Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Graduate School:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1954-1984, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Graduate School Records,
Dates: 1954-1984
Abstract: The collection contains records documenting the activities of the Texas Tech University Graduate School and the office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies from 1954-1984.
Collection # U 83.1
Quantity: 1 Box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Graduate education at Texas Tech dates back to 1927 when graduate courses were taught in the school of Liberal Arts. The Graduate School was officially inaugurated in 1935. As of 2016, the Graduate School of Texas Tech University offers some 60 doctoral degrees, over 100 master's degrees, and more 50 graduate certificate programs.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of the records and correspondence of J. Knox Jones Jr. (1929-1992). He received his PhD. in Zoology. Dr. Jones came to Texas Tech in 1971 as the Dean of Graduate Studies and served as President for Research and Graduate studies from 1974-1984. In 1984 Dr. Jones returned to teaching full time.

Four small donations from the Graduate School were combined to create this collection. The bulk of the materials date to Dr. Jones’ tenure. There are two series. The first series is that of general office files from the Graduate School. The second is correspondence arranged alphabetically as was the original order.


The collection is organized into two series: Dr. Jones' files and correspondence.


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.

Related Materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

  • Thomas Langford oral history interview [sound recording], 1975.
  • Graduate School Reports, 1977-1997.
  • Institutional Self-Study Records, 1952-2005.
  • Institutional Self-Study Records, 1951-1973.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Graduate School Records, 1954-1984, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Donated, undated

Processed by

Grant Gerlich, 2016

Collection Inventory

Office Files

box folder
1 1 Graduate Affairs, General, 1954-1964
2 Graduate Council Minutes, 1959
3 Administrative Organization and Rules, 1969-1971
4 Faculty Senate (old faculty council), 1978-1983
5 Printed materials on factors affecting education, 1968-1976
6 Promotion and tenure recommendations, 1967-1972 1967-1972
7 Statistical data, 1968-1984
8 GPA and enrollment statistics, 1969-1971
9 Office correspondence and memoranda, 1976-1984
10 Public affairs correspondence (Knox Jones), 1975-1983


box folder
1 11 Academic Publications Committee, 1976-1983
12 Ainsworth, Len, 1981-1982
13 Associate Deans, 1978-1979, 1983
14 Bolen, Eric, 1977-1984
15 Carter, Dilford C., 1974-1983
16 Cavazos, Lauro, =1980-1984
17 Childs, Orlo, 1974
18 Curl, Samuel E., 1976-1981
19 Darling, John R., 1981-1984
20 Ewalt, Robert, 1975-1977
21 Jones, J. Knox, 1972-1973
22 Jones, J. Knox, 1973-1974
23 Jones, J. Knox, 1972-1973
24 Jones, J. Knox, 1974-1975
25 Jones, J. Knox, 1976
26 Jones, J. Knox, 1976-1982
27 Jones, J. Knox, 1977-1979
28 Jones, J. Knox, 1983-1984
29 Kice, John, 1982
30 Langford, Thomas, 1975-1976
31 Organization for Tropical Studies, 1975-1983
32 Payne, Eugene, 1982-1984
33 Phelan, Marilyn, 1975-1983
34 Wehmeyer, Fred, 1977-1979