Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Strehli, Alfred Bell
DATE OF INTERVIEW: July 13, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Alfred Bell Strehli, a Spanish professor at Texas Tech, discusses the growth of the university and its Foreign Language department.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Gives background
Born: Cincinnati, Ohio (1902)
Parents and grandparents remembered
Tells about schooling in West Virginia
Attended Ohio State University
Describes teaching experiences
Years at Texas A & M noted
Compares A & M to Texas Tech
Language departments discussed
Comments on emphasis of technological aspects at
Texas Tech
Recalls early administrators
Employed in Department of Foreign Language
Encouraged in research by department head
World War II effects on Texas Tech reviewed
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO World War II effects (continued)
Changes in teaching languages recalled
More languages added to curriculum
Remembers faculty controversy
Lists committees served on
Spanish-speaking students mentioned
Impressions of Education School given
RANGE DATES: 1902-1973
BULK DATES: 1922-1973