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Collection Details


Collection Name: Caprock Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MSS 637 BC
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss637bc/nmu1%23mss637bc_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1988-1992
Description: The project consists of thirteen oral history interviews from eleven different people living in New Mexico’s East-Central Caprock region. All interviews were conducted by Craig Newbill during the Summer of 1992, except for Bernice and Pete Newbill who were initially interviewed in November of 1988, and subsequently in February and August of 1990, respectively. Pete and Bernice Newbill are the only interviewees who were interviewed twice. The collection contains twelve ninety minute audio cassettes, with verbatim transcripts of each interview. Newbill’s dissertation, "Oral History Studies from Eastern New Mexico Homestead Areas: Life along the Caprock from 1900-1941" includes excerpts and analysis of the interviews contained in this collection. Master tapes are located in the CSWR vault.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 13
Broad Subjects: Intellectual life; Life Styles; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: Community; Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939; Dust storms--United States; Ethnicity; Family; Frontier and pioneer life; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Local history; New Mexico; Oral history; Stock Market Crash, October 29, 1929; Traditions; United States; Work; World War I, 1914-1918
Collection Code: OHC0000216