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Hoein' the Short Rows

Description: Volume of Texas folklore, including folk arts and crafts, lime production, oil and petroleum, information about cockfighting, folk poetry, mysticism and other stories. The index begins on page 231.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Texas and Southwestern Lore

Description: Collection of popular folklore from Texas and the Southwest, including ballads, cowboy songs, Native American myths, superstitions and other miscellaneous folk tales. It also contains the proceedings of the Texas Folklore Society. The index begins on page 243.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press
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Oral History Interview with Gilbert Herrera, July 1, 2016

Description: Gilbert Herrera was born in Lubbock, Texas. His father, a police officer, died on duty. Herrera was raised by a single mother. Having few economic opportunities, as a child he would break into homes to find food. As a teenager, Herrera joined a gang and eventually was jailed or imprisoned three times. He left prison a final time days before his mother died of cancer. During the early 1970s, Herrera began to lead and grow the West Texas Brown Berets. He organized several marches against police brutality and other social causes, including marches alongside African Americans, in and outside of Lubbock. Herrera is now a Baptist minister and leads a political action group in Lubbock named La Fuerza.
Date: July 1, 2016
Duration: 43 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Herrera, Gilbert
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Sheila Patterson Harris and Rose Wilson, July 1, 2016

Description: Rose Wilson was born outside of Waco and moved to Lubbock as a young married adult. She raised her children in the city. Wilson became the first African American women to become president of Lubbock’s NAACP—when she was working as a maid. Because of her work sector, she faced pushback by some community economic elites. Sheila Patterson-Harris was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Her father is T.J. Patterson-Harris, the first African American City Representative of Lubbock, Texas. She attended school at the University of North Texas Denton, Texas. After graduating from university, Patterson-Harris moved back to Lubbock and worked in the radio industry but transferred over to working as a probation officer for twenty-nine years. She won the city representative seat her father once had in 2016.
Date: July 1, 2016
Duration: 55 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Harris, Sheila Patterson; Wilson, Rose & Wisely, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Billie Caviel, June 30, 2016

Description: Billie Caviel was raised in East Texas, attending all African American Schools. She attended university and pharmacy school at Texas Southern University in Houston. Once graduating, Caviel and her husband, who was also a pharmacist, moved to Lubbock, Texas to work for a Jewish pharmacist because no one else would give them jobs in the state because they were African American. Caviel and her husband later founded their own pharmacy, which they kept open for forty-nine years. Caviel also served as a Lubbock ISD school board member for a number of years during the early 1990s.
Date: June 30, 2016
Duration: 42 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Caviel, Billie & Wisely, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Victor Hernandez, June 30, 2016

Description: Victor Hernandez was born in the Chamizal area of El Paso, Texas. Once the area was bought by the federal government to build the Chamizal National Monument, his family moved the the Lower Valley of El Paso, Texas. While in high school, he was part of the ROTC. Hernandez was salsa part of the ROTC at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he graduated from. Hernandez then went to law school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He stayed in Lubbock and served in the National Guard—with which he served in Operation Desert Storm. Upon his return to Lubbock, Hernandez practiced law and ran for City Council. Hernandez served several terms as a city council member and ran for mayor in 2016, a race he lost.
Date: June 30, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Hernandez, Victor
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Esther Sepeda, June 29, 2016

Description: Esther Sepeda was born in Buda, Texas and was raised in both Knott, Texas and Hale Center, Texas. She married while in school and left school, living and beginning a family in Hale Center. Afterwords, her family moved to Abernathy, Texas. In Abernathy, Sepeda began working within community services. While in the town, Sepeda and her husband began a building business and eventually moved to Lubbock for that business. In Lubbock, she served as the award winning president of Comerciantes Organizados Mexico-Americanos (COMA) and a founder member of the Hispanic Association of Women.
Date: June 29, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Sepeda, Esther
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Floyd Price, June 29, 2016

Description: Floyd Price was born in Lubbock and grew up in a near by town. Floyd graduated from Dunbar High School in 1959. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Wayland Baptist University in 1976. Floyd is a retired veteran of the Lubbock Police Department where he served for 33 years. He also served in the U.S. Army. Currently he works part-time with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department.Floyd has always been a public servant, and especially enjoys working with young people. He had the honor of speaking to United Youth Congress in 1989, 1993, and 1997. Floyd enjoys singing, teaching the Bible, and playing sports. He has received numerous awards in his lifetime, including Citizen of the Year in 1995 and 1996, Man of the Year in 1990, and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Readers Choice Award for Best Law Officer in 1994, 1995, and 1996.Floyd has also served on many boards, including Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Consortium Committee for the Homeless, Hospice of Lubbock, and Texas Agricultural Extension Board. Currently, Floyd serves on the YWCA Cancer Survivorship Cancer Coalition Advisory Board and the South Plains Association of Governments Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.
Date: June 29, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Price, Floyd
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Daniel Urbina Sanchez, June 28, 2016

Description: Daniel Urbina Sanchez grew up between Lubbock, Texas and Garden City, Kansas. Starting in 1968, Sanchez’s family moved permanently to Lubbock. He graduated from Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University. In the 2000, Sanchez began participating in such organizations as Las Fiestas Del Llano, which is an organization focused on celebrating Mexican national holidays. He is currently an oral historian for Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection. At Texas Tech University, Sanchez became a leader of the Latino faculty and staff. Sanchez also founded Citizens United in Discourse Against Discrimination, CUIDAD, which led rallies within Lubbock and participated in protests in the Texas State Capitol as the legislature considered racists-anti immigration bills.
Date: June 28, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Sanchez, Daniel Urbina
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Neal Pearson, June 28, 2016

Description: Neal Pearson was raised in Florida and joined the military during the Korean war. After the war, he worked for the CIA and Department of State. Pearson attended Georgetown University as well as the University of Florida for his graduate degrees in foreign affairs and political science. He obtained his PhD from the University of Florida in political science with a focus on Latin America. He arrived at Texas Tech University in 1969 and belong to various civil rights organizations, including LULAC. Pearson also contacted the department of justice in regards to segregation within Lubbock public schools.
Date: June 28, 2016
Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Pearson, Neal
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Clyde James, June 27, 2016

Description: Clyde “Chico” James grew up in segregated 1940s and 1970s Lubbock. He later graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent time in Mexico City and has lived between Lubbock and Mexico City for several decades. In Lubbock, James has been active in city politics and neighborhood associations. Specifically, James helped start an effort to save a Lubbock magnet school attended by Mexican Americans from destruction by a anti-Mexican school board.
Date: June 27, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & James, Clyde
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Maria Strong, June 27, 2016

Description: Maria Strong was born in Nebraska but grew up between Lubbock and California’s Coachella Valley. As a teenager, she left school and became the sole breadwinner for her household made of her parents and siblings. After obtaining her GED and working various jobs, she began to attend Texas Tech University, where she obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has worked with migrant farm workers (her family was once a migrant family), as a an adviser at South Plains College, and has participated in various community organizations.
Date: June 27, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Strong, Maria
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Anita Carmona-Harrison, June 24, 2016

Description: Maria Anita Carmona Harrison was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. She grew up in the city’s Guadalupe neighborhood, and she attended an all “Mexican” school before entering integrated schools in Lubbock. After graduating from Lubbock High School, Carmona Harrison earned a degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University —becoming the first Chicana educated entirely in Lubbock public schools to graduate from the university. She taught in several Lubbock schools.
Date: June 24, 2016
Duration: 55 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Carmona-Harrison, Anita; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Emilio Abeyta, June 24, 2016

Description: Emelio E. Abeyta was born in the Santa Rosa, New Mexico area. His family moved to Littlefield for his father’s work. Abeyta began attending Catholic seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then Ohio as a teenager. He served as a priest in various West Texas towns. While serving in Slaton, Texas, Abeyta ran for school board, becoming the first ethnic Mexican school board member and aiding in the integration of the town’s schools. He left the priesthood to work for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Afterwards, he attended law school in the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He returned to West Texas, Lubbock, to practice law. In Lubbock Abeyta also ran for a judgeship.
Date: June 24, 2016
Duration: 54 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Abeyta, Emilio; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Olga Aguerro, June 24, 2016

Description: Olga Aguero was born in Wilson, Texas, where she graduated from Wilson High School. After high school, she worked with the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project and federal project. Olga Aguero moved to Lubbock where she began working as a writer and add seller for El Editor newspaper. She married the owner and founder of El Editor, Chicano actavist and Raza Unida Party state representative candidate Bidal Aguero. Olga Aguero also worked for the Texas Tech University Press, became the first female president of Lubbock’s LULAC chapter, and now leads El Editor.
Date: June 24, 2016
Duration: 49 minutes
Creator: Aguerro, Olga; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Darnell Hooper, June 23, 2016

Description: David Donell Hooper was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He went to segregated schools and was in junior high when Lubbock’s schools were integrated. Hooper witnessed when Willie Ray Collier (an African American student) was shot and killed September 9, 1970 at the historically African American Dunbar High School by Jeff Carve (a white student). Hooper also remembered the riots that followed, the police oppression enacted upon Lubbock’s African American community, and the visitation of the Black Panthers to Lubbock.
Date: June 23, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Hooper, Darnell
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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