Taylor, Haskell G 1973-08-25

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Haskell Taylor, accounting professor and chairman of the Campus Planning Committee at Texas Tech, reviews his life and career and explains the operations of the committee and reviews its activities.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Haskell G. Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 25, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Graduated from Dickens High School (1930), Review of career (1930s to 1950s), History of Campus Planning Committee, Educational costs and enrollment (1925-1970), Decision to build dorms examined, Members of Planning Committee named, Cites "advisory" nature of the Planning Committee, Listing of contributions by Professor Elo Urbanovsky (1953-1967), Architectural controversies on the museum recalled, Discusses operations of the Planning Committee, Enrollment projections given, Operations discussion continued, Comments on reserve parking proposal.

Tape 1, Side 2: Review of Tech career (1937-1970), Recollections of committee work, Seismograph controversy examined, Morris Turner Construction Company mentioned, Inspection and construction supervision problems explained, Anecdote of a "leak" to the University Daily, Indiana Avenue controversy discussed, Speculation of Howard Schmidt Company’s "conflict of interest", Notes location of Law School and contribution of Al Allison, Role of private money in Tech activities revealed, Physics equipment described, Music Department proposals outlined.

Range Dates: 1925-1973

Bulk Dates: 1930-1973

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