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Oral History Interview with Claude L. Hendon, March 6, 1994
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Interview with Claude L. Hendon regarding his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99004/
Oral History Interview with Darrell Harrington, July 5, 1997
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Interview with Darrell Harrington, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Harrington describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse, and includes details on his assignments to Chu Lai, Da Nang, and the 91st Evacuation Hospital in An Khe. Harrington also discusses the treatment of wounded troops and enemy soldiers, relationships between doctors and nurses, general morale problems, and recreational activities. He recalls his return to the States on thirty-day leave as well as post-Vietnam adjustments and his attitudes toward the war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98973/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970
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Interview with Democratic Representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Dave discusses his experiences as a member of the Special sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also describes his personal views on issues including one-year versus two-year budgets, increases in sales tax, the expansion of sales tax, "grocery tax", conflicts with Speaker Gus Mutscher, beer lobbying, corporate taxes, voter disillusionment, urban-rural conflicts, Wichita Falls politics, and his campaign for reelection and contest for House speakership. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223636/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967
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Interview with former Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. The interview includes Allred's experiences while serving in the Sixtieth Legislature as well as his personal views on the influence of lobbyists, rules of the House, power of committee chairs, defeat of pari-mutuel betting bill, the value of the Texas Legislative Council, and annual legislative sessions. The interview also contains Allred's thoughts on fellow politicians and information about his father, Governor James V. Allred. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223569/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975
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Interview with David Allred, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Allred discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also describes his thoughts on issues such as the House speakership race, committee chairpersons, House rules, Equal Rights Amendment, the establishment of Public Utilities Commission, public school financing and the Constitutional Convention. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223633/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971
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Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty -second Legislature. His topics of discussion include the origins of the "Dirty Thirty", the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, and his comments on former politicians Speaker Gus Mutscher and Representatives William Heatly, Frances Farenthold, and Tommy Shannon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223638/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970
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Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences while serving as a member of the Regular and Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, the extension of state sales tax, the Cavness Plan, minimum wage laws, workman's compensation, welfare legislation, student unrest on college campuses, and the establishment of additional four year college campuses. Allred also comments on Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, Speaker Gus Mutscher, and Governor Preston Smith. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223630/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, November 13, 1968
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Interview with former member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, a journalist from Wichita Falls and son of former Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The interview includes Allred's personal experiences while serving as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature, as well as his views on revenue legislation, the reform of liquor laws, increases in state sales tax, changes in House rules, and beer and liquor lobbies. The interview also includes Allred's comments on fellow politicians and other House members. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223604/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 25, 1978
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Interview with Democratic representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also talks about his personal views on issues such as Proposition 13 in California, treasury surplus, the repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills, the increase in inheritance tax exemptions, taxation of agricultural and timber land, initiative-referendum, the Peveto Bill, the formation of the "Filthy Fifty", the Sam Houston Caucus, and the House Study Group. Allred also comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe, Speaker Bill Clayton, and Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223637/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 31, 1979
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Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. His topics of discussion include the Sam Houston Caucus, his impressions of Governor William Clements and Speaker Bill Clayton, consumer legislation, interest rates, tax reliefs, the Peveto Bill, and the "Killer Bees". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223639/
Oral History Interview with Dick Hooper, May 25, 1992
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Interview with Dick Hooper, veteran army nurse from Mount Zion, Illinois. The interview recounts his experiences as a nurse and anesthetist in Vietnam, 1969-70. His civilian and military educations are covered, as well as his experiences with the 18th Surgical Hospital at Camp Evans, Quang Tri City, battle casualties, social life, and relations with the Vietnamese. Also included are his personal thoughts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98996/
Oral History Interview with Dorothy Adkins, November 17, 1987
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223664/
Oral History Interview with Dub Brown, June 6, 1984
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Interview with journalist and former student of the North Texas State College Dub Brown from Waco, Texas. In the interview, Brown recollects memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223659/
Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969
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Interview with attorney Ed Idar, Jr., who is from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Idar discusses his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum during World War II. He also talks about his affiliations with the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations as well as other Mexican-American social action groups. Mr. Idar expresses his views and opinions on several issues including the problem of undocumented workers, the bracero problem, the segregation of schools, jury service, poll tax drives, LULAC, the Viva Kennedy movement, gubernatorial elections, and the Crystal City incident. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223585/
