Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

University News and Publications:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1925-1986 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Office of News and Publications
Title: University News and Publications Photographs,
Dates: 1925-1986 and undated
Abstract: Photographs documenting faculty, students, athletics and campus life at Texas Tech University between 1925-1986.
Collection # U 185.4
Quantity: 5 Boxes (5.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Organized under the Chancellor's Division to handle news and information for the Texas Tech system, the Office of News and Publications is the central clearinghouse for publications produced for the system. It is also responsible for placing stories and sources in the state and national media and for bringing more prominence to the system.

The Office of News and Publications is divided into several bureaus: news for the University; news for the Health Sciences Center; publications; video news releases; advertising campaigns and various publications.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 174 negatives and 14,905 slides documenting the people, campus and activities of Texas Tech University.


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)
Cavazos, Lauro.
Formby, Clint.
Gillis, Mickey.
Killion, M. Dean
Mackey, Cecil.
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916-
Robinson, Polk.
Smith, Preston, 1912-
Subjects (Organizations)
National Ranching Heritage Center.
Saddle Tramps (Lubbock, Tex.)
Texas Tech University. Lubbock Lake Landmark.
Texas Tech University. Museum.
Texas Tech University. Office of News and Publications.
Texas Tech University--Photographs.
Texas Tech University--Public relations.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. School of Medicine.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
College publicity--Texas--Lubbock.
Crosbyton Solar Energy Project.
Press releases--Texas--Lubbock.
School publicity--Texas--Lubbock.

Related Material

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

  • University News and Publications Records, 1959-1977
  • University News and Publications Photographs, 1935-1992 and undated
  • University News and Publications Photographs, 1966-1997
  • University News and Publications Photographs, 1996

Administrative Information

University News and Publications Photographs, 1925-1986 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gift, undated

