Abernathy Dr Byron 1974-05-22

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Dr. Byron Abernethy, former Texas Tech professor, reviews his personal history, his employment at Texas Tech and work as a labor-management arbitrator. Note: The 1976 tapes are restricted.

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Interviewee Name: Dr. Byron Abernathy

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Date: May 22, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early life, education reviewed, Teaching experience remembered, Graduate school, college teaching experience recalled, Reasons for choosing Iowa University outlined, Reasons for interest in labor relations examined, Publication of dissertation cited, Work with War Labor Board, Work at Texas Tech described, Reasons for move to Lubbock noted, Impressions on Lubbock given, Clifford Jones discussed

Tape 1, Side 2: President Whyburn discussed, Changes in Tech character described, Service on committees cited, Criticism of Institute of Americanism and J. Evetts Haley, Attitude toward Tech athletics and academics expressed, Discussion of work as arbitrator in labor-management disputes, Work with government agencies examined

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