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Oral History Interviews with Mary Kay Ash, November 1974

Description: Interview with cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash. The interview includes Ash's personal experiences about her early sales career and its impact upon her future business philosophy, methods, and the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ash talks about planning prior to launching the company, problems and solutions in the beginning, early legal problems with competitors, her concern for women's opportunities, development and growth of sales, the role of her children in the company, methods of recruiting, training, and attitude building, marketing and sales techniques, incentive plans, sales territories, pricing, the party plan, employee promotion, her views on successful managerial traits and on the motivational differences between men and women, applying the Golden Rule toward employees and customers, her attitudes and philosophy toward employee relations, using her intuition in decision making, and reasons for the growth of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Ash, Mary Kay
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

Description: Interview with Richard Rogers, president of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The interview includes Rogers' personal experiences about forming a company. Rogers talks about his mother's (Mary Kay) selling career and its impact on her own company, relations with sales personnel, marketing and sales motivation, the wig business, pricing, the dual management system, legal aspects and government regulations, his views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality, reasons for going public with stock, financing methods, contract and private labeling, budgeting, expansion, reasons for the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics, specialization vs. diversification, building a management team, and his views on motivational differences between men and women.
Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Rogers, Richard
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Randolph Lockwood, August 24, 1974

Description: Interview with Randolph S. Lockwood regarding his experiences while stationed at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other installations on the island on December 7th, 1941. It also contains a list of corrections made to the interview for content regarding phrases that were initially mis-typed.
Date: August 24, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Lockwood, Randolph S.
Partner: University of North Texas

Oral History Interview with Wilford A. Autry, July 1, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Wilford A. Autry. The interview includes Autry's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a letter.
Date: July 1, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Autry, Wilford A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Thomas B. Maston, 1974

Description: Interview with Thomas B. Maston, college professor and theologian. The interview includes Maston's personal experiences about religious fundamentalism in Texas during the 1920s. Maston talks about his philosophy of Christian ethics, the Norris Movement, his teaching philosophy, and Southern Baptists and social concern.
Date: July 30, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Maston, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Sterling Edwards, May 9, 1974

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Sterling Edwards. The interview includes Edwards' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 407th Signal Aviation Company during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative and letters.
Date: May 9, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Edwards, Sterling
Partner: UNT Oral History Program