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Oral History Interview with Amos Lee Smith, March 1, 1998

Description: Interview with Amos Lee Smith, a rancher from Bandera County for the Kerr County Historical Commission Oral History Project. The interview includes his experiences during the Depression, as well as his life as a rancher, a butcher shop owner, and employee of Continental Oil Company.
Date: March 1, 1998
Creator: Witt, Gerald; Smith, Amos Lee & Bethel, Ann
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Willie Morin Bill, March 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Willie Morin Bill, a man who was raised on the Pinto Ranch on Highway 39 in West Kerr County, from Sonora, Texas. Bill speaks about his memories of ranching life and his childhood in Kerrville's Mexican-American community.
Date: March 18, 2015
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Collins, Dennis & Bill, Willie Morin
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Cecil Vernon Wellborn, March 31, 2015

Description: Interview with Cecil Vernon Wellborn, a retired civil engineer who helped construct the Dallas City Hall, from Center Point, Texas. Wellborn speaks of his time as a civil engineer, specifically his work on the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville and the Dallas City Hall.
Date: March 31, 2015
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Collins, Dennis & Wellborn, Cecil Vernon
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Ethel Baker Starkey, March 28, 2013

Description: Interview with Ethel Baker Starkey, whose husband's ancestors were Texas Hill Country settlers, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Starkey discusses her husband's family history. She also talks about coming to Kerrville for a job with her family.
Date: March 28, 2013
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Starkey, Ethel Baker
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Marium Frances Hood Schmerbeck, March 15, 2011

Description: Interview with Marium Frances Hood Schmerbeck, a 94 year old former teacher from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Schmerbeck discusses being brought up by her grandparents in Dallas, her education, her teaching career, and meeting her husband, Garrett Schmerbeck.
Date: March 15, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer & Schmerbeck, Marium Frances Hood
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Bill J. Ripkowski, March 28, 2002

Description: Interview with Bill J. Ripkowski, a sergeant in the US Army during WWII. He answers questions about his life in the military and his time abroad during the war.
Date: March 28, 2002
Creator: Smith, Tonya & Ripkowski, Bill J.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jess Williams, March 16, 2001

Description: Interview with Jess Williams, a pilot at the inception of the US Air Force. He answers questions about his life prior to joining the service and describes his missions while he was in the Air Force.
Date: March 16, 2001
Creator: Williams, Debra & Williams, Jess
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Fritz Kornegay, March 2003

Description: Interview with Fritz Kornegay, a signal engineer in the US Army during WWII. He describes his time in the military and coming home post-war.
Date: March 2003
Creator: Childress, D. & Kornegay, Fritz
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with John Andrews, March 26, 2004

Description: Interview with John Andrews, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps from Kentwood, Louisiana. It includes a list of questions regarding Andrews's training and service in World War II as a B-29 command pilot and flight instructor throughout the United States.
Date: March 26, 2004
Creator: Coy, Larisa L. & Andrews, John
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Lee P. Keohan, March 30, 2003

Description: Interview with Lee P. Keohan, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Keohan answers specific questions concerning his time in the service, which was mostly spent at bases across the United States before getting orders to go to Germany. Keohan later explains his involvement in the Air National Guard and his involvement in Desert Storm.
Date: March 30, 2003
Creator: Keohan, Carrie & Keohan, Lee P.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Alfonso Nava, March 26, 2004

Description: Interview with Alfonso Nava, a technical sergeant in the US Army during WWII. He answers questions about his decision to enlist and his experiences in the military.
Date: March 26, 2004
Creator: Coy, Marisa E. & Nava, Alfonso
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Freddy Rios, March 19, 1987

Description: 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.
Date: March 19, 1987
Creator: Rios, Freddy
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Donald Burnitt, March 30, 2002

Description: Interview with Donald Burnitt, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Burnitt describes his experiences in the war, including the many combat engagements he was part of and when he was wounded in action when his helicopter crashed. He was also awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
Date: March 30, 2002
Creator: Smith, Tonya & Burnitt, Donald
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with James M. Bowen, March 27, 2000

Description: 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.
Date: March 27, 2000
Creator: Bowen, James M. & Marchiafava, Louis J.
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Description: Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman regarding her experiences during World War II. She begins by discussing her family background: her parents were Jews born in Poland and emigrated to the United States. Ethel's European aunts, uncles and grandparents all likely died in the Holocaust. As a first grade student, she taught her mother, a Polish immigrant, how to read and write English. She recalls, wartime rationing, Victory Gardens, scrap drives, and antisemitism among her school-aged classmates in Dallas, Texas, and the end of the war.
Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Schectman, Ethel Reisberg
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Annie May Web, March 24, 2001

Description: Interview with Annie (Amy) May Webb discussing her husband's service and her experiences on the homefront during World War II. She describes delivering word of the birth of their daughter to her husband while he was aboard the USS Bennington serving with VMF-112.
Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Bloomfield, Vivian & Webb, Annie May
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation