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Oral History Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, February 9, 1976

Description: Interview with Blanche DuPlantis, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include 1923 through post World War II: Baytown in the 1920's and 1930's, the effect of World War II, banking business, the founding of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Date: February 9, 1976
Creator: Maroney, James C. & DuPlantis, Blanche
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Joan Johnson, 1976

Description: Interview with Joan Johnson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX.
Date: {1976-03-29, 1976-05-03, 1976-05-12}
Creator: McNeil, William J. & Johnson, Joan
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Sara Snyder, 1975

Description: Interview with Sara Snyder, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include her coming to Baytown and Baytown history.
Date: {1975-12-17, 1975-12-22}
Creator: McNeil, William J. & Snyder, Sara
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interviews with Margaret B. Davis, 1976

Description: Interview with Margaret B. Davis, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Mrs. Davis talks about the Baytown area from 1915 to 1976.
Date: {1976-01-16, 1976-02-13, 1976-07-07}
Creator: McNeil, William J. & Davis, Margaret B.
Partner: Lee College

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

Description: Interview with L. Karl Grimes, born in Ellis County in 1895 and moved to Baytown, Texas in 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 being allowed to go to school in Baytown.
Date: September 25, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Grimes, L. Karl
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, October 2, 1979

Description: Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, a resident of Cedar Bayou, Texas circa 1900-1925. Busch details her childhood and early life in Cedar Bayou as well as the oil boom and early days of Baytown, Texas.
Date: October 2, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Busch, Bessie Jane Kilgore
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Carl Clay, May 7, 2002

Description: Interview with Carl Clay, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Persian Gulf War, who also served in the civil wars in Lebanon, Kosovo, and Somalia. Clay describes his time working in aviation on the flight deck of ships and the many countries he visited while in the service, such as Brazil, Spain, and Cuba.
Date: May 7, 2002
Creator: DeVore, Danielle & Clay, Carl
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Raymond Kilgore, May 27, 1986

Description: Interview with Raymond Kilgore, a resident of Baytown, TX since approximately 1920. Mr. Kilgore discusses his family life and the early history of Cedar Bayou and Baytown, including the brickyards, the pontoon bridge over Goose Creek, the Interurban to Houston, the fig orchards of Highlands, and life and schooling in Cedar Bayou.
Date: May 27, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Kilgore, Raymond
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Grover C. Edge, December 30, 1975

Description: Interview with Grover C. Edge, a resident of Baytown, Texas since 1921. Topics include the early history of Baytown and the Humble Refinery, the VFW and the Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club
Date: December 30, 1975
Creator: Webber, Betsy & Edge, Grover C.
Partner: Lee College

Baytown-La Porte Tunnel Opening

Description: Interviews with area citizens and speeches of prominent guest speakers, including Allen Shivers, governor, and Tommy Cook, president of Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Also, a recording of Edward R. Murrow's radio broadcast of "I can hear it now", recorded July 4, 1953 from station KREL, Baytown, TX.
Date: September 22, 1953
Creator: Murrow, Edward R.; Cook, Tommy & Shivers, Allen
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Ella Williams

Description: Interview with Ella Williams, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include a discussion about the 1915 hurricane on Hog Island in the San Jacinto River.
Date: 1975~
Creator: Williams, Ella & Webber, Betsy
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Norman Dykes, Lt. C. E. Shaffer, Sgt. Gary Cochran, Officer James Thornton, and Officer Roger Clifford, 1983

Description: Interview with Norman Dykes, Lt. C. E. Shaffer, Sgt. Gary Cochran, Officer James Thornton, and Officer Roger Clifford, residents of Baytown, TX during Hurricane Alicia. They discuss their memories of Hurricane Alicia.
Date: 1983
Creator: Mayo, Martha; Dykes, Norman; Shaffer, C. E.; Cochran, Gary; Thornton, James & Clifford, Roger
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 Roy Long, May 30, 1986

Description: Interview with Roy Long, a longtime resident of Baytown after moving in 1929 from Houston, Texas. Long answers questions and details his early employment in Baytown at the Humble Refinery, and goes on to talk about his law practice, offices, and the growth of the town.
Date: May 30, 1986
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Long, Roy
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 B. E. Wilson, February 20, 1976

Description: Interview with B. E. Wilson. Topics include the Humble dormitory, work in the refinery, the 1930's, company benefits, World War II era and post-World War II, and his Civil War interests.
Date: February 20, 1976
Creator: Maroney, James C. & Wilson, B. E.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Freddy Rios, March 19, 1987

Description: Partial recording of an interview with Freddy Rios, a veteran who served in the Vietnam War during 1967 and 1968. He discusses his experiences as a soldier, including being wounded and the events that led to him receiving the Distinguished Service Medal.
Date: March 19, 1987
Creator: Rios, Freddy
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interviews with Don McLeod, February and March 1975

Description: Interview with Don McLeod, who moved to Mont Belvieu in 1929 from Beaumont, Texas. McLeod answers questions and describes the growth of the oil business in Mont Belvieu and Baytown, including what companies were already here and how the business has changed from then until now.
Date: {1975-02-19, 1975-03-01, 1975-03-03}
Creator: Webber, Betsy & McLeod, Don
Partner: Lee College