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Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

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Date: July 26, 1984
Creator: Adams, Wayne; Blair, Witt; Jenkins, Floyd; Kingery, Dwane; Marquis, R. L.; Mohat, Imogen et al.
Description: Interview with former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews recollects some of his experiences and thoughts as a child and while he was a student at school. He also comments on several personal experiences as a teacher, including when he was appointed as a laboratory school teacher, a curriculum committee member, and the dean of the college of education. He also talks about the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1955.
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Oral History Interview with Dorothy Adkins, November 17, 1987

Oral History Interview with Dorothy Adkins, November 17, 1987

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Date: November 17, 1987
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Adkins, Dorothy
Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Dorothy Adkins from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Dorothy 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 desegregation of schools and other public places in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, public housing, job opportunities, and the Denton Christian Preschool.
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Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

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Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Brock, Euline
Description: Interview with college professor and community activist Euline Brock, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, which is a follow-up to her earlier recollections, Brock continues to discuss the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960's and 1970's.
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Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988

Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988

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Date: April 12, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Cheek, Pat
Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Pat Cheek from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cheek recollects her involvement as a member of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960's and 1970's, as well as her memories of segregation, particularly in Denton. Cheek discusses her personal views and experiences when it comes to segregation, the street paving of the African American section in Denton, her decision to join the Fellowship, the group's activities, the involvement of husbands in group activities, the group's decision to disband, voter registration drives, and her lasting friendships.
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Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

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Date: February 25, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Mohair, Billie
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Norvell Reed, March 11, 1988

Oral History Interview with Norvell Reed, March 11, 1988

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Date: March 11, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Reed, Norvell
Description: Interview with community activist Norvell Reed from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reed 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, the desegregation of North Texas State College, the desegregation of public schools, Fred Moore public School, paving of streets in the African-American section of Denton, the group's social activities, the defeat of urban renewal, and the jobs program.
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Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

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Date: February 5, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Riddlesperger, Carol
Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Carol Riddlesperger from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Riddlesperger discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on segregation in Denton, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, her decision to run for the Denton school Board, tutoring program, and the jobs program.
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Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, October 27, 1987

Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, October 27, 1987

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Date: October 27, 1987
Creator: Byrd, Richard; Harris, Jane; Lohr, Mary & Brock, Euline
Description: Interview with Professor Euline Brock, community activist from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Brock 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, her personal experiences with discrimination, Denton's white power structure, the desegregation of public schools and facilities, the group's first meeting, political activities, urban renewal, and street paving in the African-American section of Denton.
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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.
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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.
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Oral History Interview with Odus Mitchell, 1982

Oral History Interview with Odus Mitchell, 1982

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Date: October 19, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Mitchell, Odus
Description: Interview with former North Texas football coach Odus Mitchell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mitchell discusses his experiences as head football coach during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

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Date: May 28, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Moore, G. A.
Description: Interview with football coach G. A. Moore, from Pilot Point, Texas. In the interview, Moore recalls his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956.
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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.
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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.
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Oral History Interview with Ray Toole, January 14, 1983

Oral History Interview with Ray Toole, January 14, 1983

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Date: January 14, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Toole, Ray
Description: Interview with businessman Ray Toole. In the interview, he describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

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Date: March 17, 1984
Creator: Gilbreath, David W. & Galloway, Harold
Description: Interview with Judge Harold Galoway, an army veteran from Yantis, Texas. This interview contains his recollections as a World War II medical corpsman in Europe. Army life and the health problems of soldiers are discussed.
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Oral History Interview with Ann Barnett, November 13, 1987

Oral History Interview with Ann Barnett, November 13, 1987

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Date: November 13, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Barnett, Ann
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987

Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987

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Date: December 8, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Kimble, Betty
Description: 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
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Oral History Interview with Arthur and Louise Caillet Dieterich, August 11, 1985

Oral History Interview with Arthur and Louise Caillet Dieterich, August 11, 1985

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Date: August 11, 1985
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd & Dieterich, Arthur
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Ernest L. Ellis, June 30, 1981

Oral History Interview with Ernest L. Ellis, June 30, 1981

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Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd & Ellis, Ernest L.
Description: Interview with Ernest L. Ellis, owner and operator of Frank Ellis Dealer in Everything. The interview includes Ellis' personal experiences of employment with his father, Frank Ellis, in the general store. Ellis talks about his family background, effects of the Great Depression in New Hope, Texas businesses, food market opening, business operations during World War II, his employment as a feed salesman, general store advertising, his father's use of peddling wagon, Dallas fair and Mesquite trade day, and retirement.
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Oral History Interview with Ernest Griffith, November 4, 1982

Oral History Interview with Ernest Griffith, November 4, 1982

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Date: November 4, 1982
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd & Griffith, Ernest
Description: Interview with Ernest Griffith, owner and operator of Griffith's Independent Ginner. The interview includes Griffith's personal experiences about education in Texola, Oklahoma, part-time employment as cotton picker, and being involved in building cotton gins and operating drug stores. Griffith also talks about his family background, the operation of Griffith and Stith cotton gin, buying cotton and retaining cotton seed, variations in cotton prices, sale of coal to farmers, buying grain for Kimball Milling Company, Weinert cotton gin personnel, significant changes in the cotton ginning business during thirty years, the ginning procedure, and civic and trade association activities.
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Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984

Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984

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Date: March 14, 1984
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd; Brewer, Ada Reed & Brewer, Bob
Description: Interview with Ada Reed and Bob Brewer, owners and operators of A. B. McGill and Company General Merchants. In the interview, the Brewers discuss their family backgrounds, marriage, losses on charge accounts during the Great Depression, the change from clerk-service to self-service operation of the store, the credit business, purchasing clothes at the Dallas fashion market, customer interests, changes in product lines, commercial and residential growth in the Bertram area, using direct mail and radio advertising, their involvement with the Texas Retail Association, factors in developing a successful business, and civic activities. The interview includes an appendix with a flyer, photographs, articles, and letters.
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Oral History Interview with Alexander Bate, September 19, 1986

Oral History Interview with Alexander Bate, September 19, 1986

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Date: September 19, 1986
Creator: Kumler, Donna & Bate, Alexander
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with Ralph Elliott, November 14, 1986

Oral History Interview with Ralph Elliott, November 14, 1986

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Date: November 14, 1987
Creator: Kumler, Donna & Elliott, Ralph
Description: Interview with Judge Ralph Elliott. The interview includes Elliott's personal observations as a young eyewitness to the lynching of George Hughes in Sherman, Texas, in May 1930.
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