Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Wolfe, Miss Billie
DATE OF INTERVIEW: November 7, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Beth Schneider
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 50 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Miss Billie Wolfe, Texas Tech home economics professor, reviews her career, traces her interest in agriculture and discusses the scope of her research on windmills. She also cites contributions of Lubbock’s harp society.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Fort McKavett ruins recalled
Origin of Wolfe Nursery
Work with early pecan varieties in Stephenville mentioned
Agricultural training and awards remembered
Work with PWA described
Other jobs reviewed
Joined Texas Tech faculty (1955)
Recollections of activities, students
Faculty members named
Expansion of School of Home Economics facilities traced
Interest in windmills explained
Achievements in windmill research cited
Interest in photography noted
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Interest in photography (continued)
Windmill research procedures, area windmills described
Windmill history related
Description of unusual Oklahoma windmill
Automobile research van mentioned
Presently operating windmill companies named
Origin of interest in harp playing at Tech recalled
Area harpist activities related
Harpist musical composition utilizing windmill theme cited
RANGE DATES: 1930s-1973
BULK DATES: 1955-1973