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

Date: October 26, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell

A 53 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell, ranch hand on the O'Connor Ranches.

Date: November 10, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell, Milam Thompson, and Rafael de la Garza

A 319 minute interview with Rafael de la Garza with Milam Thompson and L.V. Terrell helping to ask questions. All are cowhands on the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: November 17, 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 Herbert "Buster" Bickford and Freddy Fagan

A wide ranging 185 minute interview with two smaller ranching family members in the Coastal Bend.

Date: January 5, 1983


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Interview with Milam Thompson, Ed Humphrey, and Wilma Copeland

A 317 minute wide ranging interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook, Ed Humphrey, cowhand, and Wilma Copeland, foremen's wife.

Date: January 10, 1983


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Interview with Rev. Manchen "Mack" Williams, Ananias Cook, J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, and Nathaniel Youngblood, Sr.

A 367 minute wide ranging interview with six cowhands from the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: January 18, 1983


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Interview with J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, Nathaniel Youngblood, and Ananias Cook

A 7.5 hour wide ranging interview with J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, Nathaniel Youngblood, and Ananias Cook, all cowhands on the Welder Vadauri Ranch.

Date: January 19, 1983


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Interview with Ananias Cook and Jesse Jones, Sr.

A 330 minute wide ranging interview with Ananias Cook and Jesse Jones, cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches.

Date: January 25, 1983


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Interview with Gertrude Patterson

A wide ranging 190 minute interview with Gertrude Patterson, a Louisiana native and ranch cook for the Welders Vadauri Ranch for eight years.

Date: February 11, 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

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