Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Lubbock Heritage Society:

An Inventory of its Records, 1966-1990 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Lubbock Heritage Society (Lubbock, Tex.)
Title: Lubbock Heritage Society Records,
Dates: 1966-1990 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, directories, financial material, scrapbooks, and other printed material related to the Lubbock Heritage Society.
Collection # S 637.5
Quantity: 3 boxes
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Lubbock Heritage Society formed in 1979, the culmination of efforts by the Lubbock Junior League to establish an organization dedicated to heritage preservation. The Society's purpose was to "discover, memorialize, encourage, promote, maintain, and support the preservation of the historic cultural heritage of Lubbock and the surrounding area." Heritage Society activities in support of that purpose include monitoring of government and community activity, educational outreach, and representation of Historic Preservation interests to the community. Examples of projects include the relocation and restoration of the Mast-White House, relocation and restoration of the Old St. Paul's Church, organizing tours showcasing historic properties/districts, inventory of historic properties, fundraising, and support of regional preservation projects such as the railroad in Slaton. Publications include a newsletter, INSITE, and a guide to architectural styles found in Lubbock.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, directories, and financial material of the Lubbock Heritage Society, particularly information about the heritage house on 2306 18th Street. It also includes many handouts from the "Old House How-To Workshops" that the organization puts on frequently. There are also three scrapbooks that have been photocopied for preservation, as well as the original scrapbooks.



The collection is organized alphabetically.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Heritage Study Club
Lubbock Heritage Society (Lubbock, Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)--History
Historic preservation--Texas--Lubbock--History
Urban renewal--Texas--Lubbock--History

Related Material

Lubbock Heritage Society Records, 1983-1987 and undated

Heritage Study Club Records, 1966-1996

Southwest Collection Records, 1928-2002

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lubbock Heritage Society Records, 1966-1990 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2007

Processed by

Elaina Lewis and Marcala Wiley, 2009

Collection Inventory


Blue Prints

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1 1 2306 18th Street 1978-1988



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1 2 2306 18th Street Heritage House 1987-1989
3 Preservation of Carroll Thompson Junior High 1984-1986
4 Special Projects Committee 1986-19891



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1 5 Membership Directories 1986-1988
6 Special Projects Committee Phone Lists 1986


Financial Material

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1 7 Balance Sheets October 1987 - May 1988
8 Check Receipts October 1987 - May 1988
9 Payment Request Forms October 1987 - May 1988
10 Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, Projected increases in market value 1988


Legal Material

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1 11 2306 18th Street contracts and site specific information 1987-1988



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1 12 "Miscellaneous Info Old": correspondence, memos, decals, notes 1985-1990



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1 13 Newspapers - Lubbock Heritage Society May 1985-1989


Old House How-To Workshops

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1 14 Checklist for Painting, How to Repair and Old Roof and Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Brick Buildings
15 Exteriors, Exterior Painting: Problems and Solutions and Thoughts on Exterior Painting
16 How to Repair Stucco and What Most Roofers don't tell you about Traditional and Historical Roofs 1987
17 Identifying Problems and the Cleaning and Waterproof Coating of Masonry Buildings 1987
18 Inspection Checklist for Older Buildings and Trouble Shooting Old Windows 1987
19 Make Your House a Home: Craftsman Homes March 19, 1988
20 Make Your House a Home: MI's Guide to Quality Furnishings March 19, 1988
21 Refinishing Old Wood Floors 1987
22 Structural Checklist and How to Obtain a Permit 1987
23 Preservation Workshops #1: Finding and Financing an Older Home November 21, 1987
24 Preservation Workshops #4: The "Guts" of Your House January 9, 1988
25 Preservation Workshop #8: Patch, Paint and paste Wall Treatments March 5, 1988
26 Preservation Workshop #10: "Woodsman, Spare that Tree!"
27 Preservation Workshop #10: "Woodsman, Spare that Tree!" April 2, 1988



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1 28 Photographs Lubbock Heritage House and Heritage Society 1987-1988


Printed Material

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1 29 Appraisal Information June 1987
30 Board Meetings and Board Members 1979-1989
31 City of Lubbock Grant Application Forms and Information 1986
32 Heritage House Pamphlets 1987-1988
33 Lubbock Heritage Society, Inc. Pamphlets 1980's
34 Lubbock Heritage Society Membership Cards Late 1980's
35 Mast-White House Project Pamphlets 1983
36 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1989 Preservation Honor Award Nomination
37 Membership Information 1982-1987
38 Remodeling Workshops, Scheduling Milestones, Special Projects, Committee Resources 1987-1988
39 Special Projects Committee Goals and Strategies and Contracting Options 1986