Wolfe, Miss Billie 1973-11-07

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Miss Billie Wolfe, Texas Tech home economics professor, reviews her career, traces her interest in agriculture and discusses the scope of her research on windmills. She also cites contributions of Lubbock’s harp society.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Miss Billie Wolfe

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 07, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Beth Schneider

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Fort McKavett ruins recalled, Origin of Wolfe Nursery, Work with early pecan varieties in Stephenville mentioned, Agricultural training and awards remembered, Work with PWA described, Other jobs reviewed, Joined Texas Tech faculty (1955), Recollections of activities, students, Faculty members named, Expansion of School of Home Economics facilities traced, Interest in windmills explained, Achievements in windmill research cited, Interest in photography noted.

Tape 1, Side 2: Interest in photography (continued), Windmill research procedures, area windmills described, Windmill history related, Description of unusual Oklahoma windmill, Automobile research van mentioned, Presently operating windmill companies named, Origin of interest in harp playing at Tech recalled, Area harpist activities related, Harpist musical composition utilizing windmill theme cited.

Range Dates: 1930s-1973

Bulk Dates: 1955-1973

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