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Oral History Interviews with Pete Evans, 1984

Description: Interview with Pete Evans, a Texas National Guard veteran and POW from Hamby, Texas. Evans discusses his time as a member of 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") which was captured by the Japanese in March, 1942, including: his upbringing; entering the Guard and training; mobilization, the Louisiana Maneuvers, and deployment to East Asia; diversion from the Philippines to Brisbane and then Java, after December 7th, 1941; assignment to Sangosari near Malang; the Japanese invasion and the American surrender; and experiences in internment at Surabaya, Tanjong Priok in Batavia, Changi Camp in Singapore, Nagasaki, and the Orio district of Kitakyūshū.
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Date: {1984-02-15, 1984-02-29, 1984-03-07}
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Evans, Pete
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Personal Diary of Frank Fujita, Jr.

Description: A copy of Frank Fujita Jr.'s war diary, obtained by Dr. Ron Marcello to accompany Fujita's oral history interview. Fujita was an Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment captured on Java in March 1942. Included is Fujita's original bound diary, and a rewritten version he made in a Japanese logbook in internment and continued. They contain daily activities, doodles, lists of dozens of servicemen and captives encountered, and the key to an encoded script Fujita developed for sensitive information. Also included is a postwar newspaper clipping about Fujita's unit.
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Date: December 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fujita Jr., Frank
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Words and Pictures: Vernon Fisher, 1980-2019

Description: Words and Pictures is an exhibition and catalogue of paintings and sculptures by Texas artist Vernon Fisher, dated 1980 to 2019. Curator Tracee Robertson and critic Dave Hickey explore themes and methods in Fisher’s art. Fisher came of age in the twentieth century, characterized as the bloodiest and most brutal century in history. Like many artists of his era, including poets and writers who inspire him, Fisher explores what it means to be lost in the face of indifference. His art is a personal expression of what life feels like. His paintings, typified by compositions of floating imagery and overlaid texts, present an unresolved narrative, intended to leave viewers with an overarching sense of emotion. Embracing postmodern humor, irreverence, and anti-closure, Vernon Fisher paints images of hopeful uncertainty.
Date: 2019
Creator: Robertson, Tracee W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Jeanne Gaudette, October 10, 2013

Description: Interview with Jeanne Gaudette, a from Lynn, Massachusetts. Gaudette discusses growing up, discovering a love of nature, getting into astrology and spiritualism, meditation, considering a monastic vocation as a teenager and quitting religion, thoughts on her family's struggles, her marriage and divorce, having a son, becoming a Ayurvedic yogini, reading charts for people in bars, planetary energy, Scott and Helen Nearing, dowsing, death and souls, chakras, and Helen Nearing's death.
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Date: October 10, 2013
Creator: Pomerleau, Clark A. & Gaudette, Jeanne
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Oral History Interview with Margaret Gillooly, March 18, 1995

Description: Interview with Margaret Gillooly, a civilian internee of the Japanese in WWII from San Francisco, California. Gillooly discusses her family's move to the Philippines in 1938, schooling, the start of war and the Japanese invasion, staying in Cebu City, her parents' escape from Manila and surviving a sinking in Manila Bay, Japanese occupation of Cebu, being moved to Manila, various experiences surviving internment at Santo Tomas Prison Camp, bombings, the American invasion and liberation, a Japanese counterattack and siege, emotional and mental impacts, and evacuation.
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Date: March 18, 1995
Creator: Byrd, Richard W. & Gillooly, Margaret
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Oral History Interview with Ali H. Heidari, April 20, 2011

Description: Interview with Ali Heidari, an Iranian immigrant, realtor, and restaurateur from Tehran. Heidari discusses growing up, education, moving to Athens, Texas in 1975, attending UT Arlington, getting into real estate, his family, his reaction to the 1979-81 hostage crisis, experiences as an immigrant in DFW, and his thoughts on American youth and culture.
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Date: April 20, 2011
Creator: Nabors, Daniel J. & Heidari, Ali H.
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Oral History Interview with Robert Hoe, September 20, 2003

Description: Interview with Robert Hoe, a Navy WWII veteran of the China-Burma-India theater from Le Roy, New York. Hoe discusses growing up, the reaction to Pearl Harbor, attending college, enlisting in the Navy, training and becoming an officer, joining the Navy Scouts and Raiders, deployment to China and assignment to the Sino-American Cooperative Organization, supplying their forces, operations with guerilla fighters against the Japanese occupation, intelligence gathering, his reaction to the atomic bomb, the end of the war, service in China and discharge, and life as a civilian.
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Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Hoe, Robert
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Oral History Interview with James N. Hall, November 10, 1999

Description: Interview with James N. Hall, a Army Air Force WWII veteran from Burkburnett, Texas. Hall discusses joining the Air Force from college, basic training, classification, flight training, the P-47, fighter tactics, deplyoment to Le Culot Airfield in Belgium, his first mission, briefings and intelligence, Air Support Parties, close air support, flak, bomber escort, air-to-air encounters, casualties, logistics, German civilians, crash landings, V-E Day, and return to civilian life.
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Date: November 10, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hall, James N.
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Oral History Interview with John Hargrove, August 12, 1998

Description: Interview with John Hargrove, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hargrove discusses growing up and his family background, being drafted into the Air Corps, training, assignment to the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group at Langley Field as a radio operator, life and work at Langley, transition to the B-26, the start of the war, submarine patrol, deployment to Townsville, Australia via Hawaii, flying his first mission, liberty and recreation, bombing and close air support missions, the crew being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, losses, returning to the US, work as a radio instructor, meeting his wife, postwar service, and reflections on the atomic bomb. In appendix is a manuscript for an autobiography written by Hargrove, an addendum to the interview, and a letter to Ron Marcello making corrections to the interview.
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Date: August 12, 1998
Creator: Lane, Peter B.; Byrd, Richard W. & Hargrove, John H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William H. Haugh, January 12, 1999

Description: Interview with William H. Haugh, a Army WWII veteran from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Haugh discusses growing up in Wrightsville, getting his own farm, the wartime economy, being drafted into the Army, becoming a machine gunner in the 35th Infantry Division, arrival in Metz and advancing to the Battle of the Bulge, artillery, experiences in combat, the Rhineland Campaign, the Ruhr Valley, being wounded, the German surrender and the Army of Occupation, reflections on combat, and returning to civilian life.
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Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Haugh, William H.
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Oral History Interview with William Havel, April 22, 1994

Description: Interview with William Havel, a Army WWII veteran from Grayson County, Texas, who was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor. Havel discusses his adoption as a child and growing up, joining the Army, assignment to Triplar General Hospital in Oahu, work and routine, liberty, the morning of the attack and witnessing the bombing, treating casualties, events of the following evening, and later service.
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Date: April 22, 1994
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Havel, William
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Oral History Interview with Maj. Gen. Frederick E. Haynes, September 19, 2001

Description: Interview with Major General Frederick Haynes, a Marine WWII veteran from Dallas, Texas. Haynes discusses growing up, becoming an officer in the Marine Corps, being a small arms instructor, assignment to the 28th Marines and training for combat, various experiences fighting the Battle of Iwo Jima, and reflections on battle.
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Date: September 19, 2001
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Haynes, Frederick E.
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Oral History Interview with Ceclia Bermejo Hernandez, February 16, 2013

Description: Interview with Cecelia Hernandez, a Mexican-American resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Hernandez discusses her schooling, her family, thoughts on college and first generation students, becoming and being a parent, working at Fort Worth ISD, and encountering struggles as a Hispanic person and parent. In appendix is her family tree.
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Date: February 16, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bermejo-Hernandez, Cecelia
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Lloyd F. Hudson, August 12, 2003

Description: Interview with Lloyd F. Hudson, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Fort Worth, Texas. Hudson discusses his family background, joining the 124th Cavalry and transfer to the 112th, work as a cavalryman before activation, activation and the Louisiana Maneuvers, deployment to Townsville, Australia, amphibious assault on Arawe, New Britain, falling ill and returning to the States, the character of troops, equipment, rivalry with the Marine Corps, and acts of bravery. In appendix is a list of Hudson's fellow soldiers, the places he served, descriptions of the equipment mentioned in the interview, and the 112th's service chronicle.
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Date: August 12, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Hudson, Lloyd F.
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Oral History Interview with E. F. Howard, April 8, 1989

Description: Interview with E. F. Howard, a Army WWII veteran from Haines, Arkanas, who was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor. Howard discusses entering the service, assignment to Schofield Barracks, the facilities and daily life there, the lead up to war, events of December 7th, 1941, and service, injury, and discharge afterwards.
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Date: April 8, 1989
Creator: Smith, Melinda & Howard, E. F.
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Oral History Interview with James W. Huffman, April 11, 1990

Description: Interview with James W. Huffman, a Navy WWII veteran and POW from Los Angeles, California, who survived the sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30). Huffman discusses joining the Navy; service aboard the Houston and changes in training as war neared; early operations in the war; the Battle of Sundra Strait and sinking; surviving in Java; capture by the Japanese; various experiences in internment at Bicycle Camp in Batavia, Changi Camp in Singapore, Thanbyuzayat, several camps on the Burma Railway, and Tamarkan in Thailand; and liberation.
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Date: April 11, 1990
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Huffman, James W.
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Oral History Interview with Ernest Hubbard, March 5, 1998

Description: Interview with Ernest Hubbard, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Perdido, Alabama. Hubbard discusses his family background, the Depression and its effects on life, joining the CCC, assignment to a camp at Dothan, AL, the organizational structure of the CCC, the different projects worked, training and skills learned, description of the Dothan camp, routine, recreation and leave, the effects and benefits of being in the CCC, and uniforms and equipment. In appendix is an autobiographical sketch of Hubbard, and several documents from his CCC service.
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Date: March 5, 1998
Creator: Rye, Anne & Hubbard, Ernest
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Oral History Interview with W. W. Hughes, November 17, 2003

Description: Interview with W. W. Hughes, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Grand Prarie, Texas. Hughes discusses growing up in the Great Depression, joining the National Guard and equestrian service in the 112th Cavalry at Fort Clark, the start of war and deployment to New Caledonia and Australia, preparations for combat, amphibious landings at Arawe Island off New Britain, scout patrols and combat, operations in New Guinea at the Driniumor River, Japanese POWs, actions in the Philippines at Leyte and Luzon, returning to the US as an instructor, and reflections on his service.
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Date: November 17, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Hughes, W. W.
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Oral History Interview with Mike Jacobs, November 26, 1989

Description: Interview with Mike Jacobs, a Holocaust survivor from Konin, Poland. Jacobs discusses his family background and growing up in Konin's Jewish community, the growth of antisemitism, attending an integrated school, the German invasion and occupation, moving to the ghetto and life inside, collaborators and Jewish police, hostages, moving to a smaller ghetto, losing his family to Treblinka, working with Polish partisans, escaping the ghetto and working from Ostrowiec concentration camp, engaging in sabotage, life in the camp, transfer to Birkenau, the gas chambers, the attempted Auschwitz-Birkenau uprising, survival there, being evacuated to Vienna, labor in an aircraft factory, liberation, and life afterwards.
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Date: November 26, 1989
Creator: Rosen, Keith & Jacobs, Mike
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Oral History Interview with Michael Hurd, May 28, 2013

Description: Interview with Michael Hurd, a journalist and member of the Texas Black History Preservation Project from Houston, Texas. Hurd discusses growing up in Texarkana and Houston, his education and service in the Air Force, work with the Houston Post and USA Today, Juneteenth, researching black history, the Texas Black History Preservation Project and related efforts, being an historian, the history of Juneteenth and emancipation in Texas, and civil rights. In appendix are photographs of Hurd, clippings of his reporting, and URLs to videos he was involved in.
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Date: May 26, 2013
Creator: Turner, Elizabeth Hays & Hurd, Michael
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Oral History Interview with Eddie Griffin, January 31, 2014

Description: Interview with Eddie Griffin, an African-American historian and activist from Fort Worth, Texas. Griffin discusses his family origins, growing up in segregated Fort Worth, the Fort Worth economy and discrimination, white neighborhoods, attending I. M. Terrell High School, black newspapers and histories, JFK's visit, attending Arlington State College, being drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany, becoming a revolutionary, robbing a series of banks, being incarcerated, activism in prison and political prisoners, returning to civilian life, the rediscovery of his faith, and his career as a local historian. In appendix are several photographs of Griffin and his family, and selections of literature featuring Griffin.
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Date: January 31, 2014
Creator: Moye, Todd & Griffin, Eddie
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Oral History Interview with Lorra Golden, February 9, 2013

Description: Interview with Lorra Golden, a Army Iraq War veteran from Gainesville, Texas. Golden discusses her family background, life before the military, joining the Army, training, struggles as an older enlistee and a lesbian in the service, deployment to Camp Taji, driving convoys, seeing combat, having PTSD, veterans, the chain of command, women in combat and female integration, and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. In appendix is a chronology of Golden's service, and two photos of newspaper clippings of the construction of walls around Sadr City, Baghdad.
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Date: February 9, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Golden, Lorra
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Oral History Interviews with Max Glauben, January 1990

Description: Interviews with Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor from Warsaw. Glauben discusses his family origins, growing up with Sephardic Hebrew, education, the invasion of Poland, losing the family business, the move to the ghetto and life there, people's different reactions to oppression, ventures outside the ghetto, escalating extermination by the Germans, Warsaw Uprising, transfer to KL Lublin, the organization of the camp, transfers to and labor at Wieliczka, Mielec, Budzyn and Flossenburg, illness, sabotage, daily routine in the camps, the approach of the front, being on a train strafed by Allied planes and wounded, escape, rescue by American forces, moving to the United States, and his thoughts on faith.
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Date: 1990-01-09/1990-01-24
Creator: Rosen, Keith & Glauben, Max
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Oral History Interview with Hilda Rubinstein Green, January 2, 1990

Description: Interview with Hilda Rubinstein-Green, a Holocaust survivor from Memel, East Prussia (now Klaipėda, Lithuania). Green discusses growing up in Memel, the Jewish community, her family background, Hitler, fleeing to Krottingen, returning to Memel to destroy valuables so the Germans couldn't take them, moving to Kovno, having a sympathetic German officer as a tenant, moving to the ghetto, life there, executions, labor, suicides, internment at Stutthof, her mother's declining health, a forced march to Posen, liberation and hospital treatment, living with her uncle in Germany, moving to the United States, her faith, and other reflections. In appendix is a letter by Green, and a letter from the International Tracing Service.
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Date: January 2, 1990
Creator: Rosen, Keith & Rubinstein-Green, Hilda
Partner: UNT Oral History Program