Biggs, Glenn 2 1984-06-21

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Glenn Biggs discusses the donation of land and the establishment of that land as Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This interview, which includes 2 tapes, was conducted over the telephone.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Glenn Biggs

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 21, 1984


Interviewer: Jo Ann Burley

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Career, Vice-chairman Interfirst Bank in San Antonio, Volunteer activities, City Public Service Board, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Interfirst Bank, H. B. Zachary, Inc., J. C. Hunter Ranch, Selling of ranch, Decision to donate land to national park, Reasons for national park prospect, Pratt Ranch, First designated for national park, Influenced J. C. Hunter to donate land, National park, Transfer of title, Process of donation, Influence of Congressman Joe Pool, Meeting with national park advisory board, Problems, Opposition against another national park in Texas, Hearings held--appeared before board

Tape 1, Side 2: Career (again), Worked for Ben Baines in Austin, Continued to fight for national park, National park (again), Discussion of oil companies, Transference of land to government, Guadalupe National Park, Passage of bill, Enactment of park

Range Dates: 1970s-1984

Bulk Dates: 1970s-1984

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.