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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 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 Norman Brooks Culver, February 25, 1976
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.
Oral History Interview with Norman Brooks Culver, February 25, 1976
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.
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 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 Ruth Mageors, November 10, 1975
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.
[Outline of an Interview with Ruth Mageors, November 10, 1975]
Outline of an 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 discusses the ferry boat and Herring's Drug Store.
[Outline of Interviews with Garrett R. Herring, February 1980]
Outline of an interview with Garrett R. Herring, a resident of the Baytown, Texas area since his arrival in 1917. This outline notes some topics covered by Herring during the interview such as his arrival to town, lynchings taking place, and the creation of street names in town.
Oral History Interviews with Garrett R. Herring, February 1980
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.
Oral History Interview with W. E. DuPlantis, February 9, 1976
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.
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 Norman Brooks Culver, September 19, 1979
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.
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 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 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 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 Phyllis Busch, October 9, 1979
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.
Oral History Interview with Virgie Rivere
Interview with Virgie Rivere, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Virginia Moreno, April 17, 1980
Interview with Virginia Moreno, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include history of Zamora and Moreno families, family history in early Texas and Baytown, courtship of Virginia and Joe Moreno, segregated schools in Baytown, Texas Rangers,Mexican citizens support of Texans against Santa Anna, and founding of Cuahutemoc
Oral History Interview with Wilburn L. Snyder, 1979
Interview with Wilburn L. Snyder, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include World War Two and the history of Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Willadene Hines, February 11, 1976
Interview with Willadene Hines, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include her life growing up in Baytown.
Oral History Interview with R. W. Matthews, August 17, 1976
Interview with R. W. Matthews, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the Priscilla Club
Oral History Interview with William T. Busch, 1979
Interview with William T. Busch, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include his early life and youth in Cedar Bayou, his early employment, and his involvement in World War I, employment in banking institutions of Baytown, TX, development of Goose Creek after the oil field boom, and the effects of the Depression on Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Steele M. McDonald, January 6, 1977
Interview with Steele M. McDonald, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include early Baytown, TX history through consolidation to the present.
Oral History Interview with Stephen C. Hughes, February 28, 1960
Interview with Stephen C. Hughes, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include periods of the life of a 92 year old man who was visiting in Baytown. Most of his life was spent in the mid-west.
Oral History Interview with W. Orville Tidmon, August 11, 1976
Interview with W. Orville Tidmon, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX, including local politics and government.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 Mrs. William H. Wade, December 8, 1976
Interview with Mrs. William H. Wade, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include Hurricane Carla.
Oral History Interview with Pat Ruyle, 1980
Interview with Pat Ruyle, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include Robert E. Lee High School history and Baytown history.
Oral History Interview with Raymond Kilgore, May 27, 1986
Interview with Raymond Kilgore, a resident of Baytown, TX since approximately 1920. Mr. Kilgore discusses his family life and the early history of Cedar Bayou and Baytown, including the brickyards, the pontoon bridge over Goose Creek, the Interurban to Houston, the fig orchards of Highlands, and life and schooling in Cedar Bayou.
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 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.
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 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 Alice Fayle
Interview with Alice Fayle. Topics include her life in early Baytown, TX.
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 W. O. Tidmon, Omar Dyer, and Jimmy Carroll, August 13, 1976
Interview with W. O. Tidmon, Omar Dyer, and Jimmy Carroll, the former two being Ku Klux Klan members, and the latter being an outsider with information about the KKK. Topics include the KKK in Baytown, TX.
Oral History Interview with Norman Dykes, Lt. C. E. Shaffer, Sgt. Gary Cochran, Officer James Thornton, and Officer Roger Clifford, 1983
Interview with Norman Dykes, Lt. C. E. Shaffer, Sgt. Gary Cochran, Officer James Thornton, and Officer Roger Clifford, residents of Baytown, TX during Hurricane Alicia. They discuss their memories of Hurricane Alicia.
[Outline for an Interview with James E. Roche, May 1976]
Questions for an interview with James E. Roche, a carpenter from Baytown, Texas after moving from New Britain, Connecticut the previous year. This outline only contains the list of questions created for the interview; most questions concern the job market and migratory labor in Texas.
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 Roy Long, May 30, 1986
Interview with Roy Long, a longtime resident of Baytown after moving in 1929 from Houston, Texas. Long answers questions and details his early employment in Baytown at the Humble Refinery, and goes on to talk about his law practice, offices, and the growth of the town.