Nanny, Opal Watson 1987-06-02

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Opal Watson Nanny, lifelong resident of Haskell, reminisces about her background, teaching career and life in rural Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Opal Watson Nanny

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 02, 1987

Location: Haskell, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Opal Watson Nanny, Born: Haskell, Texas (February 16, 1909), Parents, Background, Farming, Father, Born: 1885, Personality, Mother, Born: 1888, Personality, Father (again), Terracing, Cotton, Childhood, Behavior, Mother’s influence, Trip to Tennessee (1924), Medical care, Teeth, Discipline, Education, Consolidation, Textbooks, Career teaching, Howard (1928), Description.

Tape 1, Side 2: Teaching (continued), Salary, Douglas School, Behavioral policies for teachers, Childbirth, Schools (again), Athletics, Students, Class distinctions, Major changes, Integration, Role within the community, Box suppers, Teaching (again), Boarding, Fashions/styles, Bonnets, Food, Transportation.

Range Dates: 1885-1987

Bulk Dates: 1910s-1987

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