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Oral History Interview with Robert Stewart, March 27, 2003

Oral History Interview with Robert Stewart, March 27, 2003

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Date: March 27, 2003
Creator: Brown, Peggy Brandt & Stewart, Robert
Description: Interview with jazz musician Robert "Bob" Stewart. In the interview, Steward speaks about his early interest in music, his first drum set, first professional job with the Shorty Clements Band, attending college, his employment as a disk jockey, his definition of jazz, playing with the Charles Scott Band in fort Worth, after-hours clubs in Fort Worth, jazz's role in bringing together black and white musicians, various jazz clubs and venues in Fort Worth, musicians unions, the lack of full-time employment opportunities for jazz musicians in Fort Worth, the Fort Worth jazz scene, and peculiarities of Texas jazz and the "Texas Sound." The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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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 Dorothy Adkins, November 17, 1987

Oral History Interview with Dorothy Adkins, November 17, 1987

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Date: November 17, 1987
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Adkins, Dorothy
Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Dorothy Adkins from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Dorothy discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the desegregation of schools and other public places in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, public housing, job opportunities, and the Denton Christian Preschool.
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Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

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Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Brock, Euline
Description: Interview with college professor and community activist Euline Brock, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, which is a follow-up to her earlier recollections, Brock continues to discuss the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960's and 1970's.
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Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988

Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988

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Date: April 12, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Cheek, Pat
Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Pat Cheek from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cheek recollects her involvement as a member of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960's and 1970's, as well as her memories of segregation, particularly in Denton. Cheek discusses her personal views and experiences when it comes to segregation, the street paving of the African American section in Denton, her decision to join the Fellowship, the group's activities, the involvement of husbands in group activities, the group's decision to disband, voter registration drives, and her lasting friendships.
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Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

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Date: February 25, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Mohair, Billie
Description: Interview with librarian Billie Mohair from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Mohair discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on coping with segregation in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the desegregation of North Texas State College, her college experiences, her decision to join the Fellowship, and the demise of the Fellowship.
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Oral History Interview with Norvell Reed, March 11, 1988

Oral History Interview with Norvell Reed, March 11, 1988

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Date: March 11, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Reed, Norvell
Description: Interview with community activist Norvell Reed from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reed discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on what life was like living in a segregated community, the desegregation of North Texas State College, the desegregation of public schools, Fred Moore public School, paving of streets in the African-American section of Denton, the group's social activities, the defeat of urban renewal, and the jobs program.
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Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

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Date: February 5, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Riddlesperger, Carol
Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Carol Riddlesperger from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Riddlesperger discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on segregation in Denton, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, her decision to run for the Denton school Board, tutoring program, and the jobs program.
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Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, October 27, 1987

Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, October 27, 1987

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Date: October 27, 1987
Creator: Byrd, Richard; Harris, Jane; Lohr, Mary & Brock, Euline
Description: Interview with Professor Euline Brock, community activist from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Brock discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the early days of the organization, her personal experiences with discrimination, Denton's white power structure, the desegregation of public schools and facilities, the group's first meeting, political activities, urban renewal, and street paving in the African-American section of Denton.
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Oral History Interview with Gerard Roland Vela, July 21, 2004

Oral History Interview with Gerard Roland Vela, July 21, 2004

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Date: July 21, 2004
Creator: Calderon, Roberto R. & Vela, Gerard Roland
Description: Interview with Dr. Gerard Roland Vela, UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology. The interview includes Vela's personal experiences about childhood and education, serving in World War II-era U.S. Navy, having a fellowship at Harvard University, and joining the North Texas faculty in 1965. Additionally, Vela discusses his family history, his love of chemistry, genetics, and microbiology, the growing pains involved with transitioning North Texas into a research university, the construction of a research program, his relationship with students, and his service on the Denton City Council. Photographs are included throughout the interview.
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Oral History Interviews with Mary Kay Ash, November 1974

Oral History Interviews with Mary Kay Ash, November 1974

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Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Ash, Mary Kay
Description: Interview with cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash. The interview includes Ash's personal experiences about her early sales career and its impact upon her future business philosophy, methods, and the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ash talks about planning prior to launching the company, problems and solutions in the beginning, early legal problems with competitors, her concern for women's opportunities, development and growth of sales, the role of her children in the company, methods of recruiting, training, and attitude building, marketing and sales techniques, incentive plans, sales territories, pricing, the party plan, employee promotion, her views on successful managerial traits and on the motivational differences between men and women, applying the Golden Rule toward employees and customers, her attitudes and philosophy toward employee relations, using her intuition in decision making, and reasons for the growth of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
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Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

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Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Rogers, Richard
Description: Interview with Richard Rogers, president of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The interview includes Rogers' personal experiences about forming a company. Rogers talks about his mother's (Mary Kay) selling career and its impact on her own company, relations with sales personnel, marketing and sales motivation, the wig business, pricing, the dual management system, legal aspects and government regulations, his views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality, reasons for going public with stock, financing methods, contract and private labeling, budgeting, expansion, reasons for the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics, specialization vs. diversification, building a management team, and his views on motivational differences between men and women.
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Oral History Interview with Angela Bynum, November 16, 2007

Oral History Interview with Angela Bynum, November 16, 2007

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Date: November 16, 2007
Creator: Castillo, Vogel & Bynum, Angela
Description: Interview with Angela Bynum, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Bynum's personal experiences of childhood and education in California and Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Army, basic and advanced training as a motor transport operator, training in avoidance of improvised explosive devices, and transport missions between Iraq and Kuwait. Bynum also discusses her inability to withstand Airborne training, the decision to leave active duty in 2002, her use of the GI Bill benefits to attend Tarrant Community College, the 2004 call-up from reserve duty and deployment to Iraq, her family's concerns regarding deployment, and aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq.
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Oral History Interview with James Gayle, July 15, 2006

Oral History Interview with James Gayle, July 15, 2006

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Date: July 15, 2006
Creator: Cervantez, Brian & Gayle, James
Description: Interview with African American North Texas State University alumnus James Gayle. The interview included Gayle's personal experiences of childhood, playing basketball at Fort Worth's all-black Terrell High School, attending North Texas and enrolling in the ROTC program, and his experience as a boarder in "Shack Town" neighborhood of Denton. Gayle talks about the comparison of race relations in Artesia, New Mexico, and Waco and Forth Worth, Texas, the "neutral" stance of NT administration toward black students and the "self-support" system among students, as well as his relationships with professors and white students, and his perception of what he gained from his NT experience.
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Autobiographical Narrative of Leonard A. Charpentier, June 18, 1999

Autobiographical Narrative of Leonard A. Charpentier, June 18, 1999

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Date: June 18, 1999
Creator: Charpentier, Leonard A.
Description: Narrative of Dr. Leonard A. Charpentier. The narrative includes a monologue of Charpentier's experiences as a P-47 fighter pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Charpentier talks about basic training, flight training, fighter pilot training, his assignment to the 86th Fighter Squadron on Corsica, the P-47 Thunderbolt, various missions, his being shot down on a mission over southern France and being captured, the treatment of his wounds at a German field hospital, and his postwar medical career.
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Oral History Interview with Carl Gorman, October 9, 1994

Oral History Interview with Carl Gorman, October 9, 1994

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Date: October 9, 1994
Creator: Christman, Calvin & Gorman, Carl
Description: Interview with Marine Corps veteran Carl Gorman. The interview includes Gorman's personal experiences as a Navajo code talker with the 2nd Marines on Guadacanal, Tarawa, and Saipan.
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Oral History Interview with Pierina E. Mercado Beckman, April 19, 2011

Oral History Interview with Pierina E. Mercado Beckman, April 19, 2011

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Date: April 19, 2011
Creator: Clower, John & Beckman, Pierina E. Mercado
Description: Interview with University of North Texas Professor Dr. Pierina E. Mercado Beckman, Mexican-born immigrant to Denton, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Beckman's personal experiences about childhood in Mexico City, relocating to the U.S., her decision to attend Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, her culture shock and homesickness, marriage to Curt Beckman, the decision to earn a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Iowa, being hired at UNT, and her efforts to remain in touch with family members in Mexico.
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Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

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Date: April 16, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Foster, J. Fagg
Description: Interview with J. Fagg Foster, from Blue Ridge, Texas. The interview includes Foster's involvement in the Rainey controversy while he was a graduate assistant at the University of Texas, 1944-45.
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Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

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Date: October 10, 1967
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Peach, William Nelson
Description: Interview with professional economist Dr. W. Nelson Peach. The interview includes Peach's experiences as one of the principal persons in the Rainey controversy at the University of Texas, 1944-45. It also includes his sympathies for new Deal labor legislation, being accused of pro-communist leanings, role of Dallas Morning News, investigations by Board of Regents and his dismissal, support of President Homer Rainey, and the role of AAUP.
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Oral History Interview with Homer P. Rainey, August 1967

Oral History Interview with Homer P. Rainey, August 1967

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Date: February 5, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Rainey, Homer P.
Description: Interview with Homer P. Rainey, former president of the University of Texas and professor of higher education at the University of Colorado. The interview includes general coverage of Rainey's early career, his problems with the Board of Regents at the University of Texas, 1944-45, and his unsuccessful race for governor of Texas in 1946.
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Oral History Interview with James L. Rogers, October 23, 1980

Oral History Interview with James L. Rogers, October 23, 1980

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Date: October 23, 1980
Creator: Comrie, Moray Hume & Rogers, James L.
Description: Interview with Former professor, administrator, and director of the North Texas State University New Service James L. Rogers, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Rogers remembers the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also shares his thoughts and memories on the admission of A. Tennyson Miller in 1954, the Adkins case, the admission of Mrs. Irma E. L. Sephas, the role of President J. C. Matthews in the desegregation of NTSC, and when Abner Haynes became the first African-American athlete at NTSC in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

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Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Allee, A. Y.
Description: Interview with Captain A. Y. Allee, a member of the Texas Rangers "Company D". In the interview, Captain Allee explains what these organizations are, and why they are significant. He discusses some specific details of his job, as well as Mexican-American relations that he has observed. Captain Allee describes his version of what happened at the Crystal City Incident.
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Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

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Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Cornejo, Juan
Description: Interview with Juan Cornejo, who is the former Mayor of Crystal City, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Cornejo gives some background information and describes his early life, education, and work. He describes how he was elected and what his accomplishments were as Mayor. Mr. Cornejo also discusses his thoughts and personal opinions on municipal elections, discrimination, the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations, and charges against Captain A. Y. Allee.
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Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

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Date: February 28, 1971
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Garcia, Gilbert C.
Description: Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, businessman. The interview includes his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum, the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations (PASO), and other Mexican-American social action groups. It also includes his opinions on the Delgado Case, the poll tax drives, the Texas gubernatorial campaign of 1962, and the Crystal City elections, 1963.
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