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RAGGIO, Louise (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 0527

Attorney. Her role in the writing and passage of the Texas Family Code. Family background; her education; Rockefeller Grant to National Institute of Public Affairs; career with National Youth Administration; participation in League of Women Voters during World War II; law school at Southern Methodist University; early law career; activities with the Junior Bar; appointment as first woman in Dallas County district attorney’s office; activities with Texas Bar (family Law Council); Equal Rights Amendment; recodification of Family Code; civic activities and awards.
Date of Interview: 31/10/1980

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RAINEY, Homer P. (b. 1896).

Interview ID: OH 0011

Former president of the University of Texas, professor of higher education at the University of Colorado. General coverage of his early career; his problems with the Board of Regents at the University of Texas, 1944-45; his unsuccessful race for governor of Texas in 1946.
Date of Interview: 27/08/1967

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RAMIREZ, Joba (b. 1934).

Interview ID: OH 1561

Nurse. Her experiences as a Mexican American and information about the history of the Mexican American community of Denton, Texas. Her parent’s efforts to integrate their family into the Anglo community; her youth in Tioga, Texas; the family’s move to Denton, May, 1957; early work experiences after graduation from high school; employment at the Denton State School; nursing scholarship at Texas Woman’s University; comments about her parent’s backgrounds; her return to the Mexican culture and involvement in Familias Unidas.
Date of Interview: 19/07/2004

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RAMIREZ, Tony (b. 1947).

Vietnam War Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1656

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Vietnam War veteran. Childhood in Chickasha, Ok., and Fort Worth, Tex.; enlistment in U.S. Army at age of fourteen; training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and Ft. Benning, Ga.; deployment during Cuban Missile Crisis; discharge from Army and enlistment in U.S. Marine Corps; training at Camp Pendleton, Cal.; deployment with 3rd Marines near border with North Vietnam; later experiences with 26th and 9th Marines; combat experiences; “search and destroy” missions; experiences as a “tunnel rat”; drug use among American soldiers; circumstances of three battlefield injuries during two tours of duty; postwar adjustment; civilian career; involvement in various veterans’ groups and volunteer work in Fort Worth.
Date of Interview: 08/12/2007

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RAMSBOTTOM, I. J. (b. 1914).

Photographic Reconnaissance Interpretation Section. Intelligence Center). Navy veteran. Photographic Reconnaissance Interpretation Section. Intelligence Center).

Interview ID: OH 1520

Landscape architect, Navy veteran (Photographic Reconnaissance Interpretation Section, Intelligence Center). His experience as a member of PRISIC in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Educational background including graduation from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture; commissioning as a U.S. Navy ensign, 1941; induction school, Tucson, Arizona, 1941-42; photographic interpretation school, Anacostia Naval Air Station, Washington, DC, 1942; model-making school, Anacostia NAS, 1942; assignment to PRISIC, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1942; work in the Photographic Interpretation Unit; move to Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Area (JICPOA), 1943; planning for amphibious invasions; his eye-witness account of General Douglas MacArthur’s filmed rehearsals on New Guinea for his landing during the invasion of the Philippines; assignment to Army Intelligence, Washington, DC, January, 1945.
Date of Interview: 01/07/2003

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RAMSEY, Jack C. (b. 1924).

D Company. 393rd Regiment. 99th Infantry Division. Army veteran. D Company. 393rd Regiment. 99th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1429

Artist, Army veteran (D Company, 393rd Regiment, 99th Infantry Division). His experiences as a combat infantryman in the European Theater during World War II. Educational background; ROTC, John Tarleton Agricultural College, Stephenville, Texas, 1941-42; basic training, Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1942; assignment to the Army Specialized Training Program, East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Texas, 1942; termination of the ASTP and his reassignment to the 99th Infantry Division, Camp Maxie, Paris, Texas, 1942-43; assignment to and training in a heavy weapons company as a mortarman; departure for Europe, September, 1944; Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944-January, 1945; his battle wound from mortar fire and evacuation from the battlefield; recuperation in England; his return to his unit, March, 1945; Battle of the Ruhr Pocket and street fighting, March, 1945; his second battle wound from artillery fire and evacuation, March 10, 1945; recuperation in England; return to his unit and service in the Army of Occupation in Germany, 1945; his postwar careers in the New York Theater, television production, and painting.
Date of Interview: 11/06/2001

