Yarbrough, Mrs Bryan 1972-04-11

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Mrs. Yarbrough discusses her personal history in Robert Lee and Amarillo. Of special interest are her comments on schools and curriculum in the early part of the century.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Bryan Yarbrough

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 11, 1972

Location: Robert Lee, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life reviewed, Maternal grandparents moved from Tennessee to Texas (1855), Mentions grandfather’s Civil War record, Parents’ marriage and family discussed, Anecdote about riding horses, Describes Sunday afternoon "singings", Moved to Robert Lee, Early Robert Lee recalled, Explains organization of Coke County, Description of Colorado River, Work on the newspapers characterized, Robert Lee graduating class of 1909 discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Examines education received at Robert Lee, Changing social customs in dress and horse-riding, Experiences in teaching second grade, Pay for teachers named, Winter of 1918 in Amarillo was extreme, Early married life remembered, Attended San Marcos State Teachers College (1914), Appointed to write history of the Soil Conservation District, Discussion of Master’s thesis, Father’s acquaintance with Winfield Scott cited.

Range Dates: 1855-1920

Bulk Dates: 1909-1920

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