Smith, Mrs Wilmer 1976-07-01

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Mrs. Smith discusses her accomplishments as a teacher and civic leader, her thoughts on Texas Tech and Texas A & M, and certain aspects of the Boards of Regents of both universities. She concludes with the changing role of women in education.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Wilmer Smith

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 01, 1976

Location: New Home, Texas

Interviewer: Mike Hooks

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early history, Father’s ranch, Attended Texas Technological College (1930s), Texas Tech described (1930s), Education degree, Teaching career (1942-1947), Texas Home Demonstration Association, Associated Country Women of the World, Goals of Texas Home Demonstration Association, Associated Country Women of the World (again), Goals of Texas Home Demonstration Association.

Tape 1, Side 2: Knapp Poster Award (1968), Texas Woman of the Year (1961), Distinguished Alumna of Texas Tech (1972), Board of Regents, Texas A & M University (1973), Responsibilities of board members, Relationship toward Texas A & M and Texas Tech, Against combining Texas A & M’s and Texas Tech’s Board of Regents.

Tape 2, Side 1: Cooperation among universities, Women’s liberation, Women at Texas A & M University, Women at other universities, Ranching Heritage Center.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s-1976

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1973

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