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Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, 1966-1968

Description: Interview with Allan Shivers, a former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. The interview includes Shivers' observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson, the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948, the Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952, the Johnson presidential race of 1960, Texas Democratic politics from 1952-56, and the Fifty-third State Legislature. The interview also includes his opinion on the governor's role in state party organization, the state Democratic Convention of 1951, the gubernatorial election of 1954, veterans land board controversy from 1954-55, as well as insurance scandals of the mid-1950s and the lame-duck governor.
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Date: July 24, 1969
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Gantt, Fred & Shivers, Allan

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 Beryl Barton Womack, July 3, 2002

Description: Interview with Beryl Barton Womack. The interview includes Womack's personal experiences about England during the Blitz in World War II, courtship and marriage to Lieutenant Travis Womack, early education, wartime rationing, attending the Domestic Science Teachers College, and coming to the United States. Additionally, Womack speaks about Winston Churchill's inspirational speeches during the Battle of Britain, the bombing of her parents' home in Nottinghamshire, the coming of American troops, and adjustments to American life.
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Date: July 3, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Womack, Beryl Barton

Oral History Interview with Darrell Harrington, July 5, 1997

Description: Interview with Darrell Harrington, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Harrington describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse, and includes details on his assignments to Chu Lai, Da Nang, and the 91st Evacuation Hospital in An Khe. Harrington also discusses the treatment of wounded troops and enemy soldiers, relationships between doctors and nurses, general morale problems, and recreational activities. He recalls his return to the States on thirty-day leave as well as post-Vietnam adjustments and his attitudes toward the war.
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Date: July 5, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Harrington, Darrell

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

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty -second Legislature. His topics of discussion include the origins of the "Dirty Thirty", the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, and his comments on former politicians Speaker Gus Mutscher and Representatives William Heatly, Frances Farenthold, and Tommy Shannon.
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Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David

Oral History Interview with Don Maison, July 30, 2013

Description: Interview with Don Maison, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIDS services of Dallas. The interview includes Maison's personal experiences about his childhood, working with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, being gay, being involved with the gay community, and his experiences as a lawyer. He particularly talks about being involved with the Dallas Gay Alliance, the Village Station arrests, and the AIDS crisis.
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Date: July 30, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Maison, Don

Oral History Interview with Ernie W. Totten, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Ernie W. Totten. The interview includes Totten's personal experiences with the Detachment Quartermaster Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Totten, Ernie W.

Oral History Interview with Estelle Adams, July 5, 2014

Description: Interview with Estelle Adams discussing her life growing up in Wheelock, Texas as well as her grandparents who left Georgia and other extended family members. She also talks about her experiences teaching in various Texas towns, including a segregated school in Bryan, Texas and being transferred to a school in Dallas, Texas during integration.
Date: July 5, 2014
Creator: Smith, Tiffany & Adams, Estelle Mitchell

Oral History Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, former Army nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas. The interview includes Barron's experiences at Tipler General Hospital at Fort Shafter during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barron, Gelane Matthews

Oral History Interview with Gerard Roland Vela, July 21, 2004

Description: Interview with Dr. Gerard Roland Vela, UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology. The interview includes Vela's personal experiences about childhood and education, serving in World War II-era U.S. Navy, having a fellowship at Harvard University, and joining the North Texas faculty in 1965. Additionally, Vela discusses his family history, his love of chemistry, genetics, and microbiology, the growing pains involved with transitioning North Texas into a research university, the construction of a research program, his relationship with students, and his service on the Denton City Council. Photographs are included throughout the interview.
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Date: July 21, 2004
Creator: Calderon, Roberto R. & Vela, Gerard Roland

Oral History Interview with Harcourt G. Bull, July 31, 1972

Description: Interview with tax consultant Harcourt G. Bull, Army veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bull's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Bull talks about the Fall of Corregidor and his capture, the Bilibid Prison in 1942, Tanagawa and Zentsuji, Honshu, and liberation. The interview includes an appendix with a notebook and a narrative written by Bull.
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Date: July 31, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bull, Harcourt G.

Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004

Description: Interview with Army veteran Harlan W. Crouse. The interview includes Crouse's personal experiences about combat in the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese surrender in Yokohama Harbor, and being present during the post-war U.S. occupation of Japan.
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Date: July 2, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crouse, Harlan W.

