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Oral History Interview with Ted A. Crozier, August 8, 2002

Description: Interview with Army veteran Ted A. Crozier. The interview includes Crozier's personal experiences about his service as an aviation officer for General Olinto Barsanti, commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Crozier talks about his Pre-Vietnam reminiscences about Barsanti and his role in facilitating the transition of the 101st Airborne Division to the use of helicopters.
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Date: August 8, 2002
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Crozier, Ted A.

Oral History Interview with Archie Gantt, August 31, 1999

Description: Interview with Army veteran Archie Gantt. The interview includes Gantt's personal experiences about the European Theater during World War II, boyhood in central Texas, basic training, shipping to England, combat on the Siegfried Line, and the Battle of the Bulge. Additionally, Gantt talks about leadership problems, combat living conditions, Officer Candidate School and commissioning, and his postwar war service in Europe.
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Date: August 31, 1999
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Gantt, Archie

Oral History Interview with Bennie G. Snider, June 10, 2002

Description: Interview with banker and Navy veteran Bennie G. Snider. The interview includes Snider's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education in Denton, Texas, joining the Navy, and boot training and electrical engineering school. Snider talks about duties aboard the USS Hancock, his assignment to Task Group 58 and the invasion of the Philippines, as well as the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, kamikaze attacks and the Hancock being hit by a kamikaze, burials at sea, and his postwar duties aboard the Hancock as part of Operation MAGIC CARPET.
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Date: June 10, 2002
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Snider, Bennie, G.

Oral History Interview with Andrew Joseph Brenner, Sr., November 3, 2009

Description: Interview with Joseph Andrew Brenner Sr., Hungarian-American immigrant to Weatherford, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Brenner's personal experiences of childhood and education in Budapest, Hungary, having a career as a tool and die machinist, the involvement with his brothers in anti-Soviet and anti-Communist resistance movements, being captured by Hungarian political police and subsequent torture, his sentence in a Soviet work camp, escaping across the Austrian border, and coping with memories of torture. Additionally, Brenner discusses his father's service in the German Luftwaffe, memories of the Soviet Army entering Budapest in 1945, immigrating to the U.S., settling in Weatherford, his efforts to maintain connections with family in Hungary, and the process of earning his citizenship. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Date: November 3, 2009
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Brenner, Joseph Andrew, Sr.

Oral History Interview with Raymond Curtis, April 29, 2010

Description: Interview with Raymond Curtis, longtime resident and school administrator of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Curtis' personal experiences of farm life in the Great Depression, childhood in Collin County, Texas, and education at the University of North Texas under the GI Bill. Additionally, Curtis discusses his family history, his career as a teacher, administrator, and coach in various public school districts, the integration of Weatherford schools, the school-building program, and his career as CEO of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce.
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Date: April 29, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Curtis, Raymond

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

Oral History Interview with Eleonore Greenfield, November 2, 2009

Description: Interview with Eleonore Greenfield, Germany-born immigrant to Weatherford, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Greenfield's personal experiences of childhood and education in Germany, escaping to Berlin from the Soviet army, and again to Bavaria, and marriage to an America GI. Greenfield also discusses her family's experiences with occupying U.S. Army forces, the decision to settle in Weatherford, the struggle to pass on German language and culture to her children and grandchildren, and her family history. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Date: November 2, 2009
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Greenfield, Eleonore

Oral History Interview with Roy J. Grogan, March 16, 2010

Description: Interview with Roy J. Grogan, longtime Weatherford resident and elected official, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Grogan's personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, Depression-era struggles, enlisting in the U.S. Navy, and World War II. Additionally, Grogan talks about his studies at Weatherford College, Duke University, and Duke Law, his legal career with the FBI and as a land developer, his political career on the Weatherford City Council and Weatherford College Board of Regents, the integration of Weatherford schools, and his involvement in state party politics. The interview includes an appendix with Grogan's resume.
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Date: March 16, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Grogan, Roy J.

Oral History Interview with Joe Tison, May 11, 2010

Description: Interview with Weatherford resident Joe Tison, school administrator and mayor, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Tison's personal experiences of childhood, education in Weatherford public schools, Weatherford College, and North Texas State College, as well as his career as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Aledo and Weatherford ISDs. Tison also discusses the racial integration of Weatherford schools, his career as interim superintendent at various North Texas ISDs, and his experience as mayor. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and articles about Tison.
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Date: May 11, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Tison, Joe

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

Oral History Interview with Trudy Foster, November 17, 1987

Description: Interview with realtor and community activist Trudy Foster from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Foster discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the early days of the organization, the desegregation of housing, schools, and public places in Denton, the tutoring program and Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, and urban renewal.
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Date: November 17, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Foster, Trudy

Oral History Interview with Bessie Harden, April 7, 1988

Description: 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.
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Date: April 7, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Harden, Bessie

Oral History Interview with Jean Kooker, February 2, 1988

Description: Interview with teacher and community activist Jean Kooker from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kooker discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the early days of the organization, the desegregation and integration of public schools, public eating places, and housing, the establishment of Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, voter registration, and meeting programs.
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Date: February 2, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Kooker, Jean

Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

Description: Interview with community activist Linnie McAdams from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McAdams discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses what it was like growing up in a racist community, and includes memories concerning her personal educational experiences in segregated schools, the living conditions in the African-American section of Denton, and her personal employment experiences. McAdams recalls the desegregation of public schools, housing, and facilities as well as the integration of churches.
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Date: December 10, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Linnie

Oral History Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, April 27, 1988

Description: 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.
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Date: April 27, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Willie Frances

Oral History Interview with Katherine McGuire, April 6, 1988

Description: 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.
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Date: April 6, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McGuire, Katherine

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

Description: Interview with J. C. Matthews, Former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, he discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's, and the initial period of integration on campus. He also expresses his views on the Atkins suit, the Campus Theatre incident, the desegregation of local businesses, and the desegregation of the athletic program.
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Date: February 18, 1977
Creator: Mangrum, Robert & Matthews, J. C.

Oral History Interview with Lillie Abbey, December 11, 1974

Description: Interview with Lillie Abbey, long-time resident of Denton, Texas. The interview includes Abbey's personal experiences of the Oklahoma land rush, farm life, and life in Denton during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Date: December 11, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Abbey, Lillie

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, August 11, 1975

Description: 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 64th Legislature. Agnich talks about the House speakership race, appropriations, committee appointments, the strip mining bill, public school financing, public utilities legislation, constitutional revision, and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Date: August 11, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 14, 1977

Description: Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal views concerning the development of water resources in Texas.
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Date: November 14, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 22, 1983

Description: 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.
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Date: November 22, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, November 30, 1979

Description: 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 66th Legislature. Agnich talks about his relationship with Governor William Clements, appropriations, tax relief, the Peveto bill, consumer legislation, "Killer Bees," and the split primary.
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Date: November 30, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, September 9, 1977

Description: 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.
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Date: September 9, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred