Platz, Ella Mae 1980-08-12

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Ella Mae Platz discusses her involvement with the city public library in Lubbock. She was the children’s librarian for many years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ella Mae Platz

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 12, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Betty Carr

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Country library, James Platz, husband, Texas Technological College, Associate Director, Daisy Godeke (Mrs. Harry), City Public Library drive (1949), Lubbock, Texas Library Association, Children’s department, Story hour, Mrs. Humphreys, county librarian, City Public Library Drive (again), Lobbying activities, Mrs. Janeway, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Tom F. (Marian), Wieson, Daisy Godeke (again), City public library, Construction of building, G. H. Sandy, first librarian, First office at Texas Tech, Staff, Secretary, Mrs. Yergut, cataloguer, Acquiring books, Opening Day, Children’s reading clubs, Scarcity of books, Anecdote: young patron, Puppet shows, Texas Tech assistance, Arnie Randall, Dr. Olive Wheeler, Peggy Howard Bright, Success.

Tape 1, Side 2: City public library (continued), Tell-a-Tale program, Success, Difficulties, Mahon City County Library, Tornado, Built (1970), Awards, City Joe Johnson, Library work (1953).

Range Dates: 1949-1970

Bulk Dates: 1940s-1950s

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