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Oral History Interview with John Ed Balentine, July 7, 2006

Description: Interview with former North Texas State Teachers College student John Ed Balentine, longtime resident of Denton County, Texas. The interview includes Balentine's personal experiences about life on Denton farms, including descriptions of ranch work, wheat harvest, and entertainment options in Denton, education in Denton schools, dropping out of school to work for magnolia Oil Co. in Kermit, Texas, and being inducted into the U.S. Army. Additionally, Balentine speaks about his family's economic difficulties during the Great Depression, undergraduate studies at North Texas as an Industrial Arts major, descriptions of student social life, his World War II service in an anti-battalion, returning to Kermit, courting and marrying Jeanette Smith, and descriptions of historic Denton County photographs. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and Balentine's autobiography.
Date: July 7, 2006
Creator: Moye, Todd & Balentine, John Ed

Oral History Interview with William J. Bates, February 7, 2001

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William J. Bates. The interview includes Bates' personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education, the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, flight training, leaving naval aviation and attending Midshipman's School, being assigned to APc-21, operations off the coast of New Guinea with the VII Amphibious Force, providing escort duty for LCTs during assaults along the coast of New Guinea, the sinking of APc-21 by Japanese planes off New Britain Island, recuperating in New Guinea, returning to the States and being assigned to ATR-22, transferring to fleet tug ARA-182 as commanding officer, having convoy duty in the South Pacific, riding out a typhoon, disposing of Navy equipment after the war, and returning to the States.
Date: February 7, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bates, William J.

Oral History Interview with William E. Cooper, September 7, 1999

Description: Interview with business executive and Army Air Forces veteran William E. Cooper. The interview includes Cooper's personal experiences about being a B-29 pilot in the Pacific Theater, pre-flight and flight training, various assignments, and dropping supplies by parachute to prisoners-of-war. Cooper also talks about living on Guam, mechanical weaknesses of the B-29, his descriptions of Nagasaki and Hiroshima from the air after the dropping of the atomic bombs, his disappointment with not being able to fly combat missions, postwar duty as a test pilot on Guam, and his postwar civilian activities.
Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cooper, William E.

Oral History Interview with Miles E. Anderson, November 7, 1996

Description: Interview with Miles E. Anderson, former professor and administrator at the North Texas State College in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Anderson describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college and race relations in Denton, Texas. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews and chair of the Board of Regents, Ben Wooten.
Date: November 7, 1996
Creator: Ketay, Christine & Anderson, Miles E.

Oral History Interview with John M. Evans, Jr., March 7, 1992

Description: Interview with John M. Evans, Jr., an army veteran and nurse from Berwick, Pennsylvania. Herein he recounts his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Included: his assignment to a convalescent center, Cam Ranh Bay; attack by enemy sapper team, August, 1969; morale and drug problems; living conditions; recreation; and readjustment to stateside life.
Date: March 7, 1992
Creator: Houser, Cindy & Evans, John M., Jr.

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

Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Caputo, December 7, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Joseph A. Caputo. The interview includes Caputo's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Caputo, Joseph A.

Oral History Interview with Russell Waldron, December 7, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Russell Waldron. The interview includes Waldron's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Waldron, Russell

Oral History Interview with Warren G. Harding, December 7, 1980

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Warren G. Harding. The interview includes Harding's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Harding, Warren G.

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.
Date: December 7, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Olsson, Ada M.

Oral History Interview with R. G. Smith, December 7, 1978

Description: 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.
Date: December 7, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Smith, R. G.

Oral History Interview with Marvin Alexander, July 7, 1978

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Paul R. Rose. The interview includes Belotti's personal experiences at Ford Island Naval Air Station with VP-24 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: July 7, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Alexander, Marvin

Oral History Interview with Stanton H. Enchelmeyer, April 7, 1976

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Stanton H. Echelmeyer. The interview includes Echelmeyer's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 50th Reconnaissance Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: April 7, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Echelmeyer, Stanton H.

Oral History Interview with Ernie W. Totten, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Ernie W. Totten. The interview includes Totten's personal experiences with the Detachment Quartermaster Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Totten, Ernie W.

Oral History Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, former Army nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas. The interview includes Barron's experiences at Tipler General Hospital at Fort Shafter during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barron, Gelane Matthews

Oral History Interview with Herbert Straus, July 7, 1974

Description: 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.
Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Straus, Herbert

Oral History Interview with Robert Greenwood, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Army veteran Robert Greenwood. The interview includes Greenwood's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 16th Coast Artillery during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Greenwood, Robert

Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax.
Date: July 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara

Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Dave discusses his experiences as a member of the Special sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also describes his personal views on issues including one-year versus two-year budgets, increases in sales tax, the expansion of sales tax, "grocery tax", conflicts with Speaker Gus Mutscher, beer lobbying, corporate taxes, voter disillusionment, urban-rural conflicts, Wichita Falls politics, and his campaign for reelection and contest for House speakership.
Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first legislature.
Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.