Texas Tech University
Archives - Alumni Collections
I. Oral History Interviews and II.
Alumni, and Former Staff and Faculty Interviews
Below are alumni collections that are available for viewing
and listening [oral histories] in the reading room.
Robert Abbott Oral History interview
(2000) - Covers the dedication and groundbreaking ceremony
of Texas Technological College in the 1920s.
Abernethy Oral History interview
(1974) - Discusses working at Tech and attitude towards
the Institute of Americanism, Texas Tech and Athletics
- Tom Abraham oral history interview (2006) -
Talks about the history of the Toreador (now the Daily Toreador) newspaper
- Bidal Aguero oral history interview (1998) - Discusses education,
Texas Tech and discrimination
- Rebecca Arriaga oral history interview (2015) - Reflects upon her time at Texas Tech
and her career in marketing.
- Jane Blay oral history interview (2015) -
Discusses attending Texas Tech in the early 1960s, living in the Home Management House,
and her career as a Home Demonstration Agent in Gains and Terry Counties.
- Helen Mack Hume Akers oral history interview (1982) -
Talks about being a student at Texas Tech during World War II
- Ruth Horn Andrews and Mabel Irwin oral history interview (1968) -
Recalls early years of Texas Tech with emphasis on faculty matters
- Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Barrick oral history interview (1973) -
Comments on William Ward Watkin's contributions to Texas Tech's architecture
- Mrs. Shirley S. Bates oral history interview (1975) - Talks the
development of food services at Texas Tech
- B. A. Brady oral history interview (1980) -
Talks about being an engineering student in 1920s, football and designing the Double T Bench.
- Mary Louise Brewer oral history interview (1976) -
Discusses teaching at Tech, Black students and early discrimination against female instructors.
- Claude H. Brown oral history interview (1985) -
Talks about early Tech Dairy operations (late 1920s or 1930s?).
- Robert Carr oral history interview (2014) -
Talks about attending Texas Tech and going into the medical profession in Lubbock.
- Otilo J. Castellano Jr. oral history interview (1999) -
Includes comment about few Hispanic students and organizations at Tech in 1972.
- George Chaffee oral history interview (2013) -
Includes discussion on studying music at Texas Tech and John Denver.
- Alice Chavez oral history interview (1999) - Comments on Texas Tech
student views on Hispanics.
- Tony Chavez oral history interview (1976) - Talks about Chicano
organizations at Texas Tech and discrimination in Lubbock.
- Fern Cone oral history interview (1979) -
Talks about Texas Tech boarders, buildings, and celebrations.
- J. E. Couch oral history interview (1984) -
talks about hazing, classes and campus life in 1926.
- Stella Crockett Courtney oral history interview (2010) -
Covers her time as the first non-transfer African-American student to graduate from Texas Tech.
- Jack Dale oral history interview (2001) - covers his time with Red Raider broadcasting.
- Barbara Davis oral history interview (2014) - Discusses her early life,
upbringing, and experiences as a home economics student and resident in the Home Management House at Texas Tech University.
- Bill Dean oral history interview (2001)
- Fidela "Fifi" Perez De Lira oral history interview (2009) -
Talks about being one of the first members of Los Tertulianos, the first minority group at Texas Tech.
- Patt Ellebracht oral history interview (2013) -
Discusses attending Texas Tech.
- James B.Franks oral history interview (1985) -
Discusses Texas Tech laundry facilities.
- James R. Gammill oral history interview-faculty (1972) -
Discusses student life in early 1930s, including hazing, and mentions Dr. John Granberry's use of "I" when teaching which would confuse students
and it lead to his dismissal.
- Mrs. Dorothy T. Garner oral history interview (1973) -
Addresses women's residence hall administration and curfew policies.
- W. Tom Gaston oral history interview (1963) - Covers his time as the Budget Director of Texas Tech and the State of
- Mrs. Lucille Graves oral history interview (1974) -
Covers her admittance into Tech as the first African-American student.
- W. A. Greer oral history interview (1998) -
Makes numerous comments about Texas Tech in the 1920s.
- Inez Russell Gomez oral history interview (2016) - Covers her career in newspapers including her time as a journalism major at Texas Tech.
- Anita Carmona Harrison oral history interview (2009) -
Discusses her time at Texas Tech University and her experiences as being part of the Hispanic community in Lubbock.
- Maxine Harrison oral history interview (2014) -
Talks about her experiences at Texas Tech and her involvement in various social clubs. Harrison also discusses San Angelo and Angelo State.
