Aycock, Wendell 2016-04-04

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This interview features Wendell Aycock, who discusses his great-grandfather J.W. Murray and the life he led after the Civil War. Aycock also describes his time at Texas Tech University and provides details into the tenure controversy that hit Texas Tech in the 1980’s, and his time teaching English Literature abroad.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wendell Aycock

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: April 04, 2016

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:18:21


Wendell’s great-grandfather during the Civil War; Great-grandfather’s ranch, post-Civil War; The 1887 Murray newspaper and Crosby County history; The Murray bible; Wendell’s great-grandfather’s cowboy days; Discussing old newspapers that Wendell had collected; The AAUP and the tenure controversy at Texas Tech; Harrigan coming in and cleaning up the tenure issue; Fulbright’s he received and teaching abroad

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available in Reading Room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace https://hdl.handle.net/10605/362056

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