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Autobiographical Narrative of Leonard A. Charpentier, June 18, 1999

Description: Narrative of Dr. Leonard A. Charpentier. The narrative includes a monologue of Charpentier's experiences as a P-47 fighter pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Charpentier talks about basic training, flight training, fighter pilot training, his assignment to the 86th Fighter Squadron on Corsica, the P-47 Thunderbolt, various missions, his being shot down on a mission over southern France and being captured, the treatment of his wounds at a German field hospital, and his postwar medical career.
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Date: June 18, 1999
Creator: Charpentier, Leonard A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Abe C. Cooper, April 3, 2006

Description: Interview with Abe C. Cooper, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Cooper's personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Dallas, Texas, attending all-black schools, and enrolling at North Texas State College in 1958. Cooper speaks about the adjustments required for attending school in an integrated setting, boarding with African-American families in the "Shack Town" neighborhood of Denton, and the comparative experiences with students and faculty in the Schools of Engineering and Education.
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Date: April 3, 2006
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Cooper, Abe C.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, October 20, 2012

Description: Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, Colombian-born immigrant to Rockwall, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Duque's family background and the risks that accompanied being financially successful in Colombia during the Colombian civil war, the guerrilla violence in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s, her experience as an exchange student to Illinois in 1992, her expectations about the U.S., education and employment in food engineering, the process of acquiring citizenship through political asylum, and her opinions about U.S. immigration policy and cultural assimilation, as well as reflections on American identity.
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Date: October 20, 2012
Creator: Bundschuh, Molly & Duque, Ada Fabiana
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Adam Briggle, 2015

Description: Transcript of an interview with Adam Briggle, a professor at the University of North Texas, regarding the City of Denton Fracking Referendum. Professor Briggle focuses on several topics including his initial engagement with the fracking referendum, being contacted by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), the writing of the fracking ban, his reactions to the passing of the ban, and his arrest for protesting fracking.
Date: 2015
Creator: Briggle, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Adam Briggle, 2015

Description: Audio interview with Adam Briggle, a professor at the University of North Texas, regarding the City of Denton Fracking Referendum. Professor Briggle focuses on several topics including his initial engagement with the fracking referendum, being contacted by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), the writing of the fracking ban, his reactions to the passing of the ban, and his arrest for protesting fracking.
Date: 2015
Creator: Briggle, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Fouts, Alan A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, November 22, 2006

Description: Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, NASA engineer, as part of the Skylab Oral History Project. The interview includes Briscoe's personal experiences about education at Texas A&M University and South Texas School of Law, joining NASA, working in flight control operations and communications support on the Apollo program, and problem-solving on Skylab missions. Briscoe also speaks about the Skylab "wet workshop," the monotony inherit in Skylab work-shift schedules and efforts to break it, and Skylab's contributions to space exploration.
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Date: November 22, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Briscoe, Alan Lee
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alan Taniguchi, March 18, 1995

Description: Interview with Alan Taniguchi, former Dean of Architecture at UT-Austin and a Japanese-American internee during WWII, from Brentwood, California. Taniguchi discusses his family and childhood, experiences of racism, the attack on Pearl Harbor and its effects, having his home raided by the FBI, his father's detention and that of Japanese community leaders, preparing for internment, moving to the Gila Relocation Camp in Arizona, life there, leaving the camp for resettlement in Detroit, and life afterwards.
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Date: March 18, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Taniguchi, Alan
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Albert Boggs, October 11, 1993

Description: Interview with Albert Boggs, a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Mixon, Oklahoma. Boggs discusses his family life, farming, struggles during the Depression, joining the CCC, his first assignment to a camp at Jacksonville, TX, education, camp life and organization, work, fights in camp, transfer to a camp in Waxahachie, being an assistant leader, building bridges, the kinds of people who worked the camp, and some general reflections. In appendix are Boggs' discharge papers and a newsletter commemorating CCC veterans.
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Date: October 11, 1993
Creator: Hudson, Linda & Boggs, Albert
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Oral History Interview with Alessandro Buccilli, April 6, 2011

Description: Interview with Italian immigrant Alessandro Buccilli, Director of Marketing and Sales Administration for Peterbilt Motors Company, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Buccilli discusses his family background in Rome, Italy, his education, employment in the U.S., the shifts in perceptions about Italy and the U.S., social responsibility, learning English, his perspectives on the importance of language and culture, raising American children, and his legacy. The interview also includes Buccilli's comparisons of opportunities, bureaucracy, culture, and national immigration debates in Italy and the U.S.
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Date: April 6, 2011
Creator: Alexander, Matthew & Buccilli, Alessandro
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Oral History Interview with Alexander Bate, September 19, 1986

Description: Interview with retired schoolteacher Alexander Bate. The interview includes Bate's personal experiences about the African American business community in Sherman, Texas, and the lynching of George Hughes. Bate also talks about being an African-American educator, and local race relations in Sherman.
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Date: September 19, 1986
Creator: Kumler, Donna & Bate, Alexander
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Oral History Interview with Ali H. Heidari, April 20, 2011

Description: Interview with Ali Heidari, an Iranian immigrant, realtor, and restaurateur from Tehran. Heidari discusses growing up, education, moving to Athens, Texas in 1975, attending UT Arlington, getting into real estate, his family, his reaction to the 1979-81 hostage crisis, experiences as an immigrant in DFW, and his thoughts on American youth and culture.
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Date: April 20, 2011
Creator: Nabors, Daniel J. & Heidari, Ali H.
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Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004

Description: Interview with Allen H. Benton, World War II-era veteran of the 112th Cavalry, Texas National Guard. The interview includes Benton's personal experiences about childhood in upstate New York and the Depression-era economy, education at Cornell University, drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases, transferring to Cavalry and combat in the Pacific Theater, and having a career as an author of biological field guides. The interview also includes Benton's memories of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay as well as his opinions on war in general.
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Date: November 24, 2004
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T.; Benton, Allen H. & Johnston, Craig F.
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Oral History Interview with Allen Stafford, March 12, 1999

Description: Interview with Allen Stafford, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Kiowa County, Oklahoma, who served with the 124th Cavalry Regiment. Stafford discusses his early life, working in Texas oil fields, enlisting and training, deployment to the China-Burma-India Theater and reorganization as an infantry unit, combat operations with the Japanese around the Burma Road, and returning to the United States.
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Date: March 12, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Stafford, Allen E.
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Oral History Interview with Alma Clark, September 29, 2006

Description: Interview with Alma Clark, first-generation descendant through marriage of Quakertown residents, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about childhood and education, marrying Rev. "Willie" Clark, moving to Denton, and participating in Denton Christian Women's Fellowship. Clark also discusses her family's experience in Denton as well as her husband's feelings regarding Denton's Civic Center Park, on the site of Quakertown. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Date: June 29, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Clark, Alma
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Oral History Interview with Alton O. Crawley, March 9, 1999

Description: Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Alton O. Crawley. The interview includes Crawley's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, having pre-war civilian jobs in radio/communications work, training for Office of Strategic Services operations, being assigned to Wudu, China, coast watching activities and radio transmissions, and various miscellaneous accounts of his tour of duty in China. The interview includes an appendix with various letters accompanied by a list detailing them, and an itinerary for per diem claims.
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Date: March 9, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crawley, Alton O.
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Oral History Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., May 14, 2005

Description: Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., World War II-era Army Air Forces veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans History Project. The interview includes Berg's personal experiences of childhood and education, enlisting in the Army Air Forces, training as an aviation cadet and service at various stateside bases, fighting in the Pacific theater, having a postwar career in minor league baseball, returning to service during the Korean conflict, and having a career as a pilot for American Airlines.
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Date: May 14, 2005
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Berg, Alvin O., Jr.
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Oral History Interview with Amber Briggle, Nomveber 4, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Amber Briggle, a community member who was active with the Frack Free Denton movement. She discusses her participation in local commissions and governmental groups, environmental activism, and how her activities are informed by her family relationships.
Date: 2019
Creator: Becker, Annette & Briggle, Amber
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Amy, 2015

Description: Transcript of an interview with Amy (last name is unknown), an English major at Texas Women's University (TWU), regarding the City of Denton Fracking Referendum. The interview appears to take place at a rally designed to inform listeners about the effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Date: 2015
Creator: Davis, W. & Amy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Amy, 2015

Description: Audio interview with Amy (last name is unknown), an English major at Texas Women's University (TWU), regarding the City of Denton Fracking Referendum. The interview appears to take place at a rally designed to inform listeners about the effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Date: 2015
Creator: Davis, W. & Amy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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