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Baytown-La Porte Tunnel Opening
Interviews with area citizens and speeches of prominent guest speakers, including Allen Shivers, governor, and Tommy Cook, president of Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Also, a recording of Edward R. Murrow's radio broadcast of "I can hear it now", recorded July 4, 1953 from station KREL, Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Alena Mosley, October 16, 1979
Interview with Alena Mosley. Topics include the Hstory of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Alice Fayle
Interview with Alice Fayle. Topics include her life in early Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with B. E. Wilson, February 20, 1976
Interview with B. E. Wilson. Topics include the Humble dormitory, work in the refinery, the 1930's, company benefits, World War II era and post-World War II, and his Civil War interests.
Oral History Interview with Barney Webber, May 5, 1986
Interview with Barney Webber, a resident of Baytown, Texas since 1920. Webber answers general questions and describes life in early Baytown including crime, schooling, transportation and social life.
Oral History Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, October 2, 1979
Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, a resident of Cedar Bayou, Texas circa 1900-1925. Busch details her childhood and early life in Cedar Bayou as well as the oil boom and early days of Baytown, Texas.
Oral History Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, August 18, 1986
Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, a longtime resident of Baytown since approximately 1920. DuPlantis explains her work in creating a new Episcopalian Church within the city, and their ascension to parish status in 1936. Most of her stories revolve around the church and the original congregation from the early 1920's.
Oral History Interview with Bob Kalbitz, 1983
Interview with Bob Kalbitz, speaking of the insurance losses after Hurricane Alicia hit in August 1983. Kalbitz describes in depth the insurance claims, and the damages brought on by the Hurricane, and a few anecdotes concerning insurance laws passed in Texas during the 1970's.
Oral History Interview with C. M. Dickerson, June 29, 1976
Interview with C. M. Dickerson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the petroleum industry and trade in Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Charles A. LeMaistre, May 6, 2004
Interview with Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre, beginning with the story about how he met his wife, Joyce Trapp LeMaistre. This story intermingles with his early career that lead him to his role as Chancellor at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. LeMaistre offers insight into the effect desegregation had on the University of Texas campus and M. D. Anderson’s faculty diversity. He recounts how he was offered the presidential position at M. D. Anderson, the transition in administrative procedures, and growth of the institution. Dr. LeMaistre shares his wife’s personal fight with cancer and uses it as an example of how effective the institution’s policies and procedures. Dr. LeMaistre’s modesty in his administrative accomplishments shine a light on the high regard he had for his team and institutional family. The interview concludes with Dr. LeMaistre crediting members of the University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors and donors.
Oral History Interview with Charles A. Young, August 31, 1988
Interview with Charles A. Young, who arrived in Baytown in 1916, but also grew up in Evergreen, Texas. Young discusses his growing up in Evergreen, moving back to Baytown and working in the oil fields during his career with the Humble Refinery.
Oral History Interview with Clifford Warren, November 10, 1987
Interview with Clifford Warren, a veteran of World War II spending 3 1/2 years in captivity following the Battle of Corregidor. Warren answers many questions regarding his participation in World War II and shares his experiences of being held prisoner in Japanese prison camps.
Oral History Interview with E. C. Wood, Winter 1975
Interview with E. C. Wood, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with E. L. Scott, February 26, 1976
Interview with E. L. Scott, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include John P. Sjolander and the history of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Eleanor MacDonald, May 19, 2000
Interview with Eleanor MacDonald discussing her early life and education in New England; her early career in the Cancer Division in the American College of Surgeons; her recruitment and subsequent work at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute; her work in developing the biostatistics coding in the early years of the institution; and her relationship with various physicians and luminaries of the Texas Medical Center.
Oral History Interview with Ella Williams
Interview with Ella Williams, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include a discussion about the 1915 hurricane on Hog Island in the San Jacinto River.
Oral History Interview with Exxon Oilers Baseball Players, July 18, 1975
Interview with J. W. Carroll, B. B. Williams, Melvin Barry, and Bob Kalbitz, all members of the Exxon Oilers baseball team from Baytown, Texas. After a short introduction by Webber, these men all answer questions and describe their experiences before they arrived in Baytown and during their playing days for the Oilers.
