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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 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 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 Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

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Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Brock, Euline
Description: Interview with college professor and community activist Euline Brock, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, which is a follow-up to her earlier recollections, Brock continues to discuss the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960's and 1970's.
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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 Frank Ites, October 21, 1983

Oral History Interview with Frank Ites, October 21, 1983

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Date: October 21, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Ites, Frank
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank Ites. The interview includes Ites' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984

Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984

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Date: December 20, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Klein, Frank
Description: Interview with business executive and former member of the North Texas State football team Frank Klein from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics.
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Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 22, 1983

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 22, 1983

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Date: November 22, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred
Description: Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal experiences about being a member of the 68th Legislature. Agnich talks about his appointment as chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee, appropriations and taxes, Governor Mark White, teachers pay, and personal legislation.
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Oral History Interview with Fred Graham, March 16, 1984

Oral History Interview with Fred Graham, March 16, 1984

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Date: March 16, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Graham, Fred
Description: Interview with former sports information director at North Texas State University Fred Graham. In the interview, Graham discusses his experiences and thoughts while he was an assistant in the News and Information Office during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

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Date: April 2, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & McCain, Fred
Description: Interview with former football coach and director of athletics at the North Texas State University Fred McCain, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McCain describes his experiences from when he worked at the college during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics.
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Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

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Date: May 28, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Moore, G. A.
Description: Interview with football coach G. A. Moore, from Pilot Point, Texas. In the interview, Moore recalls his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956.
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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 Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

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Date: November 15, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; La Brecque, Suzanne & Cartwright, Grace W.
Description: Interview with farmer-rancher and community activist Grace W. Cartwright, originally from Wise County, Texas. In the interview, Cartwright recollects her early days in rural Texas as well as her student days at North Texas State Teachers College, marriage, early job positions, and her work in the agriculture and land conservation fields. Cartwright discusses her many successes as a community activist, such as her appointment to the Texas Tourist Board, Texas roads beautification, her appointment by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the White House Conference on Youth and Children, her role in the creation of a parks system in Weatherford, Texas, and several others.
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Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

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Date: March 17, 1984
Creator: Gilbreath, David W. & Galloway, Harold
Description: Interview with Judge Harold Galoway, an army veteran from Yantis, Texas. This interview contains his recollections as a World War II medical corpsman in Europe. Army life and the health problems of soldiers are discussed.
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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 Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983

Oral History Interview with Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983

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Date: July 20, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Ferrill, Herbert
Description: Interview with former assistant football coach at North Texas State College Herbert Ferrill from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Ferrill describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Howard Pollan, October 22, 1983

Oral History Interview with Howard Pollan, October 22, 1983

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Date: October 22, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pollan, Howard
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Howard Pollan. The interview includes Pollan's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983

Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983

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Date: May 24, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & DeFoor, Ira T.
Description: Interview with college instructor Ira T. DeFoor from Denton, Texas. In the interview, DeFoor discusses his experiences from when he was the equipment manager for the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

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Date: July 26, 1984
Creator: Adams, Wayne; Blair, Witt; Jenkins, Floyd; Kingery, Dwane; Marquis, R. L.; Mohat, Imogen et al.
Description: Interview with former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews recollects some of his experiences and thoughts as a child and while he was a student at school. He also comments on several personal experiences as a teacher, including when he was appointed as a laboratory school teacher, a curriculum committee member, and the dean of the college of education. He also talks about the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1955.
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Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984

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Date: April 4, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Jenkins, Floyd & Matthews, J. C.
Description: Interview with former president of the North Texas State College and the North Texas State University, J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews shares his thoughts and experiences concerning the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Jack Gray, May 30, 1984

Oral History Interview with Jack Gray, May 30, 1984

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Date: May 30, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Gray, Jack
Description: Interview with Judge Jack Gray of the 211th district court in Denton County, Texas. In the interview, Judge Gray expresses his thoughts and memories of the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with James E. Beauchamp, October 8, 1980

Oral History Interview with James E. Beauchamp, October 8, 1980

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Date: October 8, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Beauchamp, James E.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran James E. Beauchamp. The interview includes Beauchamp's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with James F. Anderson, May 15, 1982

Oral History Interview with James F. Anderson, May 15, 1982

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Date: May 15, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Anderson, James F.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran James F. Anderson. The interview includes Anderson's personal experiences while aboard the hospital ship USS Solace during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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