In 1965, the Mortar Board and the Southwest Collection joined together to preserve the pictorial history of the university. “The Pictures for Posterity” project asked alumni, faculty and staff to contribute images that would document the start and evolution of Texas Tech. A frequent donor of photographs, president Clifford B. Jones wrote, "How fine it is that this effort is being put forth. I have always been so intrigued by the possibility and need to preserve this area’s history."

The Pictures for Posterity project became what is known as the Heritage Club Photograph Collection. The photographs detail life at the University since its inception in the early 1920s until the present. It has various images of students, faculty and staff, special events, athletic events, and buildings, as well as aerial views of the campus.

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Randy Vance
Reference Services,
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Box 41041
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1041
Phone (806) 742-9070

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

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