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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 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 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 Clayton Isaiah

A 235 wide ranging interview with Clayton Isaiah, a cowhand mainly on the O'Connor Melon Creek Ranch. The interview takes place in a rest home after Clayton has had a stroke.

Date: January 24, 1983


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Interview with Bailey Shaw

A 350 minute wide ranging interview with Bailey Shaw, a cowhand on the Coastal Bend Ranches. L.V. Terrell is in the background.

Date: February 2, 1983


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Interview with Monroe "Bailey" Shaw and Warner Isaiah

A 135 minute wide ranging interview with Monroe "Bailey" Shaw and Warner "Goody" Isaiah. Goody was a cowhand a short time, Bailey worked on many ranches throughout the Coastal Bend.

Date: February 9, 1983


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Interview with L.V. Terrell, K.J. Oliver, and Rev. Coleman Joshlin

A 345 minute interview with three tophands talking about the cowboy life on the ranches in the Coastal Bend.

Date: June 7, 1983


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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV

Date: March 10, 1985


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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. [IV]

A 154 minute interview with Tom O'Connor Jr. looking back at his life as a rancher.

Date: January 11, 1994


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Shipping

A 33 minute event recording at a noontime dinner while working cattle. Voices include Tom O'Connor Jr., Dennis Williams, Earl Ward, Rufus Rogers, Joe Keefe

Date: September 1, 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

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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