Langford, Mrs George 1973-08-01

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Mrs. Langford, Texas Tech’s first women’s physical education teacher and later Dean of Women, reviews her career at Tech and traces the growth and development of its physical education program.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. George Langford

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 01, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Gilkerson family background given, University education recalled, High school teaching and employment with Texas Tech discussed, Drought of 1918 examined, Tech’s early years recalled, Recollections of President Paul W. Horn, Presidential receptions recalled, Early departmental problems presented, Physical education curriculum and department expansion traced.

Tape 1, Side 2: Operations of P. E. program, Women students, past and present, compared, Teaching methods, materials noted, Coach Ewing Freeland characterized, Character of Tech’s first football team presented, Growth of athletic department examined, Early Tech facilities cited, Male and female use of the same facilities discussed, Secretarial work presented, Pete Cawthon characterized, P. E. faculty named, Boys’ tap dancing and minstrel shows described, Cawthon characterization (continued).

Tape 2, Side 1: Pageant (1926) commemorating Tech’s establishment recalled, Titles and positions discussed, Coaching personalities recalled, Coaching personalities recalled, Dean of Women position accepted (1945), Mary Doak, Miss Craddock remembered, President William Whyburn characterized, Recollections of Clifford B. Jones, Outstanding faculty members named.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1918-1973

Bulk Dates: 1923-1945

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