Bennett, Wayland 1985-03-21

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Wayland Bennett discusses his career in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wayland Bennett

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Date: March 21, 1985

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Rebecca Herring

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Bennett's association with Tech, Student, Assistant professor (1945), Effect of World War II on Texas Tech, Drop in enrollment, Women in Ag-economics, Potential problems, Tech enrollment (1946-47), Resultant problems, Housing, Teaching load, Agricultural Science Building (1946-47), Equipment and amenities, Nature of undergraduate program, Faculty increase 1950s-1960s, Factors in departmental growth, "Agri-business", Growth of cotton industry on South Plains, Contribution of Universities, Research orientation, State legislation (1950s)

Tape 1, Side 2: Research orientation (continued), Self Study (1961), Funding, Competition with land grand colleges, Preference for teaching, Maintenance of good faculty, Approachability of professors, Service as acting chairman (1957-67), Chairman McBride, Accomplishments, Educational level of Ag-Eco faculty, Accessibility of PhDs in Agricultural sciences, Chairman Bill Williams, Qualifications and competence, Growth of department, Increased appropriations, Relationship with Bennett, Service as Associate Dean of College of Ag-sciences

Range Dates: 1945-1985

Bulk Dates: 1945-1965

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