Holtman, Suanne 2011-10-10

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This interview features Suanne Holtman who discusses her involvement with the Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson, Texas. Suanne talks about her early experiences with the ball, joining the association, and what the event means to her and her hopes for the future of the ball.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Suanne Holtman

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: October 10, 2011

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Elissa Stroman

Length: 1:57:20


First experiences with the ball
Joining the association
Music at the ball
Association members and their duties
Chittenden’s poem
Maintaining Traditions
Ball attire
Description of Pioneer Hall
Differences each night of the ball
Specific songs played at the ball
History of the ball
Changes to the ball
Current issues
The future of the ball
Process of joining the association
Changes in ticket prices and regulars at the ball

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found on dspace, see below



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