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Oral History Interview with John Korba, May 3, 1984

Oral History Interview with John Korba, May 3, 1984

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Date: May 3, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Korba, John
Description: Interview with Navy veteran John Korba. The interview includes Korba's 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 Dolphus Compere III, June 9, 2009

Oral History Interview with Dolphus Compere III, June 9, 2009

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Date: June 9, 2009
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Compere, Dolphus E., III
Description: Interview with World War II veteran Dolphus E. Compere III as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Compere's personal experiences of childhood in Dallas, Texas, medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas, and interning at the University of Michigan prior to his enlistment in the Army Air Corp as a surgeon with the Third Air Commando Group. Additionally, Compere discusses his experiences in the Philippines providing medical care to military personnel and local civilians, his post-war medical career in Fort Worth, Texas, and his experience of returning a war souvenir, a Japanese ceremonial sword, to its ancestral family. Photographs are included throughout the interview.
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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 K. O. Dahlgren, May 28, 2002

Oral History Interview with K. O. Dahlgren, May 28, 2002

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Date: May 28, 2002
Creator: Koontz, Christopher N. & Dahlgren, K. O.
Description: Interview with K.O. Dahlgren, civil engineer and Marine Corps veteran. The interview includes Dahlgren's personal experiences about being a PBJ co-pilot in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, enlisting in the Navy, primary and secondary flight training through the Civilian Pilot Training Program, pre-flight training, basic and advanced flight training, and navigation school. Additionally, Dahlgren talks about his early interest in aviation, designation as an Aviation Cadet, the transition to multi-engine planes at Corpus Christi and his transfer to the Marine Corps, transferring to Cherry Point, North Carolina, crew formation and PBJ training at Cherry Point, advanced training, his personal views on combat and the Japanese, stationing to Green Island, "night heckling" missions to Rabaul, his assignment to and living conditions in Emirau, skip-bombing, strafing, and night bombing missions, rest and relaxation in Australia, his rotation back to the states, and his postwar career.
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Oral History Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, May 18, 1999

Oral History Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, May 18, 1999

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Date: May 28, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Crumling, Eugene L.
Description: Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, bartender and former professional ballplayer. The interview includes Crumling's personal experiences about being a professional baseball player in the U.S. during World War II. Crumling talks about his semi-pro baseball career in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the origin of his nickname, signing his first professional contract, life in the minor leagues during wartime, his draft classification as 4-F, his employment in defense-related work during the off-seasons, contrasts between life in the minors and life in the majors, individual Cardinals players, his first game and his first, and only, hit in the majors, the remainder of his minor league career, and his personal thoughts about the reserve clause, player strikes, modern-day salaries, and expansion.
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Oral History Interview with Jane Armstrong, August 20, 1987

Oral History Interview with Jane Armstrong, August 20, 1987

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Date: August 20, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Armstrong, Jane
Description: Interview with homemaker Jane Armstrong. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences about life on the Scott Jacobs Farm in Denton County. Armstrong talks about the purchase of the land by her grandfather, implements and outbuildings found on the farm, oil income and farm improvements during the 1920s and 1930s, rural entertainment and leisure activities, crops and planting, food preservation, in-town shopping, making homebrew and bootlegging activities, schools and churches, cemeteries, epidemics, and folk medicines and remedies.
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Oral History Interview with Rick Dale, November 26, 2007

Oral History Interview with Rick Dale, November 26, 2007

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Date: November 26, 2007
Creator: Bristow, Lauren & Dale, Richard C.
Description: Interview with U.S. Marine Corps Pilot Richard Dale as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Dale's personal experiences of childhood, education at Baylor University and Texas A&M, attending training at Camp Pendleton, California, Quantico, Virginia, and officer candidate school. Additionally, Dale talks about his decision to enter the Marines aviation program, his assignments to various naval air stations, the particulars of "tailhook" aviation, and his civilian career with Northwest Airlines. The interview also includes an appendix with a photograph and an active duty summary.
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Oral History Interview with Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, October 21, 2009

Oral History Interview with Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, October 21, 2009

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Date: October 21, 2009
Creator: Onspaugh, Patrick & Alonso-Minutti, Ana R.
Description: Interview with assistant professor of music history at UNT Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Mexican-born immigrant to Dallas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Alonso-Minutti's personal experiences of childhood and education in Mexico, attending college at Universidad de las Americas, discovering music history as a discipline of study, a one-year course of study in theology in Dallas, choir direction at a church in England, attending graduate school, and accepting a job offer from UNT. Additionally, Alonso-Minutti discusses family history, her grandparents' migration from Spain and Italy, her first impressions of the U.S., the decision to study musicology in the U.S. or Great Britain, the citizenship process, and the contrast of life in Mexico, England, California, and Texas.
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Oral History Interview with Ed Fendell, October 27, 2006

Oral History Interview with Ed Fendell, October 27, 2006

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Date: October 27, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Fendell, Ed
Description: Interview with Ed Fendell, NASA communications engineer and assistant flight director, as part of the Skylab Oral History Project. The interview includes Fendell's personal experiences about childhood, serving in the Korean War-era Air Force, and joining NASA in 1963. Additionally, Fendell speaks about his communications work for Apollo, Skylab, the International Space Station, and Space Shuttle program missions, trouble-shooting for Skylab missions, lessons learned from the Skylab program, personnel issues at the Johnson Space Center, and turf battles between the Johnson Space Center and other NASA centers. The interview includes an appendix with a photograph and text of what the back of the photograph reads.
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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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Oral History Interview with Eugene Fowler, Jr., Joel D. Fowler, Joe W. Specht, and Melody S. Kelly, October 11, 2008