- Walter D. Henson oral history interview (1978) -
Talks about Texas Tech in 1928.
- Mrs. Bill Poage Hickerson oral history interview (2000) -
Discusses student life at Texas Tech from 1925-1928.
- J. Culver Hill oral history interview (1975) -
Comments on early Tech Band from 1927-1932 and the name change.
- Jean A. (Mrs. J. Harmon) Jenkins oral history interview (1975) -
Covers many early Tech topics from 1930s-1950s, including introduction of women's sorority systems to campus and initiation of athletes
into the Double T Association.
- Eugene E. Jordan oral history interview (1975) -
Various early Tech recollections from 1924-1930, including hazing, Cheri Casa, and conflict between the town and students.
- Harve Kendrick oral history interview (1975) - discusses early Lubbock, the city's growth and the establishment of Texas Tech.
- Virginia Landwer oral history interview (1982) -
Topics include Women's Athletic Association, Women's Recognition Service, and Doak Hall in 1934.
- Mrs. George Landford oral history interview (1973) -
Covers her time as the first women's PE teacher, the department's curriculum, and both sexes sharing the same facilities.
- Noé Lara oral history interview(2009) -
Talks about being a member of Los Tertulianos.
- Grey Lewis oral history interview(2003) -
Talks about hazing and student life at Tech.
- Julio Llanas oral history interview (1998) - Discusses Texas Tech and
- R. C. Marshall Jr. oral history interview (1980) -
Recalls writing the lyrics to The Matador Song.
- Bob Messersmith and Lloyd Lanotte oral history interview (undated) -
Talks about "Spectrum Texas Tech".
- David Miller oral history interview (2014) -
Discusses working with Kent Hance, Texas Tech University, and the wind energy industry.
- Elton T. Mims oral history interview (1978) -
Topics include attending Texas Tech in the 1920s and the first gymnasium.
- Elmer Moore oral history interview(1981) -
Talks about the early history of Texas Tech and being one of the first cheerleaders.
- Lomer Nelson oral history interview (1979) - Talks about the early
history of Texas Tech and the Toreador newspaper.
- Luciano Perez oral history interview (1976) - Discusses discrimination
- Wanda Perry oral history interview (2004) -
Covers topics such as the fencing team and balancing student life with athletics.
- Larry Philippe oral history interview (2014) - Talks about student disability services.
- Otis Price oral history interview(2013) -
Discusses growing up in East Lubbock, attending Texas Tech and teaching music in Lubbock.
- Janie Landin Ramirez oral history interview (2016) - covers topics such as attending Tech in the mid-1970s, the Lubbock Tornado,
and Chancellor Montford.
- Maria Rivas oral history interview (2010) -
Talks about being a member of Los Tertulianos.
- Edith Lucille Robinson oral history interview (undated) -
Talks about the early history of Texas Tech and its people.
- Willie M. Hawthorne Rogers oral history interview (1998) -
Talks about being a student at Texas Tech in the 1920s.
- Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Rush oral history interview (1971) -
Family land sold to help establish Texas Tech.
- Dorothy Rylander oral history interview(1981) -
Talks about being a student at Texas Tech in the 1920-30s.
- Dorothy Rylander oral history interview(1985) -
Talks more about Texas Tech over the years.
- Gretchen Scott oral history interview (2016) -
Talks about attending Texas Tech and being one of few women enrolled in Agricultural Sciences.
- Rodrick Shaw oral history interview (1998) -
Attended Texas Tech in the 1940s and owned dairy cow.
- Lon Sitton oral history interview (2014) -
Talks about attending Texas Tech and handicap accessibility.
- Mrs. Wilmer Smith oral history interview (1976) -
Talks about being a student at Texas Tech in the 1930s, women's liberation and her distinguished career.
- Virginia Snelling oral history interview (1973) -
Talks about her 46-year career at Tech as the Payroll and Employee Benefits departments.
- Joe F. Taylor oral history interview (1975) -
Talks about being a student at Texas Tech in the 1930s.
- Texas Tech Day oral history interview (1956) - Hal Mayfield, Mr. Walker and Bob Nash talk about the growth,
new construction and progress of various academic and athletic areas at Texas Tech.
- David Thompson oral history interview (1975) -
Talks about being a student at Texas Tech in the 1950s.
Mildred Bagley was among the first students to attended Texas Technological College in 1925.
