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Interview with Ananias "Frog" Cook

A 7 minute self-recorded talk by Ananias Cook talking about his early life.

Date: June 1, 1979


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Interview with Ananias Cook, Milam Thompson, and Dan Youngblood

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


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

Date: December 14, 1982


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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 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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Interview with Alice Cook

Date: January 27, 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

Milam's Revelation Cookbook: A Legacy of Food and Knowledge from the Black Culture of the Texas Coastal Bend

"I learned to cook through revelation and the five senses. I didn't have no cookbooks. I learned to cook down through time by seein', hearin', smellin', feelin'." ,

Date: 2006
Total Pages: 314

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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