Clyde Waters, Oral History

Title

Clyde Waters, Oral History

Files

Streaming Media

Date

2019-09-25

Description

This is a video recording of an oral history interview with Clyde Waters. It was conducted September 25, 2019. The interviewer is Louise Skinner. The videographer is Sandy Bond.

This interview focuses on Clyde Waters’ memories of life in Cooper, Texas.

Clyde Waters was born in 1930 to Zettie Glaspie and Clyde Monroe Waters. He grew up in Cooper, Texas and graduated from high school in 1948. Waters recalls the history of the Delta County Poor Farm, stories about Bonnie and Clyde, and the construction of rural roads and highways.

In 1949, Waters joined the Texas National Guard. He then attended East Texas State Teachers College, now Texas A&M University-Commerce, and graduated with a bachelor’s in Vocation Education in 1951. Waters was hired at Sheppard Air Force Base and later moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Following the death of his father, Waters and his wife, Pat Longfellow, moved back to Cooper, Texas. Waters worked at E-Systems in Greenville, Texas for fifteen years until his retirement in 1992.

Type

Moving Image

Format

mp4

Language

eng

Department

Special Collections and University Archives

Identifier

2008-032_OH_01282_interview

Clyde Waters, Oral History

Subject

Cooper (Tex.); Delta County (Tex.); Almshouses; East Texas State Teachers College; Texas. National Guard; Sheppard Air Force Base (Tex.); Oral histories;


Keywords

Delta County Poor Farm; Texas A&M University-Commerce; TAMUC; ETSTC; Delta County Oral History Project

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