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Oral History Interview with Bessie Harden, April 7, 1988
Interview with Bessie Harden, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Bessie primarily discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She explains what it was like growing up in a segregated and racist society. Bessie also comments on the early days of the Fellowship, social activities of the Fellowship, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, urban renewal, the integration of neighborhoods, the desegregation of Denton public schools and facilities, and various political activities. Biographical information is also included in the interview.
Oral History Interview with David Bedell, April 25, 1986
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.
Oral History Interview with Edward Jones, April 25, 1986
Interview with Navy veteran Edward Jones. The interview includes Jones' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a letter written by Jones.
Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984
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.
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984
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.
Oral History Interview with Jess Stanbrough, April 15, 1985
Interview with Jess Stanbrough, physicist, businessman, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Stanbrough's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the Fall of Java and being captured, and Bicycle Camp. Stanbrough also talks about the construction and operation of secret radio at Bicycle Camp, being an iron smelter at Kamaishi, Honshu, continued operation of clandestine radio, American air and naval bombardment, Kamaishi, and liberation.
Oral History Interview with Joseph Mannion, April 26, 1986
Interview with Navy veteran Joseph Mannion. The interview includes Mannion's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Katherine McGuire, April 6, 1988
Interview with community activist Katherine McGuire from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McGuire discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on what life was like living in a segregated community in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the Denton Christian Preschool, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, the former president of North Texas State University John Kamerick, former NTSU poet-in-residence B. F. Maiz, integration of NTSU facilities, and the demise of the Fellowship.
Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988
Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Pat Cheek from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cheek recollects her involvement as a member of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960's and 1970's, as well as her memories of segregation, particularly in Denton. Cheek discusses her personal views and experiences when it comes to segregation, the street paving of the African American section in Denton, her decision to join the Fellowship, the group's activities, the involvement of husbands in group activities, the group's decision to disband, voter registration drives, and her lasting friendships.
Oral History Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, April 20, 1987
Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, former executive at Caltex Petroleum Corporation. The interview includes Van Nostrand's personal experiences about service during World War II, employment with Caltex in China, the formation of Ryuku Oil Corporation, and holding various positions within Caltex. Van Nostrand talks about joint ventures with Nippon Oil Company and Koa Oil Company, increasing the refining capacity from 60,000 bbls. to 900,000 bbls. per day, crude oil contracts, the Nippon Petroleum Refining Company, refinery rehabilitation and construction, his role in Caltex operations in Japan, the Nippon Oil Staging Terminal Company, relations between Caltex (Japan) and New York headquarters, OPEC and its effects upon Caltex, character sketches of Neal Lilley, Alec Singleton, and James Voss, and various Japanese oil executives. The interview includes a personal history of S. Nomura.
Oral History Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, April 27, 1988
Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, McAdams describes her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the l960s and l970s. She also comments on her decision to join the Fellowship, her personal childhood memories of the African-American community in Denton, segregated education, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the early social meetings of the Fellowship, the desegregation of public schools, restaurants, and churches, urban renewal, voting drives, and her views concerning the future of the African-American community in Denton.