Oral History Interviews with Curtis J. Smith, 1990

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Interview with Curtis Smith, an airline employee and community leader, concerning his experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas from 1956 to 1990. Smith discusses his early life in East Texas, his employment in Dallas, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, job promotions with Braniff, African-American housing in Dallas, his decision to purchase a home in Hamilton Park in 1956, flooding problems, shopping in the community, traffic and access problems, social activities, church activities, Civic League, Hamiltonians, Interorganizational Council, political activities, zoning controversies, Willowdell Park, and the "Buy Out."

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[2], 127 p. ; 28 cm.

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Wilson, William H. & Smith, Curtis J. {1990-02-02,1990-02-23,1990-03-30}.

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  • University of North Texas
    Publisher Info: Board of Regents of the University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, TX

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interviews with Curtis J. Smith, 1990
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Curtis J. Smith, February 2, 1990
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Curtis J. Smith, February 23, 1990
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Curtis J. Smith, March 30, 1990
  • Series Title: Texas Community History Oral History Project

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Interview with Curtis Smith, an airline employee and community leader, concerning his experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas from 1956 to 1990. Smith discusses his early life in East Texas, his employment in Dallas, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, job promotions with Braniff, African-American housing in Dallas, his decision to purchase a home in Hamilton Park in 1956, flooding problems, shopping in the community, traffic and access problems, social activities, church activities, Civic League, Hamiltonians, Interorganizational Council, political activities, zoning controversies, Willowdell Park, and the "Buy Out."

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[2], 127 p. ; 28 cm.

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Interview conducted in 1990 for the Texas Community History (Hamilton Park) Oral History Project. Interviewer: Dr. William Wilson.

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Wilson, William H. & Smith, Curtis J. Oral History Interviews with Curtis J. Smith, 1990, book, {1990-02-02,1990-02-23,1990-03-30}; Denton, TX. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2193631/: accessed April 24, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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