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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
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Lee Cullum, November 26, 2016

Description: Interview with journalist Lee Cullum, the host of "CEO" on KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes discussion of her childhood, education, and career working as a commentator in TV and radio, and writing for a number of newspapers and editing D Magazine.
Date: November 26, 2016
Creator: Porter, Ashley; Vanek, Emily & Cullum, Lee
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

A Different Face of War: Memories of a Medical Service Corps Officer in Vietnam

Description: Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir. The author is grateful that his wife retained all the letters he wrote to her and their children during the year they were apart. The author describes with great clarity and poignancy the anguish among the survivors when an American cargo plane in bad weather lands short of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing more than 100 people and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage girl that her shrapnel-ravaged leg not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated trips into a hot landing zone to evacuate the wounded, only to have the Vietnamese insist that the dead be given a higher priority.
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Date: November 2015
Creator: Van Straten, Jim
Partner: UNT Press

One Long Tune: the Life and Music of Lenny Breau

Description: From book jacket: “Mr. Guitar” Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941-1984) “the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.” Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles, especially jazz. Between 1968 and 1983 he made a series of recordings that are among the most influential guitar albums of the century. Breau’s astonishing virtuosity influenced countless performers, but unfortunately it came at the expense of his personal relationships. Despite Breau’s fascinating life story and his musical importance, no full-length biography has been published until now. Forbes-Roberts has interviewed more than 175 people and closely analyzed Breau’s recordings to reveal an enormously gifted man and the inner workings of his music. “Lenny Breau was, and will always be, a great treasure. We need him today more than ever.” —Mundell Lowe
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Date: May 15, 2006
Creator: Forbes-Roberts, Ron
Partner: UNT Press

Polemics in Medieval Sufi Biographies

Description: The eleventh and twelfth centuries represent a critical formative period for institutions and practices that characterized later Islam. Sufism also emerged during the same period as a distinct mode of piety that gained widespread acceptance in the aftermath of Mongol invasions in the thirteenth century. Using early Sufi biographies produced in Khorasan during that period, this study will argue that the early Sufis were not only preoccupied with locating their own tradition within the Islamic orthodoxy but also defining the contours of what constituted acceptable Islam. The sources used are predominantly Persian Sufi biographies composed in Khorasan which form the main body of historiography of Sufism.
Date: December 2009
Creator: Ghafoori, Ali
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Jill Labbe, November 8, 2012

Description: Interview with Jill "J.R." Labbe, a journalist in Fort Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career as an editorial director for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Date: November 8, 2012
Creator: Bowden, George; Francesco, Beth & Labbe, Jill
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Katie Sherrod, November 10, 2012

Description: Interview with Katie Sherrod, a journalist in Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her involvement in various women's rights movements during the 1970s, and her career as a newspaperwoman and a broadcast journalist.
Date: November 10, 2012
Creator: Mehdi, Sahar; Nolasea, Diana & Sherrod, Katie
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Clarice Tinsley, November 11, 2012

Description: Interview with Clarice Tinsley, a journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career as a reporter and a news anchor.
Date: November 11, 2012
Creator: Obamehinti, Lola; Blankenship, Sara; Ortega, Gabriel Morty; Tinsley, Clarice; DeWalt, Christinia Childs & Obamehinti, Lola
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Nancy Lieberman Biography

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist Nancy Lieberman, based on an oral history discussing her childhood, education, and career.
Date: Autumn 2012
Creator: Hale, LaJuana & Unger, Vivian
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Nancy Lieberman, November 8, 2012

Description: Interview with Nancy Lieberman, a sports broadcast journalist. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up in New York, her time on the first women's Olympic basketball team, and her career as a coach, author, and journalist on ESPN.
Date: November 8, 2012
Creator: Hale, LaJuana; Unger, Vivian & Lieberman, Nancy, 1958-
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism