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Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

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Date: July 30, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Maison, Don
Description: Interview with Don Maison, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIDS services of Dallas. The interview includes Maison's personal experiences about his childhood, working with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, being gay, being involved with the gay community, and his experiences as a lawyer. He particularly talks about being involved with the Dallas Gay Alliance, the Village Station arrests, and the AIDS crisis.
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Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

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Date: June 3, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Marcum, Candy
Description: Interview with Candy Marcum. The interview includes Marcum's personal experiences from her childhood, growing up as a lesbian, the gay community, and being involved in the Human Rights Campaign. She particularly talks about counseling gay people, the AIDS crisis, and the coming out process.
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Oral History Interview with Joseph Hazen, April 19, 2013

Oral History Interview with Joseph Hazen, April 19, 2013

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Date: May 6, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Hazen, Joseph
Description: Interview with Joseph Hazen, Marine veteran and Air America fixed-wing pilot, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Hazen's personal experiences at Navy flight training, peace-time Marine Corps, and flying for Air America. Hazen talks about interactions with the "Customer," also known as CIA case officers, his interaction with the Hmong, various missions, his transfer to Southern Air Transport, rumors about Air America, and his thoughts on U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Oral History Interview with Laura Nevada Weger, March 31, 2013

Oral History Interview with Laura Nevada Weger, March 31, 2013

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Date: March 31, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Weger, Laura Nevada
Description: Interview with Laura Nevada Weger, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Cryptologic Technician, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Weger's personal experiences of childhood, her family history of military service, reasons for joining the Navy, reaction from her family to her enlistment, training as a cryptological technician, first duty station at Whidbey Island, Washington. Weger talks about the lack of women in unit, rate of pregnancy among unit, sexual assault in the Navy, being a sexual assault victim advocate at SPAWAR, Chantilly, Virginia, deployments aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, the Shellback Ceremony and hazing, her activity in veterans groups, the civilian reaction to service, reflections on military service, her second duty station at SPAWAR, Chantilly, Virginia, and advice for future female service members. Additionally, she includes her thoughts on the lifting of combat exclusion ban on women, working at a joint command, integrated barracks, women on submarine duty, the Naval medical system, and her grandmother's service in the Women's Army Corp during the Korean War. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Weger's military career.
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Oral History Interview with Marjorie Rae Lutkins Babcock, March 31, 2013

Oral History Interview with Marjorie Rae Lutkins Babcock, March 31, 2013

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Date: March 31, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Babcock, Marjorie Rae Lutkins
Description: Interview with Marjorie Rae Lutkins Babcock, Women's Army Corps Enlisted, Keypunch Operator, and Korean War-ere Veteran, for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Babcock's personal experiences of childhood in Michigan, basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia, duty assignments at Governor's Island, New York and Hanau, Germany, her temporary duty assignment at the Pentagon, her placement in the Veterans of Foreign War's Women's Auxiliary despite veteran status, and her brother's experience in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Additionally, the interview includes her reason for enlisting, her family's reaction to her enlistment, impressions of post-war Germany, advice for future women service members, her views on service and women in combat, and her daughter's views of the military and the military service of her mom and other family members. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Babcock's military career.
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Oral History Interview with Sally Bermejo Bravo, March 24, 2013

Oral History Interview with Sally Bermejo Bravo, March 24, 2013

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Date: March 24, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bravo, Sally Bermejo
Description: Interview with Sally Bravo, second generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Bravo's recollections of schooling in Fort Worth, the scholastic structure of her home life, cultural expectations and limitations on education, and the meaning of high school graduation, as well as educational goals for children, the role in sending children to college, and the generational changes in educational goals. It includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
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Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

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Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Michie
Description: Interview with Michie Stevens, stewardess for Air America, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences of growing up in World War II China and Japan, having a brother join the Yakuza crime syndicate, getting her first English speaking jobs, hiring and training with Air America, meeting and marrying her husband, working as a stewardess for Air America in Japan, and living in Laos, Thailand, and South Vietnam. The interview includes an appendix with an article about Stevens.
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Oral History Interview with Steve Stevens, March 21, 2013

Oral History Interview with Steve Stevens, March 21, 2013

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Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Steve
Description: Interview with Air America fixed-wing and rotary-wing pilot Steve Stevens for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences while serving with the Marine Corps in the Korean War, flight training with the Marine Corps, getting hired with Air America, as well as flying the Sikorsky H-34 helicopter in Laos, photo reconnaissance missions throughout Laos including the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Beechcraft Volpar, flying other helicopters and airplanes in Laos, South Vietnam, and Japan for Air America, and flying work in other parts of the world after Air America. Stevens talks about a Search and Rescue mission in Laos, his early interest in aviation and the military, early connections to Air America via other Marines, and the excellent maintenance at Air America.
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Oral History Interview with Nicole Deluna, March 17, 2013

Oral History Interview with Nicole Deluna, March 17, 2013

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Date: March 17, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Deluna, Nicole
Description: Interview with Nicole Deluna, third generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Deluna's personal experiences of schooling in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the meaning of high school graduation, reasons for not attending college, a discussion of cultural expectations of Mexican American women, her daughter's educational plans, and the benefit of an education in the workplace. The interview includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
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Oral History Interview with Shelley Schnittker, February 24, 2013

Oral History Interview with Shelley Schnittker, February 24, 2013

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Date: February 24, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Schnittker, Shelley
Description: Interview with U.S. Navy Seaman, Avionics Technician, and Persian Gulf War-era Veteran Shelley Schnittker for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes her experiences with childhood in Arlington and the effects of her parent's divorce. She talks about her experience in drug rehab, reasons for joining the Navy, training in a job recently opened to women, her experience in an all-female company at boot camp, life at duty station in San Diego, California, and the reaction of her family when she told them of her enlistment. It also includes her experience as part of a detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, her thoughts on women in combat and the expanding role of women in the Navy in the early 1990s. She talks about her first marriage, as well as attending Baylor University and the reaction of other students in regards to her veteran status, the lack of support for women veterans at Baylor, the shellback ceremony, and her advice for future generations of women in the military. Schnittker also talks about unreported sexual assault during avionics school, and gives advice to victims of military sexual trauma. It includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Schnittker's ...
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Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

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Date: February 19, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Heggins, Charlye
Description: Interview with former Denton City Council member Charlye Heggins as part of the UNT African American Remembrance Project. The interview includes Heggins' personal experiences about her childhood, raising a family, doing volunteer work in Denton, and being involved with Texas politics. She particularly talks about discrimination and race issues in Denton during the 1970s and '80s. It includes an appendix with photographs and an article about her death.
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Oral History Interview with William F. Collier, February 17, 2013

Oral History Interview with William F. Collier, February 17, 2013

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Date: February 17, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Collier, William F.
Description: Interview with William F. Collier, Marine veteran and Air America helicopter pilot, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Collier's personal experiences as a Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam, living with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, living in Thailand, search and rescue missions, and the Marine Aviation Cadet program, as well as his early love of aviation, interaction with the local populations in Southeast Asia, rumors about Air America, thoughts on the Air America movie, leaving Air America, and his thoughts on U.S. involvement in Laos as well as his own involvement. The interview includes an appendix with a short story written by Collier.
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Oral History Interview with Josephine Bermejo, February 16, 2013

Oral History Interview with Josephine Bermejo, February 16, 2013

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Date: February 16, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bermejo, Josephine
Description: Interview with Josephine Bermejo, first generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Bermejo's recollections of schooling in Minnesota and Iowa, learning in English schools, leaving school for family obligations, and getting a GED in Fort Worth, Texas. Bermejo also talks about children's education and her thoughts on the future of Mexican American education. It includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
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Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

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Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Dreyspring, Dulcie Barnier
Description: Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, Australian-born immigrant to Fort Worth, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Dreyspring's personal experiences of childhood in Australia, interactions with American soldiers during World War II, the Japanese invasion of Australia, her first visit to the U.S., first impressions of America, her first marriage to an American, and her return to Australia for the immigration process. It also includes her impressions of various American cities, views on American identity, her siblings in Australia, reasons for moving to Fort Worth, her second marriage to an American airman, adopting Texas culture, and advice for future immigrants.
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Oral History Interview with Vladislava Alaytseva, November 26, 2012

Oral History Interview with Vladislava Alaytseva, November 26, 2012

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Date: November 26, 2012
Creator: Brooks, David & Alaytseva, Vladislava
Description: Interview with Vladislava Alaytseva, Uzbekistani-born immigrant to Dallas, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Alaytseva's personal experiences of childhood in Uzbekistan, moving to the U.S., transitioning to the American school system, her first impressions the U.S., and the culture shock in America. Additionally, Alaytseva talks about the transition of Uzbekistan from a Soviet satellite to an independent Muslim nation, her mother's family in Russia, the differentiation between being ethnically Russian or Uzbekistani, the definition of "culture," the comparison of life in Uzbekistan and the U.S., and the elements of Uzbekistani culture brought to America.
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Oral History Interview with Jovita Soria, November 10, 2012

Oral History Interview with Jovita Soria, November 10, 2012

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Date: November 10, 2012
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Soria, Jovita
Description: Interview with Jovita Soria, Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. The interview includes Soria's personal experiences of childhood in Mexico, her first experience in Plano at the age of seventeen and her second on as a live-in nanny, her move to Abilene, Texas, and return to Mexico with her husband. Soria also talks about her return to Plano as an illegal immigrant, difficulties with illegal status, assimilation into Texas culture, children's experiences as Mexican-American, and her thoughts on the immigration process.
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Oral History Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, October 20, 2012

Oral History Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, October 20, 2012

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Date: October 20, 2012
Creator: Bundschuh, Molly & Duque, Ada Fabiana
Description: Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, Colombian-born immigrant to Rockwall, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Duque's family background and the risks that accompanied being financially successful in Colombia during the Colombian civil war, the guerrilla violence in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s, her experience as an exchange student to Illinois in 1992, her expectations about the U.S., education and employment in food engineering, the process of acquiring citizenship through political asylum, and her opinions about U.S. immigration policy and cultural assimilation, as well as reflections on American identity.
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Oral History Interview with Robert Cook, October 19, 2012

Oral History Interview with Robert Cook, October 19, 2012

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Date: October 19, 2012
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Cook, Robert
Description: Interview with Army veteran Robert Cook. The interview includes Cook's personal experiences in the European Theater as well as experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans in Stalag 17 and post-war life. The interview also includes an appendix with a photograph.
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Oral History Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, October 11, 2012

Oral History Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, October 11, 2012

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Date: October 11, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Quijano, Giancarlo
Description: Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, West German-born Colombian immigrant to Denton, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. The interview includes Quijano's personal experiences from his childhood in West Germany, life in Colombia during the 1990s violence, his family's immigration to Texas, his expectations of the U.S., and the subsequent culture shock. Quijano talks about the transition to American life, attending college as an international student, his experiences with the citizenship process, and his thoughts on the immigration debate.
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Oral History Interview with Miguel Soria, October 2, 2012

Oral History Interview with Miguel Soria, October 2, 2012

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Date: October 2, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Soria, Miguel
Description: Interview with Miguel Soria, Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas. The interview includes Soria's personal experiences about childhood in Mexico, his first visit to the U.S., illegally crossing the border to live in Dallas, Texas, and experiences with a human smuggler, along with his experiences as an undocumented person and with discrimination. It also includes his thoughts on the DREAM act and the immigration process, and advice for future immigrants.
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Oral History Interview with Mae Cora Peterson, July 25, 2012

Oral History Interview with Mae Cora Peterson, July 25, 2012

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Date: July 25, 2012
Creator: Moye, Todd & Peterson, Mae Cora
Description: Interview with South Carolina-born African American resident of Fort Worth, Texas, Mae Cora Peterson, a non-profit administrator and educator. The interview includes Peterson's personal experiences of childhood on the South Carolina State College campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina, life under the Jim Crow laws, working at Border Mission, her move to and impressions of Fort Worth under Jim Crow laws, graduate school at the University of Michigan, and colorism. Peterson talks about her husband's job at Maxwell Steel in Fort Worth, taking a cruise to Havana, Cuba, on a Jim Crow passenger ship, other blacks' disbelief of privileged childhood and insulation from the full effects of segregation, education jobs at various colleges, working as Executive Secretary for the Fort Worth YWCA, and working as the dean of girls for Fort Worth ISD. Additionally, Peterson gives details on segregated Fort Worth high schools and desegregation, and her trip to London and Paris with her daughter. The interview includes an appendix with letters, contracts, job registration forms, yearbook excerpts, and an article about Mae Cora Peterson.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

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Date: May 23, 2012
Creator: Fox, Lisa A. & Burgoon, Charles Weldon
Description: Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, life-time Denton resident and owner of Weldon's Saddle Shop. The interview includes Burgoon's experiences as a child in Denton, his genealogy, and Denton city and country history. Burgoon gives details about area rodeos, schooling in Denton, his summer job mowing lawns, experience with country living, and other various jobs including leather-working and tooling. He talks about the lack of shotgun shells and metal bathtubs during the Second World War, the courtship and marriage of his wife, the Cowboy Turtle Association, selling hand-made goods at rodeos, the Dallas Sportatorium, and professional wrestling. The interview also includes the opening of Burgoon's saddle shop and western store, Harpool's Farm Store, changes in his saddle shop, and the involvement of his daughter in the saddle shop. Burgoon talks about his son's college years and move to California, rental properties and the effect of the recession, and his thoughts on work ethic. It includes an appendix with photographs, a list detailing the images, and an article on The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.
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Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012

Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012

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Date: March 14, 2012
Creator: Mims, Michael & Cox, Cece
Description: Interview with Cece Cox, Executive Director of Resource Center of Dallas and longtime activist in the LGBT community. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences of childhood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her college years at Northwestern University, and coming out the family, friends, and co-workers. Cox talks about the awareness of her sexual orientation, the supportive reactions of family, her decision to move to Dallas, Texas for a job, her involvement in the Dallas LGBT community, thoughts on Texas Penal Code 21.06-the Sodomy Law, the struggle for gay men to receive AIDS treatment at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Gay Alliance's activism in AIDS treatment and care as well as in the struggle for equal treatment and human rights. Additionally, Cox talks about her impressions of Don Baker, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer and his decision to overturn penal code 21.06, changes in Dallas's LGBT community, family life, and Resource Center Dallas's history and services. The interview also includes an appendix with articles, Vol. 4, No. 2 of the THRF News newsletter, and a certificate of incorporation for the Foundation For Human Understanding.
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Oral History Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, April 24, 2011

Oral History Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, April 24, 2011

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Date: April 24, 2011
Creator: Abigail, R. Matthew & Bibi, Rula Walid
Description: Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, Palestinian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Bibi's personal experience with discrimination of Palestinians in the Middle East, childhood in Kuwait City, education at the University of Kuwait and Midwestern State University, family experiences during the First Gulf War and circumstances surrounding her immigration to Texas in 1990, thoughts on religion, experiences as a single mother as well as experiences of living in Wichita Falls, Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Plano. Bibi talks about her first impressions of the U.S., her career in medical technologies, her marriage to an American man and his conversion to Islam, her involvement with political organizations, and thoughts on American education and foreign policy.
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