Abraham, Tom 2006-02-09

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Tom Abraham talks about his life, education and career at Texas Technological College.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tom Abraham

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Date: February 09, 2006


Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:07:48


Background; Born in Lebanon; Christmas edition of Toreador campus newspaper; Scarlet Scavenger; Took journalism courses; Got Toreador out of debt; Matadors; Texas Tech University; Part time jobs; Pete Cawthon; Guy with fancy car; Fight with friend; Cherry Castle; Letters; Curfew; Pep rally; Hazing; Paddling; The Building; Football Training; Pete was a gentleman; No profanity; Pete had no staff, just a freshman coach; Lost game with Plainview, Texas; Football Experience; Teammates; Founded Red Raider Club Appearance of Pete Cawthon Brother was in army; Knute Rockne; Drills and training; Flunked a class; Texas Tech; Faculty members; Got the first BA degree; Was a good student; Buildings present at that time; Hitchhiking; Had good friends; Trouble with Canadians; Toreador newspaper; Marshall Formby; Worked with Formby on Toreador; Got advertisements; We are Matadors; Football; Uniforms; Helmet incident; Odessa, Texas; University stadium; Coaches; Toreador; Copies of Toreador lost; Toreador was started within two years of beginning of Texas Tech; Double T symbol; Helped Marshall Formby in campaign for governor’s election.

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