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Interview with Milam Thompson

A 90 minute interview with Milam Thompson, a camp cook on the Coastal Bend Ranches, talking about the life of the camp cook. This is the first interview with Milam.

Date: June 1, 1977


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Interview with Nathaniel Youngblood, Dan Youngblood, and J. Y. Lott

A 70 minute recording of Nathaniel and Dan Youngblood and J.Y. Lott, Welder Vidauri cowhands, talking at a Juneteenth celebration.

Date: June 19, 1978


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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 Milam Thompson and L.V. Terrell

A 150 minute interview with Milam Thompson and L.V. Terrell talking about their personal lives.

Date: October 16, 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 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 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 Jesse Jones, Sr., Guerro Perez, L.V. Terrell, and Willie Brown, Sr.

A 243 minute interview with Jesse Jones, Abel "Guerro" Perez, L.V. Terrell and Willie Brown. The first half they are identifying photos and the second half telling stories.

Date: December 7, 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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Lucas Dubois Jr. (between 1910 and 1917)
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Steve Odem (1910's)
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Mahon Ranch (1910)
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Documents (4)

A Texas Ranch Northern Impression of Southern Men and Methods

A handwritten copy of a Oklahoma newspaper article in which the author (Harlan) describes a visit to the O'Connor River Ranch just before the big division.

Date: March 17, 1904
Total Pages: 8

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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 and his ranch.,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 160

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