Chalk, John and Callie Martin 1979

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dr. Chalk and his wife Callie talk about their house in Lubbock, its architectural features, history and furnishings, and Dr. Chalk’s avid interest in collecting antiques.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John and Callie Martin Chalk

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: ca. 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Mary Louise Brewer

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Snyder-Martin-Chalk house, Architectural features, Southern colonial style, Built by Snyder family (ca. 1928), Occupied house until (1943), Purchased by Martin family, Architectural features (again), Neo-classical design, Column details, Description of interior, Furnishings, Guests in the house, Parking area, Berm, Landscaping, Lubbock, Texas, Tornado (1970), Damage, Construction, Solid masonry, Hardwood floors, Bathroom tile

Tape 1, Side 2: John Chalk, Background, Pitchfork Ranch, University of Tennessee, Interest in architecture, White Pine Monograph series, Tomas Jefferson as an architect, Callie Chalk, Parents to Lubbock (1943), Snyder-Martin-Chalk house (again), Advantages of a large house, Antique collecting, Snyder-Martin-Chalk house (again), Description of interior (again), Description of art objects, Furnishings (again), Sentiments about the house

Range Dates: 1928-1979

Bulk Dates: 1929-1979

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.