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Oral History Interview with Abe C. Cooper, April 3, 2006

Oral History Interview with Abe C. Cooper, April 3, 2006

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Date: April 3, 2006
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Cooper, Abe C.
Description: Interview with Abe C. Cooper, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Cooper's personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Dallas, Texas, attending all-black schools, and enrolling at North Texas State College in 1958. Cooper speaks about the adjustments required for attending school in an integrated setting, boarding with African-American families in the "Shack Town" neighborhood of Denton, and the comparative experiences with students and faculty in the Schools of Engineering and Education.
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Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Fouts, Alan A.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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Oral History Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, November 22, 2006

Oral History Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, November 22, 2006

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Date: November 22, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Briscoe, Alan Lee
Description: Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, NASA engineer, as part of the Skylab Oral History Project. The interview includes Briscoe's personal experiences about education at Texas A&M University and South Texas School of Law, joining NASA, working in flight control operations and communications support on the Apollo program, and problem-solving on Skylab missions. Briscoe also speaks about the Skylab "wet workshop," the monotony inherit in Skylab work-shift schedules and efforts to break it, and Skylab's contributions to space exploration.
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Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

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Date: January 17, 2003
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Barsanti, Aletha
Description: Interview with Aletha Barsanti regarding her experiences as the wife of U. S. Army General Olinto Barsanti. They married in 1942. She remembers their courtship in San Antonio; their assignments in Europe, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; raising their children; his activities in the Korean War; his promotion to general; military protocol for the wives of general officers; and his one-year tour in the Vietnam War as the commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in May 1973.
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Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004

Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004

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Date: November 24, 2004
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T.; Benton, Allen H. & Johnston, Craig F.
Description: Interview with Allen H. Benton, World War II-era veteran of the 112th Cavalry, Texas National Guard. The interview includes Benton's personal experiences about childhood in upstate New York and the Depression-era economy, education at Cornell University, drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases, transferring to Cavalry and combat in the Pacific Theater, and having a career as an author of biological field guides. The interview also includes Benton's memories of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay as well as his opinions on war in general.
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Oral History Interview with Alma Clark, September 29, 2006

Oral History Interview with Alma Clark, September 29, 2006

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Date: June 29, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Clark, Alma
Description: Interview with Alma Clark, first-generation descendant through marriage of Quakertown residents, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about childhood and education, marrying Rev. "Willie" Clark, moving to Denton, and participating in Denton Christian Women's Fellowship. Clark also discusses her family's experience in Denton as well as her husband's feelings regarding Denton's Civic Center Park, on the site of Quakertown. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Oral History Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., May 14, 2005

Oral History Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., May 14, 2005

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Date: May 14, 2005
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Berg, Alvin O., Jr.
Description: Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., World War II-era Army Air Forces veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans History Project. The interview includes Berg's personal experiences of childhood and education, enlisting in the Army Air Forces, training as an aviation cadet and service at various stateside bases, fighting in the Pacific theater, having a postwar career in minor league baseball, returning to service during the Korean conflict, and having a career as a pilot for American Airlines.
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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 Andrew Joseph Brenner, Sr., November 3, 2009

Oral History Interview with Andrew Joseph Brenner, Sr., November 3, 2009

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Date: November 3, 2009
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Brenner, Joseph Andrew, Sr.
Description: Interview with Joseph Andrew Brenner Sr., Hungarian-American immigrant to Weatherford, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Brenner's personal experiences of childhood and education in Budapest, Hungary, having a career as a tool and die machinist, the involvement with his brothers in anti-Soviet and anti-Communist resistance movements, being captured by Hungarian political police and subsequent torture, his sentence in a Soviet work camp, escaping across the Austrian border, and coping with memories of torture. Additionally, Brenner discusses his father's service in the German Luftwaffe, memories of the Soviet Army entering Budapest in 1945, immigrating to the U.S., settling in Weatherford, his efforts to maintain connections with family in Hungary, and the process of earning his citizenship. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Oral History Interview with Angela Bynum, November 16, 2007

Oral History Interview with Angela Bynum, November 16, 2007

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Date: November 16, 2007
Creator: Castillo, Vogel & Bynum, Angela
Description: Interview with Angela Bynum, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Bynum's personal experiences of childhood and education in California and Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Army, basic and advanced training as a motor transport operator, training in avoidance of improvised explosive devices, and transport missions between Iraq and Kuwait. Bynum also discusses her inability to withstand Airborne training, the decision to leave active duty in 2002, her use of the GI Bill benefits to attend Tarrant Community College, the 2004 call-up from reserve duty and deployment to Iraq, her family's concerns regarding deployment, and aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq.
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Oral History Interview with Arthur B. Clark, September 29, 2000

Oral History Interview with Arthur B. Clark, September 29, 2000

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Date: September 29, 2000
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Clark, Arthur B.
Description: Interview with Army veteran and member of the "Lost Battalion" Arthur B. Clark. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the Fall of Java and capture, the Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and liberation by the OSS. The interview includes an appendix with a reference page and a written flight log by Col. Tom Sledge.
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Oral History Interview with Bennie G. Snider, June 10, 2002

Oral History Interview with Bennie G. Snider, June 10, 2002

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Date: June 10, 2002
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Snider, Bennie, G.
Description: Interview with banker and Navy veteran Bennie G. Snider. The interview includes Snider's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education in Denton, Texas, joining the Navy, and boot training and electrical engineering school. Snider talks about duties aboard the USS Hancock, his assignment to Task Group 58 and the invasion of the Philippines, as well as the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, kamikaze attacks and the Hancock being hit by a kamikaze, burials at sea, and his postwar duties aboard the Hancock as part of Operation MAGIC CARPET.
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Oral History Interview with Beryl Barton Womack, July 3, 2002

