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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 Jack Feliz, February 28, 2000

Oral History Interview with Jack Feliz, February 28, 2000

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Date: February 28, 2000
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Feliz, Jack
Description: Interview with Navy veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Feliz's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the sinking of the Houston, imprisonment at Serang, Java, the Changi Prison Camp, hell ship to Japan, prison camp at Ohasi, Honshu, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with William W. Fomby, May 15, 1982

Oral History Interview with William W. Fomby, May 15, 1982

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Date: May 15, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fomby, William W.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran William W. Fomby. The interview includes Fomby's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Herbert Straus, July 7, 1974

Oral History Interview with Herbert Straus, July 7, 1974

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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Straus, Herbert
Description: Interview with Herbert Straus, Jewish chaplain for the U. S. Navy. The interview includes Strauss' personal experiences at the Pearl Harbor Base during the Japanese attack there on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Raymond S. Cannon, June 6, 1980

Oral History Interview with Raymond S. Cannon, June 6, 1980

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Date: June 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cannon, Raymond S.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Raymond S. Cannon. The interview includes Myers' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch. The interview includes Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai, imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu, solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation, beatings by Japanese prison guards, starvation diet, the end of the war and liberation, and his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal.
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Oral History Interview with Frank L. Dolan, December 15, 1995

Oral History Interview with Frank L. Dolan, December 15, 1995

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Date: December 15, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Dolan, Frank L.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank L. Dolan. The interview includes Dolan's personal experiences aboard the repair ship USS Vestal during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative written by Dolan.
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Oral History Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, October 6, 2007

Oral History Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, October 6, 2007

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Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Ball, Gregory & Ambrose, Earl E.
Description: Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, Korean War veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Ambrose's personal experiences of childhood, basic training, volunteering for service in Korea, and attending Arlington State College using GI Bill benefits. Additionally, Ambrose discusses family experiences in military service, the decision to join the Marines, assignments to Quantico and Yorktown, Virginia, his brief combat experience and assignment to the Main Line of Resistance near the Imjin River, his discharge from the Marines, and his career with Bell Helicopter.
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Oral History Interview with Johnny Case, March 5, 2003

Oral History Interview with Johnny Case, March 5, 2003

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Date: March 5, 2003
Creator: Brown, Peggy Brandt & Case, Johnny
Description: Interview with jazz pianist Johnny Case. In the interview, Case talks about his family's acquaintance with Ernest Tubb, his early interest in rhythm and blues, how his parents, Elvis Presley, and local radio stations influenced his musical career, learning to play the piano and his interest in jazz, early gigs in Oklahoma and northeast Texas, his family's move from Paris, Texas to Dallas and his playing gigs at several clubs there, moving to Fort Worth, his collaboration with Tom Morrell in producing the 'How the West Was Swung' albums, his comments about the demise of western swings, gigs and clubs in Fort Worth, his transition from playing western swing to jazz, various jazz artists, okaying for African-American audiences, avant-garde jazz and its promoters, difficulties in making a full-time living as a jazz artist in Fort Worth, his employment at Sardine's Italian Restaurant in Fort Worth, the Caravan of Dreams and the resurgence of jazz in Fort Worth, his relationship with the local musicians union, Texas jazz, and the evolution of jazz in Fort Worth. The interview includes an appendix with an article, Case's discography, and Case's notes on various jazz musicians and venues.
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Oral History Interview with Ivan Bounds, March 27, 2002

Oral History Interview with Ivan Bounds, March 27, 2002

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Date: March 27, 2002
Creator: Stribling, Beth & Bounds, Ivan
Description: Interview with aircraft worker Ivan Bounds. The interview includes Bounds' personal experiences as a longtime resident of Denton County, Texas from 1926-2002.
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