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The Southwest Collection/Special Collection Library houses a number of archives within its building. Photographic collections from the Southwest Collection, the University Archives, and the Sowell Collection are currently being digitized and added to this online repository.


Contact information:
Reference Services,
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Texas Tech University
2805 15th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1041
Phone (806) 742-9070

Visit The Southwest Collection's Reference Services website for more information on collections at the archive.


Collections in this Community

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  • This collection consists of photographs of Burkburnett, Texas. Bulks with photographs of the oil industry (1919-1936). Also contains a panoramic scene of Burkburnett (ca. 1920).
  • Photographs and blueprints from the Crosbyton Solar Power Project.
  • The collection consists of photographs of Desdemona, Texas. The bulk of the photographs are of the oil boom in Desdemona, circa 1920. Also included are images of a tank baptism and an unidentified peanut farm in Eastland County, Texas.
  • This collection consists of photographs of Electra, Texas, dated from 1900-1973, with the bulk of the photographs concerning early town life and the oil boom days from 1909-1918.
  • Photograph collection of photographer Frank Reeves Sr., who was a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper.
  • Photographs of various aspects of Texas Tech dated from the 1920s onward which were collected as part of “The Pictures for Posterity” project begun in 1965.
  • Photograph Collection SWCPC 57(a-z), dating from the 1890s-1980s, concerns Lubbock, Texas, and contains 89 photo prints, 3928 copy prints, 5220 negatives, and 341 slides.
  • Photograph Collection SWCPC 417, dating from 1880-1950, concerns Lubbock, Texas, and contains 342 copy prints, 491 copy negatives, and 892 slides.
  • Photographs from the Texas Tech University Photographic Services Collection dated from 1969 through 1996. This department is currently called Communications and Marketing.
Copyright: The images in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library's digital repository have been made available for study purposes, teaching, classroom projection and research only. Permission to publish these digital files in any form must be obtained from the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University.