Andrews, Ruth Horn 1968-11-01

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Ruth Horn Andrews and Mabel Irwin recall the early years of Texas Tech University, with emphasis on faculty matters. Mrs. Andrews, author of Texas Tech: The First Thirty Years (1956), is the daughter of Tech’s first president, Paul W. Horn.

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Interviewee Name: Ruth Horn and Mabel Irwin Andrews

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Date: November 1, 1968

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Paul Whitfield Horn, Qualifications for President and how he received position, Attitude toward Tech, Building of administration building, Faculty hiring, Lubbock streets, Wenzel Louis Strangel, Legislative aid, Textbooks, Size of school, Biographical information, Dr. John C. Cranbery, Listing of early faculty, Social life, Christmas program, Swimming, Campus architecture, Origin of students, Appearance of students, Popularity of Lubbock, Depression, President's home, First faculty baby, Faculty social life, Student's social life, Student dress

Tape 1, Side 2: Biographical information, First faculty, Beginning of book on Tech history, Seth Thomas Cummings incident, Faculty meetings, Aggie incident, Pageant, Physical Education Department, Pageant, Social life, Cow incident, Early photographs

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