Oral History Interview with Exxon Oilers Baseball Players, July 18, 1975
Interview with J. W. Carroll, B. B. Williams, Melvin Barry, and Bob Kalbitz, all members of the Exxon Oilers baseball team from Baytown, Texas. After a short introduction by Webber, these men all answer questions and describe their experiences before they arrived in Baytown and during their playing days for the Oilers.
Oral History Interview with Fay Butcher Lathrop, May 14, 1977
Interview with Fay Butcher Lathrop, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the Houston Riot of 1917.
Oral History Interview with Freddy Rios, March 19, 1987
Partial recording of an interview with Freddy Rios, a veteran who served in the Vietnam War during 1967 and 1968. He discusses his experiences as a soldier, including being wounded and the events that led to him receiving the Distinguished Service Medal.
Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012
Interview with Gayle Reaves-King,a journalist in Fort Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, family life, and her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.
Oral History Interview with George Ellender, May 1976
Interview with George Ellender, a longtime resident of Baytown, Texas after being born in Cedar Bayou, Texas in 1888. Ellender answers questions about his early life as well as the early growth of both Cedar Bayou and Baytown, and the impact of Hurricane Carla in 1961.
Oral History Interview with Grover C. Edge, December 30, 1975
Interview with Grover C. Edge, a resident of Baytown, Texas since 1921. Topics include the early history of Baytown and the Humble Refinery, the VFW and the Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club
Oral History Interview with J. B. Cummings, November 14, 1976
Interview with J. B. Cummings, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include Hurricane Carla.
Oral History Interview with J. Bryan Stratton, August 29, 1979
Interview with J. Bryan Stratton, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the consolidation of the tri-cities into the incorporated city of Baytown, the depression, the beginning of life insurance business, his service in World War II as a staff member of General Omar Bradley's Headquarters Unit, the Charter Commission, and the adoption of the City Charter.
Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988
Interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.
Oral History Interview with James E. Roche, May 1976
Interview with James E. Roche, a carpenter from Baytown, Texas after moving from New Britain, Connecticut the previous year. Roche answers questions concerning his moving to Texas in search of a job, the national economy, the overall job market, and if he knows others who are in his same situation.
Oral History Interview with James M. Bowen, March 27, 2000
Interview with Dr. Bowen, beginning with the origins of his interest in science. He discusses influential educational experiences and then chronicles the evolution of M. D. Anderson during the presidencies of Dr. R. Lee Clark and Dr. Charles LeMaistre. Dr. Bowen fondly compares the leadership styles of Dr. Clark and Dr. LeMaistre and how both men facilitated his own professional growth.
Oral History Interview with Jean Shepherd, Leon Warner, Fletcher Hickerson, 1983
Interview with Jean Shepherd, Leon Warner, Fletcher Hickerson, residents of the Baytown area during Hurricane Alicia. All three women answer questions and elaborate on their experiences during and after Hurricane Alicia causing major damage in the surrounding area.
Oral History Interview with Jerry Traylor, Miller Casey, and Mike Prewitt, August 30, 1983
Interview with Jerry Traylor, Miller Casey, and Mike Prewitt, who were Public Works employees during Hurricane Alicia. Topics include memories of Hurricane Alicia and the aftermath.
Oral History Interview with Jessie Clark, June 6, 2002
Interview with Jessie Clark regarding her experiences during World War II. She discusses having to adjust to a lifestyle of rationing for food products and shoes as well as blackouts and scrap metal drives. Her husband worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and was often absent while she stayed home to raise their children in Houston. She discusses the scarcity of toys during Christmas and hosiery.
Oral History Interview with Jim Nelson, April 7, 1977
Interview with Jim Nelson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since 1919. Nelson describes life prior to moving to Baytown, his family history in the area, and his later work with the oil rigs.
Oral History Interview with Jim Nelson, April 7, 1977
Interview with Jim Nelson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since 1919. Nelson describes life prior to moving to Baytown, his family history in the area, and his later work with the oil rigs.
