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Oral History Interview with Estelle Adams, July 5, 2014
Interview with Estelle Adams discussing her life growing up in Wheelock, Texas as well as her grandparents who left Georgia and other extended family members. She also talks about her experiences teaching in various Texas towns, including a segregated school in Bryan, Texas and being transferred to a school in Dallas, Texas during integration.
Oral History Interview with Cathy Hartman, December 7, 2015
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.
Oral History Interview with Vernon Fuller, July 3, 1974
Interview with Navy veteran Vernon Fuller. The interview includes Fuller's personal experiences while aboard the repair ship USS Argonne during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986
Interview with executive of Caltex Petroluem Corporation, Leigh D. Josephson, including his personal experiences related to employment with Standard Oil of California, his assignment to Bahrain and transfer to Caltex, the construction of Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia, and the bombing of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain. Josephson also talks about refinery operations in Bahrain during and after World War II, his various positions and responsibilities with Caltex and Bapco, work in Bahrain and the Philippines, his personal relationship with the Bahraini royal family, and the OPEC and Arab oil embargoes in 1967.
Oral History Interview with Thomas B. Maston, 1974
Interview with Thomas B. Maston, college professor and theologian. The interview includes Maston's personal experiences about religious fundamentalism in Texas during the 1920s. Maston talks about his philosophy of Christian ethics, the Norris Movement, his teaching philosophy, and Southern Baptists and social concern.
Oral History Interview with Pierina E. Mercado Beckman, April 19, 2011
Interview with University of North Texas Professor Dr. Pierina E. Mercado Beckman, Mexican-born immigrant to Denton, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Beckman's personal experiences about childhood in Mexico City, relocating to the U.S., her decision to attend Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, her culture shock and homesickness, marriage to Curt Beckman, the decision to earn a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Iowa, being hired at UNT, and her efforts to remain in touch with family members in Mexico.
Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996
Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch. The interview includes Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai, imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu, solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation, beatings by Japanese prison guards, starvation diet, the end of the war and liberation, and his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal.
Oral History Interview with Robert Stewart, March 27, 2003
Interview with jazz musician Robert "Bob" Stewart. In the interview, Steward speaks about his early interest in music, his first drum set, first professional job with the Shorty Clements Band, attending college, his employment as a disk jockey, his definition of jazz, playing with the Charles Scott Band in fort Worth, after-hours clubs in Fort Worth, jazz's role in bringing together black and white musicians, various jazz clubs and venues in Fort Worth, musicians unions, the lack of full-time employment opportunities for jazz musicians in Fort Worth, the Fort Worth jazz scene, and peculiarities of Texas jazz and the "Texas Sound." The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
Oral History Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, October 6, 2007
Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, Korean War veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Ambrose's personal experiences of childhood, basic training, volunteering for service in Korea, and attending Arlington State College using GI Bill benefits. Additionally, Ambrose discusses family experiences in military service, the decision to join the Marines, assignments to Quantico and Yorktown, Virginia, his brief combat experience and assignment to the Main Line of Resistance near the Imjin River, his discharge from the Marines, and his career with Bell Helicopter.
Oral History Interview with C. R. Gross, April 8, 1974
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.
Oral History Interview with Ivan Arteaga, October 27, 2009
Interview with Ivan Arteaga, Mexican national and immigrant to Princeton, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Arteaga's personal experiences of childhood and education in Mexico City. Arteaga also talks about his family's decision to immigrate to Provo, Utah, his first impressions of the U.S., marriage, deciding to relocate to Texas, opinions regarding anti-immigrant feelings prevalent in American culture and regarding the U.S. immigration bureaucracy, as well as his feelings about his two children's U.S. citizenship.
Oral History Interview with Herbert Straus, July 7, 1974
Interview with Herbert Straus, Jewish chaplain for the U. S. Navy. The interview includes Strauss' personal experiences at the Pearl Harbor Base during the Japanese attack there on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984
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.
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 Debbie Denmon, December 4, 2006
Interview with Debbie Denmon, local news media personality and third-generation descendant of residents of Quakertown, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Denmon's personal experiences about childhood and education in Denton, having a career in broadcast journalism, and reporting on local efforts to capture Quakertown history. Denmon also speaks about memories of her great-grandmother Othella Hill, great-grandfather "Dollar Bill" Hill, and grandmother Norvell Williams Reed.
Oral History Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010
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.
Oral History Interview with Ivan Bounds, March 27, 2002
Interview with aircraft worker Ivan Bounds. The interview includes Bounds' personal experiences as a longtime resident of Denton County, Texas from 1926-2002.
