Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Ashdown, Don
DATE OF INTERVIEW: March 23, 1981
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jean Cokendolpher
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 30 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Ashdown discusses his affiliation with Texas Tech University. He covers the greenbug program and the inception of the Entymology Department at Texas Tech University.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Dr. Ashdown
    To Texas Tech (March 1952)
    To West Texas (March 1952)
         Green bug research project
         Drought conditions (Springs 1952)
    Stationed in Amarillo
         St. Francis
    Non-teaching position
         Entymology Department being considered
     Greenbugs (again)  
         Seasonality of the problem/project
     Toured the area
Texas Tech
     Active departments in School of Agriculture
Ashdown (again)
     Aspiration to teach enymology at Texas Tech
Mr. Urbanofsky
     Garden club program
     Ashdown's participation in short courses
     Faculty reassignment (1954)
          Ashdown assigned a course
Greenbug problem ended
Ashdown became a fulltime instructor at Texas Tech
     Developed a curriculum for an entymology degree
     Courses developed and offered
          Non-degree
          Students
     Entymology course expansion
          Professors hired
          Research programs
          Opportunities for students
          Entymology club
Texas Tech President Cavasos
     Changes implemented
     Affect on Agriculture
     Department
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1952-1981
BULK DATES: 1952-1981