Texas Tech Charter Day Ceremonies 1973-02-8,10

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In Tape 1, former Governor Preston Smith reads Governor Pat Neff’s 1924 speech to the assembly, commencing the celebration of the chartering of Texas Tech. On Tape 2, Bill Collins, chairman of the Tech Board of Regents, presides over the 50th anniversary ceremony. Tape 3 is the ceremony opening the exhibit, "The History of Texas Tech University," at the Museum.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Texas Tech Charter Day Ceremonies

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 08 and 10, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: N/A (Speeches)

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Band plays a march, Introduction and invocation, President Murray recognizes Lubbock dignitaries and addresses the assembly, Jack Baker recognizes groups and individuals, Present members of the Board of Regents introduced, Former Governor Preston Smith addresses the assembly, Smith reads late Governor Pat Neff’s 1924 speech to the assembly, Neff’s educational philosophy and American ideology evident, Benediction given.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Welcoming speech by Bill Collins, Chairman of the Texas Tech Board of Regents, Invocation by Texas Tech Choir, Greetings, Charles E. Dale, representing Faculty Council, Greg Wimmer, President of Student Association, Wilmer Smith, President of Ex-Students Association, Musical selection by Texas Tech Chamber Orchestra, Remarks by President Grover Murray, Moment of silence and tribute to Ray Downing, Messages from dignitaries unable to attend read, Judge T. Whitfield Davidson, Governor Dolph Briscoe, Rep. Elmer Tarbox, Congressman George H. Mahon, Dr. Robert C. Goodwin, Presentation of medals to new Horn Professors, Introduction of Dr. Nevitt Sanford, Address by Dr. Nevitt Sanford, Scientific Director of the Wright Institute.

Tape 2, Side 2: Address by Dr. Nevitt Sanford (continued), Concluding remarks by Bill Collins, Recessional music.

Range Dates: 1973

Bulk Dates: 1973

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