Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY:

Langford, Mrs. George

DATE OF INTERVIEW:

August 1, 1973

LOCATION OF INTERVIEW:

Lubbock, Texas

INTERVIEWER:

David Murrah

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW:

1 hour

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:

Mrs. Langford, Texas Tech’s first women’s first physical education teacher, describes her work with Tech and traces the growth and development of the physical education program.

TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:

Gilkerson family background given
University education recalled
High school teaching and employment with Texas Tech discussed
Drought of 1918 examined
Tech’s early years recalled
Recollections of President Paul W. Horn
Presidential receptions recalled
Early departmental problems presented
Physical education curriculum and department expansion traced

TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO

Operations of P. E. program
Women students, past and present, compared
Teaching methods, materials noted
Coach Ewing Freeland characterized
Character of Tech’s first football team presented
Growth of athletic department examined
Early Tech facilities cited
Male and female use of the same facilities discussed
Secretarial work presented
Pete Cawthon characterized
P. E. faculty named
Boys’ tap dancing and minstrel shows described
Cawthon characterization (continued)

TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE:

Pageant (1926) commemorating Tech’s establishment recalled
Titles and positions discussed
Coaching personalities recalled
Coaching personalities recalled
Dean of Women position accepted (1945)
Mary Doak, Miss Craddock remembered
President William Whyburn characterized
Recollections of Clifford B. Jones
Outstanding faculty members named

TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO:

Blank

RANGE DATES:

1918-1973

BULK DATES:

1923-1945