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Autobiographical Narrative of Leonard A. Charpentier, June 18, 1999
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306704/
Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970
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Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator A. R. Schwartz, an attorney from Galveston, Texas. The interview includes Schwartz's experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, welfare spending, constitutional revisions, urban-rural conflicts, minimum wages for migrant workers, education legislation, unrest on college campuses, and personal legislation. The former Senator's comments about Governors John Connally and Preston Smith are also included in the interview. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223602/
Oral History Interview with A. Tennyson Miller, January 11, 1992
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Interview with schoolteacher A. Tennyson Miller from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Miller reflects on his experiences as a teacher and coach at the Fredrick Douglass School during the late 1930's and early 1940's, which was before the school was integrated. He comments on Principal Fred Moore and segregated education in Denton. Tennyson also discusses his admission to the doctoral program at North Texas State College, which broke racial barriers in 1954. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223680/
Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223586/
Oral History Interview with Abe C. Cooper, April 3, 2006
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Interview with Abe C. Cooper, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Cooper's personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Dallas, Texas, attending all-black schools, and enrolling at North Texas State College in 1958. Cooper speaks about the adjustments required for attending school in an integrated setting, boarding with African-American families in the "Shack Town" neighborhood of Denton, and the comparative experiences with students and faculty in the Schools of Engineering and Education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306717/
Oral History Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, October 20, 2012
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306832/
Oral History Interview with Ada M. Olsson, December 7, 1978
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Interview with Ada Olsson, United States Army nurse from Junction City, Kansas. This interview contains her experiences at the station hospital at Schoefield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98990/
Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001
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Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306925/
Oral History Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, November 22, 2006
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Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, NASA engineer, as part of the Skylab Oral History Project. The interview includes Briscoe's personal experiences about education at Texas A&M University and South Texas School of Law, joining NASA, working in flight control operations and communications support on the Apollo program, and problem-solving on Skylab missions. Briscoe also speaks about the Skylab "wet workshop," the monotony inherit in Skylab work-shift schedules and efforts to break it, and Skylab's contributions to space exploration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306697/
Oral History Interview with Alessandro Buccilli, April 6, 2011
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Interview with Italian immigrant Alessandro Buccilli, Director of Marketing and Sales Administration for Peterbilt Motors Company, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Buccilli discusses his family background in Rome, Italy, his education, employment in the U.S., the shifts in perceptions about Italy and the U.S., social responsibility, learning English, his perspectives on the importance of language and culture, raising American children, and his legacy. The interview also includes Buccilli's comparisons of opportunities, bureaucracy, culture, and national immigration debates in Italy and the U.S. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306696/
Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003
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Interview with Aletha Barsanti regarding her experiences as the wife of U. S. Army General Olinto Barsanti. They married in 1942. She remembers their courtship in San Antonio; their assignments in Europe, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; raising their children; his activities in the Korean War; his promotion to general; military protocol for the wives of general officers; and his one-year tour in the Vietnam War as the commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in May 1973. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98983/
Oral History Interview with Alexander Bate, September 19, 1986
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Interview with retired schoolteacher Alexander Bate. The interview includes Bate's personal experiences about the African American business community in Sherman, Texas, and the lynching of George Hughes. Bate also talks about being an African-American educator, and local race relations in Sherman. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306902/
Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969
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Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223594/
Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, 1966-1968
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Interview with Allan Shivers, a former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. The interview includes Shivers' observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson, the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948, the Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952, the Johnson presidential race of 1960, Texas Democratic politics from 1952-56, and the Fifty-third State Legislature. The interview also includes his opinion on the governor's role in state party organization, the state Democratic Convention of 1951, the gubernatorial election of 1954, veterans land board controversy from 1954-55, as well as insurance scandals of the mid-1950s and the lame-duck governor. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223573/
Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, April 12, 1965
