Durham, Kathryn S 1975-02-26

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Mrs. Durham, assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech since 1945, describes her work. Many prominent student athletes, as well as members of the faculty and administration are mentioned and discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kathryn S. Durham

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Date: February 26, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Marshall L. Pennington

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data, Received bachelor's degree in 1934 from Texas Tech, Family discussed, Father worked for Santa Fe railroad, Greatly influenced by Dr. Charles B. Qualia, Bonnie Dysart, Lonnie Langston, Dr. Qualia characterized, Dr. Eunice J. Gates and Dr. William B. Gates mentioned, Worked first on campus in Engineering Department under Dean Otto V. Adams in 1942, James H. Murdough noted, Early fear of Dr. R. C. Goodwin, Became Administrative Assistant under Dr. Goodwin, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Members of Texas Tech faculty mentioned: Dr. Ernest Wallace, Dr. Cecil H. Pender, Dean W. L. Stangel, Haskell Taylor, Trent Root, Dean James M. Gordon, Dr. Goodwin's appointment as President of Texas Tech, Mrs. Durham stayed in Arts and Sciences, Friendliness of Tech people noted, Campus in 1929 described, Dean Adams and Preston Smith worked together to pass constitutional amendment to divide state's permanent university fund

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of new buildings on campus, Past students recalled, Moody and Wick Alexander, Ken Talkington, Dave Parks, Donny Anderson, Received first Sigma Delta Chi Award, Dr. William Davis also received award, Recognized as Top Techsan by Ex-Students Association, Texas Tech presidents remembered, Dr. Clifford B. Jones, Dr. William M. Whyburn, Dr. Dossie Wiggins, Dr. E. N. Jones, Dr. Ernst Giesecke mentioned, Dr. Goodwin as president, No noticeable changes during Dr. Grover Murray's term, Dr. William Pearce, president of Texas Wesleyan College, Dr. Goodwin since his retirement, Dr. J. William Davis mentioned, Dr. Sabe M. Kennedy, Dr. Lorrin Kennamer, and Dr. William, Johnson mentioned in relation to Department of Arts and Sciences, Deans' Council discussed, Changing duties since 1945, W. T. Gaston noted, Seth T. Cummings, first purchaser, mentioned

Tape 2, Side 1: Dr. James C. Cross described, Humorous stories about Science Building, Retirement plans

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1934-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1934-1940s

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