NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Myres, Lee "Pop"

Date of interview: February 10, 1970
Location of interview: Cleburne, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Lee Myres discusses his family history, his own career in radio and television, and the history of Johnson County, Texas.

Topics:
Family life and background—Georges Creek
Music—country/western, opera and operetta
Radio broadcasting—"The Early Birds" program in Dallas
Theater—vaudeville experiences
Gene Autry
Spike Jones
Ted Lewis
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Tex Ritter
Ligon Smith
Bob Wills
Chill Wills

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Myres, Sam "Tio"

Date of interview: Not given
Location of interview: Dallas, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (time not given)

Brief synopsis of interview: This tape consists of a re-recording of the record "Tio" by Sam Myres at Station WFAA in Dallas.

Topics:
Biographical sketch
Brazos River
Fundamental principles of life—differences of man now and 50 years ago
Gunfight (1912)
Mexican Revolution—occupation of Ciudad Juarez
Francisco "Pancho" Villa

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Myres, Sandra L.

Date of interview: December 1968
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (25 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dr. Sandra Myres, professor of history at the University of Texas, Arlington, chooses interesting and illustrative passages from Khleber Miller Van Zandt’s autobiography to help narrate his life story.

Topics:
Isaac Van Zandt—K. M.’s father, signer of Texas Declaration of Independence
Civil War—Confederate officer
Railroad surveys—Fitchberg, Shreveport and Texas Railway (1850s)
Childress Land and Cattle Company (1883-99)
Fort Worth, Texas—fortune made in mercantile, land purchases and cattle ventures
Fort Worth National Bank—founded by Van Zandt and associates

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nabours, Mrs. Homer Riebe

Date of interview: December 3, 1971
Location of interview: Cameron, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Nabours discusses her personal history in the Cameron area during the early 20th century.

Topics:
Family life and background
Deer hunting
Hanover "Colony" (1896)
Museum pieces—historical and natural history
North By Thirty-Six—Book and movie
Slave quarters
Weather conditions—1921 flood

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nagy, Joe H.

Date of Interview: July 6, 1998
Location of Interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of Interview: 1:25

Brief Synopsis of Interview: Joe Nagy discusses his life as a Lubbock, Texas attorney.

Topics:
Nagy, Joe H.
Attorney
Korea
Nagy, Dorothy Shelton: wife
Lubbock, Texas
G. I. Bill
Crenshaw, Dupree and Milam; law practice
Insurance companies and defense
West Texas attorneys
West Texas judges
Local Bar Association
State Bar Association
Public's perceptions of attorneys
Texas Tech University law school
Legal fees
Specialization: attorneys
Advertising: attorneys
Ethics: attorneys
Influences
Bean, Judge George R.
Milam, Jim
Dupree, George
Crenshaw
Minorities in law
Women in law
Advice
Opinions on the legal profession
Future of the legal profession

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nail, David

Date of interview: May 14, 1974
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: David Nail, former Assistant Dean of Students at Texas Tech University, discusses researching and writing his book, One Short Sleep Past: A Profile of Amarillo in the Thirties.

Topics:
Family background
Amarillo, Texas—Great Depression
Amarillo High School—championship football teams
Area economy—agriculture, ranching and oil
Gene A. Howe
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Southwest Collection
Social conditions
Weather conditions—dust bowl

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nail, Jimmy A.

Date of interview: January 13, 1971
Location of interview: Amarillo, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (25 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Jimmy Nail discusses conditions in Amarillo during the Depression of the 1930s.

Topics:
Great Depression—Amarillo
Amarillo High School—football
Entertainment forms
Jobs available
Prohibition
Weather conditions—dust storms
World events—public attitudes

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nall, Kline A. 1

Date of interview: February 23, 1976
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dr. Kline Nall, professor of English at Texas Tech University, discusses and evaluates his experiences during the name change controversy of 1969.

Topics:
Texas Tech University—name change controversy (Texas Tech or Texas State)
Athletic Department—retention of Double T
Board of Regents—helped settle and squelch issue
Ex-Students’ Association
Joint Name Change Committee
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal—"Sweet Potato Supermarket"
Russell Bean
Senator Doc Blanchard
Manuel DeBusk
Clint Formby
Charles A. Guy
Clifford B. Jones
Grover E. Murray
Preston Smith

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nall, Kline A. 2

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

Brief synopsis of interview: Kline Nall discusses Mary Baker, a Lockney, Texas, businesswoman, and her influence on her community. Dr. Nall’s grandfather, Charles W. Smith, was married to Mrs. Baker at one time.

Topics:
Family life and background
Business community—Lockney, Texas
Lockney Christian College

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