Lewis, Bob Tumbleweed Smith 1971-04-20

From SWC Oral History Collection
Revision as of 18:02, 11 July 2019 by Elissa (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bob Lewis, known on radio as Tumbleweed Smith, discusses his broadcasting career and follows the interview with a sample of his syndicated program, "The Sound of Texas."

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Tumbleweed Smith Lewis

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 20, 1971

Location: Big Spring, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents and grandparents in grocery business, Born in Waco (1935), Educated at Baylor University, Experiences hitchhiking across the U. S., Recalls studies in Monterrey, Mexico, Army experiences described, Received job offer from Big Spring radio station, Worked with radio in Des Moines, Iowa (1966), Explains methods of interviewing and editing for radio, Expresses attitude toward sending tapes to universities, Discussion of the mechanics of copying tapes, Description of studio and equipment.

Tape 1, Side 2: Outlines broadcasting methods, Carpenter records one of Smith’s edited tapes, Panhandle citizen tells about life in a dugout.

Range Dates: 1935-1971

Bulk Dates: 1935-1971

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.