NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Upton, Raymond

Date of interview: May 16, 1975
Location of interview: South Plains, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (20 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Raymond Upton, retired postmaster and longtime resident of South Plains, Texas, talks about the town during its early days.

Topics:
South Plains, Texas—founding (1928), early settlers and businesses
Baseball team
Churches
Schools
Utilities        

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Urive, Santos

Date of interview: March 26, 1973
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Santos Urive reviews his life and discusses living conditions for Mexican-Americans through the years.

Topics:
Family life and background
Mexican-American communities—Texas
Agriculture—tenant farming
Ethnic minorities—segregation and discrimination
Great Depression—effect on farm prices
Manor, Texas—Mexican-Americans in
Repatriation practices

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Urtado, Antonio

Date of interview: March 26, 1973
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Antonio Urtado, early Lubbock citizen, discusses the nature and growth of Lubbock’s Mexican-American community and expresses attitudes toward Hispanic relationships to the community as a whole.

Topics:
Background—Las Vegas, New Mexico
Mexican-American communities—Texas
Agriculture—migrant workers
Border Patrol
Roswell, New Mexico—migration of Hispanics to Lubbock
Roman Catholic Church—Lubbock

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ussery, Huling

Date of interview: February 22, 1982
Location of interview: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 55 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Huling Ussery, longtime New Mexico resident, discusses his family and various aspects of ranching in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.

Topics:
Family life and background—Dewey County, Oklahoma
Cattle—trail drives; breeding
Feedlot industry—New Mexico
Guadalupe Mountains area—sheep ranches
Great Depression—droughts and government cattle shoot
Native flora and fauna—grasses, gophers, prairie dogs
Public lands administration—Venezuela and Haiti
Ranches and ranch life—West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico
U. S. Department of the Interior—federal land leases
Clay Allison
Samuel Burk Burnett
Cape Willingham

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Uzzle, Dan

Date of interview: July 1970
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (20 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Dan Uzzle, official in the Lubbock Planning Office, discusses the work of his department in the tornado of May 11, 1970.

Topics:
Weather conditions—tornadoes
Storm damages—assessment and analysis
Emergency plan operations

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Valcik, Stan

Date of interview: c. 1970
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (10 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Stan Valcik outlines his report on the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, and mentions several aspects he wants to include.

Topics:
Weather conditions—tornadoes
Emergency Operations Center

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Van Appledorn, Mary Jeanne

Date of Interview:  June 8, 2000

Location of Interview:  Lubbock, Texas

Length of Interview:  1 hour, 4 minutes

Brief Synopsis of Interview:  Dr. Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn talks about her education in music, her musical compositions, and the establishment of the Texas Tech Music Department.

Topics:

Van Appledorn, Mary Jeanne

Van Appledorn Family

Van Appledorn, Ruth

Eastman School of Music

Musical compositions of Appledorn

Texas Tech University’s Music Department

Texas Tech University’s Music Symposiums

Texas Tech University’s name change

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Van Appledorn, Mary Jeanne

Date of interview: c. 1976
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn talks with Jack Sheridan, fine arts editor for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, about her compositions and work done while she was a member of the Texas Tech music department faculty.

Topics:
Music—classical
Composers and compositions—Texas
Frederick, Maryland—Hood College Choir
International Women’s Year Commemoration (1975)
Lubbock Independent School District
U. S. Bicentennial—Choral Festival

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Vandivere, Keith

Date of Interview: November 20, 1998
Location of Interview: Brownfield, Texas
Length of Interview: Two hours

Brief Synopsis of Interview: Keith Vandivere, a Lubbock, Texas area farmer, talks about his involvement with the Methodist Hospital Board and the merger with St. Mary's to form Covenant Health System.

Topics:
Vandivere, Keith
Brownfield, Texas
Farming
Medicine
St. Mary's Hospital
Methodist Hospital
Covenant Health System
Medicare
Merger between Methodist and St. Mary's
Hospitals
Hospitals in rural areas
Competition between hospitals
Lubbock, Texas medical community

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Vardeman, M. H.

Date of interview: March 29, 1963
Location of interview: Idalou, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (10 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: M. H. Vardeman discusses early Texas history. Note: Side 1 and the remainder of Side 2 cannot be understood.

Topics:
Antioch, Texas—outbreak over land surveys and grants
Moses Austin and family
Republic of Texas Constitution
Slaves in Texas
Texas Revolution—Declaration of Independence and the fall of the Alamo

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