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Oral History Interview with Charlye Heggins, February 19, 2013

Description: Interview with former Denton City Council member Charlye Heggins as part of the UNT African American Remembrance Project. The interview includes Heggins' personal experiences about her childhood, raising a family, doing volunteer work in Denton, and being involved with Texas politics. She particularly talks about discrimination and race issues in Denton during the 1970s and '80s. It includes an appendix with photographs and an article about her death.
Date: February 19, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Heggins, Charlye

Oral History Interview with Robert Cook, October 19, 2012

Description: Interview with Army veteran Robert Cook. The interview includes Cook's personal experiences in the European Theater as well as experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans in Stalag 17 and post-war life. The interview also includes an appendix with a photograph.
Date: October 19, 2012
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Cook, Robert

Oral History Interview with Pierina E. Mercado Beckman, April 19, 2011

Description: 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.
Date: April 19, 2011
Creator: Clower, John & Beckman, Pierina E. Mercado

Oral History Interview with Gloria Villanueva-Anderson, April 19, 2004

Description: Interview with community activist Gloria Villanueva-Anderson. The interview includes Villanueva-Anderson's personal experiences about being an activist in the Mexican-American community of Denton, Texas, education in Denton schools, discrimination at the train station in Denison, Texas, being accepted to the work-scholarship program of the FBI in 1952, opening her telephone answering exchange business, turning toward Republican politics, and her activities with George H.W. Bush's Texas Statewide Hispanic Campaign. Additionally, Villanueva-Anderson discusses her family background, the lack of discrimination against Hispanics in Denton, her family's assimilation in the Anglo culture, early Hispanic families in Denton, her appointment to the North Texas Hispanic Advisory Board by Senator John Tower, as well as her appointments to the Texas Small Business Task Force by Governor William Clements, the White House Conference on Small Business by President Jimmy Carter, and as Regional Advocate for the Small Business Administration by Ronald Reagan.
Date: April 19, 2004
Creator: Ray, Dulce Ivette & Villanueva-Anderson, Gloria

Oral History Interview with Harold Corey, November 19, 2003

Description: Interview with businessman Harold Corey. The interview includes Corey's personal experiences about the Texas International Pop Festival. Corey talks about his parents' reaction to the social, political, and cultural changes of the Sixties, his early interest in popular music, protests against the Vietnam War, conflicts with the redneck culture, the influence of the Beatles on the music of the Sixties, the influence of the "British Invasion," meeting the Grand Funk Railroad at the festival, Hog Farm, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, the sale and use of drugs, the trip tent, festival security, activities at the campgrounds, comments about Ten Years After, and the lasting effects of the festival on his life. The interview includes an appendix with a campground map and festival advertisement.
Date: November 19, 2003
Creator: Tittle, Dennis & Corey, Harold

Oral History Interview with Frank Curre, Jr., April 19, 2002

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank Curre Jr. The interview includes Curre's personal experiences about joining the Navy, boot camp, being aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, and his subsequent experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Additionally, Curre talks about pre-war shipboard life and training exercises, his activities during the attack on Pearl Harbor, aftermath of the attack, his transfer to the yard minesweeper YMS-102 at Bremerton, Washington, operation around Midway Island, his transfer to the escort carrier Petrof Bay, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, kamikaze attacks, the Okinawa campaign, and continued combat against kamikazes.
Date: April 19, 2002
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Curre, Frank, Jr.

Oral History Interview with Melvin Fenoglio, July 19, 2000

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Melvin Fenoglio, educator and farmer-rancher. The interview includes Fenoglio's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, and the Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns. Fenoglio also talks about early family history, his pre-war education, his acceptance in the V-7 Program, failing out of the Midshipman School and transferring to the U.S. Naval Training Center, yeoman training, gunnery practice off the Hawaiian Islands, his personal observations of the flag-raisings on Mount Suribachi, the USS Little's assignment to radar picket duty at Station Ten, his ship being hit by four kamikazes and sinking on May 3, 1945, rescue in the water by his shipmates, survival in the water for three hours before being picked up by LCS(L)-25, and the lasting effects of his World War II experiences. The interview also includes an appendix with a map.
Date: July 19, 2000
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fenoglio, Melvin

Oral History Interview with Alexander Bate, September 19, 1986

Description: Interview with retired schoolteacher Alexander Bate. The interview includes Bate's personal experiences about the African American business community in Sherman, Texas, and the lynching of George Hughes. Bate also talks about being an African-American educator, and local race relations in Sherman.
Date: September 19, 1986
Creator: Kumler, Donna & Bate, Alexander

Oral History Interview with William Carrico, March 19, 1984

Description: Interview with high school administrator and former member of the North Texas State College football team William Carrico, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Carrico discusses his experiences from when he was on the team during the desegregation of athletics.
Date: March 19, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Carrico, William

Oral History Interview with Leon King, 1982

Description: Interview with public school administrator Leon A. King from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, King describes his experiences as one of the two first African Americans who first integrated athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Date: October 19, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & King, Leon

Oral History Interview with Odus Mitchell, 1982

Description: Interview with former North Texas football coach Odus Mitchell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mitchell discusses his experiences as head football coach during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Date: October 19, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Mitchell, Odus

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, February 19, 1982

Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Senate Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy recollects memories and experiences as a member of the Sixty-seventh legislature. He discusses his personal views on issues including the elections of 1980, initiative-referendum, the abortion issue, law-and-order legislation, redistricting, and the state water plan. Mauzy also comments on Ross Perot, Governor William Clements, Lieutenant Governor William Hobby, and Attorney General Mark White.
Date: February 19, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.

Oral History Interview with Jack Kelley, April 19, 1978

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Jack Kelley. The interview includes Kelley's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: April 19, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Kelley, Jack

Oral History Interview with William P. Harris, May 19, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William P. Harris. The interview includes Harris' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: May 19, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Harris, William P.

Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970

Description: Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, who are both World War II veterans and members of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, the two veterans describe what it was like to be Japanese prisoners-of-war. They both discuss their experiences and memories of the fall of Java and the capture of Surabaja in 1942, and also of the bicycle camp Batavia in 1942-45.
Date: September 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Carter, Uell M. & Killian, George

Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

Description: Interview with Jack Moss, a businessman, army veteran, and a member of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Moss describes what it was like to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war, which he spent most of the war as. He also discusses certain events, battles, and places that he was involved with, including the fall and capture of Java, the bicycle camp, Batavia and Singapore in 1942, the Changi Prison Camp, the building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and his time in Kanchanaburi and Bangkok, Thailand.
Date: July 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Moss, Jack

Oral History Interview with Ben H. Wooten, 1969

Description: Interview with Ben H. Wooten, a banker, public servant, and philanthropist. The interview includes Wooten's observations on the growth and development of banking and finance in the Southwest. The interview also includes his experiences in service during World War I as well as his multiple positions within the banking industry, including: assistant cashier of the Alba National Bank in Alba, Texas, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Farmersville, Texas, state bank examiner, Federal Home Loan Banking System, vice-president and member of the executive committee of Republic National Bank in Dallas, president of First National Bank, Dallas, chairman of the board of Dallas Federal Savings and Loan Association and multiple philanthropic activities.
Date: February 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Wooten, Ben H.

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.
Date: April 19, 1969
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Murphey, Bob