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Oral History

A guide to oral history resources at the Southwest Collection and beyond.

Common Themes and Topics Discussed

Interviews on our websites are grouped by interview series but are also delineated by themes and subjects. Common themes that students often request information on are listed below. 

Notable Legacy Oral History Projects

These are oral history interview projects that are available to listen to in our reading room. 

  • Early Lubbock African American History
  • Pete Cawthon
  • Denver and Pacific Railway
  • Dust Bowl and Cattle Shoots of the 1930s
  • Preston Smith
  • Tent Shows