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U.S. Military Post Church

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Military post church. This is St. Paul's Episcopal Church which is shown behind a small picket fence with a barracks building to the right. A history of San Antonio is printed on the back. Cabinet card format.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, November 28, 2011

Description: Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, a former postal worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Arreola talks about growing up in the area, local places and people, serving in the Gideons, and working at the Post Office. Mr. Arreola's second wife, Irene, was present for the interview and makes a comments throughout. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mr. Arreola, his family, and the community, on pages 28-35.
Date: November 28, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Arreola, Raul Rodriguez
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Wheeler Emerson Mosty, October 14, 2009

Description: Interview with Wheeler Emerson Mosty, a World War II veteran and retired post office worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Mosty talks about his education, growing up in the Kerrville area, his service in WWII, local people and places, the flood of 1932, and his work at the Post Office. The interview transcript includes picture of Mr. Mosty and his family, on pages 26-30.
Date: October 14, 2009
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Mosty, Wheeler Emerson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Courtney Sieker Wiggins Lutz, December 16, 2010

Description: Interview with Courtney Sieker Wiggins Lutz, the descendant of a ranching family in Kimble County, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Lutz discusses her ranching family, meeting her husband, Warren Wiggins, who was later killed in the Philippines during World War II, meeting her second husband who had been in Wiggins's company in the Philippines, and the Dodge dealership her second husband ran.
Date: March 23, 1918
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Heffington, Susan Wiggins & Lutz, Courtney Sieker Wiggins
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of 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. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

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

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Irene Fisher Womack and Bill Womack, June 16, 2011

Description: Interview with Irene and Bill Womack, a couple from two well-known Kerr County families, from Kerrville, Texas. The couple discusses their ancestors, the Reals and the Womacks. They also talk about the local people and places they remember growing up in Kerrville. The interview transcript includes photos of Mr. and Mrs. Womack and their family, on pages 31-36.
Date: June 16, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis; Womack, Irene Fisher & Womack, Bill
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of 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. The interview transcript includes photos of Mrs. Lidiak and her family, on pages 23-28.
Date: August 15, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis; Sutton, Jeanne Schumacher & Lidiak, Jean Mathis
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of 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. The interview transcript includes photos of Mrs. Kaiser and her family, on pages 20-21
Date: May 17, 2010
Creator: Leonard, Julie Mosty; Collins, Francelle Robison & Kaiser, Frances Hubble
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Portrait of Young Boy at First Communion, Gonzalo Martinez, Jr.]

Description: Portrait of young boy at First Communion holding a book with a cross necklace wrapped around hand. The boy is wearing a suit with a bow tie while standing behind lectern with statue of Jesus on the lectern. There is cross in the background. There is a note on the back of the photograph that reads: "April 27-63 To my Grandma Lupe From Your Grandson Gonzalo Martinez Jr. I love you huelita.
Date: April 27, 1963
Creator: Maya Studios
Location Info:
Partner: Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

[Portrait of a Young Female. Joann Martinez]

Description: Portrait of a young girl, Joann Martinez, with long straight hair wearing a decorative stitch shirt. There is a note on the back of the photograph in Spanish: "Para mi querida abuelita, Lupe. Con mucho cariño de parte de us nieta! Joann Martinez. Edad' - 14 años, Escuela, Tafalla.
Date: December 16, 1971
Partner: Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

[Photograph of Two Young Siblings Posing for Holiday Pictures]

Description: Photograph of two young siblings posing for holiday pictures while standing on chair. Both of the siblings are wearing shorts with a shirt and jacket. The younger is holding a ball. Both of the siblings are wearing boots. There is a note on the front of the photograph that reads: "Best Wishes! for year happiness at Christmas and in the New Year." There is a note on the back of the photograph in Spanish, that says: "Dedicado para mi Tio de Lionel y Eduardo Martinez Jr. para Fernando Martinez."
Date: unknown
Creator: Drow studio
Partner: Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

Presidential Address, Texas Surgical Society 126th Semi-Annual Meeting #2

Description: Presidential address given by Elvin L. Shelton, Jr. at the 126th semi-annual Texas Surgical Society meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In the speech, Shelton shares several of his favorite jokes and quotes, and speaks about Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments in studying anatomy. It includes a letter from Shelton to Dr. Walter King, Jr.
Date: October 1980
Creator: Shelton, Elvin L., Jr.
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

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

Description: Interview with Aime Frank Real, a rancher and the great-grandson of one of the original Kerr County settlers, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Real discusses his family history, his family's ranching work, his personal experience with sheep ranching, organized hunting in Kerr County, and local ranchers' attempts to remedy problems with screwworms and eagles. He briefly mentions Kerrville's German Club.
Date: August 16, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Real, Aime Frank
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, August 25, 1999

Description: Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, vice-chair of the Kerr County Historical Commission from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Snodgrass talks about growing up on a primitive ranch, struggling to survive during the Depression, meeting and marrying her husband, their family, their involvement with music, and her efforts to preserve the history of Kerr County. She also briefly discusses the honors and awards her volunteer work has earned her. Pages 2-13 include a written statement by Miles Abernathy Lowrence, Clarabelle's maternal great-uncle.
Date: September 25, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Snodgrass, Clarabelle
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, July 15, 1998

Description: Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, great-granddaughter of Captain Charles A. Schreiner, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Parker delves into her famous great-grandfather's story, including his key role in the settling of Kerr County and Kerrville. She briefly mentions the presence of Tuberculosis in Kerrville, the local Cattleman's Association, being princess in the Battle of Flowers, and singing in the USO in New York.
Date: July 15, 1998
Creator: Stacy, William G. & Parker, Josephine Tobin Schreiner
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clyde Jones, April 5, 1999

Description: Interview with Clyde Jones, former part-owner of Kerrville's first radio station, KERV, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Jones discusses how he came to the area and his involvement with radio station, as well as some of the challenges he and his crew encountered. He also talks about his work with the Mental Health and Retardation Center at the Kerrville State Hospital. Mr. Jones briefly discusses his band, The Poverty Playboys.
Date: April 5, 1999
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Jones, Clyde
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Connie Douglas Reeves, February 27, 1998

Description: Interview with Connie Douglas Reeves, named Texas Woman of the Century, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Reeves talks about her life in Eagle Pass and San Antonio Texas, her education as the only female in her law school class, her career as a high school schoolteacher, and her horseback riding experience at Camp Waldemar. She describes organizing a girls' riding group, called "The Lassos," with whom she performed at the World's Fair in New York in 1938 and Washington D.C. Mrs. Reeves also briefly discusses the sheep ranching she did with her husband, Jack Reeves, the flood of 1928, and the flood of 1932.
Date: February 27, 1998
Creator: Witt, Gerald & Reeves, Connie Douglas
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Helen Orr, November 9, 1991

Description: Interview with Helen Louise Dietert Orr, retired clerk and schoolteacher from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Orr discusses her family's immigration from Germany, explores her family tree, and describes her experiences on her ranch. She talks about tuberculosis scares in Kerrville, and the local society.
Date: November 9, 1991
Creator: Craig, Brenda Glenn & Orr, Helen Louise Dietert
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission