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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.
Date: November 2, 2009
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Greenfield, Eleonore

Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984

Description: Interview with former football coach and director of athletics at the North Texas State University Fred McCain, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McCain describes his experiences from when he worked at the college during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics.
Date: April 2, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & McCain, Fred

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.
Date: February 2, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Kooker, Jean

Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, 2009-2010

Description: Interview with Michael Flight, Argentinian-born immigrant to Roanoke, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Flight's personal experiences of childhood and education in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil, being a university student, and the September 11, 2001 attacks and aftermath. Additionally, Flight discusses his parents' backgrounds, life under military dictatorship, perspectives on the Cold War, the Argentinian government's inability to manage the economy, the Falkland Islands War, Argentinian politics, effects of hyperinflation, his work in import-export and manufacturing fields, his wife's work in the information technology field, the 2001 economic collapse and ensuing constitutional crisis, the "cacerolazo" and "choripan and a coka" protests, his decision to emigrate, acculturation struggles, the difficulty finding work in the midst of recession, his perspectives on various aspects of American culture and politics, and his participation in the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band.
Date: November 2, 2009
Creator: Park, David & Flight, Michael

Oral History Interview with Miguel Soria, October 2, 2012

Description: Interview with Miguel Soria, Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas. The interview includes Soria's personal experiences about childhood in Mexico, his first visit to the U.S., illegally crossing the border to live in Dallas, Texas, and experiences with a human smuggler, along with his experiences as an undocumented person and with discrimination. It also includes his thoughts on the DREAM act and the immigration process, and advice for future immigrants.
Date: October 2, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Soria, Miguel

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, August 2, 1979

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Oscar discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. He also comments about Governor William Clements, appropriations, teacher salaries, public school financing, consumer legislation, the presidential primary bill, and "Killer Bees".
Date: August 2, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.

Oral History Interview with Robert Taylor, 1974-1975

Description: Interview with Robert Taylor, Protestant chaplain for the U.S. Army and survivor of the Bataan campaign. The interview includes Taylor's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Taylor talks about the Fall of Bataan and his capture, Bilibid Prison in Manila, American air raids in Manila, hell ship to Japan, Fukuoka Prison Camp, and liberation by Soviet troops.
Date: November 2, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Taylor, Robert

Oral History Interview with Shuford M. Alexander, Jr., December 2, 1999

Description: 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.
Date: December 2, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Alexander, Shuford M., Jr.