Langford, Thomas 1975-10-30

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Dr. Thomas Langford, longtime Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech, relates his experiences during the University’s name change controversy in 1969.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thomas Langford

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 30, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Joanna Shurbet

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Texas State University, Reasons for support, Association with Texas Tech, Development of controversy, Support of name change, Press coverage, Ex-Students Association, Role in controversy, Effect on athletics, Relationship to Southwest Conference membership, Interests of ex-students, Power struggle developed, Role of anti-intellectualism, Effect of nationwide student unrest, State Senator H. J. (Doc) Blanchard, Student body and faculty, Positions of Texas Tech presidents, R. C. Goodwin, Grover E. Murray, Goals for Texas Tech, Texas Tech Administration support, Southern Association’s role.

Tape 1, Side 2: Southern Association’s role (continued), Hindrance of "Tech", Non-technological disciplines, Faculty recruitment, Graduate program reviews, Acceptance of Texas Tech, Future of name change, Problems in recruiting graduate students.

Range Dates: 1969-1975

Bulk Dates: 1969-1975

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