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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 Alessandro Buccilli, April 6, 2011

Oral History Interview with Alessandro Buccilli, April 6, 2011

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Date: April 6, 2011
Creator: Alexander, Matthew & Buccilli, Alessandro
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Armaiti Shahidi Fitzgerald, March 17, 2011

Oral History Interview with Armaiti Shahidi Fitzgerald, March 17, 2011

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Date: March 17, 2011
Creator: Kilgore, Deborah & Fitzgerald, Armaiti Shahidi
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010

Oral History Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010

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Date: February 18, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Towles, Billie Joyce
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Bob Glenn, March 30, 2010

Oral History Interview with Bob Glenn, March 30, 2010

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Date: March 30, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Glenn, Bob
Description: Interview with Bob Glenn, longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Glenn's personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, his 1961 enlistment in the U.S. Army, service at various stateside bases, and his career in the banking industry. Glenn also discusses changes in the Weatherford economy.
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Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

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Date: June 3, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Marcum, Candy
Description: Interview with Candy Marcum. The interview includes Marcum's personal experiences from her childhood, growing up as a lesbian, the gay community, and being involved in the Human Rights Campaign. She particularly talks about counseling gay people, the AIDS crisis, and the coming out process.
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Oral History Interview with Cathy Hartman, December 7, 2015

Oral History Interview with Cathy Hartman, December 7, 2015

Date: December 7, 2015
Creator: Moye, Todd & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: Interview with Cathy N. Hartman, the Associate Dean of the University of North Texas Libraries before her retirement in December 2015. She discusses her education and her career as an academic librarian, particularly working with government information and digital preservation.
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Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012

Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012

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Date: March 14, 2012
Creator: Mims, Michael & Cox, Cece
Description: Interview with Cece Cox, Executive Director of Resource Center of Dallas and longtime activist in the LGBT community. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences of childhood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her college years at Northwestern University, and coming out the family, friends, and co-workers. Cox talks about the awareness of her sexual orientation, the supportive reactions of family, her decision to move to Dallas, Texas for a job, her involvement in the Dallas LGBT community, thoughts on Texas Penal Code 21.06-the Sodomy Law, the struggle for gay men to receive AIDS treatment at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Gay Alliance's activism in AIDS treatment and care as well as in the struggle for equal treatment and human rights. Additionally, Cox talks about her impressions of Don Baker, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer and his decision to overturn penal code 21.06, changes in Dallas's LGBT community, family life, and Resource Center Dallas's history and services. The interview also includes an appendix with articles, Vol. 4, No. 2 of the THRF News newsletter, and a certificate of incorporation for the Foundation For Human Understanding.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

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Date: May 23, 2012
Creator: Fox, Lisa A. & Burgoon, Charles Weldon
Description: Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, life-time Denton resident and owner of Weldon's Saddle Shop. The interview includes Burgoon's experiences as a child in Denton, his genealogy, and Denton city and country history. Burgoon gives details about area rodeos, schooling in Denton, his summer job mowing lawns, experience with country living, and other various jobs including leather-working and tooling. He talks about the lack of shotgun shells and metal bathtubs during the Second World War, the courtship and marriage of his wife, the Cowboy Turtle Association, selling hand-made goods at rodeos, the Dallas Sportatorium, and professional wrestling. The interview also includes the opening of Burgoon's saddle shop and western store, Harpool's Farm Store, changes in his saddle shop, and the involvement of his daughter in the saddle shop. Burgoon talks about his son's college years and move to California, rental properties and the effect of the recession, and his thoughts on work ethic. It includes an appendix with photographs, a list detailing the images, and an article on The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.
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Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

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Date: February 19, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Heggins, Charlye
Description: Interview with former Denton City Council member Charlye Heggins as part of the UNT African American Remembrance Project. The interview includes Heggins' personal experiences about her childhood, raising a family, doing volunteer work in Denton, and being involved with Texas politics. She particularly talks about discrimination and race issues in Denton during the 1970s and '80s. It includes an appendix with photographs and an article about her death.
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Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

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Date: July 30, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Maison, Don
Description: Interview with Don Maison, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIDS services of Dallas. The interview includes Maison's personal experiences about his childhood, working with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, being gay, being involved with the gay community, and his experiences as a lawyer. He particularly talks about being involved with the Dallas Gay Alliance, the Village Station arrests, and the AIDS crisis.
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Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

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Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Dreyspring, Dulcie Barnier
Description: Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, Australian-born immigrant to Fort Worth, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Dreyspring's personal experiences of childhood in Australia, interactions with American soldiers during World War II, the Japanese invasion of Australia, her first visit to the U.S., first impressions of America, her first marriage to an American, and her return to Australia for the immigration process. It also includes her impressions of various American cities, views on American identity, her siblings in Australia, reasons for moving to Fort Worth, her second marriage to an American airman, adopting Texas culture, and advice for future immigrants.
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Oral History Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, October 11, 2012

Oral History Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, October 11, 2012

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Date: October 11, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Quijano, Giancarlo
Description: Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, West German-born Colombian immigrant to Denton, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. The interview includes Quijano's personal experiences from his childhood in West Germany, life in Colombia during the 1990s violence, his family's immigration to Texas, his expectations of the U.S., and the subsequent culture shock. Quijano talks about the transition to American life, attending college as an international student, his experiences with the citizenship process, and his thoughts on the immigration debate.
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Oral History Interview with James F. Brede, 2011

Oral History Interview with James F. Brede, 2011

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Date: March 30, 2011
Creator: Fox, Lisa A. & Brede, James F.
Description: Interview with James F. Brede, dentist and U.S. Army Air Forces veteran. The interview includes his personal experiences in World War II as a B-17 co-pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater, his childhood in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943, preliminary training in Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, his active service with the 379th Bomb Group in Kimbolton, England, combat experience in 35 missions, return to the U.S. and continued military service as a flight instructor in Lakeland, Florida and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as the return to civilian life, marriage, dental school under the G.I. Bill, reenlistment in the Air Force as a dentist, his deployment to Korea, his discharge from the Air Force, and the establishment of his dental practice and experiences since retirement. The interview includes an appendix with a copy of his book.
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Oral History Interview with Joe Tison, May 11, 2010

Oral History Interview with Joe Tison, May 11, 2010

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Date: May 11, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Tison, Joe
Description: Interview with Weatherford resident Joe Tison, school administrator and mayor, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Tison's personal experiences of childhood, education in Weatherford public schools, Weatherford College, and North Texas State College, as well as his career as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Aledo and Weatherford ISDs. Tison also discusses the racial integration of Weatherford schools, his career as interim superintendent at various North Texas ISDs, and his experience as mayor. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and articles about Tison.
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Oral History Interview with John Connolly, June 22, 2010

Oral History Interview with John Connolly, June 22, 2010

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Date: June 22, 2010
Creator: Moye, Todd & Connolly, John
Description: Interview with John Connolly, veteran of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The interview includes Connolly's personal experiences of childhood in Whitney and Amarillo, Texas, Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Cleburne and Hillsboro, Texas, and Grand Junction, Colorado, as well as his World War II-era experience in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Additionally, Connolly discusses his family's difficulties in the Great Depression, his decision to enroll in the Civilian Conservation Corps, his work as a tool and dye manufacturer, and Republican Party politics in Dallas County.
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Oral History Interview with Joseph Hazen, April 19, 2013

Oral History Interview with Joseph Hazen, April 19, 2013

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Date: May 6, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Hazen, Joseph
Description: Interview with Joseph Hazen, Marine veteran and Air America fixed-wing pilot, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Hazen's personal experiences at Navy flight training, peace-time Marine Corps, and flying for Air America. Hazen talks about interactions with the "Customer," also known as CIA case officers, his interaction with the Hmong, various missions, his transfer to Southern Air Transport, rumors about Air America, and his thoughts on U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Oral History Interview with Josephine Bermejo, February 16, 2013

Oral History Interview with Josephine Bermejo, February 16, 2013

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Date: February 16, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bermejo, Josephine
Description: Interview with Josephine Bermejo, first generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Bermejo's recollections of schooling in Minnesota and Iowa, learning in English schools, leaving school for family obligations, and getting a GED in Fort Worth, Texas. Bermejo also talks about children's education and her thoughts on the future of Mexican American education. It includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
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Oral History Interview with Jovita Soria, November 10, 2012

Oral History Interview with Jovita Soria, November 10, 2012

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Date: November 10, 2012
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Soria, Jovita
Description: Interview with Jovita Soria, Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. The interview includes Soria's personal experiences of childhood in Mexico, her first experience in Plano at the age of seventeen and her second on as a live-in nanny, her move to Abilene, Texas, and return to Mexico with her husband. Soria also talks about her return to Plano as an illegal immigrant, difficulties with illegal status, assimilation into Texas culture, children's experiences as Mexican-American, and her thoughts on the immigration process.
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Oral History Interview with Laura Nevada Weger, March 31, 2013

Oral History Interview with Laura Nevada Weger, March 31, 2013

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Date: March 31, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Weger, Laura Nevada
Description: Interview with Laura Nevada Weger, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, Cryptologic Technician, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Weger's personal experiences of childhood, her family history of military service, reasons for joining the Navy, reaction from her family to her enlistment, training as a cryptological technician, first duty station at Whidbey Island, Washington. Weger talks about the lack of women in unit, rate of pregnancy among unit, sexual assault in the Navy, being a sexual assault victim advocate at SPAWAR, Chantilly, Virginia, deployments aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, the Shellback Ceremony and hazing, her activity in veterans groups, the civilian reaction to service, reflections on military service, her second duty station at SPAWAR, Chantilly, Virginia, and advice for future female service members. Additionally, she includes her thoughts on the lifting of combat exclusion ban on women, working at a joint command, integrated barracks, women on submarine duty, the Naval medical system, and her grandmother's service in the Women's Army Corp during the Korean War. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Weger's military career.
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Oral History Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, February 24, 2010

Oral History Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, February 24, 2010

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Date: February 24, 2010
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Young, Louise & Armstrong, Vivienne
Description: Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, longtime activists in the Dallas lesbian community. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences of childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, New Jersey, and California, as well as her decision to study nursing and settle in Denver, Colorado, and her coming out narrative. The interview also includes Young's personal experiences of childhood in Ada, Oklahoma, her education at East Central State University and the University of Colorado, and her coming out narrative. They talk about their meeting and early relationship, give descriptions of Denver's gay and lesbian communities, their involvement with various groups such as the Daughters of Bilitis and Gay Liberation Front, their decision to move to Dallas, their involvement with groups such as the National Organization for Women and Dallas Gay Political Caucus/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance in various political campaigns, and Young's career at Texas Instruments and Raytheon and efforts to create more equitable human resources policies from within the corporations. Additionally, Armstrong and Young talk about the effects of the HIV-AIDS crisis on Dallas's gay and lesbian communities, their 2008 marriage, relationships with family members, and secrets to a long relationship.
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Oral History Interview with Mae Cora Peterson, July 25, 2012

Oral History Interview with Mae Cora Peterson, July 25, 2012

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Date: July 25, 2012
Creator: Moye, Todd & Peterson, Mae Cora
Description: Interview with South Carolina-born African American resident of Fort Worth, Texas, Mae Cora Peterson, a non-profit administrator and educator. The interview includes Peterson's personal experiences of childhood on the South Carolina State College campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina, life under the Jim Crow laws, working at Border Mission, her move to and impressions of Fort Worth under Jim Crow laws, graduate school at the University of Michigan, and colorism. Peterson talks about her husband's job at Maxwell Steel in Fort Worth, taking a cruise to Havana, Cuba, on a Jim Crow passenger ship, other blacks' disbelief of privileged childhood and insulation from the full effects of segregation, education jobs at various colleges, working as Executive Secretary for the Fort Worth YWCA, and working as the dean of girls for Fort Worth ISD. Additionally, Peterson gives details on segregated Fort Worth high schools and desegregation, and her trip to London and Paris with her daughter. The interview includes an appendix with letters, contracts, job registration forms, yearbook excerpts, and an article about Mae Cora Peterson.
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Oral History Interview with Marjorie Rae Lutkins Babcock, March 31, 2013

Oral History Interview with Marjorie Rae Lutkins Babcock, March 31, 2013

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Date: March 31, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Babcock, Marjorie Rae Lutkins
Description: Interview with Marjorie Rae Lutkins Babcock, Women's Army Corps Enlisted, Keypunch Operator, and Korean War-ere Veteran, for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Babcock's personal experiences of childhood in Michigan, basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia, duty assignments at Governor's Island, New York and Hanau, Germany, her temporary duty assignment at the Pentagon, her placement in the Veterans of Foreign War's Women's Auxiliary despite veteran status, and her brother's experience in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Additionally, the interview includes her reason for enlisting, her family's reaction to her enlistment, impressions of post-war Germany, advice for future women service members, her views on service and women in combat, and her daughter's views of the military and the military service of her mom and other family members. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Babcock's military career.
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Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

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Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Michie
Description: Interview with Michie Stevens, stewardess for Air America, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences of growing up in World War II China and Japan, having a brother join the Yakuza crime syndicate, getting her first English speaking jobs, hiring and training with Air America, meeting and marrying her husband, working as a stewardess for Air America in Japan, and living in Laos, Thailand, and South Vietnam. The interview includes an appendix with an article about Stevens.
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