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University of Houston. Shaw, Capt. John - Shaw audio, 1 of 1. January 14, 2009. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1430/show/1428.

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Title Shaw, Capt. John
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Valdés, Ernesto, interviewer
Contributor (Local)
  • University of Houston, project
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Galveston, Texas
Date January 14, 2009
Description This is an oral history interview with Capt. John Shaw conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Captain John R. Shaw was born in Flint, Michigan in 1952, and later served four years as a Navy Quartermaster. In 1981, Captain Shaw became a deck hand at the Galveston ferry and three years later became a Captain. During this interview Captain Shaw provides some history of the ferry system from the time it was taken over by the State of Texas. He also explains the positions and duties of each of the six crew members who serve on a boat. Some of the other highlights of the interview include a discussion of damages as a result of Hurricane Ike, dealing with fog, and outlining experiences when stationed at Guantanamo Bay during his Navy years.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Galeston Island (Tex.)
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Shaw, John
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
  • Galveston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the UH Digital Library About page.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Shaw audio, 1 of 1
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Audiotape Box 43, HHA00744; ID 2006-005, CD/DVD Box 7, HHA 00744
File Name hhaoh_201403_002_001.mp3
Access File Run Time 0:45:51