William Hopson, III Oral History

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Title

William Hopson, III Oral History

Subject

Oral History remembering the T&P Railway from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s.

Description

Videotaped oral history interview with William Beauford Hopson, III. As the only child of Marjorie Cato Hopson and William Beauford Hopson, Jr., conductor for the T&P Railway, William recalls the railway's steam age during World War II, while he and his family lived in Marshall, TX.

Creator

Cody Bell, videographer

Publisher

Julia Bell

Date

1940s-mid 1960s

Format

MPG4

Language

English

Type

Oral history

Coverage

T&P Railway Company's Steam Engine period from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s.

Abstract

William B. Hopson, III discusses the memories he has of his father, W.B. Hopson, Jr., a conductor for the T&P Railway Co., during his work in Marshall, Texas, and William's personal experiences with the T&P Railway Co.

Date Available

Friday 23 December 2016

Date Created

Thursday 22 December 2016

Date Issued

23 December 2016

Date Modified

21-22 December 2016

Date Valid

Early 1940s through the mid-1960s

Access Rights

Anyone may access the Archive. The purpose of the T&P Railway Co. Digital Archives is to make materials as widely accessible as possible.

License

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Has Format

Digital video tape

Has Version

T&P Railway Company Digital Archives YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dh_cGmPoyk

Is Format Of

HDV Sony Mini-DV tape

Extent

Thirty-two minutes and eleven seconds

Medium

Digital HD Video Tape

Accrual Method

The digital surrogates are donations and permanent additions to the archives without financial payment.

Audience

Individuals with an interest in railroad history; former employees and family members of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company and Missouri Pacific Railroad; geographers; historians of the Industrial, Progressive, Great Depression through WWII, and modern eras.

Audience Education Level

Historian, researcher, mechanical engineer; novice to expert; 5th grade - adult

Provenance

Interview conducted at Mr. Hopson's home on Sunday 18 December 2016 by Julia Bell with Cody Bell videotaping the interview.

Rights Holder

Texas & Pacific Company Railway Digital Archives

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Julia Bell

Interviewee

William B. Hopson, III

Location

Mr. Hopson's home

Transcription

Separate PDF file

Original Format

Sony MiniDV tape

Duration

Thirty-two minutes and eleven seconds

Files

William Beauford Hopson, III Oral History Clip for Archives.mp4

Citation

Cody Bell, videographer, “William Hopson, III Oral History,” Texas and Pacific Railway Company Digital Archives, accessed August 15, 2018, https://tnpryco.omeka.net/items/show/41.

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