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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

President's Office:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1957-1969, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Office of the President
Title: President's Office Records,
Dates: 1957-1969
Abstract: The Texas Tech University President's Office collection contains correspondence, annual reports and office files dated from 1957-1969.
Collection # U 147.36
Quantity: 1 Box (1 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Terms in office for the three Texas Tech University administrations represented in this collection are: Edward Newton Jones (1952-1959). Robert Cabiness Goodwin (1960-1966) and Grover Murray (1966-1976)

Edward Newlon Jones was the sixth president of Texas Technological College. He was president from 1952 until 1959. A native Kansan, E.N. Jones earned his doctorate in botany at the University of Iowa. He was dean of arts and sciences at Baylor university and president of Texas A and I College before becoming Tech's first vice president in 1948. In his presidency, Tech joined the southwest conference in 1956; received the federal license for KTXT-TV; expanded degree programs; strengthened the Southwest collection; and instituted a computer center. The first tenure policy committee was named. Increased enrollment made tech the state's second largest college. Jones died on March 8, 1984.

Robert Cabiness Goodwin was the seventh president of Texas Technological College. He was president from 1960 until 1966. A native of Brownwood, R.C. Goodwin earned his doctorate at Harvard and taught chemistry at the University of Florida. During a 37-year career at Texas Technological College, he was professor and head of the department of chemistry and chemical engineering, dean of the graduate division, dean of the college of arts and sciences, vice president for academic affairs, and interim president. During his administration the state-coordinating board recognized Texas Technological College as one of four state supported graduate institutions.

Dr. Grover E. Murray's service as President of Texas Tech University from 1966 until his retirement in 1976. A geologist and former vice-president of academic affairs for Louisiana State University, Dr. Murray was the eighth president of the university. During his presidency, Tech experienced its greatest period of expansion. The university received approval to establish a Law School and a Medical School in Lubbock with branches in Amarillo, El Paso, and Midland-Odessa. Tech also received approval for Schools of Allied Health Services, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. In addition, the International Center for Arid and Semi-arid Land Studies (ICASALS), the Ranching Heritage Center, and the Center at Junction were developed during his presidency. Upon retiring as president of the university, Dr. Murray was named University Professor.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the records from the administration of three Texas Tech University presidents and includes correspondence, annual reports and office files dated from 1957 through 1969. Of particular interest are documents chronicling the founding of the International Center for the Study of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Studies (ICASALS) and the development of the curriculum for the new Law School.

The Board of Directors file contains 50 prints. Pictured include: Herbert Allen, Alvin R. Allison, Wright R. Amstrong, C. A. Cash, Bill E. Collins, Marshall Formby, Roy K. Furr, Harold Hinn, Retha R. Martin, J. Edd McLaughlin, Carl E. Reisle, Fledger F. Tannery, and John White. There are also photographs of architectural drawings of Jones Stadium, aerial views of campus, and miscellaneous photos of people, buildings (the original Library, new Library, and Administration Building) and campus scenes (students studying, coeds in their dorm room, a man receiving his Ph.D. hood, and groups seated around a table).

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Organization

The collection is arranged alpha-chronologically.

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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)
Goodwin, R. C. (Robert Cabaniss), 1898-
Jones, E. N. (Edward Newlon), 1899-1984.
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916-2003.
Wells, J. Roy.
Subjects (Organizations)
International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies.
Texas Tech University. Board of Regents.
Texas Technological College.
Subjects
Agricultural education--United States.
Agricultural engineering.
Textiles.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

President's Office Records, 1957-1969, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Donation, undated

Processing Information

Processed by: Lisa Haney 2018

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Agriculture: Agricultural Economics, 1967-1968
2 Agriculture: Agricultural Education, 1965-1968
3 Agriculture: Agricultural Engineering, 1967
4 Agriculture: Agronomy and Range Management, 1965-1968
5 Agriculture: Animal Husbandry and Dairy Industry, 1967-1968
6 Agriculture: Office of the Dean, 1965-1968
7 Agriculture: Park Administration, Horticulture and Entomology, 1965-1968
8 Alumni Affairs, 1967-1968
9 Arts and Sciences: Art, 1967-1968
10 Arts and Sciences: Biology, 1967-1968
11 Arts and Sciences: Chemistry, 1967-1968
12 Arts and Sciences: Classical and Romance Languages, 1967-1968
13 Arts and Sciences: English, 1967-1968
14 Arts and Sciences: Geosciences, 1966-1968
15 Arts and Sciences: Germanic and Slavic Languages, 1967-1968
16 Arts and Sciences: Government, 1967-1968
17 Arts and Sciences: History and Journalism, 1966-1968
18 Arts and Sciences: Math and Military Science, 1967-1968
19 Arts and Sciences: Music, 1967-1968
20 Arts and Sciences: Office of the Dean, 1967-1968
21 Arts and Sciences: Physical Education for Men and Women, 1966-1968
22 Arts and Sciences: Physics, 1967-1968
23 Arts and Sciences: Psychology and Sociology, 1966-1968
24 Arts and Sciences: Speech, 1964-1968
25 Audit Report, 1961
26 Board of Directors: Minutes and Office, 1960-1969
27 Board of Directors: Photos and Publications (50 prints), 1962-1963 and undated
28 Building Operations, 1967-1968
29 Business Administration, 1966-1968
30 Business Administration: Office of the Dean, 1966-1967
31 Classified Personnel Pay Policy, 1962-1963
32 Commencement and Diplomas, 1966-1968
33 Computer Center, 1967-1968
34 Consultants, 1967-1968
35 Convocation and Public Ceremonies Committee, 1967-1968
36 Education, 1967-1968
37 Education: Office of the Dean, 1967-1968
38 Engineering, 1967-1968
39 Extension Division and Faculty Council, 1966-1968
40 Home Economics, 1966-1968
41 Graduate School, 1967-1968
42 International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies, 1967-1969
43 Information Services, 1967-1968
44 Institutional Memberships, 1966-1968
45 Intercollegiate Athletics, 1965-1968
46 Intramural Program, 1967-1968
47 Law School, 1967-1968
48 Library and Mail Service, 1967-1969
49 Name Change Committee, 1964-1968
50 Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1968
51 Office of the Comptroller, 1967-1968
52 Offices of the Deans of Admissions and Student Life, 1964-1968
53 Office of Development, 1963-1968
54 Offices of the Executive and Interim Executive VPs, 1966-1968
55 Offices of Placement, Planning and Purchasing, 1967-1968
56 Office of the President, 1967-1968
57 Parking, Personnel Office, Press and Publications, 1966-1968
58 Research with Texas A and M, 1967
59 Southwest Collection Donations, 1966-1968
60 Steering Committee, 1957
61 Student Union, TTU Bookstore and TTU Museum, 1963-1968
62 TTU Research Farm and Textile Research Center, 1966-1968
63 University Counseling Center, 1966-1968
64 Vice Presidents: Academic and Business Affairs, 1965-1968
65 Wells, J. Roy: Memoranda and Files, 1961-1968

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