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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 Bob Way, December 13, 1984

Oral History Interview with Bob Way, December 13, 1984

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Date: December 13, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Way, Bob
Description: Interview with college instructor and former member of the North Texas State football team Bob Way from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics.
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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 Charles H. Miles, Jr., October 23, 1982

Oral History Interview with Charles H. Miles, Jr., October 23, 1982

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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Miles, Charles H., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles H. Miles. The interview includes Gage's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Charlie Cole, March 5, 1985

Oral History Interview with Charlie Cole, March 5, 1985

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Date: March 5, 1985
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cole, Charlie
Description: Interview with county adult probation officer and former member of the North Texas State College football team Charlie Cole Jr., from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cole recollects thoughts and memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with David Bedell, April 25, 1986

Oral History Interview with David Bedell, April 25, 1986

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Date: April 25, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bedell, David
Description: Interview with Army veteran David Bedell. The interview includes Bedell's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 443rd Signal Battalion during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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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 Dub Brown, June 6, 1984

Oral History Interview with Dub Brown, June 6, 1984

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Date: June 6, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Brown, Dub
Description: Interview with journalist and former student of the North Texas State College Dub Brown from Waco, Texas. In the interview, Brown recollects memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Earl Selover, May 4, 1984

Oral History Interview with Earl Selover, May 4, 1984

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Date: May 4, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Selover, Earl
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Earl Selover. The interview includes Selover's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Edward Jones, April 25, 1986

Oral History Interview with Edward Jones, April 25, 1986

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Date: April 25, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Jones, Edward
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Edward Jones. The interview includes Jones' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a letter written by Jones.
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Oral History Interview with Ernest Galeassi, September 16, 1988

Oral History Interview with Ernest Galeassi, September 16, 1988

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Date: September 16, 1988
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Galeassi, Ernest
Description: Interview with Army veteran Ernest Galeassi. The interview includes Galeassi's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 324th Signal Company during the Japanese attack a Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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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 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 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 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 Eunice Gray, October 16, 1987

Oral History Interview with Eunice Gray, October 16, 1987

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Date: October 16, 1987
Creator: Renner, Jim & Gray, Eunice
Description: Interview with Eunice Gray, schoolteacher and local historian. The interview includes Gray's personal experiences about Denton County, Texas from 1900 to 1987. Gray talks about the early history of her descendants, cattle raising and marketing, and the oil industry.
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Oral History Interview with Frank Ites, October 21, 1983

Oral History Interview with Frank Ites, October 21, 1983

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Date: October 21, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Ites, Frank
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank Ites. The interview includes Ites' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984

Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984

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Date: December 20, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Klein, Frank
Description: Interview with business executive and former member of the North Texas State football team Frank Klein from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics.
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Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 22, 1983

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 22, 1983

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Date: November 22, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred
Description: Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal experiences about being a member of the 68th Legislature. Agnich talks about his appointment as chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee, appropriations and taxes, Governor Mark White, teachers pay, and personal legislation.
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Oral History Interview with Fred Graham, March 16, 1984

Oral History Interview with Fred Graham, March 16, 1984

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Date: March 16, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Graham, Fred
Description: Interview with former sports information director at North Texas State University Fred Graham. In the interview, Graham discusses his experiences and thoughts while he was an assistant in the News and Information Office during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

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Date: April 2, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & McCain, Fred
Description: Interview with former football coach and director of athletics at the North Texas State University Fred McCain, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McCain describes his experiences from when he worked at the college during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics.
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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 George Ferguson, October 4, 1985

Oral History Interview with George Ferguson, October 4, 1985

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Date: October 4, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Ferguson, George
Description: Interview with George Ferguson, executive at Caltex Petroleum Corporation. The interview includes Ferguson's personal experiences about education, employment by Texaco, and transferring to Caltex. Ferguson also talks about the origins of Caltex, his Australian experience, activities during World War II, expatriates in Caltex, the Kurnell refinery, navy fuel oil contracts, nationalization, Texaco's and Socal's reentry into Europe, and Caltex's move from New York to Dallas.
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Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

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Date: November 15, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; La Brecque, Suzanne & Cartwright, Grace W.
Description: Interview with farmer-rancher and community activist Grace W. Cartwright, originally from Wise County, Texas. In the interview, Cartwright recollects her early days in rural Texas as well as her student days at North Texas State Teachers College, marriage, early job positions, and her work in the agriculture and land conservation fields. Cartwright discusses her many successes as a community activist, such as her appointment to the Texas Tourist Board, Texas roads beautification, her appointment by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the White House Conference on Youth and Children, her role in the creation of a parks system in Weatherford, Texas, and several others.
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