Processed by

B. Lynn Whitfield, undated

Collection Inventory


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1 1 Aerial Views (219 slides), 1979-1986
2 Agriculture (159 slides). 1975-1983 Images include Livestock Day, scenes from New Deal and Brownfield, Tech Rodeo, musician Mickey Gillis performing, New Deal Feedlot, and llamas and horses in pens.
3 Athletics (71 slides). 1973-1985 The images are primarily of football, but also included are images of women's track, the Masked Rider, Raider Red, and Dr. Cavazos and others at half-time during Homecoming.
4 Athletics- Band (225 slides). 1976-1979 The images include various band activities such as a half-time dedication to Dean Killion, Director of the Band, formations during half-time, members practicing marching, and band members performing and cheering in the stands.
5 Athletics- Men and Women (226 slides). 1975-1978 Images track and field events, various coaches, basketball games, Gerald Myers, football practice, football games, softball, weightlifting, and the ticketing office and athletic facilities. Persons identified include Jarvis Scott (track), Jaycie Hudson (volleyball), Jerry Moore (football), and Rex Dockery (football).
6 Board of Regents (170 slides). 1976-1984 Included are images of Dr. Lawrence Graves, Dr. Cecil Mackey, and various individual and group portraits of members of the Board of Regents. There are also various campus activity related images, including students, people horseback riding, and people swimming and diving.
7 Campus Buildings (53 slides). 1983-1986 Buildings include Holden Hall, Goddard, and Thompson Hall. The majority of the images are of the last faculty meeting in Thompson Hall [in 1986].
8 Carol of Lights (177 slides), 1974-1979
9 Dr. Lauro F. Cavazos (68 slides), 1982
10 Departments (179 slides). 1978-1982 Images are mainly of people working, many of which are professors with students. Included are Dr. Baker, architectural project drawings placed on the walls of the Administration building, rodeo images, cotton classing line at the Textile Research Center, Agricultural Engineering, the Museum, a feedlot, and the Foreign Language Lab.
11 Education Administration (136 slides). 1977-1983 Images are mainly of the Administration building, with the remainder being of the Education Department faculty and students.
12 Engineering (326 slides). 1978-1983 The majority of the images are of the Crosbyton Solar Power Project. Also included are the Textile Research Center and building exteriors.
13 Facilities (144 negatives, 276 slides).1960-1983 Building images include the Business Administration, Foreign Languages, English, Goddard Range and Wildlife, Bookstore, Holden Hall, Recreation Center, Home Economics, Administration, Health Sciences Center, Textile Research Center, Mass Communications, Museum, Chemistry, various fraternity houses, the Aquatic Center, and Art and Architecture. Also included are images of the Library under construction, and campus building postcards and construction on Jones Stadium in 1960 (both of these are probably reproduced from the Heritage Club Photograph collection).
14 Fine Arts (270 slides).1974-1978 Images include sandpainting at ICASALS, students painting and doing ceramics, music students performing and playing the carillon, dancers, groundbreaking for the Music building, and various theatrical productions (including Adagio, Arsenic and Old Lace, Carmen, Peer Gynt, Bus Stop, the Chalk Garden, and Faustus). Also included are some random images of campus buildings- the Dairy Barn, Chemistry, Journalism, and the Law School, as well as staff of Biology and Traffic and Parking.
15 Football (315 slides).1974-1985 Images comprise mostly of action shots from various football games and some crowd shots.
16 General Campus Dorms (530 slides).1976-1985 Dormitories identified are Hulen, Stangel-Murdough, Horn, Wall-Gates, Knapp, Bledsoe, Gaston, Chitwood-Weymouth, Wells, Wiggins, Clement, Coleman, Gordon, Carpenter, Sneed, Doak, and Weeks. Also includes images of Bess Haley and Thompson Hall.
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2 1 General Campus Scenes (414 slides).1974-1983 Images include Memorial Circle, flower beds, the Tech Seal, snow scenes on campus, Governor Preston Smith and wife posing with chrysanthemum flowers, and miscellaneous student scenes such as dorm life. Other images are of the Saddle Tramps, Women's Service Organization, and the ROTC.
2 General Campus Scenes (251 slides).1976-1982 Images include the Tech Seal and Fountain, students, various flower beds, primarily of chrysanthemums, snow scenes on campus, and the flags and flower beds of Memorial Circle.