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RANDALL, Jack (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0189

Watchmaker, navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Blue during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/04/1974

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Interview ID: OH 0189

Watchmaker, navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Blue during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/04/1974

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RANDLE, Ledell Goodson (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 1600

For the Eastland County African American Women Oral History Project. Longtime resident of Eastland, Texas. Memories of childhood in Hawkins, Texas, as member of a sharecropping family; education in all-black schools; 1941 decision to move to Dallas following high school graduation; work there as a domestic and factory worker; 1951 marriage to Roston King and move to Eastland; initial perceptions of race relations in Eastland; church life and involvement in Eastern Stars organization; children’s experiences in Eastland schools.
Date of Interview: 07/10/2006

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RASBURY, Lester C. (b. 1917).

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

Interview ID: OH 0438

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Prison Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944; railroad maintenance in Burma, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 10/06/1978, 15/06/1978

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RASCHEN, Gudrun (b. *).

Interview ID: OH 1700

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Germanborn immigrant to Denton, Texas, and adjunct professor of Music at Texas Woman’s University. Childhood and education in Kiel and Hamburg, Germany; family history; parents’ move to South Africa; own move to South Africa; discovery of the cello and decision to study it seriously; involvement in anti-apartheid movement; decision to move to the U.S. for graduate school; attraction of UNT Doctorate of Musical Arts program; first impressions of the U.S. and of Denton; comparison and contrast of life in Germany, South Africa, and the U.S.; plans for the future.
Date of Interview: 01/11/2009

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RAY, Wilburn (b. 1917).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0323

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Wordenduring the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/05/1976

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RAYBURN, Eldridge L. (b. 1919).

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

Interview ID: OH 0499

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” 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, 1944-45; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1945, and American air raids; liberation.
Date of Interview: 16/01/1980

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REA, M. L. (b. 1917).

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

Interview ID: OH 0517

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” 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; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1944-45, and American air raids; liberation.
Date of Interview: 14/04/1980

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READ, Louis B. (b. 1920).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0138

Businessman, Army veteran, survivor of the Bataan Death March. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Bataan and capture; Bataan Death March; Camp O’Donnell, 1942; Cabanatuan, 1942-44; hell ship to Japan, 1944; Shinagawa Prison Camp, Honshu, 1944-45; liberation .
Date of Interview: 03/11/1972

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REAS, John C. (b. 1917).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1252

Navy veteran, survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Sinking of the Houston,1942; capture and imprisonment in Serang, Java; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma- Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Rat Buri Thailand, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 23/06/1998

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REDDIG, B. S. (b. 1919).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0446

Army veteran. His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 21st Infantry during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/08/1978

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REDIN, Harley (b. 1919).

Marine Bombing Squadron VMB-433. Marine Corps veteran. Marine Bombing Squadron VMB-433.

Interview ID: OH 1422

Educator, Marine Corps veteran (Marine Bombing Squadron VMB-433). His experiences as a PBJ (B-25) pilot n the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. Graduation from North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas, 192; enlistment in the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, 1942; Civilian Pilot Training, 1942; primary flight training, Grand Prairie Naval Air Station, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1942; establishment of a lifelong friendship with Travis Lattner; basic flight training, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942; advanced flight training, Corpus Christi, 1942-43; decision to transfer to the Marine Corps for multi-engine aircraft training in the PBY; American Airlines Flight School, Fort Worth, Texas, 1943; Marine Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1943; training in the PBJ in Operational Training Squadron 8; formation of VMB-433, 1943; further training at Peter Field Point, North Carolina, 1943-44; combat training, El Centro Marine Air Station, El Centro, California, 1944; transfer to Espiritu Santo, 1944; transfer to Green Island, 1944; his duties as squadron operations officer; his first combat mission to Rabaul; transfer to Emirau, September, 1944; daylight missions to Rabaul; low-level strafing missions; missions to Kavieng; rest and recuperation in Sydney, Australia; transfer to Headquarters Squadron, Marine Air Group 1, at Bougainville, 1945; living conditions and airplane maintenance; mustering out of the service and his postwar career as a basketball coach at Wayland Baptist College, Plainview, Texas, 1946-1973.
Date of Interview: 31/08/2001

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REED, Carol (b. 1947).

