Wilson, Joyce 1998-10-05

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Joyce Wilson, a resident of Lockney, Texas, discusses her career in the music profession and a portrait studio owned by herself and her husband.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joyce Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 05, 1998

Location: Lockney, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Wilson, Joyce, b. November 18, 1931, Lockney, Texas, Parents – John T. (_?_) and Lula Ruth (_?_), Brief history of parents, Mother – opera singer in Chicago, Father – farmer, Chuck Wilson, Husband, Trombone player, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Drum Major, Joyce Wilson, Piano, Band (played the flute), High School Band – French horn, Violin – Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, How Joyce and Chuck met, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Married - 1953, Air Force – 6 years, Chuck Wilson, Harlingen – 1 year, Joyce – substitute music teacher, First daughter was born, Denver – 3 years, Germany – 3 years, Chuck Wilson, Background, Gailsburg Illinois (b.1901 – d. 1995), Portrait Studio, Lockney, Texas, Types of Photography, Weddings, Copy work, Advertisements, Senior Class portraits – 1961-1966, Backdrops used for portraits, Chuck Wilson, Interests, Heavily involved with music, Carpenter, Electrician, Equipment, Front Projection System.

Tape 1, Side 2: Equipment (cont.), Ordering equipment, Magazines, Phone orders, Joyce Wilson, Role in Portrait Studio, Discuss scenic designs, Paper work – bills, Phones, Career, Harlingen – Music Teacher, Lockney – Band Teacher, Children, Careers, Grandchildren, Video Work - 1990, Chuck Wilson, Texas Tech Band – Cotton Bowl, Endowed Scholarship, John T. & Ruth Carthal (?) Endowed Scholarship, Pre-Med or Agriculture Degree Plan - $1,000, Childhood, Lockney School District, Memories, Growing up in Lockney, Piano lessons – 7 years old, Means of payment during Depression Era, Chores on the farm, Pulling cotton, Sugar beets, Classical music, Dr. Henley, Music Professor, Personality.

Range Dates: 1931-1998

Bulk Dates: 1950-1995

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