In the process of conservation and digitization, our Audio/Visual department transcribes existing interviews in the Southwest Collection’s holdings for a new generation of listeners to rediscover. Such interviews frequently cover topics relating to the founding of Texas Tech and the settlement of Lubbock but can also encompass a wide range of subjects.

Recent Submissions

  • Warren Hasse oral history interview 

    Gamble, Steven; Hasse, Warren (1976-07-13)
    This interview features Pampa sports journalist Warren Hasse. Hasse discusses sports in Pampa and in West Texas more broadly. Hasse talks about the West Texas-New Mexico Baseball League and its memorable players and ...
  • Walter Potter oral history interview 

    Carpenter, Fred; Potter, Walter (1972-05-05)
    This oral history interview features Walter Potter of Roscoe, Texas. Potter talks about his experience with George Parks and the Boys’ Club.
  • Phillip Haynes oral history interview 

    Carpenter, Fred; Haynes, Phillip (1972-05-05)
    This oral history interview features Philip Haynes. Haynes talks about his experience in the Roscoe Boys’ Club and his interactions with George Parks. Haynes discusses the benefits of the club and its impact on the community.
  • William Ducker oral history interview 

    McClain, Meredith; Brock, Elaine; Ducker, William (1980-07-27)
    William Ducker was one of the Texas Tech professors who originally saw the famed Lubbock Lights in 1951. Two years before his death, he spoke to fellow Texas Tech professor, Meredith McClain, about the original sighting ...
  • Kurt Frederick oral history interview 

    Gracy, David; Frederick, Kurt (1968-09-16)
    This interview features Kurt Frederick, a European refugee and conductor of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra. Frederick talks about hearing Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw and then corresponding with the ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel one 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1967-11-29)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Dr. Holden discusses his family history, upbringing, and moving around Texas during his childhood. Holden talks about his early years as a teacher before attending the ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel eight and nine 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1968-03-06)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden discusses the presidency of Clifford Jones at Texas Tech University. To this end, Holden talks about Jones’ personality, his interest in athletics, and his political ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel seven 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1968-05-03)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden primarily discusses J. Evetts Haley in this interview. As such, Holden talks about Haley’s personality, his politics, his writings, and his time at Texas Tech’s ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview 1970 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1970-06-23)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden discusses his first experience teaching anthropology and the conflicts that ensued over teaching evolution. Holden also talks about J. Frank Norris.
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel four 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1967-12-18)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden discusses his administrative roles at Texas Tech and his participation in societies such as the Questers. Holden also talks about helping found the West Texas ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel two 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1967-12-15)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden talks about his interest in archeology and his excavations in New Mexico and near the Canadian River. Holden also discusses the process of obtaining funding for the ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel three 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1967-12-15)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden discusses the founding of the Southwest Collection and the process of gathering and preserving early archival materials. Holden talks about J. Evetts Haley’s role ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel five 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1967-12-18)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Dr. Holden discusses his time in Mexico and his anthropological research on the Yaqui. Holden also talks about his various book projects, his articles, and new possibilities ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel six 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1968-01-08)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden discusses his work in developing the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS). To this end, Holden talks about fundraising, planning exhibits, ...
  • William Curry Holden oral history interview reel nine 

    Skaggs, Jimmy M.; Holden, William Curry (1968-05-13)
    This interview features Dr. William Curry Holden. Holden talks about professors he worked with during his career.