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Oral History Interview with Bob Schmerbeck, December 4, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Bob Schmerbeck discussing his childhood, and talking primarily about family members who were significant to the history of Kerrville, particularly his relative Earl Garrett who died during World War I. Ahead of the transcript, there are copies of photos, clippings, letters, and documents.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Schmerbeck, Robert L., III
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Phyllis Schwethelm Shelton, October 16, 2018

Description: Transcript of an interview with Phyllis Schwethelm Shelton, who details the history of her extended family starting with her great, great, great grandfather, Ernst Schwethelm, who immigrated from Germany in 180 and settled in Comfort, TX. Other notable moments within the Schwethelm's long family history are included such as Henry Schwethelm, a Texas Ranger who fought in the Battle of Nueces in the Civil War, and the family's business in mercantile, real estate, and cattle ranching. Images relat… more
Date: October 16, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Shelton, Phyllis Schwethelm
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with James E. Nugent, May 10, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Cal "Skip" Trammell and Nan Nugent-White about their father James E. (Jim) Nugent who served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1961 to 1979 and was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission for sixteen years.The interview details his upbringing, education, career as an attorney, navy service as a pilot in World War II, and family memories. Photos and documents relating to the interview follow the transcript text.
Date: May 10, 2019
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes; Trammell, Cal & Nugent-White, Bilie Nan Noreen
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with B.T. and Itasco Wilson, February 1998

Description: Transcript of an interview with B.T. and Itasco Wilson. Both arrived in Kerrville in 1940 to work at Kerrville Colored School (later renamed Doyle School). Itasco as a teacher and B.T. as both teacher and principal. They discuss his parents, particularly B.T. Wilson Sr., musicians they knew, performances given, and awards received over their long careers. Copies of photos and documents are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: February 1998
Creator: Bacon, Dan; Wilson, Burtrust Tobias (B.T.) & Wilson, Itasco Woodard
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Nell Joyce Goodwin Lenard, March 12, 2012

Description: Transcript of an interview with Nell Lenard, secretary, administrative assistant, homemaker, and community organizer, who helped bring senior citizen's center, the Dietert Center to the city of Kerrville, Texas. Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, she and her husband John Houston Lenard lived in Tomball, near Houston, before moving to Kerrville with their family. Nell raised four boys and a girl and was heavily involved in her their lives and activities.
Date: March 12, 2012
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Lenard, Nell Joyce Goodwin
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Jo Ann Redden, December 6, 2016

Description: Transcript of an interview with Jo Ann "Josie" Lochte Redden, Montessori educator and stained glass artist, discussing her German extended family, her upbringing in Kerrville, Texas, life in New York, and travel with her husband John throughout Texas and western United States to photograph, catalogue, and reproduce Native American pictographs, or rock paintings.
Date: December 6, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Redden, Jo Ann Lochte
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Louis Romero Jr., November 22, 2016

Description: Transcript of an interview with Louis Romero Jr., who carried on the Mexican food business and Tortilla Factory started by his grandmother, Delphina Torres, in Kerrville. The interview discusses his family history, upbringing, the development of Torres, a Mexican restaurant, his grandmother's sending canned tamales to World War II troops, military service, and family. Photographs and documents relating to the interview follow the transcript text.
Date: November 22, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Romero, Louis, Jr.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Betty Wildman Braswell, November 1, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Betty Jean Braswell, discussing what she remembers about growing up in Kerrville and having polio as a child, as well as information about her family and career as a teacher and business owner. Copies of photos are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: November 1, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Braswell, Betty Jean Wildman
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Button Forehand and Jerome Alexander, September 25, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Button Forehand and Jerome Alexander discussing their work as hunting guides and other information about the history of the YO Ranch where they worked for 50 years. Copies of photos are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes; Forehand, Norman & Alexander, Jerome Isaacson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Bill Jonas, October 23, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Bill Jonas discussing his early life in Kerrville and his parents' work, his education, about his career as an FBI agent, and about his family. Copies of photos are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: October 23, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Jonas, William James, Jr.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission
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[News Clip: John Wiley Price]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: 1992
Duration: 58 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral History Interview with Mark Herbner]

Description: Interview with Bishop Mark Herbner, who was a preacher in Richardson and later Dallas at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Herbner discusses growing up in Chicago, attending seminary, leading his congregation in Dallas, other pastors at the time, and his activism.
Date: September 29, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: School board]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 7, 1984, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 34 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Room sculpture]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: October 4, 1983, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 42 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Edmund Thomassen, May 4, 1993

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Edmund Thomassen. Thomassen entered the Merchant Marine Academy in October, 1941 and completed his education in April, 1943. When Thomassen was assigned to the USS Sheridan (APA-51), Eddie Albert was one of his shipmates. He went to New Zealand and embarked Marines ahead of the Tarawa invasion and discusses the practice landings. At Tarawa, he delivered Marines to the shore in a small landing craft. He also delivered Marines to R… more
Date: May 4, 1993
Creator: Thomassen, Edmund
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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[News Clip: P-Prom-Pledge]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: March 25, 1997, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 50 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Interview with Pedro J. González, 3]

Description: Interview with Pedro J. González by Lorena Parlee and Maria Gonzalez. A wide column of text continues across numerous pages, multiple of which have handwritten annotations on them.
Date: May 22, 1982
Creator: Parlee, Lorena, 1945-2006 & Gonzalez, Maria
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Interview with Pedro J. González, 2]

Description: Interview with Pedro J. González by Lorena Parlee and Maria Gonzalez. A wide column of text continues across numerous pages, multiple of which have handwritten annotations on them.
Date: August 17, 1982
Creator: Parlee, Lorena, 1945-2006 & Gonzalez, Maria
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript for an interview with Pedro J. Gonzalez, 6]

Description: Transcript for an interview with Pedro J. Gonzalez. A cover sheet containing handwritten text and a printed date is followed by numerous pages that have a wide column of text printed across them. A watermark with the text "Maple Leaf" and "Cotton Content" appears on each transcript page.
Date: October 10, 1982
Creator: Parlee, Lorena, 1945-2006
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript for an interview with Pedro J. Gonzalez, 5]

Description: Transcript for an interview with Pedro J. Gonzalez. A cover sheet containing handwritten text and a printed date is followed by numerous pages that have a wide column of text printed across them. A watermark with the text "Maple Leaf" and "Cotton Content" appears on each transcript page.
Date: October 17, 1982
Creator: Parlee, Lorena, 1945-2006
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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