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Interview with former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas (1950-57), Allan Shivers from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Shivers' observations on his career in the Texas Senate (1934-45), liquor control issue, pari-mutuel betting, lobbyists, oil politics, labor relations, comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O'Daniel, race for lieutenant governor in 1946, views on the operation of state government, education, Truman presidential race of 1948, tidelands oil, death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship, gubernatorial election in 1950 and the Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign of 1952. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223554/
Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004
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Interview with Allen H. Benton, World War II-era veteran of the 112th Cavalry, Texas National Guard. The interview includes Benton's personal experiences about childhood in upstate New York and the Depression-era economy, education at Cornell University, drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases, transferring to Cavalry and combat in the Pacific Theater, and having a career as an author of biological field guides. The interview also includes Benton's memories of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay as well as his opinions on war in general. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306816/
Oral History Interview with Alma Clark, September 29, 2006
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Interview with Alma Clark, first-generation descendant through marriage of Quakertown residents, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about childhood and education, marrying Rev. "Willie" Clark, moving to Denton, and participating in Denton Christian Women's Fellowship. Clark also discusses her family's experience in Denton as well as her husband's feelings regarding Denton's Civic Center Park, on the site of Quakertown. The interview includes an appendix with photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306912/
Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 26, 1967
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Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views on the Sixtieth Legislature and activities on the House Education Committee. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223558/
Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965
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Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, Jr., a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as House speakerships and lobbyist activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223551/
Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965
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Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature. It also includes his personal views on appropriations, revenue bills, the budget-making process, the legislature's relationship with Governor John Connally, liquor legislation, and urban-rural conflict. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223579/
Oral History Interview with Alton O. Crawley, March 9, 1999
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Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Alton O. Crawley. The interview includes Crawley's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, having pre-war civilian jobs in radio/communications work, training for Office of Strategic Services operations, being assigned to Wudu, China, coast watching activities and radio transmissions, and various miscellaneous accounts of his tour of duty in China. The interview includes an appendix with various letters accompanied by a list detailing them, and an itinerary for per diem claims. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306791/
Oral History Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., May 14, 2005
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Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., World War II-era Army Air Forces veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans History Project. The interview includes Berg's personal experiences of childhood and education, enlisting in the Army Air Forces, training as an aviation cadet and service at various stateside bases, fighting in the Pacific theater, having a postwar career in minor league baseball, returning to service during the Korean conflict, and having a career as a pilot for American Airlines. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306851/
Oral History Interview with Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, October 21, 2009
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Interview with assistant professor of music history at UNT Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Mexican-born immigrant to Dallas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Alonso-Minutti's personal experiences of childhood and education in Mexico, attending college at Universidad de las Americas, discovering music history as a discipline of study, a one-year course of study in theology in Dallas, choir direction at a church in England, attending graduate school, and accepting a job offer from UNT. Additionally, Alonso-Minutti discusses family history, her grandparents' migration from Spain and Italy, her first impressions of the U.S., the decision to study musicology in the U.S. or Great Britain, the citizenship process, and the contrast of life in Mexico, England, California, and Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306866/
Oral History Interview with Andrew Joseph Brenner, Sr., November 3, 2009
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Interview with Joseph Andrew Brenner Sr., Hungarian-American immigrant to Weatherford, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Brenner's personal experiences of childhood and education in Budapest, Hungary, having a career as a tool and die machinist, the involvement with his brothers in anti-Soviet and anti-Communist resistance movements, being captured by Hungarian political police and subsequent torture, his sentence in a Soviet work camp, escaping across the Austrian border, and coping with memories of torture. Additionally, Brenner discusses his father's service in the German Luftwaffe, memories of the Soviet Army entering Budapest in 1945, immigrating to the U.S., settling in Weatherford, his efforts to maintain connections with family in Hungary, and the process of earning his citizenship. The interview includes an appendix with photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306878/
Oral History Interview with Andrew White, September 24, 1986
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Interview with Andrew White, business executive and president of the local chapter of the NAACP in Sherman, Texas. The interview includes White's personal experiences about race relations and the development of African-American businesses in Sherman during the 1980s. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306802/
