Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Hazlewood, Emmett
DATE OF INTERVIEW: June 4, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 10 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Emmett Hazlewood summarizes his early life, education, and early teaching career before discussing his 34-year association with Texas Tech as a professor and former Chairman of its Mathematics Department.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Biographical information given
Attended college at West Texas State
Played football against Tech
Graduate work at Cornell discussed
Summarizes early teaching career
Joined faculty of Texas Tech (1939)
Dr. Clifford Jones characterized
Tech’s early football activity reviewed
Served in Army Air Corps (1942-1946)
Became Chairman of Mathematics Department at Tech (1948)
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Career at Texas Tech (continued)
Problem of obtaining faculty in late 1940s explained
Strengthening of the graduate program (late 1950s-
early 1960s)
Math classes and offices scattered over the campus
(late 1940s)
Examines decline in number of majors
Dr. William Whyburn’s administration explored
Comments on Dr. Dossie Wiggins’ administration
J. Evetts Haley characterized
"Hazlewood Act" sponsored by brother Grady in
Texas Legislature
Firing of three professors by Tech Board recalled
Textbooks written by Tech math professors widely
used
Served five years as Chairman of the Discipline

Committee
Elected president of Texas Association of College
Teachers (1957-58)

TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Career at Texas Tech (continued)
Mentions high school preparation in math
Attitude of townspeople toward Tech described
RANGE DATES: 1920s-1973
BULK DATES: 1939-1973