Dillard, Bryan

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Bryan Dillard talks about his father John James Dillard, founder and owner of the Lubbock Avalanche, and the early history of that paper.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bryan Dillard

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Location: Lubbock, Texas


Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father, J. J. Dillard, Personality, Montague County, Texas, Childhood, West Texas tour (1894), Counties visited, School teacher, Archer County, Texas, Boarded with German family, Lubbock, Texas (June 1896), Groves School, Lubbock Avalanche, Mr. Van Tibbs, Secret printing press, First newspaper building, First subscriber, First edition, Complimentary advertising, Limited, Dr. Ewell (?) Hunt, Sold to James M. Dow (1908), Sold to Charlie Guy (1928), James M. Dow, Personality, Writing ability, Physical characteristics, J. J. Dillard, Physical characteristics, Friends, Sam Rayburn, Lubbock civic improvement (1906), Dillard's Avalanche today, More local editorials, More Texas Tech University coverage, A&M College, Lubbock, Texas (1911), Peacock Military Academy, Juvenile delinquency problem, Lubbock, E. L. McElroy, Lyric Theatre owner, Children sneaking into theatre, J. J. Dillard's views, Delinquency, News reporting, J. J. Dillard, Religion, Character, Public opposition to Avalanche, Death (February 1949), Judge George R. Bean, School teacher, Roommate, Reaction to son's career choice

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1894-1949

Bulk Dates: 1894-1949

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