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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. [IV] and L.V. Terrell

An 100 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell, an O'Connor Ranch cowhand.

Date: November 1, 1980


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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV, Kai Buckert, Dennis Williams, Joe Keefe, and Rufus Rogers

Live event recording of a mealtime conversation followed by a branding session. Off mic with sound effects.

Date: September 4, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell and Guerro Perez

A 500 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell and Abel "Guerro" Perez, cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches. They tell many stories of riding and roping and their horses.

Date: October 7, 1982


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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr., [IV] and Dennis Williams

Date: October 26, 1982


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Interview with Willie Brown, Sr.

A 186 minute interview with Willie Brown talking a lot about his father Louis Power, a revered foreman on the O'Connor Duke Ranch.

Date: October 29, 1982


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Interview with Rusty Coward and Dorothy Truman Coward

A 220 minute wide ranging interview with mainly Rusty Coward, foreman on the O'Connor Melon Creek Ranch. His father and uncle were also Melon Creek foreman.

Date: November 30, 1982


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Interview with J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Ananias Cook, Dan Youngblood, Nat Nixon, and Alice Cook

A wide ranging 286 minute interview with 4 cowhands who worked mainly on the Welder Vadauri Ranch and joined by Nat Nixon who was primarily a "dirt" man. Alice Cook rarely joins the conversation.

Date: December 13, 1982


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Interview with Clayton Isaiah

A 235 wide ranging interview with Clayton Isaiah, a cowhand mainly on the O'Connor Melon Creek Ranch. The interview takes place in a rest home after Clayton has had a stroke.

Date: January 24, 1983


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Interview with Jesus Ybarbo, Jesse Jones, Sr., Dan Youngblood, and Ananias Cook

A 270 minute wide ranging interview/discussion with four of the cowhands who worked on the cattle ranches in the Texas Coastal Bend.

Date: January 26, 1983


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Cryin' For Daylight: Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend

The Coastal Bend region of Texas embodies a rich and ethnically diverse cattle ranching heritage. For the first volume in her continuing effort to document this 155 year old culture, Louise S. O'Connor interviewed and photographed scores of men and women who have lived and worked on the ranches of the Texas Gulf Coast.,

Date: 1989
Total Pages: 348

Tales From the San'tone River Bottom: A Cultural History: Origins (Vol. 1)

Historians generally tell only about history. Louise O'Connor has chosen to use a new approach, letting the people themselves tell their own story, in their own words through the new approach of oral history. Using transcriptions of those interviewed, she lets them tell their own tales. In using such an approach, she is giving the world a fifty-yard-line seat to the real drama which cannot be duplicated anywhere else.,

Date: November, 1998
Total Pages: 280

Tales From the San'tone River Bottom: Historic Times (Volume 2)

During the twentieth century, these people of the Texas Coastal Bend were there. They saw, they lived, they processed it, and then they told it to me with their usual clarity. Some of it is sad, some of it is funny, and all is a profound insight into the changes, influences, events and reactions to events experienced by the men, women, and children of the Texas Coastal Bend. ,

Date: 2002
Total Pages: 253

A History of the Thomas O'Connor Ranch, 1834-1939 by Sister Margaret Rose Warburton, C.D.P.

A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts ansd Ciences of the Catholic University of America of the life of Irish immagrant, Thomas O'Connor [I] and his ranch.,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 160

Labor conditions

Kate O'Connor's notes on the relationship between the rancher and his labor force, typically the cowhands.,

Date: 1939
Total Pages: 6

Little Joker The "Love at First Sight" Stallion

Article about a horse, "Little Joker", and his lineage. "Little Joker" was owned by Tom O'Connor, Jr., [IV] and previously owned by Orville Copeland.,

Date: February, 1949
Total Pages: 3

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