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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Oversize

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

President's Office:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1943-1956, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Office of the President
Title: President's Office Records,
Dates: 1943-1956
Abstract: The Texas Tech University President's Office collection contains correspondence, annual reports and office files dated between 1943-1956.
Collection # U 147.23
Quantity: 7 Boxes and 18 Oversized items (8 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Texas Technological College was created by legislative action in 1923 and opened in 1925. Terms in office for the administrators represented in this collection are: Dr. William Marvin Whyburn (1944-1948), Dr. Dossie Marion Wiggins (1948-1952), and Dr. Edward N. Jones (1952-1959).

William M. Whyburn attended North Texas State College and the University of Texas. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin while teaching at Texas Technological College. He was the first president of Texas Technological College to have an earned doctorate and the first native Texan. Whyburn was among the original faculty members when Tech opened its doors, leaving to pursue graduate studies, and later returning to Texas Technological College in 1944 as president. He served until 1948 when he was appointed as Kenan Professor of Mathematics and department chair at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He passed away in 1972.

Dossie Marion Wiggins was born in Crowley Louisiana on December 9, 1895. He attended Hardin-Simmons University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1919. Wiggins served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was a principal, coach, and superintendent for several public school districts in the Texas panhandle region. Dr. Wiggins graduated with his master’s degree and PhD from Yale University. Prior to assuming the position as president of Texas Technological College, Dr. Wiggins was Dean of Students and Professor of Education at Hardin-Simmons from 1926 to 1935 and was president of Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now University of Texas at El Paso) from 1935 until 1948. He was president of Texas Technological College from 1948 until 1952 when he resigned and assumed a position in banking. Dr. Dossie Marion Wiggins died on September 1, 1978.

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 March 8, 1984.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of the departmental office files from three Texas Technological College administrators - Drs. William Marvin Whyburn, Dossie M. Wiggins, and Edward N. Jones. The files contain correspondence, including from politians Lyndon Baines Johnson and George H. Mahon, and cover a range of administrative areas such as university committees, departments and colleges, and convocation, as well as press releases, blueprints, and 24 prints. Of particular interest are documents and newsclippings that chronicle the issue of racial segregation in college sports.

Removed and disposed from the collection were several boxes of generic stencil carbon copies that had greatly deteriorated and several boxes of duplicate Board of Directors minutes.

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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)
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Jones, E. N. (Edward Newlon), 1899-1984.
Mahon, George Herman, 1900-1985.
Wells, J. Roy.
Wiggins, Dossie Marion.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech Ex-students Association.
State Fair of Texas.
Texas A & M College.
Texas Education Agency.
Texas Education Agency.
Texas Tech University.
Texas Technological College.
West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
College facilities--Planning.
Universities and colleges--Texas--Administration.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

President's Office Records, 1943-1956, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Donation, undated

Processing Information

Processed by: Jonathan Verbeten, 2018

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Accounting and Finance, 1948-1951
2 Agricultural Education, 1948-1949
3 Air Force Reserve (19 prints), 1950-1952
4 Allen, James G.: Dean of Men, 1948-1950
5 Aluminum Company of America, 1951
6 Alumni (1 print), 1948-1950
7 American Association of University Professors, 1948-1950
8 American Cancer Society: Campaign-Correspondence, 1949-1950
9 American Council on Education: Correspondence, 1950-1956
10 Animal Husbandry, 1949
11 Applied Arts, 1945-1950
12 Architecture, 1949
13 Army ROTC, 1949-1950
14 Association of American Colleges: Correspondence, 1947-1951
15 Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions: Correspondence, 1948-1951
16 Athletics, 1948-1952
17 Athletics: Complimentary Tickets, 1949-1951
18 Biology Department, 1948-1951
19 Blue Cross: Faculty and Staff Insurance, 1949-1950
20 Board of Directors: Correspondence and Minutes, 1948-1949
21 Board of Directors: Correspondence and Minutes, 1950
22 Board of Directors: Correspondence and Minutes, 1951
23 Bookstore, 1948-1951
24 Buildings and Grounds, 1944-1951
25 Business Office: Correspondence and Budgets, 1948-1949
26 Campus Beautification Committee, 1948-1949
27 Campus Concessions, 1949-1950
28 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1948-1949
29 Catalog and Bulletin Committee, 1949-1950
30 Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation, 1948-1950
31 Child Development, 1948-1949
32 Civil Engineering, 1948-1949
33 Clothing and Textiles: Home Economics, 1948-1949
34 Clubs and Associations, 1949-1950
35 College Classroom Teachers Association: Correspondence, 1950-1953
36 College Classroom Teachers Association: Correspondence, 1954-1955
37 College Faculty Welfare Committee, 1948-1950
38 Commencement, 1949-1950
39 Commencement, 1950-1951
40 Community Chest Campaign, 1949-1950
41 Convocation and Public Ceremonies, 1948-1950
42 Cooperative Extension Work, 1949
43 Correspondence: A-I, 1948-1951
44 Correspondence: J-Z, 1948-1951
box folder
2 1 Correspondence: Jones, E.N., 1948-1951
2 Correspondence: Junell, Frank, 1949-1950
3 Correspondence: Mahon, George (1 print), 1949-1950
4 Correspondence: Smith, L. Edwin, 1950
5 Correspondence: from Students, 1948-1949
6 Correspondence: from Students, 1950
7 Correspondence: from Students, 1951
8 Correspondence: from Students, 1952
9 Correspondence: Taylor, Haskell, 1948-1949
10 Correspondence: Wells, J. Roy, 1951-1952
11 Correspondence: Whyburn, William M., 1948-1950
12 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., 1948
13 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., 1949
14 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., January-August 1950
15 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., September-December 1950
16 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., January-May 1951
17 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., June-December 1951
18 Correspondence: Wiggins, Dossie M., 1952
19 Council of Deans Committee: Correspondence, 1948-1949
20 Council of Deans Committee: Correspondence, 1950
21 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, 1948
22 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, 1949
23 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, January-April 1950
24 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, May-December 1950
25 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, January-March 1951
26 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, April-December 1951
27 Council of Presidents of State Supported Colleges: Correspondence and Minutes, 1952
box folder
3 1 Course Committee, 1948
2 Course Committee, 1949
3 Course Committee, January-September 1950
4 Course Committee, October-December 1950
5 Course Committee, 1951
6 Dairy Manufactures, 1948-1949
7 Dean of Agriculture (1 print), 1948-1952
8 Dean of Arts and Sciences, 1948-1950
9 Dean of Business Administration, 1948-1951
10 Dean of Engineering, 1948-1951
11 Dean of Graduate Studies, 1948-1951
12 Dean of Home Economics, 1948-1951
13 Dean of Men, 1948-1949
14 Dean of Women, 1948-1949
15 Department Heads, 1950-1951
16 Division of Extension and Correspondence Courses, 1948-1949
17 Dormitories, 1948-1950
18 Dormitory Newsletters: Doak Hall Guide, The Four-Thought, The Informer and The West Wind, 1949
19 Education and Psychology, 1948-1951
20 Electrical Engineering, 1949-1950
21 Engineers Council for Professional Development, 1948
22 English Department, 1949-1950
23 Event Invitations, 1948-1949
24 Event Invitations, 1950-1952
25 Ex-Students Association, 1948-1950
26 Facilities Planning and Construction, 1948-1949
27 Facilities Planning and Construction, January-March 1950
28 Facilities Planning and Construction, April-June 1950
29 Facilities Planning and Construction, July-September 1950
30 Facilities Planning and Construction, October-December 1950
31 Facilities Planning and Construction, 1951-1953
32 Facilities Planning and Construction: Hedrick, W.R. Architect, 1949-1952
box folder
4 1 Faculty Applications: Accounting-Foreign Languages, 1946-1955
2 Faculty Applications: Geology, 1948-1953
3 Faculty Applications: History-Women, Dean of, 1949-1956
4 Faculty Club, 1946-1950
5 Faculty Enrollment Requests, 1949-1952
6 Federal Security Agency: Report and Correspondence, 1948-1951
7 Federal Works Agency: Correspondence, 1949-1950
8 Fire Prevention Committee, 1949
9 Food and Nutrition Department, 1948-1949
10 Foreign Languages (1 print), 1949-1950
11 Foreign Student Committee, 1947-1949
12 Foundation School Program ACT Division: Guidelines, 1949
13 Geology Department, 1948-1950
14 Government: Department of, 1948-1951
15 Governor: Jester, Beauford H., 1948-1949
16 Governor: Shivers, Alan, 1949-1952
17 Graduate School, 1948-1949
18 Guidance Committee, 1950
19 Higher Education: Department of, 1949-1951
20 History and Anthropology Department, 1949-1951
21 Housing: Student, 1949-1951
22 Inauguration: Dossie M. Wiggins, 1949
23 Inauguration Committee, 1949
24 Industrial Engineering, 1948-1949
25 Insurance Benefits: Faculty, 1950
26 Interscholastic League, 1948-1951
27 Journalism Department, 1948-1951
28 Key Reporter: Phi Beta Kappa News Magazine, 1947-1949
29 La Ventana Newsletter: Correspondence, 1947-1951
30 Landscaping and Maintenance, 1949
31 Legislative Budget Board: Correspondence, 1950-1953
32 Legislature: Correspondence and Minutes, 1948-1950
33 Library, 1948-1951
34 Library Committee: Minutes, 1945-1949
35 Lions Club, 1950-1951
36 Lubbock National Bank, 1950
37 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, 1947-1951
38 Marketing and Secretarial Administration, 1948-1951
39 Mathematics, 1948-1949
40 Membership Dues: Professional Organizations, 1946-1951
41 Military Science, 1948-1950
box folder
5 1 Museum (1 print), 1948-1950
2 Music Department, 1945-1950
3 National Commission on Accrediting, 1950-1950
4 Naval Reserve, 1949-1951
5 National and State Affairs Committee: Minutes and Correspondence, 1951-1952
6 Newspaper Clippings, 1947-1950
7 Parking Services, 1949-1950
8 Petroleum Engineering Department, 1948-1954
9 Physical Education, 1948-1951
10 Placement Service, 1947-1952
11 Plant Science Department, 1948-1950
12 Publications: Speeches, Handbooks and Programs, 1948-1951
13 Public Relations: Correspondence, 1949-1950
14 Public Relations: Newsletters, 1949
15 Public Relations: Press Releases, 1949
16 Public Relations: Press Releases , January-August 1950
17 Public Relations: Press Releases , September-December 1950
18 Public Relations: Press Releases , 1951
19 Questionnaires: Departmental, 1948-1952
20 Radio Education, 1949-1950
21 Recreation Hall Committee, 1949-1950
22 Registrar, 1948
23 Registrar, 1949
24 Registrar, 1950
25 Registrar, 1951
26 Registration Committee, 1948
27 Research Advisory and Allocation Committee, 1948-1949
28 Reservations, Room: Board of Directors, 1949-1950
29 Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), 1951
30 Rister, Carl Coke: Distinguished Professor of History, 1951
31 Salary Schedule Study, 1949-1950
32 Schedules and Office Space Committee, 1948-1950
33 Scholarship Awards Committee, 1948-1951
34 School Administrative Conference, 1949-1950
35 School Land Board, 1950-1951
36 Selective Service, 1950-1951
box folder
6 1 Social Activities Committee, 1948-1949
2 Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1949-1952
3 Southern Athletic Conference, 1948-1949
4 Southern Regional Education Board, 1950-1952
5 Speaking Engagements, 1948
6 Speaking Engagements, January-March 1949
7 Speaking Engagements, April-December 1949
8 Speaking Engagements, January-March 1950
9 Speaking Engagements, April-December 1950
10 Speaking Engagements, 1951-1952
11 Speech Department, 1948-1950
12 State Auditor, 1949
13 State Board of Control, 1949-1950
14 State Board of Education, 1948
15 State Board of Education, 1949
16 State Board of Education, 1950-1951
17 State Board of Education: Report, 1949
18 State Comptroller, 1948-1951
19 State Fair of Texas, 1949-1950
20 State Senators and Representatives, 1947-1949
21 State Senators and Representatives, 1950-1952
22 State-wide Cotton Committee of Texas, 1951-1952
23 Student Council, 1948-1950
24 Student Employment Committee, 1951
25 Student Health Services, 1948-1950
26 Student Organizations, 1948-1952
27 Student Publications Committee, 1945-1948
28 Summer Teaching Assignments, 1949
29 Teacher Retirement System, 1948-1949
30 Telegrams, 1948
31 Telegrams, 1949
32 Texas A and M Board of Directors, 1948
33 Texas Education Agency, 1950
box folder
7 1 Texas Education Agency, January-July 1951
2 Texas Education Agency, August-December 1951
3 Texas Education Agency, January-May 1952
4 Texas Education Agency, June-December 1952
5 Texas Hi-Y Youth and Government Committee, 1949-1952
6 Texas Legislative Council, 1950-1951
7 Texas State Supported Institutions Comparitive Report, 1948-1949
8 Texas State Teachers Association, 1948-1950
9 Texas Tech Rodeo Association, 1949
10 Texas Tech 25th Anniversary Committee, 1949-1950
11 Texas Tech 25th Anniversary Invitations, 1950
12 Textile Engineering, 1949
13 University of Texas: Correspondence, 1948-1952
14 Veterans Administration, 1948-1950
15 West Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1948-1950
16 West Texas Chamber of Commerce: West Texas Today Magazine Questionnaire, 1951
17 White Sands Cooperative Student Training Program, 1952

