Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: S. V. Connor Seminar [Speakers, in order of appearance on the tape: Dr. S. V. Connor, R. S. Dunn, Beth Bucy, Dianna Hallford, David Murrah, Beth Schneider, Tommie Whiteley, Arlene Smith.]
DATE OF INTERVIEW: February 28, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: None
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 2 hours
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Tape recording of a presentation on the Southwest Collection by the staff to Dr. S. V. Connor's seminar on historical methods, History 534.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Basis of history is archives and manuscripts
     Definition and explanation of archives
     National Archives discussed
     Disposition of Presidential papers
     Various sources of archives listed
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: R. S. Dunn reviews scope of the Southwest Collection
     Stresses importance of a scholar's use of imagination
     Comments on the growth of specialized collections in the             U. S.
SWC staff introduced and duties summarized
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Cites use of the receiving report
Inventorying of donations
Complete collections are catalogued in the Library of
     Congress
Notes increasing use of microfilming
Description of oral history program
     Processing of the tapes explained
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO:      Indexing of the tapes outlined
Summarization of book cataloging system
Tour of the Southwest Collection
TAPE THREE, SIDE ONE:      Explanation of the finding aids
     Microfilm camera demonstrated
TAPE THREE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1973
BULK DATES: 1973