Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Perryman, C. C.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: May 4, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: C. C. Perryman discusses his background and early career, his 36 years as a professor of engineering graphics at Texas Tech, and two goodwill trips to Europe and the Soviet Union.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Biographical information reviewed
Father’s farm described
Summarizes parents’ background
Education outlined
High school teaching career discussed
Joined faculty of Texas Tech in 1929
Salaries cut in 1932
Early campus remembered
Also taught at Littlefield High School
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Years at Texas Tech discussed
Dr. John Granbury recalled as a radical
Cites effects of increase in library funds in 1937
Admired President Clifford B. Jones
World War II caused increased teaching load
Outstanding students listed
States opinion of Dr. William Whyburn
Opposed the Institute of Americanism
Academic freedom and Board firing of three
professors examined
Names textbooks he has co-authored
Established loan fund for engineering students
Comments on conflicts between "humanities" and
"technical" faculties
Some faculty members began wanting more voice
in the administration
Became Professor Emeritus in 1965 upon retirement
Trips to Europe and the Soviet Union in 1968 and 1969 discussed
RANGE DATES: 1910s-1973
BULK DATES: 1929-1969