Jones, Lewis N 1977, 1978

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Lewis Jones, retired Dean of Students at Texas Tech University, discusses Tech football between 1932 and 1937, the Tech football team’s road games under Coach Pete Cawthon during the 1930s, recalls his education background and reviews his career at Tech, and discusses current policies toward and problems concerning the Tech student body.


General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lewis N. Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 10, 1977; February 14 and 23, 1978

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah, Michael Q. Hooks

Length: 2 hours, 20 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Pete Cawthon, Texas Tech football coach, Team travel, Recruiting gimmick, Trips, Places visited (1938), Professors taught on trains, Anecdote: 1939 trip to Shreveport, Louisiana, First collegiate team plane trip (1937), Detroit, Michigan, Flight described, Pete Cawthon (again), Flight (again), Jones, Played football for Texas Tech (1935-1937), Played professional football under Cawthon, Teams during World War II, Evaluations of teams, Pete Cawthon (again), Desired publicity for Texas Tech, Coached at Austin College.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Born: Cleburne, Texas (December 15, 1912), Parents, Farmers, Cleburne High School, Graduation (1932), School buses, Football, Positions, Uniforms, Classification, Championships, Trains, Education, Texas Tech (1932-1933), Football scholarship, Engineering, Weatherford, Texas, Junior College, Football, Employment, Sports recruiting, West Texas area, Texas Tech (again), Description, Graduation (1938), History degree, Professors.

Tape 2, Side 2: Master’s degree (1939), Teaching, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Mathematics (1945-1947), Clifford Jones, Dr. Wadlin, Dean of Students, Texas Tech, Problems, Responsibilities, Repeal process.

Tape 3, Side 1: Alpha Phi Omega, Service organization, H. L. Bartlum, national president, Dean of Students, Dean of Men, Responsibilities, Discipline, Housing, Organizations, Extracurricular activities, Rec Hall (1947), Student Union building, Games, Dances, Meeting place, Dean of Students (1969), Communication with students, Campus problems, Alcohol, Housing, Cliff Yoder, director, Drugs, Freshmen, Discipline, Theft, Parking lots.

Tape 3, Side 2: University discipline, Reasons, Jim Farr, student attorney, Campus problems, Streaking (1973-74), Key ring case, Student activists, Anti-war demonstrations, Integration, Ethnic groups, Gay rights, Freshman hazing, Students rights, Greek social organizations, Stability, Lodges, Student organizations, Criteria, Application, Identification of officers, Purposes stated, Faculty sponsor,

Tape 4, Side 1: Student organizations (continued), Controversies, Student body, Conservative, Agriculture background, Religion, Conservative vs. liberal universities.

Tape 4, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1912-1978

Bulk Dates: 1932-1978


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