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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
Oral History Interview with John W. Bruce, December 4, 1982

Oral History Interview with John W. Bruce, December 4, 1982

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Date: December 4, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bruce, John W.
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran John W. Bruce. The interview includes Bruce's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 36th Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Caputo, December 7, 1980

Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Caputo, December 7, 1980

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Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Caputo, Joseph A.
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Joseph A. Caputo. The interview includes Caputo'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 Joseph B. Pomerance, December 6, 1980

Oral History Interview with Joseph B. Pomerance, December 6, 1980

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Date: December 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pomerance, Joseph B.
Description: Interview with Dr. Joseph B. Pomerance, a veteran army physician from Augusta, Georgia. This interview recounts his experiences at the Station Hospital, Hickam Field, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Joseph Mannion, April 26, 1986

Oral History Interview with Joseph Mannion, April 26, 1986

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Date: April 26, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mannion, Joseph
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Joseph Mannion. The interview includes Mannion's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Katherine McGuire, April 6, 1988

Oral History Interview with Katherine McGuire, April 6, 1988

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Date: April 6, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McGuire, Katherine
Description: Interview with community activist Katherine McGuire from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McGuire 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 in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the Denton Christian Preschool, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, the former president of North Texas State University John Kamerick, former NTSU poet-in-residence B. F. Maiz, integration of NTSU facilities, and the demise of the Fellowship.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Kenneth Bahnsen, March 5, 1984

Oral History Interview with Kenneth Bahnsen, March 5, 1984

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Date: March 5, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Bahnsen, Kenneth
Description: Interview with former assistant football coach at North Texas State University Kenneth Bahnsen from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Bahnsen discusses his recollections about the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Lawrence Myers, June 6, 1980

Oral History Interview with Lawrence Myers, June 6, 1980

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Date: June 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Myers, Lawrence
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Lawrence Myers. The interview includes Myers' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Headquarters Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986

Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986

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Date: May 27, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Josephson, Leigh D.
Description: Interview with executive of Caltex Petroluem Corporation, Leigh D. Josephson, including his personal experiences related to employment with Standard Oil of California, his assignment to Bahrain and transfer to Caltex, the construction of Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia, and the bombing of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain. Josephson also talks about refinery operations in Bahrain during and after World War II, his various positions and responsibilities with Caltex and Bapco, work in Bahrain and the Philippines, his personal relationship with the Bahraini royal family, and the OPEC and Arab oil embargoes in 1967.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Leon King, 1982

Oral History Interview with Leon King, 1982

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Date: October 19, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & King, Leon
Description: Interview with public school administrator Leon A. King from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, King describes his experiences as one of the two first African Americans who first integrated athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

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Date: December 10, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Linnie
Description: Interview with community activist Linnie McAdams from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McAdams discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses what it was like growing up in a racist community, and includes memories concerning her personal educational experiences in segregated schools, the living conditions in the African-American section of Denton, and her personal employment experiences. McAdams recalls the desegregation of public schools, housing, and facilities as well as the integration of churches.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program