NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Nye, Mary Beasley

Date of interview: May 23, 1985
Location of interview: Dallas, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mary Nye discusses the life of her late husband, attorney and folk singer Hermes Nye.

Topics:
Family life and background
Attorneys—Texas
Big Bend National Park—Boquillas and Santa Elena canyons
Folk music—Texas
Folklore societies
Radio broadcasting—Texas
Unitarian churches—Texas
Whittle Music Company

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Oates, Oscar Eugene Jr.

Date of interview: February 18, 1976
Location of interview: Haskell, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Oscar E. Oates, Jr., longtime pharmacist and resident of Haskell County, relates his memories of local and family history.

Topics:
Family life and background
Education—Ford Academy (Austin), Galveston School of Pharmacy
Drugstores—Texas
Haskell, Texas—early businesses and owners
Great Depression—farm supervision and federal control
Railroads—KC&MO, Wichita Valley
U. S. Army—assistant pathologist, 144th Ambulance Company

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: O’Brien, William

Date of interview: January 7, 1980
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: William O’Brien discusses his experiences in banking, particularly with the Federal Land Bank.

Topics:
Background—Ranching near Dimmitt, Texas
World War I—drafted
National Bank of Commerce—Amarillo, Texas
Great Depression—liquidation and bank holidays
Feed and Seed Loan Program
Federal Land Bank—product of New Deal
Land distribution and use—World War II and after (military camps)
Ranches divided—Spade and Long S (Slaughter)

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ochoa, Anselmo

Date of interview: Not given
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Anselmo Ochoa recalls his life as a migrant worker in the United States.

Topics:
Border patrol
Bracero program
California—fruit picking
Iowa—sugar beet harvesting
Interracial marriages
Texas—tomato picking

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ochs, Herman

Date of interview: July 12, 1976
Location of interview: Dumas, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Herman Ochs, retired Southwestern Public Service employee, discusses athletics in Dumas.

Topics:
Athletics—Texas
High School sports—football, basketball, women’s athletics
State championship teams—Dumas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: O’Connor, Edwin M., III

Date of Interview: July 9, 1998
Location of Interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of Interview: 1:35

Brief Synopsis of Interview: Lubbock lawyer Edwin O’Connor talks about his education and his law practice in Lubbock. He talks about the Lubbock law community and cases that he has been involved in.

Topics:
O’Connor, Edwin
Attorney
Lubbock, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Burkes, Mc’Neil and Brown Law Firm
Law Practice
Lawyers – Lubbock
Brister, Bill
East, Elmer
Lubbock bar association
Criminal law
Advertising
Texas Tech University Law School
Judges – Lubbock
Hill, James
Fee changes in law

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Oden, Dr. William E. 1

Date of interview: June 2, 1969
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dr. William Oden, active participant in the Texas Tech name change campaign, relates the activities in the Texas Senate when the name was decided.

Topics:
Politics—Texas higher education
Russell Bean
Doc Blanchard
Jack Hightower
Barbara Jordan
Dr. Kline Nall
Mike McCool
Medical School bill—signed into law
State Affairs Committee hearing—David Casey and Manuel DeBusk, speakers
Elmer Tarbox

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Oden, Dr. William E. 2

Date of interview: November 6, 1975
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (40 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dr. Oden discusses and evaluates his experiences during the Texas Tech name change controversy of 1969.

Topics:
American Association of University Professors—censure removed
Board of Regents (Texas Tech University)
Ex-Students’ Association (TTU)
Joint Name Changes Committees
Sharpstown scandal
Ben Barnes
Manuel DeBusk
Grover E. Murray
Preston Smith

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ogle, Frank B.

Date of interview: November 19, 1969
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Frank Ogle reviews his early life, his railroad work on the Osage Indian Reservation, his engineering work on roads, the town of Trickham, Texas, and old-timers in Coleman County.

Topics:
Family life and background
Camp Colorado
Chisholm Trail
Cotton Belt Railroad—Austin
Crime and law enforcement—Osage Indian Reservation
J. Frank Dobie—his sister’s experiences
Great Depression—effects on road and street building
Legends—Jim Bowie gold mine
McCulloch family—Ogle’s wife was Bertha McCulloch
Santa Fe Railroad—Lubbock and Osage Reservation
Texas Highway Department

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