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Oral History Interview with Kenneth Nine, April 28, 1990

Description: Interview with Kenneth Nine, a Army WWII veteran from Lonaconing, Maryland, who was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nine discusses joining the Army, assignment to the 27th Infantry at Schofield Barracks, alerts, athletics, gambling, events of the attack at Schofield, preparing defenses on Oahu, and later service in the war.
Date: April 28, 1990
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Nine, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with E. B. Potter, October 8, 1994

Description: Interview with E. B. "Ned" Potter, Navy WWII veteran from Norfolk, Virginia, who served in the intelligence section of the 14th Naval District. Potter discusses his education, teaching, commissioning into the Navy and training in communications, assignment to Oahu, codes and ciphers, interception, President Roosevelt's visit, WAVES, and leaving active duty at the end of the war and becoming a history professor. In appendix is a letter from Potter to Marcello with revisions to the interview.
Date: October 8, 1994
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Potter, E. B. (Ned)
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Rebecca H. Bishop, April 4, 2013

Description: Interview with Rebecca H. Bishop, a USMC Iraq War veteran from Los Angeles, California. Bishop discusses choosing to become a Marine Corps officer, attending the Naval Academy, being a female in the Corps, experiences and combat in Iraq in 2005-06, life as a Marine parent, attending Army Airborne School, the Advanced Degree Program and graduate school, leadership and decision making, the relationship between enlisted and officers, women in combat, plans for the future, and some general reflections. An appendix includes a short chronology of Bishop's military career.
Date: April 4, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Bishop, Rebecca H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Marion E. Carl, May 3, 1993

Description: Interview with Maj. Gen. Marion E. Carl, a Marine Corps WWII fighter ace and test pilot from Hubbard, Oregon. Carl discusses his education, joining the Marines, flight training, deployment aboard the USS Saratoga at the start of the war, first air-to-air combat, service at Midway and Guadalcanal, return to the States as a squadron commander, flying a promotional circuit and getting married, return to the South Pacific, Rabaul, end of combat flying and work as a test pilot at Patuxent River NAS, jets vs. props, flight injuries, return to fighter units, and service in Taiwan and Vietnam.
Date: May 3, 1993
Creator: Daniels, John & Carl, Marion E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Randolph Lockwood, August 24, 1974

Description: Interview with Randolph S. Lockwood regarding his experiences while stationed at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other installations on the island on December 7th, 1941. It also contains a list of corrections made to the interview for content regarding phrases that were initially mis-typed.
Date: August 24, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Lockwood, Randolph S.
Partner: University of North Texas

"On the Precipice in the Dark": Maryland in the Secession Crisis, 1860-1861

Description: This dissertation is a study of the State of Maryland in the secession crisis of 1860-1861. Previous historians have emphasized economic, political, societal, and geographical considerations as the reasons Maryland remained loyal to the Union. However, not adequately considered is the manner in which Maryland understood and reacted to the secession of the Lower South. Historians have tended to portray Maryland's inaction as inevitable and reasonable. This study offers another reason for Maryland's inaction by placing the state in time and space, following where the sources lead, and allowing for contingency. No one in Maryland could have known that their state would not secede in 1860-61. Seeing the crisis through their eyes is instructive. It becomes clear that Maryland was a state on the brink of secession, but its resentment, suspicion, and anger toward the Lower South isolated it from the larger secession movement. Marylanders regarded the Lower South's rush to separate as precipitous, dangerous, and coercive to the Old Line State. A focus on a single state like Maryland allows a deeper, richer understanding of the dynamics, forces, and characteristics of the secession movement and the federal government's response to it. It cuts through the larger debates about the causes of secession and instead focuses on the manner in which secession was carried out, the intended effect of it, the actual effect it generated in the vitally important state of Maryland, and what it all says about the nature of internal divisions in the South at large.
Date: May 2017
Creator: Hamilton, Matthew Kyle
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, May 18, 1999

Description: Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, bartender and former professional ballplayer. The interview includes Crumling's personal experiences about being a professional baseball player in the U.S. during World War II. Crumling talks about his semi-pro baseball career in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the origin of his nickname, signing his first professional contract, life in the minor leagues during wartime, his draft classification as 4-F, his employment in defense-related work during the off-seasons, contrasts between life in the minors and life in the majors, individual Cardinals players, his first game and his first, and only, hit in the majors, the remainder of his minor league career, and his personal thoughts about the reserve clause, player strikes, modern-day salaries, and expansion.
Date: May 28, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Crumling, Eugene L.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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