Goodwin, R C
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)
Tape 1, Side 1: Birth,
School teaching - Michigan,
University of Texas,
University of Florida,
Wife's reaction to Lubbock,
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,
Early college life,
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
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
Does not agree with control of school size but suggests
Easter view of Texas Tech,
Sports listed as important publicity source,
Cotton Bowl of 1938 recalled,
Accomplishments of Dr. Goodwin's administration as
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
and city leaders.
Tape 1, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1930-1974
Bulk Dates: 1930-1974
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
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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