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Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator A. R. Schwartz, an attorney from Galveston, Texas. The interview includes Schwartz's experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, welfare spending, constitutional revisions, urban-rural conflicts, minimum wages for migrant workers, education legislation, unrest on college campuses, and personal legislation. The former Senator's comments about Governors John Connally and Preston Smith are also included in the interview.
Date: February 8, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Schwartz, A. R.

Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

Description: Interview with Captain A. Y. Allee, a member of the Texas Rangers "Company D". In the interview, Captain Allee explains what these organizations are, and why they are significant. He discusses some specific details of his job, as well as Mexican-American relations that he has observed. Captain Allee describes his version of what happened at the Crystal City Incident.
Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Allee, A. Y.

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.
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.
Date: February 6, 1970
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.

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 Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010

Description: Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Towles' personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, Depression-era struggles, and living in Weatherford during World War II. Towles also discusses her father's work with the Works Progress Administration, marriage to Norman Towles, her family's switch from Democratic loyalty to Republican, her personal evolution on race issues, and religious devotion.
Date: February 18, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Towles, Billie Joyce

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.
Date: February 25, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Mohair, Billie

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.
Date: February 5, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Riddlesperger, Carol

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 David Braden, February 4, 2005

Description: Interview with David Braden, architect and Army Air Forces veteran. In the interview, Braden speaks about his impressions of General Curtis LeMay in the Pacific Theater during World War II, his assignment to Saipan, Mariana Islands, for bombing operations against the Japanese homeland, LeMay's arrival in the Marianas and changes in bombing techniques, the thirty-five mission limitation and improvement in aircrew morale, his functions as a B-29 navigator, LeMay's decision to conduct incendiary night rights at 5,000 feet, the strategic importance of Iwo Jima for bomber crews, and his assessment of how LeMay's policies made a decided difference in ending the war.
Date: February 4, 2005
Creator: Hurley, Alfred F. & Braden, David

Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

Description: Interview with Dean M. McCall, Army Air Corps veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes McCall's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. McCall talks about the Japanese bombing of Nichols Field, the fall of Bataan, the fall of Corregidor and his capture, Bilibid Prison, hell ship to Japan, copper mining at Motiyama, Honshu, American air raids and naval bombardment, and liberation.
Date: February 26, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & McCall, Dean M.

Oral History Interview with Douglas R. Crawford, February 25, 2004

Description: Interview with Air Force veteran Douglas R. "Roy" Crawford. The interview includes Crawford's personal experiences about early family life, joining the U.S. Army Air Forces, training as a bulldozer operator, removing radioactive debris from Hiroshima, training as a radar operator at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and working as the radar tracker when Major Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 on October 19, 1947. Additionally, Crawford talks about his assignments to Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, and Korea, as a forward air observer, his role as an airborne radar operator during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, his various activities with the NASA Space Program, and clandestine missions with the CIA and Air America over Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
Date: February 25, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crawford, Douglas R.

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 Frank Kell Cahoon, October 24, 1967

Description: Interview with former Texas House of Representatives Republican member and independent oil-man and geologist Frank K. Cahoon. The interview includes Cahoon's personal views on salaries for public school teachers, labor legislation, sales tax, liquor registration, appropriation bills, revisions in criminal code, lobby influence, and the future growth for the Republican party in Texas. Cahoon also talks about his thoughts on fellow politicians, his decision to switch career paths from business to politics, and his experiences as the only Republican representative in the Texas House.
Date: February 12, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Cahoon, Frank Kell

Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

Description: Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, businessman. The interview includes his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum, the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations (PASO), and other Mexican-American social action groups. It also includes his opinions on the Delgado Case, the poll tax drives, the Texas gubernatorial campaign of 1962, and the Crystal City elections, 1963.
Date: February 28, 1971
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Garcia, Gilbert C.

Oral History Interview with Harve King, February 10, 1992

Description: Interview with educator and university administrator Harve King from Farmersville, Texas. In the interview, King recollects his experiences as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas during the 1920's and 1930's. King comments on the school facilities, athletics, teachers, the "Three M's" singing group, and Professor Fred Moore. He also discusses his career in education and his philosophy as an educator.
Date: February 10, 1992
Creator: Glaze, Michele & King, Harve

Oral History Interview with Homer P. Rainey, August 1967

Description: Interview with Homer P. Rainey, former president of the University of Texas and professor of higher education at the University of Colorado. The interview includes general coverage of Rainey's early career, his problems with the Board of Regents at the University of Texas, 1944-45, and his unsuccessful race for governor of Texas in 1946.
Date: February 5, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Rainey, Homer P.

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

Description: Interview with J. C. Matthews, Former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, he discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's, and the initial period of integration on campus. He also expresses his views on the Atkins suit, the Campus Theatre incident, the desegregation of local businesses, and the desegregation of the athletic program.
Date: February 18, 1977
Creator: Mangrum, Robert & Matthews, J. C.

Oral History Interview with Jack Feliz, February 28, 2000

Description: Interview with Navy veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Feliz's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the sinking of the Houston, imprisonment at Serang, Java, the Changi Prison Camp, hell ship to Japan, prison camp at Ohasi, Honshu, and liberation.
Date: February 28, 2000
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Feliz, Jack

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 Johnny Cox, February 14, 2004

Description: Interview with printer Johnny Cox. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences about attending the Texas International Pop Festival in Lewisville, Texas, enrolling in Texas Tech University, and playing in bands while at Texas Tech. Cox talks about generational conflicts with his parents, taking guitar lessons as a teenager, the appeal of the Beatles and their music, his high school friends and activities, changing clothing styles in the Sixties, meeting his first wife, his opposition to the Vietnam War, his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival, drug use at the festival, his first personal use of LSD, how LSD put the music in a different perspective for him, the "free stage," and the Texas International Pop Festival as a turning point in his life. He also comments on Janis Joplin's performance, Canned Heat and B.B. King, the performances of Led Zeppelin and Spirit, and crowd behavior at the festival.
Date: February 14, 2004
Creator: Tittle, Dennis & Cox, Johnny

Oral History Interview with Josephine Bermejo, February 16, 2013

Description: Interview with Josephine Bermejo, first generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Bermejo's recollections of schooling in Minnesota and Iowa, learning in English schools, leaving school for family obligations, and getting a GED in Fort Worth, Texas. Bermejo also talks about children's education and her thoughts on the future of Mexican American education. It includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
Date: February 16, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bermejo, Josephine

Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

Description: Interview with Juan Cornejo, who is the former Mayor of Crystal City, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Cornejo gives some background information and describes his early life, education, and work. He describes how he was elected and what his accomplishments were as Mayor. Mr. Cornejo also discusses his thoughts and personal opinions on municipal elections, discrimination, the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations, and charges against Captain A. Y. Allee.
Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Cornejo, Juan