Bledsoe, Col Willis 1983-05-12

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Col. Willis Bledsoe discusses the life and career of his father, William Harrison Bledsoe, and the founding of Texas Tech. He closes with his own military service.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Col. Willis Bledsoe

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: May 12, 1983

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Cindy Martin

Length:01:18:14 (1 hour, 18 minutes, 14 seconds)


Tape 1, Side 1: William Harrison Bledsoe, Lubbock, Texas, T. T. Price (1910), Overton area, Texas legislature, Mother: Emma Kay Boon, b. 1888, Education, Father's death, Texas Tech, Governor Ferguson, Impeachment, Willis Bledsoe, b. February 18, 1921

Tape 1, Side 2: William Harrison Bledsoe (again), Texas Rangers controversy, Colt revolver (June 1, 1919), Partnership with Crenshaw and Dupree, Civil cases, Land development, Story telling, Willis Bledsoe (again), Background, Education, Military service

Tape 2, Side 1: Development of Texas Tech, Governor Neff, Willis Bledsoe (again), Military service (again), Law school, Korean conflict, Military service (again), Vietnam, Germany, Retirement

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: c. 1866-1970

Bulk Dates: 1920-1970

Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized and available on audio CD, December 2015

Transcript: no

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