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Oral History Interview with A. Tennyson Miller, January 11, 1992

Description: Interview with schoolteacher A. Tennyson Miller from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Miller reflects on his experiences as a teacher and coach at the Fredrick Douglass School during the late 1930's and early 1940's, which was before the school was integrated. He comments on Principal Fred Moore and segregated education in Denton. Tennyson also discusses his admission to the doctoral program at North Texas State College, which broke racial barriers in 1954.
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Date: January 11, 1992
Creator: Glaze, Michele & Miller, A. Tennyson

Oral History Interview with Abe C. Cooper, April 3, 2006

Description: Interview with Abe C. Cooper, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Cooper's personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Dallas, Texas, attending all-black schools, and enrolling at North Texas State College in 1958. Cooper speaks about the adjustments required for attending school in an integrated setting, boarding with African-American families in the "Shack Town" neighborhood of Denton, and the comparative experiences with students and faculty in the Schools of Engineering and Education.
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Date: April 3, 2006
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Cooper, Abe C.

Oral History Interview with Alma Clark, September 29, 2006

Description: Interview with Alma Clark, first-generation descendant through marriage of Quakertown residents, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about childhood and education, marrying Rev. "Willie" Clark, moving to Denton, and participating in Denton Christian Women's Fellowship. Clark also discusses her family's experience in Denton as well as her husband's feelings regarding Denton's Civic Center Park, on the site of Quakertown. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Date: June 29, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Clark, Alma

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 26, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views on the Sixtieth Legislature and activities on the House Education Committee.
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Date: October 31, 1967
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, Jr., a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as House speakerships and lobbyist activities.
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Date: February 8, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

Description: Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature. It also includes his personal views on appropriations, revenue bills, the budget-making process, the legislature's relationship with Governor John Connally, liquor legislation, and urban-rural conflict.
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Date: February 6, 1970
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.

Oral History Interview with Ann Barnett, November 13, 1987

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Ann Barnett from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Barnett discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on her childhood in Nacogdoches, Texas, the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1950s, the student stand-in at Campus Theatre in Denton, the desegregation of restaurants and housing, social affairs, urban renewal, voter registration, the literacy program, the Denton Christian Preschool, meeting programs, and establishing dialogue between races.
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Date: November 13, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Barnett, Ann

Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

Description: Interview with Dr. Arthur M. Sampley, a college professor, former college administrator, and former poet laureate from Denton Texas. In the interview, Dr. Sampley describes his life growing up in Denton and attending school at the University of Texas. He talks about becoming a poet and analyzes his poetry as well as describing tenure as director of libraries and vice-president for academic affairs at North Texas State College, his philosophy of teaching, and the desegregation of the college in 1955-56.
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Date: November 8, 1973
Creator: Haggard, Margurite & Sampley, Arthur M.

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.
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Date: July 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara

Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968

Description: Interview with Ben Barnes, who was the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in 1964-68, the lieutenant governor in 1968-72, and a Democrat from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Barnes shares his thoughts and opinions on several procedures, laws, and political decisions, including reapportionment, the “one-man, one vote” decision of U.S. Supreme Court, state water systems, and state employee pay raise. He also comments on federal-state relations, revisions of Code of Criminal Procedures, industrial safety law, voter registration, the reform of liquor laws and pari-mutuel betting, revenue legislation, and one-year versus two-year budgeting. Barnes comments on fellow politician Governor John Connally.
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Date: August 14, 1967
Creator: Gantt, Fred; Kamp, H. W. & Barnes, Ben

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 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 Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987

Description: Interview with community activist Betty Kimble from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kimble discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She recalls memories from her days as a student both in East Texas and at North Texas State College. Kimble recollects the many events that concerned the desegregation of the North Texas State College and the City of Denton alike, which included student and citizen protesting that mostly supported Denton's strong white power presence. She recalls the desegregation of public restaurants, the street-paving of the African-American section of Denton, and voter registration changes. Kimble also comments on influential civil rights activists including Tennyson Miller and Abner Haynes
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Date: December 8, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Kimble, Betty

Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

Description: Interview with librarian Billie Mohair from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Mohair discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on coping with segregation in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the desegregation of North Texas State College, her college experiences, her decision to join the Fellowship, and the demise of the Fellowship.
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Date: February 25, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Mohair, Billie

Oral History Interview with Billy Barker, September 3, 1977

Description: Interview with homemaker Billie Simpson Barker. The interview includes Barker's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1925-1985. Barker talks about her father's sawmill operation, creek flooding, threshing operations, changes in land ownership, her husband's death, effects of the Great Depression, social life, the county's longtime residents, recreational activities, epidemics, wildlife problems, the tornado of June 8, 1937, her childhood, and homemade clothing.
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Date: September 3, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Barker, Billy

Oral History Interview with Bob Way, December 13, 1984

Description: Interview with college instructor and former member of the North Texas State football team Bob Way 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.
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Date: December 13, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Way, Bob

Oral History Interview with Carl Denmon, April 8, 2006

Description: Interview with Carl Denmon, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Denmon's personal experiences about childhood in Houston, Texas and undergraduate education at Wiley College. Additionally, Denmon discusses his employment as band director at Fred Moore High School in Denton, graduate studies in Music and Education at NTSU, his career with and retirement from Dallas County Community College, and his perceptions of changes in Denton and at North Texas over forty years.
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Date: April 8, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Denmon, Carl

Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Carol Riddlesperger from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Riddlesperger discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on segregation in Denton, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, her decision to run for the Denton school Board, tutoring program, and the jobs program.
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Date: February 5, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Riddlesperger, Carol

Oral History Interview with Cassandra F. Berry, November 29, 2006

Description: Interview with Denton resident Cassandra F. Berry, UNT employee with a personal interest in the history of Quakertown, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Berry's personal experiences about working at UNT as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, as well as her service to the Denton African American Museum, which led to her interest in the history of Quakertown.
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Date: November 29, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Berry, Cassandra F.

Oral History Interview with Charlie Cole, March 5, 1985

Description: Interview with county adult probation officer and former member of the North Texas State College football team Charlie Cole Jr., from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cole recollects thoughts and memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956.
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Date: March 5, 1985
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cole, Charlie

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.
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Date: February 19, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Heggins, Charlye

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.
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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975

Description: Interview with David Allred, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Allred discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also describes his thoughts on issues such as the House speakership race, committee chairpersons, House rules, Equal Rights Amendment, the establishment of Public Utilities Commission, public school financing and the Constitutional Convention.
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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David