Davis, J William 1968-07-17

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On side one, Dr. Davis discusses, to great length, his background and civic and academic services. Side two is concerned with Texas Tech’s admission to the Southwest Conference and Davis’ important role in it.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. J. William Davis

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Date: July 17, 1968

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: John Abshire

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Educational background, Tech appointment - 1938, Positions held, Committee service, Civic activities, Awards, tech Government department, Number of faculty members, Publications, Musical career, Jam sessions, Band size, Band experience, Listing of bands, Athletic involvement, High School coaching, Athletic Council & Duties, Southwest Conference 1949

Tape 1, Side 2: Southwest Conference (continued), Entrance activities, Voting incident, Entrance activities, U. Arkansas incident, Border Conference meeting -1956, Lubbock reaction, Conference committee members, Portions of agreement, Letter of intent, Problems, Solution, National letter, Conference cooperation, Interconference letter of intent, Acceptance, Present status, Value, Reasons for success, Positions held in Southwest Conference, NCAA Positions held

Range Dates: 1938-1956

Bulk Dates: 1938-1956

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