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Oral History Interview with Leon P. Sell, June 13, 1976

Description: Interview with Leon P. Sell, United States Army veteran from Wallis, Texas. This interview contains his experiences with the 25th Medical Battalion at Schofield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He discusses being a first sergeant of D Company, 25th Medical Battalion and only being 18 at the time of the attack.
Date: June 13, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Sell, Leon P., Sr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Charles Beatty, March 13, 2006

Description: Interview with Charles "Chuck" Beatty, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Beatty's personal experiences of childhood and education, accepting an athletic scholarship to North Texas, playing football at North Texas and with the Pittsburgh Steelers and other professional teams, being in the National Guard during the Vietnam era, and returning to North Texas to earn a degree following his professional football career. Additionally, Beatty speaks of social life among African-American students and relations with white students and faculty, his experiences as an elected official in Waxahachie and as a member of the UNT Board of Regents, and his perceptions of change at North Texas over time.
Date: March 13, 2006
Creator: Miller, Randy & Beatty, Charles
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Warren D. Crumbling, November 13, 1999

Description: Interview with Warren D. Crumbling, Army veteran, special agent, and member of the White House Security Detail for President Lyndon B. Johnson. The interview includes Crumbling's personal experiences about education and employment before entering the military, basic training, various assignments, and being appointed to the White House Security Detail at President Lyndon B. Johnson's LBJ Ranch. Additionally, Crumbling talks about relations between the military and civilian law enforcement authorities in San Antonio during World War II, his marriage, his fourth enlistment and assignment to Kobe, Japan, various stateside assignments, his retirement from the Army, President and Mrs. Johnson, and his retirement from the Secret Service.
Date: November 13, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Crumbling, Warren D.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Jerry Russell, January 13, 1983

Description: Interview with attorney Jerry Russell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Russell describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
Date: January 13, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Russell, Jerry
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Bob Way, December 13, 1984

Description: Interview with college instructor and former member of the North Texas State football team Bob Way from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics.
Date: December 13, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Way, Bob
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ann Barnett, November 13, 1987

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Ann Barnett from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Barnett discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on her childhood in Nacogdoches, Texas, the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1950s, the student stand-in at Campus Theatre in Denton, the desegregation of restaurants and housing, social affairs, urban renewal, voter registration, the literacy program, the Denton Christian Preschool, meeting programs, and establishing dialogue between races.
Date: November 13, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Barnett, Ann
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Billy Drawe, June 13, 2000

Description: Interview with dairyman and Marine Corps veteran Billy Drawe. The interview includes Drawe's personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, enlistment and boot camp, tank training, invading Guam, coming under Japanese mortar fire on Guam, invading Iwo Jima, hauling supplies ashore to the infantry on Iwo Jima, and returning to the states for training in the V-12 Program.
Date: June 13, 2000
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Drawe, Billy
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with John J. Clemens, May 13, 2003

Description: Interview with John J. Clemens. The interview includes Clemens' personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Houston, Texas, World War II-era service in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard USS Wren in the Pacific Theater, and piloting a ship into Tokyo Bay immediately following the Japanese surrender. Clemens speaks about convoy missions across the Atlantic Ocean, the January 4, 1944 sinking of the USS Turner while moored in New York Harbor and the court of inquiry regarding the sinking, actions in the Aleutian Islands, Attu, Okinawa, and Philippine campaigns and anti-kamikaze warfare while aboard the USS Wren, and the effects that Allied bombing had on Tokyo.
Date: May 13, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Clemens, John J.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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."
Date: June 13, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bigelow, Frank H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Mynila Billingsley, October 13, 1977

Description: Interview with Mynila Billingsley regarding her experiences while at Kaneohe naval Air Station with her husband Lieutenant Commander Oliver Billingsley on December 7th, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Date: October 13, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Billingsley, Mynila
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Paul W. Neff, April 13, 1974

Description: Interview with Paul W. Neff, businessman and Army Air Corps veteran. The interview includes Neff's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: April 13, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Neff, Paul W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William Hill, October 13, 1986

Description: Interview with retired schoolteacher William Hill. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences concerning race relations in Sherman, Texas, 1915-30. Hill talks about the lynching of George Hughes in 1930, the African-American business and professional community in Sherman, and Ku Klux Klan marches.
Date: October 13, 1986
Creator: Kumler, Donna & Hill, William
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William Cottingame, September 13, 1978

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Paul R. Rose. The interview includes Belotti's personal experiences while aboard the aircraft tender USS Curtiss during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: September 13, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cottingame, William
Partner: UNT Oral History Program