Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Bates, Mrs. Shirley S.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: January 31, 1975
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Marshall L. Pennington
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 2 hours, 5 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Mrs. Shirley S. Bates discusses the development of food service at Texas Tech University.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Autobiographical data presented
     Graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers' College
     Worked with National Youth Administration
     Taught home economics
          Installed school lunch program
Came to Texas Tech as a dietician in 1948
     Describes well running dry at Horn-Knapp
     Discussion of Miss Craddock
          Interest in exotic foods
Experiences in Food Service
     Shooting at Horn-Knapp recalled
     Problems with employees described
     Fire in a kitchen remembered
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Mr. Wilson discussed
Miss Harris recalled
Discussion of problems in men's residence halls
     Efforts to alleviate problems
     Hiring a housing director
Central Food Facility discussed
     More efficient use of time and funds
Explanation of current position
Further discussion of Central Food Facility
     Problems of meat cutting
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Discussion of Mrs. Berkman
Recalls problems when athletes were living in West Hall
Names of long-time employees mentioned
Comments on building of Wiggins Complex
Student unrest in 1970
     Bomb threats remembered
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Blank
TAPE THREE, SIDE ONE: Continuation of discussin on bomb threats
     Bomb threat during Carol of Lights
Anecdotes about Food Service and residents' complaints
Food Committees on campus
Reasons for past dissatisfaction concerning Food Service
Summer employment of food service employees
People in residence halls management mentioned
     Guy Moore, first Director of Residence Halls, recalled
TAPE THREE, SIDE TWO: Discussion of residence hall management continued
Various Tech employees recalled
     Bess Banks, Joy Holmes, Ray Downing, Charles Libby,
          Dudley Johns
     Attempt by a labor union to organize food service workers
          described
Order of construction of residence halls listed
     Persons for whom halls were named
Tornado of May 11, 1970 described
     Storm victims were housed in the Coliseum and some of
          the dormitories
     Prepared food for victims and workers who were cleaning
          up wreckage
TAPE FOUR, SIDE ONE: Story of feeding tornado victims continued
     Food service employees commended
Activities and awards discussed
     National Association of College and University Food
          Services membership discussed
Retirement plans
TAPE FOUR, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1948-1970
BULK DATES: 1948-1970