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Oral History Interview with Emory M. Spencer, September 30, 1971

Description: Interview with attorney Emory M. Spencer. The interview includes Spencer's personal experiences about being an attorney. Spencer talks about the development of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas 1920-71, cotton farming, Irish settlers and the Ku Klux Klan, gambling, the development of the Aransas County Airport, oil exploration, housing subdivisions, the Coastal Bend Regional Planning Commission, hurricanes, agriculture, property values, and prominent citizens of the county.
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Date: September 30, 1971
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Spencer, Emory M.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Jan Wendell, October 2, 1971

Description: Interview with Jan Wendell, a teacher and president of the Rockport Art Association from Yoakum, Texas. Wendell discusses the origins and missions of the RAA in Rockport, Texas, their building fund, classes and seminars offered, art galleries, the kinds of buyers and students she encounters, and the Association's financing.
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Date: October 2, 1971
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Wendell, Janice
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with L. E. Casterline, October 1, 1971

Description: Interview with L. E. Casterline, a fisherman from Fulton, Texas. Casterline discusses his origins in the seafood business, the evolution of large fishing boats and how his company uses them, shrimping practice, differences between towns in the Aransas area, the seafood market, the Parks and Wildlife Department marine lab in Rockport, moving his business, and controversy around mud dredging among clam beds.
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Date: October 1, 1971
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Casterline, L. E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with John Miller, January 5, 1972

Description: Interview with Judge John Miller of the 36th Judicial District from Beeville, Texas. Miller discusses his family origins and education, the kinds of criminals he encounters, district organization, fellow justices, grand jury selection, his thoughts on past Texas governors, state elections, and prominent members of the Aransas area.
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Date: January 5, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Miller, John
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with H. F. Elliot, January 4, 1972

Description: Interview with H. F. Elliot, a doctor in Aransas County from Ames, Iowa. Elliot discusses his education, the most common illnesses he treats, common diseases in the county, the patients he sees, the capabilities of different hospitals he refers them to, quarantine, hurricanes, the school system, local sports, and his involvement in the Boy Scouts.
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Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Elliot, H. F.
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Oral History Interview with Judge John D. Wendell, October 1, 1971

Description: Interview with Judge John D. Wendell, Aransas County Judge from Rockport, Texas. Wendell discusses the growth of the county's economy during his tenure, county taxation, spending and budgeting, the courthouse, housing developments, the fishing industry, county boundary disputes, the Intracoastal Canal, the Aransas County Navigation District, dredging, oil valuation and related lawsuits, conservationism, Aransas County Airport, and influential citizens.
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Date: August 18, 1971
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Wendell, John D.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with James Sorenson Jr., July 3, 1972

Description: Interview with James H. Sorenson Jr., president of First National Bank in Rockport, Texas. Sorenson discusses his growing up in the Corpus area, his education, his service in World War Two, the Rockport areas growth and changes through the years, the local economy, property developments, his family's ties to the region, natural conservation, local politics, the Aransas County Navigation District, the Intracoastal Channel, hurricanes, oil and gas, the school system, recreation in the area, the country club, and public utilities and services.
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Date: July 3, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Sorenson, Jr., James H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Simon Michael, January 10, 1972

Description: Interview with Simon Michael, an artist from Rockport, Texas. Michael discusses his initial interest in fine art and painting, travels, service in World War Two, work as a portrait artist in Austin, his establishment of the Fulton School of Arts, the school's reception, its growth, local artists, local architecture, the subjects he teaches, and his students.
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Date: January 10, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Michael, Simon
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with James R. Heldenfels, January 5, 1972

Description: Interview with James R. Heldenfels, a businessman from Beeville, Texas. Heldenfels discusses the origins of the Heldenfels Brothers dredging company, his education, the company's operations and organization, conservationists, federal regulation of shell dredging, his customers, barges, shell dredging practice, the local economy, finances, and property developments.
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Date: January 5, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Heldenfels, James R.
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Oral History Interview with Sidney Freeborn, July 2, 1972

Description: Interview with Sidney Freeborn, a resident of Fulton, Texas. Freeborn recounts his time growing up in Fulton in the late-19th century, building and owning homes in the area, working as an armed ranch hand near Carrizo Springs, developing a ranch in Orange Grove, the hurricane of 1942, policing Corpus Christi in the aftermath of the 1919 storm as a member of the Texas Cavalry, the Klan's presence in the area, the Texas Rangers, and Hurricane Celia. Mrs. Freeborn talks about her first husband, her careers in the Army and Navy, and how she arrived in Fulton.
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Date: July 2, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Freeborn, Sidney
Partner: UNT Oral History Program