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Elegant Hungarian Tortes and Homestyle Desserts for American Bakers

Description: When Ella Szabó fled her homeland during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, she never dreamed that someday she would become a member of the US Olympic swimming team, an accomplished baker in America, and the author of a cookbook about Hungarian desserts. But a chance encounter with a fellow Hungarian in Connecticut led to Ella’s becoming the custodian of a collection of heirloom recipes that form the core of this book. You’ll learn from more than fifty recipes how to bake Hungarian tortes, cook… more
Date: November 2023
Creator: Szabó, Ella Kovács & Wirth, Eve Aino Roza,
Partner: UNT Libraries

What Did You Do Today?

Description: The stories in What Did You Do Today? explore the ordinary and the offbeat as if they were one and the same, asking what it’s like to be alive and what makes us human. With warmth, humor, and wonder, these stories suggest that the past is always alive in the present and that even the most fleeting relationships have the power to change us forever. In these short narratives, nothing is negligible, and all experience is transformative.
Date: November 2023
Creator: Varallo, Anthony
Partner: UNT Libraries

Behind the Scenes: Covering the JFK Assassination

Description: On November 22, 1963, the author of Behind the Scenes was a young Dallas Times Herald reporter who sprinted from his newspaper desk to Dealey Plaza minutes after shots were fired at President John F. Kennedy. Thus began Darwin Payne’s close involvement in covering one shocking event after another on this history-making weekend. Eyewitnesses he found at Dealey Plaza included Abraham Zapruder, who insisted from the first moments that the president could not have survived the serious wounds he ha… more
Date: October 2023
Creator: Payne, Darwin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Music from the Hilltop: Organs and Organists at Southern Methodist University

Description: In Music from the Hilltop, Benjamin A. Kolodziej studies three significant academic musical figures to weave a narrative that not only details the role musical studies played in the development of Southern Methodist University but also relates a history of church music and pipe organs in Dallas, Texas. Bertha Stevens Cassidy (1876–1959), the first organ professor and the only woman on the faculty of the new university, established herself as a leader and veritable dean of the church music commu… more
Date: October 2023
Creator: Kolodziej, Benjamin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

My Darling Boys: A Family at War, 1941-1947

Description: My Darling Boys is the story of a New Mexico farm family whose three sons were sent to fight in World War II. All flew combat aircraft in the Army Air Forces. In 1973 one of the boys, Oscar Allison, a B-24 top turret gunner and flight engineer, wrote a memoir of his World War II experiences. On a mission to Regensburg, Germany, his bomber, ravaged by German fighters, was shot down. He was captured and spent fifteen months in German stalag prisons. His memoir, the core of this unique book, detai… more
Date: October 2023
Creator: Allison, Fred H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 10

Description: This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2022 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. First place winner: Jason Fagone, “The Jessica Simulation: Love and Loss in the Age of A.I.,” about one man’s attempt to still communicate with his dead fiancée (San Francisco Chronicle). Second place: Jenna Russell, Penelope Overton, and David Abel, “The Lobster Trap” (The Boston Globe and Portland Press Herald). Third place: Jada Yuan, “Discove… more
Date: September 2023
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
Partner: UNT Libraries

Two Counties in Crisis: Measuring Political Change in Reconstruction Texas

Description: Two Counties in Crisis offers a rare opportunity to observe how local political cultures are transformed by state and national events. Utilizing an interdisciplinary fusion of history and political science, Robert J. Dillard analyzes two disparate Texas counties—traditionalist Harrison County and individualist Collin County—and examines four Reconstruction governors (Hamilton, Throckmorton, Pease, Davis) to aid the narrative and provide additional cultural context. Commercially prosperous and … more
Date: September 2023
Creator: Dillard, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Archive Activism: Memoir of a "Uniquely Nasty" Journey

Description: Archive Activism is a memoir of activism rooted in a new way to converse with history—by rescuing it. Archive activists discover documents and other important materials often classified, “gone missing,” or sealed that somehow escaped the fireplace or shredder. It is an approach to LGBTQ advocacy and policy activism based on citizen archivery and original archival research to effect social change. Research=Activism is the formula growing out of Charles Francis’s personal story as a gay Texan bo… more
Date: August 2023
Creator: Francis, Charles C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Systematic Review of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Learning Environment of Immigrant English Learners in the United States

Description: Book chapter examining how unequal access to the internet and technology impacted the school context including teachers, students, parents, and administrators, and how English Learners from immigrant backgrounds navigated this experience. Implications apply to education stakeholders to reduce inequities in online learning contexts.
Date: July 2023
Creator: Sari, Gulhan Ceran & Eutsler, Lauren
Partner: UNT College of Education

CEDAR: The Life and Music of Cedar Walton

Description: Grammy Award–winning pianist, bandleader, and composer Cedar Walton (1934–2013) is a major figure in jazz, associated with a variety of styles from bebop to funk and famous for composing several standards. Born and raised in Dallas, Walton studied music in Denver, where he jammed with musicians such as Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. In 1955, Walton moved to New York, immediately gaining recognition from notable musicians and nightclub proprietors. When Walton returned to the U.S. after servi… more
Date: May 2023
Creator: Ben Markley
Partner: UNT Libraries

Duty to Serve, Duty to Conscience : the Story of Two Conscientious Objector Combat Medics During the Vietnam War

Description: Despite all that has been written about Vietnam, the story of the 1-A-O conscientious objector, who agreed to put on a uniform and serve in the field without weapons rather than accept alternative service outside the military, has received scarce attention. This joint memoir by two 1-A-O combat medics, James C. Kearney and William H. Clamurro, represents a unique approach to the subject. It is a blend of their personal narratives—with select Vietnam poems by Clamurro—to illustrate noncombatant … more
Date: May 2023
Creator: Kearney, James C. & Clamurro, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Storm Swimmer

Description: In poems that celebrate survival and renewal, Ernest Hilbert summons the ageless conflict between human affection and the passing of time, recognizing that all we love must eventually disappear. Tender poems of fatherhood weigh against unsettling explorations of natural dangers and intimations of bodily harm. From porn sets to seedy gun ranges and heavy metal tribute nights in crumbling theaters, Hilbert’s eye roves over the desolation and beauty of contemporary America, all the while feeling t… more
Date: April 2023
Creator: Hilbert, Ernest
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Weekly War: How the Saturday Evening Post Reported World War I

Description: An elite team of reporters brought the Great War home each week to ten million readers of The Saturday Evening Post. As America’s largest circulation magazine, the Post hired the nation’s best-known and best-paid writers to cover World War I. The Weekly War provides a history of the unique record Post storytellers created of World War I, the distinct imprint the Post made on the field of war reporting, and the ways in which Americans witnessed their first world war. The Weekly War includes repr… more
Date: April 2023
Creator: Dubbs, Chris & Edy, Carolyn M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with David T. Vo, March 5, 2023

Description: Interview with David Vo, a resident of Calera, Oklahoma. Vo discusses his upbringing in Vietnam, his father's work as an officer in the South Vietnamese military, the Vietnam War, escaping on a boat and coming to the United States, getting his degree in automotive industrial technology at Cal State University, starting a family, and his perspective regarding his homeland.
Date: March 5, 2023
Creator: Marshell, Nathaniel & Vo, David T.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

The Dallas Story: the North American Aviation Plant and Industrial Mobilization During World War II

Description: During World War II the United States mobilized its industrial assets to become the great “Arsenal of Democracy” through the cooperation of the government and private firms. The Dallas Story examines a specific aviation factory, operated by the North American Aviation (NAA) company in Dallas, Texas. Terrance Furgerson explores the construction and opening of the factory, its operation, its relations with the local community, and the closure of the facility at the end of the war. Prior to the o… more
Date: March 2023
Creator: Furgerson, Terrance
Partner: UNT Libraries

Death and Life in the Big Red One: a Soldier's World War II Journey from North Africa to Germany

Description: Joe Olexa enlisted in the US Army in December 1940, figuring that if he was going to be in a war, he might as well start training. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, nicknamed “The Big Red One,” he served in Company L of its 26th Infantry Regiment for the next four years. Along the way he trained with the division in maneuvers in the United States; shipped to England in 1942; landed at Oran, Algeria, in the Operation Torch landings of November 1942; and fought in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, … more
Date: March 2023
Creator: Olexa, Joseph P. & Smither, James R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Marilyn Gibson Calhoun, February 14, 2023

Description: Interview with Marilyn Gibson Calhoun, a UNT graduate from Dallas, Texas. Calhoun discusses her education, family, involvement with the civil rights movement, support and community groups that formed among African-American students that were experiencing discrimination at North Texas State, her teaching career, family, going through breast cancer, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Remembering Black Dallas group.
Date: February 14, 2023
Creator: Burns, Regina L. & Calhoun, Marilyn Gibson
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Noel Lisboa, February 14, 2023

Description: Interview with Noel Lisboa, a Filipino personal trainer from Plano, Texas. Lisboa discusses growing up in the Philippines, Catholic education there, Filipino cuisine, family traditions and holidays, experiences with a political uprising, immigrating to the United States, food, life, and holidays in the United States compared to the Philippines, gang activity in the U.S., the fitness industry, and his community.
Date: February 14, 2023
Creator: OShea, May & Lisboa, Noel
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Horace N. Robinson, February 11, 2023

Description: Interview with Horace N. Robinson, a resident of Durant, Oklahoma. Robinson discusses his upbringing, life in a small town, the appearance of polio, World War II, PTSD he had seen in veterans, Christianity, the development of pacifism, the Vietnam War, and reminders left behind.
Date: February 11, 2023
Creator: Marshell, Nathaniel & Robinson, Horace N.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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