Interview ID: OH 0920

Political consultant. Her role in the development of the Republican Party in Texas, 1967-93. Volunteer campaign work; political director of John Tower’s senatorial campaign, 1978; activities with Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs; evolving role of women in political campaigns; decision to become a political consultant; her conservative philosophy; her opinions about the Eagle Forum, radical feminism, abortion, and women’s issues in general.
Date of Interview: 27/07/1993

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REED, James V. (b. 1924).

Interview ID: OH 0812

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 28/09/1990

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REED, Norvell Hill Williams (b. ca. 1921).

Interview ID: OH 0720

Community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Life in a segregated community; desegregation of North Texas State College; desegregation of public schools and the tutoring program; Fred Moore School; typical meeting of the group; paving of streets in the African-American section of Denton; group’s social activities; defeat of urban renewal; jobs program.
Date of Interview: 11/03/1988

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Interview ID: OH 1638

For the Quakertown Oral History Project. Former resident of Denton’s historic all-black Quakertown neighborhood and long-time Denton resident. Childhood in Quakertown; family history; family’s forced move out of Quakertown to Solomon Hill neighborhood of Denton; race relations in Denton; participation in Denton Christian Women’s Fellowship; family’s historical memories of Quakertown.
Date of Interview: 14/09/2006

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REED, Raymond D. (b. 1921).

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

Interview ID: OH 0426

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” 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 and Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944;Phet Buri, Thailand, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 21/06/1978

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REESE, Dr. Maxine Thornton (b. 1938)

Interview ID: OH 1850

For the Desegregating DFW Oral History Project. Civil rights activist, former Dallas City Councilmember, and longtime Dallas ISD employee. Childhood in Dallas, Texas; involvement in Dallas NAACP’s Youth Council with Juanita Craft; civil rights activism; life during segregation; desegregation in Texas schools and at the University of North Texas; treatment at UNT; desegregation versus integration; Dallas City Council.
Date of Interview: 24/03/2014

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REESE, Seldon D. (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0426

Navy veteran, survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Sinking of Houston, 1942; capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944, and American air raids; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 21/06/1978

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REICHLE, Grover (b. 1920).

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

Interview ID: OH 0495

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” 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, 1944-45; Bangkok, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 22/01/1979

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REID, David (b. 1961).

Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Interview ID: OH 1673

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Childhood in Savannah, Ga.; education at Valdosta State College; acceptance to U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate school; training at Pensacola, Fla.; missions in North Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean regions; assignment to Beeville Naval Air Station during Operation Desert Storm; monitoring missions during Bosnian conflict; deployments to Japan and to Turkey for Operation Northern Watch; decision to retire from active duty; civilian career with American Airlines and Lockheed Martin; work as a Navy reservist with a joint forces air component commander unit; deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, for Operation Iraqi Freedom; opinions regarding September 11 attacks and occupation and rebuilding of Iraq.
Date of Interview: 10/12/2007

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REISINGER, Edward L. (b. 1919).

4th Signal Company. 4th Infantry Division. Army veteran. 4th Signal Company. 4th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1312

Army veteran (4th Signal Company, 4th Infantry Division). His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. Depression era odd jobs; decision to join the Army, July, 1940; Fort Benning, Georgia, 1940-41, and assignment to the 4th Signal Company; Camp Gordon, Georgia, 1941-1943; Camp Gordon Johnson, Florida, 1943, for amphibious training; his marriage to Margaret Lilly, Christmas Eve, 1942; his duties as a communications sergeant; his training as a high-speed radio operator at Keystone Radio Schools, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1942; voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, early 1944; amphibious training for D-Day at Tiverton and Slapton Sands, England, 1944; security precautions prior to D-Day; the landing on Utah Beach at Normandy, June 6, 1944; descriptions of General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.; the breakout at Normandy and the bombing of Saint Lô; Falaise Gap; liberation of Paris; Rhineland Campaign, 1944; combat living conditions; Huertgen Forest, 1944; Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945; drive through Central Europe and the German surrender, 1945; effects of and thoughts about his combat experience; postwar Army career as a communications specialist for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Date of Interview: 05/08/1999

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RENFRO, Nell (b. 1914).

Interview ID: OH 1454

Realtor. Her reminiscences concerning rural life in the area of Tioga,Texas, 1917-1987. Changing demographics of the area; rising land values; comments about long-time residents of the area; a description of life on her family home place; revivals; medicine shows; home remedies; virtues of small-town life.
Date of Interview: 25/08/1987

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RETZLOFF, Henry (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0452

Navy veteran. His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station withthe Base Transportation Department during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941.
Date of Interview: 04/08/1978

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REYNOLDS, Mac (b. 1935).

Interview ID: OH 0604

Businessman. His experiences as a member of the football teamduring the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College, 1956.
Date of Interview: 18/07/1983

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RICCI, Elizabeth “Ivy” Feiga Ross and Joel Anthony (b. 1974; 1976)

Interview ID: OH 1792

For the American History: Voluntary Simplicity Oral History Project. Musicians, artists, and simple life advocates. Childhoods; influences on life philosophies; discovery of the Nearings and the Simple Life; interest in homesteading; residency at the Good Life Center.
Date of Interview: 01/08/2014

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RICH, John (b. 1917).

4th Marine Division. Marine Corps veteran. 4th Marine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1363

Journalist, Marine Corps veteran (4th Marine Division). His experiences as a Japanese language interpreter/interrogator in the Pacific Theater during World War II; and his observations as a journalist while covering the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Pre-war career in journalism; U.S. Navy Japanese Language School, University of Colorado, 1942-43; assignment to the 4th Marine Division, 1943; Roi-Namur and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 1944; interrogation of Japanese prisoners-of-war; Saipan and Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1944; Iwo Jima, 1945; coverage of the Tokyo war crimes trials for International News Service, 1946; reminiscences about covering Franklin D. Roosevelt’s meeting with the press after the Atlantic Conference with Winston Churchill off Argentia, Newfoundland, August 10-15, 1941.
Date of Interview: 12/10/1996

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RICHARDSON, Iliff D. (b. 1919).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1284

Navy veteran. His experiences as a guerrilla fighter in the Philippine Islands during World War II. Assignment to patrol-torpedo boats in the Philippines,1941; orders from General Douglas A. MacArthur to establish a clandestine radio network to maintain communications with Commander Southwest Pacific after his evacuation from Corregidor; his role in plotting Japanese minefields in Leyte Gulf prior to MacArthur's return in 1944; pre-invasion weather reporting from Leyte to MacArthur's headquarters; dealings with Filipino guerrillas; transfer to stateside duty and his work with the Industrial Incentives Division of the Navy Department; sale of rights to the book about his adventures, American Guerrilla in the Philippines.
Date of Interview: 22/02/1997

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RICHARDSON, Milroy B. (b. 1922).

Army Air Forces veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1463

Army Air Forces veteran. His experiences at Wheeler Field with the 6th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/06/2002

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Interview ID: OH 1470

Army veteran. His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 14/06/2002

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RIDDLESPERGER, Carol J. (b. ca. 1923).

Interview ID: OH 0712

Schoolteacher, community activist. Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Segregation in Denton; desegregation of the schools and public facilities in Denton; early meetings of the Fellowship; social activities; programs; street paving in the African American section of Denton; her decision to run for the Denton school Board; tutoring program; jobs program; evolving nature of membership.
Date of Interview: 05/02/1988

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RIGGLEMAN, Thomas D. (b. 1926).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1065

Engineer, navy veteran. His experiences aboard the destroyer USS McGowan in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Everyday life aboard ship; Iwo Jima; Okinawa and kamikazes; operations off northern Japan, 1945.
Date of Interview: 08/06/1995

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RILEY, George V. (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 0982

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 03/02/1994

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RILEY, Howard (b. 1914).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0454

Army veteran. His experiences at Fort Shafter with the 64th Coast Artillery during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/08/1978

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ROBERSON, James (b. 1926).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1169

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the submarine USS Sailfish in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Submarine School, New London, Connecticut, 1942; his responsibilities as a motor machinist’s mate; qualification examinations; various patrols off the Aleutian Islands and in the South China Sea; lifeguard duty off the Mariana Islands for downed airmen.
Date of Interview: 08/03/1997

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ROBERTS, Charles H. (b. 1914).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0384

Marine Corps veteran. His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/10/1977

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ROBERTS, Charles H. (b. ca. 1918).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1201

Marine Corps veteran. His experiences with the Marine Guard Detachment at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/11/1994

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ROBERTS, Charles Stanly, Jr. (b. 1911).

Roberts. Sanford. and Taylor Hardware.

Interview ID: OHB 0105

Chairman, acting president, and chief executive officer, Roberts, Sanford, and Taylor Hardware, Sherman, Texas. Family background; establishment of hardware business in Sherman, 1881; incorporation of business, 1897; employment as warehouser and truck driver for hardware wholesale company; description of store inventory; father’s appointment as co-manager of business, 1915; comments on “Texoma” trademark and sporting goods products; appointment as vice- president and sales manager, 1939; description of personnel; comments on reasons for liquidating company and problems of wholesale hardware and sporting goods businesses; description of expansion into Dallas/Fort Worth market; views on company liquidation, 1986; comments on sales volume and distribution area; financing of business; comments on employee relations; dealings with Labor department and OSHA; civic and trade association activities; comments on business competitors.
Date of Interview: 16/06/1986

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ROBERTS, Jefferson D. (b. 1911).

339th Bomb Squadron. 96th Bomb Group. 8th Air Force. Army Air Veteran. 339th Bomb Squadron. 96th Bomb Group. 8th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 0147

Businessman, Army Air veteran (339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force). His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans after being shot down over Nazi Germany during World War II. Shooting down of bomber, 1944; capture and interrogation near Frankfurt; Heidekruge, East Prussia, 1944; prison camp near Berlin, 1944; forced march from Nurnberg to Moosberg, 1945; prison camps at Nurnberg and Barth; liberation.
Date of Interview: 14/03/1973

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ROBERTS, John (b. 1917).

Army Air Forces veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1293

Army Air Forces and Air Force veteran. His experiences concerning his association with General Roger Ramey, 1937-57. Operations against Rabaul in the Pacific Theater during World War II; atomic bomb tests at Kwajalein and Eniwetok, 1946 (Project CROSSROADS); relationship between Ramey and Fort Worth, Texas, promoter Amon Carter; his personal and professional relations with Ramey; Ramey’s relationship with General Douglas A. MacArthur; Ramey’s relationship with President Harry S Truman; establishment of a separate, independent Air Force.
Date of Interview: 27/04/1999

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ROBERTS, John (b. 1932).

Interview ID: OH 0716

Public school administrator. His experiences concerning the desegregation of the Hamilton Park, Texas, school and the establishment of the Pacesetter program. Educational background and administrative positions held; federal desegregation guidelines; establishment of attendance zones; role of H.E.W.; closing of Hamilton Park High School; decision of Fifth Circuit Court; controversy over busing; decision to establish Pacesetter at Hamilton Park.
Date of Interview: 15/12/1987

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ROBERTSON, Doris (b. 1926).

Interview ID: OH 0697

Teacher, community leader. Her experiences concerning the desegregation of the Hamilton Park, Texas, schools and integration with the Richardson Independent School District.
Date of Interview: 07/06/1987

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ROBERTSON, Doris (b. 1928) and Lincoln (b. 1926).

Interview ID: OH 0817

Community leaders. Their experiences as residents of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Desegregation of the Hamilton Park School; decision to purchase a home in Hamilton Park; transportation problems; work experiences and racism; Band Parents Club; church activities; PTA activities; Hamilton Park Civic League; interorganizational council and political activities; social clubs; the “Buy-Out.”
Date of Interview: 07/01/1990, 21/01/1990

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ROBERTSON, Naipo (b. 1922).

28th Infantry. Army veteran. Marine Corps veteran. 28th Infantry.

Interview ID: OH 0220

Army (28th Infantry) and Marine Corps veteran. His experiences while home on pass in Honolulu during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/07/1974

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ROBINSON, Anna (b. 1922).

World War II veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1676

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II veteran. Childhood and education in Fort Worth; decision to drop out of high school to play professional softball; decision to enlist in Women’s Army Corps in 1944; basic training at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; clerical training at Indiantown Gap, Pa., and Ft. Meade, Md.; deployment as supply sergeant to Bremerhaven, Germany; impressions of wartime destruction of German cities, suffering of civilians, and conditions of Holocaust sites; injuries sustained in a truck accident; Germans’ attitudes toward American occupation force; presence of gay officers and enlisted personnel in WAC unit and nearby male units; decision not to accept officer training and to leave service; return home; “coming out” experience after the war; opinions regarding “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy; education at Texas Wesleyan College; civilian career as an artist/graphics specialist with Continental Oil Co. and City of Fort Worth; involvement in Agape Metropolitan Community Church and Women in Military Service for America organization; experiences as a tourist in Germany
Date of Interview: 27/11/2007

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ROBINSON, Hugh M. (b. 1916).

Patrol Torpedo Boat Squadron 3. Navy veteran. Patrol Torpedo Boat Squadron 3.

Interview ID: OH 1368

Navy veteran (Patrol Torpedo Boat Squadron 3). His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U. S. Naval Academy, 1934-38; assignment to the carrier USS Yorktown, 1938-39; assignment to the destroyer USS Bainbridge, 1939-41; assignment to Motor Boat Submarine Chaser Squadron 1, 1941; assignment to Patrol Torpedo Squadron 2, 1941; operations around the Panama Canal, 1942; reorganization of PT Squadron 2 and his transfer to Patrol Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 for duty in the Pacific; operations around the Solomon Islands, 1942-43; his promotion to commander of PT Squadron 3, 1942; engagements against the “Tokyo Express,” 1942-43; his transfer to the staff of Patrol Torpedo Boat Flotilla 1, 1943; transfer to the States, 1943, to the Motor Torpedo Boats Squadron Training Center, Newport, Rhode Island; assignment as air defense officer aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin, 1944; his description of being caught with the 3rd Fleet in a massive typhoon in the Philippine Sea, December 18, 1944; offshore bombardment for the Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns, 1945; offshore bombardment of Honshu and Hokkaido; his postwar naval career.
Date of Interview: 21/02/1997

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ROBINSON, Jack W. (b. 1917).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0421

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/04/1978

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ROBINSON, Lester E. (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0743

Navy veteran. His experiences at Ford Island Naval Air Station with VP-23 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/04/1988

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ROBINSON, Marvin E. (b. 1918).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0580

Marine Corps veteran, survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Sinking of Houston, 1942; capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; Changi Jail, 1944-45.
Date of Interview: 25/05/1982

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ROBINSON, Ralph (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 1166

Scientist, engineer, physicist. His role in the development of the proximity fuze in World War II. Education and technical training; employment with the Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1942; technical aspects of developing the proximity fuze; practical applications of the proximity fuze in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean Theaters; comments about the roles of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, and Vannevar Bush.
Date of Interview: 17/01/1997

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ROBINSON, Ray F. (b. 1919).

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

Interview ID: OH 0503

Army (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard and Air Force veteran, member of the “Lost Battalion.” 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; Changi Jail, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 25/06/1979, 28/06/1979

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ROCH, Herbert (b. 1911).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0357

Army veteran. His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the MP detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 25/01/1977

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RODGERS, Charline Scripture (b. 1929) and John (b. *).

Interview ID: OH 1725

For the Denton County Historical Commission. Members of longtime Denton, Texas, family. History of Scripture family’s migration to Texas after the Civil War and eventual settlement in Denton, including great uncle’s grocery store on Denton Square and grandfather’s lumber yard. Construction of family’s landmark home on Scripture Hill. Reminiscences of childhood in Denton and education at the Demonstration School. Marriage to James S. Rodgers, U.S. Air Force officer. Experiences during various military base assignments and family’s relocation to Denton. Current history of Forrester and Rodgers families.
Date of Interview: 14/10/2010

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RODGERS, Jo Cyel (b. 1940).

Interview ID: OH 1582

African-American alumna of North Texas State University. Remembrances about childhood and early education in Fort Worth, Texas, including experiences at I.M. Terrell High School; decision to enroll at North Texas as a sixteen-year-old high school graduate in 1957; off-campus life in “Shack Town” and support from black citizens of Denton; social life among African-American students and relations with white students and faculty; experiences with President J.C. Matthews; graduation with major in physical education in 1962; teaching career in Fort Worth ISD during era of desegregation and later; experiences with “Trailblazers” organization.
Date of Interview: 16/03/2006

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RODGERS, Martin J. (b. 1922).

Army Vetearn.

Interview ID: OH 0752

Army veteran. His experiences at Fort Shafter with Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, Coast Artillery, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/06/1988

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RODMAN, Barbara (b. 1948).

