Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Carlson, Dr. Paul H.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: April 6, 1974
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: David Murrah
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 20 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Paul Carlson, assistant professor of history at Texas Lutheran College, discussed the indispensable character of Southwest Collection resources in the production of his Texas Tech Ph.D. dissertation concerning Black military history.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Origin of interest in William Shafter as a dissertation topic
Major sources for historical research mentioned
     Southwest Collection's resources discussed
"Finest collection of military records relating to Black troops"
     at Southwest Collection claimed indispensable to research
Specific records named
Appraisal of Southwest Collection services
Specific sources given
Texas Tech's government documents resources noted
Explanation of seeming interest in Black history at Tech
Need for further research in Black military history asserted
Specific sources noted
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: None given
BULK DATES: None given