Oral History Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, July 5, 1974

Description: Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, a United States Army nurse from Detroit, Michigan. The interview includes her experiences at the Schofield Barracks hospital before and during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 5, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gray, Hedwige Kaczanowski

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.
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Date: July 20, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Ferrill, Herbert

Oral History Interview with Herbert Straus, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Herbert Straus, Jewish chaplain for the U. S. Navy. The interview includes Strauss' personal experiences at the Pearl Harbor Base during the Japanese attack there on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Straus, Herbert

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, 1984

Description: Interview with former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews recollects some of his experiences and thoughts as a child and while he was a student at school. He also comments on several personal experiences as a teacher, including when he was appointed as a laboratory school teacher, a curriculum committee member, and the dean of the college of education. He also talks about the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1955.
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Date: July 26, 1984
Creator: Adams, Wayne; Blair, Witt; Jenkins, Floyd; Kingery, Dwane; Marquis, R. L.; Mohat, Imogen et al.

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.
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Date: July 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Moss, Jack

Oral History Interview with James Gayle, July 15, 2006

Description: Interview with African American North Texas State University alumnus James Gayle. The interview included Gayle's personal experiences of childhood, playing basketball at Fort Worth's all-black Terrell High School, attending North Texas and enrolling in the ROTC program, and his experience as a boarder in "Shack Town" neighborhood of Denton. Gayle talks about the comparison of race relations in Artesia, New Mexico, and Waco and Forth Worth, Texas, the "neutral" stance of NT administration toward black students and the "self-support" system among students, as well as his relationships with professors and white students, and his perception of what he gained from his NT experience.
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Date: July 15, 2006
Creator: Cervantez, Brian & Gayle, James

Oral History Interview with John Ed Balentine, July 7, 2006

Description: Interview with former North Texas State Teachers College student John Ed Balentine, longtime resident of Denton County, Texas. The interview includes Balentine's personal experiences about life on Denton farms, including descriptions of ranch work, wheat harvest, and entertainment options in Denton, education in Denton schools, dropping out of school to work for magnolia Oil Co. in Kermit, Texas, and being inducted into the U.S. Army. Additionally, Balentine speaks about his family's economic difficulties during the Great Depression, undergraduate studies at North Texas as an Industrial Arts major, descriptions of student social life, his World War II service in an anti-battalion, returning to Kermit, courting and marrying Jeanette Smith, and descriptions of historic Denton County photographs. The interview includes an appendix with photographs and Balentine's autobiography.
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Date: July 7, 2006
Creator: Moye, Todd & Balentine, John Ed

Oral History Interview with Jose Gonzales, July 4, 1997

Description: Interview with Jose Gonzalez, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Gonzalez describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse in Vietnam. Gonzalez discusses what life was like during his assignment to the 24th Evacuation Hospital, and includes details concerning relationships between doctors and nurses, morale, American relations with Vietnamese civilians, recreational activities, entertainment, and his Bronze Star award. He also recalls the adjustments that both he and many of his comrades dealt with post-Vietnam, and shares his attitudes toward the war.
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Date: July 4, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Gonzalez, Jose

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

Description: Interview with attorney and Democratic Representative L. DeWitt Hale from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on budget surplus, highway appropriations, the teacher retirement bill, Texas Monthly's ratings of legislators, public school financing, ad valorem taxation, and the Peveto Bill.
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Date: July 12, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt

Oral History Interview with Mac Reynolds, July 18, 1983

Description: Interview with businessman Mac Reynolds from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reynolds discusses his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: July 18, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Reynolds, Mac

Oral History Interview with Mae Cora Peterson, July 25, 2012

Description: Interview with South Carolina-born African American resident of Fort Worth, Texas, Mae Cora Peterson, a non-profit administrator and educator. The interview includes Peterson's personal experiences of childhood on the South Carolina State College campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina, life under the Jim Crow laws, working at Border Mission, her move to and impressions of Fort Worth under Jim Crow laws, graduate school at the University of Michigan, and colorism. Peterson talks about her husband's job at Maxwell Steel in Fort Worth, taking a cruise to Havana, Cuba, on a Jim Crow passenger ship, other blacks' disbelief of privileged childhood and insulation from the full effects of segregation, education jobs at various colleges, working as Executive Secretary for the Fort Worth YWCA, and working as the dean of girls for Fort Worth ISD. Additionally, Peterson gives details on segregated Fort Worth high schools and desegregation, and her trip to London and Paris with her daughter. The interview includes an appendix with letters, contracts, job registration forms, yearbook excerpts, and an article about Mae Cora Peterson.
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Date: July 25, 2012
Creator: Moye, Todd & Peterson, Mae Cora