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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.

The Letters of Captain Edward P. Jaeger to Elizabeth P. Jaeger 1968-1969

Description: Bound collection of photocopied letters written by Captain Edward P. Jaeger (Ed) to his wife, Elizabeth Jaeger (Libby) while stationed in South Vietnam as part of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He discusses life in Vietnam as well as topics that his family has written to him about.
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Date: June 1, 1997

The Letters of Captain Edward P. Jaeger to Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Jaeger 1968-1969

Description: Transcript of recorded letters sent by Captain Edward P. Jaeger (Ed) to his parents while stationed in South Vietnam as part of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He discusses both personal and military topics including a chronicle of his departure for Vietnam; description of Vietnamese village life and culture; assignment to the 17th Field Hospital at An Khe; physical description of facilities at 17th Field Hospital; his responsibilities as medical supply officer; descriptions of and comments about unit personnel; problems in procuring medical supplies; problems with drunkenness among personnel; enemy mortar attacks; discipline problems; his institution of reforms in the medical supply operations; effects of constant changeovers in unit command; remodeling of the Officer's Club; leisure time and recreational activities; racial tensions; comments about U S domestic politics; personal financial matters; planning for a leave in Hawaii with his wife, Elizabeth, and parents; drug problems among personnel; comments about the anti-war movement in the States; description of Cam Ranh Bay and the military facilities there; medical supplies and black marketeering; description of the medical depot supply system; future civilian employment plans; transfer to Qui Nhon to the 67th Evacuation Hospital; comments about the Paris peace negotiations for ending the war; interest in stateside sports; comments about the doctors and nurses; comments about the Army's decorations and commendations policies; plans for leaving Vietnam and separation from the Army.
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Date: August 1, 1998

The Letters of Captain Edward P. Jaeger to Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce Jaeger 1968-1969

Description: Transcript of recorded letters sent by Captain Edward P. Jaeger (Ed) to his wife, Elizabeth Jaeger (Libby) while stationed in South Vietnam as part of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He discusses both personal and military topics including plans for having children; future personal financial planning; racial tensions and Black Power activities; shopping for civilian consumer goods; renovation of the Officer's Club; physicians’ negative attitudes about serving in Vietnam; procurement of medical supplies; holiday celebrations; planning for a post-Vietnam cross- country vacation in the U.S. and Canada; personnel problems; comments about various senior officers; procurement of captured enemy equipment for use as trading items and gifts; comments about the Paris peace negotiations for ending the war; planning for a leave in Hawaii with his wife and parents; personnel morale problems; discipline problems among enlisted personnel; preparation for leaving Vietnam and the Army; comments about student unrest and anti-war demonstrations in the U.S.
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Date: August 1, 1998

Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator A. R. Schwartz, an attorney from Galveston, Texas. The interview includes Schwartz's experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, welfare spending, constitutional revisions, urban-rural conflicts, minimum wages for migrant workers, education legislation, unrest on college campuses, and personal legislation. The former Senator's comments about Governors John Connally and Preston Smith are also included in the interview.
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Date: February 8, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Schwartz, A. R.

Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970

Description: Interview with Senator A. R. "Babe" Schwartz, a Texas state legislator from Galveston, Texas. Schwartz discusses the sessions of the 61st Texas State Legislature, including the legislature's controversy over budget proposals, changes to the state constitution, redistricting, liberals versus conservatives, Cesar Chavez, abortion laws, education funding, student protests, legislation he sponsored, and taxation.
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Date: May 6, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Schwartz, A. R. (Babe)

Oral History Interview with A. Tennyson Miller, January 11, 1992

Description: Interview with schoolteacher A. Tennyson Miller from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Miller reflects on his experiences as a teacher and coach at the Fredrick Douglass School during the late 1930's and early 1940's, which was before the school was integrated. He comments on Principal Fred Moore and segregated education in Denton. Tennyson also discusses his admission to the doctoral program at North Texas State College, which broke racial barriers in 1954.
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Date: January 11, 1992
Creator: Glaze, Michele & Miller, A. Tennyson

Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

Description: Interview with Captain A. Y. Allee, a member of the Texas Rangers "Company D". In the interview, Captain Allee explains what these organizations are, and why they are significant. He discusses some specific details of his job, as well as Mexican-American relations that he has observed. Captain Allee describes his version of what happened at the Crystal City Incident.
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Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Allee, A. Y.

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.

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

Oral History Interview with Ada M. Olsson, December 7, 1978

Description: Interview with Ada Olsson, United States Army nurse from Junction City, Kansas. This interview contains her experiences at the station hospital at Schoefield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 7, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Olsson, Ada M.

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.

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

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

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

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

Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

Description: Interview with Aletha Barsanti regarding her experiences as the wife of U. S. Army General Olinto Barsanti. They married in 1942. She remembers their courtship in San Antonio; their assignments in Europe, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; raising their children; his activities in the Korean War; his promotion to general; military protocol for the wives of general officers; and his one-year tour in the Vietnam War as the commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in May 1973.
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Date: January 17, 2003
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Barsanti, Aletha

Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

Description: Interview with Aletha Barsanti, widow of decorated WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veteran General Olinto Barsanti, from Winters Texas. Barsanti discusses her childhood and family life, education at the University of Texas at Austin, the onset of World War Two and getting work with the Army, marrying Olinto, life separated during the war, adjusting to postwar life, their children, assignment to Japan and his deployment to Korea during that war, his wounding, service and life in Europe, ranking up, further deployments, family life, service in Vietnam, Olinto's declining health, retirement and death, her reaction and coping, and reflections on her life. Included in appendix is Barsanti's service record.
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Date: January 17, 2003
Creator: Lane, Peter B.; Marcello, Ronald E. & Barsanti, Aletha

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

Oral History Interview with Alfred Czerner, January 16, 1990

Description: Interview with Alfred Czerner, a Army WWII veteran and German-Jewish expatriate from Frankfurt-am-Main. Czerner discusses growing up in the crises of the Weimar Republic, politics at the time, his parents' background, the Jewish community in Frankfurt and Jewish identity, his father's unemployment after the rise of the Nazis, fleeing Germany and moving to Brooklyn in 1938, news of concentration camps, work in New York, attending school and perfecting his English, becoming an Army intelligence officer, service at Camp Ritchie with Henry Kissinger and meeting Eleanor Roosevelt, transfer to Europe and service with the 78th Infantry Division, witnessing Buchwenwald, service in Berlin postwar and operations carried out there, meeting and marrying his wife, and reflections on the Holocaust.
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Date: January 16, 1990
Creator: Rosen, Keith & Czerner, Alfred

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.

Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

Description: Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C.
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Date: August 12, 1969
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Clary, Alla

Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, 1966-1968

Description: Interview with Allan Shivers, a former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. The interview includes Shivers' observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson, the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948, the Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952, the Johnson presidential race of 1960, Texas Democratic politics from 1952-56, and the Fifty-third State Legislature. The interview also includes his opinion on the governor's role in state party organization, the state Democratic Convention of 1951, the gubernatorial election of 1954, veterans land board controversy from 1954-55, as well as insurance scandals of the mid-1950s and the lame-duck governor.
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Date: July 24, 1969
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Gantt, Fred & Shivers, Allan