Oral History Interview with Beryl Barton Womack, July 3, 2002

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Date: July 3, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Womack, Beryl Barton
Description: Interview with Beryl Barton Womack. The interview includes Womack's personal experiences about England during the Blitz in World War II, courtship and marriage to Lieutenant Travis Womack, early education, wartime rationing, attending the Domestic Science Teachers College, and coming to the United States. Additionally, Womack speaks about Winston Churchill's inspirational speeches during the Battle of Britain, the bombing of her parents' home in Nottinghamshire, the coming of American troops, and adjustments to American life.
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Oral History Interview with Billy Drawe, June 13, 2000

Oral History Interview with Billy Drawe, June 13, 2000

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Date: June 13, 2000
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Drawe, Billy
Description: Interview with dairyman and Marine Corps veteran Billy Drawe. The interview includes Drawe's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, enlistment and boot camp, tank training, invading Guam, coming under Japanese mortar fire on Guam, invading Iwo Jima, hauling supplies ashore to the infantry on Iwo Jima, and returning to the states for training in the V-12 Program.
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Oral History Interview with Carl Denmon, April 8, 2006

Oral History Interview with Carl Denmon, April 8, 2006

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Date: April 8, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Denmon, Carl
Description: Interview with Carl Denmon, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Denmon's personal experiences about childhood in Houston, Texas and undergraduate education at Wiley College. Additionally, Denmon discusses his employment as band director at Fred Moore High School in Denton, graduate studies in Music and Education at NTSU, his career with and retirement from Dallas County Community College, and his perceptions of changes in Denton and at North Texas over forty years.
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Oral History Interview with Cassandra F. Berry, November 29, 2006

Oral History Interview with Cassandra F. Berry, November 29, 2006

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Date: November 29, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Berry, Cassandra F.
Description: Interview with Denton resident Cassandra F. Berry, UNT employee with a personal interest in the history of Quakertown, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Berry's personal experiences about working at UNT as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, as well as her service to the Denton African American Museum, which led to her interest in the history of Quakertown.
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Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, November 6, 2009

Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, November 6, 2009

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Date: November 6, 2009
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Cox, Cece
Description: Interview with executive director of resource Center Dallas Cece Cox. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences about childhood in Ohio and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, education at Northwestern University, moving to Dallas, and having a career as a photojournalist and studio photographer. Additionally, Cox discusses her coming out narrative, involvement with groups such as Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and Dallas Gay Alliance/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, as well as her decision to enter SMU Law School, and her relationship with her partner, adopted son, and family members. The interview includes an appendix with newspaper articles from the Dallas Morning News and flyers.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Beatty, March 13, 2006

Oral History Interview with Charles Beatty, March 13, 2006

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Date: March 13, 2006
Creator: Miller, Randy & Beatty, Charles
Description: Interview with Charles "Chuck" Beatty, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Beatty's personal experiences of childhood and education, accepting an athletic scholarship to North Texas, playing football at North Texas and with the Pittsburgh Steelers and other professional teams, being in the National Guard during the Vietnam era, and returning to North Texas to earn a degree following his professional football career. Additionally, Beatty speaks of social life among African-American students and relations with white students and faculty, his experiences as an elected official in Waxahachie and as a member of the UNT Board of Regents, and his perceptions of change at North Texas over time.
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Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

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Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles C. Brabham Jr. The interview includes Brabham's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, his youth in Dallas during the Great Depression, joining the 112th Cavalry at age 16, his mobilization and various assignments, and his medical evacuation die to malaria, dysentery, and hookworm.
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Oral History Interview with David Braden, February 4, 2005

Oral History Interview with David Braden, February 4, 2005

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Date: February 4, 2005
Creator: Hurley, Alfred F. & Braden, David
Description: Interview with David Braden, architect and Army Air Forces veteran. In the interview, Braden speaks about his impressions of General Curtis LeMay in the Pacific Theater during World War II, his assignment to Saipan, Mariana Islands, for bombing operations against the Japanese homeland, LeMay's arrival in the Marianas and changes in bombing techniques, the thirty-five mission limitation and improvement in aircrew morale, his functions as a B-29 navigator, LeMay's decision to conduct incendiary night rights at 5,000 feet, the strategic importance of Iwo Jima for bomber crews, and his assessment of how LeMay's policies made a decided difference in ending the war.
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Oral History Interview with Debbie Denmon, December 4, 2006

Oral History Interview with Debbie Denmon, December 4, 2006

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Date: December 4, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Denmon, Debbie
Description: Interview with Debbie Denmon, local news media personality and third-generation descendant of residents of Quakertown, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Denmon's personal experiences about childhood and education in Denton, having a career in broadcast journalism, and reporting on local efforts to capture Quakertown history. Denmon also speaks about memories of her great-grandmother Othella Hill, great-grandfather "Dollar Bill" Hill, and grandmother Norvell Williams Reed.
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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 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 Donald Boots, May 17, 2001

Oral History Interview with Donald Boots, May 17, 2001

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Date: May 17, 2001
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Boots, Donald
Description: Interview with building contractor and Marine Corps veteran Donald Boots. The interview includes Boots' personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, childhood, boot camp, camouflage school, training in beachhead organization with the 4th Pioneer Battalion, mopping-up operations on Kwajalein, rest and retraining on Maui, being assigned as a BAR man, invading Saipan, and assaulting enemy caves on Saipan. Boots also talks about the stress of battle, returning to Maui for rest and retraining, the invasion of Iwo Jima, Japanese resistance on the Iwo Jima beaches, the rescue of his friend, his role in organizing the beach operation at Iwo Jima, establishing beach defenses on Iwo Jima, evacuating and returning to Maui, retraining and refitting for the invasion of the Japanese home islands, and the dropping of the atomic bombs.
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