A Guide to the Radcliffe Killam Oral History, 1996-2000
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.
"History of the Killam Family." Killam Companies, Laredo and San Antonio, Texas. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://www.killamcompanies.com/history.html.
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.
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Radcliffe Killam Oral History, 1996-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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