Carson, Irvin 1981-03-24

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Irvin Carson discusses his experiences as owner of Broadway Drug Store across from Texas Tech during the 1950s and 1960s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Irvin Carson

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Date: March 24, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Deb Hoskins

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Carson, Irvin, background, b: Marceline, Missouri, 1909, Several moves as growing up, Father, school teacher, Oklahoma, 1912, Frontier conditions, Frequent moves, Father's job (again), Living conditions, Homemade clothes, Attended University of Oklahoma, 1923, Pharmacy school, More moves around Oklahoma and Texas, Move to Lubbock, Texas, Job with Broadway Drug, Better pay, Son in college in Tech, Sonbecame psychiatrist, Bought Broadway Drug from A. B. Henderson with brother - 1960, Broadway Drug, ca. 1960, Texas Tech enrollment, 6,500, Booming city, Big business, Dorms built across campus, Business drops, Few drive-in restaurants, Only the White Pig, Soda fountains popular, Beer first sold in 1970s, Shopping centers hurt small stores, Cooked full meals, Costs of food and drinks, Hiring problems, Atmosphere of drug store, Wide diversity of clientele, Carson, Irvin (again), Early interest in pharmacy, Work in early drug stores, Changes in pharmacy business, Mixing drugs, 'Compounding' drugs, Brother R. A. Carson college experience at University of Oklahoma, Housed in stadium, $90 per semester room and board, Son's college expenses

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1919-1981

Bulk Dates: 1960-1981

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