Jordan, Eugene E 1975-07-29

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Judge Jordan recalls his experiences as a student during the earliest years of Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Eugene E. Jordan

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 29, 1975

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Teaching career, Levelland, Texas (1926-1927), Job history, Faculty remembered, "Runt" Stangel, Roughness of student body, Influence on entrance into Southwest Conference, Early buildings on campus, Memories of Dr. Paul Horn, Relationship with Dean James Gordon, Education, Abilene Christian College (1924-1925), Transfer students, Male stenographers, Memories of Dean Gordon, Hazing, Educational background, Evaluation of abilities, Bible English, Anecdote about stink bomb at convocation, Management of Cheri Casa dormitory, College jobs, Favorite instructors, Dr. W. A. jackson, professor of government, Location of classes, Professor James Michie, department of mathematics, Registration processes, Member, first debate team, Ruth Pirtle, coach, Harry Montgomery, partner, Member, Regents Council for the Future Purposes.

Tape 1, Side 2: [First minute blank], Friendliness of Texas Tech, Conflict between town and students, Reputation of West Texas State University, Rivalry between Amarillo and Lubbock, School song, Amarillo Club.

Range Dates: 1924-c. 1930

Bulk Dates: 1924-c. 1930

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.