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Speakers and Artists Series:
An Inventory of Its Records, 1967-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
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.
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.
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
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Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
U 248.1 Speakers and Artists Series Records, 1967-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Donations, 2000 and undated
Processed by: Lynn Whitfield, November 2000