The Women’s History Initiative began formally in June 2015 with a concentrated effort to record the stories of prominent women from across the South Plains. The interviews target doctors, civic leaders, teachers, secretaries, and others whose stories would otherwise be lost.

Recent Submissions

  • Bonnie McCathern oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; McCathern, Bonnie (2015-09-23)
    This interview features Bonnie McCathern. Bonnie discusses her background and family, attending school, and moving to Hereford with her husband Gerald and being a farmer’s wife. Bonnie also discusses Gerald’s involvement ...
  • Inez Russell Gomez oral history interview 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Gomez, Inez Russell (2016-03-15)
    This interview features Inez Russell Gomez, a Texas Tech graduate and editor at The Santa Fe New Mexican. Gomez discusses about growing up in Las Vegas, New Mexico before moving to Lubbock, her interest in writing and ...
  • Mary O. Anderson oral history interview 

    Marshall, David; Anderson, Mary O. (2001-08-25)
    This oral history interview features Mary Anderson. Anderson talks about her career directing camps in Texas, working for the Girl Scouts, and her time in the Navy.
  • Louise Underwood oral history interview 2015-07-15 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Underwood, Louise (2015-07-15)
    This interview features Louise Underwood. Underwood discusses growing up in Bronxville, New York before moving to Texas. Underwood also describes visiting Germany in the 1930s and attending the Olympics in Berlin. Furthermore, ...
  • Louise Underwood oral history interview 2016-01-27 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Underwood, Louise (2016-01-27)
    This interview features Louise Underwood. Underwood further discusses her travel in Germany in the 1930s and her experience at the Olympics. Underwood also talks about the art community in Lubbock, Texas, and her support ...
  • Louise Underwood oral history interview 2015-11-11 

    Wilkinson, Andy; Underwood, Louise (2015-11-11)
    This interview features Louise Underwood. Underwood discusses her involvement in the art scene in Lubbock and her efforts to promote art and culture in terms of both visual arts and performing arts. Underwood also talks ...
  • 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)
  • Francis Christmann oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Christmann, Francis (2011-11-03)
  • Carla Johnson oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Johnson, Carla (2011-11-11)
  • Carolyn Gunter oral history interview 

    Stroman, Elissa; Gunter, Carolyn (2011-11-04)
  • Carol Masson Harris oral history interivew 

    Stroman, Elissa; Masson Harris, Carol (2011-10-03)
    This interview features Carol Masson Harris. Carol talks about her interest in music growing up and playing with her family. Carol discusses moving to Lubbock to study, teaching music lessons, and becoming involved in the ...