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Oral History Interview with Frances Hubble Kaiser, May 17, 2010

Description: Interview with Frances Hubble Kaiser, a former Kerr County sheriff and justice of the peace from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Kaiser discusses about how she was elected as sheriff, including her views on law enforcement and justice. She also describes some of the honors she received over the years, including being chosen for the "Women in Power" program in 1999.
Date: May 17, 2010
Creator: Leonard, Julie Mosty; Collins, Francelle Robison & Kaiser, Frances Hubble
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Elaine Carol Haufler Scogin, May 3, 2011

Description: Interview with Elaine Carol Haufler Scogin, the descendant of German immigrants, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Scogin talks about her family's German heritage, her husband's service in World War II, local places and people, and her work as a secretary/bookkeeper/office manager for well known Kerrville businesses.
Date: May 3, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Scogin, Elaine Carol Haufler
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

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 Burton Alvin Fowler, Jr., May 8, 2002

Description: Interview with Burton Alvin Fowler, Jr., a Sergeant in the united States Army during the Vietnam War. Fowler answers questions and elaborates about his experiences during training prior to being sent to Vietnam as well as memories he has of fighting the war and the opinions he brought back with him.
Date: May 8, 2002
Creator: Espinoza, Joni & Fowler, Burton Alvin, Jr.
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 Raymond Kilgore, May 27, 1986

Description: 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.
Date: May 27, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Kilgore, Raymond
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Roy Long, May 30, 1986

Description: 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.
Date: May 30, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Long, Roy
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Charles A. LeMaistre, May 6, 2004

Description: 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.
Date: May 4, 2004
Creator: LeMaistre, Charles A.; Olson, James Stuart & Brunet, Lesley Williams
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with Eleanor MacDonald, May 19, 2000

Description: 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.
Date: May 19, 2000
Creator: MacDonald, Eleanor & Marchiafava, Louis
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with Marion Wall Lowrey, May 5, 2001

Description: 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.
Date: May 5, 2001
Creator: Lowrey, Marion Wall & Brunet, Lesley Williams
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with Renilda Hilkemeyer, May 23, 2000

Description: Interview with Ms. Renilda Hilkemeyer, beginning with her early education and career. She explains how her career led to working in the field of oncology nursing. In this section of the interview, she highlights the development of training nurses, the stigmatism around cancer, and the value of hands-on experience. Ms. Hilkemeyer explains how she came to M. D. Anderson and the challenges she faced in developing the department of nursing, including staffing, interdepartmental collaboration, and institutional bureaucracy. The interview highlights the social issues of the time especially racial segregation and women in the work place. Ms. Hilkemeyer discusses the creation of a rehabilitation center at M. D. Anderson. She talks about her education programs to improve the care of patients. These broke role barriers and increased nursing qualifications. Ms. Hilkemeyer draws attention to her ground breaking education program for nurses in intravenous and chemotherapy procedures. This section also highlights her involvement in creating master and doctoral programs in nursing. Ms. Hilkemeyer discusses her awards and continued role in institutional committees since retirement. She concludes the interview in discussing the motivations and challenges in creating a child care center in 1963 and the honor of having it named after her in 1981.
Date: May 23, 2000
Creator: Hilkemeyer, Renilda & Marchiafava, Louis
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with T. C. Hsu, May 10, 2001

Description: Interview with Dr. Tao-Chiuh Hsu, continuing his reflections regarding his career at M.D. Anderson. The interview begins with a discussion of Dr. Felix Haas and the evolution of the department of biology. William R. Brinkley’s contributions and interactions with the department are recounted as well. Several of Dr. Hsu’s major accomplishments to science are highlighted including the development of chromosomal banding techniques, biological specimen banks, and cell preservation. The interview continues with a discussion of his sentiments regarding the re-organization of cell biology and his laboratory location within the Hermann Professional Building. A discussion regarding the collection of tissue samples from cats ends the interview. Several humorous stories regarding his personal life and work are also shared.
Date: May 10, 2001
Creator: Hsu, T. C. (Tao-Chiuh), 1917- & Brunet, Lesley Williams
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with Thomas Dunaway Anderson, May 04, 2000,

Description: Interview with Thomas Dunaway Anderson starting with his recollections of his uncle, Monroe Dunaway Anderson, the founder of the M.D. Anderson foundation and namesake of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The interview continues with a description of the establishment and purpose of the M.D. Anderson Foundation and the growth and development of several recipients of M.D. Anderson’s philanthropy, including the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Medical Center. Thomas Anderson’s memories and interactions regarding Dr. Randolph Lee Clark, the first full-time president of what is known today as the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, are recounted as well. A discussion concerning Thomas Anderson’s family contributions associated with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Medical Center ends the interview.
Date: May 4, 2000
Creator: Anderson, Thomas Dunaway & Marchiafava, Louis J.
Partner: University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Oral History Interview with Robert D. Haines, May 15, 2002

Description: Interview with Robert D. Haines, an American prisoner of war during World War II. He discusses the attack on Clark Field in the Philippines on December 8, 1941, as well as his experiences on the Bataan Death March. He also tells of his time spent as a prisoner of war under the Japanese at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and Bilibid prison in Manila. He encountered his brother, who was a civilian internee, at Bilibid. From there, he rode on a hell ship for 39 days to a POW camp in Formosa (Taiwan). When the Americans began bombing Formosa, Haines was moved via another hell ship to Tokyo, Japan. Not long after, he was liberated and returned to San Francisco, then Denver.
Date: May 15, 2002
Creator: Graham, Eddie & Haines, Robert D.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation