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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Photographs

Plaques

Recordings

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Chancellor's Office:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1936-2011 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Office of the Chancellor
Title: Chancellor's Office Records,
Dates: 1936-2011 and undated
Abstract: The records from the Texas Tech University's Chancellor's Office consist of various office files, correspondence, and photographs from 1936-2011 and undated.
Collection # U 210.11
Quantity: 5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Texas Tech University System chancellor, appointed by the Board of Regents, is responsible for fundraising, strategic planning, lobbying state and federal governments, and overseeing the Texas Tech University System. The records in this collection cover the administrative term for three Texas Tech University chancellors - John T. Montford, Dr. David R. Smith and Kent R. Hance.

John Thomas Montford was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 28, 1943. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas Law School in 1968. During his years in the Marine Corps from 1968-1971, Montford was elected to the post of Chief Prosecutor, Force Troops, Fleet Marine Forces. From 1979-1982, he served as a Lubbock County District Attorney. He was elected to Texas Senate in November, 1982, serving from 1983-1996. In recognition for his work on the senate, he was given the honor of serving as Governor for a Day on April 24, 1993. He became the first chancellor of Texas Tech University System on On August 21, 1996, and held this office until 2001. As chancellor, he raised more money for the university through his Horizon Campaign than any other previous campaign in Tech history, raising approximately five hundred million dollars in less than five years. In 1999, Montford was named Lubbock's most influential person by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. After leaving Texas Tech in September 2001, Montford accepted the position of vice-president of external affairs for Southwestern Bell in San Antonio. In 2002, he became president of Southwestern Bell.

David R. Smith, a board certified pediatrician, has held numerous administrative positions in the medical field. Among these was serving as Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Special Populations and Program Development in Washington, D.C., and serving as Senior Vice President of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Parkland's Community Oriented Primary Care Program from 1989-1992. He served as preasident of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center prior to being selected as the next chancellor for the Texas Tech University System. In September of 2001, he was named interim chancellor, then appointed chancllor in May of 2002, and held this position until February of 2006.

A native of Dimmitt, Texas, Kent Ronald Hance received his B.A. degree at Texas Technological College in 1965 and his law degree at University of Texas in 1968. Hance opened his own law firm and taught business law for five years at Texas Tech. He served as an area campaign manager and was appointed to the West Texas State University Board of Regents and the Texas Citizens Water Advisory Council. In 1974, Hance was elected to the Texas State Senate and to the U.S. House of Representatives (from the 19th Congressional District) in 1979. After serving three terms, he ran unsuccessfully for governor but later was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1987, where he served until 1991. He served as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System from December 1, 2006 - July 2014.

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Scope and Content

The majority of this collection consists of materials from the tenure of John T. Montford. Includes information on the Arbor Day tradition at Texas Tech, meeting minutes from the Campus Care Givers and the Grounds Beautification, and correspondence to and from Montford. Folders 18-20 in box three and folders 13-14 and 18-20 in box 4 were removed from the collection per the University's retention schedule. The collection also includes 915 photographs and 4 VHS recordings.

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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.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

To listen to any sound recordings and/or view any film/video recordings within this collection, contact the Reference Desk staff in advance. Archival staff will determine if appropriate equipment is available and whether the physical condition of the recordings allow for safe viewing or playing.

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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 (People)
Hance, Kent Ronald, 1942-
Montford, Debbie.
Montford, John T., 1943-
Smith, David R. (Pediatrician)
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University.
Texas Tech University--Administration.
Texas Tech University. Board of Regents.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Texas.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U 210.11 Chancellor's Office Records, 1936-2011 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2017-0095-B

