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MacIVER, Murdo (b. 1901).

Caltex Petroleum Corporation.

Interview ID: OH 0668

Educational background; early employment; employment with Standard Oil Company of California; transfer to Caltex, 1938; expansion before World War II; Caltex during World War II; Bapco’s refinery expansion; financing postwar refinery expansion; foreign exchange problems; banking syndicates; accounting methods; tanker construction; training of local nationals; T-2 tankers; relationship between Caltex and subsidiaries; third world financial problems.
Date of Interview: 09/11/1985

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MADRID, Enrique (b. 1947).

Interview ID: OH 1648

Longtime resident of Redford, Texas. Childhood and early education in Redford; attendance at University of Texas-Austin; family’s farming and mercantile history in the Big Bend area; involvement with Texas Historical Commission; experiences of mother, Lucia Rede Madrid, as a rural librarian; Redford’s reputation as haven for criminals; opinions regarding shooting of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr., and activities of U.S. Border Patrol and military in the region.
Date of Interview: 30/09/2006

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MAGEE, Kenneth (b. 1914).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0340

His experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/10/1976

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MAGEE, Marguerite H. (b. 1922) and MOORE, Zelle H. (b. 1928).

Interview ID: OH 1009

Sisters’ recollections of life in Texarkana, Texas, and parents; Junior Service League; family entertainment; women’s suffrage and political activities; church activities; Current Topic Club; Wednesday Music Club; women’s household chores.
Date of Interview: 10/03/1994

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MAGLAUGHLIN, Roy E. (b. 1926).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1189

His experiences while aboard the submarine USS Pilotfish in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Submarine School, New London, Connecticut, 1944; assignment to the Pilotfish, 1945; his responsibilities as a torpedoman striker; patrol off Marcus Island; also his observations concerning the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, and the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946.
Date of Interview: 07/08/1997

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MAHAN, Jack (b. 1911).

Interview ID: OH 0518

His recollections about the personal life and professional career of Colonel Earl D. Irons. His student days at North Texas Agricultural College under Irons; Irons’s role in the development of the high school band movement in Texas; Irons’s teaching philosophy; Irons’s relationship with the Texas Music Educators Association; Irons’s relationship with the American Bandmasters Association; Irons as a musician-composer.
Date of Interview: 17/10/1980

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MAILER, Norman K. (b. 1923).

Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon. 112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard. Army veteran. Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon. 112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 1560

His various reminiscences based on his experiences in the Philippines during World War II. Comments about Army life in general; jungle patrols; observations on the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945, the role of his wartime experiences in his novel, The Naked and the Dead.
Date of Interview: 25/08/2004

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MALDONADO, Anthony (b. 1984).

Interview ID: OH 1675

Childhood and education in Fort Worth; decision to drop out of high school; decision to enlist in U.S. Army; experiences in basic training at Ft. Sill, Ok.; deployment to Kuwait and Iraq; experience of being reunited with sister at Balad Air Base outside of Baghdad; duties guarding and transporting confiscated weapons caches, including stress of participation in truck convoys; experience in mortar attack at Camp Anaconda; return to Ft. Sill; general discharge from Army; opinions regarding military service.
Date of Interview: 05/12/2007

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MANGANELLO, Arthur (b. 1917).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0585

His experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/10/1982

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MANGREM, Clarence (b. 1920).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0372

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 35th Infantry during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 18/04/1977

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MANNION, Joseph (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0671

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 26/04/1986

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MANRIQUEZ, Antonio (b. 1971).

Interview ID: OH 1621

Experiences of childhood in Presidio, including weekly visits across border to Ojinaga, Mexico; education at Sul Ross State University; career with State Parks Division of Texas State Parks and Wildlife agency; service on school board of Presidio ISD; opinions regarding shooting of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr., and activities of U.S. Border Patrol.
Date of Interview: 13/11/2006

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MARCELLO, Alfred J. (b. 1932).

Interview ID: OH 1356

His experiences as a young teenager on the home front in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, during World War II. His family’s economic situation during the Great Depression; teenage recreational activities before World War II; the town’s reaction to the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor; the establishment of an armed guard at the entrances to the Wrightsville-Columbia bridge, which spanned the Susquehanna River; Council of National Defense; establishment of air raid wardens and the imposition of blackouts; sources of war news; economic improvements as a result of the war; attitudes toward “4-F’ers” and “draft dodgers”; wartime rationing; the sale of the local baseball diamond and its conversion to agricultural land; scrap metal drives; Boy Scout activities; collection of milkweed for the making of life preservers; patriotic themes in local schools and churches; war-related boyhood games; troop convoys; his wartime jobs; wartime leisure activities for adults; town’s reaction to the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12, 1945; V-J Day celebrations; returning veterans; transition of the town from war to peace.
Date of Interview: 07/08/2000

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MARTIN, Clark (b. 1915).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0595

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/12/1982

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MARTIN, Hugh (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1084

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/10/1995

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MARTIN, Jack J. (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0725

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/11/1987

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MARTIN, Lonnie E. (b. 1912).

36th Service Group. Army Air Forces veteran. 36th Service Group.

Interview ID: OH 1432

His experiences as an administrative officer in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. His education at Georgia Military College and the University of Georgia, 1934-38; his career as a journalist, 1938-40; enlistment in the Army Air Forces as an infantry officer and training at Fort Benning, Georgia, 1940; his transfer to the 36th Service Group and assignment to Australia, January, 1942; his role in preparing bases in Australia for the 36th Bomb Group; transfer to Port Moresby, New Guinea, January, 1943; airfield construction at Port Moresby; Japanese harassment raids; transfer to the 5th Air Force Service Command Headquarters, Nadzab, New Guinea, 1944; airfield construction at Nadzab; his return to the States, October, 1944; assignment to Wright-Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio, as a personnel officer, 1944-45; his postwar career in the U.S. Air Force in personnel work.
Date of Interview: 19/09/2001

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MARTIN, Wayne D. (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0651

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 25/06/1984

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MARTINEZ, Elisa Castillo (b. 1911).

Interview ID: OH 1564

Her experiences as an activist in the Mexican-American community of Fort Worth, Texas. Her youth in the coal-mining town of Bridgeport, Texas; experiences concerning discrimination in Bridgeport; closing of the mines in 1931 and the family move to Fort Worth; her work with the Mexican Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth in its outreach programs for Latinos; tensions between Anglos and Latinos; Mexican-American social activities and celebrations; her work in amnesty and citizenship programs; political activities; evolution of the Northside neighborhood.
Date of Interview: 31/01/2004

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MARTÍNEZ-EBERS, Dr. Valerie (b. 1956)

Interview ID: OH 1853

Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas and former UNT student. Childhood as an Army brat; education; family background; discrimination against Mexican Americans; attending UNT with a Mexican American ancestry; growing awareness of ethnicity and ethnic identity; student activism; differences in treatment and attitudes towards Latinos/Latinas in various parts of the United States; teaching politics of race and ethnicity at UNT; continued activism; UNT organizations for Latinos/Latinas.
Date of Interview: 22/10/2105

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MASON, Carl B. (b. 1922).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0547

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 3rd Engineer Battalion during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 28/07/1981

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MASON, Jim (b. 1919).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1142

His experiences as a corpsman at the Naval Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; also anecdotal information about Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
Date of Interview: 28/09/1996

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MASSEY, Seth (b. 1913).

Interview ID: OH 1205

His reminiscences about the history of Denton, Texas, 1920-1976. Community swimming pools; comments about Hollywood actress Ann Sheridan; Massey and Hoffer Service Station; Great Depression; Interurban streetcars; Quakertown [African-American section of Denton].
Date of Interview: 08/04/1986

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MASTON, Thomas B. (b. 1897).

Interview ID: OH 0228

Religious fundamentalism in Texas during the 1920s; his philosophy of Christian ethics; Norris Movement; his teaching philosophy; Southern Baptists and social concern.
Date of Interview:
30/07/1974 to 31/07/1974

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MATLOCK, Sidney C. (b. 1917).

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

Interview ID: OH 0555

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; railroad maintenance work in Burma, 1944; Phet Buri, Thailand, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 09/09/1981

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MATTHEWS, J. C. (b. 1901).

Interview ID: OH 0360

His experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College, 1954-56. Initial period of integration on campus; attitudes of student body, faculty, townspeople, board of regents; Atkins suit; Campus Theatre incident; desegregation of local businesses; desegregation of athletic program.
Date of Interview: 18/02/1977

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Interview ID: OH 0633

His experiences concerning the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College, 1956.
Date of Interview: 04/04/1984

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Interview ID: OH 0656

Early childhood and adolescence; early teaching experiences; student at North Texas State Normal College during 1920s; appointment as a teacher in the college Laboratory School; principal, college Laboratory School; curriculum committee, State Department of Education; dean, College of Education; curriculum planning in College of Education; the Southern Study; desegregation of North Texas State College, 1955.
Date of Interview:
08/03/1984 to 19/04/1984
,
01/05/1984 to 05/06/1984
, 26/07/1984

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MATTHEWS, Kingsley A. (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0782

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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MATTHEWS, Martin (b. 1926).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0430

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 02/08/1978

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MATULA, Emil (b. 1918).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0204

His experiences while stationed at Schofield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 18/05/1974

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MAUZY, Oscar (b. 1926).

member of the Texas Senate from Dallas. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0016

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixtieth Legislature.
Date of Interview: 03/11/1967

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Interview ID: OH 0030

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature.
Date of Interview: 25/07/1968

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Interview ID: OH 0037

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature.
Date of Interview: 25/06/1969

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Interview ID: OH 0041

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature.
Date of Interview: 01/12/1969

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Interview ID: OH 0081

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-second Legislature. Revenue bills; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, legislative ethics; appropriations; redistricting; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: 23/06/1971

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Interview ID: OH 0157

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Freshmen senators; comments about Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby; committee appointments; reform legislation; Comparative Negligence Bill; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: 12/07/1973

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Interview ID: OH 0290

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. Comments about Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby; public school financing; comments about Comptroller Bob Bullock; public utilities legislation; College Coordinating Bill; constitutional revision; personal legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: 17/07/1975

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Interview ID: OH 0483

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. Influence of Proposition 13 in California; ad valorem taxation; roles of Speaker Bill Clayton, Janey and Governor Dolph Briscoe in call for a special session; election year politics; Senate caucus; repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills; increase in inheritance tax exemptions; taxation of agricultural and timber land; homestead exemptions for the elderly; Peveto Bill.
Date of Interview: 23/10/1978

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Interview ID: OH 0500

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. Comments about Governor William Clements; appropriations; teacher salaries; public school financing; consumer legislation; presidential primary bill; “Killer Bees.”
Date of Interview: 02/08/1979

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Interview ID: OH 0556

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-seventh Legislature. Elections of 1980; initiative-referendum; abortion issue; law-and-order legislation; redistricting; state water plan; comments about Ross Perot, Governor William Clements, Lieutenant Governor William Hobby, and Attorney General Mark White.
Date of Interview: 19/02/1982

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Interview ID: OH 0630

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. Comments about Lieutenant Governor William hobby and Governor Mark White; midnight appointments; teacher pay raise; taxation and appropriations; Jurisprudence Committee.
Date of Interview: 09/03/1984

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McADAMS, Linnie (b. ca. 1937).

Interview ID: OH 0718

Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960s and 1970s. Educational experiences in segregated schools; living conditions in the African-American section of Denton; joining the Fellowship; Denton Christian Preschool; desegregation of Denton schools; early meetings of Fellowship; desegregation of public facilities; segregation in Denton; Denton churches and integration; job opportunities; personal employment experiences; role of African-American churches; lasting perceptions of the Fellowship; public housing.
Date of Interview: 10/12/1987

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McADAMS, Willie Frances (b. 1939).

Interview ID: OH 0730

Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the l960s and l970s. Childhood memories of the African-American community in Denton; segregated education; decision to join the Fellowship; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; early social meetings of the Fellowship; desegregation of the Denton public schools; jobs program; tutoring program; school problems; desegregation of restaurants in Denton; desegregation of Denton’s churches; involvement of husbands in Fellowship activities; defeat of urban renewal; voting drives; views concerning the future of the African-American community in Denton.
Date of Interview: 27/04/1988

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McADOW, Maurice (b. 1904).

