Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

University News and Publications:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1966-1997, 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: 1966-1997
Abstract: Photographs documenting the faculty, students, athletics, campus buildings and campus life at Texas Tech University between 1966-1997.
Collection # U 185.11
Quantity: 2 Boxes (1.5 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 was the central clearinghouse for publications produced for the system. It was 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 was divided into several bureaus: news for the University; news for the Health Sciences Center; publications; video news releases; advertising campaigns and various publications. This public relations department department has gone by several names over the decades, including Information Services, Public Information, and University News and Publications. It is currently called the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 1,154 prints, 36 negatives, 143 slides and 26 contact sheets documenting the people, campus and activities of Texas Tech University from 1966-1997. The majority of these images have press releases associated with them.


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.
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916-
Smith, Preston, 1912-
Subjects (Organizations)
National Ranching Heritage Center.
Texas Tech University. Lubbock LakeLandmark.
Texas Tech University. Museum.
Texas Tech University. Office of News and Publications.
Texas Tech University--Photographs.
Texas Tech University--Public relations.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
College publicity--Texas--Lubbock.
College Sports--Texas.
Commencement ceremonies--Texas.
Lubbock (Tex.)--Tornado, 1970.
Mural painting and decoration--Texas--Lubbock.
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:

  • Communications and Marketing Image CDs, 2000-2010
  • University News and Publications Negatives, 1967-2074
  • University News and Publications Photographs, 1925-1986 and undated
  • University News and Publications Records, 1925-2000 and undated
  • University News and Publications Records, 1955-2004
  • University News and Publications Records, 1962-2003

Administrative Information

University News and Publications Photographs, 1966-1997, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gift, undated

