Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY:

Landwer, Milton Frederic

DATE OF INTERVIEW:

July 12, 1973

LOCATION OF INTERVIEW:

Lubbock, Texas

INTERVIEWER:

Jeff Townsend

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW:

50 minutes

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:

Dr. Milton Landwer, longtime biology professor at Texas Tech, describes the development of the University.

TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:

Gives background
Born in Barrington, Illinois (1897)
Activities in World War I described
Discusses his schooling experiences
Began teaching at Texas Tech (1927)
Biology department recalled
Describes facilities and students
Early presidents of Texas Tech compared
Talks about effects of the Depression on Texas Tech
Marriage recounted
His wife explains her background
Lists social functions in Lubbock (1930s)
Faculty had bridge parties

TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO

Mrs. Landwer comments on Texas Tech Library
World War II and military students at Tech remembered
Reviews different presidents at Texas Tech
Controversy over professorsí contracts (1950s)
Lists changes in biology department

Interesting incidents told
Accounts split in faculty opinion to jealousy
Difficulties with budgets explained
Mrs. Landwer reclls her teaching experiences in Lubbock public schools
Teacher tests for Chicago public schools noted
Enjoys his house in undeveloped area
Collects antiques for hobby

RANGE DATES:

1897-1973

BULK DATES:

1927-1973