Smith, Mrs Clark 1958-07-15

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Mrs. Smith, an early hostess of Lubbock Inn, gives a rambling account of the hotel’s management during the 1920s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Clark Smith

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 15, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Victoria Hotel in Canyon, Texas, Furnishings, Bath facilities, Cooks and waiters "imported", Local opposition to black employees, Bill of fare, Hotel kitchen, Seafoods imported from Texas coast.

Tape 1, Side 2: Vegetables freighted in to hotel from Midwest, Hotel in Crosbyton, Texas, Grand opening of Crosbyton Inn.

Tape 2, Side 1: Favorite stop for traveling men, Crosbyton Inn furnishings, Coats required in dining room, Crosbyton Inn switchboard, Eggnog served on holiday occasions.

Tape 2, Side 2: Lubbock Hospital converted to hotel by local doctors, Chickens climb fire escape to upper floors of hotel, Senator and Mrs. W. H. Bledsoe make hotel their permanent home, Tech Board entertained at hotel, Roscoe Wilson one of hotel’s first patrons, Lived there before it officially opened to public, Visiting lawyers and circuit judges made hotel their official residence during their stay in Lubbock.

Range Dates: Early 1900s-1930s

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s-1930s

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