Lee College Oral Histories

About the Collection

Featuring: Baytown Veteran Oral Histories and Oral Histories on the History of Baytown.

This collection is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). (2017)

This collection is comprised of three separate collections.

The Baytown World War II Collection, consists of 20 oral histories of World War II veterans which was done as part of a fiftieth anniversary of World War II by Barbara Cooper and her History students in the mid-1990s.

The Baytown Veteran’s Oral History Collection consists of approximately 100 interviews of Baytown veterans who served in wars and during peacetime. These stories highlight experiences from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm.

The Oral Histories of the Citizens of Baytown contains roughly 70 interviews of Baytown residents which reflect the history of Baytown. This collection was created between 1968 to the early 1980s. The Baytown Oral History Collection includes stories on the following Texas topics: History of the Humble Oil & Refinery Co., Hurricane Carla, the Great Depression, a Baytown Lynching, History of (Middletown) Pelly, History of Baytown’s incorporation, World War II POW, World War I, Japanese Prison Camps in WWII, and African Americans in Texas.

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Harris County, TX
101
San Diego County, CA
13
Bexar County, TX
10
Vernon Parish, LA
8
Galveston County, TX
6
Suffolk County, MA
6
Davidson County, TN
4
Fairfax County, VA
4
Los Angeles County, CA
4
Maricopa County, AZ
4
Potter County, TX
4
Alameda County, CA
2
Baltimore County, MD
2
Bay County, FL
2
Bowie County, TX
2
Cabell County, WV
2
Calvert County, MD
2
Champaign County, IL
2
Chattahoochee County, GA
2
Cook County, IL
2
Cumberland County, NC
2
Cuyahoga County, OH
2
Dale County, AL
2
Dallam County, TX
2
Denver County, CO
2
Duval County, FL
2
Franklin County, OH
2
Fulton County, GA
2
Grand Forks County, ND
2
Ingham County, MI
2
Jackson County, MI
2
Jasper County, TX
2
King County, WA
2
Lauderdale County, MS
2
Liberty County, TX
2
Lubbock County, TX
2
Marathon County, WI
2
McLennan County, TX
2
Mississippi County, AR
2
Mobile County, AL
2
Monterey County, CA
2
Montgomery County, AL
2
Nueces County, TX
2
Onslow County, NC
2
Orange County, CA
2
Orleans Parish, LA
2
Pulaski County, AR
2
Pulaski County, MO
2
Richmond County, GA
2
Robertson County, TX
2
Rutherford County, NC
2
San Luis Obispo County, CA
2
Santa Barbara County, CA
2
Sedgwick County, KS
2
Tangipahoa Parish, LA
2
Taylor County, TX
2
Tulsa County, OK
2
Wichita County, TX
2
Yuba County, CA
2
Calcasieu Parish, LA
1
Contra Costa County, CA
1
Craven County, NC
1
El Paso County, TX
1
Ellis County, TX
1
Hidalgo County, TX
1
Ocean County, NJ
1