A 65 minute interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook on the Coastal Bend ranches. Milam recounts his early life.
Date: January 1, 1978
An 11 minute interview with Alice Cook, a ranch cook and wife of a cowboy. This is the beginning of the project.
Date: January 2, 1978
A 44 minute interview with Ananias Cook, Milam Thompson, and Dan Youngblood, cowhands and cook on the Coastal Bend ranches, talking about Lewis Bend, a freeman's community on the San Antonio River.
Date: January 1, 1980
A 64 minute interview with Tony Lott, one of the cowhands on the Welder Vidauri Ranch talking about cowboy life.
Date: March 22, 1980
A 65 minute wide ranging interview with Douglas Franklin, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood and Milam Thompson, cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches
A 53 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell, ranch hand on the O'Connor Ranches.
Date: November 10, 1982
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
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
A 267 minute interview/cooking session with Milam Thompson and Alice Cook talking food and recipes while cooking a meal. Milam also shares his philosophies.
Date: January 17, 1983
Date: January 18, 1983