Davis, J William 1982-05-17

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Dr. Davis, retired government professor at Texas Tech, discusses his career and recollections of former Texas Tech University President Clifford B. Jones.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. J. William Davis

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Date: May 17, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Lolana Thompson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Davis' relationship with Dr. Clifford B. Jones, Jones' favorite colleges at Texas Tech University, Creation of Faculty Advisory Committee, Precursor of Faculty Senate, Jones' philosophy of education, Jones' decision making process, Role of deans, Faculty input, Air Crew Training detachment at Texas Tech, Relationship between Texas Tech and the U. S. army, Davis named as liaison between Texas Tech and the Air Crew Training Department, Students' opinion of Jones, Jones' sponsorship of faculty parties, Jones attitude toward women, Polite, Chauvinism, Jones' personality, Davis' stand on the poll tax, Jones' reaction, Jones' preference for personal contact rather than writing, Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl (1950s), Jones works to get Texas Tech into the Southwest Conference, Texas Tech's rejection from the Board of Conferences, Mrs. Aubrey Jones, Clifford's reaction to her death, Tech students' response to the Second World War State curriculum requirements, Government, History, Davis' relationship with various Texas Tech Presidents

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1940-1970

Bulk Dates: 1940-1970

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