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Legends of Texas

Description: Collection of popular Texas legends, including tales about buried treasure, the supernatural, pirates, origins of Texas flowers, and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 271.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Man, Bird and Beast

Description: Collection of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore. The index begins on page 176.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Oral History Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, April 24, 2011

Description: Interview with Rula Walid Bibi, Palestinian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Bibi's personal experience with discrimination of Palestinians in the Middle East, childhood in Kuwait City, education at the University of Kuwait and Midwestern State University, family experiences during the First Gulf War and circumstances surrounding her immigration to Texas in 1990, thoughts on religion, experiences as a single mother as well as experiences of living in Wichita Falls, Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Plano. Bibi talks about her first impressions of the U.S., her career in medical technologies, her marriage to an American man and his conversion to Islam, her involvement with political organizations, and thoughts on American education and foreign policy.
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Date: April 24, 2011
Creator: Abigail, R. Matthew & Bibi, Rula Walid
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with James F. Brede, 2011

Description: Interview with James F. Brede, dentist and U.S. Army Air Forces veteran. The interview includes his personal experiences in World War II as a B-17 co-pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater, his childhood in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943, preliminary training in Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, his active service with the 379th Bomb Group in Kimbolton, England, combat experience in 35 missions, return to the U.S. and continued military service as a flight instructor in Lakeland, Florida and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as the return to civilian life, marriage, dental school under the G.I. Bill, reenlistment in the Air Force as a dentist, his deployment to Korea, his discharge from the Air Force, and the establishment of his dental practice and experiences since retirement. The interview includes an appendix with a copy of his book.
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Date: March 30, 2011
Creator: Fox, Lisa A. & Brede, James F.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Michael Crone, December 9, 2007

Description: Interview with Michael Crone, veteran of Operation of Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Crone's personal experiences of childhood in Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, boot camp at Camp Pendleton, California, training as a diesel mechanic, and being deployed to Kuwait and Al Asad, Iraq. Crone also talks about his family's tradition of military service, realizing that he would be activated and shift in reservist training following September 11 attacks, the birth of his first child while in Iraq, aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq, his work as a repair mechanic, and returning to the U.S. and his family.
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Date: December 9, 2007
Creator: Elizondo, Kristina & Crone, Michael
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Legends of Texas

Description: Collection of popular Texas legends, including tales about buried treasure, the supernatural, pirates, origins of Texas flowers, and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 271.
Date: 1984
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Oral History Interview with Roy Offerle, August 14, 1978

Description: Interview with Roy Offerle regarding his experiences in the military and as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War II. He was part of the Texas National Guard, 36th Division, 131st Field Artillery, 2nd Battalion, also known as the "Lost Battalion." He was captured on the island of Java in March of 1942 and spent the duration of the war thereafter as a prison of war in camps in South East Asia and in Japan.
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Date: August 14, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Offerle, Roy M.
Partner: University of North Texas

Oral History Interview with Volnie S. Burk, January 10, 1972

Description: Interview with Volnie Burk regarding his experiences as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War II. He was captured near Corregidor in the Phillipines.
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Date: January 10, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Burk, Volnie S.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Man, Bird and Beast

Description: Collection of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore. The index begins on page 176.
Date: 1930
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press