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
A 20 minute interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook on the Coastal Bend ranches, offering up his perspectives on life and working cattle.
Date: August 21, 1980
Live event recording of a mealtime conversation followed by a branding session. Off mic with sound effects.
Date: September 4, 1982
A 150 minute interview with Milam Thompson and L.V. Terrell talking about their personal lives.
Date: October 16, 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 250 minute interview with four cowhands who worked mostly on the O'Connor Ranches.
Date: December 6, 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 wide ranging 185 minute interview with two smaller ranching family members in the Coastal Bend.
Date: January 5, 1983
A 317 minute wide ranging interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook, Ed Humphrey, cowhand, and Wilma Copeland, foremen's wife.
Date: January 10, 1983
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