Abbott, James D. 2016-07-27
This interview features James Abbott, who discusses working for the Soil Conservation Services, his old coworkers, and his family.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: James D. Abbott
Additional Parties Recorded:
Date: July 27, 2016
Location: Temple, Texas
Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson
High school and joining the Marine Corps; Going to college and getting his Master’s; Working with SCS and getting stationed in Lubbock; Running operations in Lamb County; Organization of the SCS in Texas; What it was like being a soil scientist; Moving to Temple; Rural development program; Flooding in Houston after the hurricane; Soil conservation headquarters in Temple; Conservation irrigation stations; Thunder book, articles and publications; Enjoyment working for SCS; Andy and James refer to pictures and discuss SCS employees; Review the SCS list of people to interview; His wife, her hospitalization, and passing; Andy and James resume looking at photographs
Original Recording Format: born digital
Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room
Transcript: Transcript available on dspace https://hdl.handle.net/10605/361804
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