Cawthon, Pete Jr

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Pete Cawthon Jr. briefly discusses his family background and provides a thumbnail sketch of his father’s life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Pete Cawthon, Jr.

Additional Parties Recorded:



Interviewer: Etta Lynch

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Southwest Conference, Greg Morris (Toy), Pete Cawthon books and film, Brooklyn Dodgers, Ups and downs of football, Loss at Cotton Bowl (1938), Joseph Lee Marek

Tape 1, Side 2: Clothing, Officiated for Southwest Conference (1928-1929), Baseball coach at Southwestern College, Texas Tech University, First college football team to fly (1937), Move to University of Alabama, Boys' Camp, Pete Cawthon, Jr. (born 1921), Personality, Religion

Tape 2, Side 1: Family

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Texas Tech, "The Notre Dame of the Southwest", Personality, Infectious laugh, Letter writing, Physical appearance, Coaching experience, Texas Tech (1930-1940), University of Alabama (1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-1944), Detroit Lions (1945-1947)

Tape 3, Side 2: Camp Cawthon (1947-1953), Athletic Director, University of Alabama (1954-1955)

Range Dates: 1921-1955

Bulk Dates: 1921-1955

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