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Dave Bray, Jr. Interview with Helen Knode Collection

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Dave Bray, Jr. Interview with Helen Knode Collection

Collection Number 2014-034

Oklahoma State University Special Collections and University Archives
Rm 204
Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74078-1071
(405)-744-6311
libscua@okstate.edu

May 2014



Repository: Oklahoma State University Special Collections and University Archives
Creator:Bray, David Murl, Jr., 1940-
Creator:Knode, Helen
Title: Dave Bray, Jr. Interview with Helen Knode Collection
Dates: 2005-2012
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 slim document box, 1 audio cassette tape box)
Identification: 2014-034
Location:For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog or contact the Special Collections and University Archives Reference staff.
Language:Materials entirely in English

Arrangement

Arranged into two series.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 11 cassette tapes of Helen Knode's interview with Dave Bray, Jr.; Helen Knode's notes on phone conversations with Bray; 2 8x10 photographs of Bray; corrections on transcripts by Mrs. Bray; chronology of Dave Bray's life; opening of his finished book, "Dave Bray: My Back Door;" transcripts of conversations with Bray for Knode's research on her book, "Wildcat Play." All interviews with Bray were done by Knode as research for her book, "Wildcat Play."


Biographical Sketch

David Murl (Dave) Bray, Jr. was born in Erin Springs, Oklahoma, to David and Gladys Tye Bray in 1940. He married Jo Scoggins in 1960. After attending the University of Tulsa (1959), and Northeastern A&M in Miami, Oklahoma (1960-1961), he left school to start roughnecking for Rayna Drilling. Bray worked derricks and floors for several companies in Oklahoma and Texas, then began drilling in Alaska and Washington with Parker Drilling. He returned with his family to Oklahoma and worked with Parker Drilling in Tulsa and began pushing tools for them. He continued to drill and push tools for several other companies before retiring in 2005. He returned to pushing tools from 2006-2008 before retiring again.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions apply to items from this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dave Bray, Jr. Interview with Helen Knode Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Oklahoma State University Libraries.

Provenance

Donated by Helen Knode, September 2012. Transferred from OOHRP, 2014. Deed of gift and permissions forms in data file.

Processing Information

Processed by: Sarah Coates, May, 2014.


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