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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Bound Scrapbooks

Publications

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Margaret Watson Weeks:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1925-1966, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Weeks, Margaret Watson
Title: Margaret Watson Weeks Papers,
Dates: 1925-1966
Abstract: Papers of Margaret Watson Weeks, the first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Texas Technological College, from 1925-1966.
Collection # S 1146.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Watson Weeks was one of the original faculty members at Texas Technological College when it opened in 1925. She served as Dean of the School of Home Economics during its formative years from 1925-1953. Born in 1886 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, she began her career teaching grade school in Canada and the United States. Weeks received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University in 1922 and 1925. At Texas Tech, she helped to organize the Home Economics Club in 1925, established the Home Economics Loan Fund, and helped form the Double Key Honor Society in 1930 and the first Texas chapter of the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in 1938. Weeks successfully orchestrated the construction of the Home Economics Building addition in 1952. She was a member of the American Home Economics Association, the American Dietetic Association, the Texas State Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and served as a past president of the Texas Home Economics Association, the Texas Vocation Association, the State Nutrition Council, and the Lubbock Branch of the American Association of University Women. She retired from Texas Technological College in 1953 and later died in Lubbock, Texas, in 1967.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of various materials on Margaret Watson Weeks, the first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Texas Technological College, and the establishment of the college and the School of Home Economics. Included are correspondence, biographical material, news clippings, programs and other memorabilia. One folder concerns Vera Maxey, who worked for the department store Hemphill-Wells in Lubbock, Texas, for 30 years.

The scrapbooks in this collection are in varying condition. Scrapbooks I-III include miscellaneous newsclippings, memorabilia, and photographs on Texas Technological College and the School of Home Economics. As several of the news clippings and other items were coming loose, the pages of the scrapbooks were photocopied and placed in a separate folder. The original parts of the scrapbooks were kept intact as much as possible and the photographs were sleeved. The Quarterly Club scrapbook was removed from its rusting metal binder and kept in its original order within two separate folders.

Images from this collection are digitized and can be viewed at http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/7544

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Organization

The collection is organized into three series: Manuscripts, bound scrapbooks and miscellaneous publications.

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Restrictions

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.

Duplication requests are limited by departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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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)
Doak, Mary Woodward, 1877-1952.
Irwin, Mabel.
Maxey, Vera D.
Weeks, Marget Watson, 1886-1967.
Subjects (Organizations)
New York (N.Y.) Radio City Music Hall.
Quarterly Club (Lubbock, Tex.)
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students.
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students--Archives.
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students--History.
Texas Tech University. Office of the Dean of Students--Records and correspondence.
Texas Tech University--History.
Texas Tech University--Students.
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Administrators.
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Faculty.
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Administrators.
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Home Economics--Administrators.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
College teachers--Texas, West.
College administrators--Texas, West.
Home economics--Texas, West.
Home economists--Texas, West.
Universities and colleges--Texas, West.
Women college administrators--Texas--History.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • College of Human Sciences Records, 1925-1998
  • Scotti Mae Tucker Papers, 1961-1969
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Watson Weeks Papers, 1925-1966, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift

Processing Information

Processed by: Lynn Whitfield, May 2013

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Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical Information on Margaret W. Weeks, 1951-1953
2 Correspondence, 1932-1966
3 Home Economics Building Floor Plans, Undated
4 Honors and Tributes for Margaret Weeks, 1953-1960
5 Lists of Names and Committees, 1932-1950
6 Maxey, Vera (6 prints), 1947-1955
7 Notes, Memos and Scrapbook Material, 1932-1963
8 Scrapbook I (photocopies), 1925-1932
9 Scrapbook II (photocopies), 1937-1943
10 Scrapbook III (Photocopies), 1944-1950
11 Scrapbook IV (Photocopies), 1950-1965
11 Scrapbook: The Quarterly Club (Part I), 1932-1945
12 Scrapbook: The Quarterly Club (Part II), 1946-1963

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Bound Scrapbooks

Item
1 Scrapbook I (8 prints, 1 postcard. There are 2 prints missing), 1925-1932
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2 Scrapbook II (1 print; rubber cemented news clippings are completely falling loose), 1937-1943
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3 Scrapbook III (1 print), 1944-1950
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4 Scrapbook IV, 1950-1965
Item
5 Leather bound scrapbook to honor Margaret Weeks on her retirement (4 prints), 1925-1950

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Publications

Folder
1 New York Publications: The Playbill programs (1937-1940); Radio City Music Hall program magazines (1935-1960); The Roxy Theatre Weekly Review (1930-1935); and miscellaneous NY programs and pamphlets (1931-1939), 1930-1960
Folder
2 Sports Publications: George Washington vs. Long Island and Manhattan vs. Utah State (1930s?); Madison Square Garden Hockey Magazine (1938, 1942, and 1955); Army Navy football (1939); the New York Yankees baseball programs (1953); and the New York World's Fair (1939 and 1940), 1938-1953

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