Casey, Anna 1975-03-24

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Miss Anna Casey, who taught school in Lubbock for over 30 years, recalls her early life and her teaching career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Anna Casey

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: March 24, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Dianna Hallford

Length: 01:15:01 (1 hour, 15 minutes)


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Great-grandfather moved to Fannin County in 1854, Bought land for $1.00 per acre, Childhood in Ladonia, Texas, recalled, Family photographs discussed, Anecdote about early desire to be a teacher, Attended North Texas State Teachers College, Taught first in rural schools in northeast Texas, Came to Lubbock in 1928 to teach, Reasons for moving to West Texas, Taught full-time in Lubbock for 30 years, Sevens schools in Lubbock in 1928 named, Lubbock High School opened in 1943, First impressions of Lubbock recalled, Churches and businesses named, Texas Tech discussed, Medical services recalled, First sandstorm she witnessed described, Taught sixth grade at Thompson School

Tape 1, Side 2: Social life described, People don't visit as much now as then, Expresses opinions on child neglect and child abuse and its causes, Incidents related, Changes in college supervision of students discussed, W. L. Mayo College in Commerce recalled, Depression of 1930s in Lubbock described, Teachers had to take discounts on paychecks, Sandstorms recalled

Range Dates: 1928-1975

Bulk Dates: 1928-1940s

Access Information

Original Recording Format:1/4" audio reel to reel tape

Recording Format Notes: digitized March 2016, audio CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: no

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