Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Davis, J. William
DATE OF INTERVIEW: May 17, 1982
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Lolana Thompson
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. J. William Davis, former government instructor at Texas Tech University, discusses his career and recollections of former Texas Tech University President Clifford B. Jones.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Davis' relationship with Dr. Clifford B. Jones
Jones' favorite colleges at Texas Tech University
Creation of Faculty Advisory Committee
     Precursor of Faculty Senate
Jones' philosophy of education
Jones' decision making process
     Role of deans
     Faculty input
Air Crew Training detachment at Texas Tech
     Relationship between Texas Tech and the U. S. army
     Davis named as liaison between Texas Tech and the Air
          Crew Training Department
Students' opinion of Jones
Jones' sponsorship of faculty parties
Jones attitude toward women
     Polite
     Chauvinism
Jones' personality
Davis' stand on the poll tax
     Jones' reaction
Jones' preference for personal contact rather than writing
Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl (1950s)
Jones works to get Texas Tech into the Southwest
     Conference
Texas Tech's rejection from the Board of Conferences
Mrs. Aubrey Jones
     Clifford's reaction to her death
Tech students' response to the Second World War
State curriculum requirements
     Government
     History
Davis' relationship with various Texas Tech Presidents
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1940-1970
BULK DATES: 1940-1970