Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Taylor, Haskell G.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: August 25, 1973
INTERVIEWER: Jeff Townsend
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Haskell Taylor, accounting professor and chairman of the Campus Planning Committee at Texas Tech, cites facts and figures on Tech’s growth, explains the operations of the Campus Planning Committee, and reviews its activities.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Graduated from Dickens High School (1930)
Review of career (1930s to 1950s)
History of Campus Planning Committee
Educational costs and enrollment (1925-1970)
Decision to build dorms examined
Members of Planning Committee named
Cites "advisory" nature of the Planning Committee
Listing of contributions by Professor Elo Urbanovsky (1953-1967)
Architectural controversies on the museum recalled
Discusses operations of the Planning Committee
Enrollment projections given
Operations discussion continued
Comments on reserve parking proposal
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Review of Tech career (1937-1970)
Recollections of committee work
Seismograph controversy examined
Morris Turner Construction Company mentioned
Inspection and construction supervision problems explained
Anecdote of a "leak" to the University Daily
Indiana Avenue controversy discussed
Speculation of Howard Schmidt Company’s "conflict of interest"
Notes location of Law School and contribution of Al Allison
Role of private money in Tech activities revealed
Physics equipment described
Music Department proposals outlined
RANGE DATES: 1925-1973
BULK DATES: 1930-1973