Sealey, Dr Jessie Q 1973-03-08

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Dr. Sealey discusses his 40-year association with Texas Tech as a member of its biology department faculty, his committee work and his activities since retiring in 1968.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Jessie Q. Sealey

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 08, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information related, Trip by covered wagon from Hillsboro, Texas, to Clovis, New Mexico, in 1907 described, Educated at Mount Calm, Texas, SMU and University of Texas, Teaching career at Texas Tech (1928-1968), Lists early faculty members in biology, Early meetings of Tech faculty recalled, Recollections of Dr. Paul Horn, Hodge-podge architecture at Tech discussed, "Democratic spirit" among early students explained, Student housing when Tech opened, States faculty opinion of Jim and Ma Ferguson, Early Tech campus described, Mentions salary cut during the Depression.

Tape 1, Side 2: Teaching career at Texas Tech (continued), Dismissal of Dr. John C. Granbury, Recalls reactions to teaching the theory of evolution, Ordering of books for library, Introduction of open stacks, Appointment of Dr. Clifford B. Jones as president, Expresses opinion of intercollegiate sports, Effect on World War II on Tech’s operations, Various Tech presidents’ administrative abilities characterized, Attitude toward teaching of science in school, Notes effect of returning World War II veterans on Tech.

Tape 2, Side 1: Teaching career at Texas Tech (continued), Return of World War II veterans to Tech (continued), States opinion of dormitory building program, Tech’s building program discussed, J. Evetts Haley and Institute of Americanism, Mentions dismissal of 3 professors by Board of Regents, Outstanding students recalled, Service on committees described, Report submitted on importance of emphasizing science, Teacher Education Committee, Academic Program Committee.

Tape 2, Side 2: Teaching career at Texas Tech (continued), Service on Academic Program Committee, Explains opinions concerning type of curriculum that should be offered, Stresses importance of doing "homework", Reveals interest in painting, photography, and building, Lists houses and additions he has built, Psychology and importance of trained thinking discussed, Book currently being written explained, Cooperation preferable to competition.

Range Dates: 1928-1973

Bulk Dates: 1928-1968

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