60. Oral histories
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of fifty-nine oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Emmie Craddock and her students as part of her graduate seminar. Topic vary widely and pertain to the local and regional history of San Marcos and the surrounding area, families and genealogy as well as experiences working or attending the at the university.
Nine oral history interviews conducted in 1991 with faculty members who had experience with the Department of History at Texas State University. The interviewees give accounts of curriculum changes, the University administration and the Department of History.
The Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) was established in 1938 with funds from the Rural Electrification Administration. Its purpose was to provide electricity to rural areas in the vicinity of Guadalupe and Gonzales counties, east of San Antonio, Texas. Many of the interviewees were charter customers and employees of GVEC. Interviewees were asked to comment on how their lives changed as a result of the availability of electricity, and their experience with GVEC services.
Oral history project conducted as part of local Texas sesquicentennial celebrations by history students at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). The interviewees shared their memories about the university and life in Central Texas.