Oral History Interview with Elinor W. King, January 9, 1992
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Interview with schoolteacher Elinor W. King from Denton, Texas. In the interview, King describes her life as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, and includes comments about fellow classmates, teachers, activities, sports, discipline, classes, and summer jobs. King also discusses the desegregation of Denton and the closing of Fred Moore School. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223681/
Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, May 30, 1977
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Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, a United States Army nurse from Boise, Idaho. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98989/
Oral History Interview with Erma Peace, November 15, 1991
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Interview with Erma Peace, a former student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Peace describes what it was like attending the school, and includes details concerning the facilities, extra-curricular activities, the layout of the school, teachers and the principal, and activities. Peace comments on segregation in Denton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223682/
Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223678/
Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, October 27, 1987
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223666/
Oral History Interview with Floyd Taylor, June 26, 1998
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Interview with Dr. Floyd Taylor, a surgeon and World War II Army veteran. In the interview, Dr. Taylor discusses his experiences as a member of the 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, with which he traveled to North Africa, Italy, and France during the war. He recalls several memorable happenings concerning his career, including his induction into the U.S. Army Medical Department, his assignment to the Surgical Hospital, the formation of the Auxiliary Surgical Group, his encounter with Time correspondent Jack Belden, and the Winter Line Campaign. Dr. Taylor also discusses several of his assignments while serving in the war, including the Mayo Clinic, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the invasion of Italy and Salerno, the Anzio-Nettuno invasion, and his travels across the Atlantic to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. He explains his role in the compilation and publication of the War Department publication entitled, Surgery in World War II (Volume II): General Surgery. Dr. Taylor goes into more detail about the many procedures he practiced as a surgeon on the battlefield, and discusses penicillin use, the value of penicillin on the black market, the use of colostomies, field X-ray facilities, blood replacement treatment, and the treatment of specific injuries such as abdominal and flesh wounds. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98981/
Oral History Interview with Frank Kell Cahoon, October 24, 1967
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Interview with former Texas House of Representatives Republican member and independent oil-man and geologist Frank K. Cahoon. The interview includes Cahoon's personal views on salaries for public school teachers, labor legislation, sales tax, liquor registration, appropriation bills, revisions in criminal code, lobby influence, and the future growth for the Republican party in Texas. Cahoon also talks about his thoughts on fellow politicians, his decision to switch career paths from business to politics, and his experiences as the only Republican representative in the Texas House. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223560/
Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223662/
Oral History Interview with Fred Graham, March 16, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223654/
Oral History Interview with Fred H. Minor, December 10, 1964
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Interview with former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Fred H. Minor, an attorney from Lewisville, Texas. The interview includes Minor's personal experiences as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and Speaker of the House, 1931-33, as well as funding for highway construction and his philosophy concerning functions of Speaker of the House. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223550/
Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223657/
Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223642/
Oral History Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, July 7, 1974
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Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, former Army nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas. The interview includes Barron's experiences at Tipler General Hospital at Fort Shafter during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98987/
Oral History Interview with George Clarence Moffett, 1965-1966
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Interview with Dr. George Clarence Moffett, a farmer, oilman, and former state legislator from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Dr. Moffett describes his personal experiences as a member of the House and Senate of Texas for thirty-four years and as a Delegate to Democratic National Convention in Houston in 1928. He comments about Governors W. Lee O'Daniel, Coke Stevenson, and Allan Shivers and talks about oil legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223568/
Oral History Interview with George E. Fortenberry, September 24, 2003
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Interview with George E. Fortenberry, who is an Army veteran and college professor from Arlington, Texas. In the interview, Fortenberry discusses his experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theatre during his time as a member of the 112th Cavalry of the Texas National Guard during World War II. He also describes what it was like growing up during the Great Depression and attending various different schools in both Texas and Oklahoma. Fortenberry discusses why he decided to join the National Guard, and also his experiences in early basic cavalry training. During much of the interview, Fortenberry reminisces about many of his various assignments and duties while serving in the war. Among these discussed include his assignment as a clerk to the veterinary section, time in Fort Bliss and Fort Clark, his shipment overseas to Noumea in New Caledonia, his transfer to the Medical Detachment as a clerk, and his time in New Britain, New Guinea and the Philippines. Fortenberry also recollects about everyday life in the Southwest Pacific, and includes details on tropical diseases and combat-related psychological problems that many of his comrades suffered through. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98984/
Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967
