Bledsoe, Mrs William H 1964

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Mrs. Bledsoe recalls the long struggle to have bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and the hard work her husband, Senator Bledsoe, did in getting Texas Tech located in Lubbock. She also relates the impeachment of Governor James E. Ferguson and the part her husband played in the trial.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. William H. Bledsoe

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: 1964

Location: unknown

Interviewer: Billy J. Henderson

Length: 00:27:34 (27 minutes, 34 seconds)


Tape 1, Side 1: Discussion of bills before legislature for a college in West Texas, First bill names college, West Texas A&M, Proceedings for impeachment of Governor Ferguson, ballots burned, Bledsoe works hard to get interest of people, People celebrate the passing of bill for college, Population in 1917- 4000, Mr. Chitwood tries to have college in Sweetwater, Gov. Ferguson vetoes University Appropriations Bill, Barry Miller makes motion for impeachment, Discussion of Ma Ferguson after elected, Recalls first Texas Tech football game with Texas University in 1927, Location of Texas Tech and amount of land designated, Mrs. Ferguson ran and was elected for Governor, Recalls when democrats were strong in Texas

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1917-1964

Bulk Dates: 1917-1964

Access Information

Original Recording Format: reel to reel, then duplicated to cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized December 2015, available in CD format

Transcript: no

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