Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Tinsley, Willa Vaughn
DATE OF INTERVIEW: November 4, 1975
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Joanna Shurbet
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 50 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dean Willa Tinsley discusses the College of Home Economics (now Human Services) at Texas Tech University.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: College of Home Economics (1953-1975)
Predecessor
Faculty growth
Recruitment of Ph. D’s
Ernest Randolph
Student enrollment increase
New facilities
Double emphasis of Home Economics
Graduate programs
Entrance of Ph. D’s to faculty
Growth of faculty
Growth of student body
Early impressions of Texas Tech
Personal qualities of Home Economics students
Home Economics degree requirements
Changes in field of human/family relations
Child development
Scope of courses
Anecdote
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Space problem
Acquisition of new buildings
Preference given to other programs
Increased ability to expand
Support of Home Economics
E. N. Jones
Dossie M. Wiggins
Grover E. Murray
Entrance of non-home economists in administration
Grover Murray’s plan
Reaction to Home Economics faculty
Opposition by Board of Regents
Ex-students’ protest
Removal of Vice President S. M. (Mac) Kennedy
Reasons behind plan
Future of College of Home Economics
Outlook for expansion
Greatest need in administration
Search for new dean
Dean Donald Longworth’s appointment
Lack of communication among faculty
Need for home economist in administration
RANGE DATES: 1953-1975
BULK DATES: 1953-1975