Oral History Interview with Jimmy Carroll, 1976
Interview with Jimmy Carroll, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Jimmy Carroll, February 25, 1986
Interview with Jimmy Carroll, an early resident of Baytown, Texas. Carroll explains how he came to Baytown from Houston in 1919 to work at the Humble Refinery, and continues to describe the early history of the refinery. Carroll continues on to share stories about safety and working conditions as well as segregation and the Ku Klux Klan.
Oral History Interview with Joan Johnson, 1976
Interview with Joan Johnson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Joyce Calhoon, November 20, 1979.
Interview with Joyce Calhoon, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the Texas book depository system, Jefferson County, and Liberty County
Oral History Interview with Judy Smith, Irene Sanders, Lt. William Jackson, and Norman Dykes, 1983
Interview with Judy Smith, Irene Sanders, Lt. William Jackson, Norman Dykes, residents of Baytown, Texas during Hurricane Alicia. They discuss their experiences and memories of Hurricane Alicia.
Oral History Interview with Julia Lancaster Pierson, March 11, 1976
Interview with Julia Lancaster Pierson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown.
Oral History Interview with L. Karl Grimes, September 25, 1979
Interview with L. Karl Grimes, born in Ellis County in 1895 and moved to Baytown, Texas in 1925. Grimes answers a few questions about his experiences and tells lengthy stories concerning his early life in Ellis County as well as his move to Baytown. Grimes covers his employment at Humble Oil and Refining Co. as well as issues concerning Mexican American children being allowed to go to school in Baytown.
Oral History Interview with Laurene Douglas, January 27, 1976
Interview with Laurene Douglas, a former junior high teacher from Baytown, Texas. Mrs. Douglas answers questions regarding life in Baytown during the Depression and specific events such as Hurricane Carla in 1961.
Oral History Interview with Laurene Douglas, January 27, 1976
Interview with Laurene Douglas, a former junior high teacher from Baytown, Texas. Mrs. Douglas answers questions regarding life in Baytown during the Depression and specific events such as Hurricane Carla in 1961.
Oral History Interview with Loris Williams Gunn, January 27, 1977
Interview with Loris Williams Gunn, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Mount Belvieu.
Oral History Interview with Lorraine Silva, November 28, 1976
Interview with Lorraine Silva, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include Chambers County and Anahuac, Texas.
Oral History Interview with Louise Fowler Himes, February 4, 1986
Interview with Louise Fowler Himes, who moved to Cedar Bayou in 1919 as a teacher. Mrs. Himes discusses life when she first moved such as her teaching and going to movies and games with other townspeople. Among other topics, Himes answers questions and describes her experiences with influenza, malaria, the Ku Klux Klan, and the hurricanes of 1900 and 1908.
Oral History Interview with Louise Travis, February 24, 1986
Interview with Louise Travis, a resident of Baytown, TX since approximately 1920. Mrs. Travis discusses the early history of Cedar Bayou, including businesses, commerce, law enforcement and recreational activities, and meetings of the Ku Klux Klan and early storms of the area.
Oral History Interview with Marcine Lanham and Jean Shepherd, 1983
Interview with Marcine Lanham, a Red Cross volunteer after Hurricane Alicia struck the Gulf Coast of Texas, and Jean Shepherd. Lanham and Shepherd both share their memories of the aftermath of Hurricane Alicia including work with the Red Cross helping clean up the damage caused by the hurricane.
Oral History Interview with Marion Wall Lowrey, May 5, 2001
Interview with Marion Wall Lowrey talking about her career, especially her role at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She talks about her relationship with Dr. R. Lee Clark and his wife Dr. Bert Davis Clark. She also talks about the time when the institution was housed at the Baker Estate and segregation in the early years of the institution.
Oral History Interview with Millicent W. Bounds, November 22, 1976
Interview with Millicent W. Bounds, a longtime resident of the Pelly/Baytown, Texas area. Mrs. Bounds answers questions relating to her family history in Texas, noting that her grandparents arrived in Texas in 1875. She goes on to talk about her husband T. Hubbard Bounds, the former fire marshal of the Pelly and Goose Creek Fire Department.
Oral History Interview with Mr., Mrs. J. Rodger Read, 1980
Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. Roger Read, residents of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include their life as employees of Humble Oil and Refining Co., the Depression, consolidation of the three small towns and the Minerva Club.