"San Antonio, TX
Ladislav Zezula was the son of Czech immigrants who came to Texas circa 1900. He discusses personal history, including the Czechoslovakian cultural activities in Runge, Texas, during his childhood."
Polish Americans--Texas;San Antonio (Tex.)--Description and travel
Sister Alexandrine was born into a Polish family and reared in a neighborhood where all of San Antonio's ethnic groups flourished - along with ther cultures and cuisines. She shares those recollections and explains the importance of the...
Comal County (Tex.).; Farm life--Texas.; Germans Americans--Texas.
Old Bracken, Comal County, Texas Ida Schaefer Burkhardt, whose ancestors came to New Braunfels from Germany in 1845, recalls growing up on a farm at Cranes Mill in Comal County. Her recollections include her teachers boarding with her family,...
Kickapoo Indians.; Traditional medicine--Texas.; Anderson County (Tex.).; Limestone County (Tex.).
A professional photographer, newspaper editor and political activist whose love of East Texas and its history never ebbed. Her memories paint a picture of rural life among the pines from the 1930s through the 80s.
Palestine (Tex.).; Anderson County (Tex.).; Schools--Texas.; Cotton gins and ginning.; Farm tenancy--Texas.
Personal recollections of Alva Robinson, whose father owned a properous cotton farm in Palestine, including information on farm life, education, social, religious activities during the early 20th century.
Sabinal Canyon (Tex.);Utopia (Tex.);Circus.;Education--Texas;Texas--social life and customs;Rural life;Cotton mills;Lumber camps--Texas;Revivals;Camp meetings;Tent shows;Blacksmith shops;Electricity--history;Automobiles--history
Of Alsatian descent, Emil Umlang was born in 1906 and raised in the Utopia and Sabinal Canyon area. He discusses growing up there and his family’s self-sufficient lifestyle, including canning fruits and vegetables from their garden, curing bacon...
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Education; Education--Exhibits and museums; Education--Texas
Educational philosophy and development of exhibits, educational programs, and tools the Institute uses to teach by connecting to history such as traveling trunks, Tex-Kits, Back 40, puppet theater, and exhibit floor programs.
Japanese Texans.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.; Propaganda, Anti-Japanese.; Discrimination.
Dallas, Texas The Agaki sisters, Betty Coker and Nellie Camacho, were raised with a strong Japanese cultural upbringing because of their grandmother's influence . Their husbands, however, are not Japanese. Gabriel Camacho is Mexican-American and...
Anderson County (Tex.).; Palestine (Tex.).; Cotton.; Salt industry and trade--Texas.; Railroads--Texas.; Amusements.
Palestine, Texas Palestine native Henry Davenport recalls his hometown's prominence through most of the 20th century when it flourished as a cotton center, a player in the East Texas oil boom of the 1930s and as a major rail and industrial center.
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,...
Civil Rights.; African Americans--Texas.; Marshall (Tex.).; African Americans--Education--Texas.; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.; Voting.
Austin, Texas and Marshall, Texas Mrs. Charles Wilson describes her personal experiences living in Texas and actively working in the civil rights movement. The second interview relates more specifically to her involvement with the NAACP.