Interview ID: OH 0579

Early career as a musician; appointment to faculty at North Texas; development of the North Texas band program.
Date of Interview: 17/10/1982

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McCAIN, Fred (b. 1923).

Interview ID: OH 0636

His experiences as a football coach during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College, 1954-56.
Date of Interview: 02/04/1984

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McCALL, Dean (b. 1921).

Army Air Corps veterans.

Interview ID: OH 0066

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Japanese bombing of Nichols Field; fall of Bataan; fall of Corregidor and capture; Bilibid Prison, Manila, 1942; Cabanatuan, 1942-43; Clark Field, 1943; Bilibid Prison, 1943; Nichols Field, 1943; hell ship to Japan, 1943; copper mining at Motiyama, Honshu, 1943-45; American air raids and naval bombardments; liberation.
Date of Interview: 26/02/1971

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McCLAIN, James L. (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0777

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Honolulu during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/09/1988

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McCLELLAND, James (b. 1912).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0428

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Helena during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/07/1978

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McCOLM, George L. (b. 1911).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1095

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Education at Kansas State College; experiences in agricultural marketing research; employment with the Production Marketing Administration of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration; employment at Topaz Relocation Center for Japanese Americans, 1942-44; induction into U.S. Navy, 1944; role in planning for the invasion of the Japanese home islands, 1945; role in writing Japanese land reform laws during postwar American occupation.
Date of Interview: 18/03/1995

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McCUNE, Evelyn Myers (b. 1918).

Interview ID: OH 1148

Her experiences as a civilian secretary with the State Department in Washington, D.C., before and during World War II. Educational background; decision to take a position with the State Department in early 1941; adjustments in moving from a town of 2,500 people to the nation's capital; personal observations of activities at the Japanese embassy on December 7, 1941; wartime living conditions, rationing, and transportation adjustments; social life; comments about and observations of Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Japanese ambassadors Saburo Kurusu and Kichisabura Nomura, Ambassador Joseph Grew, and Eleanor Roosevelt; working with diplomatic codes; incident involving President Roosevelt's stamp collection; decision to join the Cadet Nurse Corps, 1944.
Date of Interview: 04/08/1996

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McDANIEL, George (b. 1915).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0171

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II; fall of Wake island and capture; hell ship to China, 1942; Wusong Prison Camp, Shanghai, 1942; Kiangwang Prison Camp, 1942-45; Pusan, Korea, 1945; Hakodate, Hokkaido, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 23/10/1973

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McDOLE, Glen (b. 1921).

D Company. 1st Separate Marine Battalion. Marine Corps veteran. D Company. 1st Separate Marine Battalion.

Interview ID: OH 1317

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Enlistment in the Marine Corps and assignment to Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines; bombing of Cavite by the Japanese and evacuation to Corregidor; fall of Corregidor, 1942; his personal comments about General Douglas A. MacArthur at Corregidor; initial incarceration at Corregidor; Cabanatuan, 1942; his transfer to Palawan Island, 1942-44; airstrip construction on Palawan; American air raids; his details of the Palawan massacre and his escape, December, 1944; his rescue by Filipinos and evacuation by PBY, January 21, 1945; debriefings by the U. S. military; his depositions before the War Crimes Tribunal for the Far East, Yokohama, Japan.
Date of Interview: 10/10/1996

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McELVANEY, Dr. William (b. 1928).

Interview ID: OH 1670

Childhood and education in Dallas; membership in Methodist Church; pursuit of undergraduate and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University; career in banking and oil businesses; decision to enter Perkins School of Theology at SMU and Union Theology Seminary in New York; influence of Reinhold Niebuhr; family life; pastorship of Methodist church in Justin, Tex., St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church of Mesquite, Tex., and Northaven United Methodist Church of Dallas; involvement in Dallas civil rights movement, particularly around issue of fair housing, and efforts to integrate Mesquite schools; involvement in antiwar movement; influence of liberation theology on own thinking and preaching; involvement in gay rights movement; career as teacher and administrator at Saint Paul School of Theology of Kansas City and Perkins School of Theology; efforts to make Northaven a “reconciling congregation”; opinions on “Religious Right” and its role in American politics.
Date of Interview: 20/08/2008

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McFATRIDGE, Mrs. Carl (b. 1907) and McFATRIDGE, Billy Ed (b. 1932).

Interview ID: OHB 00014

McFATRIDGE, Mrs. Carl. Wife of Carl McFatridge and co-founder of Carl’s Tasty Sausage. His and her family backgrounds; founding of company; early production, distribution methods, problems; death of Carl McFatridge, 1967. McFATRIDGE, Billy Ed. Son of founders, president of Carl’s Tasty Sausage. Early work experience; education; church ministry; growth and changes in production methods, equipment; facilities, territory, product lines, employees; sources of supply; pricing problems; government regulations.
Date of Interview: 20/02/1978

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McGREGOR, Malcolm (b. 1892).

former state legislator.

Interview ID: OH 0007

Experiences as a liberal in Texas Legislature, 1954-64; his race for U.S. Congress, 1964.
Date of Interview:
30/08/1965 to 31/08/1965

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McGUIRE, David C. (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 0803

His career in music education and recollections concerning the development of the School of Music, North Texas State University.
Date of Interview: 02/04/1990

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McGUIRE, Katherine (b. 1921).

Interview ID: OH 0722

Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Segregation in Denton; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; Denton Christian Preschool; desegregation of public schools; meeting activities; social activities; comments about former president of North Texas State University, John Kamerick; comments about former NTSU poet-in-residence, B. F. Maiz; desegregation of public facilities; churches and integration; integration of NTSU facilities; decline of the group; group’s lasting accomplishments.
Date of Interview: 06/04/1988

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McINTIRE, J. E. (b. 1917).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1113

His experiences aboard the destroyer USS Dale during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/12/1995

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McKEE, Thomas W. (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 1014

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 06/11/1993

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McKINLEY, Frank (b. 1915).

Interview ID: OH 0833

His experiences concerning his career as director of choral music and the development of the College of Music at North Texas State College and North Texas State University. Training with Westminster Choir; comments about Deans Wilfred Bain, Walter Hodgson, Kenneth Cuthbert, and Marceau Myers.
Date of Interview: 16/04/1990

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McKINLEY, Joseph (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0748

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

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McKINNEY, Mattie Ellis Vaughn (b. 1902).

Interview ID: OH 1442

Her brief reminiscences about rural life in Denton County, Texas, 1905-1985; comments about the founding of Vaughn Town.
Date of Interview: 20/08/1987

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McKOOL, Mike (b. 1918).

former member of the Texas Senate from Dallas. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0155

General views concerning problems in Texas state government. Voter registration bill; appointment of committee members; campaign financial disclosure; ethics legislation; committee structure; appropriations and taxation; annual legislative sessions; lobby activities; insurance legislation.
Date of Interview: 31/12/1971

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McLEAN, William Hunter (b. 1909).

former chair of the Texas State Board of Insurance, 1963-68. chairman of the Johnson-Humphrey campaign in Texas.

Interview ID: OH 0020

Comments on the evolution of the State board of Insurance; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; fire and casualty rate-making; automobile insurance; Johnson-Humphrey campaign in Texas.
Date of Interview:
24/05/1968 to 30/07/1968

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McLEOD, Pat N. (b. 1924).

Interview ID: OH 1225

His experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College, Denton, Texas, 1955-56. Race relations while growing up in Central Texas, 1930s and 1940s; his African-American friend, Jesse Fisher; racial climate in Denton during 1950s; comments about the role of the President of North Texas State College, James Carl Matthews.
Date of Interview: 25/02/1998

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McMILLAN, Darwin (b. 1913).

Caltex Petroleum Corporation.

Interview ID: OH 0662

Educational background; early work experience; employment with Texaco in China; comments about the Young Marshall (Chiang Hsueh-Liang); Texaco (China) marketing policies; Texaco’s product lines in China; formation of Caltex, 1936; transfer to Caltex; assignment to Caltex (India), 1937; expansion of the Indian market; employment with Standard Oil of California, 1941; Army Air Corps, 1942; reemployment with Caltex (China); reestablishment of Chinese market after WW II; Chinese Revolution; internment in Communist China, 1949-52; Caltex (Philippines), 1952-56; building of Batangas refinery; hiring of foreign nationals; company reorganization, 1957; assignment to Caltex West; managing director of Caltex (Germany); refinery expansion; marketing in Germany; Frankfurt refinery; divestiture of European markets, 1967; regional director for Africa, 1966; assignment to Caltex (India); nationalization; regional director for South Africa, 1970; OPEC, effects on Caltex.
Date of Interview: 16/09/1985

