An Inventory of Its Records, 1931-1946, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
The members of the Administrative Council are the deans of the college and other administrative officers. The council has numerous duties including setting the calendar for the college, approving all curriculum changes, student regulations, housing, admission, readmission, and oversight of student organizations. The president of the college serves as the chairman and calls all meetings. The Administrative Council is a legislative body and the recommendations made by the body are administered through divisional deans as well as the dean of men and the dean of women.
Terms in office for the various Texas Tech University Administrations represented in this collection are Dr. Bradford Knapp (1932-1938) and Clifford Bartlett Jones (1938-1944).
Dr. Bradford Knapp attended Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) and the University of Michigan. He served as president of Oklahoma A and M College (now Oklahoma State University), president of Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn, and vice-president of the Southern Agricultural Workers. He became the second president of Texas Technological College in 1932 and held that position until he died suddenly from a heart attack on June 11, 1938.
Clifford B. Jones attended Yale, became the assistant manager of the Swenson Ranch, and a was banker in Spur, Texas. Initially, Jones served on the Board of Directors for Texas Technological College, and was chairman of that entity from 1927-1938. He became the college’s third president in 1938, despite not having a college degree. Jones lasting legacy is the Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Memorial Stadium, which to this day is utilized for Red Raider football games.
The collection contains the records of the Administrative Council at Texas Technological Collee from 1931 through 1945.
Open for research
Administrative Council Records, 1931-1946, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Processed by: Janel C. Mercado, 2012.