Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Burgess, Hubert
DATE OF INTERVIEW: October 2, 1995
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Sandra D. Harvey
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 15 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Hubert Burgess reminisces about his life in Lubbock, Texas.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Personal life
     Met wife in Lubbock
     Traveled to Athens to date her
World War II
     Effects on Texas Tech campus
     Son drafted
     Air force base grew
     Town celebrated at the end of the war
Employment
     Business office at Texas Tech
     Served as Texas Tech's dormitory operation manager
     Responsibilities
     State lacked money to pay employees
     Served as liaison between the bank and Texas Tech
          employees
Texas Tech
     1950s campus on the edge of town
     More buildings went up
     Utilized quansit huts
     Football team played in border conference
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO:      Pressure to keep Tech out of the Southwest Conference
Employment (again)
     Handled ticket sales at Tech games
Lubbock, Texas
     Disappearance of migrant workers
     Began using in the 1940s and 1950s cotton strippers
     Drought in fifties--irrigation increased
     Highways developed--paved roads in the 1930s and
          1940s
     Recollection of Kennedy assassination
     Growth of medical facilities
Hub City
     Explanation of title
Tornado
     May 11, 1970
     Recollection of storm
     Areas hit by storm
     Extensive news coverage
     Damage to Texas Tech campus
Retirement
     Left Texas Tech in 1970
     Member of the Retired Teachers Association
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Lubbock, Texas (again)
     Early days
     Description of ranches
     End of cattle drive era
     Family doctors
     Greatest change with road system
     Attraction of town to people
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1940-1992
BULK DATES: 1940-1970