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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Subjects (Persons)

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Floor Plans and Campus Map

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Dairy Barn:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1970-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Dairy Barn Records,
Dates: 1970-1992 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of the records, from 1970-1992 and undated, concerning the Texas Tech University Dairy Barn and its preservation.
Collection # U 55.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Dairy Barn and Silo were constructed in 1926-27 and served as teaching facility for forty years. The barn was designed by Fort Worth architect, W. C. Hedrick, with the help of agricultural dean, A. H. Leidigh and Professor W. L. Stangel. Students brought their own cows to campus until 1935, and milk products were first marketed through the Student Dairy Association.

After 1927, the Dairy Manufactures Department, established by K. M. Renner, furnished milk and ice cream to the Lubbock community and college cafeterias. The barn was abandoned in 1964 when dairy operations were moved to another location. In 1990-1992, a successful student fundraising effort insured the preservation of the dairy barn as a symbol of Texas Tech's agricultural heritage. Later, in the fall of 2001, a brain storming session, sponsored by Facilities Planning and Construction was organized to discuss adaptive re-use ideas for the structure.

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Scope and Content

The original part of this donation was made by the Student Government Association, the collection consists of correspondence, national register of historic places nomination, notes, papers, photographs, publicity, donation reports, and renovation reports.

In May of 2018, added to the collection were two Dairy Barn files from the SWC office files that belonged to David Murrah, as well as 8 photocopies of floor plans of the Dairy Barn, also from Dr. David Murrah's files, dated 1990. Murrah, as head of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, was actively involved in the efforts to restore and repurpose the Dairy Barn for updated campus use. He was the chair of the Ad Hoc Campus Dairy Barn Committee which coordinated the procurement of a historic marker from the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Subjects (Persons)

Lamb, Arch.
Murrah, David J.

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)
Texas Tech University--History.
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Animal Husbandry--History.
Texas Technological College. School of Agriculture--History.
Subjects
Dairy barns.
Historic buildings--Texas--Lubbock--Conservation and restoration.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Dairy Barn Records, 1970-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2002-0121-B

Donations, 2002 and 2018

Processing Information

Processed by: Nok Pongsmas, November 2002, and Lynn Whitfield, 2018

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Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Alumni Listings, 1991 and undated
3 Brochures and Flyers for the restoration of the Dairy Barn, 1991-1992
2 Correspondence, 1991-1992 and undated
4 Dairy Barn Stabilization: Architect Selection, 1991
5 David Murrah's Dairy Barn Restoration File, 1976-2001
6 Donors for the Dairy Barn Restoration, 1990-1991
7 Donors for the Dairy Barn Restoration, 1992
8 Feasibility Report on the Renovation of the Texas Tech University Dairy Barn for the Saddle Tramps Association - Prepared by Joe D. McKay (copy 1), 1986
9 Feasibility Report on the Renovation of the Texas Tech University Dairy Barn for the Saddle Tramps Association - Prepared by Joe D. McKay (copy 2 - includes additional pages), 1986
10 Historic Texas Tech Dairy Barn Report by Rick Lewis, 1992
11 Meetings, 1970-1991
12 National Register of Historic Places Nomination, undated
13 Notes, 1991 and undated
14 Photographs (photocopies), undated
15 Publicity, 1991
Student Papers
box folder
1 16 Elliot, Caleb, Robert Givens, James Laney, Ed Teague and Jennifer Warrent - "Texas Tech Dairy Barn -- Restoration and Renovation", August 14, 1990
17 Reynolds, Scott - "The Restoration Texas Tech Dairy Barn", December 5, 1979
18 Viosca, David - "Restoration Texas Tech Dairy Barn" (2 copies), December 9, 1976

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Floor Plans and Campus Map

Dairy Barn Floor Plans by H.A.B.S. (photocopies)
Building Section Looking West, 1990
Ground Level Floor Plan, 1990
Hay Loft Floor Plan, 1990
East Elevation, 1990
North Elevation, 1990
South Elevation, 1990
West Elevation, 1990
National Ranching Heritage Center campus map with site relocation for the Dairy Barn (photocopy), undated

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