Miller, Denton 1970-07-02

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Denton Miller discusses the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, and the housing program connected with this disaster.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Denton Miller

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 02, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Actions following the tornado described, Relates assistance given to various people, Assignment to inspect some storm damage discussed, Initiation of a housing program, Homeless people assembled in coliseum and issued keys, Mentions Catholic church involvement with housing program, Repair of distributed houses explained, Lists organizations handling distribution of clothing, furniture, appliances, etc., Verification of applicants discussed, Counts total number of houses and apartments rented.

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues discussion of housing programs, Lists qualifications for housing rental, Obligations on part of applicant reviewed, Problem of aftermath, Determines length and cost of housing leases, Discusses necessities provided by welfare agencies, Recommendations for other cities in case of disaster provided.

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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