O'brien, William 1980-01-07

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William O’Brien discusses his experiences in banking, particularly with the Federal Land Bank.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William O'Brien

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 07, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Oklahoma (November 1, 1900), Carlsbad, New Mexico, Ranching, Dimmitt, Texas, High school graduation, World War I, Draft, Bank teller (1922-1931), National Bank of Commerce, Amarillo, Texas, Depression, Liquidation, Bank holiday, Feed and Seed Loan Program, Martin combine maize, Participation, Sandstorm prevention, Federal Land Bank (1933-1960), Purpose, New Deal, Effects, Loans, Interest rates, Mortgages, Land, Sales, Role in settlement, Ranches divided, Spade, Slaughter, Appraising.

Tape 1, Side 2: Military service (1942), Federal Land Bank, Projects, Former military camps, Land appraisal, Land damage, Restoration to original owners, Anecdotes, Land mines, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, Appraiser, Agriculture background, Land prices, Fluctuation, Speculation.

Range Dates: 1900-1960

Bulk Dates: 1900-1940s

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