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Institutional Research and Information Management:
An Inventory of Its Records, 1920-present, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
The Department of Institutional Research and Information Management provides statistical and management information to all units of the university, regulators, and others; designs, develops, and implements strategies and techniques to research, assess, and improve effectiveness. For statistical purposes and for public relations use, the department collected files on Texas Tech faculty, staff and athletic coaches that were separate from what was collected by the Personnel Office.
The collection contains 119 boxes of files on Texas Tech faculty and staff starting from the beginning of the university. It should be noted that these are not the university's official personnel files, which reside with the Office of Human Resources. The collection is also not a complete holding of all Texas Tech personnel files, but rather ones compiled by the Department of Institutional Research and Information Management (IRIM) for statistical and public relations use.
While the contents of each file varies, the bulk of the files contain salary, rank, hiring, retiring and tenure information. Many files also contain news clippings, correspondence, publications, vitas and photographs. The files are also being updated as new information is received, including items such as more recent photographs, news clippings and obituaries. New files have also been created by the University Archivist when needed. Files in boxes 118-119 were received and/or created some time later, after the initial collection was processed.
Culled and shredded from the collection were student employment files, student transcripts, mortgage applications, and other similar types of personal documents.
Researchers interested in viewing any of these personnel files will need to contact the University Archivist at least 2 days in advance of visiting the archives. Copy requests for anything in the files will require approval of the University Archivist.
Institutional Research and Information Management, 1920-present, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Collection accession #(s):
Donations, 2002 and 2013
Garrett Abbott, Kent Bowersock, David Dodds, Brenda L. Haes, Justin McDonald, Sameera Muthya, and Melinda Riddle, 2004