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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 Jean Kooker, February 2, 1988

Oral History Interview with Jean Kooker, February 2, 1988

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Date: February 2, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Kooker, Jean
Description: Interview with teacher and community activist Jean Kooker from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kooker 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, the desegregation and integration of public schools, public eating places, and housing, the establishment of Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, voter registration, and meeting programs.
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Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

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Date: December 10, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Linnie
Description: Interview with community activist Linnie McAdams from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McAdams discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses what it was like growing up in a racist community, and includes memories concerning her personal educational experiences in segregated schools, the living conditions in the African-American section of Denton, and her personal employment experiences. McAdams recalls the desegregation of public schools, housing, and facilities as well as the integration of churches.
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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 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 Trudy Foster, November 17, 1987

Oral History Interview with Trudy Foster, November 17, 1987

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Date: November 17, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Foster, Trudy
Description: Interview with realtor and community activist Trudy Foster from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Foster 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, the desegregation of housing, schools, and public places in Denton, the tutoring program and Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, and urban renewal.
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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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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 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 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 Otis Cason, August 22, 1987

Oral History Interview with Otis Cason, August 22, 1987

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Date: August 22, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Cason, Otis
Description: Interview with farmer Otis Cason. The interview includes Cason's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1900 to 1987. Cason talks about breaking mules, rural school, sheep and goat raising, hog killing, and charcoal making.
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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 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 Luther G. Prunty, 1986

Oral History Interview with Luther G. Prunty, 1986

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Date: October 20, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Prunty, Luther
Description: Interview with Luther Prunty, civil servant, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Prunty's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Prunty talks about the Fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with William Hill, October 13, 1986

Oral History Interview with William Hill, October 13, 1986

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Date: October 13, 1986
Creator: Kumler, Donna & Hill, William
Description: Interview with retired schoolteacher William Hill. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences concerning race relations in Sherman, Texas, 1915-30. Hill talks about the lynching of George Hughes in 1930, the African-American business and professional community in Sherman, and Ku Klux Klan marches.
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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 Andrew White, September 24, 1986

Oral History Interview with Andrew White, September 24, 1986

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Date: September 24, 1986
Creator: Kumler, Donna & White, Andrew
Description: Interview with Andrew White, business executive and president of the local chapter of the NAACP in Sherman, Texas. The interview includes White's personal experiences about race relations and the development of African-American businesses in Sherman during the 1980s.
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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 Joseph Mannion, April 26, 1986

Oral History Interview with Joseph Mannion, April 26, 1986

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Date: April 26, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mannion, Joseph
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Joseph Mannion. The interview includes Mannion's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack on 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 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 Hazen Armstrong, March 29, 1986

Oral History Interview with Hazen Armstrong, March 29, 1986

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Date: March 29, 1986
Creator: Martin, Adelene & Armstrong, Hazen
Description: Interview with farmer-rancher Hazen Armstrong. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences about life in Denton, Texas, from 1910 to 1930. Armstrong talks about business activities around the city square and county courthouse, city streetcar service, Oak Street residences, the Cascade Plunge swimming pool, forced removal of African Americans from the "Quakertown" section of Denton to the east side of the railroad tracks in the 1920s, early automobiles in Denton, Denton during World War I, medical practices, childhood leisure time activities, Prohibition in Denton, the Great Depression, farming practices in the 1920s and 1930s, contrasts between banking practices of the 1920s and 1930s with those of the 1980s, and the oil history.
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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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