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Transcript of Oral History Interview with Barney Webber, May 5, 1986

Description: Transcript of an 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: March 1, 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Webber, Barney
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, August 18, 1986

Description: Transcript of an interview with Blanche DuPlantis, a longtime resident of Baytown since approximately 1920. DuPlantis explains her role in founding the first Episcopal church in Baytown, Trinity Episcopal Church, and its ascension to parish status in 1936. Most of her stories revolve around the church and the original congregation from the early 1920's.
Date: 2018
Creator: Smoke, Amanda; Mayo, Martha & DuPlantis, Blanche
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Bob Kalbitz, 1983

Description: Transcript of an interview with Bob Kalbitz, speaking of the insurance losses after Hurricane Alicia hit in August 1983. Kalbitz describes in depth the insurance claims, and the damages brought on by the hurricane, and a few anecdotes concerning insurance laws passed in Texas during the 1970's.
Date: 2018
Creator: Kalbitz, Bob & Mayo, Martha
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Charles A. Young, August 31, 1988

Description: Transcript of an interview with Charles A. Young, who arrived in the Baytown area in 1916. Mr. Young discusses his youth in Evergreen, Goose Creek and Orange Field, Texas. Young moved back to Baytown as an adult, and describes oilfields in the area as well as working conditions in the Humble Refinery, where he was employed.
Date: 2018
Creator: Young, Charles A. & Mayo, Martha
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Clifford Warren, November 10, 1987

Description: Transcript of an interview with Clifford Warren, a veteran of World War II spending 3 1/2 years in captivity following the Battle of Corregidor. Warren answers many questions regarding his participation in World War II and shares his experiences of being held prisoner in Japanese prison camps.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Warren, Clifford
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with E. C. Wood, Winter 1975

Description: Transcript of interview with E. C. Wood, a resident of Baytown, Texas, since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, Texas, the formation of the Exxon Annuitants' Club, and various activities for senior citizens in the Baytown area at the time of the interview.
Date: 2018
Creator: Sargis, Lynnette; Wood, Emmett C. & Webber, Betsy
Partner: Lee College

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

Description: Transcript of an 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: 2018
Creator: Swofford, Sarah
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988

Description: Transcript of an interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.
Date: 2018
Creator: Collins, James.; Mayo, Martha & Smoke, Amanda
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Jean Shepherd, Leon Warner, Fletcher Hickerson, 1983

Description: Transcript of interviews with Jean Shepherd, Leon Warner and Fletcher Hickerson. Jean Shepherd and Leon Warner were residents of the Brownwood subdivision in Baytown during Hurricane Alicia. Fletcher Hickerson was the Coordinator of Emergency Services for the City of Baytown at the time of Hurricane Alicia. All three interviewees answer questions and elaborate on their experiences during and after Hurricane Alicia, which caused major damage in the Baytown area.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha; Shepherd, Jean; Warner, Leon & Hickerson, Fletcher
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Jimmy Carroll, February 25, 1986

Description: Transcript of an interview with Jimmy Carroll, an early resident of Baytown, Texas. Carroll describes working conditions and the operations of the Humble Oil Company in Baytown, including describing some injuries and fatalities that occurred at the plant. Carroll continues on to share stories about safety and working conditions as well as segregation and the Ku Klux Klan.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Carroll, Jimmy
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with L. Karl Grimes, September 25, 1979

Description: Transcript of an interview with L. Karl Grimes, born in Ellis County in 1895 and a resident of Baytown,Texas since 1925. Grimes answers a few questions about his experiences and tells lengthy stories concerning his early life in Ellis County as well as his move to Baytown. Grimes covers his employment at Humble Oil and Refining Co. as well as issues concerning Mexican American children and their education in Baytown.
Date: 2018
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Grimes, Leland Karl, 1895-
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Louise Fowler Himes, February 4, 1986

Description: Transcript of an interview with Louise Fowler Himes, who moved to Cedar Bayou in 1919 as a teacher. Mrs. Himes discusses life when she first moved such as her teaching and going to movies and games with other townspeople. Among other topics, Himes answers questions and describes her experiences with influenza, malaria, the Ku Klux Klan, and the hurricanes of 1900 and 1908.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Himes, Louise Fowler
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Louise Travis, February 24, 1986

Description: Transcript of an interview with Louise Travis, a resident of Baytown, Texas, since approximately 1920. Mrs. Travis discusses the early history of Cedar Bayou, including businesses, commerce, law enforcement and recreational activities, and meetings of the Ku Klux Klan and early storms of the area.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Travis, Louise
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Marcine Lanham and Jean Shepherd, 1983

Description: Transcript of an interview with Marcine Lanham, a Red Cross volunteer at the time Hurricane Alicia struck the Gulf Coast of Texas, and Jean Shepherd, the president of the Brownwood Civic Association. Lanham and Shepherd both share their memories of the aftermath of Hurricane Alicia including work with the Red Cross helping clean up the damage caused by the hurricane and the effects on the Brownwood subdivision.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mayo, Martha; Lanham, Marcine & Shepherd, Jean
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Millicent W. Bounds, November 22, 1976

Description: Transcript of an interview with Millicent W. Bounds, a longtime resident of the Pelly/Baytown, Texas area. Mrs. Bounds answers questions relating to her family history in Texas, noting that her grandparents arrived in Texas in 1875. She goes on to talk about her husband T. Hubbard Bounds, the former fire marshal of the Pelly and Goose Creek Fire Department.
Date: 2018
Creator: Tidmon, Grace & Bounds, Millicent W.
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Mr., Mrs. J. Rodger Read, 1980

Description: Transcript of an interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. Roger Read, residents of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include their life as employees of Humble Oil and Refining Co., the Depression, consolidation of the three small towns and the Minerva Club.
Date: 2018
Creator: Swofford, Sarah; Read, Joseph Rodger & Read, Eudoxia
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Norman Brooks Culver, September 19, 1979

Description: Transcript of an interview with Norman Brooks Culver, administrator of the Humble Hospital, the hospital owned and operated by the Humble Oil Refining Company in Baytown, Texas. Culver tells of his experiences working for Humble and the medical care provided to company employees, as well as a few anecdotes concerning the history of Baytown, such as Humble Day celebrations, the founding of Baytown's Volunteer Fire Department, and the founding of the charitable organization now known as East Harris County Community Chest.
Date: 2018
Creator: Smoke, Amanda; Culver, Norman Brooks & Swofford, Sarah
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Pat Ruyle, 1980

Description: Transcript of an interview with Pat Ruyle, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include Robert E. Lee High School history, Goose Creek history and Baytown history.
Date: 2018
Creator: Brown, Wanda; Ruyle, Pat & Ruyle, Mrs. Pat
Partner: Lee College

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Phyllis Busch, October 9, 1979

Description: Transcript of an interview with Phyllis Busch, a resident of Baytown, Texas, since approximately 1920. Topics include her early life and family background, including a description of a tent city, Horace Mann school, 1923, the picture show in Pelly, and her religious and community life in Cedar Bayou.
Date: 2018
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Busch, Phyllis Triggs, 1903-
Partner: Lee College