Jerden, Bertie Alexander 1985-09-15

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Bertie Jerden discusses her career as a schoolteacher in and around Lubbock County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bertie Alexander Jerden

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Date: September 15, 1985

Location: Wolfforth, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, To Lubbock County (1901), Reasons, Moving, Settling in, Father’s job on McCrummon Ranch, Renting land north of Lubbock, Return to Hunt County Texas, Education, Return to West Texas, Barton Community, Reed Community Hale County, Carlisle Community, Teacherage, Meeting and marrying Sterling Jerden, Move to Whiteface Cochran County, Breaking out land, First crop, Move to Slide Community, Barton Community, School term, Thanksgiving Day (1926), School facility, Student body, Teacherage, Yearbook, Consolidation of schools, Singings Barton Community, Rhythm band.

Tape 1, Side 2: Rhythm band (continued), Friendship school district, Origin and growth, Model-T Fords, Slide Community (again), Tech teacher in Lubbock County.

Range Dates: 1901-1985

Bulk Dates: 1910-1940

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