Burgess, Hubert 1995-10-02

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Hubert Burgess, retired Texas Tech Business Office manager, reminisces about his family and early life and the growth and changes that occurred in Lubbock over the years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hubert Burgess

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Date: October 2, 1995

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra D. Harvey

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal life, Met wife in Lubbock, Traveled to Athens to date her, World War II, Effects on Texas Tech campus, Son drafted, Air force base grew, Town celebrated at the end of the war, Employment, Business office at Texas Tech, Served as Texas Tech's dormitory operation manager, Responsibilities, State lacked money to pay employees, Served as liaison between the bank and Texas Tech employees, Texas Tech, 1950s campus on the edge of town, More buildings went up, Utilized quansit huts, Football team played in border conference

Tape 1, Side 2: Pressure to keep Tech out of the Southwest Conference, Employment (again), Handled ticket sales at Tech games, Lubbock, Texas, Disappearance of migrant workers, Began using in the 1940s and 1950s cotton strippers, Drought in fifties--irrigation increased, Highways developed--paved roads in the 1930s and 1940s, Recollection of Kennedy assassination, Growth of medical facilities, Hub City, Explanation of title, Tornado, May 11, 1970, Recollection of storm, Areas hit by storm, Extensive news coverage, Damage to Texas Tech campus, Retirement, Left Texas Tech in 1970, Member of the Retired Teachers Association

Tape 2, Side 1: Lubbock, Texas (again), Early days, Description of ranches, End of cattle drive era, Family doctors, Greatest change with road system, Attraction of town to people

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1940-1992

Bulk Dates: 1940-1970

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