Houghton, Edna 1973-09-14

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Miss Edna Houghton, Texas Tech University instructor of art and engineering, discusses her department and relates other general information and past history of Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Edna Houghton

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Date: September 14, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background information given, Discusses enrollment at University of Texas (1926), Major in art engineering mentioned, Relates work on a design in Fort Worth, Comments on becoming an instructor at Texas Tech, Changed from engineering to arts and sciences, Mentions differences between engineering and fine arts departments, Talks about art history major, Advanced degree work recalled, Role of dorm program at Tech related, Discusses other instructors at Tech, Reflects on controversy over election of Clifford B. Jones, Art education degree mentioned.

Tape 1, Side 2: Importance of publications reported, Remarks on discrimination of women, States opinion on extension of Indiana Avenue through the Tech campus, Compares administrations of various Tech presidents, Comments on Tech almost becoming a technical college, Tech during World War II described, Reviews discipline problems, More supervision of graduate and student assistants suggested.

Range Dates: 1926-1973

Bulk Dates: 1926-1973

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