Williamson, Norman 1980-01-11

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Norman Williamson discusses the newspaper business, particularly black newspapers, in Lubbock. He also deals with important political and social issues in Lubbock and the surrounding area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Norman Williamson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 11, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: South Plains Farm Review, Ray Dennis, Joel Combs, Slaton, Texas, Liquor store, Carver Heights News, Bob Tosh, publisher, James Earl Lewis, Black newspaper, Manhatten Heights Times, West Texas Times, Printing companies, Shoprite, Publishing company stockholders, Hal Barron, Reach Roundup, Jim Cornish, Post, Texas, Dalton Wood, Tahoka, Texas, Wendle Tooley, Floydada, Texas, Jim Richards, Lorenzo, Texas, Bobby Morman, Lubbock, Texas, Art Rotsloff (?), plant manager, Black news, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Editorials, Urban renewal, Police and riot scares, Grievances.

Tape 1, Side 2: West Texas Times, Editorial policy, Opposition, Ethnic business communities, Mexican newspaper, T. J. Patterson, Charlie Guy, Times-West, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock Today, Suburban Today, Shallowater, Texas, Employment problems.

Tape 2, Side 1: West Texas Times, Mail subscriptions, Legal notices, Competition, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, State legislative districts, East Lubbock, Texas, Froy Salinas, Ethnic communities, Black, Mexican, Conflicts, Politics, Voting, Religion, Black newspapers, Editorials, Busing issue, Bootlegging, Anecdotes, Salary, Urban renewal, Civic center, Finds.

Tape 2, Side 2: Civic center, Construction, Press coverage, Land, Texas Tech Medical School, Other Lubbock hospitals, Conflicts, Indigent patient care, Taxes.

Range Dates: 1950s-1980

Bulk Dates: 1950s-1980


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