Oral History Interview with George E. Waller, August 5, 1978
Interview with Navy veteran George E. Waller. The interview includes Waller's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Ernest Griffith, November 4, 1982
Interview with Ernest Griffith, owner and operator of Griffith's Independent Ginner. The interview includes Griffith's personal experiences about education in Texola, Oklahoma, part-time employment as cotton picker, and being involved in building cotton gins and operating drug stores. Griffith also talks about his family background, the operation of Griffith and Stith cotton gin, buying cotton and retaining cotton seed, variations in cotton prices, sale of coal to farmers, buying grain for Kimball Milling Company, Weinert cotton gin personnel, significant changes in the cotton ginning business during thirty years, the ginning procedure, and civic and trade association activities.
Oral History Interview with Frank L. Dolan, December 15, 1995
Interview with Navy veteran Frank L. Dolan. The interview includes Dolan's personal experiences aboard the repair ship USS Vestal during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative written by Dolan.
Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013
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.
Oral History Interview with Jack Feliz, February 28, 2000
Interview with Navy veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Feliz's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the sinking of the Houston, imprisonment at Serang, Java, the Changi Prison Camp, hell ship to Japan, prison camp at Ohasi, Honshu, and liberation.
Oral History Interview with R. G. Smith, December 7, 1978
Interview with Navy veteran R. G. Smith. The interview includes Smith's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with William Hill, October 13, 1986
Interview with retired schoolteacher William Hill. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences concerning race relations in Sherman, Texas, 1915-30. Hill talks about the lynching of George Hughes in 1930, the African-American business and professional community in Sherman, and Ku Klux Klan marches.
Oral History Interview with John D. Devine, December 5, 1980
Interview with Army Air Corps veteran John D. Devine. The interview includes Devine's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with William W. Fomby, May 15, 1982
Interview with Navy veteran William W. Fomby. The interview includes Fomby's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Raymond S. Cannon, June 6, 1980
Interview with Navy veteran Raymond S. Cannon. The interview includes Myers' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Alessandro Buccilli, April 6, 2011
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.
Oral History Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, November 22, 2006
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.
Oral History Interview with Emory M. Spencer, September 30, 1971
Interview with attorney Emory M. Spencer. The interview includes Spencer's personal experiences about being an attorney. Spencer talks about the development of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas 1920-71, cotton farming, Irish settlers and the Ku Klux Klan, gambling, the development of the Aransas County Airport, oil exploration, housing subdivisions, the Coastal Bend Regional Planning Commission, hurricanes, agriculture, property values, and prominent citizens of the county.
Oral History Interview with Isabel Cano, October 10, 2009
Interview with Isabel Cano, Argentina-born immigrant to Denton and daughter of Spanish diplomats, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Cano's personal experiences of immigration, struggling to learn English and acculturate, and provides family history, her first impressions of Texas, and opinions about Denton.
Oral History Interview with Joseph L. George, August 5, 1978
Interview with Navy veteran Joseph L. George. The interview includes George's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Vestal during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Noah Brown, March 31, 1994
Interview with Noah Brown. The interview includes Brown's personal experiences as an employee of the Red River Arsenal and the Lone Star Ordinance Plant. Brown also talks about union activities, safety procedures, women employees, and work schedules.
Oral History Interview with Frank and Betty Ann Barrow, August 4, 2005
Interview with longtime Denton residents Frank and Betty Ann Barrow for the Denton County Historical Commission. The interview includes Frank's personal experiences about his childhood and moving to Denton, having a career as a radio announcer, serving in the Special Services division of the Army Air Forces, having a career as an automobile dealer, insurance agent, and haberdasher in Denton, working with a Methodist church, being involved in the Denton Community Theatre, serving on the Denton City Council, and his political career as mayor of Denton. It also includes Betty Ann's family history and how they coped with the Great Depression, information on her education at North Texas State College, and her personal experiences about marriage, the death of her husband in a flying accident, widowhood, her marriage to Frank Barrow, her clothing business, and working to liberalize Denton race relations. The interview includes an appendix with photographs, a photograph legend, a letter sent out to family members, a pamphlet for The Barrow Society, and an editorial piece about Frank Barrow.
Oral History Interview with Otis Cason, August 22, 1987
Interview with farmer Otis Cason. The interview includes Cason's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1900 to 1987. Cason talks about breaking mules, rural school, sheep and goat raising, hog killing, and charcoal making.
Oral History Interview with L. B. Luckenbach, December 6, 1978
Interview with Navy veteran L. B. Luckenbach. The interview includes Luckenbach's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Lawrence Myers, June 6, 1980
Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Lawrence Myers. The interview includes Myers' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Headquarters Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Shuford M. Alexander, Jr., December 2, 1999
Interview with engineer and Army Air Forces veteran Shuford M. Alexander, Jr. The interview includes Alexander's personal experiences about being a fighter pilot in Italy during World War II, basic training, flight training, various assignments and transfers, Operation STRANGLE, being shot down by flak over Piacenza, and being rescued by Italian partisans. Additionally, Alexander talks about his link-up with a British A-4 Mission and his attempt to reach Allied lines, his betrayal by a German agent and his subsequent capture, escaping and continuing his search for Allied lines, his observations and opinions about the partisans, a second encounter with a British A-4 Mission, the Martani family in the village of Tosca, his group's trek through mountain snow to reach Allied lines, meeting with British paratroopers and with African-American soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division, and his reunion with his squadron in Pisa. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative by Alexander.
