Badger, Jean Schofield 2001-02-15

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This interview features Jean Badger as she discusses her family heritage and artifacts that were found on her family’s land.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jean Schofield Badger

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 15, 2001

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Leslie Dutton

Length: 00:37:59


Background, Family, Immigrated to the area through White Horse, Montana, Grandmother grew up in White Horse, Scottish family, Presbyterian, Moved to ranch, Gibb family, Late 1890’s, Indians helped the family ranch, Charlie Russell was a ranch hand when he was younger, Had a collection of Charlie Russell cartoons, Badger went to school in Wellman, Grandmother, Was a nurse in White Horse, Army nurse in the war, WWI, Met Badger’s Grandfather who was a dentist and moved to Brownfield, Had been given land in Terry, One of the first families to live there, Helped establish the small town, Seamstress, Knitted, Keltic Twist, A special way of knitting that distinguished their heritage, Kilts, Certain families had different colors, Weaved on a loom, Learned bead work from one of the Indian women, Gaelic Accent, Mother, Daughters of the confederacy, Daughters of the revolution, Family has always been in the states, All the daughters were Tri-Deltas, Received her bachelor’s in English, Masters in speech pathology, Father, Was considered a wetback by Badgers mother’s family, Went to Texas Tech, Went to UT, Really involved in politics, Father wanted to desegregate the bathrooms in the church, Cross was burned in Badgers front yard, Switched schools, Did not go into town, Minorities, Blacks and Whites, Segregation for Hispanics as well, Had Hispanic workers, Hispanics accepted differently, African Americans had fine teachers, Each race kept to themselves, Arrowheads, Found in Terry County

Access Information

Original Recording Format: mini-disc and audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: access copy available in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available online <>

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