Jones, Mrs E N 1973-05-07

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Mrs. Jones, wife of the former Texas Tech President E. N. Jones, discusses the nature of her position as Tech’s "first lady" and relates anecdotes concerning her years in that position.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Edward Newlon

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 7, 1973

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Teaching career, education recalled, First marriage in New York, Return to Texas and acceptance of position with Texas A & I University, Marriage to E. N. Jones explained, Change of mores in college girls noted, Character of post-war veteran students and others examined, Recollection of Jones’ election to the presidency of Texas Tech, Character of Mrs. Jones’ position as "first lady" discussed, Social events, receptions reviewed, Sponsorships, president’s home remembered.

Tape 1, Side 2: Anecdote concerning "pigeon shooting" on Tech campus, Joke concerning strong winds in Lubbock told, Flooding of basement, destruction of books recalled, Problems with President’s home reviewed, E. N. Jones’ Administration longest in Tech history, President’s home (continued), Use of president’s home for Ex-Students Association discussed, Teenage children mentioned, Loss of prestige upon leaving president’s position, Jones’ resignation examined, Rose garden story told, Maid’s comments mentioned.

Range Dates: 1930s-1960

Bulk Dates: 1948-1960

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