Green, Lola B 1973-05-08

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Dr. Lola Green, longtime teacher and English professor at Texas Tech, describes her career, including her experiences at Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lola B. Green

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: May 8, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives background information, Born in Brownwood Texas (1907), Schooling experiences described, Mother tutored her for awhile, Went to public school in Arkansas, Discusses her parents and grandparents, Experiences with education after high school graduation, Comments on college education, Attended Texas Tech, Teaching experiences accounted for, Remembers Texas Tech when she was a student.

Tape 1, Side 2: Student-teacher relationship at Texas Tech, recalled, Lists clubs belonged to as a student, Learning experiences at Texas Tech recounted, Reviews teaching career, Degrees finished during summer months at Tech, Notes problems during World War II, Position as principal taken at Sundown Texas.

Tape 2, Side 1: Took job as dean of girls in Sundown, Became instructor of English at Texas Tech (1946), Worked on doctorate at University of Texas, Students encountered at Texas Tech described, Discusses Texas Tech University, Publications listed, Talks about work at Texas Tech, Comments on new certification program, Given position of director of English education, Committees served on noted.

Tape 2, Side 2: Recalls work of committees, Split between humanities and technical schools noticed, Concerned about too much specialization in knowledge, Explains problems with English and foreign students.

Range Dates: 1907-1973

Bulk Dates: 1925-1973

Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio reel to reel tape

Recording Format Notes: digitized April 2016, audio CD available for listening in Reading Room


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