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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 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 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 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 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 Warren G. Harding, December 7, 1980

Oral History Interview with Warren G. Harding, December 7, 1980

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Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Harding, Warren G.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Warren G. Harding. The interview includes Harding'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 Billy Barker, September 3, 1977

Oral History Interview with Billy Barker, September 3, 1977

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Date: September 3, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Barker, Billy
Description: Interview with homemaker Billie Simpson Barker. The interview includes Barker's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1925-1985. Barker talks about her father's sawmill operation, creek flooding, threshing operations, changes in land ownership, her husband's death, effects of the Great Depression, social life, the county's longtime residents, recreational activities, epidemics, wildlife problems, the tornado of June 8, 1937, her childhood, and homemade clothing.
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Oral History Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, April 20, 1987

Oral History Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, April 20, 1987

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Date: April 20, 1987
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Van Nostrand, Stephen E.
Description: Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, former executive at Caltex Petroleum Corporation. The interview includes Van Nostrand's personal experiences about service during World War II, employment with Caltex in China, the formation of Ryuku Oil Corporation, and holding various positions within Caltex. Van Nostrand talks about joint ventures with Nippon Oil Company and Koa Oil Company, increasing the refining capacity from 60,000 bbls. to 900,000 bbls. per day, crude oil contracts, the Nippon Petroleum Refining Company, refinery rehabilitation and construction, his role in Caltex operations in Japan, the Nippon Oil Staging Terminal Company, relations between Caltex (Japan) and New York headquarters, OPEC and its effects upon Caltex, character sketches of Neal Lilley, Alec Singleton, and James Voss, and various Japanese oil executives. The interview includes a personal history of S. Nomura.
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Oral History Interview with James W. Goodwin, Jr., October 23, 1982

Oral History Interview with James W. Goodwin, Jr., October 23, 1982

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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Goodwin, James W., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran James Goodwin. The interview includes Goodwin'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 Virgil Green, December 5, 1980

Oral History Interview with Virgil Green, December 5, 1980

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Date: December 5, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Green, Virgil
Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Virgil Green. The interview includes Halliday's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program