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Dr. Ashdown discusses his affiliation with Texas Tech University. He covers the greenbug program and the inception of the Entymology Department at Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Don Ashdown

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: March 23, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean Cokendolpher

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Dr. Ashdown, To Texas Tech (March 1952), To West Texas (March 1952), Green bug research project, Drought conditions (Springs 1952), Stationed in Amarillo, St. Francis, Non-teaching position, Entymology Department being considered, Greenbugs (again), Seasonality of the problem/project, Toured the area, Texas Tech, Active departments in School of Agriculture, Ashdown (again), Aspiration to teach enymology at Texas Tech, Mr. Urbanofsky, Garden club program, Ashdown's participation in short courses, Faculty reassignment (1954), Ashdown assigned a course, Greenbug problem ended, Ashdown became a fulltime instructor at Texas Tech, Developed a curriculum for an entymology degree, Courses developed and offered, Non-degree, Students, Entymology course expansion, Professors hired, Research programs, Opportunities for students, Entymology club, Texas Tech President Cavasos, Changes implemented, Affect on Agriculture, Department

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1952-1981

Bulk Dates: 1952-1981

Access Information

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