Craddock oral history project records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of fifty-nine oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Emmie Craddock and her students as part of her graduate seminar, Social and Intellectual History of the United States. While her students produced the majority of these interviews in the spring of 1974, Craddock herself conducted several additional interviews during the spring of 1978.
Interviewees represented faculty, staff, and alumni of Texas State University, as well as long-time residents of San Marcos, Texas. 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.
While some interviews were accompanied by written transcripts, most consisted only of an audio recording (reel-to-reel tapes and/or audiocassettes). In an effort to make these materials accessible, the University Archives began reformatting and transcribing these interviews in 2015 with the assistance of Digital and Web Services staff and students in the Public History program and library.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by name of participant.
- 1974-1978, undated
- Southwest Texas State University. Department of History (Organization)
- Craddock, Emmie, 1915- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Transcripts and reformatted audio recordings are open to researchers without restriction. Original recordings on reel-to-reel tapes and audiocassettes are fragile because of age; public access to original media is restricted for preservation purposes.
Conditions Governing Use
The oral histories held by the University Archives are protected by copyright. No permission is required for research or educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission. University Archives has obtained the consent of both the interviewer and the interviewee to make these oral histories available for research and educational use. If you are a copyright owner with concerns about an oral history featured here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Emmie Craddock had a distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and civic leader. She taught history at Southwest Texas State University for thirty years (1950-1980); she was named a Piper Professor, received the Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award, and was named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Craddock was also deeply involved in the community; she served four times on the San Marcos City Council and served eight years as Mayor. She was a charter member of the Heritage Association and the local chapter of the League of Women Voters and helped start the Corridor Council, the Food Bank, and the River Foundation.
2.91 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes and 2 record cartons)
Language of Materials
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.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
This collection was separated out of an older collection processed in 1998 titled: Texas State University-San Marcos / San Marcos Oral History Collection. Seperation date is unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transfered to the library in 1984 March from unknown source.
- Craddock oral history project
- Nicole Critchley
- 2020 Janaury
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