Holland, Adelle 2011-07-28

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Adelle Holland discusses her early life, college during World War II, and the creation of the Southwest Collection archives at Texas Tech University

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Adelle Holland

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 28, 2011

Location: Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:43:24


Introduction, Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, Family history, Grandparents move to Texas, Dad goes to college, Living during the Dust Bowl, Farming, Lubbock drought in the 50’s, Irrigation, Graduating at age 16, Uncle’s farming success, Government subsidizing farms, Seeing President Roosevelt, World War II, High School sweethearts, Frank Holland’s ship gets hit, Frank returns to the United States, Frank becomes traumatized from the war, Writing Frank during the war, Keeping family records, Naval records, Frank’s haunting memories, Visiting sister in San Francisco, Getting help from a stranger, Finding out the war is over, Celebrations in San Francisco, Riots over war ending, Summer in San Francisco, Getting married, Frank transfers to Treasure Island, Going back to Texas Tech University, Golden Gate Bridge, How the memories affected Frank, Sailors’ behavior on the ships, Not talking about war experiences, Transferring to Texas Tech, Working in the library, Library employees, Starting the Southwest Collection Library, Location of the old building, Large collections, Memories of Texas Tech, Design of Texas Tech, Restrictions on campus, Men on campus during the war, Having socials, Class locations, Rules on campus during the war, Living at Reese Army Air Base, Moving closer to campus, Finding a place to rent, Comparisons during and after the war, Buying a car, Memories of living with other veterans, Duties at the library, Learning from Mrs. Stein, Using the Library of Congress system, Creating the Southwest Collection, Ranch records, Rain damage, Southwest Collection books non-circulating, Working full time, Titles in the first collection, Frank’s first accounting job, Frank gets a new job offer, Moving to Plano, Texas, Helped open five new libraries in Plano, Experience in the library, Holly Community Library, Plano school system, Holly Community Library, Re cataloging the library, Volunteers at the library

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available in Reading Room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace https://hdl.handle.net/10605/362121

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