Oral History Interview with Angela Bynum, November 16, 2007
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306900/
Oral History Interview with Angelo H. Belotti, August 5, 1978
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Interview with Navy veteran Angelo H. Belotti. The interview includes Belotti's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306765/
Oral History Interview with Ann Barnett, November 13, 1987
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Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Ann Barnett from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Barnett discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on her childhood in Nacogdoches, Texas, the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1950s, the student stand-in at Campus Theatre in Denton, the desegregation of restaurants and housing, social affairs, urban renewal, voter registration, the literacy program, the Denton Christian Preschool, meeting programs, and establishing dialogue between races. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223668/
Oral History Interview with Anna Urda Busby, December 8, 1978
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Interview with Anna Urda Busby, an army nurse from German, Pennsylvania. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital, Fort Shafter, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98991/
Oral History Interview with Archie Gantt, August 31, 1999
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Interview with Army veteran Archie Gantt. The interview includes Gantt's personal experiences about the European Theater during World War II, boyhood in central Texas, basic training, shipping to England, combat on the Siegfried Line, and the Battle of the Bulge. Additionally, Gantt talks about leadership problems, combat living conditions, Officer Candidate School and commissioning, and his postwar war service in Europe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306964/
Oral History Interview with Armaiti Shahidi Fitzgerald, March 17, 2011
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Interview with graphic designer, business owner, and beauty pageant winner Armaiti Shahidi Fitzgerald, Iranian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Fitzgerald's personal experiences of childhood and home life in Tehran, Iran, attending Al Zahra University in Tehran, coming to America as a young bride, attending the University of North Texas and finding a career as a fine artist in Dallas. Fitzgerald talks about serving as Mrs. International 2009 and establishing the Fight Oral Cancer Foundation. The interview includes photographs and articles about Fitzgerald. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306774/
Oral History Interview with Arthur and Louise Caillet Dieterich, August 11, 1985
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Interview with Arthur and Louise Caillet Dieterich, owners and operators of Hermosa Farms, Dallas, Texas. The interview includes the Dieterich's personal experiences about farming in Dallas, education, and establishing Hermosa Farms. The Dieterich's talk about their family backgrounds, Arthur's employment as operator of dairy cooperative with his brother in El Paso, Texas, the effect of the Great Depression on Dallas dairy businesses, milk processing and delivery operations, a typical day on a dairy farm, their change from retail to wholesale business, developing dairy herd, their cooperation with agricultural experiment stations, personnel practices, and civic and trade association activities. The interview includes an appendix with a family history written by Louise Caillet Dieterich. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306934/
Oral History Interview with Arthur B. Clark, September 29, 2000
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Interview with Army veteran and member of the "Lost Battalion" Arthur B. Clark. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the Fall of Java and capture, the Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and liberation by the OSS. The interview includes an appendix with a reference page and a written flight log by Col. Tom Sledge. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306979/
Oral History Interview with Arthur Brindley, June 11, 1976
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Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Arthur Brindley. The interview includes Brindley's personal experiences at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306916/
Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974
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Interview with Dr. Arthur M. Sampley, a college professor, former college administrator, and former poet laureate from Denton Texas. In the interview, Dr. Sampley describes his life growing up in Denton and attending school at the University of Texas. He talks about becoming a poet and analyzes his poetry as well as describing tenure as director of libraries and vice-president for academic affairs at North Texas State College, his philosophy of teaching, and the desegregation of the college in 1955-56. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223622/
Oral History Interview with Arthur Manganello, October 23, 1982
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Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Arthur Manganello. The interview includes Manganello's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306782/
Oral History Interview with Artis Teer, January 10, 1977
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Interview with Navy veteran Artis Teer. The interview includes Teer's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306945/
Oral History Interview with B. W. Bigger, December 6, 1980
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Interview with Army Air Corps veteran B. W. Bigger. The interview includes Bigger's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306724/
Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970
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Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223614/
Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968
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Interview with Ben Barnes, who was the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in 1964-68, the lieutenant governor in 1968-72, and a Democrat from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Barnes shares his thoughts and opinions on several procedures, laws, and political decisions, including reapportionment, the “one-man, one vote” decision of U.S. Supreme Court, state water systems, and state employee pay raise. He also comments on federal-state relations, revisions of Code of Criminal Procedures, industrial safety law, voter registration, the reform of liquor laws and pari-mutuel betting, revenue legislation, and one-year versus two-year budgeting. Barnes comments on fellow politician Governor John Connally. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223580/
Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, January 5, 1970
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Interview with former Democratic Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes. The interview includes Barnes' personal experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his thoughts on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, the creation of four-year colleges, the influence of beer and liquor lobbyists, sales tax exemptions, revenue legislation, annual legislative sessions, and future political ambitions. The interview also includes the former governor's comments about Speaker Gus Mutscher. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223584/
Oral History Interview with Ben Dei Santi, April 21, 1978
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Interview with Navy veteran Ben Dei Santi. The interview includes Dei Santi's personal experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Schley during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306849/
Oral History Interview with Ben H. Wooten, 1969
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Interview with Ben H. Wooten, a banker, public servant, and philanthropist. The interview includes Wooten's observations on the growth and development of banking and finance in the Southwest. The interview also includes his experiences in service during World War I as well as his multiple positions within the banking industry, including: assistant cashier of the Alba National Bank in Alba, Texas, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Farmersville, Texas, state bank examiner, Federal Home Loan Banking System, vice-president and member of the executive committee of Republic National Bank in Dallas, president of First National Bank, Dallas, chairman of the board of Dallas Federal Savings and Loan Association and multiple philanthropic activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223576/
Oral History Interview with Bennie G. Snider, June 10, 2002
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Interview with banker and Navy veteran Bennie G. Snider. The interview includes Snider's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education in Denton, Texas, joining the Navy, and boot training and electrical engineering school. Snider talks about duties aboard the USS Hancock, his assignment to Task Group 58 and the invasion of the Philippines, as well as the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, kamikaze attacks and the Hancock being hit by a kamikaze, burials at sea, and his postwar duties aboard the Hancock as part of Operation MAGIC CARPET. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306961/
Oral History Interview with Bertha Rosenzweig, November 15, 1979
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Interview with Bertha Rosenzweig, co-founder of Tex-Glass, Inc. in Decatur, Texas. The interview includes Rosenzweig's personal experiences about her education in New York, and having a teaching career. Rosenzweig talks about her family background, her knowledge of her husband's family background and his life in Europe during the Hitler era, his technical training, work in glass factories, starting his own glass factory in Vienna, fleeing Nazis and migrating to Greece, the Jewish underground in Central Europe, fleeing to Egypt, Palestine, and his migration to the U.S. Additionally, Rosenzweig talks about their meeting and marriage, work in Canada and Mexico, opening a glass factory in Athens, Texas, moving to Decatur, employee relations, products and the production process, the distribution system, financing methods, her managing the business, sale of the business, and reparations from the Austrian government. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306884/
Oral History Interview with Beryl Barton Womack, July 3, 2002
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Interview with Beryl Barton Womack. The interview includes Womack's personal experiences about England during the Blitz in World War II, courtship and marriage to Lieutenant Travis Womack, early education, wartime rationing, attending the Domestic Science Teachers College, and coming to the United States. Additionally, Womack speaks about Winston Churchill's inspirational speeches during the Battle of Britain, the bombing of her parents' home in Nottinghamshire, the coming of American troops, and adjustments to American life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306953/
Oral History Interview with Bessie Harden, April 7, 1988
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Interview with Bessie Harden, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Bessie primarily discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She explains what it was like growing up in a segregated and racist society. Bessie also comments on the early days of the Fellowship, social activities of the Fellowship, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, urban renewal, the integration of neighborhoods, the desegregation of Denton public schools and facilities, and various political activities. Biographical information is also included in the interview. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223675/
Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987
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Interview with community activist Betty Kimble from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kimble discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She recalls memories from her days as a student both in East Texas and at North Texas State College. Kimble recollects the many events that concerned the desegregation of the North Texas State College and the City of Denton alike, which included student and citizen protesting that mostly supported Denton's strong white power presence. She recalls the desegregation of public restaurants, the street-paving of the African-American section of Denton, and voter registration changes. Kimble also comments on influential civil rights activists including Tennyson Miller and Abner Haynes digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223667/
Oral History Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010
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Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Towles' personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, Depression-era struggles, and living in Weatherford during World War II. Towles also discusses her father's work with the Works Progress Administration, marriage to Norman Towles, her family's switch from Democratic loyalty to Republican, her personal evolution on race issues, and religious devotion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306683/
Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223671/
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