Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Connor, S. V.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: February 25, 1989
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Telephone interview
INTERVIEWER: David Murrah
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: S. V. Connor discusses the history of the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Early experiences
     Worked at Panhandle Museum
     Graduated from University of Texas in 1952
     Discusses scarcity of jobs
Canyon, Texas
     Unbeknownst to him hired to get rid of director
     Discussion of job responsibilities
     Impression of archives
State of Texas archives
     Received job offer to work for state
     Discusses salary
Texas Tech University
     Came to Tech in 1955
     Anticipated teaching part-time
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Southwest Collection
     Enjoyed Lubbock
     North wing Holden Hall housed collection
     Influence of Panhandle Museum on Southwest Collection
     Discussion of Hailey Evetts
Current Symposium
     Discussion of upcoming events
Personal conversation
RANGE DATES: 1950-1989
BULK DATES: 1950-1960