Barrett, Curtis 1972-08-15

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Curtis Barrett, a former high school and college official, discusses his career in West Texas and changes in the character of athletics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Curtis Barrett

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Date: August 15, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Educational background, Coaching football at Brownfield, Experiences as a coach at Lubbock High School, 1944-45, Dixie White's career recalled, work with City of Lubbock, Coaching at Seagraves--1942, Relates opinion on influence of oil boom, Play outside the interscholastic league, Discusses Lubbock High School's rivals and achievements, Officiating career reviewed, Recalls Breckenridge-Levelland football game, high school recruiting practices, Amarillo games described, Work in building officials' associations, Organization of South Plains Officials Association, Abilene area teams recalled, Problems created by inter-city schools examined, Current players characterized, Speculations regarding television's influence on local athletics

Tape 1, Side 2: Basketball spectator crowds contrasted with football crowds, Anecdote about harassing officials, Describes interscholastic league authority, Notes Lubbock's interest in basketball, Discusses experiences officiating Border Conference games, Officiated at last Tech basketball game in the "barn", Examines facilities and rivalry among universities in the Southwest, Changes in officiating described

Range Dates: 1942-1972

Bulk Dates: 1942-1972

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