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

  • Burkburnett, Texas

    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).
  • Crosbyton Solar Power Project

    Photographs and blueprints from the Crosbyton Solar Power Project.
  • Desdemona, Texas

    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 ...
  • Electra, 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.
  • Frank Reeves Photograph Collection

    Photograph collection of photographer Frank Reeves Sr., who was a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper.
  • Heritage Club

    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.
  • Lubbock History

    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.
  • Lubbock Pictorial

    Photograph Collection SWCPC 417, dating from 1880-1950, concerns Lubbock, Texas, and contains 342 copy prints, 491 copy negatives, and 892 slides.
  • Photographic Services, 1969-1996

    Photographs from the Texas Tech University Photographic Services Collection dated from 1969 through 1996. This department is currently called Communications and Marketing.
  • Postcard Collection

    Historic postcards from the holdings of the Southwest Collection.
  • Public Information Photograph Collection, 1926-1968

    Photographs from the Texas Tech University Public Information Collection dated between 1926-1968.
  • Red Raider Retrospectives, 1920s-Present

    Photographs of Texas Tech University, the campus and its facilities, its people, and events, beginning in the early 1920s.
  • Robert G. Campbell Slide Collection, 1960s-1990s

    The Robert G. Campbell Slide Collection consists of 50,000+ images taken by Dr. Campbell over a 50+ year period during his travels around the world.
  • Southwest Collection Photographic Collections (SWCPC)

    Photographic images digitized from various Southwest Collection photographic collections and images related to Lubbock, Texas, and Lubbock County.
  • Texas Tech Athletics

    Photographic images of Texas Tech athletes, staff, coaches and athletic events. The images come various collections within the special collections library.
  • Texas Tech People

    Photographs of Faculty, administrators, staff and other Texas Tech related individuals pulled together from various manuscript collections within the University Archives.
  • Texas Tech Social Activism Photograph Collection

    Photographs documenting student, staff and faculty activism on the campus Texas Tech University.
  • Thurber, Texas

    Historic photographs of Thurber, Texas.
  • Winston Reeves Photograph Collection

    The Winston Reeves Studio documented large segments of the Lubbock, Texas, population for decades.

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