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Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, August 23, 1979
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Interview with Judge Sarah T. Hughes, former state legislator, state district judge, and federal district judge. In the interview, Sarah describes her experiences and personal views concerning the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, the Dallas County Jail, the constitutionality of abortion, and the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223634/
Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 8, 1975
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Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Legislature Sarah Weddington from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Weddington discusses her experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. She also discusses her decision to enter politics and her personal political philosophies. Weddington expresses her thoughts on the House speakership race, committee appointments, constitutional revisions, the Equal Rights Amendment, public school financing, public utilities legislation, personal legislation, and comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223627/
Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 11, 1977
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Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Legislature Sarah Weddington from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Weddington discusses her experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature on issues such as budget surpluses, highway appropriations, public school financing, the Peveto Bill, property taxations, and personal legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223629/
Oral History Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, May 21, 1999
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Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, who is a World War II veteran and restaurant business owner from Hill City, Kansas. In the interview, Chipman discusses his experiences as a medic and driver in the European Theatre during the war. He describes what basic training and his induction into the Army was like, and also talks a little bit about when he was sent to the Pennsylvania Military College to earn a degree in engineering. Chipman recollects when his battalion was transported to England and France in order to fight in several battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. He describes what it was like to stay in Europe, and includes details such as the attitudes toward battlefield carnage, the evacuation and transport of the dead and wounded, the capture of German prisoners-of-war, and civilian refugees. Chipman reminisces of the German surrender and his return to the United States, where he started a restaurant business career. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98982/
Oral History Interview with Thomas E. Parr, January 6, 1993
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Interview with Thomas E. Parr, an army veteran from Adams, Wisconsin. This interview contains his experiences as an army nurse in Vietnam, 1971. Topics include psychiatric casualties at Long Binh and the heroin detoxification center at Cam Ranh Bay. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98999/
Oral History Interview with Tillman E. Barrington, May 22, 1992
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Interview with Tillman E. Barrington, a veteran army nurse from Portales, New Mexico. This interview is about his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Topics regarding his life include: nursing school at Lubbock Methodist Hospital, 1955; enlistment in the Army, 1969, and anesthesia training at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado; assignment to Vietnam, 1969; 95th Evacuation Hospital, Da Nang; medical cases and responsibilities; functions as special services officer; treating North Vietnamese wounded; after-effects of Vietnam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99000/
Oral History Interview with Tom Creighton, July 15, 1975
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Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Tom Creighton, who was an attorney from Mineral Wells, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, committee assignments, lobbying, reform of the local and uncontested calendar, constitutional revision, the public school finance bill, public utilities legislation, and personal legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223624/
Oral History Interview with Trudy Foster, November 17, 1987
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223665/
Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970
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Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, who are both World War II veterans and members of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, the two veterans describe what it was like to be Japanese prisoners-of-war. They both discuss their experiences and memories of the fall of Java and the capture of Surabaja in 1942, and also of the bicycle camp Batavia in 1942-45. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223601/
Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966
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Interview with professional economist Dr. W. Nelson Peach. The interview includes Peach's experiences as one of the principal persons in the Rainey controversy at the University of Texas, 1944-45. It also includes his sympathies for new Deal labor legislation, being accused of pro-communist leanings, role of Dallas Morning News, investigations by Board of Regents and his dismissal, support of President Homer Rainey, and the role of AAUP. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223556/
Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970
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Interview with Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Walt Parker, who is also a builder and farmer-rancher from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Parker describes details from his childhood and early years. He recounts his personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, and includes comments on Governor Preston Smith. Parker also discusses his personal views on issues including revenue legislation, the influence of lobbyists, state minimum wage law, the creation of new four-year colleges, committee appointments, and changes in state sales tax exemptions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223597/
Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967
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Interviews with Weldon Hart, a public relations executive and executive director of the Texas Good Roads Association. The interviews includes Hart's experiences as press secretary and appointments secretary to former Governors Beauford Jester, 1947-50, and Allan Shivers, 1950-57; head of the Texas Employment Commission; organization of a Texas political machine; lobbying for the highway construction industries of Texas. The interviews took place on three separate dates: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, and July 3, 1967. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223557/
Oral History Interview with Wick Fowler, May 23, 1968
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Interview with Wick Fowler, a journalist from Big Sandy, Texas. The interview includes his early career as a reporter, impressions of Martin Dies, Shivers gubernatorial campaign of 1950, as well as his experiences as appointments secretary to Governor Allan Shivers and observations of Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223565/
Oral History Interview with William Carrico, March 19, 1984
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Interview with high school administrator and former member of the North Texas State College football team William Carrico, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Carrico discusses his experiences from when he was on the team during the desegregation of athletics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223655/
Oral History Interview with William Dunphy, August 31, 1997
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Interview with William Dunphy, an anesthetist and Army veteran from the Vietnam War. In the interview, Dunphy describes some of his experiences while serving as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War. Dunphy discusses what it was like working at the Army hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, and includes details that concern general living accommodations, hospital facilities, relationships between doctors and nurses, work schedules, alcohol abuse by military personnel, drug problems, and American relations with Vietnamese civilians. He also recalls post-war adjustments and a rest and recuperation trip to Hawaii. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98976/
Oral History Interview with William F. Belcher, September 27, 1995
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Interview with college professor William F. Belcher from Abilene, Texas. In the interview, Belcher discusses his experiences during the desegregation of the North Texas State College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223612/
Oral History Interview with William Havel, April 22, 1994
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Interview with William Havel, an army veteran from Staten Island, New York. This interview recounts his experiences as an adopted child in a farm family and then as a corpsman at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98971/
Oral History Interview with William Hunter McLean, 1968
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Interview with William Hunter McLean, insurance executive, former chair of the Texas State board of Insurance (1963-68), and chairman of the Johnson-Humphrey campaign in Texas. The interview includes McLean's comments on the evolution of the State Board of Insurance, insurance scandals of the mid-1950s, fire and casualty rate-making, automobile insurance and the Johnson-Humphrey campaign in Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223567/
Oral History Interview with William J. Lawson, 1968
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Interview with William J. Lawson, a former executive assistant to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, who was the former Secretary of State for Texas. In the interview, Mr. Lawson, who is from Austin, Texas, discusses his appointment as executive assistant to O'Daniel in 1941. He also describes his role and associations with the administration at the time, as well as his impressions of O'Daniel. Mr. Lawson expresses his personal views and experiences when it comes to relations between O'Daniel and the Legislature, the Democratic State Executive Committee, patronage, the Senate, and also when O'Daniel was appointed Secretary of State. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223592/
Oral History Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, April 27, 1988
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Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, McAdams describes her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the l960s and l970s. She also comments on her decision to join the Fellowship, her personal childhood memories of the African-American community in Denton, segregated education, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the early social meetings of the Fellowship, the desegregation of public schools, restaurants, and churches, urban renewal, voting drives, and her views concerning the future of the African-American community in Denton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223676/
Personal Diary of Mrs. Dan Moody
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The personal diary of Mrs. Dan Moody, the wife of former Texas Governor Dan Moody. The diary covers her term as First Lady of Texas while residing in the Governor's Mansion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223571/
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