Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Houghton, Edna
DATE OF INTERVIEW: September 14, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 45 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Miss Edna Houghton, Texas Tech University instructor of art and engineering, discusses her department and relates other general information and past history of Texas Tech.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Background information given
Discusses enrollment at University of Texas (1926)
Major in art engineering mentioned
Relates work on a design in Fort Worth
Comments on becoming an instructor at Texas Tech
Changed from engineering to arts and sciences
Mentions differences between engineering and fine arts departments
Talks about art history major
Advanced degree work recalled
Role of dorm program at Tech related
Discusses other instructors at Tech
Reflects on controversy over election of Clifford B. Jones
Art education degree mentioned
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Importance of publications reported
Remarks on discrimination of women
States opinion on extension of Indiana Avenue through the Tech campus
Compares administrations of various Tech presidents
Comments on Tech almost becoming a technical college
Tech during World War II described
Reviews discipline problems
More supervision of graduate and student assistants suggested
RANGE DATES: 1926-1973
BULK DATES: 1926-1973