Hazlewood, Emmett 1973-06-04

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Dr. Emmett Hazlewood summarizes his early life, education, and early teaching career before discussing his 34-year association with Texas Tech as a professor and former Chairman of its Mathematics Department.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Emmett Hazlewood

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Date: June 4, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information given, Attended college at West Texas State, Played football against Tech, Graduate work at Cornell discussed, Summarizes early teaching career, Joined faculty of Texas Tech (1939), Dr. Clifford Jones characterized, Tech’s early football activity reviewed, Served in Army Air Corps (1942-1946), Became Chairman of Mathematics Department at Tech (1948).

Tape 1, Side 2: Career at Texas Tech (continued), Problem of obtaining faculty in late 1940s explained, Strengthening of the graduate program (late 1950s- early 1960s), Math classes and offices scattered over the campus (late 1940s), Examines decline in number of majors, Dr. William Whyburn’s administration explored, Comments on Dr. Dossie Wiggins’ administration, J. Evetts Haley characterized, "Hazlewood Act" sponsored by brother Grady in Texas Legislature, Firing of three professors by Tech Board recalled, Textbooks written by Tech math professors widely used, Served five years as Chairman of the Discipline Committee, Elected president of Texas Association of College Teachers (1957-58).

Tape 2, Side 1: Career at Texas Tech (continued), Mentions high school preparation in math, Attitude of townspeople toward Tech described.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1973

Bulk Dates: 1939-1973

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