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    • Interview with William D. Samman, 1993

    • Lebanese Americans--Texas.; Food, Lebanese.;Churches--Texas.
    • San Antonio, Texas Samman, whose parents were from Tripoli, Lebanon, discusses family history, Lebanese community in Texas, and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Ladislav Zezula, 1996

    • Czechs; Immigrants, Czechoslovakian; Runge (Tex.);
    • "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."
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Sister M. Alexandrine Gieniec, 1984.

    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Ida Schaefer Burkhardt, 1988

    • 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,...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Alva D. Robinson, 1988

    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • 	Interview with Osjetea Briggs, 1988

    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Emil Umlang, 1989.

    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Amy Freeman Lee

    • Women--San Antonio (Tex.)--Interviews; Women--Texas.; Voluntarism--United States.;
    • Artist, animal rights activist. Topics: Career as artist, writer; San Antonio community; animal rights.
    • Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project
    • Interview with Bill and Betty Akagi Coker and Gabriel and Nellie Akagi Camacho, 1979.

    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Bonnie Truax, 1993.

    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Henry Davenport, 1988

    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • 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,...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Mrs. Charles Wilson, 09-27-1993

    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Inge Whitaker, 1986

    • Covered wagon trips.; Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
    • San Antonio, Texas Whitaker recounts the history of her family who moved to Texas during the 1830s, settling around Austin. Each summer her family took a covered wagon trip into the nearby hill country, camping, fishing and learning about the...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Mrs. Charles Wilson, 12-08-1993.

    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Emma G. Ortega, 1995

    • Migrant workers.; Mexican Americans--Social conditions.; Mexican Americans--Texas--San Antonio.; Farm life--Texas.
    • Personal history of Emma Ortega, including her experience working with her family as a migrant laborer.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with George F. Rhodes, 1987

    • Calhoun County (Tex.).; Port Lavaca (Tex.).; Six Mile (Tex.).; Camels--Texas.;
    • Rhodes relates history of the Port Lavaca area, including the Quartermaster Depot in Indianola where camels in Texas were unloaded, and personal experiences in the Moravian-Czechoslovakian and German community where he grew up.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Patricia Smith Prather, 1994

    • Houston (Tex.)--History.; African Americans--Texas.; Civil Rights.; Discrimination.; Juneteenth.
    • Historian and author Patricia Prather discusses the gains and losses that resulted from desegregation in Houston and, in particular, the Fifth Ward where she was born.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Verna L. Reichert, 1986

    • LaGrange (Tex.).; Fayette County (Tex.).; Crime and criminals--Texas.;
    • Verna Reichert, born and lived in La Grange her entire life, and friends Murlene and Atlan Citzler, talk about their experiences during the early 20th century. Also includes a La Grange publication, The Hanging Tree, which relates two criminal...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Oral History Interview with Stephen Graham

    • San Antonio River Authority
    • Subjects discussed in this interview include: Alazan Creek; Apache Creek; awards; betterments; Bexar Regional Watershed Management Partnership; board activities/composition, politics/staff relations; congressional and legislative relations;...
    • San Antonio River Authority Records
    • Interview with Eduardo M. Garza

    • United States. Navy.;
    • Garza grew up in Laredo, Texas and enlisted in the Navy after high school. He served from 1967 to 1993 in a variety of positions, including Company Commander. Topics: Life in the Navy and his daily duties, experiences as a Company Commander
    • Veteran's History Project
    • Interview with Athol Ofsowitz, 1996

    • Jews--Texas.; Chevra Kadisha.; Burial societies, Jewish.; Burial laws (Jewish law).
    • Ofsowitz discusses personal and family history, but focuses on work of the Jewish burial society, Chevra Kadisha.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Ruth Camp Dikes, 1987

    • Somerset (Tex.).; Atascosa County (Tex.).
    • Somerset, Texas Ruth Camp Dikes shares a long lifetime of memories of living in Atascosa County. Born there in 1908, she was descended from a family that founded Somerset in the 1840s, having come from Somerset, Kentucky. The daughter of a meat...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Bonnie Reed, July 17, 1997

    • Women lawyers--Texas--Bexar County; Women--San Antonio (Tex.)--Interviews; Women in politics--Texas--San Antonio.;
    • Retired Judge; community volunteer. Topics: Family law, politics in San Antonio, career.
    • Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project
    • Interview with Jose Vives-Atsara, 1983.

