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Oral History Interview with Herschel Blackwell, April 26, 1986

Description: Interview with Herschel Blackwell regarding his experiences as a member of VP-14 a Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.
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Date: April 26, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Blackwell, Herschell
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Joe Gear, July 18, 1970

Description: Interview with Joe B. Gear regarding his experiences in the military and 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: July 18, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gear, Joe B.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Raymond E. Abbitt, February 25, 1975

Description: Interview with Father Raymond Abbitt discussing his experiences as a civilian internee of the Japanese during World War II. He was captured on the Island of Mindanao in the Philippines and held in various Japanese camps in the Philippines.
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Date: February 25, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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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.
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Date: October 13, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Billingsley, Mynila
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Oral History Interview with M. L. Daman, September 29, 1973

Description: Interview with Colonel M. L. Daman 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: September 29, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Daman, M. L.
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Oral History Interview with Lester C. Rasbury, June 1978

Description: Interview with Lester C. Rasbury, a member of 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division, during World War Two from Decatur, Texas. This interview summarizes his experience in the Pacific, specifically Australia and the Philippines, during the war, as well as his time as a prisoner-of-war; his battalion has become known as the "Lost Battalion" over the years.
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Date: {1978-06-10, 1978-06-15}
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Rasbury, Lester C.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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 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 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 Leslie W. Bray, Jr., March 3, 1999

Description: Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Leslie W. Bray, Jr. The interview includes Bray's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, youth during the Great Depression, flight training, being designated as the commander of the 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, stationing at Sylhet, India as part of his assignment to the CBI Theater, supplying the British 14th Army in Burma, flying difficulties due to weather conditions, various transfers, and flying "The Hump." Bray also talks about his early aspirations to become an aviator, initial failures to pass the Air Forces physical examination, his assignment to Troop Carrier Command, flying C-47s with the 1st Troop Carrier Group, his appointment as assistant group operations officer for the 10th Troop Carrier Group, Air Force School of Applied Tactics, the training of replacement units at various Air Force installations, the deactivation of the 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, and his postwar Air Force career and retirement as a general officer.
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Date: March 3, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bray, Leslie W., Jr.
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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 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 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 Billie Joyce Towles, February 18, 2010

Description: Interview with Billie Joyce Towles, longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas, as part of the Weatherford Oral History Project. The interview includes Towles' personal experiences of childhood and education in Weatherford, Depression-era struggles, and living in Weatherford during World War II. Towles also discusses her father's work with the Works Progress Administration, marriage to Norman Towles, her family's switch from Democratic loyalty to Republican, her personal evolution on race issues, and religious devotion.
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Date: February 18, 2010
Creator: Liles, Debbie & Towles, Billie Joyce
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Oral History Interview with Ivan Bounds, March 27, 2002

Description: Interview with aircraft worker Ivan Bounds. The interview includes Bounds' personal experiences as a longtime resident of Denton County, Texas from 1926-2002.
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Date: March 27, 2002
Creator: Stribling, Beth & Bounds, Ivan
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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 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
Partner: UNT Oral History Program