Montgomery, Faye 1985-10-08

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Faye Montgomery reminisces over her life in Hall County and discusses her philosophical perspective on life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Faye Montgomery

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 08, 1985

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: Jackson County, Oklahoma (Dec. 26, 1914), Parents: Tunie Dikes and Homer Higgins, Background, Childhood memories, Riding to town in a buggy, Parents, Personalities, Authority, Family values, Economic and social status of Higgins family, Father’s employment, Education, Encouragement toward college, Husband, Bill Montgomery, Sharecropping for his father, World War II, Effect upon economic conditions, Changes in lifestyle, Women’s work, Laundry, Home production, Hog killing time, Processing of meat.

Tape 1, Side 2: Prosperity of Higgins family, Problems, Labor, Expansion, Labor (again), Irrigation, First wells in Hall County (1950s), Effect on farming operation, Labor (again), Cash crop concentration, Higgins divorce, Changes in farming operation, Division of property, Death of son, Church affiliation, College courses taken, Traveling, Psychology, Gender orientation, Grandchildren, Men, Religious affiliation, Primitive Baptist, Foot washing, Fundamentalism, Family involvement, Presbyterianism, Activism.

Tape 2, Side 1: Activism (continued), Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Theology, Comparison of Amarillo to Lubbock, Reasons for moving to Lubbock, Prejudice, Problems renting house to black man in Lubbock, Rural South, Bracero program, West Texas, Hospitalization for depression (1966), Crossroads Counseling Center.

Range Dates: 1894-1985

Bulk Dates: 1925-1985

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