Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY:

Langford, Thomas

DATE OF INTERVIEW:

October 30, 1975

LOCATION OF INTERVIEW:

Lubbock, Texas

INTERVIEWER:

Joanna Shurbet

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW:

45 minutes

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:

Dr. Thomas Langford, Dean of the Texas Tech Graduate School, relates his experiences during the name change controversy at Tech in 1969.

TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:

Texas State University
Reasons for support
Association with Texas Tech
Development of controversy
Support of name change
Press coverage
Ex-Students Association
Role in controversy
Effect on athletics
Relationship to Southwest Conference membership
Interests of ex-students
Power struggle developed
Role of anti-intellectualism
Effect of nationwide student unrest
State Senator H. J. (Doc) Blanchard
Student body and faculty
Positions of Texas Tech presidents
R. C. Goodwin
Grover E. Murray
Goals for Texas Tech
Texas Tech Administration support
Southern Associationís role

TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO

Southern Associationís role (continued)
Hindrance of "Tech"
Non-technological disciplines
Faculty recruitment
Graduate program reviews
Acceptance of Texas Tech
Future of name change
Problems in recruiting graduate students

RANGE DATES:

1969-1975

BULK DATES:

1969-1975