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Interview with Milam Thompson

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


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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 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 Milam Thompson and L.V. Terrell

Date: October 22, 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 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 Milam Thompson and Alice Youngblood Cook

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


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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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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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