Texas Tech University

Current Funds and Endowments

Allen Collection Fund

Be a part of the creative process. Donations will provide for acquisitions and preserving materials for research and study, maintaining The Barn collaborative studio space for visiting faculty and students, supporting artists-in-residence, providing funding for exhibit and performance costs and developing academic programming and scholarships.

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Libraries Recording Studio Fund

This fund supports a new facility, with both state-of-the art technology & equipment. This will allow students, who dream of careers in music, broadcast journalism, communications & production, the opportunity to create professional demos for class projects & interviews. This will give our students a “step ahead” of the rest because of the technologically advanced environment & hands-on experience available in this new facility.

Crossroads Recording Studio

Dean's Fund for Excellence

This important fund supports emerging funding needs for the Libraries in many areas, including: computing and communications technology, student services programs, acquisitions and university outreach. Your gift to this fund allows the Dean of Libraries to respond  to the ever-changing needs of the student patrons.

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Library Student Space Improvement Fund

Texas Tech University Libraries had more than 3 million visits from students last year. In order to meet the needs of our student patrons, the Libraries' will be improving study spaces with new furnishings and technology to facilitate a greater atmosphere for academic achievement. Your gift will benefit the future success of Texas Tech students.

Study Spaces

Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library

This endowment supports the growth of popular historical special  collections & archives. Your contribution allows efforts to continue these unique archives that preserve the cultural DNA of the American Southwest by supporting the variety of needs for the SWC/SCL, including but not limited to: acquisitions, furnishings, program enrichment, equipment & traveling exhibits.  The SWC/SCL's continued expansion will only be possible through the interest & generosity of its patron and friends. It is you who make the vision a reality.

Southwest Collection Building

Crossroads of Music Fund

This fund supports the preservation of music & music-related materials for scholarly study. These materials include: audio/video tapes, business records & tour schedules. A particularly important part of the archives is oral interviews from the musicians themselves. Your support of this fund will allow us to keep our field historians on the road, & to hire student assistants to process those materials (benefiting qualified students with-campus, learning-based employment). Your support will also allow us to purchase equipment to aid in both acquisition and processing of these materials.

For more information on giving to the Texas Tech University Libraries or establishing an endowment, please contact Brad Davis, Ed.D., Director of Development at jbrad.davis@ttu.edu or 806.834.8225 or Bella Karr Gerlich, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of Libraries at 806.834.4345 or bella.k.gerlich@ttu.edu.

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