Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Dregne, Dr. Harold
DATE OF INTERVIEW: May 2, 1975
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Richard Arnold
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 55 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Harold Dregne, Horn Professor of Plant and Soil Science, discusses his career and the Department of Agronomy (now in the Department of Plant and Soil Science) at Texas Tech University.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Education
Born, Wisconsin
Soil Conservation Service
     Colorado
Navy
Soil Conservation Service
     New Mexico
University of Idaho (1946)
Washington State College (1947-1948)
New Mexico State University (1949)
Texas Tech University (1969)
Choosing  Texas Tech
Progressive high plains
Agronomy Department
     Role
     Graduate program
Training program
     Agronomy
     Graduate
     Jobs
     Ph. D.
Development of agriculture
Grants
Projects
     Crop production
     Water
Texas Tech extension service
Agriculture School (TTU)
Land grants
Schools similar to TTU
Interschools competition
     Soil team
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Success of Agronomy Department
Prospective teachers
Lack of scandals
Department alumni
Graduating with Bachelor of Science
Alumni
Future projects
Audio-to-twelve system
     Objectives
     Research potential
Seed technology
RANGE DATES: 1946-1969
BULK DATES: 1946-1969