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Oversize

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1 Floor Plan: State Fair of Texas, 1950
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2 Light Fixture Design Illustration, September 12, 1950
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3 Master Dimension Plan: Exposition Building-State Fair of Texas, May 14, 1948
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4 Texas Tech Campus Building List: Square Footage and Statisical Information, January 22, 1951
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5 Newspaper Advertisement for Texas Tech, 1950
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6 Newspaper Advertisement for Texas Tech: Dallas Morning News, July 29, 1951
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7 Blue Print: Campus Sewer Lines, undated
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8 Illustration: Science Building Inscription, 1950
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9 Blue Print: Janitor's Closet-Administration Building, April 19, 1950
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10 Floor Plan: Dormitory for Women-Gordon or Bledsoe Halls (2 copies), undated
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11 Floor Plan: First Floor of Administration Building, undated
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12 Texas Tech Campus Plot Plan: Stadium and Athletic Facilities, June 4, 1948
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13 Bid Sheet for Two-Wing Addition to the Administration Building, September 23, 1949
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14 Basement Plan for West Wing of Administration Building, undated
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15 Floor Plan: Dormitory for Women-Drane or Doak Halls, undated
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16 Floor Plan: Dormitory for Women-Horn or Knapp Halls (3 items 1-3 floor), undated
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17 Floor Plan: Dormitory for Men-Horn or Knapp Halls (3 items 1-3 floor), undated
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18 Floor Plan: Hall of Agriculture-State Fair of Texas (2 copies), October 6-21, 1951

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