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Oral History Interview with Kirk Teske, April 30, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with architect Kirk Teske discussing his experience designing buildings, the shift toward sustainable building and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, and the connection between design and health.
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Date: April 30, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Teske, Kirk
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Gary G. Olp, August 7, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Gary Olp, an architect and the founder of GGO Architects (the first green architecture firm in Dallas). He discusses how he became involved in sustainable architecture and with LEED rating systems, as well as his community outreach activities related to various green practices.
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Date: August 7, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Olp, Gary Gene
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Mitzi Mills, March 7, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Mitzi Mills, a co-founder of Anzea Textiles in Fort Worth, discussing the fabric and design industry, the goals of the company, and the ways that they focused on natural and recycled fibers, as well as other sustainable practices.
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Date: March 7, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Mills, Mitzi Tade
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Oral History Interview with Randy Loftis, March 27, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Randy Loftis, an environmental journalist and lecturer at UNT, discussing how he became involved with covering the environment -- starting with issues in the Everglades -- and how it has affected his perspective on journalism.
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Date: March 27, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Loftis, Randy
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Oral History Interview with Stan Ingman, March 14, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with UNT professor Stan Ingman about his experiences growing up in cities that with pollution and environmental degradation, his education, and his work in the Rehabilitation and Health Services Department to develop curricula connecting the well-being of people to the health of their environments.
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Date: March 14, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Ingman, Stanley R.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Howard Garrett, August 22, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Howard Garret discussing his education and practice as a landscape architect and arborist, as well as his community engagement around organic gardening and soil health.
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Date: August 22, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Garrett, Howard
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Oral History Interview with Don E. Ferrier, March 26, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Don Ferrier, a Certified Green Builder and CEO of Ferrier Companies, discussing the founding and development of the business, particularly green building technologies and high energy efficiency for both residential homes and commercial remodeling.
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Date: March 26, 2019
Creator: Ferrier, Donald E. & Stark, Johnnie
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Oral History Interview with Mary Dickinson, June 25, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with designer Mary Dickinson discussing her education and influences that caused her to get involved with sustainable design projects, particularly around sourcing non-toxic materials and complying with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.
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Date: June 25, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Dickinson, Mary J.
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Oral History Interview with Denise Bates, May 15, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Denise Bates, an architect and interior designer who works at Gensler, discussing building construction and renovation that employ sustainability and resilient design, and how those concepts and codified standards have changed over time.
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Date: May 15, 2019
Creator: Bates, Denise & Stark, Johnnie
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Oral History Interview with Zaida Basora, April 19, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with architect Zaida Basora about her career and her work with the Dallas Green Building program and other programs related to energy efficient design.
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Date: April 19, 2019
Creator: Stark, Johnnie & Basora-Adrian, Zaida
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Oral History Interview with Henry Stanley, March 23, 1973

Description: Interview with Henry Stanley, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Stanley discusses growing up in the Great Depression, joining the CCC, life and work at Mount Pleasant in Utah, and camaraderie and tensions between workers. In appendix is Stanley's discharge certificate and record of service.
Date: March 23, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Clyde C. Childress, February 8, 1972

Description: Interview with Clyde C. Childress, an Army WWII veteran who served with Filipino guerrillas. Childress discusses joining the army, deployment to the Philippines before the war, the Japanese invasion, forming guerrilla groups, operations and survival on Mindanao, and the Allied invasion and liberation. In appendix are a congressional recognition of Childress and others guerrillas' service in the war, an autobiographical account written by Childress, and a series of action briefs reporting the guerrillas' operations.
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Date: February 8, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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Oral History Interviews with Price Daniel, 1967-68

Description: Interviews with Price Daniel, 38th Governor of Texas and (after these interviews) Texas Supreme Court Justice. Daniel discusses his family history and involvement in politics, his education and early career, his first campaigns for and election to the Texas Legislature, his legislative history, opinions on governors and fellow lawmakers, service as Speaker of the House, reelection campaigns, his involvement in the Tidelands Controversy, his involvement in the Democratic Party, his service in the Senate, and his service as Governor of Texas. In appendix is an explanation of the Tidelands Controversy.
Date: 1967-02-25/1968-09-10
Creator: Gantt, Fred
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interviews with Alton C. Halbrook, 1972

Description: Interview with Alton C. Halbrook, a Marine WWII veteran and POW who was captured by the Japanese at Corregidor. Halbrook discusses joining the Marine Corps and prewar duty in Shanghai, transfer to the Philippines, the Japanese invasion, retreat to Corregidor, the American surrender and capture by Japanese forces, internment at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan, transfer to Clark Field and labor there, transit to Japan, internment and labor at a Japanese steel mill, a powerplant, and a factory, and the end of the war. In appendix is an autobiographical account by Halbrook.
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Date: 1972-03-21/1972-04-18
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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Oral History Interview with O. J. Curry, March 29, 1979

Description: Interview with Dr. O. J. Curry from Santa Anna, Texas, the first dean of the School of Business at NTSU. Curry discusses his family history, childhood, education, becoming a teacher and high school principal, his marriage, getting his doctorate, the Great Depression, his time at the University of Arkansas and other institutions, his work with the petroleum industry during World War II, coming to NTSU, building the School Business, much about his tenure as dean, and his thoughts on business and education.
Date: March 29, 1979
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Oral History Interview with Henry Stanley, March 12, 1973

Description: Interview with Henry Stanley, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran and POW who survived the Bataan Death March. Stanley discusses joining the Air Corps and prewar service, the Japanese invasion, Bataan and Corregidor, capture by Japanese forces, the march, internment at Clark Field, transit to Japan and internment there, and the war's end. In appendix are letters Stanley wrote during the war, telegrams and letters to his family from the War Department regarding his status, and a statement recording his health during the war.
Date: March 12, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Oral History Interviews with James Voss, 1986

Description: Interview with James Voss, a lawyer and employee of the Caltex Petroleum Company from San Antonio, Texas. Voss discusses his earlier life and joining Caltex, work on company claims involving postwar China and other assets affected by World War II, the crude oil market, effects of the Chinese Communist Revolution on the company and markets, company operations in Japan and reconstruction, the company in Korea and Vietnam, mergers, purchases, divestments, expansion in the Mid East, South Africa, re-entry into China, and reflections on the energy business and his career.
Date: 1986-01-09/1986-06-20
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Third Reich Finale: as Witnessed by John L. Hancock, 259th Field Artillery Battalion

Description: Army WWII veteran John L. Hancock's autobiographical accounts of his service with the 259th Field Artillery Battalion in the final months of the European Theater. The book features five separate accounts on the Battle of the Bulge, Remagen, liberating Buchenwald, occupation duty in Germany, and returning to the US.
Date: August 11, 2003
Creator: Hancock, John L.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Keith Naylor, April 2, 1971

Description: Interview with Keith Naylor, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from Vernon, Texas, who was captured with 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") on Java by the Japanese. Naylor discusses joining the Guard, deployment to the Pacific and the war's start, operations at Malang on Java, the American surrender, experiences in internment at Tanjung Priok and Bicycle Camp in Batavia, transfer to Changi Camp in Singapore, work on the Burma Railway, internment at Chungkai and Linson in Thailand, and liberation. In appendix are an excerpt from a radio broadcast of Norton McGriffin in the News, three letters to Naylor's mother regarding his MIA status, and two cards from Naylor while interned.
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Date: April 2, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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Oral History Interview with B. D. Fillmore, October 9, 1973

Description: Interview with B. D. Fillmore, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from Jacksboro, Texas, who was captured with the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") by Japanese forces on Java. Fillmore discusses joining the Guard and mobilization, deployment to the Pacific, diversion to Java and operations at Malang, the Japanese invasion and American surrender, internment at Tanjung Priok and Bicycle Camp in Batavia, transfer to Changi Camp in Singapore, transfer to Thanbyuzayat and work on the Burma Railway, and liberation. In appendix are Fillmore's Japanese prisoner records, and War Department reports on his missing status and health.
Date: October 9, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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
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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
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