NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abarca, Ramon

Date of interview: January 5, 1999
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 35 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Ramon Abarca, Lubbock area educator and school administrator, discusses his life and the changes the Lubbock and Slaton Independent School districts have faced over the years.

Topics:
Family life and background
Education-Texas Public Schools
Minorities in Texas-Hispanic Americans
Teachers and Administrators-Public Schools

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abbe, Mildred (Mrs. Robert)

Date of interview: March 22, 1981
Location of interview: Tahoka, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mildred Abbe reminisces over her childhood in Chicago, Illinois, and her adult life in both Lubbock and Tahoka, Texas.

Topics:
Family life and background
Education-Public schools and universities
German Americans-Chicago and Texas
Lubbock, Texas-early history and growth
Petroleum industry-well servicing companies
Public utilities
Religion-Swedish Baptist churches
Tahoka, Texas-history and organizations
World War I

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abbott, Dorothy Wolffarth (Mrs. W. B.)

Date of interview: December 10, 1979
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (10 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dorothy Wolffarth Abbott, longtime Lubbock resident, discusses the Wolffarth Home at 2304 Broadway in Lubbock.

Topics:
Architecture-historic homes
Family background
Social life

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abbott, Leland W.

Date of interview: Not given
Location of interview: Amarillo, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 25 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Leland Abbott, a retired cowboy, discusses ranching and frontier life in the Texas Panhandle.

Topics:
Amarillo, Texas-early history
Cattle industry-Texas
Frontier life and history
Charles Goodnight
C. T. Herring
Ranches-history

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED:  Abbott, Robert

Date of Interview:  January 27, 2000
Location of Interview:  Lubbock, Texas
Length of Interview:  Two hours

Brief Synopsis of Interview: Robert Abbott talks about what Lubbock, Texas was like from 1915 to the early 1920’s.  He also talks about the dedication and ground breaking for Texas Tech University, jobs he held as a teenager, and his military service – including his time as a prisoner of war during World War II.

Topics:

Abbott, Robert
Lubbock, Texas – 1915-1920s
Dedication and Ground breaking - Texas Tech University
Brooks, T. T.
Lubbock newspapers
Army recruiting in 1934
U.S. Army
Army Air Corp
Will Rogers Air Field (Oklahoma City, OK)
U.S. Prisoner of war - Japan

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abernathy, Charles

Date of interview: July 9, 1972
Location of interview: Aspermont, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Charles Abernathy, Stonewall County rancher and financier of a 1970-71 rainmaking project, describes the project’s origin, progress and result.

Topics:
Family background
Meteorology-weather modification projects
Rainmaking techniques
Homer Berry

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abernathy, H. C. (Ab)

Date of interview: March 24, 1992
Location of interview: Amarillo, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (40 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: H. C. Abernathy reminisces about his life as an aviator, radio operator and air traffic controller.

Topics:
Family background-Hughes Springs, Texas
Aviation-commercial
Electronics-radio
Great Depression
World War II-changes in aviation

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abernathy, Monroe and Molly

Date of interview: June 4-7, 1956
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 5 tapes (4 hours, 15 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Early Lubbock settlers Monroe and Molly Abernathy discuss the life and death of James Jarrott (Mrs. Abernathy’s first husband), their lives and roles in the early settlement of Lubbock, and the downtown property they once owned.

Topics:
Cattle industry-early ranches
Frontier life and settlement
Family life and background
Land sales and distribution-Texas
Law and order-early criminal justice
Lubbock, Texas-early history and growth
Railroads-Texas
Social and political organizations-Lubbock

 
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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Abernethy, Byron

Date of interview: May 22, 1974 and August 6, 1976
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 3 tapes (3 hours, 15 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dr. Byron Abernethy, former Texas Tech professor, reviews his personal history, his employment at Texas Tech and work as a labor-management arbitrator. Note: The 1976 tapes are restricted.

Topics:
Education-colleges and universities
Labor relations
J. Evetts Haley-Institute of Americanism
Clifford B. Jones
William Whyburn
World War II-War Labor Board

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Acker, Cliff

Date of interview: March 22, 1972
Location of interview: Hereford, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (15 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Cliff Acker, early Hereford citizen, discusses his personal history and recalls various aspects of the town of Hereford.

Topics:
Family life and background
Frontier life and settlement
Feedlot industry-Texas
Great Depression
Weather-blizzards

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ackley, Douglas

Date of interview: December 11, 1982
Location of interview: Dallas, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Douglas Ackely, a tent show performer and actor, discusses his recollection of popular tent shows and performers as well as his own career as an entertainer.

Topics:
Family life and background
Theater-tent shows and vaudeville
Henry Brunk
Harley Sadler  

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adair, Eugene T.

