NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Scott, Rev. Steward S.

Date of interview: January 31, 1980
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 3 tapes (2 hours, 15 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Rev. Steward Scott, a retired Methodist minister, discusses his early life and experiences along with his religious beliefs.

Topics:
Family life and background
Cotton production—chopping and picking
Great Depression—Works Progress Administration
Houston, Texas—Horton and Horton
LaGrange Association
Medicine—home remedies
Methodist Church—religious beliefs
Henry Heller
Oral Roberts

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Scruggs, C. G.

Date of interview: April 23, 1976
Location of interview: Lubbock to Birmingham, Alabama (telephone)
Length of interview: 1 tape (25 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: C. G. Scruggs discusses the importance of the W. L. Stangel Papers to the history of the Southwest.

Topics:
Agriculture—Stangel’s contributions
Feedlot industry—Texas
Grain sorghum production—hybrids
State Fair of Texas—General Livestock Superintendent
Texas Tech University—College of Agriculture
Water conservation—irrigation developments

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Scudday, W. K. "Doc," and Jim Cunningham

Date of interview: February 2, 1973
Location of interview: Brownfield, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Doc Scudday and Jim Cunningham, longtime Terry County residents, talk about their families and life during the early 1900s.

Topics:
Family life and background
BR Ranch
Cedar Lake—Gaines County, Texas
Education—pioneer schools
Mail Service
"Doc" Winn—death of

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Sealey, Dr. Jesse Q.

Date of interview: March 8, 1973
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (2 hours)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dr. Sealey discusses his 40-year association with Texas Tech as a member of its biology department faculty, his committee work and his activities since retiring in 1968.

Topics:
Family background—covered wagon trip to Clovis, New Mexico (1907)
Education—Southern Methodist University and University of Texas, Austin
Hobbies and philosophy
Texas Tech University—early history
Administration and faculty
Architecture
Committees—Teacher Education and Academic Program
Early campus life—first residence halls
Great Depression—salary cuts
Presidents—Paul W. Horn, Clifford B. Jones
World War II—effects on Tech operations and student body
James and Miriam A. Ferguson—faculty opinions toward
John C. Granbury
J. Evetts Haley—Institute of Americanism

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED:  Sears, Earl

Date of Interview: May 26, 1998
Location of Interview:  Telephone Interview
Length of Interview:  1 hour and 15 minutes

Brief Synopsis of Interview:  Earl Sears, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, discusses his education and career in agriculture.  He also talks about the social and financial issues he has encountered until the present date.

Topics:

Earl Sears
Sears Family
Agriculture
Farming
Brownfield, Texas
Future Farmers of America
Weather conditions
Gomez, Texas
West Texas
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
World War II
Livestock
Lamesa, Texas
Career
Ranching
Cotton farming
Dust Storms
Children’s farm chores
National Cotton Council
Quilting
Cotton Industry
Cotton Gins

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Sears, J. Henry

Date of interview: June 22, 1956
Location of interview: Hereford, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Henry Sears, owner of a grain business in Hereford, recalls his early life and the many jobs which he has held.

Topics:
Background—mainly farming and ranching
Agriculture—early practices
Grain industry—Deaf Smith County
Hereford ISD—school board
Petroleum industry—Sears’ role
Travels
World War II—effect on area economy

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Seaver, Steve

Date of interview: February 14, 1979
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (25 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Steve Seaver, disc jockey at KLLL Radio in Lubbock, discusses Buddy Holly and Lubbock’s efforts to memorialize him.

Topics:
Buddy Holly Memorial Society—founded by Bill Griggs
Buddy Holly Week in England—Holly’s influence on the Beatles and other British groups.
Music—Rock ‘n Roll and Country
Radio broadcasting—Lubbock (KDAV and KLLL)
Slim Corbin—friend of Holly
Joe Ely
Waylon Jennings

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Seay, Dewey

Date of interview: September 19, 1973
Location of interview: Tulia, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dewey Seay, owner of a trucking business, discusses farming on the Panhandle Plains of Texas.

Topics:
Family background—Silverton, Texas
Agriculture—mechanization and other changing modes
Grass fires and fire fighting
Grain production—elevators and government regulations
Great Depression—Silverton bank failure
Irrigation wells
Weather conditions—dust storms and severe winters
World War I—draft registration
World War II—rationing

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Seay, Euphemia

Date of interview: September 19, 1975
Location of interview: Tulia, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Seay, retired schoolteacher, reminisces about the early Tulia area.

Topics:
Family life and background
Community and social life
Early businesses—Tulia, Texas
Ethnic minorities—leadership in county
Great Depression and World Wars—effect on county economy
Politics—Texas (Swisher County)
Ranches and ranching
Radio broadcasting—campaign speeches
J. Evetts Haley
Pat O’Daniel

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