Texas Tech University

University Library Hosts Homecoming Exhibit

Bailey Shiplet

October 8, 2015

Library to hold Texas Tech Homecoming through the Ages exhibit.

Homecoming Through The Ages

To celebrate homecoming, the Texas Tech University Libraries will host Homecoming through the Ages, an exhibit of Texas Tech's homecomings from each decade, beginning with the first in 1930.

The exhibit features artifacts and photographs from the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and will be on display in the Croslin Room through November.

Kaley Daniel, director of communications and marketing for the Texas Tech libraries, said the exhibit is not only one of nostalgia but also displays a great deal of the pride and spirit that Texas Tech was founded on.

“Fall is a great time to be on a college campus because the change in the air is a wonderfully binding contagion for all those who are around it,” Daniel said. “To be able to see this same excitement and spirit in historical photos and artifacts and realize we have that same bond of today with Texas Tech generations all the way back to our university's roots, well, it's a profound sense of belonging.”

Bob Hope
Bob Hope - Homecoming 1974

Homecoming is an annual tradition in the United States and derives its name from the return of alumni. It has been a staple in American culture since 1911 when the Missouri Tigers hosted the first football game and parade that encouraged alumni to attend.

Texas Tech's homecoming activities include a bonfire, parade, float competitions, open houses, award programs, the homecoming football game and more.