Date of interview: April 23, 1981
Location of interview: Weatherford, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 40 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Eugene Adair discusses the history of the Texas Pacific Oil Company.

Topics:
Petroleum Industry-Texas
Sinclair Oil Company
Thurber, Texas-history  

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, C. L.

Date of interview: c. 1953
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (20 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: C. L. Adams records some personal reminiscences of his cowboy days on a Sound Scriber recorder in his office at 1309 Texas Avenue in Lubbock. Much of this tape is unintelligible or difficult to understand because of the poor quality of the original recording.

Topics:
Family life and background
Buffalo Gap, Texas
Frontier life and settlement

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Charles W.

Date of interview: May 1, 1974 and July 20, 1978
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 3 tapes (2 hours, 30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Early Lubbock County resident Charles W. Adams, who is in the land abstract and title business, discusses his interest in the 1970 Lubbock tornado, recalls events and people from his past, and reviews the early history of Lubbock, Hockley and Cochran counties.

Topics:
Family life and background
Frontier life and settlement
Boy Scouts of America-Lubbock area
Land sales and distribution
Natural disasters-tornadoes
Prohibition era
Texas Tech University
World War I

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Charles

Date of interview: c. 1970
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Charles Adams describes the effects of the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, on his business, property and on the city of Lubbock in general.

Topics:
Natural disasters-tornadoes
Emergency measures-storm damage

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 NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, David

Date of interview: February 26, 1976
Location of interview: Marathon, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: David Adams discusses his ranch near Marathon and his various business interests connected with it.

Topics:
Family background
Candelilla wax production
Desert plants
Fur buying and marketing
Ranching

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Doug

Date of interview: December 3, 1975
Location of interview: Fort Stockton, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (40 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Doug Adams recalls the early days of the Fort Stockton area.

Topics:
Family background and history
Agriculture-early Pecos Valley crops
Great Depression
Ranching industry-Trans-Pecos area
Saloons and liquor trade-Texas
World Wars I and II
Clayton Williams, Sr.

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, J. Collier

Date of interview: May 18, 1973
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Attorney J. Collier Adams explains his job as former legal representative for Mexico and discusses Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the Lubbock area.

Topics:
Ethnic minorities-discrimination
Bracero program
Mexican-Americans-Texas
Social work-Lubbock area
U. S. Border Patrol
Francisco S. Gonzalez
Anna Riddel

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, John

Date of interview: May 16, 1974
Location of interview: Tulia, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Early Tulia area farmer John Adams discusses his personal history and farming operations in dairying and swine production.

Topics:
Family background
Dairy farming
Swine production and breeding

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Mae Howard

Date of interview: July 17, 1973
Location of interview: Marfa, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Mae Howard Adams discusses her family background and relates stories told to her by her father, an early rancher in the Marfa area.

Topics:
Family life and background
Cattle industry-trail drives and ranching
Fort Russell
Indians-Oklahoma communities and reservations
Mexican Revolution
Medicine-home remedies
Public schools-segregation

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Mrs. C. L. and Larry

Date of interview: December 7-8, 1970
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Adams and her son Larry describe the impact of the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970.

Topics:
Natural disasters-tornadoes
Weather-Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Mrs. Clay

Date of interview: October 11, 1978
Location of interview: Ozona, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Adams, early Crockett County rancher, talks about her past in and around the town of Ozona.

Topics:
Family background
Livestock industry-cattle and sheep ranches
Social and cultural events

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Adams, Raymond D. E.

Date of interview: July 21, 1977
Location of interview: Maple Hill, Kansas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Raymond Adams discusses the ranching and cattle business in Kansas.

Topics:
Family history and background
Cattle industry-Kansas
Banks and banking

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Addison, Mr. and Mrs. Fred

Date of interview: July 10, 1971
Location of interview: Abilene, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: The Addisons discuss living conditions during and prior to the Depression and the government cattle killing program of the 1930s.

Topics:
Agriculture-Depression era
Great Depression-Government cattle shoot
Family life and background

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 NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Africare Team

Date of interview: April 1974
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: In a press conference, members of Texas Tech’s Africare team discuss their purpose in Niger and plans for future progress there.

Topics:
Niger (West Africa)-government and agricultural programs
Cattle industry-comparison of West Texas with Niger
Weather-drought and rainfall

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Agan, John

Date of interview: August 21, 1973
Location of interview: San Antonio, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (50 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: John Agan discusses his high school football days in Albany, Texas, and his subsequent football career at Texas Tech.

Topics:
Family life and background
Football-high school and college
Texas Tech University-athletic programs
Donny Anderson
Berl Huffman

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