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MCMILLAN, Ernest (b. 1944)

Interview ID: OH 1839

For the Desegregating DFW Oral History Project. Long-time civil rights activist. Childhood in Dallas; memories of the black community; life during segregation; growing awareness of “race” and racism; participation in the Dallas NAACP Youth Council; Juanita Craft; interest in black history and black power; Dallas SNCC; assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; civil rights activism; police harassment; arrests for activism; Civil Rights Act of 1964; move to Houston; continuing community activism.
Date of Interview: 27/04/2014

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McMILLEN, Abbie (b. *)

Interview ID: OH 1780

For the American History: Voluntary Simplicity Oral History Project. Homesteader and simple life advocate. Childhood; early experiences with gardening and self-sufficiency; discovering the Nearings and the Simple Life; decision to homestead in Maine; memories of the Nearings and the Good Life Center.
Date of Interview: 04/08/2015

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McPARTLIN, James (b. 1918).

401st Bomb Squadron. 91st Bomb Group. 8th Air Force. Army Air Forces veteran. 401st Bomb Squadron. 91st Bomb Group. 8th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1305

His experiences as a B-17 pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Entry into the Aviation Cadet Program, 1941; primary, basic, and advanced training, 1941-42; assignment to the 91st Bomb Group for B-17 training, 1942; characteristics of the B-17; stationing at Kimbolton, England, as assistant operations officer, September, 1942; transfer to Basingbourn, England, October, 1942; his first mission to the German submarine pens at Saint Nazaire, France; promotion to operations officer and lead pilot; development of American bomber tactics; comments about air crew integrity; mission to Oschersleben, Germany, January, 1944; raids to Schweinfurt and Berlin; operations on D-Day; return to the U.S., September, 1944.
Date of Interview: 30/06/1999

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McQUEEN, Sandy (b. 1950).

Interview ID: OH 1521

His experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. His introduction to the hippie subculture while in high school; his experiences with racism among white property owners in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas during the 1960s; the influence of the “British Invasion” and the Beatles; his description of hippies in Lee Park in Dallas; protests against the Vietnam War; his being drafted into the Army and opting for service in the National Guard; his account of an anti-war demonstration led by Jane Fonda in Killeen, Texas; his personal views about ethnic and race relations in the military during the 1960s; his comments on Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and the Papas, and Bob Dylan; reaction to the news of the coming of the Texas International Pop Festival and his decision to attend; attending the festival with his pregnant wife and a friend; drug and alcohol use at the festival; activities of the Hog Farm; wearing attire of those in attendance; nude bathing; comments about “Wavy Gravy,” the leader of the Hog Farm; free love at the festival; comments about the performance of Minnie Riperton and the Rotary Connection, Led Zeppelin, Chicago Transit Authority, and B. B. King at the festival; “bad trip” tents; lasting effects of the festival on his life.
Date of Interview: 04/10/2003

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McQUIRTER, Ardath Sue Hutchins (b. 1944).

Interview ID: OH 1396

Her reminiscences about her African-American family in Jackson, Mississippi, and Gary, Indiana. Early youth in Jackson; African-American social and cultural life in Jackson; early experiences with segregation; her family’s emphasis on education; her father’s migration to Gary in search of work, 1945; her permanent move to Gary; family life in Gary; race relations in Gary; her summer visits back to Mississippi during the 1950s; her return to Mississippi with her mother in 1953; adjustments in moving back to the South; church activities; comments about various family members.
Date of Interview:
13/11/2000 to 14/11/2000

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McSHAN, William (b. 1908).

