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[Author Gwendolyn Brooks speaking at TCJC South Campus]

Description: Audio cassette from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Records. The audio was recorded during an author's workshop with Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, an American poet, author, and teacher. The audio quality is very low and it is hard to hear what Gwendolyn Brooks is saying in some parts of her presentation.
Date: December 1, 1977
Duration: 51 minutes 46 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Carol A. West]

Description: Oral history interview with Carol A. West. Topics covered include her childhood in Irving, Texas and her career as a teacher and then as a pastor. The interview was conducted in a public place, possibly a coffee shop, and there is a lot of background noise.
Date: 2019?
Duration: 31 minutes 47 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Steven (Steve) Atkinson]

Description: Oral history interview with Steve Atkinson. Topics covered include: his childhood in Keller, Texas and his relationship with his family, his coming out as gay after a brief marriage to a woman, his views on religion and spirituality, and his volunteer work for Dallas LGBTQ organizations.
Date: February 17, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Oral history interview with Doug Jeffcoats]

Description: Oral history interview with Doug Jeffcoats. Topics covered include his Baptist upbringing, his career at Louisiana Tech University and as a teacher, his enjoyment of the gay social scene in Dallas, being closeted as a teacher in Arlington, his volunteering with the AIDS Services Dinner Club, and the AIDS epidemic.
Date: May 6, 2019
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 53 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Minyards grocery store incident interview]

Description: Audio cassette from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters recorded during an incident report interview with a employee of a Minyards in Fort Worth Texas on April 23rd, 1987. The tape includes one track of audio that records a women talking to a male employee about an incident occurring in March of a grocery cart damaging a car in the parking lot.
Date: April 23, 1987
Duration: 4 minutes 46 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Nan Alexander, July 22, 2020

Description: Interview with Nan (Barbara) Alexander, a former model and executive at Neiman Marcus. Alexander discusses her background, beginning work in the fashion industry as a store model, her education, working as a sample model and "Girl Friday" at Howard Wolf Inc. in Fair Park, being a sportswear model at Neiman Marcus, the layout of the store, the apparel market, and the history of fashion in the DFW area.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: July 22, 2020
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Becker, Annette & Alexander, Barbara
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Leon Breeden Orchestra, Lake Worth Casino, Ft. Worth, circa 1950, 2

Description: Recording of the Leon Breeden Orchestra in Lake Worth Casino, Ft. Worth, Texas. This recording is a live recording of the Leon Breeden Orchestra. Breeden can be heard speaking to announce tunes as the band plays. This is a second copy of this specific recording.
Date: 1950
Duration: 58 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Grand Prairie High School Band, made in Band Hall, 1957. Leon Breeden Orchestra at the Casino Ballroom on Lake Worth, circa 1950

Description: Recording of the Grand Prairie High School Band at the Gopher Band Hall on December 12, 1957 and the Leon Breeden Orchestra at the Lake Worth Casino, Fort Worth, Texas. The Grand Prairie High School Band plays marches and some popular jazz tunes with interludes of speaking from the students. The Leon Breeden Orchestras plays many jazz standards.
Date: {1950,1957}
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Quartet at [Ridglea Country Club], 1959 December 28. Excerpt - Louis Armstrong on Bell Telephone Hour, 1960 January [1]

Description: Recording of a jazz combo with Leon Breeden on clarinet performing at the Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas on December 28, 1959 and an audio excerpt of Louis Armstrong on the Bell Telephone Hour on January 1, 1960. On the Country Club performance, the combo can be heard calling tunes and preparing for each tune quietly. For the Louis Armstrong performance, the date is noted incorrectly on the cassette as January 2, 1960; the actual date of performance in January 1, 1960.
Date: {1959-12-28,1960-01-01}
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Tape made by [AFM] Local 72 in Ft. Worth to be sent to our Armed Forces in Vietnam - events of the day, 1966 August 15

Description: Recording of a radio broadcast from August 15, 1966 of musicians of the AFM Local 72, known as the Dallas/Fort Worth Professional Musicians Association today, to be played for American troops fighting in the Vietnam War. Musical and news events from the Dallas/Fort Worth area are shared between musical numbers. Red Withers and his orchestra, the Texas Woman's University Lab Band, the Ron-Dels, the Mari-Leito Combo, Neco Borgeson, and the North Texas State College Lab Band are featured on this r… more
Date: August 15, 1966
Duration: 28 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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