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The lost generation: World War I poetry selected from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection

Description: Donald Lee Thomas was born in Dallas, Texas in 1943. Before graduating high school he enlisted, at age 17, in the U.S. Navy, serving several tours of duty before being ordered to Vietnam in 1968. There he served as part of Medical Unit Self-Contained Transportable ONE, a joint Navy and Marine Corps crew which operated an experimental infl atable hospital with jet turbine engines. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for his service in Vietnam. In 1972 Mr. Thomas graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas and briefly joined the library faculty of the University of Arizona before being accepted for commissioning in the Navy Medical Service Corp in 1973. In his first commissioned position as Assistant Chairman of the Educational Resources Department at the Naval Medical Center of Bethesda, Maryland his duties included management of the professional library. Mr. Thomas retired from the Navy in 1986 to pursue his interest in librarianship. He served in faculty librarian positions at Baylor Health Science Library and Texas A&M University before taking an administrative position with the Harris County Public Library System where he has responsibility for Financial Services to 26 libraries. The University of North Texas Libraries acquired the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection in 2015. The collection contains over 900 volumes focusing on war poetry, specifically English and American poetry related to World War I. Although the collection includes many well-known poets, the strength of the collection is in work produced by lesser-known poets which were less frequently collected by libraries and difficult if not impossible to find today. During the 40 years Mr. Thomas has been a collector he has established relationships with booksellers overseas and become quite adept at finding “hidden treasures” which others might ...
Date: 2017
Creator: University of North Texas Libraries, Special Collections
Partner: UNT Libraries

Yesterday There Was Glory: With the 4th Division, A.E.F., in World War I

Description: Memoir describing historical events and personal accounts of Gerald Andrew Howell based on his experiences during World War I, originally completed in 1946 : "His narrative was a study of a small group of American soldiers attempting to survive some of the most ferocious combat of the 'Great War.' He included information on the movements and activities of his 39th Infatry Regiment and the 4th Division, but Howell kept the focus of the story on his squad, a typical cross section of the A.E.F. {American Expeditionary Forces]" (p. 2) This edited version has some introductory and supplementary information and has made minor corrections to the original text. Index starts on page 338.
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Date: September 2017
Creator: Howell, Gerald Andrew & Patrick, Jeffrey L.
Partner: UNT Press

N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual and Directory: A Catalogue of American Newspapers, 1914, Volume 1

Description: American Newspaper Annual and Directory contains lists of newspaper publications (listed by counties) with census information, natural features and chief products. Volume 1 of 2. Additional information includes class and trade publications and maps. Index to Class and Trade Publications begins on page 1195, in Volume 2. Index to Newspaper and Magazine Advertisements begins on page 1267, in Volume 2.
Date: 1914
Creator: N. W. Ayer & Son
Partner: UNT Libraries

N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual and Directory: A Catalogue of American Newspapers, 1914, Volume 2

Description: American Newspaper Annual and Directory contains lists of newspaper publications (listed by counties) with census information, natural features and chief products. Volume 1 of 2. Additional information includes class and trade publications and maps. Index to Class and Trade Publications begins on page 1195. Index to Newspaper and Magazine Advertisements begins on page 1267.
Date: 1914
Creator: N. W. Ayer & Son
Partner: UNT Libraries

Experiment Station Record, Volume 31, July-December, 1914

Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, and bibliographies. Name and subject indexes start on page 901.
Date: 1915
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiment Station Record, Volume 30, January-June, 1914

Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, and bibliographies. Name and subject indexes start on page 901.
Date: 1914
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pictorial Landscape-Photography

Description: Book containing discussions of photographic analysis and techniques.
Date: 1914
Creator: Anderson, Paul, 1880-1956
Partner: UNT Libraries

In the Line of Duty: Reflections of a Texas Ranger Private

Description: This book contains a series of anecdotes about Lewis Rigler's life, focusing on his time as a law enforcement officer in Texas. He discusses his life growing up, various cases that he worked on as a Texas Ranger, and general observations that he gained from his job. Index starts on page 181.
Date: 1995
Creator: Rigler, Lewis C., 1914- & Rigler, Judyth Wagner
Partner: UNT Press

A Book Lover in Texas

Description: This autobiographical text discusses Evelyn Oppenheimer's role as a reader and book reviewer in Texas. The book discusses both her life and opinions regarding books and various topics. A selection of her poetry and one of her short stories ("The Green Conscience") are also included. Index starts on page 153.
Date: 1995
Creator: Oppenheimer, Evelyn, 1907-
Partner: UNT Press

Oral History Interview with Kenneth Magee, October 5, 1976

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Kenneth Magee. The interview includes Magee's personal experiences while at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: October 5, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Magee, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Caputo, December 7, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Joseph A. Caputo. The interview includes Caputo's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Caputo, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984

Description: Interview with Ada Reed and Bob Brewer, owners and operators of A. B. McGill and Company General Merchants. In the interview, the Brewers discuss their family backgrounds, marriage, losses on charge accounts during the Great Depression, the change from clerk-service to self-service operation of the store, the credit business, purchasing clothes at the Dallas fashion market, customer interests, changes in product lines, commercial and residential growth in the Bertram area, using direct mail and radio advertising, their involvement with the Texas Retail Association, factors in developing a successful business, and civic activities. The interview includes an appendix with a flyer, photographs, articles, and letters.
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Date: March 14, 1984
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd; Brewer, Ada Reed & Brewer, Bob
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

Description: Interview with Ghent Sanderford, attorney. The interview includes Sanderford's experiences as private secretary to Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, 1925-27 and 1933-35, his relationship with James E. Ferguson, as well as comments about Governors Pat Neff, Dan Moody, James Allred, W. Lee O'Daniel, and Coke Stevenson. The interview also includes his opinions on the Johnson-Stevenson senatorial race of 1948 and the impeachment of James Ferguson.
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Date: May 4, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Sanderford, Ghent
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Experiment Station Record, Volume 38, January-June, 1918

Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, bibliographies, and listings for Spanish edition publications from the Porto Rico station. Name and subject indexes start on page 901.
Date: 1918
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department