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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 Cathy Hartman, December 7, 2015

Description: Interview with Cathy N. Hartman, the Associate Dean of the University of North Texas Libraries before her retirement in December 2015. She discusses her education and her career as an academic librarian, particularly working with government information and digital preservation.
Date: December 7, 2015
Creator: Moye, Todd & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
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.
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Date: July 30, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Maston, Thomas B.
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Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986

Description: Interview with executive of Caltex Petroluem Corporation, Leigh D. Josephson, including his personal experiences related to employment with Standard Oil of California, his assignment to Bahrain and transfer to Caltex, the construction of Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia, and the bombing of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain. Josephson also talks about refinery operations in Bahrain during and after World War II, his various positions and responsibilities with Caltex and Bapco, work in Bahrain and the Philippines, his personal relationship with the Bahraini royal family, and the OPEC and Arab oil embargoes in 1967.
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Date: May 27, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Josephson, Leigh D.
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Oral History Interview with Vernon Fuller, July 3, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Vernon Fuller. The interview includes Fuller's personal experiences while aboard the repair ship USS Argonne during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 3, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fuller, Vernon
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Oral History Interview with William E. Cooper, September 7, 1999

Description: Interview with business executive and Army Air Forces veteran William E. Cooper. The interview includes Cooper's personal experiences about being a B-29 pilot in the Pacific Theater, pre-flight and flight training, various assignments, and dropping supplies by parachute to prisoners-of-war. Cooper also talks about living on Guam, mechanical weaknesses of the B-29, his descriptions of Nagasaki and Hiroshima from the air after the dropping of the atomic bombs, his disappointment with not being able to fly combat missions, postwar duty as a test pilot on Guam, and his postwar civilian activities.
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Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cooper, William E.
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Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank H. Bigelow, survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bigelow's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boyhood in North Dakota, various jobs during the Great Depression, and enlisting in the Navy. Additionally, Bigelow speaks about volunteering for duty in the Philippines and his assignment to the submarine tender USS Canopus, pre-war military life in the Philippines, the Japanese bombing of Cavite Navy Yard and the destruction of the Canopus, retreating to Bataan and to Corregidor, the fall of Corregidor, his confinement in the 92nd Garage area, the forced march down Dewey Boulevard in Manila and confinement at Cabanatuan, hell ship to Japan, coal mining for Mitsui Heavy Industries, the amputation of his leg by fellow prisoners after a mining accident, liberation, and the destruction in Nagasaki due to the atomic bomb. The interview includes an appendix with an article titled "A Soldier's Story."
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Date: June 13, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bigelow, Frank H.
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Oral History Interview with George Koury, Jr., April 27, 1972

Description: Interview with George Koury, Jr., Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the Bataan Death March. The interview includes Koury's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Koury talks about the Fall of Bataan and his capture, the Bataan Death March, Camp O'Donnell, Nichols Field, hell ship to Formosa and to Japan, Prison Camp No. 7, and liberation.
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Date: April 27, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Koury, George, Jr.
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Oral History Interview with Debbie Denmon, December 4, 2006

Description: Interview with Debbie Denmon, local news media personality and third-generation descendant of residents of Quakertown, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Denmon's personal experiences about childhood and education in Denton, having a career in broadcast journalism, and reporting on local efforts to capture Quakertown history. Denmon also speaks about memories of her great-grandmother Othella Hill, great-grandfather "Dollar Bill" Hill, and grandmother Norvell Williams Reed.
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Date: December 4, 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Denmon, Debbie
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Oral History Interview with Candy Marcum, June 3, 2013

Description: Interview with Candy Marcum. The interview includes Marcum's personal experiences from her childhood, growing up as a lesbian, the gay community, and being involved in the Human Rights Campaign. She particularly talks about counseling gay people, the AIDS crisis, and the coming out process.
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Date: June 3, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Marcum, Candy
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Oral History Interview with Alessandro Buccilli, April 6, 2011

Description: Interview with Italian immigrant Alessandro Buccilli, Director of Marketing and Sales Administration for Peterbilt Motors Company, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Buccilli discusses his family background in Rome, Italy, his education, employment in the U.S., the shifts in perceptions about Italy and the U.S., social responsibility, learning English, his perspectives on the importance of language and culture, raising American children, and his legacy. The interview also includes Buccilli's comparisons of opportunities, bureaucracy, culture, and national immigration debates in Italy and the U.S.
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Date: April 6, 2011
Creator: Alexander, Matthew & Buccilli, Alessandro
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Oral History Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, November 22, 2006

