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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 Stephen C. Hughes, February 28, 1960

Description: Interview with Stephen C. Hughes, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include periods of the life of a 92 year old man who was visiting in Baytown. Most of his life was spent in the mid-west.
Date: February 28, 1960
Creator: Miller, Carter & Hughes, Stephen
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Clyde L. Childers

Description: Interview with Clyde L. Childers, a veteran who served during World War II, in which he answers general questions about his experience in the Army.
Date: unknown
Creator: Nichols, Michael & Childers, Clyde L.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jimmy Carroll, 1976

Description: Interview with Jimmy Carroll, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the history of Baytown, TX.
Date: {1976-08-19,1976-09-29,1976-10-07,1976-12-01}
Creator: McNeil, William J. & Carroll, J. W. (Jimmy)
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 Mr., Mrs. J. Rodger Read, 1980

Description: 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: {1980-02-01,1980-02-15}
Creator: Swofford, Sarah; Read, Roger & Read, Mrs. Roger
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 Interview with Wilburn L. Snyder, 1979

Description: Interview with Wilburn L. Snyder, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include World War Two and the history of Baytown, TX.
Date: {1979-08-09,1979-08-12}
Creator: Chandler, Patricia M. & Snyder, Wilburn L.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with William T. Busch, 1979

Description: Interview with William T. Busch, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include his early life and youth in Cedar Bayou, his early employment, and his involvement in World War I, employment in banking institutions of Baytown, TX, development of Goose Creek after the oil field boom, and the effects of the Depression on Baytown, TX.
Date: {1979-09-13,1979-10-02}
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Busch, William Thomas
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

Oral History Interviews with Garrett R. Herring, February 1980

Description: Interview with Garrett R. Herring, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include his early life in Humble and his subsequent arrival in 1917 to Middletown (Pelly), an account of the growth of the town, a lynching, origin of street names in Goose Creek, and the Herring Drug Store.
Date: {1980-02-07,1980-02-14}
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Herring, Garrett R.
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 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 Exxon Oilers Baseball Players, July 18, 1975

Description: Interview with J. W. Carroll, B. B. Williams, Melvin Barry, and Bob Kalbitz, all members of the Exxon Oilers baseball team from Baytown, Texas. After a short introduction by Webber, these men all answer questions and describe their experiences before they arrived in Baytown and during their playing days for the Oilers.
Date: July 18, 1975
Creator: Webber, Betsy; Carroll, J. W.; Williams, B. B.; Barry, Melvin & Kalbitz, Bob
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 Ruth Mageors, November 10, 1975

Description: Interview with Ruth Mageors, a resident of Baytown, Texas beginning in 1921 when the town was named Pelly. Mageors explains living in town during the early days of Baytown as being very tough, and also discussing the ferry boat and Herring's Drug Store.
Date: November 10, 1975
Creator: Knight, Karen & Mageors, Ruth, 1902-
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

Oral History Interview with Laurene Douglas, January 27, 1976

Description: Interview with Laurene Douglas, a former junior high teacher from Baytown, Texas. Mrs. Douglas answers questions regarding life in Baytown during the Depression and specific events such as Hurricane Carla in 1961.
Date: January 27, 1976
Creator: Maroney, James C. & Douglas, Laurene
Partner: Lee College

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