Oral History Interview with Eugene Fowler, Jr., Joel D. Fowler, Joe W. Specht, and Melody S. Kelly, October 11, 2008

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Date: October 11, 2008
Creator: Mears, Michelle M.; Fowler, Eugene, Jr.; Fowler, Joel D.; Specht, Joe W. & Kelly, Melody Specht
Description: Interview with Eugene Fowler, Jr., Joel D. Fowler, Joe W. Specht, and Melody Specht Kelly. The interview includes their personal experiences about the Duke and Ayres Store and the University of North Texas Lab School. The Fowlers and the Spechts talk about childhood and education, enlisting, family histories, the Denton square, various jobs, and race issues in Denton. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and articles.
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Oral History Interview with Dennis Dunkins, March 8, 2006

Oral History Interview with Dennis Dunkins, March 8, 2006

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Date: March 8, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Dunkins, Dennis
Description: Interview with Dennis Dunkins, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Dunkins' personal experiences of childhood and education, enrolling in North Texas, majoring in Industrial Technology and his graduation in 1963, having a career with General Motors, as a business owner, and with Fort Worth ISD. Additionally, Dunkins speaks about off-campus life in "Shack Town" and support from black citizens of Denton, social life among African-American students and relations with white students and faculty, efforts to desegregate public facilities in Denton, and his summer jobs with Texas & Pacific Railroad Company. The interview includes a photograph of the University of North Texas Trailblazers in 2005.
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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 Robert D. Duvall, April 12, 1976

Oral History Interview with Robert D. Duvall, April 12, 1976

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Date: April 12, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Duvall, Robert D.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Robert D. Duvall. The interview includes Duvall's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Vick Edmiston, August 22, 2003

Oral History Interview with Vick Edmiston, August 22, 2003

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Date: August 22, 2003
Creator: Dixon, Tricia Taylor & Edmiston, Vick
Description: Interview with truck driver Vick Edmiston. The interview includes Edmiston's personal experiences about being employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. The interview includes an appendix with a photograph.
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Oral History Interview with Janet Blair, June 25, 2001

Oral History Interview with Janet Blair, June 25, 2001

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Date: June 25, 2001
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Blair, Janet
Description: Interview with homemaker Janet Blair. The interview includes Blair's personal experiences about being a Red Cross volunteer in the European Theater during World War II, education in Europe, working with "Bundles for Britain," various assignments, rationing and air raids in England, D-Day, and serving troops during the Battle of the Bulge. Additionally, Blair talks about her patriotic motivation, her decision to join the Red Cross, her selection as a clubmobiler, the formation of a lifelong friendship with Diana Marvin and Peggy Bell, the use of Greenliners, relationships between Red Cross women and U.S. military personnel, leave time in Paris, living conditions of France, looting, and the end of the war and her return to the States.
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Oral History Interview with William Cottingame, September 13, 1978

Oral History Interview with William Cottingame, September 13, 1978

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Date: September 13, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cottingame, William
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Paul R. Rose. The interview includes Belotti's personal experiences while aboard the aircraft tender USS Curtiss during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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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 Robert Cassel, March 17, 2004

Oral History Interview with Robert Cassel, March 17, 2004

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Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Dixon, Tricia Taylor & Cassel, Robert
Description: Interview with truck driver Robert Cassel. The interview includes Cassel's personal experiences about being employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Sauer, May 15, 1976

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Sauer, May 15, 1976

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Date: May 15, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Sauer, Oscar E.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Oscar H. Sauer. The interview includes Sauer's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

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Date: November 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr.
Description: Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer to Troop, 112th Cavalry and the invasion of Layte, Philippines, and the living condition in the Philippine jungles. Additionally, Garbo speaks about the fighting prowess of his comrades in the 112th Cavalry, jungle patrols on Leyte and Luzon, the 112th's activities around Marungko and Antipolo, Luzon, descriptions of cannibalism by Japanese soldiers, his wounds from artillery shrapnel and evacuation by helicopter, his return to the 112th Cavalry and preparations for the invasion of Japan, witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, occupation duty at Tateyama, Honshu, relations between Japanese civilians and American occupation troops, the destruction of Japanese defensive fortifications ...
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Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

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Date: June 13, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bigelow, Frank H.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank H. Bigelow, survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bigelow's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boyhood in North Dakota, various jobs during the Great Depression, and enlisting in the Navy. Additionally, Bigelow speaks about volunteering for duty in the Philippines and his assignment to the submarine tender USS Canopus, pre-war military life in the Philippines, the Japanese bombing of Cavite Navy Yard and the destruction of the Canopus, retreating to Bataan and to Corregidor, the fall of Corregidor, his confinement in the 92nd Garage area, the forced march down Dewey Boulevard in Manila and confinement at Cabanatuan, hell ship to Japan, coal mining for Mitsui Heavy Industries, the amputation of his leg by fellow prisoners after a mining accident, liberation, and the destruction in Nagasaki due to the atomic bomb. The interview includes an appendix with an article titled "A Soldier's Story."
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Oral History Interview with Murphy Daniels, April 4, 2006

Oral History Interview with Murphy Daniels, April 4, 2006

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Date: April 4, 2006
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Daniels, Murphy
Description: Interview with Murphy Daniels, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Daniels' personal experiences about childhood and education, enrolling in North Texas rather than Texas Southern University, majoring in pre-med, serving in the United States Air Force, studying at Southwestern Medical School, and pursuing medical research. Additionally, Daniels speaks about his difficulties with white professors and graduate assistants, race relations on campus, social life among black students on campus, and off-campus life in "Shack Town" and the support from black citizens of Denton.
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