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  Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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 Decade: 1990-1999
 Collection: UNT Oral Histories
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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 C. G. Hausser, March 8, 1992
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Interview with C. G. Hausser, an army veteran and nurse. This interview includes his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1970-71. He recounts: assignment to 12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu Chi; camp routine; treatment of battle wounds; morale; Viet Cong prisoners; communication with family; transfer to Quang Tri; and stateside adjustments. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98997/
Oral History Interview with Carl Horton, August 31, 1997
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Interview with Carl Horton, an operating room nurse and Vietnam Army veteran. In the interview, Horton describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War. He goes in depth about his assignments, which include Yokohama, Japan and Dong Tam and Can Tho with the 3rd Surgical Hospital. Horton also discusses living accommodations, hospital facilities, American relations with the South Vietnamese military personnel and civilians, "short time" and out-processing, leisure time, and recreational activities. He also discusses the adjustments that he had to make after the war was over and his continuing work with the Veterans Administration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98977/
Oral History Interview with Claude L. Hendon, March 6, 1994
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Interview with Claude L. Hendon regarding his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99004/
Oral History Interview with Darrell Harrington, July 5, 1997
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Interview with Darrell Harrington, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Harrington describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse, and includes details on his assignments to Chu Lai, Da Nang, and the 91st Evacuation Hospital in An Khe. Harrington also discusses the treatment of wounded troops and enemy soldiers, relationships between doctors and nurses, general morale problems, and recreational activities. He recalls his return to the States on thirty-day leave as well as post-Vietnam adjustments and his attitudes toward the war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98973/
Oral History Interview with Dick Hooper, May 25, 1992
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Interview with Dick Hooper, veteran army nurse from Mount Zion, Illinois. The interview recounts his experiences as a nurse and anesthetist in Vietnam, 1969-70. His civilian and military educations are covered, as well as his experiences with the 18th Surgical Hospital at Camp Evans, Quang Tri City, battle casualties, social life, and relations with the Vietnamese. Also included are his personal thoughts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98996/
Oral History Interview with Elinor W. King, January 9, 1992
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Interview with schoolteacher Elinor W. King from Denton, Texas. In the interview, King describes her life as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, and includes comments about fellow classmates, teachers, activities, sports, discipline, classes, and summer jobs. King also discusses the desegregation of Denton and the closing of Fred Moore School. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223681/
Oral History Interview with Erma Peace, November 15, 1991
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Interview with Erma Peace, a former student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Peace describes what it was like attending the school, and includes details concerning the facilities, extra-curricular activities, the layout of the school, teachers and the principal, and activities. Peace comments on segregation in Denton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223682/
Oral History Interview with Floyd Taylor, June 26, 1998
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Interview with Dr. Floyd Taylor, a surgeon and World War II Army veteran. In the interview, Dr. Taylor discusses his experiences as a member of the 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, with which he traveled to North Africa, Italy, and France during the war. He recalls several memorable happenings concerning his career, including his induction into the U.S. Army Medical Department, his assignment to the Surgical Hospital, the formation of the Auxiliary Surgical Group, his encounter with Time correspondent Jack Belden, and the Winter Line Campaign. Dr. Taylor also discusses several of his assignments while serving in the war, including the Mayo Clinic, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the invasion of Italy and Salerno, the Anzio-Nettuno invasion, and his travels across the Atlantic to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. He explains his role in the compilation and publication of the War Department publication entitled, Surgery in World War II (Volume II): General Surgery. Dr. Taylor goes into more detail about the many procedures he practiced as a surgeon on the battlefield, and discusses penicillin use, the value of penicillin on the black market, the use of colostomies, field X-ray facilities, blood replacement treatment, and the treatment of specific injuries such as abdominal and flesh wounds. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98981/
Oral History Interview with Gladys P. Crawford, September 29, 1995
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Interview with college professor Gladys P. Crawford from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Crawford discusses her experiences during the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223611/
Oral History Interview with H. W. Kamp, October 10, 1995
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Interview with former college professor at the North Texas State College H. W. Kamp from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kamp describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223613/
Oral History Interview with Harve King, February 10, 1992
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Interview with educator and university administrator Harve King from Farmersville, Texas. In the interview, King recollects his experiences as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas during the 1920's and 1930's. King comments on the school facilities, athletics, teachers, the "Three M's" singing group, and Professor Fred Moore. He also discusses his career in education and his philosophy as an educator. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223683/
Oral History Interview with Hiram Friedsam, April 28, 1995
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Interview with college professor Dr. Hiram Friedsam from Waco, Texas. In the interview, Friedsam discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223607/
Oral History Interview with James L. Jackson, September 3, 1993
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Interview with attorney James L. Jackson from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Jackson recollects memories from when he was a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, and includes detailed comments on his teachers, the athletics program, and the influence of Coach Tennyson Miller. He also shares his thoughts and experiences concerning segregation in Denton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223684/
Oral History Interview with Joe L. Atkins, June 20, 1995
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Interview with educator Joe L. Atkins from Jefferson, Texas. In the interview, Atkins discusses his experiences and role in the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also recollects memories such as his rejection for admission, the Atkins v. Matthews case, early civil rights activities with the NAACP Youth Council in Dallas, and his decision to attend the Texas Western College. Atkins comments on several civil rights leaders such as Juanita Craft, Thurgood Marshall, and W. H. Durham, and also on several school administrators at the North Texas State College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223608/
Oral History Interview with Joe Lindsay Keffer, October 12, 1996
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Interview with former student and staff member at the University of North Texas Joe Lindsay Keffer, from Denton, Texas. Keffer describes his experiences as a student at the former North Texas State College during the desegregation of the school in the late 1950's. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews, as well as his personal observations about racial matters on the college campus and the community of Denton, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223615/
Oral History Interview with John M. Evans, Jr., March 7, 1992
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Interview with John M. Evans, Jr., an army veteran and nurse from Berwick, Pennsylvania. Herein he recounts his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Included: his assignment to a convalescent center, Cam Ranh Bay; attack by enemy sapper team, August, 1969; morale and drug problems; living conditions; recreation; and readjustment to stateside life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98998/
Oral History Interview with John Sherner, August 22, 1992
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Interview with John Sherner, an army veteran and nurse from Mount Morris, New York. This interview recounts his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Topics include: his assignment to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh; treatment of endemic diseases; assignment to emergency room; triaging of patients; living conditions; drug addicts; battle casualties; medical treatment of civilians; social life; friendships; lasting effects of Vietnam experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99005/
Oral History Interview with Jose Gonzales, July 4, 1997
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Interview with Jose Gonzalez, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Gonzalez describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse in Vietnam. Gonzalez discusses what life was like during his assignment to the 24th Evacuation Hospital, and includes details concerning relationships between doctors and nurses, morale, American relations with Vietnamese civilians, recreational activities, entertainment, and his Bronze Star award. He also recalls the adjustments that both he and many of his comrades dealt with post-Vietnam, and shares his attitudes toward the war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98974/
Oral History Interview with Larry Canfield, February 22, 1992
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Interview with Larry Canfield, a veteran army nurse from Pennsylvania. This interview contains his experiences as an army nurse in Vietnam. It includes his assignment to the 93rd Evacuation Hospital, 935th Medical Detachment, Long Binh. Living conditions, morale problems, recreation, medical treatment of enemy POWs, and racial problems are discussed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98995/
Oral History Interview with Larry S. Hilliard, April 18, 1992
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Interview with Larry S. Hilliard, army veteran and nurse from Kerens, Texas. This interview looks into his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1970-71. Topics include: assignment to 18th surgical Hospital, Quang Tri; his typical workday; off-duty recreation; treatment of combat casualties; equipment and blood shortages; drug problems; morale; communications with his family; leave policies; work with Vietnamese civilians; treating enemy POWs; “short-time”; lasting effects of Vietnam experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99002/
Oral History Interview with Miles E. Anderson, November 7, 1996
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Interview with Miles E. Anderson, former professor and administrator at the North Texas State College in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Anderson describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college and race relations in Denton, Texas. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews and chair of the Board of Regents, Ben Wooten. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223616/
Oral History Interview with Mitchell Jackson, July 17, 1993
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Interview with Mitchell Jackson, a former student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Jackson recollects memories of what his life was like in a segregated school and community. He comments specifically on his family background, teachers, athletics, school curriculum, and the influence of Coach Tennyson Miller. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223685/
Oral History Interview with Oscar Houser, Jr., February 23, 1992
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Interview with Oscar Houser, Jr., an army veteran from Tennessee. This interview delves into his experiences as an Army nurse and anesthetist in Vietnam, 1972-73. Topics include: his decision to enter nurse training and the military; attending anesthesia school at William Beaumont Medical Center, 1972; his attitudes toward Vietnam War; being assigned to 95th Evacuation Hospital, China Beach, Vietnam; camp living conditions; work at Da Nang and Pleiku; the treatment of battle casualties; work with Montagnards and Vietnamese medical personnel; social life and recreational activities; morale and drug problems; personal relationships among camp personnel; communications with home; decision to stay in the military; and the effect on Vietnam experience on his later life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99001/
