Kalmbacher, Daisy (Mrs Paul) 1975-06-10

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Mrs. Daisy Kalmbacher, wife of Paul C. Kalmbacher, recalls her life and career with traveling tent shows during the 1920s and 1930s. Note: The second portion of Tape 1 is inaudible because of noise. In a telephone interview, Daisy Kalmbacher discusses her family’s involvement in tent shows and her life in early Lubbock. Materials loaned for copying, courtesy of Dr. Cliff Ashby, are also discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Daisy Kalmbacher (Mrs. Paul)

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 10, 1975 and Unknown

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby and David Murrah

Length: 1 hour (total)


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Paul Kalmbacher, Roy Fox show, Anecdote, Family history, Boarding houses, Operation, Lubbock, Texas, Early memories, Paul Kalmbacher, husband, Meeting, [The remainder of this tape is inaudible because of noise].

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Harley Sadler Show, Townspeople’s reception, Wintering with show, Conrad Kalmbacher, son, Childhood care, Traveling, Reading from baby book.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Paul Kalmbacher’s experience with tent shows, Fox show, Haverstock show, Sadler show, Family history, Various shows, Early Lubbock, Texas.

Tape 3, Side 2: Mrs. Kalmbacher’s family (continued), Move to Tatum, New Mexico, Family background, Reminiscences of touring with family.

Range Dates: 1920s-1975

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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