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Oral History Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, October 20, 2012

Description: Interview with Ada Fabiana Duque, Colombian-born immigrant to Rockwall, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Duque's family background and the risks that accompanied being financially successful in Colombia during the Colombian civil war, the guerrilla violence in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s, her experience as an exchange student to Illinois in 1992, her expectations about the U.S., education and employment in food engineering, the process of acquiring citizenship through political asylum, and her opinions about U.S. immigration policy and cultural assimilation, as well as reflections on American identity.
Date: October 20, 2012
Creator: Bundschuh, Molly & Duque, Ada Fabiana

Oral History Interview with Joe Cole, January 20, 2004

Description: 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.
Date: January 20, 2004
Creator: Tittle, Dennis & Cole, Joe

Oral History Interview with Frank Breyer, September 20, 2003

Description: Interview with Army veteran Frank Breyer. The interview includes Breyer's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, volunteering for the draft, various assignments, his attachment to Merrill's Marauders, medical evacuation to Ledo, combat around Bhamo, Burma, the opening of the Burma Road, transfer to the 612th Artillery and to Kunming, China, for artillery training, teaching artillery tactics to Chinese troops with the Chinese Combat and Training Command, and the resumption of fighting between Chinese Nationalist and Communist forces.
Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Breyer, Frank

Oral History Interview with Joe L. Atkins, June 20, 1995

Description: Interview with educator Joe L. Atkins from Jefferson, Texas. In the interview, Atkins discusses his experiences and role in the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also recollects memories such as his rejection for admission, the Atkins v. Matthews case, early civil rights activities with the NAACP Youth Council in Dallas, and his decision to attend the Texas Western College. Atkins comments on several civil rights leaders such as Juanita Craft, Thurgood Marshall, and W. H. Durham, and also on several school administrators at the North Texas State College.
Date: June 20, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Atkins, Joe L.

Oral History Interview with Jane Armstrong, August 20, 1987

Description: Interview with homemaker Jane Armstrong. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences about life on the Scott Jacobs Farm in Denton County. Armstrong talks about the purchase of the land by her grandfather, implements and outbuildings found on the farm, oil income and farm improvements during the 1920s and 1930s, rural entertainment and leisure activities, crops and planting, food preservation, in-town shopping, making homebrew and bootlegging activities, schools and churches, cemeteries, epidemics, and folk medicines and remedies.
Date: August 20, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Armstrong, Jane

Oral History Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, April 20, 1987

Description: Interview with Stephen E. Van Nostrand, former executive at Caltex Petroleum Corporation. The interview includes Van Nostrand's personal experiences about service during World War II, employment with Caltex in China, the formation of Ryuku Oil Corporation, and holding various positions within Caltex. Van Nostrand talks about joint ventures with Nippon Oil Company and Koa Oil Company, increasing the refining capacity from 60,000 bbls. to 900,000 bbls. per day, crude oil contracts, the Nippon Petroleum Refining Company, refinery rehabilitation and construction, his role in Caltex operations in Japan, the Nippon Oil Staging Terminal Company, relations between Caltex (Japan) and New York headquarters, OPEC and its effects upon Caltex, character sketches of Neal Lilley, Alec Singleton, and James Voss, and various Japanese oil executives. The interview includes a personal history of S. Nomura.
Date: April 20, 1987
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Van Nostrand, Stephen E.

Oral History Interview with Luther G. Prunty, 1986

Description: 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.
Date: October 20, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Prunty, Luther

Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984

Description: Interview with business executive and former member of the North Texas State football team Frank Klein from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics.
Date: December 20, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Klein, Frank

Oral History Interview with Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983

Description: Interview with former assistant football coach at North Texas State College Herbert Ferrill from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Ferrill describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Date: July 20, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Ferrill, Herbert

Oral History Interview with Marcus Valenta, April 20, 1978

Description: Interview with Marcus Valenta, Catholic chaplain for the U.S. Army. The interview includes Valenta's personal experiences at the post chapel at Schofield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: April 20, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Valenta, Marcus

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, December 20, 1974

Description: Interview with Democratic representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale reminisces and describes his experiences during his time serving as a member of the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention. Hale also discusses his personal views concerning constitutional revisions, the Constitutional Revision Commission, the Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee, the Judiciary Committee, Price Daniel Jr., night-to-work provisions, and the failure of the Constitutional Convention.
Date: December 20, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt

Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969

Description: Interview with attorney Ed Idar, Jr., who is from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Idar discusses his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum during World War II. He also talks about his affiliations with the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations as well as other Mexican-American social action groups. Mr. Idar expresses his views and opinions on several issues including the problem of undocumented workers, the bracero problem, the segregation of schools, jury service, poll tax drives, LULAC, the Viva Kennedy movement, gubernatorial elections, and the Crystal City incident.
Date: February 20, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Idar, Ed

Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. The interview includes Allred's experiences while serving in the Sixtieth Legislature as well as his personal views on the influence of lobbyists, rules of the House, power of committee chairs, defeat of pari-mutuel betting bill, the value of the Texas Legislative Council, and annual legislative sessions. The interview also contains Allred's thoughts on fellow politicians and information about his father, Governor James V. Allred.
Date: November 20, 1968
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Kamp, H. W. & Allred, David