- U 449.1 Mildred Bagley Collection, 1925-1929:
T his 1 wallet collection consists of miscellaneous memorabilia from the early years of Texas Tech: fee receipts from 1925-1926,
a 1929-30 campus directory, pageant program for "The Spirit of West Texas," a September 3, 1926 program for the First Annual Banquet Tech Students with an
enclosed photo with red and black ribbons attached, and the souvenir program for the first football game for Texas Tech versus McMurray College.
Baker, James Neville
James Neville Baker attended Texas Technological College from 1935-1939 with a business degree and went on to work for Conoco.
- U 397.1 James Neville Baker Collection, 1935-1939 and undated:
This 1 wallet collection consists of 84 photographs of Texas Tech taken during Baker's time as a student.
Some of the images in this collection have been digitized and are viewable
Blanchard, Garland Lester
Garland Lester Blanchard attended Texas Technological College in 1933-1934 and majored in agriculture, possibly as a pre-vet student.
- U 345.1 Garland Lester Blanchard Collection, 1933-1935:
This 1 wallet collection consists of a small leather covered diary that Garland L. Blanchard wrote in between the years 1933 and 1935. A few
loose news clippings were tucked inside the diary. A blue "First Place" ribbon from the Panhandle South Plains Fair
accompanies the diary's donation.
Mrs. Allie Collins Parker, the donor, is a native of Lubbock. She earned
her bachelors and masters degrees at Texas Technological College (1933 and
1950 respectively) with emphasis in economics and marketing. She was
originally from Claude, Texas. Her husband was Robert M. Parker, who
graduated with a masters in Mathematics from Texas Tech in 1933.
- U 221.1 Class Reunion Records, 1972: This 1 wallet
collection contains 2 copies of the class directory for the class of
1932-1933, a 1972 issue of the Texas Techsan, and various donor/alumni
pamphlets. The class reunion was held on May 13, 1972.
Nancy McKissack, whose married name is Cantwell, was born in 1933 and
attended Texas Technological College in the early 1950s. During her years
at Texas Tech, McKissack was involved with Zeta Tau Alpha and the drama
fraternity Alpha Psi Omega.
- U 304.1 Nancy Cantwell Collection, 1938-1956: This 1
box collection consists of two scrapbooks donated by Nancy Cantwell.
C. Curtis Reese attended Texas Tech for three years in the mid-1920s and
left Tech before finishing his degree.
- U 273.1 Cole Collection, 1920s and undated: This 1
wallet collections contains a scrapbook of Mrs. Cole's father, C. Curtis
Reese, which includes scenes of the campus, students, ships and
miscellaneous people. There are also images of Mr. Reese traveling
around the world to places like Paris and surveying. Additionally,
there are party invitations and handbills, many of which were for the
Cheri Casa Home for Boys, one of the first boarding houses for students
attending the newly established Texas Technological College. Some items
from the scrapbook have been digitized
- S ? Lucile Davis Collection, 1925-1927: This two box collection consists
of two leather bound scrapbooks concerning Lucile Davis' student days at Texas Technological College.
Included are photographs, newsclippings, programs, and other memorabilia. Davis attended Texas Technological
College during its first three years (1925-1927).
Mrs. Disney’s father, Rex Keys, attended Tech in 1926 and was business
manager of La Ventana and a football player. He passed away in 1951.
- Jay C. and Doris K. Disney Photographs
- U 60.1 Jay C. and Doris K. Disney Collection, 1926-1927: This 1 wallet collection contains
a Prairie Fire publication by Texas Tech students, Jan.-Feb. 1927, and a 1926 Texas Tech
songbook. Transferred to Photographs division were two black & white photos of Texas Tech's first football game,
dated 1925, and transferred to the Athletics collection was a 1926 Texas Tech vs. TCU game program.
Dixon, Hortense Williams
Hortense Williams Dixon was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Texas Tech.
- U 421.1 Hortense Williams Dixon Collection, 1970: This 1 wallet
collection contains Dixon's vita, academic profile, 1 photograph, a press release about her being the first
African American to graduate with a Ph.D. from Texas Tech, and a copy of a report she co-authored
titled "On the Purposes of the University." The materials in this collection were gathered together
from 2 different University News and Publications collections.
