Thursday, May 23, 2024

Cimarron High School Oral/Video History Projects

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Students enrolled in the Cimarron High  School Junior English class have been collecting oral/video histories as a class project for the past ten years.  Most of the people interviewed are from Cimarron or the Gray County area, however, some of the students interviewed family members from other cities and states.   Subjects include school activities, life while growing up, and historical events. The interviews follow in alphabetical order by last name:

JOSIE ADAMS: Transcript

Subjects include: Life in the 1920s & 1930s; DustBowl

(Interview not available  – data was corrupted on disc)

LEROY ADDISON: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities; life in the 1930s and 1940s; World War II.

DENNIS BELL: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities; ; life in the 1950s and 1960; Vietnam War and military service.

RUTH BLACKWELDER: Audio

Subjects include Vietnam War.

(No transcript available at this time)  

JACK BYER: Transcript

Subjects include: school activities; life in the 1950s & 1960s; Vietnam War.

(Interview not available  – data was corrupted on disc)

LEE COLLINS: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities; life in the 1930s and 1940s; Dust Storms; Depression; WWII Homefront.

NORMAN R. ERKIE: Transcript/Audio

Subject: Vietnam War

LAYTON GLEASON: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities and sports; life in the 1950s; World War II and relative’s experience in POW camp.

ROBERT L. HUGHES: Transcript/Audio

Subject: Vietnam War

GEORGIA HUTCHINSON: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: The Great Depression; Dust Bowl.

WANDA INGRAM: Transcript/Audio

Summary – not transcript

SUSIE B. KOEHN: Transcript/Audio

Subjects include: The Depression; Dust Bowl

RUSSELL MONICAL: Audio

No transcript available at this time.  Subjects include WWII.

GUY REED: Video

Subjects include WWII.

(No transcript available at this time)  

CHET REXFORD: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities and sports; the Depression; Dust Bowl; coyotes and jackrabbit drives; World War II; flying and skydiving; arrowheads.

PHIL RIDENOUR: Transcript/Audio

Subjects include: school activities; life in the 1950s & 1960s; the Cold War; Cuban Missile Crisis.

MARGARET (MARGE) SAUER: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: Dirty Thirties – Dust Bowl; school activities and life during the 1930s; Jack Rabbit drives.

ARMANDO SAUZAMEDA: Transcipt/Video

Interview is in Spanish – “Entrevista con Armando Sauzameda Acerca de su Venida a los Estados Unidos”.  The interview is about coming to the United States from Mexico in 1974.

CALVIN SCHROEDER: Transcript/Video

Calvin Schroeder’s Dutch background; experience with country school, college; memories of the Depression, dust storms, hobos; Housekeeping in the thirties; coyotes and jackrabbit drives; radio and the travel of news; World War II; experience of learning English; carpentry.

NANCY SCHROEDER: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities; life in the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s; Korean War

TED SKALSKY: Transcript/Video

Subjects include: school activities; life in the 1960s; world events in 1960s; Vietnam War.

TWILA SMIDT: Audio

(No transcript available at this time)  

DEXTER DEAN SMITH: Transcript/Audio

Subject: WWII

LAVON TIMKEN: Transcript/Audio 1/Audio 2

Subjects include: school activities; life in 1930s & 1940s; Dust Bowl; Jack Rabbit drives; WWII & Homefront; college life.

HORACE W. VAN CLEAVE: Audio

Subjects include Korean War.

(No transcript available at this time)