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Oral History

Interview With Date of Interview if known Subject
Altom, Judith 2007 Her memories
Arnold, Burton 2003 His time as a sheriff and as a county surveyor
Barnett, Catherine Robertson 1982, 1986 Honored for her 57 years in the Methodist choir and receiving a Friends of Education award from Lyon
Barnett, IN I.N. telling the Rotary Club about growing up in Batesville, Great Depression in this area
Barnett, James (Jim) 2007 His life and heritage, Barnett Bros. Store, memories of early Batesville
Bechdolt, Jim 2006 Childhood on Hutchinson Mountain, farm wagons
Bryant, Donnie 2004 Family history and connections, Bryant Lumber Co., WWII, German prisoners, Huff area
Bryant, Donnie 2007 Family and local history
Bryant, Hail 2001 Stories about the Huff and Salado areas, KKK, racial relations, Wagon train to Oklahoma
Bryant, Hail
Bryant, Hail 2008 Autobiography of his life, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear Testing, Masons
Calaway, Paul 1990 Bethesda History and his memories
Caldwell, Frankie 2005 His life and work as a cabinetmaker
Carpenter, Hubert Oral tradition of storytelling and folktales in the Ozarks
Collins, Jim Oral tradition of storytelling and folktales in the Ozarks
Almeda Riddle Oral tradition of storytelling and folktales in the Ozarks
Craig, Robert and Patsy 1999 White River Water Carnival
Craig, Dr. Robert Lit 2015 His family, education and life history, memories of his service during WWII
Ford, Robert, Jr. 1999 White River Water Carnival
Gaithwight, Lloyd, A. 2005 Early life in Batesville, memories of the 1920s and 1940s
Gipson, Henry and Carolyn 2004 Gipson family history and mountain life
Gill, Simon Adler 1975 His life in Bethesda and his memories of the Great Depression
Groves, Mildred 1999 Memories of the 1940s
Guenthner, John 1992 Medical life in Baxter County
Harkey, Cherry Athena Club program recording telling of her experiences in the 1927 flood
Harmon, Stephen Adler 1989 Harmon family history, shelling on the White River, Bethesda History, African-American families in Bethesda
Harper, Willene 1999 African-American life in the 1940s
Harris, Mertie 2001 Izard County history, her life as a teacher, Guion Silica Mine
Hickerson, Nell Rae 1898 Life in Bethesda, WWII
Hightower, Theodora 1999 White River Water Carnival
Hoskins, Wilma 2012 Extension Homemakers Club
Huff, Opal 1999 Life in the 1940s
James, Imogene 2012 Extension Homemakers Club
Jett, Bill 2002 Experiences in WWII, focus on Iwo Jima
Jett, Billie Churchill 1999 Focus on Religion and Churches in the 1940s, Churchill Genealogy
Jett, Billie Churchill 2001 Her memories of education, the Batesville Library, Her father's medical practice, and WWII
Johnson, Blake 1999 3 minute interview about his favorite part of the Water Carnival. He was 14 at the time of the interview
Lackey, Christie 1999 2 minute interview about memories of the Water Carnival.
Johnson, Joe Oral tradition of storytelling and folktales in the Ozarks
Johnson, Judy 1999 Life in the 1940s
Johnston, Betty 2012 Extension Homemakers Club
Johnston, Lucille Pearson 1999 Focus on Churches during WWII and the 1940s
Ketz, Dr. Wesley 1999 7 minute interview about the White River Water Carnival
Ketz, Dr. Wesley 2001 WWI, Armistice Day, his medical education, life and heritage, practicing medicine in Batesville
Kirk, Elmer 1999 White River Water Carnival
Kirk, Elmer and Virginia 1999 History of the Grigsby house, life in the 1940s, education, WWII, racial issues
Kirk, Virginia 1999 Family history and the Grigsby house
Latham, Jewell 1989 History of Bethesda, Bethesda Church of Christ, Chinquapin School and teachers
Livingston, Polly 2016 Her life history, marriage, community involvement
Matthews, Dr. Myrlas 2002 His life and heritage, WWII, and dentistry
Matthews, Margaret 2002 Her life, Chubby Menards store, businesses and baseball in Batesville
Maxfield Family 2000 Recording of a program on the Maxfield family presented by George Lankford and Fitzhugh Spragins
McGinnis, Clyde 2000 Early life and family history, Korean war, Farmers Home Admin. loans, 1950s, 1960s, business and community
McMullin, Earlene 1999 Focus on 1940s entertainment and the war
Mitchum, James J. 2000 Family life in 1910s, sharecropping, education, fiddling, time as the chief of police in Batesville
Mitchum, Jim 2013 Law enforcement, chief of police 1950-1971, city council member, Arkansas Crime Commission Director
Mobley, Freeman 1999 White River Water Carnival
Montgomery, Arthur 2016 Family history and genealogy, black history including slavery and racism
Moore, Marvin 1999 His life and work as a superintendent of the Southside Schools
Moore, T.R. 1999 Life in the 1940s
Morton, Jaydine 1999 Comparing daily life in the 1940s with the 1990s
National Guard Members Interiews with: Malcom Moore, Donald Hedden, Ed Mosley, Sam McBride, Howard West, Hale Coop, Jerry Talburt
Nickles, Judy 2002 The murder of Robert Rushing in 1876 near Oil Trough
Pegg, Sylvia Childhood in McHue, Oil Trough, and Batesville, 1928 Guion Tornado, teaching, working in the cotton gin
Pham, Be 2000 His families experience as Vietnam refugees
Britton, Nancy 2000 1927 Flood, Migration in and out of Arkansas, family trips
Rhodes, Ann 2012 Family history, childhood in Batesville, Father as a Judge and cotton gin owner, education, teaching experiences
Riddle, Robert Bo 2004 His life as a leatherworker and boot maker
Rikard, Floyd 1999 Life in the 1940s (Interview conducted at the Spring River Baptist Church)
Rogers, Doyle 2005 Birth and childhood in Jackson Co., family life and business ventures
Rowe, Dewey 1999 White River Water Carnival
Sanders, Jimmy Dan 1999 White River Water Carnival
Slaughter, Dr. Bob 2003 His life and the history of the Batesville medical community from 1958-2003
Southerland, J.K. 1981 History of the Kee and Southerland families and the poultry industy
Storytellers of the AR Ozarks Audio history that accompanies the slide show Storytellers of the Arkansas Ozarks
Street, Eugene and Avondale 1999 Women in the Workforce during WWII, Pearl Harbor, Rationing, V-mail, GI Bill
Street, Eugene and Avondale 1999 Focus on WWII and their lives
Stroud, Larry 2005 Sharp Co. Historical Society Program about the theory of Norsemen in NE AR before Columbus
Stroud, Robert 2014 Childhood in Batesville, businesses, marriage, cotton gin business and life history
Taylor, Dr. Charles 2001 His life and work as a physician
Taylor, Rachel 2001 Her life and work as Dr. Taylor's nurse and about nursing school
Tosh, Emma 2002 Her life history and work in the medical community, Army Cadet Nuring Corp, North Arkansas Clinic, Hospital
Tripp, Howard 1999 His life and WWII, The Great Depression (Interview conducted at White River Supply)
Waldrip, Helen 2001 Her families move from Lebanon to Nebraska, US Army Nurse during WWII, The Great Depression
Weaver, R.M. 2007 Education, family, father's business, Eastman Kodak, farming and business, Civil War artifacts
Wilkins, Laura Carter 1999 Her life on a farm near Sulphur Rock. Her marriage to Neil Wilkins
Wilson, Voughn 1989 His life in Bethesda and his honey business
Nash, Elwanda 2009 Information about her father Claude Wilson (1892-1982) a noted Wart Doctor from Locust Grove
Wolf, Bess 2009 Age 101, Information about her work with Claude Wilson a Wart Doctor while doing Folklore workshops
Wolford, Bill 2007 Early life in Cartney and Guion, Guion Tornado, The Depression, Quarry Business, Quarry process
Wolford, Bill Ice manufacturing business, creating a subdivision, cattle business and country estates
Wood, Jewel Bailey 2004 Life as a Fulton county nurse