Willingham, J J 1975-02-05

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Dr. J. J. Willingham, past head of the Department of Dairy Industry, discusses his experiences at Texas Tech since 1948.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J.J. Willingham

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 05, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Marshall L. Pennington

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data presented, Eldest sister was first woman county school superintendent in Texas at Gilmer, Describes difficulties in attending college, Bachelor's degree in the science of dairy husbandry, June 1931, Received Ph.D. at IUowa State, June 1942, Reason for majoring in dairy husbandry, Traces places of employment, Mentions part in development of Chiffon margarin, Describes coming to Tech in 1948a s head of Department of Dairy Manufacturing, Scheduled to come to Tech in 1931, but no appropriation by Texas House of Representatives, Professor Renner recalled, Organized Department of Dairy Industry in 1927, Texas Tech creamery described, Milk delivered by students driving a wagon pulled by mules, Problems of delivery, Specialty products of Tech cremery, Homecoming breakfasts given by Dairy Industry Club recalled, Discussion of acquaintances, Early core curriculum established.

Tape 1, Side 2: Some graduates of the Department of Dairy Industry discussed, Dairy products judging contest, Involved much work, Trips discussed, Explains judging, Discussion of oleomargarine, Senior trips recalled, Harold Sawyer mentioned, Committee assignments.

Tape 2, Side 1: Mention of dairy judging team records, Service on committees recalled, Texas Tech presidents remembered, Ice cream contest discussed, Acquaintances in 1948 discussed, Miss Craddock of food service, Dean Stangel remembered, Nicknames recalled, Artificial insemination program discussed, Marketing conditions of dairy products, Discussion of allocation of funds, Modern methods of transporting milk.

Tape 2, Side 2: Research in dairy department, Honors and recognition received, Mention of current department head, Food technology discussed.

Range Dates: 1927-1975

Bulk Dates: 1927-1948


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