Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Allen, B. L.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: April 30, 1975
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Richard Arnold
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 50 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. B. L. Allen discusses his teaching career at Texas Tech in the Agronomy Department, concentrating on the soils team in competition.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Personal background
Texas Tech (1942)
Army service
Return to Texas Tech (1946)
Michigan State University
     Master of Science (1951)
     Doctorate in Agronomy
Teaching at Texas Tech (1959)
Growth period at Texas Tech
     Change in Agronomy building (1961)
Soils team competition
     Texas Tech's first entry
     National competition
A "Pit"
     Soil Characteristics
States entered in regional competition
Achievements in national competition
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Attributes of winning soils team
     Philosophy on training
     Picking "the team"
     Scoring
Success in soils competition
Graduate schools for Agronomy
Changes in Agronomy (1961-75)
Conscious effort for improvement
Research
Graduates and undergraduates
RANGE DATES: 1946-1975
BULK DATES: 1946-1975