Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Barrick, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan
DATE OF INTERVIEW: November 30, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 50 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Barrick discuss their association with Texas Tech architecture and also comment on William Ward Watkin's contributions.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Mrs. Barrick gives family background
     Discusses her father's (William Ward Watkin) architecture
          work at Houston
Rice and Texas Tech architecture compared
     Problems of Texas Tech architecturally noted
     Texas Tech designed in Romanesque tradition with
          Spanish theme
     Father's contribution to Tech architecture cited
Mr. Barrick describes his work with Mr. Watkin
     Renovation of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston
          recalled
Frank Lloyd Wright's association with Mr. Watkin noted
Talks about association with new buildings at Texas Tech
First experiences at Texas Tech listed
     Held two jobs at Tech
     Became chairman of architecture department
     Also was supervising architect for Texas Tech
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Mr. Barrick continues his discussion of work at Texas Tech
comments on Campus Planning Committee
Traffic problems at Texas Tech, past and present, listed
Opinions on innercity Lubbock expressed
Mrs. Barrick's life in Europe as a child portrayed
Recounts her father's work as secretary of Southwest
     Conference
     Worked to get Texas Tech in the Southwest Conference
Explanation of Mr. Barrick's work with Mr. Watkin given
Mr. Barrick classifies himself as an architect
Remember William Ward Watkin as a teacher
RANGE DATES: None given
BULK DATES: None given