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Interview with Ghent Sanderford, attorney. The interview includes Sanderford's experiences as private secretary to Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, 1925-27 and 1933-35, his relationship with James E. Ferguson, as well as comments about Governors Pat Neff, Dan Moody, James Allred, W. Lee O'Daniel, and Coke Stevenson. The interview also includes his opinions on the Johnson-Stevenson senatorial race of 1948 and the impeachment of James Ferguson. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223562/
Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969
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Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, businessman. The interview includes his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum, the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations (PASO), and other Mexican-American social action groups. It also includes his opinions on the Delgado Case, the poll tax drives, the Texas gubernatorial campaign of 1962, and the Crystal City elections, 1963. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223575/
Oral History Interview with Gladys P. Crawford, September 29, 1995
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Interview with college professor Gladys P. Crawford from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Crawford discusses her experiences during the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223611/
Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223679/
Oral History Interview with H. Grady Perry, 1968-1969
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Interview with former member of the Texas House of Representatives H. Grady Perry, a journalist from Stephenville, Texas. Mr. Perry is also a brother-in-law to former Governor Coke Stevenson. In the interview, Mr. Perry recollects his thoughts and experiences while serving in the Thirty-seventh Legislature. He comments on several different politicians including Senator Joe Bailey and Sam Johnson, and also Governors Pat Neff, James and Miriam Ferguson, and Coke Stevenson. He describes his meeting with William Jennings Bryan and goes into detail about Southwest Texas machine politics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223599/
Oral History Interview with H. W. Kamp, October 10, 1995
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Interview with former college professor at the North Texas State College H. W. Kamp from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kamp describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223613/
Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98994/
Oral History Interview with Harve King, February 10, 1992
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Interview with educator and university administrator Harve King from Farmersville, Texas. In the interview, King recollects his experiences as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas during the 1920's and 1930's. King comments on the school facilities, athletics, teachers, the "Three M's" singing group, and Professor Fred Moore. He also discusses his career in education and his philosophy as an educator. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223683/
Oral History Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, July 5, 1974
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Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, a United States Army nurse from Detroit, Michigan. The interview includes her experiences at the Schofield Barracks hospital before and during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98985/
Oral History Interview with Henry Patton, May 28, 1969
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Interview with Henry Patton, banker. The interview includes Patton's observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Port Aransas and Aransas Pass, Texas, 1920-70. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223581/
Oral History Interview with Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223651/
Oral History Interview with Hiram Friedsam, April 28, 1995
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Interview with college professor Dr. Hiram Friedsam from Waco, Texas. In the interview, Friedsam discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223607/
Oral History Interview with Homer P. Rainey, August 1967
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Interview with Homer P. Rainey, former president of the University of Texas and professor of higher education at the University of Colorado. The interview includes general coverage of Rainey's early career, his problems with the Board of Regents at the University of Texas, 1944-45, and his unsuccessful race for governor of Texas in 1946. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223559/
Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223648/
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223663/
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223656/
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977
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Interview with J. C. Matthews, Former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, he discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's, and the initial period of integration on campus. He also expresses his views on the Atkins suit, the Campus Theatre incident, the desegregation of local businesses, and the desegregation of the athletic program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223628/
Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967
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Interview with J. Fagg Foster, from Blue Ridge, Texas. The interview includes Foster's involvement in the Rainey controversy while he was a graduate assistant at the University of Texas, 1944-45. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223563/
Oral History Interview with Jack Blanton, June 30, 1970
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Interview with a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Jack Blanton, who is also a businessman from Carrollton, Texas. In the interview, Blanton discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also expresses his opinions on issues including his personal political philosophies, one-year versus two-year budgets, the Caveness Plan, social legislation, the establishment of the University of Texas at Dallas, the creation of new four-year colleges, unrest on current college campuses, revenue legislation, beer and liquor lobbies, and person legislation. He also comments on Governor Preston Smith. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223595/
Oral History Interview with Jack Gray, May 30, 1984
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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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223658/
Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970
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Interview with Jack Moss, a businessman, army veteran, and a member of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Moss describes what it was like to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war, which he spent most of the war as. He also discusses certain events, battles, and places that he was involved with, including the fall and capture of Java, the bicycle camp, Batavia and Singapore in 1942, the Changi Prison Camp, the building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and his time in Kanchanaburi and Bangkok, Thailand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223591/