What have we been doing in the University Archives recently?

Conner and Angela last day

May was a busy month for the University Archives. Two of our wonderful undergraduate students, Connor Davis and Angela Keebaugh, made us proud by graduating and becoming TTU alumni. We’ll miss your smiling faces, thank you for all your hard work and wish you the best for the future.  We look forward to training incoming students this summer in the important activity of preserving the university’s history.

Meanwhile, new for this month:

Margaret Watson Weeks served as the first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Texas Technological College during its formative years from 1925-1953. Her 2 box collection contains several scrapbooks on the formation and growth of the college, the School of Home Economics and the Quarterly Club.

Weeks2.1Fourteen  photographs from these scrapbooks have been digitized and added to the Red Raider Retrospective folder on our DSpace site. This 1937 image is of a group of well dressed women posing for a group portrait on the steps of the Home Economics Building.


Half of the women are identified: 2) Laura Hard; 3) Jessie McElroy Harvel; 9) Annie Mae Curtis; 10) Mary Green; 11) Doris Lloyd; 12) Anna Kathryn Davies (or Davis?); and 14) Argen Hix (Draper).

Women's studies programs

The 8 box Women’s Studies Program collection  contains the administrative files for the program, including correspondence, minutes from the Women’s Studies Council, and the working conference files.


The For Your Information newsletters for 1970-1971 have been digitized and added to the Texas Tech Publications section of our DSpace site. These were produced by the Office of University News and Publications at Texas Tech University for distribution to faculty and staff and covered the highlights of what was happening at the university and the achievements of its students, faculty and colleges.

TexTalkslogoSeveral years of the Texas Tech Alumni Associations’ publications have been digitized as well and are available for viewing at http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/14239. The organization has gone by different names over the years, including the Texas Tech Ex-Students Association. The Texas Tech Magazine began publishing in 1940 and eventually evolved into its current form of the Texas Techsan. Tex Talks began in July 1950 and was the successor of the Ex-Students News newsletter.