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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
Duration: 45 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Kuplack, Ian & Love, Rhonda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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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
Duration: 40 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Kuplack, Ian & Hunter, Tara Linn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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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
Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Jafri, Noor; Soph, Carol Ann & Soph, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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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
Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Binkiewicz, Kyle
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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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
Duration: 46 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Wolridge, Alexandria & Briggle, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Oral History Interview with Amber Briggle, Nomveber 4, 2019

Description: Audio interview with Amber Briggle, a community member who was active with the Frack Free Denton movement. She discusses her participation in local commissions and governmental groups, environmental activism, and how her activities are informed by her family relationships.
Date: 2019
Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Becker, Annette & Briggle, Amber
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interviews with Pete Evans, 1984

Description: Interview with Pete Evans, a Texas National Guard veteran and POW from Hamby, Texas. Evans discusses his time as a member of 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") which was captured by the Japanese in March, 1942, including: his upbringing; entering the Guard and training; mobilization, the Louisiana Maneuvers, and deployment to East Asia; diversion from the Philippines to Brisbane and then Java, after December 7th, 1941; assignment to Sangosari near Malang; the Japanese invasion and the American surrender; and experiences in internment at Surabaya, Tanjong Priok in Batavia, Changi Camp in Singapore, Nagasaki, and the Orio district of Kitakyūshū.
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Date: {1984-02-15,1984-02-29,1984-03-07}
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Evans, Pete
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Personal Diary of Frank Fujita, Jr.

Description: A copy of Frank Fujita Jr.'s war diary, obtained by Dr. Ron Marcello to accompany Fujita's oral history interview. Fujita was an Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment captured on Java in March 1942. Included is Fujita's original bound diary, and a rewritten version he made in a Japanese logbook in internment and continued. They contain daily activities, doodles, lists of dozens of servicemen and captives encountered, and the key to an encoded script Fujita developed for sensitive information. Also included is a postwar newspaper clipping about Fujita's unit.
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Date: December 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fujita Jr., Frank
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interviews with Freddie and Ola Lee Allen, 1991

Description: Interview with Freddie and Ola Lee Allen, a married couple living in Hamilton Park, both from Marshall, Texas. The Allens discuss their family backgrounds and education, Mr. Allen's service in the Navy during WWII and work in the construction business, Mrs. Allen's work with Richardson ISD and Richland College, their children, moving to Hamilton Park, the neighborhood's development, organizational activities with the Civic League and others, the schools, desegregation, and the "buy out."
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Date: 1991-02/1991-03
Creator: Wilson, William H.; Allen, Freddie & Allen, Ola Lee
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, April 25, 2013

Description: Interview with Betty Kimble, an employee of Texas Instruments and community activist from Denton, Texas. Kimble discusses her education and family, growing up in Denton, the relocation of Quakertown and the development of new black neighborhoods, changing demographics and current issues, and community action in Southeast Denton. In appendix is a photo of the Denton County Courthouse, the Confederate Memorial, and a picture of students and teachers at the Fred Moore School in the 1930s or 40s, as identified in the interview by Mrs. Kimble.
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Date: April 25, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Kimble, Betty
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Michael Hurd, May 28, 2013

Description: Interview with Michael Hurd, a journalist and member of the Texas Black History Preservation Project from Houston, Texas. Hurd discusses growing up in Texarkana and Houston, his education and service in the Air Force, work with the Houston Post and USA Today, Juneteenth, researching black history, the Texas Black History Preservation Project and related efforts, being an historian, the history of Juneteenth and emancipation in Texas, and civil rights. In appendix are photographs of Hurd, clippings of his reporting, and URLs to videos he was involved in.
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Date: May 26, 2013
Creator: Turner, Elizabeth Hays & Hurd, Michael
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Robert Moore, October 26, 2013

Description: Interview with Robert Moore, a LGBT-focus journalist from Hurst, Texas. Moore discusses attending Texas Tech University, his career, working for Dallas Gay News and starting Dallas Voice, changes in attitudes toward LGBT people in Texas, HIV-AIDS, LGBT guilds and associations, and keeping up with changing media.
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Date: October 26, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Moore, Robert Wade
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with David Taffet, November 12, 2013

Description: Interview with David Taffet, a Dallas-area LGBT activist from Yonkers, New York. Taffet discusses his education, coming out, anti-war activism at State University of New York at Albany, the SUNY Gay Alliance, moving to Dallas, the AIDS epidemic, police harassment and entrapment, working for the Custom Shop and the Dallas Voice, the "AIDS cocktail" and advancements in treatment of the illness, and grassroots politics.
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Date: November 12, 2013
Creator: Graham, Celeste & Taffet, David
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Lyndle Lynch, January 10, 1995

Description: Interview with Lyndle Lynch, a Navy WWII veteran from El Paso, Texas, who was aboard the USS Utah during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lynch discusses going into the Navy, work aboard the Utah, liberty in Honolulu, the morning of the attack, the sinking of the Utah and abandoning ship, assisting the wounded, duties after the attack, morale and reactions, and service aboard the USS Detroit.
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Date: January 10, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Lynch, Lyndle
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Thomas W. Nance, March 24, 2003

Description: Interview with Thomas W. Nance, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Dallas, Texas, who served with the 112th Cavalry in the Pacific. Nance discusses growing up and joining the 112th, working with horses, equipment used and organization, maneuvers at Fort Bliss, deployment to New Caledonia, operations on Woodlark Island, staging at Goodenough Island and the landing at Arawe, being wounded and evacuated, recovery and discharge, continued disability and experiences with VA hospitals, and reflections on the 112th as a unit. In appendix is the poem "Fiddler's Green," a list of places Nance served, descriptions of military equipment mentioned, and the 112th's service chronicle.
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Date: March 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn & Nance, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Hannah Lee, March 15, 2011

Description: Interview with Hyei-ok "Hannah" Lee, a jeweler and immigrant to Texas from Seoul, Korea. Lee discusses growing up and her education, her family, her children's schooling, traditional Korean family structure, and cultural differences and similarities. In appendix are photographs of items in Lee's home discussed in the interview, and explanations of cultural customs mentioned.
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Date: March 15, 2011
Creator: Kilgore, Deborah & Lee, Hyai-ok (Hannah)
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Bruce Street, June 19, 1990

Description: Interview with Bruce Street, member of the North Texas State University Board of Regents from Denton, Texas. Street discusses his involvement with the merger of NTSU and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s.
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Date: June 29, 1990
Creator: Rafes, Richard & Street, Bruce
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Oral History Interviews with Vivian T. Starks, 1991

Description: Interview with Vivian Starks, a teacher and longtime resident of Hamilton Park from Bryan, Texas. Starks discusses her education, teaching, her service with the USO, moving to Dallas and Hamilton Park, black schools in Dallas, developing the neighborhood, churches, issues with "buying out," the Civic League, Old North Dallas, desegregation, and contemporary issues.
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Date: 1991-04/1991-05
Creator: Wilson, William H. & Starks, Vivian T.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Robert L. Nettles, February 27, 1993

Description: Interview with Robert L. Nettles, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Groesbeck, Texas. Nettles discusses his family's difficulties on the farm and joining the CCC, initiation and hazing, the layout of Mother Neff State Camp and accommodations, daily routine, pay, CCC Alumni, and reflections on the Corp's impact in his life.
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Date: February 27, 1993
Creator: McCrain, James B. & Nettles, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Campbell Read, July 1, 2013

Description: Interview with Campbell Read, a professor at Southern Methodist University and Dallas-area LGBT activist from Edinburgh, Scotland. Read discusses fighting police harassment, organizing a televised rebuttal to televangelist James Robison's condemnation of the gay community, important members of the community in Dallas and Denton, attending college in Lebanon and the United States, becoming involved with gay rights' activities at SMU, his family, and bird-watching. In appendix are pictures of demonstration signs Read carried and relevant newspaper clippings.
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Date: July 1, 2013
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Read, Campbell
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with John Vogt, February 24, 1995

Description: Interview with Dr. John Vogt, a physician involved in the Kaiser-Prudential joint venture, from Birmingham, Michigan. Vogt discusses his initial work with Kaiser Permanente, the origins of the Kai-Pru venture and why it was established in the Texas market, the benefits and downside for each company, the Dallas healthcare market, the Dallas medical community, healthcare plan models, cost control, and the end of Kai-Pru.
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Date: February 24, 1995
Creator: Pinkney, Kathryn & Vogt, John
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Garfield Thompson, October 11, 1993

Description: Interview with Garfield Thompson, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Fort Worth, Texas. Thompson discusses his family background and education, the effects of the Great Depression, Republicans, the New Deal, joining the CCC and assignment to Company 812 in Cache, Oklahoma, the layout of the camp, projects worked, routine, recreation and leave, discharge, and reflections on the program.
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Date: October 11, 1993
Creator: Calame, Michelle & Thompson, Garfield
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ben Moody, October 8, 2003

Description: Interview with Ben Moody, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Kilgore, Texas, who served with the 112th Cavalry in the Pacific. Moody discusses his family, surviving the Great Depression, his jobs and education, joining the 112th and mobilization, deployment to New Caledonia, Woodlark Island, staging at Goodenough Island, the Battle of Arawe, the Battle of Driniumor River, spending the remainder of the war in the hospital, and reflections on the 112th.
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Date: October 8, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Moody, Ben
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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