History of U. T. El Paso
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Dr. Strain was Museum Director 1937-46, and geology professor until 1974.
Summary of Interview
Experiences during World War II; fossil hunting on Mt. Cristo Rey amid U.S. machin gun nests; Charlie Steen, "The Uranium King"; definition of "Peedoggies"; Cap. Kidd; interesting and amusing recollections of campus life; faculty members who came to El Paso for their health; teaching load.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 40 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with William Strain and Valilyan Strain by Rebecca Craver, 1983, "Interview no. 642," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.