Processed by

B. Lynn Whitfield, undated

Collection Inventory

Photographs, 1966-1997

box folder
1 1 Aerial Views (6 prints), 1975-1977
2 Agricultural Sciences (40 prints and 2 contact sheets). Includes images of the new Livestock Arena under construction, Preston Smith and his wife, feedlot visits, livestock, students, meat judging, award and scholarship presentations, and faculty - John Baumgardner, Robert Reed, Cecil Ayers, and Dalton Tarwater, 1968-1984
3 Agronomy (9 prints). Includes images of agronomists honored and faculty - Grover Murray, Arthur Wesley Young, Raymond E. Meyer, Harold E. Dragne, 1969-1970
4 Art and Architecture (10 prints). Includes images of students in the classroom and doing art work, 1968-1982
5 Arts and Sciences (6 prints and 1 contact sheet). Includes images of Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon's visit, Kline Nall, Charles Hardwick, and staff moving into Holden Hall basement, 1968-1984
6 Athletics (22 prints and 9 contact sheets). Includes images of the first women's swim team; students warming up; various action scenes from swimming, gymnastics other sports; and athletic staff - Jeannine McHaney and Gay Benson 1968-1975
7 Biology (7 prints). Includes images John E. George and scientists doing field work, 1969-1970
8 Buildings (49 prints and 27 slides), 1968-1982
9 Business Administration (11 prints). Includes images of donated tree being planted, various group portraits, and a student receiving an award, 1968-1977
10 Campus Life 1 (25 prints), 1975-1980 and undated
11 Campus Life 2 (20 prints and 4 contact sheets). Includes images of cheerleaders, Mortar Board, and the Saddle Tramps, 1969-1982
12 Campus views (3 prints and 22 slides), 1988 and undated
13 Carol of Lights and Christmas (8 prints and 1 slide), 1969 undated
14 Chemistry and Physics (10 prints). Includes images of faculty members Pill-Soon Song, Henry Shine, Kamalaksa Dasgupta, Richard E. Wilde, Richard L. Redington, and William C. Herndon, 1969 and undated
15 Classical and Romance Languages (10 prints and 1 contact sheet). Includes images of the Kinderschule program, scenes from a 1976 German play, and faculty members Harley D. Oberhelman, Faye Bumpass, Malaka S. Finco, 1969-1970
16 Commencement (7 prints and 3 slides), 1975-1984
17 Computer Science (2 prints), 1969-1970
18 Distinguished Alumni and Donors (16 prints). Includes images of the Underwood family, Ross Ayers, don Maddox, Mrs. Wilmer Smith, and Chas. Feltz, 1980 and undated
19 Education (4 prints). Includes images of Nancy Boze and Gordon C. Lee, 1969-1971
20 Engineering (40 prints). Includes images of the Textile Research Center; various students involved in research projects and/or receiving awards and fellowships; the Institute for Disaster Research; Crosbyton Solar Power Project; visit from Project Upward Bound students; and faculty members - Magne Kristiansen, Sunanda Mitra, James H. Strickland, Marion Hagler, John Walkup, William M. Marcy, Joseph E. Minor, Darrell Vines, Robert L. Newell, A. F. Adkins, Robert Bethea, George F. Meenaghan, S. M, Kennedy, Dan Wells, Lester L. Kilpatrick, Jack F. Maddox, William A. Ducker, Philip Johnson, Ernst Kiesling, Kishor C. Mehta, Richard A. Dudek, and John P. Craig, 1968-1982
21 Faculty (22 prints). Images of Faculty Senate officers, teaching and administrative faculty, and faculty award winners. Pictured include Kline Nall, Harley Oberhelman, John Wittman Jr., Jean Wallace, Gary Elbow, Wendell M. Aycock, Louise L. Luchsinger, Lawrence Graves, Thomas Langford, Roland E. Smith, William A. Stewart, David Leon Higdon, and Lauro Cavazos receiving a LULAC award, 1969-1984
22 Geosciences(6 prints). Includes images of F. Alton Wade and Richard B. Mattox, 1969-1970
23 Historical photos from the Southwest Collection Library (37 prints), undated
24 Home Economics (19 prints). Includes images of students receiving scholarships, researchers, children in the Child Development Center, and faculty - Mina Lamb, Margarette Harden, Milton Peeples, and S. P. Yang, 1966-1984
25 Housing and Dining (62 slides) images of "Tech Treats" baskets for sale, 1998
26 Hurd Mural (31 prints), undated
27 International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS, 4 prints), 1969-1970
28 Journalism (4 prints), 1969-1970
29 Junction Campus (4 prints), undated
30 Law School(11 prints and 1 contact sheet), 1968-1980
31 Library and Southwest Collection(13 prints), 1968-1983
32 Lubbock Lake Landmark(5 prints), undated
33 Masked Rider (1 print and 1 slide), undated
34 Mass Communications (8 prints), 1973-1982
35 Medicine, School of (25 prints). Included are images of Preston Smith signing the bill, speakers, donors, views of the buildings, the first residency physicans to enter into the family practice residency program, and physican candids, 1974-1982
36 Military Science and Aerospace Science (11 prints and 1 contact sheet), 1968-1972
37 Miscellaneous (8 prints and 3 contact sheets). Includes random images such as a "Giv 2 TT" license tag, the Texas Tech Semicentennial logo, a man fishing, and health insurance counseling, 1974-1984
38 Museum (47 prints and 1 contact sheet). Images include artist Eddie Dixon with his bronze sculpture; dedication of the DeVitt wing (1974); granddaughters of C. C. Slaughter; artifacts, exhibits and guest speakers; views of the building; donated portrait of Lauro Cavazos and portraits of its artist, Jim Eppler; J. Knox Jones and Robert Baker; Sankar Chatterjee; and new Director Leslie C. Drew, 1969-1986
39 Music (24 prints). Images include portraits of Terry Cook; donation of a violin by H. J. MacKenzie; Madrigal Dinner performers; views of the organ; various musicians; Grover Murray with band camp students; visiting performers; and Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, 1968-1983
40 People - Identified (100 prints and 3 contact sheets). Pictured include Scoggin-Dickey donation; Tech Foundation officers (1970, 1974); J. Evetts Haley and William Curry Holden (1972); Ogallala Aquifer registrants (1970); cheerleading school; Top Techsans group portrait (1987); and John Montford and Gerald Myers with Arena check presentation from Lorin Kumley (1997). There are also various individual portraits of Robert Jenkins, Williard Paine, Florence Low, George Kirby, Joe H. Bryant, Gene Edwards, Joe B. Frantz, Kenneth Laine Ketner, Albert Mitchell, Cactus Pryor, Paul F. Sharp, James G. Hunt, 1965-1997
41 People - Unidentified (64 prints, 1 slide, and 3 contact sheets), 1970 and undated
42 President's Office (18 prints). Pictured include Lauro Cavazos; Leete Jackson donation; Grover Murray; 4 TTU presidents at graduation - R. C. Goodwin, E. N. Jones, Grover Murray, and Dossie Marion Wiggins; Cecile Mackey with Med School Dean George Tyner, Governor Dolph Briscoe, Regent Judson Williams, and Richard Lockwood; W. T. Zyla; and various check presentations, 1968-1985
43 Psychology (2 prints). Images of faculty members Beatrix Cobb, William H. Stout, and Charles G. Halcomb, 1969
44 Ranching Heritage Center - Buildings (100 prints), 1969-1982
Ranching Heritage Center - Oversized image (1 print), undated
box folder
2 1 Ranching Heritage Center - Miscellaneous (85 prints and 36 negatives), 1969-1983
2 Ranching Heritage Center - People (109 prints), 1967-1985
3 Registration (8 prints), 1969-1975
4 Rodeo Association (3 prints), 1970-1973
5 Service Recognition (11 prints and 2 printed programs), 1969-1983
6 Speech and Hearing (4 prints), 1968-1970
7 Students (15 prints and 22 slides), 1966-1970
8 Texas Tech University Foundation (13 prints and 4 slides). Includes a 1974 meeting agenda; a memo listing priority needs of deans; Grover Murray's address "Our Journey to Greatness" given to the TTUF Board on September 14, 1974; and printed foundation reports and newsletter (1966-1970). Pictured in the photos include Richard Amandes, Bill E. Collins, Loyd Lanotte, R. H. Brummal, Jack Payne, Edward R. Smith, B. K. Beckworth, A. C. Verner, William H. Evans, and Roy Tolk, 1966-1974
9 Textile Research Center (7 prints), 1969-1970
10 Tornadoes(7 prints), 1970-1973
11 University Police (4 prints), undated
12 University Theatre and Dance (47 prints and 1 contact sheet), 1970-1975
13 Will Rogers Statue (12 prints), 1970-1975