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Oral History Interview with Aime Frank Real, August 16, 2000

Description: Interview with Aime Frank Real, a rancher from Kerrville, Texas. The interview includes his stories of his family's ranching history as well as modern ranching.
Date: August 16, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Real, Aime Frank & Snodgrass, Clarabelle
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Real, August 16, 2000

Description: Interview with Elizabeth Real, a professional singer form Kerrville, Texas. The interview includes her involvement in music and theater in Kerrville, as well as the operations of her husband's ranch.
Date: August 16, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Real, Elizabeth
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Jean Mathis Lidiak, August 15, 2011

Description: Interview with Jean Mathis Lidiak, a former middle school secretary from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Lidiak talks about growing up in Kerrville, her family, and her work at various businesses and the Veterans Administration hospital. She also discusses her husband's education, his service in World War II, and the auto companies he worked at.
Date: August 15, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis; Sutton, Jeanne Schumacher & Lidiak, Jean Mathis
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with W. Orville Tidmon, August 11, 1976

Description: 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.
Date: August 11, 1976
Creator: Roberts, Linda & Tidmon, W. Orville
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with J. Bryan Stratton, August 29, 1979

Description: 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.
Date: August 29, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Stratton, J. Bryan
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with James E. Roche, May 1976

Description: 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.
Date: 1975-08/1976-05
Creator: Roche, Christopher J. & Roche, James E.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, August 18, 1986

Description: Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, a longtime resident of Baytown since approximately 1920. DuPlantis explains her work in creating a new Episcopalian Church within the city, and their ascension to parish status in 1936. Most of her stories revolve around the church and the original congregation from the early 1920's.
Date: August 18, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & DuPlantis, Blanche
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Paul F. Lemmon, August 16, 2002

Description: Interview with Paul F. Lemmon, a fireman in the US Navy during WWII. He answers questions about his life prior to enlisting and his experience overseas.
Date: August 16, 2002
Creator: Coates, Evan & Lemmon, Paul F.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Ed Carseth, August 6, 2003

Description: Interview with Ed Carseth, a pilot during World War II. He discusses an early interest in aviation and earned his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training program. He spent a year as an instructor before joining the Air Transport Command. Through 1944 he delivered aircraft to Australia before being assigned to Myitkyina, Burma. He speaks of living conditions at Myitkyina. He flew materials over the Himalaya Mountains (the Hump) from Burma to Kunming, China. Carseth relates anectdotes about General Claire Chennault, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and a squadron mate who kept a baboon.
Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Metzler, Ed & Carseth, Ed
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Description: Interview with Jerell E. Crow. He entered the Coast Guard in 1940 and trained in Florida and New York City. He served aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) when those ships were first introduced. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Neville Island Shipyard operated by the Dravo Corporation as part of a crew that brought an LST down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. From there, the crew practiced operations at Biloxi, Mississippi. Eventually, Crow travelled to San Diego aboard the LST through the Panama Canal. From there, he went to Guadalcanal and unloaded tanks. Eventually, his ship was hit at Saipan and he was wounded. He also served aboard an LST during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Afterwards, Crow's LST was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender. He visited Hiroshima while on occupation duty after the atomic bomb was dropped. Eventually, his LST made its way back to San Francisco where he was discharged.
Date: August 24, 2002
Creator: Rabalais, Larry & Crow, Jerell E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation