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Oral History Interview with Rhonda Love, November 22, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Rhonda Love, a psychology professor, city council member, and environmental activist from Denton, Texas. Love discusses her involvement with the Denton Drilling Advisory Group and the Frack Free Denton campaign, as well as her thoughts on applied democracy, her teaching career, and recent developments on the Denton City Council.
Date: November 22, 2019
Creator: Kuplack, Ian & Love, Rhonda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Tara Linn Hunter, November 19, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Tara Linn Hunter, a musician and environmental activist from Denton, Texas, regarding her involvement in the Frack Free Denton campaign and related activism, as well as her thoughts on democracy in America and environmental issues.
Date: November 19, 2019
Creator: Kuplack, Ian & Hunter, Tara Linn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Annette Lawrence Interview Audio Recording

Description: An audio recording Annette Lawrence created of an interview with her conducted by Jerome Weeks of KERA radio at the Greater Denton Arts Council's (GDAC) Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on November 15, 2019. The interview was conducted as part of KERA's State of the Arts series and was open to a public audience. Lawrence and Weeks are introduced by GDAC executive director Georgina Ngozi and questions are taken from the audience following the interview. During the interview, Weeks and Lawrence discuss Lawrence's work, particularly her show More Time which was on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at the time of the interview and installation work she has done for other venues including Coin Toss, a permanent installation at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Other topics discussed include the influence of the Brooklyn Bridge on Lawrences work, the everyday materials like string she uses in her sculptural work, journalling and recording time, the use of data in her work, representations and erasures of African-American experiences in art and literature. Audience questions addressed topics of plans to digitize Lawrence's work, her process in creating her work, and the influence of the lunar calendar and menstrual cycles, erasure as a concept, and music on her work.
Date: November 15, 2019
Creator: Lawrence, Annette, 1965-
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Ed and Carol Soph, November 15, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Ed and Carol Soph, environmental activists from Denton, Texas, regarding their involvement in the Frack Free Denton campaign and the controversy of hydraulic fracking in Denton County.
Date: November 15, 2019
Creator: Jafri, Noor; Soph, Carol Ann & Soph, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Matthew Fry, November 15, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Dr. Matthew Fry, a UNT professor, expert on environmental issues, and active member of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group (DAG). He discusses context for the Denton fracking ban and talks about the various articles that he's written about environmentalism and effects of fracking.
Date: November 15, 2019
Creator: Binkiewicz, Kyle
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Adam Briggle, November 11, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Dr. Adam Briggle, a philosophy professor and environmental activist from Colorado, regarding his involvement in the Denton Drilling Awareness Group and Frack Free Denton campaign in Denton, Texas.
Date: November 11, 2019
Creator: Wolridge, Alexandria & Briggle, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Ken Currin, November 9, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Ken Currin, restaurateur from Denton, Texas, regarding his involvement with Frack Free Denton.
Date: November 9, 2019
Creator: Becker, Annette & Currin, Kenneth Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with William Waybourn]

Description: Oral history interview with William Waybourn. Topics covered include: Waybourn's leadership roles with the Dallas Gay Alliance and the Resource Center Dallas, Gay Urban Truth Squad (GUTS) protests, the AIDS epidemic, and Waybourn's recollections about AIDS activist and Resource Center Dallas volunteer Duane Puryear.
Date: October 27, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with David Hearn]

Description: Oral history interview with David Hearn. Topics covered include Hearn's upbringing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his coming out story, his career at J. C. Penney's, and his founding of the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund.
Date: August 20, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, part 2]

Description: Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, parents of Duane Puryear, an AIDS activist who died from complications of AIDS. Topics covered include: making a NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt square for Duane (a re-creation of the square he made for himself, which was lost on an airplane flight), the grief support group the Puryears attended, Marilyn Hollingsworth and her husband, the composition and style of Duane's art, Duane's career goal to be an art educator, Duane's legacy, and a timeline of Duane's life, including where he lived throughout his life.
Date: August 17, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Dan Reich]

Description: Oral history interview with Dan Reich. Topics covered include Reich's career in museums and his relationship with Duane Puryear, an AIDS activist who died from complications from AIDS. Reich says that Puryear went by the name "Tag" when he knew him.
Date: 2019-08~
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, part 1]

Description: Oral history interview with Martha and Doug Puryear, parents of Duane Puryear, who died from complications of AIDS. Topics covered include: the couple's childhoods, how they met, and their careers and family life. The majority of the interview concerns Duane Puryear's life and legacy.
Date: July 30, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Betty King]

Description: Oral history interview with Betty King, born Betty Warren. She discusses her upbringing in a small, non-diverse town in Illinois, her educational and professional history, and her involvement with Gayline, the Resource Center, and the Coalition for Aging, LGBT.
Date: June 30, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Finnigan (Finn) Jones]

Description: Oral history interview with Finn Jones. Jones, who was assigned the sex of female at birth and lived as Stacy Jeanette Jones for 42 years, discusses his upbringing, his career in the Coast Guard, the discrimination he faced as a lesbian, especially as a service member under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," his membership with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fort Worth, founding Trans-Cendence International, and being the first trans person to run for a position in the Texas House or any legislative election in Texas.
Date: April 28, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Mike Grossman]

Description: Oral history interview with Mike Grossman. Topics covered include: Grossman's early life in Minneapolis, his failed marriage to a woman, his long term relationship with his late partner George and his coming out as gay, his involvement with fundraisers for services to support the gay and lesbian community in Dallas, his friendship with Lory Masters, and his work with The Dallas Way and EDUCARE.
Date: March 31, 2019
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Creator: Testa, Nino
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Aurora F. Soto de Law]

Description: Oral history interview with Aurora F. Soto de Law. Topics covered include: her religious upbringing in the Southern Baptist church, her attendance at the Cathedral of Hope, her failed marriage to a man, her romantic relationships with women, and the illness and death of her longtime female partner whose memorial was held at the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: Rosenberg, Barbara & Perez, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Dan Peeler]

Description: Oral history interview with Dan Peeler. Topics covered include: Peeler's upbringing, his coming to terms with his sexuality, living in Oak Lawn, his college years at UT Arlington and SMU, his career in the entertainment industry, his work as a volunteer puppeteer at local churches, liberal theology, the meaning and purpose of the LGBTQ initialism, and the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: O'Leary, Kevin & Mullino, Buddy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Judy Craig]

Description: Oral history interview with Judy Craig. Topics covered include: Craig's upbringing, how she came to the Cathedral of Hope (then known as the Metropolitan Community Church), the local Daughters of Bilitis chapter, her holy union with her partner in 2012, and the Flying W Motorcycle Club of Dallas.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: Goree, Batrina & Levy, Deb
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Morgan Borer]

Description: Oral history interview with Morgan Borer. Topics covered include: Borer's upbringing in Queens, New York, on the island of St. Martin, and in New Jersey, his religious background and spiritual beliefs, his membership at and participation in the choir at the Cathedral of Hope, and the schism between the Cathedral of Hope and the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC).
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: Winsor, Michael & Davis, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Roger Poindexter, Jr.]

Description: Oral history interview with Roger Poindexter, Jr. Topics covered include: Poindexter's upbringing in Virginia, his coming out to his family as gay, his career at EDS, how he became a Cathedral of Hope member, his service on the boards of the Turtle Creek Chorale and Lambda Legal, discrimination he's faced as a Black man, his role models, and his goals for the rest of his life.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: McCraig, Scott & Villavasso, Morgan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Sue Schrader]

Description: Oral history interview with Sue Schrader who has worked at the Cathedral of Hope since November 1981, about the history of the Cathedral of Hope. Topics covered include: Schrader's early years in the Midwest, the story of how she came to be a member and then employee at the Cathedral of Hope, social and charity programs administered by the Cathedral of Hope, and the growing Latino membership at the Cathedral of Hope.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: Sanchez, Alexis & Sandage, Valencia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral history interview with Tim Taylor]

Description: Oral history interview with Timothy John Taylor. Topics covered include: his childhood in England, his introduction to the Cathedral of Hope (CoH), his service on the Cathedral of Hope Board from 1994 to 2009, the history of the Cathedral of Hope's location and buildings, the split between the Cathedral of Hope and the Metropolitan Community Church (CoH's original affiliation), and the history behind the arrivals and departures of Cathedral's clergy.
Date: January 26, 2019
Creator: Bryant, Kathryn & Lawrence, Kathy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections