkansas), 1973-1978 and undated
3 Buffalo National River (Arkansas): Contracts, 1976-1978
4 Buffalo National River (Arkansas): Correspondence, 1976-1978
5 The Canadian River Prehistoric Indian Slab-Stone Culture, 1972
6 The Development of the Science of Hydrology, 1963
7 Hot Springs Bathhouse Row and Vicinity (Arkansas), 1978
8 Michigan Outdoor Recreation Demand Study, 1966
9 Mission de las Cabreras, 1966 and undated
10 Mission de las Cabras, 1972 and undated
11 Mission de las Cabras, 1972
12 News Releases: Miscellaneous (non-Texas Tech related), 1978 and undated
13 Parkway for the Mississippi, 1952
14 Preliminary Survey of Historic Structures Pt. II, 1975 1975
15 Presidential Inauguration (Reagan/Bush) - Governor's Reception invitation, 1981
16 Report Surveys and Investigations of Agricultural Irrigation Potential in Huron River Basin, 1960
17 Statistical Summary of the Missouri Recreation Survey Volume. II, 1966
18 Survey of Prehistoric Cultural Materials of Certain Areas within Buffalo National River (Arkansas), 1975
19 A Texas Parkway Proposal, undated
1 Trinity River information (including a sticker for "A Little Bit of Czechoslovakia in Ennis, Texas"), 1970 and undated

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