Jamison, Theodore S 1979-01-31

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Theodore Jamison discusses his past, telling of his training and work in the mortuary business. He also tells of the early history of Texas Tech and talks about black civil rights.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Theodore S. Jamison

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Date: January 31, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lubbock Texas (November 15 1919), Mack Jamison brother, Mr. Pruitt cotton farmer, Cotton picking, Dick Jamison grandfather, Jamison Funeral Home (1885), Yoakum Texas, Lubbock, First impression, Will McCrummin land owner, First facilities, Discrimination, Red Lancaster, Education, Whites, Blacks, Temple Texas High School, Medical School, Texas Embalming College, Fort Worth Texas, Early jobs, Practical experience, John Seely, Cincinnati Ohio, Plastic surgery, Return to Lubbock (1942), Santa Fe Railroad Diner Service, Steward, Marriage, Funeral home established (1949), Tornado (May 11 1970), Injuries and deaths, Housing improvements.

Tape 1, Side 2: Urban renewal, Black neighborhoods, Boundaries, Facilities, State Health Department, Law enforcement, Willie Lusk black undercover deputy, Mexican-American population, Lubbock Cotton Oil Press, Lubbock development, Roles played by blacks, Black businesses, Cafes, Dr. Oliver physician, Dr. Lyons dentist, Mr. Darby lawyer, Gene Gavins lawyer, School locations, Mother seamstress, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Martin Luther King.

Tape 2, Side 1: Texas Tech University, Construction, Dr. Paul Horn, Black students (1940s), Civil rights, Political views.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1885-1970

Bulk Dates: 1919-1970

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