Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Big 12 Conference:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1995-2003, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Big 12 Conference
Title: Big 12 Conference, Records
Dates: 1995-2003
Abstract: Promotional media guides of the Big 12 Athletic Conference and member universities covering various men's and women's sports as well as other printed material.
Collection # S 1444.1
Quantity: 7 boxes(4.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Big Twelve (12) periodically deposits media guides and other publications with the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library for preservation purposes. The Big 12 is an athletic organization that promotes a regional area and is composed of the following universities: Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A and M, Baylor, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Missouri. The organization began after the demise of the Big 8 Conference and the Southwest Athletic Conference in 1996.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes mostly member universities' media guides and the Big 12 Conference's media guides, as well as some office files and printed materials promoting the Big 12 such as handbooks and directories. The media guides cover baseball, football, men's and women's basketball, softball, and volleyball.


The records are organized by types of materials into the following series:
Media Guides
Office Files
Printed Materials


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Copy requests are restricted based on departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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)
Big 12 Conference.
Big 12 Conference--Press coverage.
Big 12 Conference--Public relations.
College sports--Press coverage.
College sports--Texas--Press coverage.
College sports--Oklahoma--Press coverage.
College sports--Missouri--Press coverage.
College sports--Iowa--Press coverage.
College sports--Kansas--Press coverage.
College sports--Colorado--Press coverage.
College sports--Nebraska--Press coverage.
Football--Press coverage.
Volleyball--Press coverage.
Softball--Press coverage.
Baseball--Press coverage.
Basketball--Press coverage.
Mass media and sports.

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Southwest Conference Records, 1914-1996 and undated
  • Southwest Conference Photograph Collection, SWCPC 598
  • NCAA Collection, 1939-1997 and undated
  • Media Guides of the Big 12 Conference

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Big 12 Conference Records, 1995-2003, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):

Gifts, 1996-2003

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, March 2003

Collection Inventory


Box Folder
1 1 Orlando, Florida Workshop, 1999

Office Files

Box Folder
1 2 Big 12 Meetings, Transition Committee Report, May, 1995
3 University Members/Representatives List, 1996


Box Folder
1 4 University of Colorado Foundation, Inc., 1995

Printed Materials

Box Folder
1 5 Big 8 Conference Personnel Directory, 1995
6 Big 12 Handbooks, 2000-2001
7 Books, assorted, 1984-1991
8 Football, Official Game Summary for Nebraska vs. Texas, Dec., 1996
9 Football Officials Directory, 1998
10 "Inside the Big 12"1997
11 National Directory of College Athletics, 1996-1998
12 Regular-Season Manual Basketball Game Procedures, 1999-2000

Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
1 13 Big 12 Logo demonstrations, ca. 1995
14 Big 12 football schedules, 1996
15 Big Talk Promotional Sample from Holmes Millet Advertising, Inc., 1997
16 Steve Hatchell, 1995


Box Folder
1 17 CDs: Images of the Big 12, 1997-1998

Game Media Guides (from universities)

Box Folder
2 1 Baylor, 1997
2 Colorado, 1997
3 Iowa State, 1997
4 Kansas, 1997
5 Kansas State, 1997
6 Missouri, 1997
7 Nebraska, 1997
8 Oklahoma, 1997-1998
9 Oklahoma State, 1997
10 Texas, 1997-1998
11 Texas A and M, 1997

Media Guides

Box Folder
3 1 Baseball, 1997
2 Baseball Championship, 1997
3 Baseball, 1998
4 Baseball, 1999
5 Baseball, 2000
6 Baseball, 2001
7 Baseball, 2002
8 Baseball, 2003
Box Folder
4 1 Football Kickoff, 1996
2 Football Inaugural Season, 1996
3 Football Preview, 1997
4 Football, 1997
5 Football, 1998
6 Football, 1999
7 Football, 2000
8 Football, 2001
Box Folder
5 1 Football, 2002
Box Folder
6 1 Men's Basketball, 1997-1998
2 Men's Basketball, 1998-1999
3 Men's Basketball, 2000-2001
4 Men's Basketball, 2001-2002
5 Men's Basketball, 2002-2003
6 Men's Basketball Preseason Prospectus, 2002-2003
Box Folder
7 1 Women's Basketball, 1997-1998
2 Women's Basketball, 1998-1999
3 Women's Basketball, 2000-2001
4 Women's Basketball, 2001-2002
5 Women's Basketball, 2002-2003
6 Softball, 1997
7 Volleyball, 1997-1998