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    • Interview with Elizabeth S. Robinson, 2010

    • United Service Organizations (U.S.).; USO-Camp Shows, Inc.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.; Dancing.
    • Personal history of Betsy (Berkley) Robinson who left Seguin, Texas for New York City during the Depression. She trained and worked as a dancer and entertainer before joining the USO and working in the camp shows during World War II.
    • Interview with Steve Swenson, 2000

    • Ranch life--Texas.; Stamford (Tex.).; Swenson, Swede.; Swenson, Bill.; Swenson, Swante Magnus.; Swedish Americans.; Swenson Land and Cattle Company.; Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
    • Developed from property purchased in 1838 by Swante Magnus Swenson, his grandfather and the first Swedish settler in Texas, Swenson describes the history and ranching operations of the Swenson Land and Cattle Company.
    • Interview with Cliff and Ruth Gillette, 1980.

    • Saxophonists; singers; pianists; Jazz musicians; Dance orchestras
    • Jazz musician Cliff Gillette and his wife, former big band singer Ruth, remember the heyday of their musical lives when they crossed the country in the 1930s and 1940s performing with some of the most noted musicians of the era.
    • Interview with Jiroo Tanamachi, 1979

    • Japanese Americans--Texas.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.; Discrimination.
    • Jiroo Tanamachi tells of discrimination and restrictions for Japanese in California, resulting in family moving to Texas in the early 1900s for opportunity to buy land and begin farming. Includes discussion of discrimination and relocation of...
    • Interview With Gilbert Rodriguez, 1998

    • Mexican Americans --Texas --Music.; Musicians--Texas.; Tejano music.; Music--Mexican-American Border Region.
    • Co-founder of Gilberto Rodriguez and the Blue Notes, with his cousin, Gregorio Pedroza, they discuss history of their family, Tejano music, and the band.
    • Interview with Eliseo Torres, 1990.

    • Medicine, Primitive; Folk medicine; Herbs--therapeutic use; Curanderos; Rattlesnakes; Snakes; Jaramillo, Pedro, 1829-1907; Niño Fidencio, 1898-1938
    • Author of multiple books on Mexican folk healing using herbs and rituals, Torres discusses plants, animals, and techniques as well as famous curanderos.
    • Interview with Tom Tanamachi and Mitsuye Tanamachi, 1979

    • Tonamachi, Tom.; Tonamachi, Mitsuye.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.; Farming.; Rio Grande Valley.
    • San Benito, TX Tom Tonamachi and his wife Mitsuye, describe experiences with relocation and internment camp for their families who were living in California during WWII and their move to Texas for an opportunity farming in the Rio Grande Valley.
    • Interview with Hal Flanders, 1990.

    • Chihuahua Desert, Big Bend Region (Tex.); Wildlife management--Texas; Geology--Texas
    • "Prude Ranch,Texas Armed with a deep respect and understanding of the Chihuahua Desert of Mexico and West Texas, Hal Flanders discusses its beauty and rugged natural diversity."
    • Interview with R.C. Tate, 1979

    • Tate, R.C.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; Schools.; School superintendents.; Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.).; Crystal City (Tex.).
    • Crystal City, TX Superintendent of the Internment Camp School in Crystal City, Texas, R. C. Tate describes life in the camp for nearly 3600 people, explains difference between an internment camp and a relocation center, and difficulties...
    • Interview with Patricia Rucker, 1998

    • British Americans--Texas.; War brides.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
    • Married in her native England to an American civilian during World War II, Rucker discusses her personal experiences coming to the United States, their early marriage, and settling in Texas.
    • Interview with Henry A. Guerra, 1984.

    • Guerra, Elvira Pizzi; Grocery trade--Texas--San Antonio (Tex.); Missions--San Antonio (Tex.); Produce Row, San Antonio (Tex.); Radio Stations; Television stations; HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.)
    • An interview with Henry A. Guerra Jr., 07-25-1984.
    • Interview with Stella Teltschik Taylor, 1988

    • Weimar (Tex.).; Oakland (Tex.).; Colorado County (Tex.).; Orphan Train.; German Americans--Texas.
    • Weimar, Texas Arriving by train from New York City when she was a year and a half old, Taylor and a 3-year old boy were adopted by the Teltschik family in 1906. She discusses the New York Foundling Hospital where she was placed, the orphan trains,...
    • Interview with John L. Davis, 07-23-2008.

    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Exhibitions and museums; Shuffler, R. Henderson (Ralph Henderson), 1908--1975; Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976; Baker, Oscar Terrell, 1910-2006.
    • Outgoing interim Director of the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, Davis shares his knowledge of the creation of the Texana exhibit for Hemisfair through the development of the University of Texas Institute of Texan...

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