Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Ashdown, Dr. Donald
DATE OF INTERVIEW: January 9, 1976
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Don Green
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 33 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Donald Ashdown, Professor of Entomology at Texas Tech, speaks of his work with pest management in West Texas and of the Texas Tech entomology curriculum.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Background
Texas Tech University
     Research
Teaching
Research problems
Lygus bugs (1955-56)
Sorghum Midge
Entomology curriculum
Distinguished Texas Tech graduates
     Dr. Fodon Maxwell
     Dr. Ellis Huddleston
     Dr. Elton Sparks
Work in Panhandle area
Changes in pest control methods
     Insecticides
     Biological study
Present research
     Boll weevil
     Refining insecticides
     Pest management
Adult education
Future of entomology at Texas Tech
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Brush control program
Role of entomology
RANGE DATES: 1955-1976
BULK DATES: 1955-1976