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Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

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Date: April 2, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & McCain, Fred
Description: Interview with former football coach and director of athletics at the North Texas State University Fred McCain, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McCain describes his experiences from when he worked at the college during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

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Date: May 28, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Moore, G. A.
Description: Interview with football coach G. A. Moore, from Pilot Point, Texas. In the interview, Moore recalls his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with George Ferguson, October 4, 1985

Oral History Interview with George Ferguson, October 4, 1985

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Date: October 4, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Ferguson, George
Description: Interview with George Ferguson, executive at Caltex Petroleum Corporation. The interview includes Ferguson's personal experiences about education, employment by Texaco, and transferring to Caltex. Ferguson also talks about the origins of Caltex, his Australian experience, activities during World War II, expatriates in Caltex, the Kurnell refinery, navy fuel oil contracts, nationalization, Texaco's and Socal's reentry into Europe, and Caltex's move from New York to Dallas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

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Date: November 15, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; La Brecque, Suzanne & Cartwright, Grace W.
Description: Interview with farmer-rancher and community activist Grace W. Cartwright, originally from Wise County, Texas. In the interview, Cartwright recollects her early days in rural Texas as well as her student days at North Texas State Teachers College, marriage, early job positions, and her work in the agriculture and land conservation fields. Cartwright discusses her many successes as a community activist, such as her appointment to the Texas Tourist Board, Texas roads beautification, her appointment by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the White House Conference on Youth and Children, her role in the creation of a parks system in Weatherford, Texas, and several others.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

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Date: March 17, 1984
Creator: Gilbreath, David W. & Galloway, Harold
Description: Interview with Judge Harold Galoway, an army veteran from Yantis, Texas. This interview contains his recollections as a World War II medical corpsman in Europe. Army life and the health problems of soldiers are discussed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Hazen Armstrong, March 29, 1986

Oral History Interview with Hazen Armstrong, March 29, 1986

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Date: March 29, 1986
Creator: Martin, Adelene & Armstrong, Hazen
Description: Interview with farmer-rancher Hazen Armstrong. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences about life in Denton, Texas, from 1910 to 1930. Armstrong talks about business activities around the city square and county courthouse, city streetcar service, Oak Street residences, the Cascade Plunge swimming pool, forced removal of African Americans from the "Quakertown" section of Denton to the east side of the railroad tracks in the 1920s, early automobiles in Denton, Denton during World War I, medical practices, childhood leisure time activities, Prohibition in Denton, the Great Depression, farming practices in the 1920s and 1930s, contrasts between banking practices of the 1920s and 1930s with those of the 1980s, and the oil history.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983

Oral History Interview with Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983

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Date: July 20, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Ferrill, Herbert
Description: Interview with former assistant football coach at North Texas State College Herbert Ferrill from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Ferrill describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Howard Pollan, October 22, 1983

Oral History Interview with Howard Pollan, October 22, 1983

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Date: October 22, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pollan, Howard
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Howard Pollan. The interview includes Pollan's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983

Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983

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Date: May 24, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & DeFoor, Ira T.
Description: Interview with college instructor Ira T. DeFoor from Denton, Texas. In the interview, DeFoor discusses his experiences from when he was the equipment manager for the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

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Date: July 26, 1984
Creator: Adams, Wayne; Blair, Witt; Jenkins, Floyd; Kingery, Dwane; Marquis, R. L.; Mohat, Imogen et al.
Description: Interview with former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews recollects some of his experiences and thoughts as a child and while he was a student at school. He also comments on several personal experiences as a teacher, including when he was appointed as a laboratory school teacher, a curriculum committee member, and the dean of the college of education. He also talks about the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1955.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984

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Date: April 4, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Jenkins, Floyd & Matthews, J. C.
Description: Interview with former president of the North Texas State College and the North Texas State University, J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews shares his thoughts and experiences concerning the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Jack Gray, May 30, 1984

Oral History Interview with Jack Gray, May 30, 1984

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Date: May 30, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Gray, Jack
Description: Interview with Judge Jack Gray of the 211th district court in Denton County, Texas. In the interview, Judge Gray expresses his thoughts and memories of the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with James E. Beauchamp, October 8, 1980

Oral History Interview with James E. Beauchamp, October 8, 1980

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Date: October 8, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Beauchamp, James E.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran James E. Beauchamp. The interview includes Beauchamp's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with James F. Anderson, May 15, 1982

Oral History Interview with James F. Anderson, May 15, 1982

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Date: May 15, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Anderson, James F.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran James F. Anderson. The interview includes Anderson's personal experiences while aboard the hospital ship USS Solace during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with James W. Goodwin, Jr., October 23, 1982

Oral History Interview with James W. Goodwin, Jr., October 23, 1982

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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Goodwin, James W., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran James Goodwin. The interview includes Goodwin's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Jane Armstrong, August 20, 1987

Oral History Interview with Jane Armstrong, August 20, 1987

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Date: August 20, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Armstrong, Jane
Description: Interview with homemaker Jane Armstrong. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences about life on the Scott Jacobs Farm in Denton County. Armstrong talks about the purchase of the land by her grandfather, implements and outbuildings found on the farm, oil income and farm improvements during the 1920s and 1930s, rural entertainment and leisure activities, crops and planting, food preservation, in-town shopping, making homebrew and bootlegging activities, schools and churches, cemeteries, epidemics, and folk medicines and remedies.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Jean Kooker, February 2, 1988

Oral History Interview with Jean Kooker, February 2, 1988

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Date: February 2, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Kooker, Jean
Description: Interview with teacher and community activist Jean Kooker from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kooker 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, the desegregation and integration of public schools, public eating places, and housing, the establishment of Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, voter registration, and meeting programs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Jerrell Shaw, January 12, 1983

Oral History Interview with Jerrell Shaw, January 12, 1983

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Date: January 12, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Shaw, Jerrell
Description: Interview with businessman Jerrell Shaw Businessman from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Shaw reminisces about when he was a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Jerry Russell, January 13, 1983

Oral History Interview with Jerry Russell, January 13, 1983

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Date: January 13, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Russell, Jerry
Description: Interview with attorney Jerry Russell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Russell describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Jess Stanbrough, April 15, 1985

Oral History Interview with Jess Stanbrough, April 15, 1985

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Date: April 15, 1985
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Stanbrough, Jess
Description: Interview with Jess Stanbrough, physicist, businessman, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Stanbrough's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the Fall of Java and being captured, and Bicycle Camp. Stanbrough also talks about the construction and operation of secret radio at Bicycle Camp, being an iron smelter at Kamaishi, Honshu, continued operation of clandestine radio, American air and naval bombardment, Kamaishi, and liberation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with John D. Devine, December 5, 1980

Oral History Interview with John D. Devine, December 5, 1980

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Date: December 5, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Devine, John D.
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran John D. Devine. The interview includes Devine's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with John Korba, May 3, 1984

Oral History Interview with John Korba, May 3, 1984

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Date: May 3, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Korba, John
Description: Interview with Navy veteran John Korba. The interview includes Korba's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with John N. Delia, May 6, 1984

Oral History Interview with John N. Delia, May 6, 1984

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Date: May 6, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Delia, John N.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran John N. Delia. The interview includes Delia's personal experiences aboard YSD-19 (Yard Salvage Derrick) during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program