Donation, 2017

Processing Information

Processed by: Madison Westfall, March 2020

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Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Amarillo Book Signing, 2001
2 Arbor Day, 2001
3 Arbor Day Announcements, 1999-2000
4 Arbor Day Correspondence, 1998-2000
5 Arbor Day Correspondence, 2001
6 Arbor Day: February 5th Organizational Meeting February 5, 2001
7 Arbor Day: Info All Material, 2001
8 Arbor Day: Janet Schmidley's Records, 2000
9 Arbor Day: Marcie Johnson's Records, 2000
10 Arbor Day Meeting, March 21, 2000
11 Arbor Day Meetings Information, 2002
12 Arbor Day Overview, 2001
13 Arbor Day Plans, 1999-2000
14 Arbor Day Press Conference, 2001
15 Arbor Day Program, 2001
16 Arbor Day Seed Packets, 2001
17 Arbor Day T-Shirts, 2001
18 Arbor Day and University Center Groundbreaking, 2001
19 Austin Booksigning, 2000
20 Bess Haley Reception, 2001
21 Biostatistics Course Information, 1987
22 Black Graduate Student Association Lunch, 2001
23 Board of Regents Information, 1981
24 Board of Regents Lunch: Austin, 2001
25 Campus Care Givers Coorespondence, 1998-1999
26 Campus Care Givers Meeting, October 1997
27 Campus Care Givers Meeting, November 1997
28 Campus Care Givers Meeting, February 1998
29 Campus Care Givers Meeting, March 1998
30 Campus Care Givers Meeting, April 1998
31 Campus Care Givers Meeting, June 1998
32 Campus Care Givers Meeting, September 1, 1998
33 Campus Care Givers Meeting, September 29, 1998
34 Campus Care Givers Meeting, November 1998
35 Campus Care Givers Meeting, January 1999
36 Campus Care Givers Meeting, February 1999
37 Campus Care Givers Meeting, March 1999
38 Campus Care Givers Meeting, May 1999
39 Campus Care Givers Meeting, August 1999
40 Campus Care Givers Meeting, October 1999
41 Campus Care Givers Meeting, January 2000
42 Campus Care Givers Meeting, February 2000
43 Campus Care Givers Meeting, April 2000
44 Campus Care Givers Meeting, May 2000
45 Campus Care Givers Meeting, September 2000
46 Campus Care Givers Meeting, October 2000
47 Campus Care Givers Meeting, February 2001
48 Campus Care Givers Meeting, March 2001
49 Campus Care Givers Meeting, May 2001
50 Campus Care Givers National Advisory Board, 1999
51 Campus Care Givers National Advisory Board Meeting, April 2000
box folder
2 1 Can Tho University Dinner with the Chancellor, 2001
2 Chancellor's Council Advisory Committee: Austin, 2001
3 Chancellor's Council Events at Byram's Ranch and Shoreline Grill, 2001
4 Chancellor's Council at the Houston Endowment, 2001
5 Chapel Groundbreaking Ceremony (66 prints), 2011
6 Charlottesville Meeting, 1988
7 Cholesterol and Behavior Change, 1988
8 Clinical Strategy, undated
9 Collaboration and Team Building in Health Care, 1987
10 Committees and Councils, 1986-1989
11 Committee on Community Health Services, 1989
12 Cost-Effectiveness Research, 1988
13 Debbie Montford's Correspondence, 1999-2001
14 Dental Research, 1936-1987
15 Dinner for Mrs. Mouza Zumwalt, 2001
16 Draft Presentation on Appropriations Requests, 1986-1987
17 Executive Briefing, 2001
18 February 8-9 Board of Regents Meeting, February 8-9, 2001
19 Football (folder 1 of 2), 1996
20 Football (folder 2 of 2), 1996
21 Gifts from Chancellor Montford, 2000-2001
22 Governor's Economic Summit for Young Women, 1998-1999
23 Grounds Beautification Committee Meeting, February 1997
24 Grounds Beautification Committee Meeting, March 1997
25 Grounds Beautification Committee Meeting, May 1997
26 Grounds Beautification Committee Meeting, August 1997
27 Grounds Beautification Committee: Meetings Overview, 1996-1998
28 Health Survey, 1987
29 Hero's Award Luncheon, 2000-2001
30 Hospital Access for Indigent Patients Survey, 1986
31 Houston Reception Event, 2001
32 Houston Recruitment Events, 2001
33 Hunger Research, 1985
34 Index of Board Minutes, 1990-1991
35 Index of Board Minutes, 1993-1994
36 Index of Board Minutes, 1994-1995
37 Index of Board Minutes, 1995-1996
box folder
3 1 Indigent Health Care, 1987-1988
2 Indigent Health Care Presentation, 1985
3 Intubation Complications Research, 1976-1986
4 Invitations, 2000-2002
5 Jerry Rawls Trip, 2001
6 Jim Crowson's Correspondence, 1998-2001
7 Kathy's Trees for Tech Mailing, 2001
8 Kent Hance Picture with Students (1 print), undated
9 Law, School of: Report of Committee and Self-Study Report (folder 1 of 3), 1988-1989
10 Law, School of: Report of Committee and Self-Study Report (folder 2 of 3), 1988-1989
11 Law, School of: Report of Committee and Self-Study Report (folder 3 of 3), 1988-1989
12 Lee Roy Herron Scholarship Ceremony, 2000-2001
13 Leroy Herron Scholarship (folder 1 of 2), 1997-2001
14 Leroy Herron Scholarship (folder 2 of 2), 1997-2001
15 Library Renovation Gala, 2001
16 Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Fundraiser, 2001
17 Lubbock Women's Club Dinner, 2001
21 March of Dimes Dinner Auction, Kim and Chris Hanley, 2001
22 March of Dimes Walk-a-thon, 2001
23 Meeting with Students, 2000-2001
24 Migrant Health Articles, 1981-1986
25 Migrant Health, Hunger Research, 1986
26 Migrant Health Outreach, 1989
27 Migrant Hospitalization, 1987
28 Montford's Class to the State Capital, 2001
29 Montford's Correspondence, 1996
30 Montford's Correspondence, 1999-2000
31 Montford's Correspondence, January 2001
32 Montford's Correspondence, February to April, 2001
33 Montford's Correspondence, May- July 2001
34 Montford's Correspondence, August- October 2001
box folder
4 1 Montford's List of Names, 1997
2 Morbidity/Mortality Studies, 1983-1985
3 National Advisory Board for Campus Care Givers, 1999
4 National Advisory Board November Meeting, 1999
5 National Arbor Day Award, 2000-2001
6 NJCAA Basketball Tournament, 2001
7 Operating Budget, 1984-1985
8 Organization Charts, 1985-1987
9 Perinatal Care, 1985
10 Perinatal Care and Resuscitation Presentation, 1986
11 Perinatal Outreach Texas Data, 1987
12 Personal Gifts from the Montfords undated
15 Phi Kappa Phi Banquet, 2000
16 Phi Kappa Phi Event, 2000-2001
17 Plum Foundation Meeting, 1999
21 Prolonged Pregnancy, 1986-1987
22 Reception of Peter McGarth Planning, 2001
23 Recruitment Reception Information, 1997-1999
24 Red Raider Readers, 2001
25 Report of Departmental Accomplishments and annual Goals, 1989
26 Resuscitation Research, undated
27 Topping Out Ceremony, 2001
28 School of Music "Musicale" Correspondence, 2001
29 Senior Administration Assistants Position, undated
30 Sir Peter Bonfield Luncheon (folder 1 of 2), 1998
31 Sir Peter Bonfield Luncheon (12 prints)(folder 2 of 2), 1998
32 Softball Field Dedication, 2001
33 State Charitable Campaign, 1998
34 South Plains Retire School Adminstrators, 2002
35 Subregional Basketball Trip, 2001
36 Terry McWhorter Scholarship Dinner at Chancellor's Residence, 2001
37 Testimony Before the Senate, 1987
38 Texas Medal of Arts Awards Dinner, 2001
39 Texas Tech Map, undated
40 Trees for Tech, 2001
41 USS Abraham Lincoln (2 prints), 2010
42 USS Lincoln Album, undated
43 USS Lincoln Ceremony (11 prints), 2010
44 Utilization Review, 1986-1987
45 Washington Inauguration Trip, 2000-2001
46 Women's Studies Receptions, 2000
47 Vietnam Center Luncheon, 1999

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Photographs

box folder
5 1 Arbor Day Photos (50 prints), undated
2 Arbor Day Photos (120 prints), 1999
3 Arbor Day Photos (70 prints), 1999
4 Arbor Day Photos (92 prints), 1999
5 Arbor Day Photos (101 prints), 2000
6 Arbor Day Photos (86 prints), 2000
7 Arbor Day Photos (81 prints), 2001
8 Arbor Day Photos (81 prints), 2001
9 Arbor Day Photos (80 prints), 2001
10 Arbor Day Photos (63 prints), 2001

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Plaques

box folder
5 Lanzhou University 1909 Wooden Plaque undated

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Recordings

box folder
5 2001 National Arbor Day Awards (1 VHS), April 28, 2001
Arbor Day Farm: A Legacy of Stewardship (1 VHS), undated
Texas Tech University Arbor Day (2 VHS), 2000

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