Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Willingham, J. J.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: February 5, 1975
INTERVIEWER: Marshall L. Pennington
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 30 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. J. J. Willingham, past head of the Department of Dairy Industry, discusses his experiences at Texas Tech since 1948.
Autobiographical data presented
     Eldest sister was first woman county school superintendent
          in Texas at Gilmer
     Describes difficulties in attending college
     Bachelor's degree in the science of dairy husbandry, Juyne
Received Ph.D. at IUowa State, June 1942
Reason for majoring in dairy husbandry
Traces places of employment
Mentions part in development of Chiffon margarin
Describes coming to Tech in 1948a s head of Department of
     Dairy Manufacturing
Scheduled to come to Tech in 1931, but no appropriation by
     Texas House of Representatives
Professor Renner recalled
     Organized Department of Dairy Industry in 1927
Texas Tech creamery described
     Milk delivered by students driving a wagon pulled by mules
     Problems of delivery
     Specialty products of Tech cremery
Homecoming breakfasts given by Dairy Industry Club recalled
Discussion of acquaintances
Early core curriculum established
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Some graduates of the Department of Dairy Industry
Dairy products judging contest
     Involved much work
     Trips discussed
Explains judging
Discussion of oleomargarine
Senior trips recalled
Harold Sawyer mentioned
Committee assignments
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Mention of dairy judging team records
Service on committees recalled
Texas Tech presidents remembered
Ice cream contest discussed
Acquaintances in 1948 discussed
     Miss Craddock of food service
     Dean Stangel remembered
          Nicknames recalled
Artificial insemination program discussed
Marketing conditions of dairy products
Discussion of allocation of funds
Modern methods of transporting milk
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Research in dairy department
Honors and recognition received
Mention of current department head
Food technology discussed
RANGE DATES: 1927-1975
BULK DATES: 1927-1948