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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. [IV] and L.V. Terrell

An 100 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell, an O'Connor Ranch cowhand.

Date: November 1, 1980


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Interview with Jesus Ybarbo

A 67 minute wide ranging interview with Jesus Ybarbo a cowhand and then a yard man for the Gaffneys and eventually caretaker of the River Ranch cemetery.

Date: September 3, 1982


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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV, Kai Buckert, Dennis Williams, Joe Keefe, and Rufus Rogers

Live event recording of a mealtime conversation followed by a branding session. Off mic with sound effects.

Date: September 4, 1982


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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 Freddy Fagan

A 118 minute wide ranging interview with Freddy Fagan, an excellent horseman and member of the pioneering Fagan ranching family.

Date: November 7, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell

A 53 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell, ranch hand on the O'Connor Ranches.

Date: November 10, 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., Abel "Guero" Perez, L.V. Terrell, and Willie Brown, Sr.

A wide ranging 250 minute interview with four cowhands who worked mostly on the O'Connor Ranches.

Date: December 6, 1982


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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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