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Oral History Interview with Barney Webber, May 5, 1986

Description: 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.
Date: May 5, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Webber, Barney
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Clifford Warren, November 10, 1987

Description: 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.
Date: November 10, 1987
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Warren, Clifford
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Millicent W. Bounds, November 22, 1976

Description: 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.
Date: November 22, 1976
Creator: Tidmon, Grace & Bounds, Millicent W.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jean Shepherd, Leon Warner, Fletcher Hickerson, 1983

Description: 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.
Date: 1983
Creator: Mayo, Martha; Shepherd, Jean; Warner, Leon & Hickerson, Fletcher
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Louise Fowler Himes, February 4, 1986

Description: 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.
Date: February 4, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha; Himes, Louise & Fowler, Louise
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Charles A. Young, August 31, 1988

Description: 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.
Date: August 31, 1988
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Young, Charles A.
Partner: Lee College

[Speech by Wanda Orton to the Bay Area Heritage Society]

Description: Speech made by Wanda Orton to the Bay Area Heritage Society discussing Texas heroes that had lived in the Baytown area dating back to the time before the Texas Revolution, such as David G. Burnet, Sam Houston, etc.
Date: April 29, 1980
Creator: Orton, Wanda
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Laurene Douglas, January 27, 1976

Description: 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.
Date: January 27, 1976
Creator: Maroney, James C. & Douglas, Laurene
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Exxon Oilers Baseball Players, July 18, 1975

Description: 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.
Date: July 18, 1975
Creator: Webber, Betsy; Carroll, J. W.; Williams, B. B.; Barry, Melvin & Kalbitz, Bob
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Norman Brooks Culver, February 25, 1976

Description: Interview with Norman Brooks (Doc) Culver, a Humble Oil Refining Company hospital worker, after World War One, from Baytown, Texas. Mr. Culver answers questions and describes his experience in Baytown working as a hospital worker for Humble, after he arrived in 1919.
Date: February 25, 1976
Creator: Webber, Betsy & Culver, Norman Brooks
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jim Nelson, April 7, 1977

Description: 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.
Date: April 7, 1977
Creator: Webber, Betsy & Nelson, Jim
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, October 2, 1979

Description: 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.
Date: October 2, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah; Busch, Bessie Jane & Kilgore, Bessie Jane
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Ruth Mageors, November 10, 1975

Description: Interview with Ruth Mageors, a resident of Baytown, Texas beginning in 1921 when the town was named Pelly. Mageors explains living in town during the early days of Baytown as being very tough, and also discussing the ferry boat and Herring's Drug Store.
Date: November 10, 1975
Creator: Knight, Karen & Mageors, Ruth
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interviews with Garrett R. Herring, February 1980

Description: Interview with Garrett R. Herring, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include his early life in Humble and his subsequent arrival in 1917 to Middletown (Pelly), an account of the growth of the town, a lynching, origin of street names in Goose Creek, and the Herring Drug Store.
Date: {1980-02-07, 1980-02-14}
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Herring, Garrett R.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with W. E. DuPlantis, February 9, 1976

Description: Interview with W. E. DuPlantis, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include 1923 through post World War II: Baytown in the 1920's and 1930's, the effect of World War II, banking business, the founding of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Date: February 9, 1976
Creator: Maroney, James C. & DuPlantis, W. E.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with L. Karl Grimes, September 25, 1979

Description: 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.
Date: September 25, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Grimes, L. Karl
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Norman Brooks Culver, September 19, 1979

Description: Interview with Norman Brooks Culver, a hospital worker for Humble Oil Refining Company in Baytown, Texas. Culver tells of his experiences working for Humble and the medical are given for the company, as well as a few anecdotes concerning the history of Baytown such as Humble Day celebrations.
Date: September 19, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Culver, Norman Brooks
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with George Ellender, May 1976

Description: 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.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Ellender, George & Fergerson, Elaine
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jimmy Carroll, February 25, 1986

Description: 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.
Date: February 25, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Carroll, Jimmy
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Bob Kalbitz, 1983

Description: 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.
Date: 1983-23?
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Kalbitz, Bob
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988

Description: 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.
Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Collins, James
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Phyllis Busch, October 9, 1979

Description: Interview with Phyllis Busch, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include her early life and family background, including a description of tent city, Horace Mann school, 1923, the picture show in Pelly, and her religious and community life in Cedar Bayou.
Date: October 9, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Busch, Phyllis
Partner: Lee College