Dunn, Roy Sylvan 1973-03-19

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Mr. Dunn, then director of the Southwest Collection, recounts his unrecorded interview with Otice Green, former executive assistant to Governor Preston Smith and present Lubbock advertising executive.

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Interviewee Name: Roy Sylvan Dunn

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Date: March 19, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Beth Schneider

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Describes situation of interview with Otice Green, former executive assistant to Governor Preston Smith, Green entered the conversation reluctantly and reacted adversely to a tape recorder, Gives opinion that Green is the central figure in the oral history project, Cites referrals and Green's relationship with Smith, Begins to relate anecdotal material from associates like Green, Green recalled campaigning with slides and jokes, Recounts high points of the interview, Green discussed Smith's speaking, Green disagreed with assessment of Smith as "courthouse governor" while agreeing with the stress on small towns, Campaign letter discussed, Jerry Hall mentioned, Last campaign predictions discussed

Tape 1, Side 2: Continued discussion of high points of interview, Reasons Smith ran in the last campaign, Green's plans to write a history speculated upon, Green expressed poor opinions of press and electorate, Elo Urbanovsky and his research discussed, Oral history project outlined again

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