Texas Tech University

Terry and Jo Harvey Allen to be Honored at Museum of Texas Tech University

Amanda Castro-Crist

February 13, 2019

The event will include a panel discussion and presentation celebrating the lives of the Allens and their personal creative collection now housed at the university.

WHAT: Celebration of the creative lives and works of Terry and Jo Harvey Allen and an introduction to the Allen Collection at Texas Tech University.

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 15)

WHERE: Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court, Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St.

EVENT: The Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the University Libraries and the Museum of Texas Tech will celebrate the creative lives and works of Terry and Jo Harvey Allen and announce the Allen Collection at Texas Tech University. The event will feature remarks from Gary Morgan, director of the Museum of Texas Tech; Bella Gerlich, dean of University Libraries; and Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec.

Paul Hunton, general manager of Texas Tech Public Media, will present excerpts from his documentary, "Hold It On the Road," which focuses on the lives of the Allens. A panel discussion following the presentation will be moderated by Texas Tech artist-in-residence Andy Wilkinson and will feature the Allens, Hunton and Texas Tech Provost Michael Gaylean. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception.

The event is closed to the public. Members of the media may cover all parts of the event.

About the Allen Collection at Texas Tech University

The Terry and Jo Harvey Allen Collection includes more than 50 years' worth of personal journals, correspondence, workbooks and drafts of scripts and other writings, and various audio and visual recordings. It documents the internationally acclaimed artists' creative processes, both in general and as applied to specific works and projects.

In its depth, breadth and variety, it is a unique asset that is expected to help propel Texas Tech into the leadership of the scholarly study of how creative people work, research that will transcend disciplinary boundaries and genres.

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or chris.cook@ttu.edu