History of the University
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Engineering professor, 1940s-1960s; Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Summary of Interview
Recollections of administrators and tuition fee; the building of the Schellenger Research Lab; St. Patrick's Day activities of the Engineering students; different sites of the Engineering Department; evolution of the Engineering Department; how the first Union Building was built; campus dances; pranks played by students and faculty; athletics.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 10 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Ralph Coleman by Rebecca Craver, 1983, "Interview no. 681," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.