Marshall, R C Jr 1980-08-12

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R. C. Marshall, Jr., a retired attorney, recalls his student days at Texas Tech University and his writing the lyrics to "The Matador Song," the college’s alma mater.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: R.C. Jr. Marshall

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 12, 1980

Location: Sanger, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Occupation, Farmer, cattleman, Retired attorney, Born, Abbott, Texas (September 29, 1909), Education, Kilgore Junior College, Texas Technological College, University of Texas, Extra-curricular activities, La Ventana editor (1931), Silver Key Club, Parents, R. C. Marshall, Sr., Myrtle Gray Marshall, School spirit, Faculty inspiration, Dr. Paul Horn, Harry LeMaire, band director.

Tape 1, Side 2: "The Matador Song", Composing, Theme, Acceptance, Cotton Bowl performance, Friends, Edwin Spacek.

Tape 2, Side 1: Edwin Spacek (continued), Daughter, Sissy Spacek, Army, Borger (1940s), Boomtown, Factories, County Attorney, District Parent-Teachers Association, President, American Legion, Concert Associations.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1909-1980

Bulk Dates: 1930-1980

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