- U 318.1 Hazel Duncan Collection,
1928-1932: This 1 wallet collection consists of various items
found among Hazel Duncan's belongings. The items are a City of Lubbock
"How to Read the Electric Meter and Other Useful Information" pamphlet;
a Young Women's Christian Association membership card; an unfolded
"Texas Tech Pasteurized Dairy Products Sweet Cream Butter" wrapper; a
Christmas card from Texas Tech President Horn, 1928; 2 news clippings on
the Tech football team; a January 1931 Texas Tech Pictoral and
Information Bulletin; a 1930 4th Annual Commencement program; a The
Forum invitation; and an oversized 1932 April Fool Supplement to the
Toreador entitled the "Scarlet Scavenger."
Charles R. and Jane Eatherly Collection
Charles R. Eatherly was a Park Administration student and worked in the
Texas Tech Greenhouse in the summer of 1960. He received his BS degree in
1961 and his MS in 1963, with both degrees coming from Texas Tech. His wife,
Jane, was also a 1961 graduate of Texas Tech. Her father, James Lawrence
Hicks, attended Texas Tech in the late 1930s and was president of the Aggie
Club at Texas Tech in 1938 and was also involved in the Block and Bridle
- U 322.1 Charles R. and Jane Eatherly Collection,
1890-2014: This 2 box and 1 oversized box collection contains pages out of the
scrapbook of Mr. James Lawrence Hicks, yearbooks and scrapbooks for
Lillie Mae Eatherly, and photographs, memorabilia and written
correspondence pertaining to Charles R. Eatherly and his wife, Jane,
both graduates of Texas Technological College. Also included are programs from the
Block and Bridle Club, the Aggie Club Banquets, graduation invitations
from Texas Tech in 1938 and from Lubbock High School in 1930, and photographs from the 1957 homecoming parade. Mr. Eatherly's previous
donation of 52 color slides of the 1960 Homecoming Parade were added to
the Heritage Club Photograph Collection (P7106).
Floyd, Bobbie Camp
Bobbie Camp Floyd's mother, Murl L. Colwell, attended Texas Technological
College and graduated in 1937.
- U 350.1 Bobbie Camp Floyd Collection, 1937: This
collection consists of a special edition of the 1937 La Ventana called
"The Candid Camera Edition of the La Ventana."
A graduate of Floydada High School, Maxine Fry entered Texas Tech in 1934. A go-getter, Maxine became active in many student organizations during her four years here.
Noted for her elegant looks, she was voted as a La Ventana Beauty in 1937 and was a lady-in-waiting for the Queen’s coronation court for the 1937 Junior Prom.
Her most notable achievement, however, was winning by a landslide the election for student body president in May of 1937 and thus becoming the first female
to hold the position.
- U 398.1 Maxine Fry Scrapbook, 1937-1958: This scrapbook is in very fragile condition. It includes
news clippings and a few photographs concerning Maxine's years at Texas Technological College, the beginning of her teaching career and her wedding. There are also a
few loose items such as her student government campaign poster.
Born in 1907 in Granger, Texas, Flora Goforth spent her childhood in Texas
and New Mexico. Relatives on both sides of her family had been weavers,
spurring her desire to make a career out of designing surface patterns. She
attended Texas Technological College in the late 1920s-early 1930s. Texas
Technological College was the only school west of the Mississippi to have a
Flora Goforth Photographs
Goforth oral history interview (1999)
Goforth oral history interview (2000)
242.2 Flora Goforth Papers, 1927-1934 and undated: The
collection includes various woven textiles done by Goforth and her
students, photographs, and Texas Technological College memorabilia and
242.3 Flora Goforth Papers, 1906-2000: The collection
includes correspondence, financial records, printed materials, hand notes,
diaries, and appointment calendars by Flora Goforth, some Texas
Technological College memorabilia, a stick loom project, and class notes.
The donor, Jean Grossman [formerly Jeannie Rook], is an graduate of the
Texas Tech University Theatre program. Her father, Charles Galloway Rook
Sr., worked as a professor at Texas Tech during the 1940s-1950s doing cotton
research under the Cotton Research Committee. Rook and his son, Charles
Galloway Rook Jr., owned the Tru-Fab Metal Products Company which provided
building materials to construct cotton gins.
256.1 Jean Grossman Papers, 1944-1966: The collection
contains two scrapbooks of theatre productions from the Texas Tech
University Theatre. The first is of the 1966 production of Tartuffe, for
which the donor was the costuming assistant. The second scrapbook is of
various theatre productions from 1964-1966. Also included is a scale model
of the theatre's stage and miniature set pieces [made to scale as well]
for the play "Not Enough Rope" which was done in the spring of 1966. The
remainder of the material concerns cotton gins, irrigation, cotton burr
waste research, and Tru-Fab Metal Products Company. This includes
correspondence, photographs and committee information.
Hall, J. P., Family
Cecil Hall, a freshman mechanical engineer student, attended Tech in
1937-1938 and passed away in early 1938.
- U 360.1 J. P. Hall Family Collection, 1924-1938: This
1 wallet collection contains miscellaneous items related to student
Cecil Leroy Hall. Included are three photographs, a obituary, a letter
of condolence from the Dean of Men, Hall's high school diploma, a bible,
and an odd assortment of handwritten student notes. One photograph of
the Administration Building from 1924 was transferred to the Heritage
Club Photograph Collection (# P8000).
- U 392.1 Mike Hamberlin Collection, 1967-1970:
This collection consists of 75 color slides. The images include football games, Carol of Lights, aerial views,
campus construction, and the installation of trees around the Business Administration Building.
Luke Kahlich holds a B.A. degree (1971) and M.A. degree (1975) Texas Tech University.
- U 390.1 Luke Kahlich Collection, undated-1969: This 1
wallet collection contains 5 (undated) movie tickets from the Palace Theatre in Spur, Texas and newsletter no. 2 of "Name Change News" about the movement
to change Texas Technological College's name.
Tom Kingsbery attended Texas Tech in the late 1940s and was a member of the first Tech Rodeo Team as well as the Block and Bridle Club. His
daughter, Sue Kingsbery Porter was a member of the early Lady Raiders Basketball team.
- U 335.1 Tom Kingsbery Collection, 1947-1948: This 1
wallet collection contains 12 photocopied pages from a scrapbook covering Kingsbery's involvement in the first Texas Tech Rodeo Team, which was
established in 1947. The Block and Bridle Club began in 1930 and
sponsored the All-College Rodeo.
Virginia Knapp was the daughter of Bradford Knapp, second president of Texas Technological College, and granddaughter of Seaman Knapp A graduate of Texas Tech,
Virginia was a retired school teacher and retired director of the Rusk County Historical Commission.
- U 448.1 Virginia Knapp Collection, 1930s-1940 and undated: This collection consists of two CDs - the first CD contains scans of photos of
the Bradford Knapp family and Texas Tech during his presidential
administration, and the second CD contains audio recordings of the 1940 graduation ceremony and
DFD social club choral performance from the late 1930s. Also included is 8 color photocopies of the photographs.
Lively, Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan Lively was born in August 1923 in Bonham, Texas. His father, L. Y. Lively, lived in Lubbock while Robert attended Texas Technological
College and studied engineering. Robert graduated in May 1940 with a B.A. degree.
- U 351.1 Robert Morgan Lively Collection, 1918-1940: This 1 box collection contains 70 photographs found at an estate sale. The
majority of the images are the Morgan and Whiteright families from 1918-1923. There are also images from Lively's time in the military.
Identified are Lively, Clarence Sharp, and Mrs. Jim Morgan. Of particular interest are the three "Texas Tech Industrial Engineering"
images of a bus trip with that logo on the bus and a parade float.
Mrs. Grace Flechtner Lyon and her twin sister, Kathryn Flechtner Gressett both graduated from Texas Technological College.
- U 315.1 Grace Lyon Collection, 1968: This 1 wallet collections a letter from James G. Allen, Dean of Student Life, to R. J.
Flechtner, along with a certificate stating that Mr. Flechtner was member #8 of "Dads Association Life Member." Mr. Flechtner had joined
the newly founded Dad's Club, which later became the Dads Association, in the Fall of 1956 when his daughters came to Texas Tech. He did not
receive his membership certificate until 12 years later.
Marion McKinsey is the great niece of Julia Wight Hatcher, who ran a men's boarding house at 1611 Avenue Y in Lubbock, Texas for students
attending Texas Technological College. Mrs. Hatcher was fondly referred to as "Ma Hatcher" by her boarders.
- U 348.1 Marion McKinsey Collection, 1943-1976: This 1 box collection contains photographs of male students who attended Texas
Technological College and lived at Mrs. Hatcher's boarding house. The bulk of the images were taken during the 1940s and many of the men are
in military uniform. The men identified are Henderson Wilson, Foy Elrod, Truman L. Allen, Jeff A. Pirtle, William Saver, and Elroy Schoppa.
- U 379.1 Martin Reese Collection, 1936-1941: This 1 wallet collection contains four photographs, a publication concerning the firing of the
Toreador editor, both of his Texas Tech diplomas, and a 1936-1937 student handbook which has been digitized.
- U 446.1 Dub Rushing Collection, 1998: This 1 wallet
collection contains a sprial bound copy Rushing's recollections of Texas Tech and Lubbock titled "The Horizon Campaign
'Building on the First 75 Years' Texas Tech 1923-1998".
James Marcus Gordon worked at Texas Technological College for its first
twenty years, during which time he taught Latin and education classes and
served as head of the philosophy and sociology department. He was dean of
Arts and Sciences from 1925-1945, dean of men from 1925-1937, as well as and
U 281.1 Melinda Shanklin Papers, 1903-1989: This 1 box and 1 oversized folder collection was donated by Melinda Shanklin,
granddaughter of James Marcus Gordon, and consists of news clippings, photographs, certificates and diplomas on the Gordon family.
Also included is J. M. Gordon's correspondence and literary writings.
Sims, John C.
- U 326.1 John C. Sims Collection, 1926-1927: This 1 wallet collection consists of a 1926 La Ventana and many loose pages torn from
various Texas Tech publications, most of which depict campus buildings. The news clippings concern the first graduating class of 1927 and a
brief bio of Anna Belle Collins. There is also a handwritten play called "Ouida" and a program for the First Annual Commencement, May 26-30,
1927. Pasted inside the La Ventana, towards the back, are numerous small black and white photographs. The photographs include the
First Christian Church in Lubbock, people with a Lubbock Transportation Co. bus, the M. E. Church of Lubbock, and several unidentified people, as well as a
postcard of the Lubbock County Court House. The pasted programs are for "The Spirit of West Texas" pageant,
"A Light in the Lone Star" pageant, and first commencement at Texas Tech.
- U 412.1 Betty Stanford Collection, 1955-1957: This 1 oversized box contains
9 articles of clothing related to the donor's time as a twirler when she attended Texas Tech. Betty Alice Lovelace
(Mrs. Paul Stanford) served as a twirler with the band from 1954-1957.
Taylor, John G., Sr.
John G. Taylor, Sr., worked for 31 years as a contracting and purchasing
officer at Texas Tech University. He began working at Tech in 1949 and
retired on January 31, 1981. His son, Dr. John G. Taylor, Jr., works at
Texas Tech now.
- U 349.1 John G. Taylor Sr. Collection, 2009: This
collection consists of a printed copy of Mr. Taylor's remembrances on
Texas Tech University history, its campus and people.
Teague, Joyce Bell
Joyce Bell Teague graduated graduated from Texas Technological College in 1936 and moved to California to begin a modeling career.
S ? William Tubbs Papers, 1923: This collection consists of
two bank receipts from 1923 concerning the payment for securing land for
the creation of the West Texas Technological College, which then became
Texas Technological College. William Tubbs paid a sum of $500 on a
pledge to secure land that lead to the creation of Texas Tech.
Wilson, Eloise Smith
Wilson was a student at Texas Technological College from 1933-1936 and a
member of the DFD social club. She married John H. Wilson.
- S ? Eloise Smith Wilson Papers, 1933-1939: These 2
scrapbooks deal with the social life of Eloise Smith and John H. Wilson
at Texas Technological College in the 1930s. The scrapbooks are
primarily filled with news clippings, photographs, wedding invitations,
and other memorabilia of social activities.
Paula Zinn Hunter worked as an Assistant Registrar at Texas Tech for 17 years. Her father, John M. Zinn attended Texas Technological College in the
1950s during which time he was visit with artist Peter Hurd while Hurd was painting his mural in Holden Hall. Her great aunt, Ella Ruth Zinn, also
attended Texas Tech in 1932.
- U 409.1 Zinn Family Collection, 1927-2014: This oversized box collection contains emails and printouts pertaining to Peter Hurd;
an Arizona Highways magazine inscribed to John Zinn by Peter Hurd (1953); biographical information on John M. Zinn, Ella Ruth Zinn, and Paula Zinn Hunter;
Ella's framed Crosbyton High School diploma (1927); the publication "History of the 413th Infantry Regiment (1946); and three different newspapers -
"The Timberwolf: 104th Infantry Division" (1944), "National Timberwolf Association Membership Roster" (1944-1995), and "Timberwolf Howl" (1986-1995).
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