Brink, Jim 2011-12-19

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This interview features James E. Brink, his education, service in the Peace Corps, and academic career at Texas Tech University as a professor and administrator.

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Interviewee Name: Jim Brink

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Date: December 19, 2011

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:53:50


Background, Born in Santa Fe, Father’s death in WWII, Father a lawyer before WWII, Moving to Colorado, Mother and step father’s name, Growing up in Witchita Falls, TX, Family in the army, Interest in Poetry, Great grandfather-Prisoner of War, From works of poets in WWI, Using poetry in his Tech course, Memories before college, Learning French, Undergraduate Years, Considering attending law school, Peace Corp Volunteer, More interested in politics, Peace Corps, More Talk about Spanish Village, Making French wine, Reasons for leaving, Meeting his wife, Pam, Wife’s details, Got married in 1968, Education details, Vietnam War Demonstration (May 1970), Participating in Teach-ins, Student demonstrations, Incident during a student demonstration, Groups talking about the war, Involvement in presidential campaigns, Starting master’s degree work, Researching Oversees, Pamphlet collection, French Revolution, Master’s thesis, Traveling, Hunting, Graduating with a Ph.D. from University of Washington (1974), Texas Tech Job Fall 1976, Getting Job at Tech, Making friends, About the History Department, Problem in younger generation, Difference between Tech students and others, Changes over the years, Graduate classes, Other Happenings in History Department, Stories of Jamie Sokolo and plagiarism, Jamie’s betrayal to the department, Problems in History Department at Texas Tech, The court cases, Changes in atmosphere at Texas Tech, Politics, New strategies, Monford administration vs. Smith administration, Issues with money at Tech, Faculty Body at Texas Tech, Faculty Club, Education at West Texas

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