Potts, Mr and Mrs J W 1975-06-10

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The Potts’ discuss Texas Tech and his career with the Agricultural Extension Service. They also recall various machines that have altered agriculture.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Potts

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 10, 1975

Location: Post, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Father was an early West Texas farmer and dairyman, Early dairy industry, Tenant farmers near Lubbock, Early irrigation around Lubbock, Mrs. Potts’ family history, Mr. Potts’ education, Attended Lubbock High School, Graduated from Texas Tech in 1933, Work with U. S. Department of Agriculture graduate, school in Washington, D. C. (1935), Congressman Belch remembered, Congressional committee meeting concerning Harry Hopkins and Aubrey Williams, Congressman Marvin Jones mentioned.

Tape 1, Side 2: John C. Granbery remembered, Insulted College of Home Economics, Problems working at Texas A & M, Jealousy of Texas Tech, Various jobs with Texas A & M Agricultural Extension Service, Wrote weekly column for newspapers, Changes in extension service, Reasons for decreasing contact between county agents and farmers, Changes in 4-H Clubs, 4-H Center in Brownwood, Knew many people as a result of work with 4-H.

Tape 2, Side 1: Farmers’ relationship with experiment station, Elmer Hudspeth mentioned, Father’s use of seed uncovering mechanism, seed-firming wheel, cotton sled, Reason for using cotton sled, Agricultural changes, Blacksmith mentioned, C. A. Walton’s inventiveness.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1975

Bulk Dates: 1933-1975

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