University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Radcliffe Killam Oral History, 1996-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Killam, Radcliffe, 1910-2007
Title: Killam, Radcliffe, oral history
Dates: 1996-2000
Abstract: Comprised of transcripts of oral history interviews, the Radcliffe Killam Oral History, 1996-2000, documents the life of Killam and the history of the Killam Oil Company in Laredo, Texas. The transcripts include interviews with Killam as well as several members of the Killam family.
Accession No.: 2002-270
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The son of Oliver Winfield Killam, Radcliffe Killam (1910-2007) graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1932 and the Harvard University Law School in 1935. Following graduation, he returned to Laredo, Texas, to join the family business, the Killam Oil Company, assuming control upon his father’s death in 1959. During his tenure, the company expanded in the South Texas region into other operations, such as ranching and real estate development. Killam also donated land to establish the Texas A & M International University in Laredo and won the Mr. South Texas and All American Wildcatter awards in 1978. Two years later, David Killam took over the company.

Source:

"History of the Killam Family." Killam Companies, Laredo and San Antonio, Texas. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://www.killamcompanies.com/history.html.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of transcripts of oral history interviews, the Radcliffe Killam Oral History, 1996-2000, documents the life of Killam and the history of the Killam Oil Company in Laredo, Texas. The transcripts include interviews with Killam as well as several members of the Killam family.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History does not control the copyright of this collection and, therefore, cannot photocopy or grant permission to quote from the collection.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Killam, Radcliffe, 1910-2007 -- Archives.
Killam family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Killam Oil Company (Laredo, Tex.)
Killam Companies (Tex.)
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas.
Places
Laredo (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Texas, South -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Radcliffe Killam Oral History, 1996-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3X332 Transcripts, 1996-2000