Wimberley, Russell 1979-12-18

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Russell Wimberley, retired teacher and administrator in the Lubbock public schools, discusses his own education and career, as well as various Lubbock schools.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Russell Wimberley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 18, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Elizabeth Hartman

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Russell Wimberley, Born in Cook County, Texas, To Ropesville, Texas area (1923), Attended Lubbock High School, Graduated (1932), Other Lubbock schools discussed, Carroll Thompson Junior High, Was a high school, George M. Hunt Elementary School, Was a high school, Coronado High School (opened 1965), Monterey High School (opened 1955), Dunbar-Struggs High School (built late 1940s), Ella Iles Elementary School, Lubbock High School location, Russell Wimberley, At Lubbock High School, Sports participation, E. J. "Pinky" Lowery, track coach, At Texas Tech (1932-1936), Degree in history, Sports participation, Studied to be a teacher, Other areas of study, As a teacher at Lubbock High School, Taught driver training, social studies, Worked at Central Administrative Office (1960), Duties, Various Lubbock school principals, H. C. Bolen, Carroll Thompson, G. E. Dawson, Jay Gordon, Dale Howith, Central Administrative Office employees, Herschel Avenger, Jack Razer, Superintendents, W. B. Irving, R. W. Matthews, Nat Williams (1953 or 1954), Ed Irons (c. 1971), Lubbock High School, Faculty size, Boundaries, Additions, Old Mosaic Spanish Style, Mr. Leverton, builder, Other construction firms, Maxey firm, Bill MacMillan firm (established early 1930s), Story about R. W. Matthews being hit with a snowball, Controversy over sex education, Controversy over black student enrollment (1950s), Girls’ programs in schools, Interscholastic League competition, District competition.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1970

Bulk Dates: 1932-1966

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