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The Strouts discuss their experiences as members of the early Texas Tech University faculty. They also reminisce about Lubbock in the 1930s and their trips abroad.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. and Mrs. Alan Strout

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 29, 1973; May 7, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend and Bobby Weaver

Length: 2 hours 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives background, Born in New York (1895), Taught college English for 50 years, Teaching experiences recounted, Discussion of Texas Tech University, Attends Unitarian Fellowship in Lubbock, Describes liberals at Tech, Fraternities discussed, Recalls Depression, Presidents of Texas Tech listed, Publications accounted for, Notes effects of World War II on Texas Tech, Outlines events after World War II, Comments on English Department policies.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of English Department (continued), Controversies noted, Tells about personal experiences, Has enjoyed opportunities for world travel.

Tape 2, Side 1: Lubbock, Texas (1928), Impressions, Texas Tech University, English department, Students, Grading system, Curriculum, Library, Town boundaries, Transportation, Black communities, Social life, Texas Tech University (again), Faculty, Dr. Jim Granbery, Social Science, Firing of employees.

Tape 2, Side 2: Dr. Granbery (continued), Religious liberality, Joe McCarthy, Communist scare, Faculty expansion, Dr. Byron Abernathy, Discrimination, Clifford B. Jones, University influence on Lubbock, Drama department, Equus debate, Darwin’s theory, Sex education, Academic standards.

Tape 3, Side 1: Movies, Children’s theatre, European tours, Began (1956), Water travel, Shipboard entertainment, Mrs. Mary Strout, Wisconsin, birthplace, Dr. Alan Strout, Texas Tech job acquired, House, Depression, Prices, Jobs, Works Projects Administration, Summers, Weather, Summer school, Vacations, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1895-1979

Bulk Dates: 1928-1979

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