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Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987

Description: Interview with community activist Betty Kimble from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kimble discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She recalls memories from her days as a student both in East Texas and at North Texas State College. Kimble recollects the many events that concerned the desegregation of the North Texas State College and the City of Denton alike, which included student and citizen protesting that mostly supported Denton's strong white power presence. She recalls the desegregation of public restaurants, the street-paving of the African-American section of Denton, and voter registration changes. Kimble also comments on influential civil rights activists including Tennyson Miller and Abner Haynes
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Date: December 8, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Kimble, Betty
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010

Description: Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Towles' personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, Depression-era struggles, and living in Weatherford during World War II. Towles also discusses her father's work with the Works Progress Administration, marriage to Norman Towles, her family's switch from Democratic loyalty to Republican, her personal evolution on race issues, and religious devotion.
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Date: February 18, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Towles, Billie Joyce
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

Description: Interview with librarian Billie Mohair from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Mohair discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on coping with segregation in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the desegregation of North Texas State College, her college experiences, her decision to join the Fellowship, and the demise of the Fellowship.
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Date: February 25, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Mohair, Billie
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Billy Barker, September 3, 1977

Description: Interview with homemaker Billie Simpson Barker. The interview includes Barker's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1925-1985. Barker talks about her father's sawmill operation, creek flooding, threshing operations, changes in land ownership, her husband's death, effects of the Great Depression, social life, the county's longtime residents, recreational activities, epidemics, wildlife problems, the tornado of June 8, 1937, her childhood, and homemade clothing.
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Date: September 3, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Barker, Billy
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Billy Drawe, June 13, 2000

Description: Interview with dairyman and Marine Corps veteran Billy Drawe. The interview includes Drawe's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, enlistment and boot camp, tank training, invading Guam, coming under Japanese mortar fire on Guam, invading Iwo Jima, hauling supplies ashore to the infantry on Iwo Jima, and returning to the states for training in the V-12 Program.
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Date: June 13, 2000
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Drawe, Billy
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984

Description: Interview with Ada Reed and Bob Brewer, owners and operators of A. B. McGill and Company General Merchants. In the interview, the Brewers discuss their family backgrounds, marriage, losses on charge accounts during the Great Depression, the change from clerk-service to self-service operation of the store, the credit business, purchasing clothes at the Dallas fashion market, customer interests, changes in product lines, commercial and residential growth in the Bertram area, using direct mail and radio advertising, their involvement with the Texas Retail Association, factors in developing a successful business, and civic activities. The interview includes an appendix with a flyer, photographs, articles, and letters.
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Date: March 14, 1984
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd; Brewer, Ada Reed & Brewer, Bob
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Bob Glenn, March 30, 2010

Description: Interview with Bob Glenn, longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Glenn's personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, his 1961 enlistment in the U.S. Army, service at various stateside bases, and his career in the banking industry. Glenn also discusses changes in the Weatherford economy.
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Date: March 30, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Glenn, Bob
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Bob Murphey, April 19, 1969

Description: Interview with attorney and former Sergeant-at-Arms of the Texas House of Representatives Bob Murphey, who is from Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Murphey is also an accomplished public speaker and the nephew of former Governor Coke Stevenson, who he comments on. In the interview, he discusses his experiences while serving as Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Murphey also describes his thoughts and personal views on the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948.
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Date: April 19, 1969
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Murphey, Bob
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Bob Way, December 13, 1984

Description: Interview with college instructor and former member of the North Texas State football team Bob Way from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics.
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Date: December 13, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Way, Bob
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with C. G. Hausser, March 8, 1992

Description: Interview with C. G. Hausser, an army veteran and nurse. This interview includes his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1970-71. He recounts: assignment to 12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu Chi; camp routine; treatment of battle wounds; morale; Viet Cong prisoners; communication with family; transfer to Quang Tri; and stateside adjustments.
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Date: March 8, 1992
Creator: Houser, Cindy & Hausser, C. G.
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with C. R. Gross, April 8, 1974

Description: Interview with C. R. Gross, civil servant and Army Air Corps veteran. The interview includes Gross' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: April 8, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gross, C. R.
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

Description: Interview with Candy Marcum. The interview includes Marcum's personal experiences from her childhood, growing up as a lesbian, the gay community, and being involved in the Human Rights Campaign. She particularly talks about counseling gay people, the AIDS crisis, and the coming out process.
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Date: June 3, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Marcum, Candy
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Carl Denmon, April 8, 2006