Interview ID: OH 1151

College professor. Her experiences concerning the development of the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas, 1992-96; educational background; participation in student protests against the Vietnam War; activities with the National Organization of Women (NOW); origins of her interest in women writers; her role in the Women's Studies Program at UNT; her teaching philosophy and thoughts about “engaged feminism.”
Date of Interview: 24/10/1996

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RODRIGUEZ, Charlie (b. 1951).

Interview ID: OH 1500

Businessman, musician. His recollections concerning the development of the Northside (Fort Worth, Texas) Hispanic community, his music career, and the evolution of his family’s Mexican foods business. Immigration of his parents and grandparents from Mexico, 1919; employment of his father with Swift & Co., Fort Worth; opening of the family grocery store, 1941; economic importance of Swift & Co. and Armour to the Northside; his youth and growing up on the Northside; maintenance of Mexican customs; his family’s rapid assimilation, patriotism, and pursuit of the American Dream; founding of the family’s tortilla factory, 1965, and creation of Rodriguez Festive Foods, Inc., the Northside’s largest employer; evolution and growth of the family business; sale of the business to Harvest States Foods, 2000; his career as a musician; comments about various Hispanic musicians and musical groups; comments about the state of the Hispanic music business; graduation from the University of Texas, Arlington with a degree in music education, 1976; his marriage and family
Date of Interview: 05/03/2003

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RODRIGUEZ, Stephanie (b. 1993)

Interview ID: OH 1862

For the Dallas DREAMers Oral History Project. DREAM Team activist. Childhood in Mexico and Dallas, Texas; family’s immigration to the United States; difficulty travelling while undocumented or on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); connection to Mexican heritage; American identity; becoming American; activism and North Texas DREAM Team; DACA; Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA).
Date of Interview: 17/10/2015

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ROFFMAN, Louis (b. 1922).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0536

Army Air Corps veteran. His experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/12/1980

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ROGERS, Bob (b. 1921) and Daisy (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 1622

Longtime North Texas music professor and wife. Bob Rogers’ childhood in Bartlesville and Tulsa, Oklahoma; education at Julliard School of Music and Columbia Teachers College; service in World War II-era Army; and career as faculty member in North Texas School of Music (piano) from 1948 to 1984, including experience with State Senator Lyndon B. Johnson and memories of “’Fess” Graham. Daisy Rogers’ childhood in Red Eagle and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and education at Oklahoma A&M.
Date of Interview: 03/09/2007

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ROGERS, James L. (b. 1926).

Interview ID: OH 0519

College professor, former director of the North Texas State University News Service, former university administrator. His recollections concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College, 1954-56. Admission of A. Tennyson Miller, 1954; Adkins case, 1955-56; admission of Mrs. Irma E. L. Sephas, 1956; role of President J. C. Matthews in the desegregation of NTSC; press and television coverage; community attitudes and response; student and faculty reactions; Abner Haynes as the first African-American athlete at NTSC, 1956.
Date of Interview: 23/10/1980

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ROGERS, Richard (b. 1943).

Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Interview ID: OHB 0004

President, Mary Kay Cosmetics. Recollections of his mother’s (Mary Kay. selling career and its impact on her own company; relations with sales personnel; their decision to form own company; marketing and sales motivation; wig business; pricing; dual management system; legal aspects and government regulations; views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality; reasons for going public with stock; financing methods; contract and private labeling; budgeting; Australian experiences; expansion; reasons for success of Mary Kay Cosmetics; specialization vs. diversification; building management team; views on motivational differences between men and women.
Date of Interview: 11/11/1974, 25/11/1974

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ROHLOFF, Vincent L. (b. 1914).

Interview ID: OH 0808

Businessman, contractor. His role in the development of Hamilton Park, Texas, during the 1950s. Efforts of Dallas Home Builders Association to establish residential neighborhoods for African Americans; role of Karl Hoblitzelle and Hoblitzelle Foundation; Dallas Citizens Interracial Association; selection of Hamilton Park site; role of Jerome Crossman; T. J. Hayman and Associated Construction Company; role of Carr P. Collins and Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company in furnishing mortgage money.
Date of Interview: 31/10/1989

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ROHRE, Walter (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1029

Navy veteran. His experiences at Mobile hospital Number 2 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/09/1994

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ROJAS, Andres (b.1976).

