Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Administrative Council:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1931-1946, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Technological College
Title: Administrative Council Records,
Dates: 1931-1946
Abstract: The collection contains administrative office files of the Texas Tech University Administrative Council from 1931 to 1946.
Collection # U 147.10
Quantity: 2 Boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

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.

Scope and Content

The collection contains the records of the Administrative Council at Texas Technological Collee from 1931 through 1945.


The collection is arranged by 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 (Persons)
Jones, Clifford Bartlett, 1885-1972.
Knapp, Bradford, 1870-1938.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Technological College--Administration.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. School of Medicine.
Texas Tech University. School of Law.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)

Related Materials:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Administrative Council Records, 1931-1946, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Donation, undated

Processing Information

Processed by: Janel C. Mercado, 2012.

Collection Inventory


box folder
1 1 Administrative Council, 1931-1933
2 Administrative Council, 1933-1934
3 Administrative Council, 1934-1935
4 Administrative Council (Copies), 1935-1936
5 Administrative Council, 1936-1937
6 Administrative Council, 1937-1938
7 Administrative Council, 1938
8 Administrative Council, 1939
9 Administrative Council, 1941
10 Administrative Council, 1942-1943
11 Administrative Council, Jan. 1942-May 1942
12 Administrative Council, Feb. 1942-Jun. 1942
13 Administrative Council, 1943-1944
14 Administrative Council, 1944-1945
box folder
2 1 Administrative Council Meeting Minutes, 1930-1932
2 Administrative Council Meeting Minutes (Copies), 1938-1940
3 Administrative Council Meeting Minutes (Copies), 1940-1945
4 Administrative Council (Special Committee) , 1943
5 Correspondence taken up by Administrative Council, 1935-1936
6 Credits for men who enter service before end of semester, undated
7 Index to Minute Book of the Administrative Council, 1940-1945
8 Index to Minute Book of the Administrative Council (Photocopy), 1940-1945
9 Kent, H.L., Misc. Correspondence, 1939-1946 (except 1943)
10 Administrative Council, August 20, 1941
11 Administrative Council: Minutes of the Meetings, 1930-1940
12 Administrative Council: Minutes of the Meetings, 1940-1945