Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Sports Information:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1939-1999 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Sports Information, Records,
Dates: 1939-1999 and undated
Abstract: Records of the Sports Information Office of Texas Tech University from 1939-1999 and undated.
Collection # U 23.9
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Sports Information Office traces its origins to the Sports News Office in the early 1950s, and evolved to the present designation in the late 1960s. Sports Information serves in a public relations capacity as a liaison between the media and the athletic department. The Office maintains media records on all Tech athletes, as well as compiles and designs media guides and game programs.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of files on the Big 12 Conference, media guides, news releases, radio information, posters, program bids, the Red Raider Club, schedule cards, statistics, and Tech trading cards.



The collection is organized by file name in alphabetical order.


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 (Organizations)
Big 12 Conference--History
Coaches All-America Game
Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Texas Technological College--Sports
Texas Tech University--Sports--History
Texas Tech University--Basketball--History
Texas Tech University--Baseball--History
Texas Tech University--Football--History
Texas Tech University--Golf--History
Texas Tech University--Swimming--History
Texas Tech University--Tennis--History
Texas Tech University--Track and field--History
Texas Tech University--Volleyball--History
Texas Tech University--Sports
Texas Tech University. Sports Information Office
Texas Tech University--Sports--Statistics
Coaches (Athletics)
College athletes--Statistics
College sports--Texas--Lubbock--Statistics
College sports
College sports--Records--Texas--Lubbock
Sports records--Texas--Lubbock

Related Material

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

  • Athletic Media Relations Records and Photographs, 1928-1999 and Undated
  • Athletics (Game Programs), 1925-present
  • Athletics (Media Guides), 1942-present
  • Kelly Cawthon oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
  • Pete Cawthon, Jr., oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s
  • Morley Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1972
  • John T. King oral history interview [sound recording], 1960s
  • Mrs. George Langford oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Collection, 1939-1997
  • Sports Information Records, 1926-1996
  • Sports Information Records, 1996-1998

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sports Information Records, 1939-1999 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1998-0421-B, 1999-0065-B, 1998-0105-B, 1999-0181-B, 1999-0272-B

Gifts, 1998-1999

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, September 1999

Additional Sources

Pollard, Norval. Red Raiders: Stories, Stats, and Stuff about Texas Tech sports. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub., 1996.

Dodd, Dennis. Big 12 Handbook: Stories, Stats, and Stuff about the Nation's Best Football Conference, Big 12 Conference. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub. Co., 1996.

Ratliff, Harold V. The power and the Glory: the Story of Southwest Conference Football. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1957.

Tips, Kern. Football, Texas style: An Illustrated History of the Southwest Conference. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1964.

West, Dirk. SWC cartoon book: Over 25 years of Cartoon History of Red Raider and SWC football, Plus a Nostalgic Look at Life in Raiderland. Lubbock, Tex.: D. West, 1995.

Collection Inventory


General Files A-M

box folder
1 1 1990 All-Southwest Conference Team, 1990
2 Academics and Academic Honors, 1990-1998
3 Administrative Sports Information, 1998-1999
4 Administrative Sports Information Dept., 1997-1998
5 Athletic Media Relations: Calendar of Services, 1998-1999
6 Athletic Newsletter: Non-Tech Schools, 1995-1998
7 Athletic On-line, 1998
8 Athletic Ticket Office, 1998
9 Big 8 Merger, 1995-1996
10 Big 12 Conference Athlete of the Year, 1998
11 Budget, 1983-2996
12 Commissioners Honor Roll, Fall 1997
13 CISCORP (Communication and Information Services Corporation), 1991
14 Computer Information, 1991-1993
15 Cosida Digest, Oct. 1997 - Dec. 1998
16 Cotton Bowl Ticket, 1939
box folder
2 1 Dallas- KLDD, 1989
2 Equitres in Athletics Disclosure Act, 1996-1997
3 Football Media Guide, 1990
4 Grades: Graduates, 1989-1906
5 Holmes, Bill, undated
6 Hornaday, Joe: SID, undated
7 Host Communications, 1988-1989
8 KGKL-San Angelo, 1987-1989
9 KPAN-Hereford, 1986
10 Mailing Lists: Big 8, SWC, Big 12, 1995-1998
11 Memorabilia, 1991, 1996 and undated
12 Miscellaneous, Memos, and Meetings, 1997-1998


News Releases

box folder
2 13 News Releases, 1987
14 News Releases, 1988
15 News Releases, 1989
16 News Releases, 1990
17 News Releases, 1991
18 News Releases, 1992
box folder
3 1 News Releases, 1993
2 News Releases, 1994


General Files O-U

box folder
3 3 Old Credential Requests- Football, 1995
4 Petit, William M., 1991
5 Posters, 1986-1989
6 Program Bids, 1991-1995
7 Radio/ Basketball/ KCRS, 1985-1989
8 Radio Formats, 1989-1990
9 Red Raider Basketball Radio Network, 1989-1992
10 Red Raider Club Banquet, 1984
11 Request for Information, Spring 1991
12 Schedule Cards, 1988-1995
13 Score Rite Tables, undated
14 Southwest Conference Records Book, 1996
15 SWC Certificates of Excellence: Blank, undated
16 Sports Information Ideas, undated
17 Statistics: Football, Dec. 1998
18 Statistics: NCAA Midwest Regional, 1999
19 Teamline, 1996
20 Ticket Advising, 1989
21 Trading Cards, undated
22 Travel Forms, 1995
23 University Netcast Inc., 1996-1998