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EAKMAN, Beth (b. 1964).

Interview ID: OH 1174

Her experiences concerning the establishment of the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas. Her early introduction to feminism while a student at Texas Christian University, 1980s; activities with Planned Parenthood in Fort Worth; activities with Choice Dallas; involvement with the North Texas Democrats and Ann Richards's gubernatorial campaign, 1990; break-up of her marriage, 1991, and spousal abuse; stalking by her ex-husband; entry into therapy; enrollment in women's studies courses at the University of North Texas, 1994; organizing the Women's Studies Roundtable; her work with Barbara Rodman in establishing the Women's Studies Program, 1994; establishment of the Professing Women Award; establishment of the feminist newsletter, “The Gaze;” relations between the Women's Studies Roundtable and the Women's Collective; establishment of “Women's ‘Her story’ Month”; relations with Chancellor Alfred Hurley and the UNT administration; performance by Latina feminist poet Rosemary Meza; contributions of Dean Nora Kizer Bell to the Women's Studies Program; effects of English Department politics on the program; relations with Women's Programming at UNT; importance of maintaining a personal journal; her views of area studies as the future of higher education.
Date of Interview: 28/03/1997

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EARGLE, David A. (b. 1914).

Interview ID: OH 1013

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 26/10/1993

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EARNEST, Forrest B. (b. 1917).

Interview ID: OH 0101

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 04/11/1993

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EARTHMAN, Jim (b. 1935).

member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston, . Republican.

Interview ID: OH 0099

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty-second Legislature. Revenue bills; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal; legislative ethics; “Dirty Thirty”; appropriations; redistricting; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: 17/08/1971

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Interview ID: OH 0142

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second, Third, and Fourth Special Sessions of the Sixty-second Legislature. House Speakership race; House rules reform; appropriations bill; insurance legislation; comments about Governor Preston Smith.
Date of Interview: 08/12/1972

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EASLEY, Charles R. (b. 1919).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0785

His experiences while aboard the destroyer tender USS Dobbin during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 30/09/1989

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EATON, William (b. 1922).

Army Air Forces veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1178

His experiences with the 72nd Bomb Squadron, 5th Bomb Group, at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 09/04/1997

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ECHANIS, Lorenzo (b. 1896).

Interview ID: OH 0622

Experiences of A Basque immigrant. Life in Motrico, Guipuzcoa; coming to the United States; assimilation; Basque customs and folkways.
Date of Interview: 16/02/1984

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ECKEL, William (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0264

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS New Orleans during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 21/12/1974

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EDGE, Claude (b. 1903).

Lilly Ice Cream Company. Bryan. Texas.

Interview ID: OHB 0066

Family background; teaching in Pioneer, Texas; employment as principal of Jacksboro, Texas public school; work in ice plant in Commerce, Texas; partnership in Lilly ice cream business in Navasota, Texas, 1927; comments on ice cream-making process; sale and marketing of ice cream; addition of butter production to plant, 1929; business unprofitability, 1929-32; move of business to Bryan, 1932; views on governmental regulations of dairy business; competition from Double Dip Ice Cream Company, 1938; expansion of plant, 1938; effects of Depression on business; origin of mellorine product; sale of business, 1968; views on competitors; civic activities; work with International Executives Services Corporation; views on development of successful business.
Date of Interview: 21/03/1982

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EDLEY, Albertus (b. ca. 1925).

Interview ID: OH 0864

His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Bus service and shopping; social life; church activities; zoning problems; Civic League; the “Buy Out”; school desegregation; interorganizational council and political activities.
Date of Interview: 09/10/1990

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EDMISTON, Vick (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 1523

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 22/08/2003

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EDMOND, William J. (b. 1924).

Interview ID: OH 0918

His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Youth in East Texas; military service in World War II; employment with Dallas Independent School District; segregated housing in Dallas; decision to purchase home in Hamilton Park; home improvements; zoning problems; activities with Civic League; shopping areas; Interorganizational Council; church activities; school desegregation; the “Buy Out.”
Date of Interview: 17/12/1990

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EDWARDS, Ford (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0750

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Patterson during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/04/1988

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EDWARDS, Marvin (b. 1923).

95th Bombardment Group. 8th Air Force. Army Air Corps veteran. 95th Bombardment Group. 8th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 0067

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans after being shot down over Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. Rescue by Belgian underground; capture and interrogation, 1944; solitary confinement; Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Germany; Nurnberg and Moosburg, 1945; liberation by American troops.
Date of Interview: 06/03/1971

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EDWARDS, Sterling (b. 1920).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0191

His experiences at Hickam Field with the 407th Signal Aviation Company during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 09/05/1974

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EHRHARDT, Harryette (b. 1934)

Dallas City Council.

Interview ID: OH 1843

For the Dallas LGBT Oral History Project. Educator, politician, and LGBT rights advocate. Graduate school experience; gay community; memories of Donald Baker; discrimination against gay men in the public school system; struggle for LGBT civil rights; childhood and young adult years; family history; work within the gay community; Dallas Women’s Political Caucus; activism and advancement of the Dallas LGBT community.
Date of Interview: 09/07/2012

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ELFERING, Herb (b. 1922).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1431

His experiences with a searchlight/radar battery, 251st Coast Artillery Regiment, at Camp Malekole during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; brief descriptions of his later experiences at Bougainville, 1943-44, and Luzon, 1945.
Date of Interview: 06/12/2001

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ELLIOT, H. F. (b. 1925).

Interview ID: OH 0126

His observations and experiences concerning the medical history of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, 1952-72. Hospitals; medical costs; county health officer, 1944-55; Hurricane Carla; Aransas County Emergency Corps; school integration; education system; Boy Scouts.
Date of Interview: 04/01/1972

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ELLIOTT, Nathaniel S. (b. 1921).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0352

His experiences while assigned to an engineer unit between Pearl Harbor and Honolulu during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/12/1976

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ELLIOTT, Ralph (b. 1913).

Judge . 59th District Court of Texas.

Interview ID: OH 0687

His observations as a young eyewitness to the lynching of George Hughes in Sherman, Texas, in May 1930.
Date of Interview: 14/11/1986

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ELLIS, Ernest L. (b. 1897).

Frank Ellis Dealer in Everything. New Hope. Texas.

Interview ID: OHB 0051

Family background; employment with father, Frank Ellis, in general store; description of New Hope, 1920s; effects of Depression on New Hope businesses; comments on operation of credit business; food market opening; business operations during World War II; sale of business, 1946; employment as feed salesman; general store advertising; father’s use of peddling wagon; comments on Dallas fair and Mesquite trade day; comments on retirement.
Date of Interview: 30/06/1981

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ELLIS, Harry E. (b. 1908).

Dr Pepper Company.

Interview ID: OH 0520

His and experiences concerning the development of the Dr Pepper Company. Discovery of the Dr Pepper formula and roles of Charles Cortes Alderton, Wade Morrison, and R. S. Lazenby; transfer of company headquarters from Waco to Dallas, 1922; financial difficulties during 1920s; his employment with Dr Pepper, 1931; effects of the Depression; influence of John O’Hara; Dr Pepper during World War II; marketing activities; role of William Clements in development of company; franchising. [Same interview as OHB 0057]
Date of Interview: 21/11/1980

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ELLIS, Merrill (b. 1916).

Interview ID: OH 0541

His recollections concerning the development of the Electronic Music Center in the North Texas State University School of Music. Early interest in music; sister’s influence; 344th Infantry Band; “Monk” Peters Band; Harvey Anderson Band; University of Oklahoma; Oklahoma City Symphony; WPA Music Project; Lefors, Texas; Moberly Junior College; Hickman High School (Columbia, Missouri); training with Roy Harris; Joplin Junior College; North Texas State College, 1962; experiments with electronic music; establishment of the Electronic Music Center; his philosophy of composition; his personal works.
Date of Interview:
01/07/1981 to 02/07/1981

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ELLIS, Russell (b. 1927).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1179

His experiences aboard the merchant ships USS Santa Leonara, USS Jose Bonaficio, USS Daniel H. Hill, and the repair ship USS Amphion in the European Theater during World War II. North Atlantic convoys; German submarine and aircraft threats; personal observations of civilian conditions in England, Belgium, and France.
Date of Interview: 15/05/1997

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ELLIS, William R. (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0765

His experiences while aboard the supply ship USS Antares during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 17/09/1988

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ELMORE, Odis (b. 1918).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0229

His experiences at Hickam Field with the post medical detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/07/1974

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EMERSON, Sydney H. (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0437

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 31/07/1978

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EMERY, Thomas P. (b. 1922).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1066

His experiences as an Alamo Scout and pathfinder in the Pacific during World War II. Training rigors; 511th Parachute Infantry in New Guinea, 1944; temporary capture by Japanese troops; operations on Nemfer Island; landing at Nasugbu, Philippines, 1944; operations on Luzon.
Date of Interview: 21/02/1995

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ENCHELMEYER, Stanton H. (b. 1918).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0311

His experiences at Hickam Field with the 50th Reconnaissance Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/04/1976

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ENDRES, Urban J. (b. 1920).

Interview ID: OH 0637

Recollections about prohibition in Cooke County, Texas. Bootlegging; repeal of Prohibition; obtaining the Schlitz franchise; development of his beer distributorship.
Date of Interview: 04/04/1984

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ENGLAND, L. B. (b. 1918).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1436

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; also his comments about the death of his brother, Boyd England, who was killed on the West Virginia during the attack.
Date of Interview: 23/01/2002

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ENGLE, Charles “Chuck” (b. 1947).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1287

His experiences with the 17th Aviation Group, based at Nha Trang, Republic of (South) Vietnam, 1967-1968.
Date of Interview: 11/10/1998

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EPHRAM, Lavonia (b. ca. 1920).

Interview ID: OH 0844

Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Youth in East Texas; farm life; education in segregated schools; marriage and move to Dallas; employment as a domestic; African-American housing in Dallas; decision to buy in Hamilton Park; home improvements; church activities; Hamilton Park School; desegregation of Hamilton Park school and integration with Richardson Independent School District; Pacesetter; Hamiltonians; Civic League; zoning problems; the “Buy Out.”
Date of Interview:
30/04/1990 to 02/07/1990

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EPPS, Ray, (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0318

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/05/1976

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ERICKSON, Robert J. (b. 1926).

Interview ID: OH 1086

His experiences concerning the development of the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Program, 1959-95. Joint venture between Kaiser Permanente and Prudential Insurance Company, 1979; difficulties in establishing HMOs in Texas.
Date of Interview: 19/03/1995

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ERICKSON, Stacy (b. 1968).

Interview ID: OH 1203

Her experiences with the Women's Studies Program and women's issues at the University of North Texas, 1992-1996. Exposure to women's issues as an undergraduate at West Texas A & M University; intertwining of her feminism and vegetarian beliefs; decision to enter the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas; influence of Dr Martha Nichols; activities with animal rights organizations; activities with the Women's Studies Roundtable and editing its newsletter, “The Gaze;” influences of her maternal grandmother; her founding of the Aikido Club on campus; views on requiring a women's study course for all undergraduates; her use of gender issues in the teaching of English composition courses.
Date of Interview: 17/10/1997

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ERSKINE, Jake C. (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 1104

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 04/10/1995

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ERVINE, Freddie S. (b. 1928).

Interview ID: OH 0912

Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1950-90. Childhood in segregated environment of East Texas; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; home improvements; establishing her catering business; shopping in Hamilton Park; traffic flow problems; bus service; church activities; Hamilton Park School; desegregation of Hamilton Park School; Pacesetter; participation in the Civic League; zoning problems; Willowdell Park; the “Buy Out.”
Date of Interview:
30/10/1990 to 06/11/1990

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ESCHMANN, Roy (b. 1919)

25th Division. World War II Army Veteran. 25th Division.

Interview ID: OH 0762

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 25th Division, 19th Infantry, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/02/1989

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ESLICK, Garlen W. (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0795

His experiences while trapped inside the overturned battleship USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; other wartime experiences aboard the carriers USS Saratoga and USS Hancock.
Date of Interview: 27/04/1990

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ESPINO, Salvador (b. 1967).

Interview ID: OH 1640

Childhood in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and Fort Worth; family’s immigration narrative; education in Fort Worth public schools, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University School of Law; career as a computer consultant, accountant, and attorney; volunteer work for Catholic Diocese and leadership of Cassata High School; decision to run for seat representing District Two on Fort Worth City Council; district demographics and priorities; creation of Latinos Unidos; involvement in Fort Worth’s 2006 immigrant rights march.
Date of Interview: 26/09/2007

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ESTES, Ned (b. 1897).

Interview ID: OHB 0068

Family background; education in Arkansas and Texas; training as auto mechanic; employment as ranch hand near Palacios, Texas; experiences in motor pool of Air Service at Ellington Field, Texas, 1918; employment as truck mechanic with Shriner Hodges company in Junction, Texas, 1921; establishment of grocery store, auto repair shop, and filling station at Mountain Home, 1923; recovery from tuberculosis, 1926; expansion into cottage rental business; employment as Delco Light Products salesman; comments on Lyndon Johnson’s handling of REA in Central Texas, 1940; close of grocery store and filling station, 1946; close of repair shop, 1979; experiences during Depression in Mountain Home; history of Mountain Home; description of hunting businesses near Mountain Home; comments on religious tape service and “cowboy tabernacle” near Mountain Home; comments on religious values.
Date of Interview: 08/06/1982

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EVANS, John M. (b. 1941).

Army veteran. nurse.

Interview ID: OH 0876

His experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Assignment to convalescent Center, Cam Ranh Bay; attack by enemy sapper team, August, 1969; morale and drug problems; living conditions; recreation; readjustment to stateside life.
Date of Interview: 07/03/1992

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EVANS, John W. (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1220

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 25/02/1998

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EVANS, Louise (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 0853

Her experiences concerning the development of the University Library and the Library Service Department at the North Texas State College and North Texas State University, 1939-75.
Date of Interview: 25/02/1992

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EVANS, Peter (b. 1923).

2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard. Army veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 0624

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; imprisonment in Surabaja, 1942; hell ship to Japan, 1942; Tokyo docks; Nagasaki; Fukuoka Prison Camp No. 9, Kyushu, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview:
15/02/1984 to 29/02/1984
, 07/03/1984

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Interview ID: OH 0628

His experiences while employed by the National Youth Administration during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 07/03/1984

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EVANS, Roy R. (b. 1925).

Industrial Accident Board of Texas.

Interview ID: OHB 0040

Family background; involvement in labor movement at Chance-Vought Aircraft, 1948; accomplishments as president of Texas AFL-CIO; comments on unsuccessful campaign for re-election; committee work to improve Texas Workers’ Compensation Law, 1967; comments on prominent Texas politicians, trial lawyers, and labor leaders; views on future of Texas labor movement; minorities in labor movement; comments on “Operation Bootstrap” in Rio Grande valley and Mexican alien labor situation; public school teachers union movement; failure of schools to teach worker’s rights classes; views of welfare system; work for Industrial Accident Board of Texas.
Date of Interview: 16/05/1980

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EVARO, Rosendo (b.1932).

Interview ID: OH 1605

Experiences over a lifetime in Redford, Texas; local folklore concerning presence of U.S. armed forces and Border Patrol agents in the Big Bend region throughout 20th century; shooting of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr.
Date of Interview: 30/09/2006

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EVERITT, William C. (b. 1923).

Brook-Mays Music Company and C. & S. Music Company. Dallas. Texas.

Interview ID: OHB 0053

Family background; comments on Depression in Comanche, Texas; experiences playing trombone with North Texas State’s Aces of Collegeland band; duty as radar technician and infantryman during World War II; experiences in postwar Austria; teaching music in Dallas public schools and managing band department of Brook-Mays Music Company; election as president of company, 1954; history of Brook-Mays Music Company; interest in C. & S. Music Company, Fort Worth, 1960; buyout of company, 1974; locations of Brook-Mays and C. & S. Stores; growth of market; employment of band clinician; increase in musical instrument prices; personnel requirements for music stores; comments on competition in Dallas-Fort Worth market; views on government regulations; advertising approach; views on service to customers and community; development of music listening test.
Date of Interview: 06/02/1981

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EVERS HARDWARE.

Interview ID: OHB 0084

Interviews with Lotta Evers Callahan (b.1910), Jessie Evers King, Bob Evers Tripp, Felix Callahan (b. 1907), Wilford Pierce (b. 1909), Verna Solomon, and Walter Laney (b. 1918). CALLAHAN, Lotta Evers. Daughter of Will Evers. Family background; Robert and Adolph Evers’s purchase of hardware store, Denton, Texas, 1885; store ownership passed to sons Will and Dolph Evers, Jr.; description of Denton, early 1900s; sale of buggies and tractors; Will Evers’ civic activities; typical work day at hardware store; comments on personnel of store; experiences during Depression. KING, Jessie Evers. Daughter of Will Evers. Family background; comments on Robert and Adolph Evers; activities of father and uncle, Dolph; division of Evers estate; description of Evers house on Oak Street, Denton; description of store fire; comments on father’s pecan orchard and fruit trees. TRIPP, Bob Evers. Grandson of Robert Evers and operator, Evers Hardware. Family background; Robert and Adolph Evers’s purchase of hardware store; comments on sale of barbed wire as reason for early success; involvement of Evers family as founders of Denton Water, Light and Power Company, 1892; Adolph Evers’s purchase of farm land; comments on managing credit operations; Evers family’s contributions to Denton; activities of tin and plumbing shops; history of Evers Hardware building; comments on financing and future of business. CALLAHAN, Felix. Son-in-law of Will Evers, executor of Dolph Evers’s estate. Family background; description of early years of Evers Hardware business in Denton; comments on Will Evers’s development of farm land for pecan trees; description of work on farm; development of machines to harvest, weigh, size, and separate pecans; comments on Dolph Evers’s inventions; comments on Evers family’s civic activities; sale of farm implements at hardware store; division of Evers estate. PIERCE, Wilford. Employee, Evers Hardware. Family background; business practices of Robert and Will Evers; personnel practices of Evers Hardware; comments on Dolph Evers’s inventions and the Evers plumbing shop business; description of materials sold in hardware store; discussion of credit business; experiences with customers. SOLOMON, Verna. Employee, Evers Hardware. Experiences working in Evers store, 1940s; impressions of Will Evers; experiences working as exclusive dealership for Hoover appliances; descriptions of merchandise; duties of head salesperson; comments on employees of store; description of business fire, 1972. LANEY, Walter. Employee, Evers Hardware. Family background; employment in Evers plumbing shop; descriptions of Will, Marion, and Dolph Evers’s activities; comments on employees; description of merchandise; description of business fire, 1972.
Date of Interview:
17/10/1983 to 26/10/1983
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16/11/1983 to 18/11/1983
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30/11/1983 to 19/12/1983
, 04/01/1984

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