Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Student ID Office:

An Inventory Its Records, 1977-2006, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Student ID Office Records,
Dates: 1977-2006
Abstract: The collection contains the files of Dolores Harper from the Student I.D. Office. They document the development of the University ID system.
Collection # U 440.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.6 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Dolores Harper was a long time employee of Texas Tech. Beginning in 1976, she was in charge of the creation, innovation and maintenance of the University Student ID system. In an attempt to control dining hall costs and student ID card abuse, Texas Tech utilized the Vali-Dine system. It allowed dining services to monitor card usage. As technology improved the role of the cards expanded. Student ID cards became "Tech Express" cards. They worked as debit cards that could be used in vending machines, the bookstore, dining halls and some local retailers. The cards also provided student access to dormitories. Today, the University ID Office continues to provide an "all-in-one" card for students and faculty using the latest technology.

Scope and Content

This one box collection consists of correspondence, literature, proposals and associated documents kept by Dolores Harper illustrating the development of the Student ID program at Texas Tech University.


The collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.


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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Student ID Office Records, 1977-2006, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2017

Processed by

Grant Gerlich, 2017

Collection Inventory


box folder
1 1 Dorm Access Point Card Reader,1993-1994
2 ID Card Layout,1989-1994
3 Service Contracts: R.D. Products and Griffin Technology,1979-1995
4 Tech Express Card Program: Marketing Materials,1987-1994
5 Tech Express Card Program: Vending Machines,1991-1992
6 Tech Express Card Program: Wells Fargo,2000-2006
7 Vali-Dine System: Implementation,1977-1988
8 Vali-Dine System: Original Design,1979-1983

Oversize: Blue Prints and Printed Materials,

1 Blue Print: TTU Tunnel System,May 11, 1988
2 Print: TT Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Drawing,July 22, 1964