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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Speakers and Artists Series:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1967-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Center for Campus Life
Title: Speakers and Artists Series Records,
Dates: 1967-2001
Abstract: Records for the Speakers and Artists Series at Texas Tech University from 1967-2001
Collection # U 248.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Officially opened on March 13, 1953, the Student Union building, now called the University Center, houses the offices of various campus organizations and student services. The Student Union Program Council was responsible for planning and organizing various social events, such as the Speakers and Artists Series, movies, dance performances and entertainers. By the 1990s, University Center Programs became the administering body and the social events were renamed as the Nightlife Series.

Later, the Student Activities Department planned and promoted cultural and education events. It was responsible for bringing in various speakers, concerts, and entertainers, plus other university functions. In the Spring of 2002, the Texas Tech University departments of Student Activities and Student Life merged to form the Center for Campus Life (CCL). The Center for Campus Life is responsible for arranging cultural and social events to enrich the lives of Texas Tech students, faculty and the general public. Annually, nationally and internationally known authors, celebrities, speakers, and artists are brought in to speak and perform at the university.

The Center for Campus Life is comprised of a variety of different departments, such as the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Spirit Office, Student Involvement, the TTU Food Pantry, the LGBTQIA program, and the Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching program.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of various programs and flyers that advertise the special activities and events that were offered as part of the Speaker and Artist Series. It was also called the Artist and Speaker Series, and is now referred to as the Nightlife Series.

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Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically into the following series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research. Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Holden Reading Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage by staff members. More information on the SWC/SCL's Holding Reading Room procedures

Restrictions on Use

Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

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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 (Organizations)
Nightlife Series (Texas Tech University)
Speakers and Artists Series (Texas Tech University)
Texas Tech University--Students.
Texas Tech University--Students--Social life and customs.
Subjects
College students--Texas--Lubbock--Intellectual life.
College students--Recreation--Texas--Lubbock.
College students--Services for--Texas--Lubbock.
College students--Texas--Lubbock--Social life and customs.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U 248.1 Speakers and Artists Series Records, 1967-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Donations, 2000 and undated

Processing Information

Processed by: Lynn Whitfield, November 2000

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Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Programs, 1967-1969
2 Programs and Newsletters, 1970-1979
3 Programs, 1980-1985
4 Programs, 1985-1989
5 Programs, 1990-1994
6 Programs, 1995-2001

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