Bailey, Mrs Chessie Estes 1975-05-19

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Mrs. Chessie Estes Bailey discusses her early life, her family and its history, and the changing morals of the American people.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. Chessie Estes Bailey

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Date: May 19, 1975

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Debbie St. John

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early history, Siblings, Marriage, Attended Hardin-Simmons University at age 12, Move to Dallas, Texas, Grandparents, Parents' home, Decision making in family, First home, Preserving meat, Discipline, Family income, Divorce, a disgrace, Father's moral teaching, Women smoking and drinking, Childhood memories, Activities with parents, Chores, Activities as teenager, Average daily activities, Displays of affection, Roles of women

Tape 1, Side 2: Children, Smoking cigarettes, Children's responsibilities, Family members during World War II, Opinions and feelings toward World War II

Tape 2, Side 1: Visiting father, Children, Responsibilities, Activities, Dating, West Point, New York, Dating rules, Smoking, Family difficulties, Depression, Children's' special responsibilities, Attitudes toward Bonnie and Clyde Barrow, World War II, Son-in-law and son, Living conditions, Rationing, Opinions about Franklin Roosevelt, Children's' education

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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