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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 Tony Lott

A 64 minute interview with Tony Lott, one of the cowhands on the Welder Vidauri Ranch talking about cowboy life.

Date: March 22, 1980


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Interview with Douglas Franklin, Sr., Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, and Milam Thompson

A 65 minute wide ranging interview with Douglas Franklin, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood and Milam Thompson, cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches

Date: March 22, 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 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 Tom O'Connor, Jr., [IV] and Dennis Williams

Date: October 26, 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 Jesse Jones, Sr., L.V. Terrell, and Willie Brown, Sr.

A 271 minute, wide ranging interview with three of the O'Connor cowhands.

Date: November 18, 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

Tales From the San'tone River Bottom: Historic Times (Volume 2)

During the twentieth century, these people of the Texas Coastal Bend were there. They saw, they lived, they processed it, and then they told it to me with their usual clarity. Some of it is sad, some of it is funny, and all is a profound insight into the changes, influences, events and reactions to events experienced by the men, women, and children of the Texas Coastal Bend. ,

Date: 2002
Total Pages: 253

Petty Accounts [Financial ledger, April 22, 1888 - July 30, 1890]

A ledger from Dennis M. O'Connor containing the accounting for labor, tracking their days worked, wages, and charges for merchandise.,

Date: between 1888 and 1890
Total Pages: 136

Financial ledger, of Dennis Martin O'Connor, November 3, 1888 - Jan 6, 1896. General business ledger.

A ledger tracking employee work days as well as pay and charges. Also personal and ranch expenses incurred or paid for by D.M. O'Connor,

Date: between 1888 and 1896
Total Pages: 124

[Financial ledger, D.M. O'Connor, October 22, 1889 - November 15, 1890]

A ledger containing an accounting for employees including their time worked, their pay, and their charges. ,

Date: between 1889 and 1890
Total Pages: 73

A History of the Thomas O'Connor Ranch, 1834-1939 by Sister Margaret Rose Warburton, C.D.P.

A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts ansd Ciences of the Catholic University of America of the life of Irish immagrant, Thomas O'Connor [I] and his ranch.,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 160

Labor conditions

Kate O'Connor's notes on the relationship between the rancher and his labor force, typically the cowhands.,

Date: 1939
Total Pages: 6

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