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Oral History Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, May 3, 2001

Description: Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, an armed forces veteran and Veteran's Administration worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Blodgett describes moving to and growing up in Kerrville, and his work with the VA Hospital there (first as a clerk, and finally, as acting associate director). Besides serving in the service for four years, he also worked in several VA facilities around the country before making his way back to Kerrville. His memories of the town include details of the flood of 1932, his role in founding the Buck 'N' Bull Club (a rifle club) in 1946, and a few stories concerning the religious community. A historical profile of the Kerrville VA Hospital is included at the end of interview transcript.
Date: May 3, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Blodgett, Vern
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Letter from Reagan Brown to All County Extension Agents, May 27, 1969]

Description: Letter from Reagan Brown to all of the county extension agents of the Texas counties involved in the Texas Community Improvement Program. The letter says that the contest has come to a close and the winners were "Crawford, McClennan County- $550, Gober, Fannin County - $450, Quitaque, Briscoe County - $350, and Haslet, Tarrant County - $250." He finishes by congratulating all of the contestants and encourages all to "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."
Date: May 27, 1969
Creator: Brown, Reagan
Partner: Haslet Public Library

Transcript of 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. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mrs. Scogin and her family, on pages 39-43.
Date: May 3, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Scogin, Elaine Carol Haufler
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Francis H. "Fuzzy" and Cora Nell Cunningham Swayze, May 28, 2008

Description: Interview with Frances Howland "Fuzzy" and Cora Nell Cunningham Swayze, a couple from Kerrville, Texas. The couple discusses their individual childhoods, life during the depression, and life in the Kerr County area. Mr. Swayze discusses his service in the Air Force and Mrs. Swayze discusses her teaching career.
Date: May 28, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Swayze, Francis H. & Swayze, Cora Nell Cunningham
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter, May 7, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter regarding different collections of photographs. The photograph on the backside of the card shows a view of a fireman sitting in an old fire engine belonging to the Stratford Fire Department in Stratford, Connecticut. This vehicle has a ladder attached to its side, a basket with a water hose on top, and an alarm bell on the far back.
Date: May 7, 1912
Creator: Conor, Clarence W.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Twelfth and Franklin Streets in Waco]

Description: Postcard showing people and buildings on Twelfth and Franklin Streets in Waco, Texas, with Austin Avenue Methodist Church visible on the left side of Twelfth Street. A handwritten note on the back of the card is addressed to Mrs. W.D. Barton in Ozona, Texas and says, "I guess you think I have forgotten you but I haven't. I am fine. I don't know when I will be thru. I like Waco fine. Go to Sunday School and Church every Sunday. We have about 500 members in Sunday School when I go. A Meeting has just close and it sure was fine. Charley Cortes."
Date: May 13, 1911
Creator: Cortes, Charley
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis