Croddy, Maurine and Burke Mathes Jr 1983

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Maurine Mathes Croddy and Burke Mathes Jr. discuss Burke Mathes Sr., his life and involvement in the creation of Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Maurine Croddy and Burke Mathes, Jr.

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Date: 1983

Location: Santa Anna, California

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Discussion of family records, Mathes family background, Father, William Carey Mathes, Sr., Lawyer, Judge, Private practice, Married in Breckenridge, Mother, May Burke Mathes, Brother, William Carey Mathes, Jr., Naming of Texas Tech University, Discussion of brother Burke Mathes, Law practice, To California (1930), Current condition, Mary Fay, his wife, Texas State Legislator, Burke Mathes, Sr. (again), Father's death (1917), Education, Graduated after World War I, Legislator, Brothers and sisters, Children, Burke Mathes, Jr., Curtis Mathes Corporation, Disposition of family records, Burke Mathes, Jr., conversation, Burke Mathes, Sr., Legislator, Involvement with Texas Tech University, Choice of Lubbock, Texas, Description of Burke Mathes, Sr., Generosity, Warmth, Involvement with Curtis Mathes Corporation

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1921-1983

Bulk Dates: 1921-1923

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