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Mrs. Bates discusses the development of food service at Texas Tech University. She relates different incidents people associated with Texas Tech food service. Note: The last part of side one and first part of side two on Tape 1 are distorted.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Shirley S. Bates

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 31, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Marshall L. Pennington

Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data presented, Graduated from Southwest Texas Styte Teachers' College, Worked with National Youth Administration, Taught home economics, Installed school lunch program, Came to Texas Tech as a dietician in 1948, Describes well running dry at Horn-Knapp, Discussion of Miss Craddock, Interest in exotic foods, Experiences in Food Service, Shooting at Horn-Knapp recalled, Problems with employees described, Fire in a kitchen remembered

Tape 1, Side 2: Mr. Wilson discussed, Miss Harris recalled, Discussion of problems in men's residence halls, Efforts to alleviate problems, Hiring a housing director, Central Food Facility discussed, More efficient use of time and funds, Explanation of current position, Further discussion of Central Food Facility, Problems of meat cutting

Tape 2, Side 1: Discussion of Mrs. Berkman, Recalls problems when athletes were living in West Hall, Names of long-time employees mentioned, Comments on building of Wiggins Complex, Student unrest in 1970, Bomb threats remembered

Tape 2, Side 2 Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Continuation of discussin on bomb threats, Bomb threat during Carol of Lights, Anecdotes about Food Service and residents' complaints, Food Committees on campus, Reasons for past dissatisfaction concerning Food Service, Summer employment of food service employees, People in residence halls management mentioned, Guy Moore, first Director of Residence Halls, recalled

Tape 3, Side 2: Discussion of residence hall management continued, Various Tech employees recalled, Bess Banks, Joy Holmes, Ray Downing, Charles Libby, Dudley Johns, Attempt by a labor union to organize food service workers described, Order of construction of residence halls listed, Persons for whom halls were named, Tornado of May 11, 1970 described, Storm victims were housed in the Coliseum and some of the dormitories, Prepared food for victims and workers who were cleaning up wreckage

Tape 4, Side 1: Story of feeding tornado victims continued, Food service employees commended, Activities and awards discussed, National Association of College and University Food Services membership discussed, Retirement plans

Tape 4, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1948-1970

Bulk Dates: 1948-1970

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