Gammill, James R 1972-04-25

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Dr. James R. Gammill, former Texas Tech student and employee, recalls various aspects of student life on the Tech campus during the 1920s and early 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. James R. Gammill

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: April 25, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: William E. Shulze

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives description of Texas Tech in its early years, Student social structure explained, Talks about school trips, Problems created by churches remembered, Comments on students in early 1930s.

Tape 1, Side 2: Freshmen hazing recalled, Discusses student politics, Prominent fashions described, Lists traditions at Texas Tech, Student morality mentioned, Notes faculty problems, Relations between Tech and Lubbock recounted, Recalls popular amusements of students.

Tape 2, Side 1: Radio station KFYO broadcast Tech football games, Radio programs described, Notes Preston Smith's lack of interest in politics as a student, Editors of the Toreador named, Depression prices in Lubbock listed, Student used cows to finance education, Recalls Lubbock sandstorms, Tech organizational structure explained, Locates academic departments, States attitude toward library, "Going through the tunnels" at Tech, Expresses student attitude toward hazing, Recalls Tech football stars, Football death of students occurred in 1927, "Uptown Dance Palace" in Lubbock was popular gathering place, Comments on drinking at the ballgames, Origin of wrestling in Lubbock cited.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1927-1972

Bulk Dates: 1927-1972

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