NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ayers, Ross, 4 & 5

Date of interview: November 18, 1970
Location of interview: Austin, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Major General Ross Ayers describes his 36th Division activities during World War II in Europe. He concludes his discussion about his military career and comments on his association with the National Guard in Tape 5.

Topics:
World War II—European Theater
U. S. Army—National Guard
Preston Smith
University of Texas, Austin
Veterans Administration

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ayers, Ross, 6

Date of interview: April 17, 1973
Location of interview: Austin, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour

Brief synopsis of interview: Major General Ross Ayers, retired adjutant general of the Texas National Guard, recalls the administration of Governor Preston Smith and adds to his previous taped interviews.

Topics:
U. S. Army—National Guard
Universities—Texas
Preston Smith
Floods—Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ayres, C. B. (Dick)

Date of interview: August 15, 1969
Location of interview: Ballinger, Texas
Length of interview: 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Mr. Ayres recalls his career and his father’s career with Higginbotham Brothers and Company.

Topics:
Family lifeSmall
businesses—Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Babb, Georgia Burkett, and Susan Babb Ewald

Date of interview: June 9, 1975
Location of interview: Dallas, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour

Brief synopsis of interview: Georgia Burkett (Mrs. Wayne) Babb and her daughter, Susan Ewald, recall their careers in the Harley Sadler Tent Show and the Wayne Babb Players. They also discuss tent shows in general and Wayne Babb, Georgia Babb’s husband.

Topics:
Entertainment
Tent Shows
Theatre—Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Babbitt, Governor Bruce

Date of interview: February 27, 1981
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 20 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Bruce Babbitt, then governor of Arizona and later U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, gives his acceptance speech for the Thomas Jefferson Award. He shares his past history working with and in journalism, as well as personal thoughts and advice on the subject.

Topics:
Journalism
Political affairs

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Babcock, George, 1

Date of interview: April 2, 1975
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: George Babcock talks about the Growers Seed Association business in Lubbock, Texas.

Topics:
Agriculture
Farmers’ Cooperatives—Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Babcock, George, 2

Date of interview: September 25, 1984
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: George Babcock discusses his career in seed development and the history of the Growers’ Seed Association in Lubbock, Texas.

Topics:
Agriculture
Farmers’ Cooperatives—Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Baber, Mrs. T. A. (Vie Parrack)

Date of interview: May 24, 1984
Location of interview: Becton Community, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Baber, early resident of Lubbock, Texas, reminisces about her parents, her childhood, and her life in the Becton Community.

Topics:
Family life
Frontier life—Texas

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