Oral History Collection

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Members of Texas Tech's Africare team discuss their purpose in Niger and plans for future progress there.
MAIN ENTRY: Africare Team
DATE OF INTERVIEW: April,  1974
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Press conference
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 45 minutes
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Origin of interest in Niger
Team members reviewed
Nigerian cattle discussed
     Drought factor mentioned
Speculation on potential water systems
Problems in implementation of technological improvement
     examined
Attitude toward Niger's new leadership expressed
Foreign aid contributions noted
Tech's ranching proposals discussed
Early West Texas ranches as models mentioned
Niger's land system discussed
Rainfall figures given
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Rainfall, continued
Africare plan discussed
Tech team praised
Coup d'etat incident related
Comparative situations in Niger and Texas cited
Coup further examined
RANGE DATES: None given
BULK DATES: None given