California Odyssey: Interviews

Oral History Interviews

Included in this collection of oral history interviews is a Guide and Index to the interviews as well as selected photographs submitted by the interviewees.

The oral history interviews, along with selected photographs, the Guide and Index, audio and video materials from the Oral History Program are copyrighted by the California State University, Bakersfield Library.

Name Place of Birth
Date Interviewed
Interviewed by:
Barnes, Lois Smith (143) Washita County, Oklahoma
15, 18 June 1982
Michael Neely
Belezzuoli, Ethel Oleta Wever (124) Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
18 March 1981
10 April 1981
Stacey Jagels
Butler, Earl (108) Missouri
3 February 1981
7 March 1981
Judith Gannon
Clipper, Terry Bennett (139) Dustin, Hughes County, Oklahoma
8, 9 May 1981
Judith Gannon
Collins, Talmage Lee (103) Jasper, Arkansas
21, 28 January 1981
Michael Neely
Combs, Edgar (206) Virginia
2 April 1981
Judith Gannon
Crane, Edgar Romine (129) Haskell, Haskell County, Texas
7 April 1981
Judith Gannon
Criswell, Vera Ruth Woodall (114) Seymour, Baylor County, Texas
24, 26 February 1981
Stacey Jagels
Davis, Clara Beddo (106) Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
29 January 1981
12 February 1981
Stacey Jagels
Davis, Velma May Cooper (140) Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas
25 May 1981
Judith Gannon
Day, Elizabeth May Garber (132) Lone Star, Douglas County, Kansas
2 May 1981
Stacey Jagels
Dinwiddie, Robert (111) Wylie, Collin County, Texas
18, 20 February 1981
Stacey Jagels
Dunn, Lillie Ruth Ann Counts (112) Porum, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
14, 16 February 1981
Judith Gannon
Egbert, Jewell Martin [begins on pp 15] (127b) Meeker, Lincoln County, Oklahoma
27 March 1981
Judith Gannon
Farris, Goldie Mae Jarrell (121) Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
10 March 1981
Stacey Jagels
Frane, Myron C. (205) Tingley, Iowa
25 March 1981
Michael Neely
Garretson, Elbert Ray (142) Chattanooga, Comanche County, Oklahoma
25, 26 June 1981
Michael Neely
Graham, Clarence William (122) McClain County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
18, 23 March 1981
Michael Neely
Holliday, Viola Elizabeth Shackelford (115) Board Camp, Polk County, Arkansas
2, 9, 14 April 1981
Michael Neely
Holliday, Grover Cleveland (115) Mt. Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas
2, 9, 14 April 1981
Michael Neely
Holmes, Loye Lucille Martin (113) Wayside, Oklahoma
23, 24 February 1981
Judith Gannon
Jackson, Martha Lee Martin (118) Lenna, Oklahoma (Now covered by Lake Eufaula)
10 March 1981
Stacey Jagels
Kessler Jr., Robert Lewis (138) Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma
26, 28 May 1981
Michael Neely
Kirschenmann, Vivian Leah Barnes (135) Boynton, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
22 April 1981
5 May 1981
Michael Neely
Kludt, Oscar Ervin (Irving) (134) Alpena, Jerauld County, South Dakota
1 May 1981
Michael Neely
Lackey, James Harvey (125) Hartshorne, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
31 March 1981
2 April 1981
Stacey Jagels
Laird, Alvin Bryan (104) Frederick, Oklahoma and Cloud Chief, Oklahoma
19, 24 January 1981
Judith Gannon
Lambert Jr., James E. (109) Pleasant Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
10, 17 February 1981
Michael Neely
Manies, Frank Andy (110) Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma
18, 20 February 1981
Stacey Jagels
Martin, Lula May Quinn (127a) Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
26 March 1981
Judith Gannon
May, Lillie Eva Grose (136) Wright City, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
2, 16 June 1981
Michael Neely
McClanahan, Christina Veola Williams (133) Boley, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
20 June 1981
Judith Gannon
McClintock, J.R. (119) Winnett, Petroleum County, Montana
4, 5 March 1981
Judith Gannon
Mendenhall, Elbert (130) Ponca, Dixon County, Nebraska
17, 24 April 1981
Michael Neely
Mitchell, Viola Lillian Maxwell (102) Spiro, Oklahoma
12, 15 January 1981
Stacey Jagels
Mitchell, Hazel Fay (137) Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas
29 May 1981
Michael Neely
Morgan, Byrd Monford (131) Council Hill, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
2 May 1981
Stacey Jagels
Newsome, Charles M. (123) Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
23 March 1981
12 May 1981
Michael Neely
Pate, Reverend Billie H. (117) Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas
5, 12 March 1981
Michael Neely
Price, Juanita Everly (105) Payne County, Oklahoma
26, 29 January 1981
Stacey Jagels
Rintoul, William (208) Taft, Kern County, California
8 June 1981
Stacey Jagels
Rose, Dorothy Louise Price (128) Lamar, Johnson County, Arkansas
7 April 1981
Stacey Jagels
Russell, Bobby Glen (107) Arkansas
3, 10 February 1981
Judith Gannon
Rymal, Esta Mae Lewis (201) Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma
14 January 1981
Judith Gannon
Seabolt, Joyce Vernon (126) Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
12, 22 March 1981
Stacey Jagels
Shields, Hattye (209) Hitchita, McIntosh County, Oklahoma
24 May 1981
Judith Gannon
Smalling, Hazel Oleta Thompson (120) Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma
23, 26 March 1981
Judith Gannon
Smith, Earl F. (207) Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
16 April 1981
Michael Neely
Smith, Thomas J. (116) Le Flore County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
4, 16 March 1981
Michael Neely
Sullivan, Catherine (204) Los Angeles, California
27 February 1981
Judith Gannon
Thorner M.D., Juliet (202) Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
18 February 1981
Michael Neely
Ward, James Harrison (101) Rogers County, Oklahoma
19, 24 January 1981
Judith Gannon
Ward, Mildred Lenora Morris (101) Wagoner County, Indian Territory,  Oklahoma
19, 24 January 1981
Judith Gannon
Yocum, Hadley Leon (141) Branch, Franklin County, Arkansas
2 June 1981
Stacey Jagels
Zaragoza, Joe (203) Bakersfield, Kern County, California
5 February 1981
Stacey Jagels