Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Cole, Conner
DATE OF INTERVIEW: April 2, 1968, and April 4, 1968
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: J. M. Skaggs
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The first tape is a very interesting tape, including impressions as well as specific data. Mr. Cole gives a rather complete autobiography, after which he tells of Tech's Bookstore in the early days and makes a few remarks on each of the presidents. In tape two, the names of many individuals connected with early Tech are mentioned. However, information about them is generally limited to value judgements. A small amount of information relating to the city of Lubbock is also included. The third tape contains little outside of laudatory comments about Lubbock and the accomplishments of campus organizations. A listing of the buildings on campus in 1927 is included.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Autobiographical material
     UT Bookstore experiences
     Pay
     Managing textbook department
     Tech hiring - 1927
Tech bookstore
     First two locations
     Cafeteria location - 1930
     Lunch counter - S. U. B.
Establishment of S. U. B.
     Location
     Funds
Autobiographical material
     Family
     Lubbock - 1927
     Population
     Campus sidewalks and trees
     Growth period and GIs
     Bases
     Tech financial troubles - 1930s
     Southwest Conference importance
     First football game
     Cohesiveness
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: April 4
"Dr." Title incident
Dr. George incident
The Bore's Nest
Department heads listed
Matador naming
Bore's Nest
P. N. Horn
     Support of faculty
Miss West - library
     Experience
W. C. Holden
Yaqui Expedition
Dr. Studhalter
Dr. Bradford Knapp
     Personality
     Bookstore incident
     Faculty reaction
Dr. C. B. Jones
     Reason for selection
     Depression salary cut
     Relationship with faculty
Dr. Whyburn
     Relationship with faculty
     Abilities
Dr. Williams
     Strengths
Dr. E. N. Jones
Personality
     Resignation incident
Dr. P. C. Goodwin
    Tech positions
    Faculty opinion
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE:
(April 8, 1968, and May 10, 1968)
Apple-polishing incident
Board members
     Listing
     Ex-student participation
J. E. Haley and library
Blacklisting
General J. A. Hulen appearance
R. W. Armstrong acquaintance
     Early purposes
     Influence
Bookstore student employment
John Burrows incident
Sandstorm incident
Campus appearance - 1927
Sandstorm - 1930
Early deans
Listing
Laudatory comments
Dr. Granberry's actions
May 10, 1968:
Lubbock - 1927
Autobiographical material
Bookstore location
S. T. Cummings short biography
Population
Small town advantages
Social life
WWII changes
Establishment of Reese
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Blank
TAPE THREE, SIDE ONE: Lubbock
Building boom
City virtues
Tech - 1927
Buildings
Fields of recognition
First Bowl game - 1931
Paying players
Coach Cawthon
TAPE THREE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1927-1930s
BULK DATES: 1927-1931