Jones, Clyde 2003-11-21

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This interview features Clyde Jones, who discusses the changing nature of research in the field of natural history, modern environmental concerns, and his experiences as a museum director.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Clyde Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: November 21, 2003

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:58:01


Influential figures in natural history during UNM era 5 00:01:07 Discussion about acquiring and preparing specimen collections 6 00:04:14 Innate talents for biology, young aptitude, the great naturalists 7 00:07:41 Knox Jones' field methods and effect on TTU’s program 10 00:20:16 Robert Baker and his influence on TTU biology 13 00:27:51 TTU biology's focus on fieldwork, data vs. technology 14 00:32:53 Water shortage, air pollution, its effect on the border 18 00:48:08 Discussion of the success and failures of natural history museums 19 00:52:21 Discusses talking to audiences about environmental concerns 23 01:05:39 How fieldwork and students have changed 27 01:18:18 Encounters with creationism 30 01:29:54 Discusses experiences with Texas Tech Museum 32 01:37:02

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found on dspace, see below


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