Landwer, Milton Frederic 1973-07-12

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Dr. Milton Landwer, a longtime biology professor at Texas Tech, describes his career and the development of the University. His wife, Virginia, also offers several recollections.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Milton Frederic Landwer

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 12, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives background, Born in Barrington, Illinois (1897), Activities in World War I described, Discusses his schooling experiences, Began teaching at Texas Tech (1927), Biology department recalled, Describes facilities and students, Early presidents of Texas Tech compared, Talks about effects of the Depression on Texas Tech, Marriage recounted, His wife explains her background, Lists social functions in Lubbock (1930s), Faculty had bridge parties.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mrs. Landwer comments on Texas Tech Library, World War II and military students at Tech remembered, Reviews different presidents at Texas Tech, Controversy over professors’ contracts (1950s), Lists changes in biology department, Interesting incidents told, Accounts split in faculty opinion to jealousy, Difficulties with budgets explained, Mrs. Landwer reclls her teaching experiences in Lubbock public schools, Teacher tests for Chicago public schools noted, Enjoys his house in undeveloped area, Collects antiques for hobby.

Range Dates: 1897-1973

Bulk Dates: 1927-1973

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