Anderson, Hugh A 1973-08-21

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H. A. Anderson, retired economics professor at Texas Tech, recalls his early life at Anson, Texas, and his activities with the Cowboy Band at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He then discusses various significant aspects of Texas Tech’s administration, including anecdotes on committee work and administrative relationships. He also recalls D. O. Wiley, band director at both H-SU and Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hugh A. Anderson

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Date: August 21, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life reviewed, Received degree at Hard-Simmons in 1929, Cowboy Band activities recalled, Employed with Lubbock schools and Texas Tech, Relates anecdote about Pete Cawthon and Dell Morgan, Tech coaches, Speculates on Cawthon's being fired from Tech job, Attitude toward "self-educated" condition expressed, Tech experienced problems with returning World War II veterans, Veterans Office Administration explored, Recollections of President William Whyburn, work with Registration Committee and Schedule Committee examined, Explains attitude toward emergence of Greek fraternities, Comments on complexities of Campus Planning Committee, authority concerning Business Administration building

Tape 1, Side 2: Failure of Physical Facilities Committee's projection on Tech enrollment, Dossie Wiggins predicted expansion of educational facilities, Cites origin of After Dinner Forum, J. Evetts Haley and Institute of Americanism discussed, History Department was concerned over program, States attitude toward Professor Byron Abernathy, Speculations on future dorm needs, Ranch family near Sweetwater mentioned, Growth and development of the Economics, Department reviewed, Teaching Assistants criticized

Range Dates: 1929-1973

Bulk Dates: 1929-1973

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