Oral history ; Depression ; Cow killing ; Social issues ; WWII
Mr. Owen lived in Panola county, Texas and was just finishing school when the Depression started. [46 in.] He talks about the cow killing the governement required. He says Roosevelt started the society that will not work. He also talks about some...
Oral history ; Family history ; WWII ; Gunner ; Navy ; Pacific Theater ;
Mr. Kay talks to his daughter about his family and WWII experiences. [38 min.] He remembers how the Japanese were buying American steel before the war started. Mr. Kay was in the Navy stationed in the Pacific Theater. He recounts missions that...
Oral history ; Depression ; Family ; Burial shroud : Singing
Ms. Johnson helped her family by working after her father passed. [34 min.] She talks to her granddaughter about how she latter married, started share cropping and other events in her life. She sings songs her father taught her.
Oral History ; East Texas history ; Panola County history ; African American
TOC: ...that's the way Quarters got started -- Most Blacks were farmers or sharecroppers -- Don't let the sun catch you our there, Son -- We played "Little Sally Walker" -- ...paid teachers $50 a month -- We had to do what he say do... -- I went to...
Ms. LaGrone talks to her grand daughter about the depression years. [33 min.] She married soon after the Depression started living in Deadwood, Texas. She remembers that Revivals lasted a week and people lived in the camp houses during the event.
Transcript of an interview with Ms. Burns talking about becoming a teenager when the Depression started. [ 5 pages] She tells a little about her family settling in Shelby county and how schools were at the time.