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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. James R. Gammill, an early graduate of Texas Tech, describes student life during his college years.
MAIN ENTRY: Gammill, Dr. James R.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: April 25, 1972
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: William E. Shulze
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 25 minutes
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
 
Gives description of Texas Tech in its early years
Student social structure explained
Talks about school trips
Problems created by churches remembered
Comments on students in early 1930s
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Freshmen hazing recalled
Discusses student politics
Prominent fashions described
Lists traditions at Texas Tech
Student morality mentioned
Notes faculty problems
Relations between Tech and Lubbock recounted
Recalls popular amusements of students
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Radio station KFYO broadcast Tech football games
Radio programs described
Notes Preston Smith's lack of interest in politics as a student
Editors of the Toreador named
Depression prices in Lubbock listed
     Student used cows to finance education
Recalls Lubbock sandstorms
Tech organizational structure explained
Locates academic departments
States attitude toward library
"Going through the tunnels" at Tech
Expresses student attitude toward hazing
Recalls Tech football stars
     Football death of students occurred in 1927
"Uptown Dance Palace" in Lubbock was popular gathering
     place
Comments on drinking at the ballgames
Origin of wrestling in Lubbock cited
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1927-1972
BULK DATES: 1927-1972

 

     
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