Description: Interview with Alan Lee Briscoe, NASA engineer, as part of the Skylab Oral History Project. The interview includes Briscoe's personal experiences about education at Texas A&M University and South Texas School of Law, joining NASA, working in flight control operations and communications support on the Apollo program, and problem-solving on Skylab missions. Briscoe also speaks about the Skylab "wet workshop," the monotony inherit in Skylab work-shift schedules and efforts to break it, and Skylab's contributions to space exploration.
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Date: November 22, 2006
Creator: Johnson, Michael & Briscoe, Alan Lee
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Oral History Interview with C. R. Gross, April 8, 1974

Description: Interview with C. R. Gross, civil servant and Army Air Corps veteran. The interview includes Gross' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: April 8, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gross, C. R.
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Oral History Interview with Robert Stewart, March 27, 2003

Description: Interview with jazz musician Robert "Bob" Stewart. In the interview, Steward speaks about his early interest in music, his first drum set, first professional job with the Shorty Clements Band, attending college, his employment as a disk jockey, his definition of jazz, playing with the Charles Scott Band in fort Worth, after-hours clubs in Fort Worth, jazz's role in bringing together black and white musicians, various jazz clubs and venues in Fort Worth, musicians unions, the lack of full-time employment opportunities for jazz musicians in Fort Worth, the Fort Worth jazz scene, and peculiarities of Texas jazz and the "Texas Sound." The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Date: March 27, 2003
Creator: Brown, Peggy Brandt & Stewart, Robert
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Oral History Interview with Joseph Mannion, April 26, 1986

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Joseph Mannion. The interview includes Mannion's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: April 26, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mannion, Joseph
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Oral History Interview with Ernest Griffith, November 4, 1982

Description: Interview with Ernest Griffith, owner and operator of Griffith's Independent Ginner. The interview includes Griffith's personal experiences about education in Texola, Oklahoma, part-time employment as cotton picker, and being involved in building cotton gins and operating drug stores. Griffith also talks about his family background, the operation of Griffith and Stith cotton gin, buying cotton and retaining cotton seed, variations in cotton prices, sale of coal to farmers, buying grain for Kimball Milling Company, Weinert cotton gin personnel, significant changes in the cotton ginning business during thirty years, the ginning procedure, and civic and trade association activities.
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Date: November 4, 1982
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd & Griffith, Ernest
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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.
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Date: February 28, 2000
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Feliz, Jack
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Oral History Interview with William W. Fomby, May 15, 1982

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William W. Fomby. The interview includes Fomby's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: May 15, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fomby, William W.
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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
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Oral History Interview with Raymond S. Cannon, June 6, 1980

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Raymond S. Cannon. The interview includes Myers' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: June 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cannon, Raymond S.
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Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch. The interview includes Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai, imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu, solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation, beatings by Japanese prison guards, starvation diet, the end of the war and liberation, and his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal.
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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
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Oral History Interview with Frank L. Dolan, December 15, 1995

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank L. Dolan. The interview includes Dolan's personal experiences aboard the repair ship USS Vestal during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative written by Dolan.
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Date: December 15, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Dolan, Frank L.
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Oral History Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, October 6, 2007

Description: Interview with Earl E. Ambrose, Korean War veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Ambrose's personal experiences of childhood, basic training, volunteering for service in Korea, and attending Arlington State College using GI Bill benefits. Additionally, Ambrose discusses family experiences in military service, the decision to join the Marines, assignments to Quantico and Yorktown, Virginia, his brief combat experience and assignment to the Main Line of Resistance near the Imjin River, his discharge from the Marines, and his career with Bell Helicopter.
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Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Ball, Gregory & Ambrose, Earl E.
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Oral History Interview with Johnny Case, March 5, 2003

Description: Interview with jazz pianist Johnny Case. In the interview, Case talks about his family's acquaintance with Ernest Tubb, his early interest in rhythm and blues, how his parents, Elvis Presley, and local radio stations influenced his musical career, learning to play the piano and his interest in jazz, early gigs in Oklahoma and northeast Texas, his family's move from Paris, Texas to Dallas and his playing gigs at several clubs there, moving to Fort Worth, his collaboration with Tom Morrell in producing the 'How the West Was Swung' albums, his comments about the demise of western swings, gigs and clubs in Fort Worth, his transition from playing western swing to jazz, various jazz artists, okaying for African-American audiences, avant-garde jazz and its promoters, difficulties in making a full-time living as a jazz artist in Fort Worth, his employment at Sardine's Italian Restaurant in Fort Worth, the Caravan of Dreams and the resurgence of jazz in Fort Worth, his relationship with the local musicians union, Texas jazz, and the evolution of jazz in Fort Worth. The interview includes an appendix with an article, Case's discography, and Case's notes on various jazz musicians and venues.
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Date: March 5, 2003
Creator: Brown, Peggy Brandt & Case, Johnny
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