3 General Campus Scenes (578 slides).1975-1983 Images include campus buildings, Carol of Lights, Homecoming, snow scenes on campus and at the Ranching Heritage Center, machinery at the Textile Research Center, the Masked Rider with Dr. Cavazos and others, rain scenes on campus, and aerial views of campus and Lubbock.
4 General Campus Scenes (188 slides).1975-1979 Images include athletics, the band, campus buildings, the Masked Rider, students attending class, senior citizens, exotic animals like camels, horses and horses, musicians, and the Ranching Heritage Center. Also includes images of cattle in pens, a pep rally, some campus snow scenes, and some structures that may be the Purina Food Plant.
5 General Campus Scenes (480 slides).1975-1978 Images include the Masked Rider, campus buildings, athletics, students, band, ROTC, snow scenes on campus and at the Ranching Heritage Center, and aerial views of campus. There's also a nice image of a student on her stomach watching a nearby ground squirrel.
6 General Campus Scenes (472 slides).1974-1983 Images include students, minority and foreign students, Christmas Party, Special Meals Night, Casino Night, ROTC, and children on campus.
7 General Campus Scenes (460 slides).1978-1983 The images are comprised of minority students and campus buildings, but the majority are student images. These student scenes include studying, attending class, receiving advising, and dorm life. Some miscellaneous faculty and staff images exists as well.
8 General Campus Scenes (424 slides).1976-1983 Images are comprised mostly of campus buildings. Student scenes include studying, attending class, receiving advising, and dorm life. Some miscellaneous images of faculty, staff, and the Tech Seal exists as well.
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3 1 Graduation Day (239 slides).1976-1983
2 Handicapped Basketball (41 slides).undated
3 Historic Texas Tech (208 slides).1925-1926 and undated Images more than likely reproduced from the Heritage Club Photograph Collection and the La Ventana. Includes Opening Day ceremonies, athletics, campus buildings, and band images.
4 Homecoming (71 slides).1982-1986 Many images are of events at the football game, including band formation, people in the stands and people receiving plaques. Also included are parade, pep rally, and bonfire images.
5 Home Economics (193 slides),1975-1978 and undated
6 Junction (400 slides).1980-1983 Various images of the Junction campus, including the buildings, students, and faculty.
7 KTXT-TV and KTXT-FM (130 slides),undated
8 Law School (109 slides),1982-1983
9 Library (296 slides),1976-1978
10 Lubbock (249 slides).1977-1983 Images include the Oakwood Baptist Church, University Avenue shops, the Metro Tower, Meadowbrook Golf Course, the Courthouse, the airport, the Civic Center, Palo Duro Canyon, and the South Plains Mall. Also includes aerial views, a homecoming parade, a sign for the White Pig Drive Inn, and area parks.
11 Lubbock Lake Site (490 slides).1976-1979 The images deal mainly with people working the archaelogical dig and facilities, and the archaeological items found, although there are some aerial views, shots of fauna, and views of the Museum. Also included are images of Dr. Sankar Chatterjee's press conference and Dr. Cavazos at the Millard Sheets reception.
12 Medical School (305 slides).1975-1986 Images mainly of medical people at work at the El Paso, Amarillo and Lubbock facilities. Includes the School of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Surgery, and Occupational Therapy, as well as Governor White's visit to the Health Sciences Center on November 1983, and the Odessa groundbreaking party.
13 Miscellaneous (151 slides).1976-1983 Includes images of fauna and other plant still lifes, text, sunset and sunrise scenes, the Masked Rider leading a parade for the Bicentennial Celebration, city signs, bicyclists, nurses and doctors with patients, a spur statue, and a rattlesnake.
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4 1 Moms and Dads Association (109 slides).1973-1986 Includes images of Dean Allen, people signing and dancing at a talent show, the association's seal and newsletters, people attending social functions, and Sam Bennett by a car.
2 People (86 slides).1975-1976 Various individual and group portraits. Includes Eugene Payne, Sam Richards, Robert H. Ewalt, Donald E. Haragan, Dr. Cecil Mackey, Dr. Flinn, Dr. Tom Hutton, Dr. Grover Murray, and Governor Preston Smith. Also includes a few images of campus buildings and Memorial Circle.
3 People- Unidentified (3 negatives, 220 slides).1976-1979 Includes individuals and groups from the Medical School, ICASALS, and at graduation.
