Tinsley, Willa Vaughn 1975-11-04

From SWC Oral History Collection
Revision as of 19:59, 21 September 2015 by Heather (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dean Willa Tinsley discusses the College of Home Economics (now Human Sciences) at Texas Tech and its growth during her tenure as dean (1953-75). Note: Dean Tensley requests that Dr. Grover Murray be denied access to this interview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Willa Vaughn Tinsley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 04, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Joanna Shurbet

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: College of Home Economics (1953-1975), Predecessor, Faculty growth, Recruitment of Ph. D’s, Ernest Randolph, Student enrollment increase, New facilities, Double emphasis of Home Economics, Graduate programs, Entrance of Ph. D’s to faculty, Growth of faculty, Growth of student body, Early impressions of Texas Tech, Personal qualities of Home Economics students, Home Economics degree requirements, Changes in field of human/family relations, Child development, Scope of courses, Anecdote.

Tape 1, Side 2: Space problem, Acquisition of new buildings, Preference given to other programs, Increased ability to expand, Support of Home Economics, E. N. Jones, Dossie M. Wiggins, Grover E. Murray, Entrance of non-home economists in administration, Grover Murray’s plan, Reaction to Home Economics faculty, Opposition by Board of Regents, Ex-students’ protest, Removal of Vice President S. M. (Mac) Kennedy, Reasons behind plan, Future of College of Home Economics, Outlook for expansion, Greatest need in administration, Search for new dean, Dean Donald Longworth’s appointment, Lack of communication among faculty, Need for home economist in administration.

Range Dates: 1953-1975

Bulk Dates: 1953-1975

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.