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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, June 24, 1971

Description: Interview with Democratic attorney L. DeWitt Hale, a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty-second Legislature. He also share his thoughts on many issues that include revenue bills, corporate profits tax, the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, legislative ethics, the "Dirty Thirty", appropriations, redistricting, and personal legislation.
Date: June 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt

Oral History Interview with Rayford Price, January 3, 1972

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Rayford Price, an attorney from Palestine, Texas. The interview includes Price's personal views on general problems in the Texas state government, taxation, lobby activities, annual legislative sessions, reforms in the office of the House Speaker, insurance legislation, appropriations, legislative ethics, redistricting, and House and Senate relations.
Date: September 24, 1973
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Price, Rayford

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.
Date: July 24, 1969
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Gantt, Fred & Shivers, Allan

Oral History Interview with George E. Fortenberry, September 24, 2003

Description: Interview with George E. Fortenberry, who is an Army veteran and college professor from Arlington, Texas. In the interview, Fortenberry discusses his experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theatre during his time as a member of the 112th Cavalry of the Texas National Guard during World War II. He also describes what it was like growing up during the Great Depression and attending various different schools in both Texas and Oklahoma. Fortenberry discusses why he decided to join the National Guard, and also his experiences in early basic cavalry training. During much of the interview, Fortenberry reminisces about many of his various assignments and duties while serving in the war. Among these discussed include his assignment as a clerk to the veterinary section, time in Fort Bliss and Fort Clark, his shipment overseas to Noumea in New Caledonia, his transfer to the Medical Detachment as a clerk, and his time in New Britain, New Guinea and the Philippines. Fortenberry also recollects about everyday life in the Southwest Pacific, and includes details on tropical diseases and combat-related psychological problems that many of his comrades suffered through.
Date: September 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Fortenberry, George E.

Oral History Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, February 24, 2010

Description: Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, longtime activists in the Dallas lesbian community. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences of childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, New Jersey, and California, as well as her decision to study nursing and settle in Denver, Colorado, and her coming out narrative. The interview also includes Young's personal experiences of childhood in Ada, Oklahoma, her education at East Central State University and the University of Colorado, and her coming out narrative. They talk about their meeting and early relationship, give descriptions of Denver's gay and lesbian communities, their involvement with various groups such as the Daughters of Bilitis and Gay Liberation Front, their decision to move to Dallas, their involvement with groups such as the National Organization for Women and Dallas Gay Political Caucus/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance in various political campaigns, and Young's career at Texas Instruments and Raytheon and efforts to create more equitable human resources policies from within the corporations. Additionally, Armstrong and Young talk about the effects of the HIV-AIDS crisis on Dallas's gay and lesbian communities, their 2008 marriage, relationships with family members, and secrets to a long relationship.
Date: February 24, 2010
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Young, Louise & Armstrong, Vivienne

Oral History Interview with Shelley Schnittker, February 24, 2013

Description: Interview with U.S. Navy Seaman, Avionics Technician, and Persian Gulf War-era Veteran Shelley Schnittker for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes her experiences with childhood in Arlington and the effects of her parent's divorce. She talks about her experience in drug rehab, reasons for joining the Navy, training in a job recently opened to women, her experience in an all-female company at boot camp, life at duty station in San Diego, California, and the reaction of her family when she told them of her enlistment. It also includes her experience as part of a detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, her thoughts on women in combat and the expanding role of women in the Navy in the early 1990s. She talks about her first marriage, as well as attending Baylor University and the reaction of other students in regards to her veteran status, the lack of support for women veterans at Baylor, the shellback ceremony, and her advice for future generations of women in the military. Schnittker also talks about unreported sexual assault during avionics school, and gives advice to victims of military sexual trauma. It includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Schnittker's military career.
Date: February 24, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Schnittker, Shelley

Oral History Interview with Russell E. Dougherty, May 24, 2004

Description: Interview with Air Force veteran General Russell E. Dougherty, former commander-in-chief of Strategic Air Command. The interview includes Dougherty's personal experiences with General Curtis LeMay. Dougherty speaks about LeMay's uncanny judgment, organizational talents, and penchant for discipline, as well as his handling of people in his command, and the Soviet military's assessment of LeMay. The interview includes an appendix with "A General's Perspective: Leadership in the Cold War," written by General Russell E. Dougherty.
Date: May 24, 2004
Creator: Hurley, Alfred F. & Dougherty, Russell E.

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.
Date: November 24, 2004
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T.; Benton, Allen H. & Johnston, Craig F.

Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

Description: Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer to Troop, 112th Cavalry and the invasion of Layte, Philippines, and the living condition in the Philippine jungles. Additionally, Garbo speaks about the fighting prowess of his comrades in the 112th Cavalry, jungle patrols on Leyte and Luzon, the 112th's activities around Marungko and Antipolo, Luzon, descriptions of cannibalism by Japanese soldiers, his wounds from artillery shrapnel and evacuation by helicopter, his return to the 112th Cavalry and preparations for the invasion of Japan, witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, occupation duty at Tateyama, Honshu, relations between Japanese civilians and American occupation troops, the destruction of Japanese defensive fortifications and weapons on Honshu, his return to the States, and mustering out of the service. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
Date: November 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr.

Oral History Interview with Sally Bermejo Bravo, March 24, 2013

Description: Interview with Sally Bravo, second generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Bravo's recollections of schooling in Fort Worth, the scholastic structure of her home life, cultural expectations and limitations on education, and the meaning of high school graduation, as well as educational goals for children, the role in sending children to college, and the generational changes in educational goals. It includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
Date: March 24, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bravo, Sally Bermejo

Oral History Interview with Frank A. Hoke, November 24, 1971

Description: Interview with Frank A. Hoke, banker and attorney. The interview includes Hoke's personal experiences about being an employee of the Dallas regional office of the Home Owners Loan Corporation during the New Deal. Hoke talks about mortgage buying, loan amortization, insurance, home improvements, accounting procedures, politics and patronage, taxes and appraising, foreclosures, and loan servicing.
Date: November 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hoke, Frank A.

Oral History Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, April 24, 2011

Description: Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, Palestinian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Bibi's personal experience with discrimination of Palestinians in the Middle East, childhood in Kuwait City, education at the University of Kuwait and Midwestern State University, family experiences during the First Gulf War and circumstances surrounding her immigration to Texas in 1990, thoughts on religion, experiences as a single mother as well as experiences of living in Wichita Falls, Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Plano. Bibi talks about her first impressions of the U.S., her career in medical technologies, her marriage to an American man and his conversion to Islam, her involvement with political organizations, and thoughts on American education and foreign policy.
Date: April 24, 2011
Creator: Abigail, R. Matthew & Bibi, Rula Walid

Oral History Interview with Robert Gregg, March 24, 1971

Description: Interview with Robert Gregg, postal worker, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Gregg's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Gregg talks about the Fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma Thailand death Railway, and liberation.
Date: March 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gregg, Robert