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Contact information:

Randy Vance
Reference Services,
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Box 41041
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1041
Phone (806) 742-9070

Abstracts of older oral histories in the Southwest Collection's holdings can be found on the Oral History Collection website.

Visit The Southwest Collection's Reference Services website for more information on collections at the archive.

Recent Submissions

  • Ella Mae Ward oral history interview 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Hoelting, Lacee; Ward, Ella Mae (2015-08-28)
    This interview features Ella Mae Ward. Ward discusses her experiences living in Ropesville as part of the resettlement project. Ward talks about farming methods, housing, social clubs, and the comradery between community members.
  • Bill Tynan oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Tynan, Bill (2017-09-30)
    This interview features William (Bill) Tynan and his wife Alyce (Lolli) Tynan as they discuss Bill’s life and service in the US Military. The pair describes Bill’s family, deployment, and the people of international ...
  • William Tydeman oral history interview 2018-11-29 

    Marshall, David; Tydeman, William (2018-11-29)
    This interview features William “Bill” Tydeman as he discusses his academic life and careers. In this interview, Bill recounts his high school years and interest in basketball and baseball, as well as his pursuit of a ...
  • William Tydeman oral history interview 2018-11-28 

    Marshall, David; Tydeman, William (2018-11-28)
    This interview features William “Bill” Tydeman as he discusses his hometown of Roosevelt, New York.
  • William Tydeman oral history interview 2018-11-17 

    Marshall, David; Tydeman, William (2018-11-17)
    This interview features William “Bill” Tydeman as he recounts his childhood. In this interview, Bill discusses his involvement with the Boy Scouts and his interests in birds and the American West.
  • William Tydeman oral history interview 2018-03-23 

    Marshall, David; Tydeman, William (2018-03-23)
    This interview features William Tydeman who discusses coming to Texas Tech and his work at the Southwest Collection. Bill describes the programming that he started at the Southwest Collection and the publications that ...
  • Charles Townsend oral history interview 2018-05-16 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Townsend, Charles (2018-05-16)
    This interview features Charles “Bud” Townsend who discusses writing a book about Bob Wills. Charles discusses what it takes to be a writer and his inspiration for writing a book about Bob Wills.
  • Mabel Loving Brown oral history interview 

    Marshall, David; Brown, Mabel Loving (1999-06-30)
    This interview features Mabel Loving Brown. Mabel describes her background and family history, being raised on a ranch, and interacting with the cowboys that worked in the area. Moreover, Mabel discusses her great grandfather ...
  • Charles Townsend oral history interview 2018-04-04 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Townsend, Charles (2018-04-04)
    This interview features Charles “Bud” Townsend as he discusses his adventures in his youth and pursuing a history PhD. In this interview, Charles describes the pranks that he would pull when he was a child and how that ...
  • Charles Townsend oral history interview 2018-04-03 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Townsend, Charles (2018-04-03)
    This interview features Charles “Bud” Townsend as he discusses a variety of topics that relate to his life experiences. In this interview, Charles discusses his time announcing rodeos, working for boot companies, and meeting ...
  • Charles Townsend oral history interview 2018-03-06 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Townsend, Charles (2018-03-06)
    This interview features Charles “Bud” Townsend who discusses country music stars and the earlier years of his life. Charles explains the Joe Hancock horses and racing those horses. He also talks about his biography on Bob Wills.
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2017-11-29 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2017-11-29)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey as she discusses her family life with her husband Buck Ramsey. Bette describes pursuing her doctorate and Buck’s final moments before his passing.
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2018-05-15 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2018-05-15)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey as she discusses her trip to China and Tibet. In this interview, Bette describes all of the things she did on her trip to China with her daughter Amanda.
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2018-04-02 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2018-04-02)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey who discusses her late husband, Buck Ramsey, and his involvement with recording music and the cowboy culture renaissance. Bette explains Buck working to get his songs recorded and the ...
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2017-11-28 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2017-11-28)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey who discusses her life with her husband, Buck, and her pursuit of a doctoral degree. Bette describes Buck’s passion for writing poetry and songs, the time he ran for office, and the ...
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2017-09-06 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2017-09-06)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey who recounts the accident that put her husband, Buck Ramsey, in a wheelchair. Bette goes on to describe how their lives changed after the accident.
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2017-09-05 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2017-09-05)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey who discusses her college years at Amarillo College and West Texas. Bette describes her up and down relationship with Buck and her relationships with her friends.
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2016-03-07 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2016-03-07)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey as she discusses her high school years and befriending the love of her life, Buck Ramsey. Bette describes seeing Buck in high school, their friendship, and her friendship with Melinda.
  • Bette Ramsey oral history interview 2015-10-20 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Ramsey, Bette (2015-10-20)
    This interview features Bette Ramsey, who discusses her family genealogy and her time growing up and teaching in West Texas.
  • Arlin Ryals and Ann Hickson oral history interview 

    Marshall, David; Hickson, Ann; Ryals, Arlin (2018-05-24)
    This interview features Arlin Ryals and Ann Hickson as they discuss the area around Ropesville, Texas. In this interview, Arlin and Ann describe their family, living in Ropesville, the Ropesville projects, and the agriculture ...

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