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 65 minute interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook on the Coastal Bend ranches. Milam recounts his early life.
Date: January 1, 1978
An 11 minute interview with Alice Cook, a ranch cook and wife of a cowboy. This is the beginning of the project.
Date: January 2, 1978
A 55 minute interview with Laura Hopkins accompanied by Alice Cook talking about Lewis Bend and the early twentieth century. Ms. Hopkins was the oldest member of the Lewis' Bend community.
Date: June 22, 1979
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
Date: October 1, 1981
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 243 minute interview with Jesse Jones, Abel "Guerro" Perez, L.V. Terrell and Willie Brown. The first half they are identifying photos and the second half telling stories.
Date: December 7, 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