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Oral History Interview with Seth Bailey, December 12, 2007

Description: Interview with Seth Bailey, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Bailey's personal experiences of childhood and education in Athens, Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Army, basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, including experiences in Ranger Indoctrination Program and injuries sustained in "jump school," as well as his combat experiences in Karbala, Ramadi, and Al Asad. Bailey also talks about his family's tradition of military service, his assignment to a unit in Darmstadt, Germany, his deployment to Iraq and performance of long-range surveillance missions, continuing struggles with injury from basic training, with the Army health care system, and with substance abuse. Additionally, Bailey discusses his treatment at the Walter Reed Army Hospital, being discharged from the Army, returning to Arlington, Texas, and gives his opinions regarding the benefits of military service and regarding women in the military.
Date: December 12, 2007
Creator: Russell, Amy & Bailey, Seth
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

Description: Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C.
Date: August 12, 1969
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Clary, Alla
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Joe Lindsay Keffer, October 12, 1996

Description: Interview with former student and staff member at the University of North Texas Joe Lindsay Keffer, from Denton, Texas. Keffer describes his experiences as a student at the former North Texas State College during the desegregation of the school in the late 1950's. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews, as well as his personal observations about racial matters on the college campus and the community of Denton, Texas.
Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Ketay, Christine & Keffer, Joe Lindsay
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, March 9, 1984

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas State Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, who was an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, midnight appointments, pay raises for teachers, taxation, appropriations, and the Jurisprudence Committee.
Date: June 12, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy shares his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Subjects discussed include freshmen senators, committee appointments, reform legislation, and the Comparative Negligence Bill. Mauzy also comments on fellow politicians Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date: July 12, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

Description: Interview with attorney and Democratic Representative L. DeWitt Hale from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on budget surplus, highway appropriations, the teacher retirement bill, Texas Monthly's ratings of legislators, public school financing, ad valorem taxation, and the Peveto Bill.
Date: July 12, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Pat Cheek from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cheek recollects her involvement as a member of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960's and 1970's, as well as her memories of segregation, particularly in Denton. Cheek discusses her personal views and experiences when it comes to segregation, the street paving of the African American section in Denton, her decision to join the Fellowship, the group's activities, the involvement of husbands in group activities, the group's decision to disband, voter registration drives, and her lasting friendships.
Date: April 12, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Cheek, Pat
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Frank Kell Cahoon, October 24, 1967

Description: Interview with former Texas House of Representatives Republican member and independent oil-man and geologist Frank K. Cahoon. The interview includes Cahoon's personal views on salaries for public school teachers, labor legislation, sales tax, liquor registration, appropriation bills, revisions in criminal code, lobby influence, and the future growth for the Republican party in Texas. Cahoon also talks about his thoughts on fellow politicians, his decision to switch career paths from business to politics, and his experiences as the only Republican representative in the Texas House.
Date: February 12, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Cahoon, Frank Kell
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, April 12, 1965

Description: Interview with former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas (1950-57), Allan Shivers from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Shivers' observations on his career in the Texas Senate (1934-45), liquor control issue, pari-mutuel betting, lobbyists, oil politics, labor relations, comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O'Daniel, race for lieutenant governor in 1946, views on the operation of state government, education, Truman presidential race of 1948, tidelands oil, death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship, gubernatorial election in 1950 and the Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign of 1952.
Date: April 12, 1965
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & Shivers, Allan
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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.
Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
Partner: UNT Oral History Program