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The Oral History Program is a department of the Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University. Its purpose is to serve as an instrument for collecting archival materials for all the departments of the Special Collections Library, in particular the Southwest Collection, University Archives, Archive of American Natural History, and Rare Books. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection is one of the largest in Texas, with more than 4,500 tapes, containing 2,800 interviews, in its holdings.

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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.

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Recent Submissions

  • K. A. and Mavalyn Goza oral history interview 

    Peoples, Curtis; Goza, K. A.; Goza, Mavalyn (2011-04-16)
    This interview features K. A. and Mavalyn Goza of Anson, Texas. The Gozas talk about growing up in Anson, their early experiences with the Cowboy Christmas Ball, and their continued involvement in the event.
  • John and Judy Deatherage oral history interview 

    Peoples, Curtis; Deatherage, John; Deatherage, Judy (2011-04-16)
    This interview features John and Judy Deatherage of Anson, Texas. John and Judy discuss the Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson in terms of how the dance has impacted their life and the way in which they have seen it change ...
  • Billy Mays Wise oral history interview 

    Peoples, Curtis; Wise, Billy Mays (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Billy Mays Wise. Wise discusses growing up in Anson, Texas, her school years, and attending the Cowboy Christmas Ball. Wise talks about her favorite dances and reflects upon what the ball means to her.
  • Karen Shelnutt oral history interview 

    Monroe, Monte; Shelnutt, Karen (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Karen Shelnutt of the band Muddy Creek. Karen talks about her interest in music growing up and reflects upon her experiences playing with her band at the Cowboy Christmas Ball.
  • Suanee Holtman oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Holtman, Suanne (2011-10-10)
    This interview features Suanne Holtman who discusses her involvement with the Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson, Texas. Suanne talks about her early experiences with the ball, joining the association, and what the event means ...
  • Davis Weaver oral history interview 

    Peoples, Curtis; Weaver, Davis (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Davis Weaver. Weaver talks about his involvement with the Cowboy Christmas Ball Association and reflects upon his experiences with the event. To this end, Weaver discusses changes in the music, his ...
  • Rhonda Weaver oral history interview 

    Monroe, Monte; Weaver, Rhonda (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Rhonda Weaver of Hamlin, Texas. Weaver talks about her involvement with the Cowboy Christmas Ball Association, her views of the ball growing up, and the tension between the ball and the city of ...
  • Greg Pinkston oral history interview 

    Monroe, Monte; Pinkston, Greg (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Greg Pinkston of Anson, Texas. Pinkston talks about growing up in the Anson, Texas area, meeting his wife, and becoming involved with the Texas Cowboy Christmas Ball.
  • Gary Sanders oral history interview 

    Monroe, Monte; Sanders, Gary (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Gary Sanders. Sanders talks about growing up in Taylor County and how his interest in music developed during his school years. Sanders also discusses his aspirations for the Cowboy Christmas Ball ...
  • Kris Nylander oral history interview 

    Peoples, Curtis; Nylander, Kris (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Kris Nylander of Hawley, Texas. Kris talks about her interest in sewing and making costumes and her involvement with the Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson. Nylander also discusses her interest in history ...
  • James T. Braxton oral history interview 

    Morton, Cosby; Braxton, James. T (2013-06-27)
    This interview features James T. Braxton, a former band and orchestra director for the Lubbock schools. Braxton discusses working in East Lubbock in the Manhattan Heights area schools and other schools in the Lubbock ...
  • Jesus Arenas oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Arenas, Jesus (2012-07-30)
    This interview features Jesus Arenas talking about his experiences playing and becoming a basketball coach in the Lubbock area.
  • Patricia Glover oral history interview 

    Monroe, Monte; Glover, Patricia (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Patricia Glover of Abilene, Texas. Patricia discusses the Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson and her involvement with the event. Glover talks about the importance of the event and its appeal, music, and ...
  • Jimmy Dokey oral history interview 

    Peoples, Curtis; Dokey, Jimmy (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Jimmy Dokey of the band Muddy Creek. Dokey discusses his interest in music, playing gigs, and playing at the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball. Dokey further discusses how the ball as changed over the years ...
  • Clay Deatherage oral history interivew 

    Monroe, Monte; Deatherage, Clay (2011-04-16)
    This interview features Clay Deatherage of Anson, Texas. Deatherage discusses growing up in Anson, his involvement in 4-H and agriculture, and the central role the Cowboy Christmas Ball played in his family’s life. Deatherage ...
  • Pat Krahn oral history interview 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Krahn, Pat (2014-12-03)
    This interview features Lubbock artist Pat Krahn. Pat discusses growing up in Oklahoma and Texas, her marriages, and her growing interest in art, including her work with watercolors and pastels. Pat also talks about attending ...
  • Bernie Holtman oral history interview 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Holtman, Bernie (2011-10-10)
    This interview features Bernie Holtman. Holtman discusses his involvement with the Cowboys' Christmas Ball in Anson, Texas, and his time serving as president of the association. Holtman talks about how he became involved ...
  • Madge Webster oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Webster, Madge (2011-11-14)
  • Nelda Armstrong oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Armstrong, Nelda (2013-06-27)
  • Glenda Reynolds oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Reynolds, Glenda (2011-11-28)

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