Dupree, Margaret V 1981-01-27

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Margaret Dupree discusses her early life, family and teaching career in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Margaret V. Dupree

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Date: January 27, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father, M. M. Dupree, Came to Texas (1895), Moved to Lubbock (1914), He was elected superintendent of schools, Died (1925), Reasons he came to Texas, Reasons she became an educator, Father, philosophy of education, All her brothers and sisters college educated, Mother died in childbirth, Father's values and expectations for children, Punctuality, Good work, Brothers and sisters, Named, Positions held, Residence when came to Lubbock, Owned home on Broadway Street, Household duties as a child, Schools for African-Americans, Teachers, School for Mexican-Americans, Blanche B. Wilson, teacher, Margaret Dupree's college education, Lubbock public schools, Photographs discussed, School buildings, Additional buildings built, George M. Hunt Elementary School, First elementary school built, Other school buildings, Stepmother taught school, Home economics and manual training program, Mr. Lowry

Tape 1, Side 2: Manual training program (again), (1923) Manual training bench room, Maggie Breshear married Mr. Atkinson, the principal, Farm management and animal husbandry program, Football important, School organizations, Faculty and staff, Students, Hunt School, K. Carter School, Location, Dupree School, High School from 1914, Textbooks used when she was in school, Never used a McGuffy Reader, Moving to Lubbock, School buildings (again), Heating fuel, Coal, Gas, Chores performed when she was a child, Ironing, Brother's chores, Closest neighbors, Cooperation between neighbors, Never locked the doors, Father's methods described, She followed his methods in own teaching, Anecdote about her expecting punctuality from students, She is now retired, Family important to her, Never married or had children

Tape 2, Side 1: Father's involvement with locating Texas Tech, Barbecue celebrating Lubbock getting Texas Tech, Dance afterwards, Anecdote about a member of the committee responsible for the location of Tech, Committee members, Dr. Horn, first president of Tech, Dr. Overton, Overton area, School buildings (again)

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1895-1981

Bulk Dates: 1910-1930

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