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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 Charles C. Christensen, October 1, 1979

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Christensen, October 1, 1979

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Date: October 1, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Christensen, Charles C.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Charles C. Christensen. The interview includes Christensen's personal experiences while aboard the auxiliary repair ship USS Argonne during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with postcards and letters.
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Oral History Interview with Charles H. Miles, Jr., October 23, 1982

Oral History Interview with Charles H. Miles, Jr., October 23, 1982

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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Miles, Charles H., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles H. Miles. The interview includes Gage's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

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Date: May 23, 2012
Creator: Fox, Lisa A. & Burgoon, Charles Weldon
Description: Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, life-time Denton resident and owner of Weldon's Saddle Shop. The interview includes Burgoon's experiences as a child in Denton, his genealogy, and Denton city and country history. Burgoon gives details about area rodeos, schooling in Denton, his summer job mowing lawns, experience with country living, and other various jobs including leather-working and tooling. He talks about the lack of shotgun shells and metal bathtubs during the Second World War, the courtship and marriage of his wife, the Cowboy Turtle Association, selling hand-made goods at rodeos, the Dallas Sportatorium, and professional wrestling. The interview also includes the opening of Burgoon's saddle shop and western store, Harpool's Farm Store, changes in his saddle shop, and the involvement of his daughter in the saddle shop. Burgoon talks about his son's college years and move to California, rental properties and the effect of the recession, and his thoughts on work ethic. It includes an appendix with photographs, a list detailing the images, and an article on The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

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Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Wilson, Charles
Description: Interview with Senator Charles Wilson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Lufkin, Texas. In the interview, Wilson discusses his personal views and experiences concerning specific problems in the Texas state government, personal legislation, utilities regulation, the appointment of committee members, lobbies, campaign financial disclosure, election filing fees, committee structure, annual legislative sessions, taxation, and legislative apportionment.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Witt, September 28, 1977

Oral History Interview with Charles Witt, September 28, 1977

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Date: September 28, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Witt, Charles
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Charles Witt. The interview includes Witt's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview also includes an appendix with a travel journal.
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Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

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Date: November 4, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pryor, Charley L.
Description: Interview with college professor Charley L. Pryor, Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Pryor's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pryor talks about the sinking of the Houston, his capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with Charlie Cole, March 5, 1985

Oral History Interview with Charlie Cole, March 5, 1985

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Date: March 5, 1985
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cole, Charlie
Description: Interview with county adult probation officer and former member of the North Texas State College football team Charlie Cole Jr., from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cole recollects thoughts and memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956.
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Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

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Date: February 19, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Heggins, Charlye
Description: Interview with former Denton City Council member Charlye Heggins as part of the UNT African American Remembrance Project. The interview includes Heggins' personal experiences about her childhood, raising a family, doing volunteer work in Denton, and being involved with Texas politics. She particularly talks about discrimination and race issues in Denton during the 1970s and '80s. It includes an appendix with photographs and an article about her death.
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Oral History Interview with Claude L. Hendon, March 6, 1994

Oral History Interview with Claude L. Hendon, March 6, 1994

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Date: March 6, 1994
Creator: Pickard, Kelli & Hendon, Claude L.
Description: Interview with Claude L. Hendon regarding his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
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Oral History Interview with Dan Wentrcek, December 14, 1976

Oral History Interview with Dan Wentrcek, December 14, 1976

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Date: December 14, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Wentrcek, Dan
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Dan Wentrcek. The interview includes Wentrcek's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Darrell Harrington, July 5, 1997

Oral History Interview with Darrell Harrington, July 5, 1997

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Date: July 5, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Harrington, Darrell
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

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Date: November 20, 1968
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Kamp, H. W. & Allred, David
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975

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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

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Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

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Date: March 17, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, November 13, 1968

Oral History Interview with David Allred, November 13, 1968

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Date: September 30, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 25, 1978

Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 25, 1978

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Date: October 25, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 31, 1979

Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 31, 1979

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Date: October 31, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: 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".
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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 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 Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

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Date: February 26, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & McCall, Dean M.
Description: Interview with Dean M. McCall, Army Air Corps veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes McCall's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. McCall talks about the Japanese bombing of Nichols Field, the fall of Bataan, the fall of Corregidor and his capture, Bilibid Prison, hell ship to Japan, copper mining at Motiyama, Honshu, American air raids and naval bombardment, and liberation.
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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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