Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Anderson, Hugh A.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: August 21, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 55 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Hugh Anderson, Economics professor at Tech, discusses various significant aspects of Tech administration. Especially valuable are anecdotes on committee work and administrative relationships.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Family background and early life reviewed
Received degree at Hard-Simmons in 1929
     Cowboy Band activities recalled
Employed with Lubbock schools and Texas Tech
Relates anecdote about Pete Cawthon and Dell Morgan, Tech
     coaches
     Speculates on Cawthon's being fired from Tech job
Attitude toward "self-educated" condition expressed
Tech  experienced problems with returning World War II
     veterans
     Veterans Office Administration explored
Recollections of President William Whyburn
work with Registration Committee and Schedule Committee
     examined
Explains attitude toward emergence of Greek fraternities
Comments on complexities of Campus Planning Committee
     authority concerning Business Administration building
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Business Administration building (continued)
Failure of Physical Facilities Committee's projection on Tech
      enrollment
Dossie Wiggins predicted expansion of educational facilities
Cites origin of After Dinner Forum
J. Evetts Haley and Institute of Americanism discussed
      History Department was concerned over program
States attitude toward Professor Byron Abernathy
Speculations on future dorm needs
Ranch family near Sweetwater mentioned
Growth and development of the Economics
      Department reviewed
      Teaching Assistants criticized
RANGE DATES: 1929-1973
BULK DATES: 1929-1973