Goodwin, R C

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Interview one: Discusses life of Dr. Goodwin as an educator and his affiliation with Texas Tech.
Interview two: Dr. R. C. Goodwin discusses his administration as president of Texas Tech.
Interview three: R. C. Goodwin, a former Texas Tech president, briefly relates his recollections on the evolution of the sociology department at Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. R. C. Goodwin

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 16, 1967; October 17, 1974; November 15, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas (first and second interview); Gainesville, Florida via phone (third interview)

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II (first interview); David Murrah (second and third interview)

Length: 2 hours (first interview); 1 hour (second interview); 5 minutes (third interview)


Interview 1:

Tape 1, Side 1: Birth, Background, Father, Mother, Brothers, Education, Navy, School teaching - Michigan, University of Texas, Harvard, University of Florida, Texas Tech, Wife's reaction to Lubbock, Chemistry Department, Deanships, President, Name change, Enrollment growth, Jobs, Demonstration farm, Packard trucks, Sports and Sporting, Interest in Chemistry, Trip to Florida, Friends and Acquaintances, Texas Tech Student - 1930 and today.

Tape 1, Side 2: Navy, Texas Tech-Lubbock relations, Term as President, Board members, Early professors, Early staff, Early college life, Graduate school, Texas University and Texas Tech, Will Rogers Statue, Haley's Institute of Americanism, Comments on life, Comments by Mr. Gracy.

Range Dates: 1930-1967

Bulk Dates: 1930-1967

Interview 2:

Tape 1, Side 1: Remembers associates from years at Texas Tech University, Reaction to growth of Texas Tech, Dislikes American attitude of large size as a measure of excellence, Does not agree with control of school size but suggests program controls, Easter view of Texas Tech, Sports listed as important publicity source, Cotton Bowl of 1938 recalled, Accomplishments of Dr. Goodwin's administration as Presidents, Became more of a university, Began physical growth.

Tape 1, Side 2: Remembers his homes in Lubbock, Problem of his administration was funding, Many people felt that Tech was not a statewide institution, No problem with Board of Directors, Controversy over new building styles, Changed from Spanish style because of extra cost of that style, Discusses library as focal point of campus, Problems with original design of campus described, Discussion of various controversial topics, Team room on campus, Widening of University Avenue, Athletic Committee remembered, Stoney Wall commented upon.

Tape 1, Side 1: Describes president's advantage if he is familiar with faculty and city leaders.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930-1974

Bulk Dates: 1930-1974

Interview 3:

Tape 1, Side 1: Texas Tech Department of Sociology, Dr. Ivan Little, Support in the 1950s, Various departmental leaders.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1950s-1960

Bulk Dates: 1950s-1960

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