Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Department of History:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1966-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Department of History Records,
Dates: 1966-2001
Abstract: The collection contains office and committee files of the Texas Tech University Department of History.
Collection # U 441.1
Quantity: 2 Boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Department of History at Texas Tech University boasts an outstanding and diverse faculty with expertise in a wide range of specializations. The broad liberal arts foundation available through a major in history can cultivate those mental skills – particularly critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills – required for meaningful employment in many areas of the modern economic system. Studying history can also deepen students' understanding of the complex world in which they live and stimulate intellectual attitudes conducive to effective participation in contemporary society. (From the "About Us" page from the Department of History webpage at, accessed on June 5, 2017)

Scope and Content

This two box collection consists of office and committee files of the Department of History at Texas Tech University. These files were maintained by Dr. Otto Nelson. They contain departmental correspondence and communications, committee meeting minutes, and graduate and undergraduate curricula and test competencies.


The collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically according to original 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)
Barr, Alwyn.
Blakeley, Brian L.
Brink, James Eastgate.
Graves, Lawrence L.
Howe, John 1947 March 13-
Kuethe, Allan J., 1940-
Nelson, Otto.
Vigness, David M., 1922-1979.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University. Dept. of History.
Texas Tech University. Dept. of History--Faculty.
College teachers--Tenure.

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Department of History Records, 1966-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Accession #(s): 2017-0008-B.

Gift, 2017

Processed by

Brandy Mains, 2017

Detailed Description of the Collection


box folder
1 1 Audio-Visual Committee, 1973-1998
2 Communications and Correspondence,1978
3 Communications and Correspondence,1979-1982
4 Communications and Correspondence,1982
5 Communications and Correspondence,1983
6 Communications and Correspondence,1984
7 Communications and Correspondence,1985-1986
8 Communications and Correspondence,1987-1990
9 Communications and Correspondence,1991-1992
10 Communications and Correspondence,1993-1994
11 Communications and Correspondence,1995-1997
12 Communications and Correspondence,1998-1999
13 Communications and Correspondence,2000-2001
14 Doctoral Program Review Committee,1987-1990
15 Executive Committee,1969-1975
16 Executive Committee,1976-1978
17 Executive Committee,1979-1981
18 Executive Committee,1982-1983
19 Executive Committee,1984-1985
20 Executive Committee,1986-1990
21 Executive Committee,1991-1994
box folder
2 1 Executive Committee,1995-1998
2 Executive Committee,1999-2000
3 Faculty Workload Committee,1994-2001
4 Graduate Faculty Members,1994
5 Graduate Review Committee,1971-1972
6 Graduate Studies Committee,1967-1974
7 Graduate Studies Committee,1975-1983
8 Graduate Studies Committee,1984-1998
9 Library Committee,1966-1978
10 Library Committee,1979-1998
11 News and Publications,1998
12 Office Files,1968-1999
13 Phi Alpha Theta,1977-1999
14 Undergraduate Studies Committee,1968-1973
15 Undergraduate Studies Committee,1974-1978
16 Undergraduate Studies Committee,1979-1985
17 Undergraduate Studies Committee,1986-1999
18 Visual Aids,undated