A 7 minute self-recorded talk by Ananias Cook talking about his early life.
Date: June 1, 1979
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 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
Date: December 14, 1982
Date: January 18, 1983
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
Date: January 25, 1983
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
Date: January 27, 1983