Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Mass Communications:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1957-1985 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Dept. of Mass Communications
Title: Mass Communications Records,
Dates: 1957-1985 and undated
Abstract: The records pertain to the activities of the Mass Communications Department at Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 226.1
Quantity: 1 Box and 1 Oversized Box (2.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Southwest Journalism Historical Center was created by the Texas Tech Mass Communications Department to celebrate U. S. newspapers that reached one hundred years or more in the printing business. The Center is now defunct.

Scope and Content

The collection contains the office files and news clippings pertaining to the history and operation of the Southwest Journalism Historical Center, and the field of journalism. It includes photographs, filmstrips, slides, and reel film, as well as printing plates and proof plates.

All the audio and visual materials have been transferred to the Audio/Visual Unit.



The materials are arranged into the following two series: Manuscripts and Audio/Visual Materials.


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 (Persons)
Ross, Billy I.
Subjects (Organizations)
Alpha Delta Sigma
Broadcast journalism
Journalism--Study and teaching (Higher)-- Texas
Mass Media
Texas Tech University. Dept. of Mass Communications

Related Material

Mass Communications Records, 1957-1985 and undated

Mass Communications Records, 2001-2004

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mass Communications Records, 1957-1985 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1991

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2002

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 50th Anniversary Issue of the University Daily, 1975
2 100 Year Old Newspapers, 1986
3 American Constitution Packet, undated
4 "Belding, Don: A Career in Advertising and Public Service " by Jeanne M. Knapp (3 copies), 1983
5 Correspondence, 1982-1988 and undated
6 An Era of Evolution: A Definitive History of Journalism..., 1970
7 Exordium, 1977
8 First Amendment and the New Media, 1973
9 The Formation and Growth of the Department of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University, 1976
10 Guide to Issues of Early American Newspapers dating from 1670, 1969
11 Guy, Charles, 1985
12 Hearst Contest, 1975-1977
13 History of the Southwest Journalism Historical Center, 1980 and undated
14 International Newspaper Collector's Club, 1971
15 Interview: Collyns, W. H. "Bill," undated
16 Journalism Ethics, 1983
17 Kappa Tau Alpha Speakers, 1981-1985
18 Mayborn, Frank W., 1970-1987 1970-1987
19 Mayborn, Ward Carlton, 1987
20 Microfilm Lists, 1975 and undated
21 Microfilm Newspapers, 1973
22 Microfilmed Newspapers in the Southwest Collection, undated
23 Miscellaneous Newspapers, 1962 and undated
24 Montgomery, Harry, 1974-1979
25 News Clippings, 1964-1975
26 News Releases and Clippings, 1981-1984
27 Newspaper: Mass Communicator, 1979
28 Newspaper: Repapwsena, 1977
29 Newspaper Guild, 1976-1984
30 New York times Film Reels, 1987 and undated
31 Paper: American Cartoons and Comic Strips- History, Themes and Usage, 1975
32 Paper: Credibility of Signed vs. Unsigned Editorials for College Publications, 1978
33 Sears Internships, 1972-1975 and 1982-1984
34 Texas Newspaper Seminars: The Editorial Page, 1957
35 Texas Press Association Posters and Advertisements, undated
36 Texas TV, Radio, and Newspaper Foundings, undated
37 Transcripts: CBS Interviews
Observation '66 The Church, The World, January 1, 1967
Christmas in El Barri0- Spanish Harlem's Holiday, December 25, 1966
box folder
1 38 Yellow Kid Doll, 1963-1984
box folder
2 1 Miscellaneous Etching and Letter Plates Used for Printing Newspapers, undated


Audio/Visual Materials

Unlabeled cassette, undated
The New York Times: America's Cultural Revolution (1 roll), February 1996
The New York Times: The War Against Poverty (1 roll), March 1996
The New York Times: The Next 20 Years (1 roll), May 1996
The New York Times: The U. N. at 20 (1 roll), October 1965
The New York Times: Story of a Newspaper (1 roll), undated
The New York Times: City and State (1 roll), November 1965
The New York Times: Focus on Africa (1 roll), April 1966
The New York Times: Communist China (1 roll), January 1966
Microfilm Reels:
Albany Daily State Register, March 27, 1851 - Columbian Continel, November 9, 1807 (2 reels)
Columbian Continel, December 16, 1807 - Hampden Post, December 4, 1839 (2 reels)
Chicago Daily Tribune, April 23, 1849 - The Times Weekly Review, March 6, 1958 (2 reels)
Hampton Register, May 14, 1828 - New York Herald, October 29, 1808 (2 reels)
New York Herald, November 30, 1808 - Springfield Daily Post, June 22, 1853 (2 reels)
Springfield Daily Post, June 23, 1853 - The Farmers Mechanic, January 27, 1848 (2 reels)
Times Weekly Review, May 8, 1858 - Boston News Letter, undated (1 reel)
Times Weekly Review, May 8, 1858 - Weekly Messenger, April 29, 1824 (1 reel)
Reel to Reel Tapes:
Advertising Recognition Week (1 reel), February 20, 1969
Billy I. Ross: Dictation in Summer 1970 Prior to Establishment of Merged Department of Journalism/Advertising/Telecommunication (1 reel), 1970
Dub for Poindexter by B. Lewis: For Alpha Delta Sigma 50th Anniversary(1 reel), November 13, 1967
Farwell to Studio 9 (1 reel), undated
Interviewing San Francisco Mayor (1 reel), undated
Reasoner (1 reel), undated
New York Times: Minority News Coverage (1 reel), undated
New York Times: Editorial Page and Op-ED Page, the Job of the New York Times Washington Bureau, Covering the Congress, and Covering the White House, (1 reel), undated
Unlabeled Reel (1 reel), undated
Untitled: Chasing Down Stories #1-2, Writing About People, and the Narcotics Problem (1 reel), undated
Untitled: Covering Environmental News, Covering Business and Financial News, Covering Crime and the Police, and Covering Sports News (1 reel), undated
William Randolph Hearst Foundation: Journalism Awards Program 4/27 Championship Writing Competition (1 reel), 1967-1968