Allison, Alvin R 1975-07-23

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Alvin Allison recalls farm life in Bosque County as well as his college career at Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alvin R. Allison

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 23, 1975

Location: Levelland, Texas

Interviewer: Marshall L. Pennington

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background and family genealogy, Enrolled in Texas Tech during fall of 1926, Various jobs held while attending Tech, Recalls hunting and fishing during childhood, Relates several childhood anecdotes, Duties related to farming described, Method of practicing for debate team, Smokehouse described and function defined

Tape 1, Side 2: Sausage making described, Value of the old days discussed, Evolution of child raising discussed, Honesty today and yesterday compared, Timing of hog killing explained, Trading in town and credit discussed, Financial conditions recalled, Building of dugouts described, Aspiration to become a lawyer, Important activities and people of college days, Several college day stories related

Range Dates: 1926-1975

Bulk Dates: 1926-1975

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.