To collect, preserve, document, and interpret the material culture of Lubbock and the South Plains, and its adjacent West Texas regions.
Henry B. Crawford is the Curator of History.
For more information about the faculty and staff of the Museum of Texas Tech University, please visit the CFAS and Museum Faculty and Staff page on the MoTTU main website.
The History Division participates actively in the teaching efforts of the Center for Advanced Study of Museum Science and Heritage Management at the Museum of Texas Tech University by employing current students as Student Assistants who work on a variety of projects that benefit the History Division while providing practical experience in the field of museum science. The Curator of History always attempts to accomodate the research and collections management interests of student assistants employed by this division.
In addition to our student employment options, the history division welcomes students of CFAS interested in gaining collections management or research experience through the completion of a Practicum or Research course conducted with history division collections. The projects completed by history practicum and research students have included research on the collections, inventories, and planning of future exhibits.