Murrah, David 2020-02-15

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This interview features David Murrah as he discusses his involvement with the oral histories that document the Lubbock Tornado, as well as his own memories of the tornado. In this interview, Murrah describes how he got started at the Southwest Collection and his career in the facility. Dr. Murrah also explains his oral history philosophy and the structure of the Southwest Collection during his time there.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: David Murrah

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 15, 2020

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Elissa Stroman

Length: 01:01:40 (1 hour 1 minute)


Finishing his thesis while dealing with the aftermath of the tornado; Sylvan Dunn and the southwest Collection; The staff structure of the SWC in the seventies; Murrah’s philosophy of oral histories; His memories of the Lubbock tornado; Symposiums; other efforts to document the tornado

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room

Transcript: transcript available on dspace

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