Interview ID: OH 0932

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 14/10/1993

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McVEAN, John A. (b. 1919).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1096

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 25/10/1995

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MENDENHALL, Corwin (b. 1916).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1123

His experiences while aboard the submarine USS Sculpin and USS Pintado in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Date of Interview: 03/04/1995

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MERCER, William A. (b. 1926).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1112

His experiences aboard LCI-439 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Battle of Leyte Gulf and kamikazes; Battle of Okinawa; preparations for invasion of Honshu.
Date of Interview: 14/12/1995

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MERCER, William E. (b. 1926).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1039

His experiences as a survivor of the sinking of the destroyer USS Johnston during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944.
Date of Interview: 07/07/1994

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MERRILL, Eli (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 1517

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 10/09/2003

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MERRILL, Harold E. (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0611

His experiences aboard the target battleship USS Utah during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 21/10/1983

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MESKILL, David T. (b. 1917

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1182

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His duties in the S Division as paymaster and disbursing officer; battle station in the Combat Information Center; comments about the skipper, Lieutenant Commander Henry J. Armstrong; assignment to Solomon Islands as part of Destroyer Squadron 23 (DesRon 23); combat in "The Slot"; comments about Commander Arleigh Burke; Bougainville landings; Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, November 1, 1944; morale and recreation ashore; treatment of Japanese prisoners-of-war; everyday life aboard the Spence; origins of the "Little Beavers" nickname for DesRon 23; action off Truk; invasions of Saipan and Tinian, 1944; transfer off the Spence to stateside duty; separation from the Navy; lasting effects of wartime experience.
Date of Interview: 17/05/1997

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MESSLER, Dale (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0371

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 04/03/1977

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MEWHINNEY, Leonard S. (b. 1906).

Interview ID: OHB 0092

Family background; appointment to Naval Academy, 1923; description of academics and hazing at Naval Academy; assignments in Nicaragua, late 1920s; experiences during World War II as commander of submarine USS Saury in South Pacific; description of torpedo problems during war; teaching management, North Texas State College, 1957; entry into labor arbitration work, late 1950s; early arbitration experiences; comments on arbitration literature and assistance from Helmut Wolfe; views on management-labor selection process of arbitrators; comments on preparation of management and labor before entering arbitration; description of typical arbitration procedure; importance of arbitrator’s strict neutrality at hearings; comments on the National Academy of Arbitrators; description of expediting procedure; view on management’s and labor’s attitudes about arbitration; comments on training for arbitrators.
Date of Interview: 30/05/1985

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MICHAEL, Simon (b. 1905).

Interview ID: OH 0128

His experiences as an artist and art teacher in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, 1948-72. Early art training; Fulton School of Fine Arts; his move from Fulton to Rockport, Texas; Simon Michael School of Fine Arts; art exhibitions; art and local architectural styles; art students; techniques for teaching art; philosophy of art; contribution of art to the community of Rockport.
Date of Interview: 10/01/1972

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MICHELONY, Lewis J. (b. 1920).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1002

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II and the Korean War. Assignment to 6th Marines, 1943; Guadalcanal; Tarawa; Saipan; Tinian; also Korea and Chosin Reservoir.
Date of Interview: 02/05/1993

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MIERS, Wallace (b. 1919).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0726

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/11/1987

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MILES, Charles H. (b. 1910).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0581

His experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/10/1982

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MILLAR, Abram (b. 1923).

365th Bomb Squadron. 305th Bomb Group. 8th Air Force. Army Air Forces veteran. 365th Bomb Squadron. 305th Bomb Group. 8th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1321

His experiences as a B-17 gunner/bombardier in the European Theater during World War II. His youth in West Texas; enlistment in the Aviation Cadet Program, 1943; Drake University, 1943; pre-flight training, Santa Ana, California, 1943; washing out of the Aviation Cadet Program due to his problems with depth perception; armament school, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado, 1943; aerial gunnery school, Kingman, Arizona, 1943; gunnery instructors school, Fort Myers, Florida, 1944; assignment to a B-17 crew and phase training, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1944; assignment to the 305th Bomb Group, Chelveston, England, 1944; mission to Merseburg, Germany, 1944; description of combat against German fighters; German flak; a detailed description of his plane being shot down on his eighteenth mission, January 10, 1945; his wounds as a result of being hit by flak; the crash-landing of his plane; recuperation in England; postwar career.
Date of Interview: 11/06/1999

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MILLER, A. E. (b. 1916).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0563

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Helena during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/05/1982

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MILLER, A. Tennyson (b. 1913).

