Murray, Grover E 1970, 1972, 1974

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Tape 1: Texas Tech University President Grover Murray briefly describes Texas Tech and the administration of the Oil Resources Company at the University of Ibaden in Lagos, Nigeria. Tape 2: Dr. Murray gives a speech concerning the 50th anniversary celebrations at Tech and the progress of the Medical School. Tape 3: Dr. Murray addresses the September 23, 1974 faculty meeting on the recent and future University business, new faculty, the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award and various topics. Tape 4: Alice French discusses with Dr. Murray the content of a promotional film about Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Grover E. Murray

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 29, 1970; Fall 1972; September 23, 1974, and unknown

Location: Lagos, Nigeria and Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Alice French and speeches

Length: 1 hour 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Introduction of Dr. Murray, Description of Texas Tech, Outlines function with Oil Resources Company.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Speech by Dr. Grover Murray, Comments on the planned 50th anniversary celebrations, Progress of the Medical School summarized.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Grover E. Murray [speaker], Opening, greeting, Introduction, new faculty and staff, Dean Graves, Arts and Sciences, Dean Bertrain, Agricultural Sciences, Dean Steed, Business Administration, Dean Agee, Education, Dean Bradford, Engineering, Dean Walter, Home Economics, Dean Hemmingway, School of Law, Dean Tiner, Medical School, Administrative changes, Charles Hartley, Chairman of Executive Committee [speaker], United Way campaign, Fiftieth anniversary celebration, Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award, Description of the university, Medical School administration, Description of university (again), Reason for existence, Faculty-student relations, Enrollment: 21, 912, Recruiting and competition from other universities, Medical School, Student demographics, Admissions, Building additions, renovation and construction, Current, Future, Salaries and raises, [Interruption by Watergate hearings—last 5 minutes of side one].

Tape 3, Side 2: [Watergate hearings continue for first 5 minutes], Texas Tech Board of Regents, Appropriations procedure, Funding requests, Committee of Fifty, Texas Tech as a multi-campus institution, Lubbock campus has priority, International extensions of Texas Tech, Departmental reviews, Future goals, Faculty recruitment, Tenure awarding, Departmental development, Teaching equipment, Medical School and Health Sciences Center, Closing remarks, [Watergate hearings continue for remainder of tape].

Tape 4, Side 1: Successful Tech Alumni, Benefits of Texas Tech, Lubbock weather, Proximity to Western States, Why do students come to Tech?.

Tape 4, Side 2: What is Tech proud of?, Visitors’ reaction to campus, Student body.

Range Dates: 1970s-1980s

Bulk Dates: 1970s-1980s

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