Oral History Interview with Joseph Hazen, April 19, 2013
Interview with Joseph Hazen, Marine veteran and Air America fixed-wing pilot, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Hazen's personal experiences at Navy flight training, peace-time Marine Corps, and flying for Air America. Hazen talks about interactions with the "Customer," also known as CIA case officers, his interaction with the Hmong, various missions, his transfer to Southern Air Transport, rumors about Air America, and his thoughts on U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
Oral History Interview with Robert W. Wilson, June 6, 2001
Interview with airline pilot and Army Air Forces veteran Robert W. Wilson. The interview includes Wilson's personal experiences about being B-25 pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II, basic training, college preparatory courses, flight training, and various missions. Wilson talks about his pre-war job experiences, flying conditions over the Owen Stanley Mountains, Operation OBOE, leave time in Sydney, Australia, the move to Palawan, Philippines, missions to French Indo-China, attitudes and feelings towards the deaths of comrades, and postwar adjustments. The interview includes an appendix with supplementary documents.
Oral History Interview with Carl Gorman, October 9, 1994
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.
Oral History Interview with Edward J. Drake, 2002
Interview with attorney and Army Air Forces veteran Edward J. Drake. The interview includes Drake's personal experiences about being a B-17 pilot in the European Theater during World War II, youth and education in Dallas, Texas, enlistment in the Aviation Cadet Program, various training programs, bombing transportation facilities during and after the Ardennes Offensive, crash-landing in Belgium after his plane was hit, and linking up with American troops. Additionally, Drake talks about his assignment to the 91st Bomb Group, the routine for a typical mission, formation flying, flying through enemy flak, rest and relaxation on-base and in London, recuperating from a collapsed lung, his return to combat for three more missions, and his return to the crash site of his plane 57 years later. The interview includes an appendix with "The Last Flight of 'Jezebel,'" written by Drake.
Oral History Interview with Paul R. Ross, August 4, 1978
Interview with Navy veteran Paul R. Rose. The interview includes Belotti's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Luther G. Prunty, 1986
Interview with Luther Prunty, civil servant, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Prunty's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Prunty talks about the Fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
Oral History Interview with Joe Cole, January 20, 2004
Interview with photojournalist and artist Joe Cole. The interview includes Cole's personal experiences about the Texas International Pop Festival. Cole talks about his parents' reaction to changes in the Sixties, his introduction to marijuana, his attraction to the music of the Beatles, his initial introduction to the Fort Worth hippie culture, his views towards the Vietnam war, obtaining an agricultural exemption from his local draft board, Sixties music and its message, his comments about the Chicago Transit Authority, Canned Heat, and Led Zeppelin, activities of the Hog Farm, drug usage at the festival, festival security personnel, "bad trip" tents, skinny-dipping in Lake Dallas, and the lasting influence of the festival on his life.
Oral History Interview with James F. Brede, 2011
Interview with James F. Brede, dentist and U.S. Army Air Forces veteran. The interview includes his personal experiences in World War II as a B-17 co-pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater, his childhood in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943, preliminary training in Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, his active service with the 379th Bomb Group in Kimbolton, England, combat experience in 35 missions, return to the U.S. and continued military service as a flight instructor in Lakeland, Florida and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as the return to civilian life, marriage, dental school under the G.I. Bill, reenlistment in the Air Force as a dentist, his deployment to Korea, his discharge from the Air Force, and the establishment of his dental practice and experiences since retirement. The interview includes an appendix with a copy of his book.
Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, September 9, 1977
Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal experiences as a member of the 65th Legislature. Agnich talks about budget surplus, highway appropriations, public school financing, the Peveto bill, and personal legislation.
Oral History Interview with Michael Crone, December 9, 2007
Interview with Michael Crone, veteran of Operation of Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Crone's personal experiences of childhood in Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, boot camp at Camp Pendleton, California, training as a diesel mechanic, and being deployed to Kuwait and Al Asad, Iraq. Crone also talks about his family's tradition of military service, realizing that he would be activated and shift in reservist training following September 11 attacks, the birth of his first child while in Iraq, aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq, his work as a repair mechanic, and returning to the U.S. and his family.
Oral History Interview with Angelo H. Belotti, August 5, 1978
Interview with Navy veteran Angelo H. Belotti. The interview includes Belotti's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 22, 1983
Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal experiences about being a member of the 68th Legislature. Agnich talks about his appointment as chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee, appropriations and taxes, Governor Mark White, teachers pay, and personal legislation.