Interview ID: OH 0857

His experiences as a teacher and coach at Frederick Douglass school in Denton, Texas, 1936-43. Comments about Principal Fred Moore; segregated education in Denton; his admission to the doctoral program and breaking the color barrier at North Texas State College, 1954; his teaching philosophy.
Date of Interview: 11/01/1992

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MILLER, Chris (b. 1926).

member of the Texas House of Representatives from Fort Worth. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0288

Her experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. Decision to enter politics; personal political philosophy; House speakership race; committee appointments; constitutional revision; Equal Rights Amendment; public school financing; public utilities legislation; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: 24/06/1975

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MILLER, Gerald E. (b. ca. 1918).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0954

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Assignment to USS Richmond; Komandorski Island action; Aleutians Campaign; post World War II naval career.
Date of Interview: 03/05/1993

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MILLER, Hamilton S. (b. 1919).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0569

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Farragut during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/05/1982

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MILLER, John (b. 1905).

Interview ID: OH 0124

His observations on the development of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, 1940-70. Criminal offenses in Aransas County; justices of the peace; appointment of county commissioners; selection of grand jurors; comments about Governors Dan Moody, James Allred, Allan Shivers, and John Connally; South Texas politics in general; Johnson-Stevenson senatorial election of 1948.
Date of Interview: 05/01/1972

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MILLER, John M. (b. 1905).

Interview ID: OH 1462

His reminiscences from his career in aviation, 1920-63. Influence of the early aircraft designer Glenn Curtiss; his meeting with the aviatrix Ruth Law; influence of the book Aerobatics by Horatio Barber; his meeting with barnstorming pilot “Swanee” Taylor; Taylor’s gift of his aircraft to Miller; teaching himself to fly without formal instruction and his solo flight on December 15, 1923; college at Pratt Institute of Technology and graduation with a degree in mechanical engineering, 1927; meetings of aviators at a speakeasy, New York City, 1923-27; origins of the organization “Quiet Birdsmen”; obtaining his aircraft mechanic’s license, 1927; his eye-witness account of Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight , May 20, 1927; influence of Harold Stark’s “1-2-3 System”; employment with Gates Flying Circus, 1927-29; his career as a barnstormer, 1929; his joining the Marine Corps Reserve, 1929; comments about German pilot Ernst Udet; his cross-country flight in a Pitcairn autogiro, May 14-28, 1931; making 3,000 flights as an airmail pilot; employment for twenty-five years as a pilot for Eastern Airlines; employment as a test pilot for Columbia Aircraft Corporation during World War II; test work on the Grumman J2F-6 amphibian; comments about various aircraft he flew for Eastern.
Date of Interview: 10/05/2002

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MILLER, Oscar (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0406

His experiences while aboard the oiler USS Rampapo during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 17/12/1977

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MILLMAN, Chester (b. 1919).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0465

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Phoenix during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/12/1978

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MILTON, Gen. T. R. (b. ca. 1918).

Retired U.S. Air Force general and former commander of Thirteenth Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1678

Thoughts on command and leadership; opinions of various commanders; opinions regarding USAF traditions as compared to those of other services, including discussions of uniforms and force cohesiveness; concerns regarding U.S. Air Force Academy, force organization, and command structure; opinions regarding Gen. Curtis LeMay and other Air Force chiefs of staff; combat experience in European Theater of World War II; opinions regarding Air Force execution of various Cold War policies.
Date of Interview:
11/10/2006 to 16/03/2007

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MINOR, Fred H. (b. 1890).

former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Interview ID: OH 0001

His experiences as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and Speaker of the House, 1931-33. Funding for highway construction; philosophy concerning functions of Speaker of the House
Date of Interview: 10/12/1964

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Interview ID: OH 0172

His experiences while serving in the Texas Legislature during the 1930s. Comments about Governors Pat Neff, Dan Moody, and Miriam and James Ferguson; his term as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.
Date of Interview: 13/11/1973

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MINSHEW, Cecil T. (b. 1919).

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

Interview ID: OH 0597

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; hell ship to Japan, 1942; Fukuoka, Kyushu, 1942; shipbuilding at Nagasaki, 1943-44; Orio, Kyushu, 1944-45; liberation; Nagasaki after dropping the A-bomb.
Date of Interview: 18/02/1983

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