Brewer, Dr Mary Louise 1988-03-15

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Dr. Brewer discusses her life and tenure as a professor of English at Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Mary Louise Brewer

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Date: March 15, 1988

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Rachel Harris

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early experiences, Interest in teaching, Influential teachers in her life, Education, Attended University of Illinois on scholarship, Attended University of Texas for her doctorate degree, Father encouraged her education, Women, Problems finding jobs, Given difficult assignments, Students, Involvement with students, Attitude towards students, Discussion of gifted students, Women (again), Teachers wanted progressive action, Family life, Married in 1943, Husband a representative for a British oil company, Stopped teaching during marriage, Reared one daughter, Husband died in 1962, Teaching career, Returned after husband's death, Also involved in giving speeches, Tried different teaching methods in classroom, Teaching experiences, Discusses difference between the University of Texas and Texas Tech, Travels, 1936 traveled the world alone, Influence education, Returned to Europe several times, Family life (again), Discussion of daughter and her family, Parents involvement in Brewer's education, Retirement, Involved with church and family

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s-1988

Bulk Dates: 1960s-1970s

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