Description: Interview with Carl Denmon, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Denmon's personal experiences about childhood in Houston, Texas and undergraduate education at Wiley College. Additionally, Denmon discusses his employment as band director at Fred Moore High School in Denton, graduate studies in Music and Education at NTSU, his career with and retirement from Dallas County Community College, and his perceptions of changes in Denton and at North Texas over forty years.
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Date: April 8, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Denmon, Carl
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Carl Gorman, October 9, 1994

Description: Interview with Marine Corps veteran Carl Gorman. The interview includes Gorman's personal experiences as a Navajo code talker with the 2nd Marines on Guadacanal, Tarawa, and Saipan.
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Date: October 9, 1994
Creator: Christman, Calvin & Gorman, Carl
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Carl Horton, August 31, 1997

Description: Interview with Carl Horton, an operating room nurse and Vietnam Army veteran. In the interview, Horton describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War. He goes in depth about his assignments, which include Yokohama, Japan and Dong Tam and Can Tho with the 3rd Surgical Hospital. Horton also discusses living accommodations, hospital facilities, American relations with the South Vietnamese military personnel and civilians, "short time" and out-processing, leisure time, and recreational activities. He also discusses the adjustments that he had to make after the war was over and his continuing work with the Veterans Administration.
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Date: August 31, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Horton, Carl
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Carol Riddlesperger from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Riddlesperger discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on segregation in Denton, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, her decision to run for the Denton school Board, tutoring program, and the jobs program.
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Date: February 5, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Riddlesperger, Carol
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Cassandra F. Berry, November 29, 2006

Description: Interview with Denton resident Cassandra F. Berry, UNT employee with a personal interest in the history of Quakertown, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Berry's personal experiences about working at UNT as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, as well as her service to the Denton African American Museum, which led to her interest in the history of Quakertown.
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Date: November 29, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Berry, Cassandra F.
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Cathy Hartman, December 7, 2015

Description: Interview with Cathy N. Hartman, the Associate Dean of the University of North Texas Libraries before her retirement in December 2015. She discusses her education and her career as an academic librarian, particularly working with government information and digital preservation.
Date: December 7, 2015
Creator: Moye, Todd & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Video

Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, March 14, 2012

Description: Interview with Cece Cox, Executive Director of Resource Center of Dallas and longtime activist in the LGBT community. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences of childhood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her college years at Northwestern University, and coming out the family, friends, and co-workers. Cox talks about the awareness of her sexual orientation, the supportive reactions of family, her decision to move to Dallas, Texas for a job, her involvement in the Dallas LGBT community, thoughts on Texas Penal Code 21.06-the Sodomy Law, the struggle for gay men to receive AIDS treatment at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Gay Alliance's activism in AIDS treatment and care as well as in the struggle for equal treatment and human rights. Additionally, Cox talks about her impressions of Don Baker, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer and his decision to overturn penal code 21.06, changes in Dallas's LGBT community, family life, and Resource Center Dallas's history and services. The interview also includes an appendix with articles, Vol. 4, No. 2 of the THRF News newsletter, and a certificate of incorporation for the Foundation For Human Understanding.
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Date: March 14, 2012
Creator: Mims, Michael & Cox, Cece
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Cece Cox, November 6, 2009

Description: Interview with executive director of resource Center Dallas Cece Cox. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences about childhood in Ohio and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, education at Northwestern University, moving to Dallas, and having a career as a photojournalist and studio photographer. Additionally, Cox discusses her coming out narrative, involvement with groups such as Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and Dallas Gay Alliance/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, as well as her decision to enter SMU Law School, and her relationship with her partner, adopted son, and family members. The interview includes an appendix with newspaper articles from the Dallas Morning News and flyers.
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Date: November 6, 2009
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Cox, Cece
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Charles Beatty, March 13, 2006

Description: Interview with Charles "Chuck" Beatty, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Beatty's personal experiences of childhood and education, accepting an athletic scholarship to North Texas, playing football at North Texas and with the Pittsburgh Steelers and other professional teams, being in the National Guard during the Vietnam era, and returning to North Texas to earn a degree following his professional football career. Additionally, Beatty speaks of social life among African-American students and relations with white students and faculty, his experiences as an elected official in Waxahachie and as a member of the UNT Board of Regents, and his perceptions of change at North Texas over time.
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Date: March 13, 2006
Creator: Miller, Randy & Beatty, Charles
Item Type: Book

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

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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Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Item Type: Book

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

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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Date: October 1, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Christensen, Charles C.
Item Type: Book

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

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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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Miles, Charles H., Jr.
Item Type: Book