Oral History Interview with Pat N. McLeod, February 25, 1998
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Interview with college professor Pat N. McLeod from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McLeod discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of the North Texas State College in the mid-1950's. He describes what growing up was like in a racist community, and includes stories of his African-American friend, Jesse Fischer. McLeod also comments about the role of the President of North Texas State College, James Carl Matthews. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223617/
Oral History Interview with Robert A. Lawyer, August 31, 1997
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Interview with Robert A. Lawyer, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Lawyer recalls memories from when he served as an Army nurse in Vietnam. He discusses what it was like working in the field, and includes details concerning living accommodations, operating room experiences, battle casualties, American relations with Vietnamese civilians, the treatment of prisoners-of-war, entertainment, and recreational activities. Lawyer also recollects memories of Nurse training at the Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Tet Offensive, and his assignment to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, South Vietnam. He explains what it was like adjusting after the war was over. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98978/
Oral History Interview with Robert B. Toulouse, October 3, 1995
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Interview with college administrator Robert B. Toulouse from Wellsville, Missouri. In the interview, Toulouse discusses his experiences during the desegregation of the North Texas State College and comments on President J. C. Matthews. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223610/
Oral History Interview with Robert J. Wehner, August 22, 1992
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Interview with Robert J. Wehner, an army veteran and nurse from Dayton, Ohio. This interview recounts his experiences as an Army nurse in Vietnam, 1968-70. Topics include: his assignment to 22nd Surgical Medical Battalion, Chu Lai; treatment of battle casualties and illnesses; camp life; treatment of civilian casualties and illnesses; lasting effects of Vietnam experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99003/
Oral History Interview with Sam Blomberg, September 1, 1997
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Interview with Sam Blomberg, an anesthetist and Army veteran from the Vietnam War. In the interview, Blomberg describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse in Vietnam. Blomberg discusses his assignment to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, and includes details concerning the provision of immunization shots to Vietnamese orphans, general living conditions, his social life, and the "Vietnamization" of the war. Blomberg recalls the post-war adjustments that many veterans dealt with, and the effect that the war had on his later life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98975/
Oral History Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, May 21, 1999
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Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, who is a World War II veteran and restaurant business owner from Hill City, Kansas. In the interview, Chipman discusses his experiences as a medic and driver in the European Theatre during the war. He describes what basic training and his induction into the Army was like, and also talks a little bit about when he was sent to the Pennsylvania Military College to earn a degree in engineering. Chipman recollects when his battalion was transported to England and France in order to fight in several battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. He describes what it was like to stay in Europe, and includes details such as the attitudes toward battlefield carnage, the evacuation and transport of the dead and wounded, the capture of German prisoners-of-war, and civilian refugees. Chipman reminisces of the German surrender and his return to the United States, where he started a restaurant business career. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98982/
Oral History Interview with Thomas E. Parr, January 6, 1993
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Interview with Thomas E. Parr, an army veteran from Adams, Wisconsin. This interview contains his experiences as an army nurse in Vietnam, 1971. Topics include psychiatric casualties at Long Binh and the heroin detoxification center at Cam Ranh Bay. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98999/
Oral History Interview with Tillman E. Barrington, May 22, 1992
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Interview with Tillman E. Barrington, a veteran army nurse from Portales, New Mexico. This interview is about his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Topics regarding his life include: nursing school at Lubbock Methodist Hospital, 1955; enlistment in the Army, 1969, and anesthesia training at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado; assignment to Vietnam, 1969; 95th Evacuation Hospital, Da Nang; medical cases and responsibilities; functions as special services officer; treating North Vietnamese wounded; after-effects of Vietnam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99000/
Oral History Interview with William Dunphy, August 31, 1997
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Interview with William Dunphy, an anesthetist and Army veteran from the Vietnam War. In the interview, Dunphy describes some of his experiences while serving as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War. Dunphy discusses what it was like working at the Army hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, and includes details that concern general living accommodations, hospital facilities, relationships between doctors and nurses, work schedules, alcohol abuse by military personnel, drug problems, and American relations with Vietnamese civilians. He also recalls post-war adjustments and a rest and recuperation trip to Hawaii. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98976/
Oral History Interview with William F. Belcher, September 27, 1995
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Interview with college professor William F. Belcher from Abilene, Texas. In the interview, Belcher discusses his experiences during the desegregation of the North Texas State College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223612/
Oral History Interview with William Havel, April 22, 1994
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Interview with William Havel, an army veteran from Staten Island, New York. This interview recounts his experiences as an adopted child in a farm family and then as a corpsman at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98971/