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 Decade: 1970-1979
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Oral History Interviews with Mary Kay Ash, November 1974

Oral History Interviews with Mary Kay Ash, November 1974

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Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Ash, Mary Kay
Description: Interview with cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash. The interview includes Ash's personal experiences about her early sales career and its impact upon her future business philosophy, methods, and the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ash talks about planning prior to launching the company, problems and solutions in the beginning, early legal problems with competitors, her concern for women's opportunities, development and growth of sales, the role of her children in the company, methods of recruiting, training, and attitude building, marketing and sales techniques, incentive plans, sales territories, pricing, the party plan, employee promotion, her views on successful managerial traits and on the motivational differences between men and women, applying the Golden Rule toward employees and customers, her attitudes and philosophy toward employee relations, using her intuition in decision making, and reasons for the growth of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
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Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

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Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Rogers, Richard
Description: Interview with Richard Rogers, president of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The interview includes Rogers' personal experiences about forming a company. Rogers talks about his mother's (Mary Kay) selling career and its impact on her own company, relations with sales personnel, marketing and sales motivation, the wig business, pricing, the dual management system, legal aspects and government regulations, his views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality, reasons for going public with stock, financing methods, contract and private labeling, budgeting, expansion, reasons for the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics, specialization vs. diversification, building a management team, and his views on motivational differences between men and women.
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Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

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Date: February 28, 1971
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Garcia, Gilbert C.
Description: Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, businessman. The interview includes his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum, the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations (PASO), and other Mexican-American social action groups. It also includes his opinions on the Delgado Case, the poll tax drives, the Texas gubernatorial campaign of 1962, and the Crystal City elections, 1963.
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Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

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Date: November 8, 1973
Creator: Haggard, Margurite & Sampley, Arthur M.
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Bertha Rosenzweig, November 15, 1979

Oral History Interview with Bertha Rosenzweig, November 15, 1979

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Date: November 15, 1979
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd & Rosenzweig, Bertha
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

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Date: February 6, 1970
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

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Date: February 18, 1977
Creator: Mangrum, Robert & Matthews, J. C.
Description: Interview with J. C. Matthews, Former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, he discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's, and the initial period of integration on campus. He also expresses his views on the Atkins suit, the Campus Theatre incident, the desegregation of local businesses, and the desegregation of the athletic program.
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Oral History Interview with Lillie Abbey, December 11, 1974

Oral History Interview with Lillie Abbey, December 11, 1974

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Date: December 11, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Abbey, Lillie
Description: Interview with Lillie Abbey, long-time resident of Denton, Texas. The interview includes Abbey's personal experiences of the Oklahoma land rush, farm life, and life in Denton during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Oral History Interview with Kenneth V. Adams, February 16, 1976

Oral History Interview with Kenneth V. Adams, February 16, 1976

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Date: February 16, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Adams, Kenneth V.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Kenneth V. Adams. The interview includes Adams' personal experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Henley during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, August 11, 1975

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, August 11, 1975

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Date: August 11, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred
Description: Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal experiences as a member of the 64th Legislature. Agnich talks about the House speakership race, appropriations, committee appointments, the strip mining bill, public school financing, public utilities legislation, constitutional revision, and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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