4 Prominent People (327 slides).1975-1984 Various individual and group portraits, the majority of which are of Dr. Lauro Cavazos. Also includes Governor White, member of the 1984 Board of Regents, Dr. Pierce, Elo J. Urbanovsky, Governor Preston Smith, Bill Parsley, Dr. Grover Murray, Lesley Dre, Governor Clements, Lady Bird Johnson, Bradford Knapp, Dean Gerald Thomas, Sam Curl, Dell Morgan and Berl Huffman, Polk Robinson, R. C. Goodwin, and Clint Formby speaking at the Mass Communications building dedication.
5 Ranching Heritage Center (474 slides).1975-1986 Images include the first Golden Spur, east windeo restoration - King Company, some landscape scenes from Brownfield and New Deal, and C. T. McLaughlin statue ceremony. The majority of the images are probably related to Ranch Day activities.
6 Ranching Heritage Center (468 slides).1974-1982 The images are mainly of the various structures at the RHC. Includes the U Lazy S Carriage House, El Copote Cabin, Las Escarbadas, the Masterson Bunkhouse, the Hedwig Hill Double Log Cabin, the Meat and Milk House, the Bairfield School, the Matador Office, the Matador Half Dugout, and the Eclipse and Clipper Windmills. Also includes the moving the fireplace for the Picket and Sotol and the moving of the Barton House.
7 Ranching Heritage Center (362 slides).1975-1983 The images are mainly of the various structures at the RHC, particularly in the snow. Structures include the Blacksmith Shop, the Jowell House, the 6666 Barn, the Box and Strip House. There are also various images of people singing and dancing and doing activities such as shoeing horses and washing clothes.
8 Ranching Heritage Center (362 slides).1974-1983 Includes the Golden Spur award activities (1982), a longhorn cattle drive, cattle branding, chuckwagons, musicians. and people on horseback. Also includes many of the structures at the RHC, such as the Picket and Sotol, the Harrell House, the Hedwig Hill Double Log Cabin, the Barton House, the Box and Strip, and the Bairfield Schoolhouse.
9 Ranching Heritage Center (240 slides).1976-1982 The images are mainly of the various structures at the RHC. Includes the Longhorn cattle, a chuckwagon, windmills, the moving of the Picket and Sotol fireplace, and aerial views. Some images are probably of Candlelight activities, such as people dancing, decorating a christmas tree, and riders on horseback.
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5 1 Ranching Heritage Center (380 slides).1974-1986 For the Golden Spur award activities (1983), awardees include Watt Matthews. The event for Mamie Burns is probably for the publishing of her book. The majority of the images are of structures at the RHC, including the Spur Grainary, the Picket and Sotol, the Reynolds-Gentry Barn, the Ropes Depot, Las Escarbadas, the Long S Two-Story Dugout, the Box and Strip, and the Eclipse and Walpole Windmills.
2 Ranching Heritage Center (403 slides).1974-1986 The majority of the images are of structures at the RHC, including the Box and Strip, the Ropes Depot, the Spur Grainary, the Long S Two-Story Dugout, the Blacksmith Shop, the JA Milk and Meat House, the Harrell House, Hedwig Hill Double Log Cabin, the Matador Dugout, Las Escarbadas, the Bairfield Schoolhouse, the Masterson Bunkhouse, a train, and the Eclipse Windmill. Also includes images from the Golden Spur awards (1983) and Lady Bird Johnson's visit.
3 Red Raider Mascots (373 slides).1975-1980 Posed and action shots of the Raider Red and the Masked Rider, who early on was called Red Raider. Includes images of Ann Lynch, the first female Masked Rider. Also, there are a few random athletic images such as women's swimming, basketball in the Recreation Center, men's track and field, and the Athletic Ticket Office.
4 Registration and the Recreation Center (78 slides).1978-1983 Includes images of students registering for classes in the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium and exercising and playing in the Recreation Center.
5 Resident Services Board (89 slides),undated.
6 Scenery (109 slides).1968-1973 The images are all of sunsets and sunrises.
7 Saddle Tramps (71 slides),1975-1978.
8 Staff (330 slides).1975-1979 Includes Gerald Myers (football), Jack Baier, Joe Hornaday (Athletics), Robert Preston (Agricultural Sciences), Bill Parsley, Dean Longworth, Gerald Thomas (Agriculture), Dr. Mina Lamb (Home Economics), Dr. David Vigness (History), Dr. Gene Hemmle (Music), Dr. Lawrence Graves, Governor Clements, and the presentation of faculty awards in 1982. However, the majority of the slides are unidentified.
9 Statue of Will Rogers (144 slides).1978 Various images of the Will Rogers Statue, including some with Will Rogers Jr., which were taken in 1978.
10 Students (27 negatives, 220 slides),1977-1978
11 Swimming and Cheerleaders (65 slides),1974-1983
12 Texas Tech Symbols (28 slides),undated
13 University Center (274 slides),1977-1983
14 Women's Tennis and Golf (66 slides),1977-1979
15 Women's Volleyball (78 slides)1977-1979