Simpson, Travis 2010-02-11

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Travis Simpson talks about his military career and experience in the Electrical Engineering Department at Texas Tech. Much of the interview discusses his involvement in the Crosbyton Solar Power Project, and the department under Russell Seacat.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Travis Simpson

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 11, 2010

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Lynn Whitfield

Length: 01:03:21


Background; Born Oklahoma 1928 (logging camps); Family History; Graduated high school January 1946; University of Arkansas – Major in Physical Education, Minor in Math; Joined ROTC; 1951 Air Force - Ellington Field, Houston - Military Training Officer; Drill Team to New Orleans; Nuclear Weapons Maintenance School, Denver 1955; Orlando, FL 1960 – Winged Nuclear Safety Officer; Came to TTU in 1961 – Sent by Air Force Institute of Technology; Coached with JT King ’61-’63; Electrical Engineering Graduate Program; Traveling for TTU as project administrator/coordinator; Department instructors/professors; Enigineering Faculty; Reichert and Seacat; Crosbyton Project; Involvement; Citizens of Crosbyton Involved in Project; Politics and DOE; Structure Tests (mirrors) 50:30 DOE interest in Barstow v. Crosbyton (Photograph); Building and Construction – Functions; Student Involvement; Photograph Descriptions.

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available online

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