Texas Tech Library Schedules Three Exhibits
February 13, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 10, 2006
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LUBBOCK –The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University
will feature three exhibits in conjunction with an upcoming conference at Lubbock's
Science Spectrum museum.
The Natural History and the Art and Literature of Place Conference is scheduled Feb.
17-18. It will include a variety of speakers and experts from around the world and
focus on region-based research that delves into history, environment, art and literature.
While many of the conference's exhibits and speakers will spotlight the High Plains,
other topics will range from the American Southwest to the English countryside.
"Icon: The Legend and Legacy of William Curry Holden" is a 30-panel, graphically designed
exhibit. It focuses on Holden, a longtime professor of history, anthropology and archaeology
who served Texas Tech in many capacities and was instrumental in developing countless
programs at the university over several decades.
Among other topics, the colorful exhibit includes panels focused on Holden's archaeology
field programs; the 1934 Yaqui Expedition to Mexico; his publications "Teresita" and
"Hill of the Rooster"; his education and early days at Texas Tech; and the integral
role he played in the creation and development of the Southwest Collection, Lubbock
Lake Landmark site, Ranching Heritage Center, and the Museum of Texas Tech University.
The second exhibit, "Winds across the Llano," discusses the semi-arid nature of the
Llano Estacado, the need for water to encourage ranching and farming in the region
and attempts to harness the wind using windmills and other devices. The exhibit depicts
the desolate and lonely places of the High Plains and how early settlers differed
in how they dealt with their circumstances.
"Land and People" is a cooperative venture co-sponsored by the Southwest Collection/Special
Collections Library at Texas Tech and the Hamilton Park Fund with contributions from
the Terry County Heritage Museum and Terry County Historical Commission.
The exhibit is introduced by library photographs on farming, ranching and the beginning
of higher education in West Texas. From the land and its flora and fauna to law and
order, from ranching and farming to religion, business, oil and gas, the remainder
of the exhibit is an important tribute to the men and women who settled Terry County
and the Llano Estacado.
CONTACT: Jeff Whitley, director of communications and marketing, Texas Tech University
Libraries, (806) 742-3685, or e-mail email@example.com.