    • Artists--Texas;Artists, Spanish;Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939--Personal narratives
    • Life story of Spanish spatula painter, Jose Vives-Atsara who grew up in the Catalonia region of Spain, served in the Spanish Civil War, emigrating with his family first to Venezuela, then to Mexico and finally to San Antonio.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Rosie B. Cary, 1988.

    • Palestine (Tex.).; Anderson County (Tex.).; Schools --Texas.; African Americans--Education--Texas.; African Americans--Texas.; African Americans--Social conditions.; African Americans--Segregation.; Folk medicine--Texas.
    • Educated in segregated schools in East Texas, Rosie B. Cary became a teacher whose skills and insights guided students for 44 years, all but four in all-Black schools. Her belief that any child can learn fueled her passion for instilling both...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Bernardine Rice, 1988-11-29

    • San Antonio (Tex.)--History.; Irish Americans--Texas.; Ursuline Academy--San Antonio (Tex.).
    • Descendant of the Tynan and Gallagher families, Rice talks about people and places during the mid-20th century in her HemisFair-area neighborhood.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Rudolf Scheffrabn, 2003

    • World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Personal narratives.; Emigration and immigration--History--20th century.;
    • Scheffrahn was born in East Prussia in May 1918 and spent his childhood in Rastenburg. He was drafted into the German Army at the onset of World War II and served from 1939-1945. After the war he and his wife immigrated to the US under the...
    • University of Texas at San Antonio. Libraries Special Collections Oral History Collection;
    • Interview with Jim Cullum Jr., 1980.

    • Jazz musicians; Dance orchestras; Happy Jazz Band; The Landing-San Antonio (Tex.); Cullum, Jim
    • San Antonio, Texas, 1980 The leader of the Happy Jazz Band and owner of Jim Cullum’s Landing...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Brigadier General Lillian Dunlap, U.S. Army Nurse Corps retired, 1990

    • United States. Army Nurse Corps.; Military nursing.; United States--Armed Forces--Nurses.; Generals.; Military biography.; Women-Texas.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
    • Dunlap home, 125 Brettonwood Drive, San Antonio, Texas Texas Women's Hall of Fame member Lillian Dunlap joined the Army Nurse Corps during World War II straight out of the Santa Rosa School of Nursing intent on serving only for the war's duration....
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Helen Cloud Austin,  June 10, 1997

    • San Antonio (Tex.)--Race relations--History.; Social service--United States--Societies, etc.; Social workers, Black--Texas--San Antonio.; African Americans--Interviews.
    • Retired social worker and community activist. The first African American professional hired at the San Antonio State Hospital (1965). Ms. Austin gained national recognition in 1984 when she received the Social Worker of the Year award for her...
    • Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project
    • Recent research from the Institute of Texan Cultures, 1993-03

    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio--Newsletters.
    • Recent research from the Institute of Texan Cultures was a bi-annual newsletter highlighting research activities at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
    • http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00123/utsa-00123.html
    • Interview with Anna Claire Rice, 1999

    • Railroads--Texas.; Railroads--Texas--Employees.; Railroad workers.
    • Anna Rice discusses her experiences with various railroads jobs throughout Texas beginning during World War II and continuing through the latter half of the twentieth century.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Teresa Zertuche, 1998

    • Chapman Ranch.; Falfurrias (Tex.).; Ranch life--Texas.; Education--Texas.; Tequila.; Vaqueros.
    • San Antonio, Texas Teresa Zertuche describes growing up on the Chapman Ranch near Falfurrias, Texas, ranching activities, attending school, family customs, family and personal history, including that of her father who left Saltillo, Mexico at age...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection

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