Bisbee, Helen

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Helen Bisbee, a retired school teacher, discusses education in Benjamin, Wink and Phillips, Texas, between the 1920s and 1950s, then performs several songs on the piano.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Helen Bisbee

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Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Benjamin, Texas, Schools, Rural schools in Knox County, Piano, Birthday gift, Learning to play, Benjamin (again), Role of schools, Churches, Wink, Texas, Teaching job, Description, 1934, School, Enrollment, Economics, 1930s, Lee Johnson, school superintendent, School curriculum, Music education, Faculty, Parental support, Environment, Orchestra, World War II, Phillips, Texas, Description, 1940s, School system, Community support, Music , "Sentimental Journey", "To God Be the Glory", "How Great Thou Art"

Tape 1, Side 2: Music (continued), "How Great Thou Art" (again)

Range Dates: c. 1920-1957

Bulk Dates: 1934-1947

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