Heineman, Richard 1973

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Dr. Richard Heineman, math professor at Texas Tech for over 40 years, reviews his career and major developments at that university.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Richard Heineman

Additional Parties Recorded: Mrs. Heineman

Date: September 17 1973; November 16, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives his background, Born in Wisconsin, Attended University of Wisconsin, Instructor-ship at Michigan State College was first college teaching job, Began as instructor at Texas Tech (1929), Description of travel from Wisconsin to Lubbock, Describes students’ preparation in math at Tech, Administrations at Texas Tech discussed, Comments on changes at Texas Tech (1930s), Social life on campus noted.

Tape 1, Side 2: Social life on campus (continued), World War II and military students recalled, Remembers role of dormitories in Tech’s development, Marriage and married life recounted, Notices growth around Texas Tech campus, Publications listed, Remarks about value of professional education courses, Emphasis upon publication explained.

Tape 2, Side 1: Elected member of Governors of Mathematical, Association of America (1953), Discusses his term as President of Knife and Fork Club, Efforts to obtain chapters of national honorary societies at Texas Tech, Lists speakers of Knife and Fork Club, Committee membership at Texas Tech remembered, Was chairman of Traffic Committee, Twice elected to Faculty Advisory Council, Comments on Teacher Education Council.

Tape 2, Side 2: Continues discussion of Teacher Education Council, Opposition to professional education courses explained, He and Mrs. Heineman give details about their children.

Tape 3, Side 1: Discusses grading system at Michigan State University, Retirement policy at Texas Tech described.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1973

Bulk Dates: 1929-1973

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