Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Brewer, Mary Louise
DATE OF INTERVIEW: March 15, 1988
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Rachel Harris
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 45 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Brewer discusses her life and tenure as a Texas Tech professor
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Early experiences
     Interest in teaching
     Influential teachers in her life
Education
     Attended University of Illinois on scholarship
     Attended University of Texas for her doctorate degree
     Father encouraged her education
Women
     Problems finding jobs
     Given difficult assignments
Students
     Involvement with students
     Attitude towards students
     Discussion of gifted students
Women (again)
     Teachers wanted progressive action
Family life
     Married in 1943
     Husband a representative for a British oil company
     Stopped teaching during marriage
     Reared one daughter
     Husband died in 1962
Teaching career
     Returned after husband's death
     Also involved in giving speeches
     Tried different teaching methods in classroom
Teaching experiences
     Discusses difference between the University of Texas and
          Texas Tech
Travels
     1936 traveled the world alone
     Influence education
     Returned to Europe several times
Family life (again)
     Discussion of daughter and her family
     Parents involvement in Brewer's education
Retirement
     Involved with church and family
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1930s-1988
BULK DATES: 1960s-1970s