BUIOH Launches "OH! It's Online!" Monthly Collection Updates

March 31, 2015
Starting today, April 1, BUIOH will be posting monthly updates detailing the items recently added to our online collection. The list of memoirs will be further divided by whether or not the interview’s audio file is also available. In subsequent months, we will also provide feature pieces on particular memoirs that are now available for public viewing.

For this first installment of "OH! It’s Online!" we will feature all additions from the first three months of 2015. A majority of these interviews hail from two past projects: Rural Texas Churches & Baylor Round Table.

Memoirs with Audio:



Rena Snell Barnes – 6/19/2000

Rena Snell Barnes (b. 1911) was a descendant of Rev. James B. Sadler, a self-educated former slave who in 1870 founded the Rock Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church (RSCPC) in southern Bosque County, TX



Paul M. Barron – 10/20/2009

Paul M. Barron discovered the mammoth fossils in Waco, Texas, which became the Waco Mammoth Site



Dorcas M. Beaver – 12/3/2003

Dorcas Beaver was the wife of former Baylor chair of geology, Dr. Harold Beaver, and was both a member of Round Table and served as sponsor of Newcomers



Ruth M. Belew – 12/3/2003

Ruth Belew was the wife of Baylor chemistry professor and university provost John S. Belew, served as a faculty member in Baylor’s drama department, and was a member of Round Table



Kyle D. Campbell – 10/1/2012

Kyle D. Campbell was chief of staff of Southern Region Medical Command and a graduate of the Army-Baylor program; master’s degree at Central Michigan University



Alfred Gallmeier – 12/4/2000

Alfred E. Gallmeier was pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, near Riesel, Texas



Glenda Gala Garrett – 6/22/1998

Glenda Gala Garrett [1951-2012] was a lifelong member of Springhill United Methodist Church (UMC) in rural McLennan County, Texas



Carol Grant Gibson – 2/11/1998

Carol Grant Gibson was pastor of both Springhill United Methodist Church (UMC) in rural McLennan County, Texas, and Bracks Chapel UMC in Waco



Jane A. Goode – 2/4/2004

Jane A. Goode was a member of the Baylor Round Table and the wife of Dr. Clement Goode of the English department



Mary McCall – 7/1/2002

Mary Wilson Russell McCall was a former English and math teacher, guidance counselor, and president of Baylor Round Table from 1975 to 1976, and was wife of Lloyd Russell, former athletic director of Baylor University, and the late Abner McCall, president of Baylor University from 1961 to 1981



Ann Vardaman Miller – Two Series - 2004 & 2005

Ann Miller was a former professor of English and master teacher at Baylor University and served as president of the Baylor Round Table from 1970 to 1971



Brenda K. Morris – 7/16/1997

Brenda K. Morris was assistant vice president for organizational development, associate dean for undergraduate students at Hankamer School of Business, and lecturer in the information systems department, as well as a Baylor University graduate



June Osborne – 12/9/2003

June Osborne, wife of Baylor sociology professor Harold Osborne, first joined Baylor Round Table in 1958 and subsequently served the organization in several leadership capacities



Joyce Packard – 11/20/2003

Joyce Hornaday Packard first joined Baylor Round Table in 1952 when she became Baylor’s assistant dean of women, and in subsequent years, as wife of Baylor physics professor Robert G. Packard, she continued to be active in Round Table and served in several leadership capacities



Robert & Joyce Packard – 3/5/2007

Robert and Joyce Packard were involved with the Historic Waco Foundation (HWF), with Joyce holding office as president of the foundation committee for several years



William Pinson – Series of 32 interviews (2003-2013)

William Meredith Pinson Jr. was executive director and executive director emeritus of the Baptist General Convention of Texas [BGCT]



Johnny Rauch – Series of 2 interviews (2006)

Johnny Rauch was a member of the Waco Fire Department from 1947 to 1956



Anita Ward Rolf – Two Series – 2001 & 2003

Anita Ward Rolf was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, and served on the deacon selection committee

Anita Ward Rolf was a member of Baylor Round Table and wife of Dr. Harold Rolf of the mathematics department



Margaret Helen Norman Smith & Garnet Leon Vardeman – 6/14/2000

Margaret Helen Norman Smith and Garnet Leon Vardeman were members of Birome Church, a Baptist-Methodist union church in Hill County, Texas, during their childhoods in the 1930s and early 1940s



Katy Jennings Stokes – 11/12/2003

Katy Jennings Stokes, wife of Baylor communications professor George M. Stokes, first joined Baylor Round Table in 1952 and subsequently served the organization in several leadership capacities



Jean Furr Tolbert – 1/27/2004

Jean Furr Tolbert was former associate professor and reference librarian at Baylor University, wife of Baylor sociology department chair Dr. Charles M. Tolbert, and served as both vice president and president of Baylor Round Table



James G. Van Straten – 6/8/2012

Colonel James Van Straten (retired) was involved with Baylor and the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center





Memoirs without Audio:



Ernestine Garrett Anderson – Series of 2 Interviews (1999)

Ernestine G. Anderson was a lifelong member of Springhill United Methodist Church (UMC) in rural McLennan County, Texas



Evelyn Bohne & Louise Yows – 2/7/2001

Evelyn Bohne and Louise Yows were lifelong members of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Coryell City, Texas



Alex, Sarah, and Robert Chavez – 2/1/2001

Alex Chavez and Robert Chavez, Alex’s son, were descendants of Ernesto Chavez, who helped build and maintain both St. Rita’s Catholic Church near Satin, Texas, and St. Francis Catholic Church, in Waco; Sarah Chavez, Alex’s wife, also had lifelong connections to St. Rita’s Church



Jean Furr Tolbert - Two Series - 1992 & 1995


Jean Furr Tolbert was former associate professor and reference librarian at Baylor University, serving from 1957 to 1991



Martin J. Vasquez Jr. – 2/8/2001

Martin J. Vasquez Jr. [1922-2004] was a lifelong member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Satin, Texas



Barbara Hamilton Williams – 4/21/1998

Barbara Hamilton Williams [1921–2007] was a lifelong member of Springhill United Methodist Church (UMC) in rural McLennan County
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