Texas Tech newspaper Archives
The University Archives serves as the institutional memory for Texas Tech University by collecting, preserving and making accessible to researchers such materials as administrative and faculty records, publications, photographs, video and audio materials. These materials document the legal, historical, fiscal, administrative and intellectual aspects of the university, as well as the cultural and social aspects of student life.
University records are documents created, received or accumulated during the conduct of Texas Tech University business. Records sought for the University Archives include those that demonstrate the university's activities in teaching, research, student development, cultural enrichment, and campus growth. Also collected are non-official records pertaining to the history of the university. This includes faculty papers, organizational records, and student organizational records.
The types of records deemed worthy of permanent preservation are, in part, determined by the university's records retention schedule. Routine fiscal documentation such as purchase orders and travel receipts are not accepted as they are considered short-term records. Also, student academic records are not housed in the University Archives but rather reside with the Registrar's Office.
Materials not fitting the University Archives collecting scope can either be rejected, deaccessioned or disposed. Due to limited space, only a small number of duplicate materials are kept at any time, unless the item(s) prove to be very rare and/or unique.
All University Archives materials are non-circulating and can only be used in the Holden Reading Room. Use of University Archives materials are covered under the .
The University Archivist acquires, processes and makes accessible the papers of current and former faculty members. These papers document the teaching and research functions of the university and are therefore an important insight to the academic life of Texas Tech and its growth. for more information on what types of materials are collected.
To view which faculty papers currently reside in the University Archives, go to the .
Social and Honor Organization Papers
Student, faculty and honor organizations are very important in showing the diversity of university life and are collected by the University Archives. for more information on what types of materials are collected.
Passed on February 10, 1923, Senate Bill No. 103 is commonly referred to as the school charter. Lubbock, Texas, was officially selected as the site of a new college on August 8, 1923 by the Locating Board. In the fall of 1925, Texas Technological College opened. Then, from 1959-1969, debates grew over renaming the college, and on Sept. 1, 1969, the Board of Directors officially change the name to Texas Tech University.
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