NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Webb, Robbie Marion Hartman (Mrs. Basil)

Date of interview: June 12, 1975
Location of interview: Brownfield, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (35 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Webb recalls her early life and family in Brownfield.

Topics:
Family life and background—father came from Tennessee
Brownfield, Texas—early businesses and schools; changes
Churches of Christ—Texas (Brownfield)
Community and social life—parades, holidays
Maids and Matrons Club
Weather conditions—blizzards

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Weber, Ben

Date of interview: June 9, 1972
Location of interview: Nixon, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 10 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Ben Weber discusses his experiences as a rancher in the Nixon are for the past 60 years, including his work with his father and brother and the cattle shoot of the 1930s.

Topics:
Family life and background—Civil War
Cattle—buying and trail drives
Cattle market—fluctuations
Great Depression—government cattle shoot
Livestock—hogs
Ranching and ranch life
San Antonio, Texas—selling cordwood
Watermelon buying—bribing a railroad engineer
World War I—Army service

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Weber, Paul

Date of interview: July 9, 1972
Location of interview: Nixon, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (45 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Paul Weber, South Texas rancher, recalls his education and acquaintance with Coach A. H. Jungerman at Nixon. He also discusses his ranching operations, past and present.

Topics:
Athletics—Texas
Cattle—feeding and shipping modes
Great Depression—government cattle shoot
High school sports—football
Poultry industry—Texas (Nixon)
Ranches and ranch life—changing modes
John Wesley Hardin
A. H. Jungerman

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Webster, Madge Malone

Date of interview: August 2, 1983
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (15 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Madge Webster, daughter of Lubbock physician Frank Malone and wife of advertising executive Rex Webster, tells of her involvement in the Lubbock Music Club, the Symphony and the Symphony Guild, as well as the history of these organizations.

Topics:
Allegro Music Club
Classical Music organizations—Texas (Lubbock)
Lubbock Music Club
Lubbock Symphony Guild
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra—Bill Harrod, founder

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Webster, Rex

Date of interview: May 26, 1982
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Rex Webster, Lubbock advertising executive, discusses the Hub City’s oldest radio station, KFYO, and major developments in radio broadcasting. Webster worked as an announcer for KFYO from 1934 to 1947.

Topics:
Radio broadcasting—Texas (Lubbock)
Mutual Broadcasters
Plains Broadcasting Company
Sports broadcasts—Red Raider Sports Network
Texas State Network

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Weddle, Mrs. Dorothy

Date of interview: July 28, 1971
Location of interview: Fort Stockton, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Weddle talks about the Depression of the 1930s, particularly her teaching experiences, her government job helping needy people, and the effect of World War II on her life.

Topics:
Great Depression—West Texas
Agriculture—tree plantings and improved techniques
Bank failures
Cattle shoot
Government job—Home Management Supervisor for the Resettlement Administration
Social conditions
Teaching—rural schools
Weather conditions—dust storms
World War II—effects on area economy; rationing

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