Interview ID: OH 1733

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Mexicanborn immigrant to North Texas, restaurateur in Krum, Texas. Childhood in a mountainous village in the state of Puebla, Mexico, and how he fulfilled his dream of coming to the U.S. to become a successful businessman/entrepreneur.
Date of Interview: 26/04/2011

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ROLLINS, J Frank (b. 1913).

Interview ID: OH 1135

Oilman, geophysicist. His work experience with Petty Geophysical Engineering Company doing refraction seismic work; employment with Geophysical Service, Inc., doing reflection and refraction work, 1936; oil exploration in South America; work in oilfield instrumentation equipment; work as a “computer” interpreting geological data; founding of Rayflex Exploration Company, 1948; technological developments for oil field exploration; geochemical surveying; sale of Rayflex to Phillips- Eckhart, 1962; work as a geophysical consultant; application of oil field technology to national defense; German espionage activity in South America during World War II; pro-German activity in South Louisiana during World War II.
Date of Interview: 20/07/1996

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ROMAGOSA, Garland (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0721

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

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ROSE, Pam (b. 1955).

Interview ID: OH 1598

For the Eastland County African American Women Oral History Project. Longtime resident of Cisco and Eastland, Texas. Memories of education in Cisco’s all-black, one-room Smithville Elementary School that included grades 1-6; negative experiences in newly desegregated schools; perceptions of different treatment accorded to young black men and young black women by whites; decision to attend Texas Woman’s University and earn degree in nursing; decision to return to Cisco; career as nurse in various hospitals throughout region; social life among African Americans in Eastland County
Date of Interview: 01/12/2006

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ROSEN, Frederick W. (b. 1917).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1288

Navy veteran (Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 15, USS Randolph, USS Noble). His experiences as a PT boat skipper in the North African and European Theaters and various other duties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Early naval career, 1941-42; assignment to the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Center, Melville, Rhode Island, October, 1942; association with future President John F. Kennedy at Melville; assignment to PT Squadron 15, 1942; appointment as skipper of PT-207; combined operations with British patroltorpedo boats out of Bône, Algeria, 1943; move to Bizerte, Tunisia, and operations around Sicily and screening the landing force, 1943; move to Palermo, Sicily, and operations off the west coast of Italy, 1943; invasion of Italy at Salerno and screening the landing force, 1943; operations out of La Maddalena, 1943; operations from Bastia, Corsica, 1943; operations with OSS operatives in southern France and northwestern Italy, 1944; return to the U.S., 1944; assignment to the aircraft carrier USS Randolph as assistant gunnery officer, 1944; assignment to the APA USS Noble, 1945; operations off Okinawa, 1945; liberation of American and Allied POWs in Korea, 1945.
Date of Interview: 20/02/1997

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ROSENZWEIG, Bertha (b. 1911).

Tex Glass.

Interview ID: OHB 0034

Co-founder (with husband Herman, deceased) of Tex Glass, Inc., Decatur, Texas. Family background; education in Brooklyn, N. Y.; teaching career; her knowledge of husband’s family background and his life in Europe during Hitler era; his technical training, work in glass factories; starting his own glass factory in Vienna; fleeing Nazis and migrating to Greece; Jewish underground in Central Europe; fleeing to Egypt, Palestine; migration to U.S.; their meeting and marriage; work in Canada and Mexico; opening glass factory in Athens, Texas; move to Decatur; employee relations; products and production process; distribution system; financing methods; her managing the business; sale of business; reparations from Austrian government.
Date of Interview: 15/11/1979

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ROSER, Robert (b. 1920).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1067

Army veteran. His experiences with the 29th Division during the invasion of Normandy in World War II.
Date of Interview: 06/01/1995

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ROSS, Paul (b. 1917).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0450

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 04/08/1978

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ROTH, Theodore (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0242

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Hull during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 25/08/1974

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ROTH, Thomas (b. 1924).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0400

Navy veteran. His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with VP-11 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/10/1977

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ROUSSEAU, Fred (b. 1921).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0347

Army Air Corps veteran. His experiences at Hickam Field with the Base Fire Department during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/11/1976

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RUCKER, David (b. 1921).

346th Bomb Squadron. 384th Bomb Group. 8th Air Force. Army Air Forces veteran. 346th Bomb Squadron. 384th Bomb Group. 8th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1413

Army Air Forces veteran (346th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force). His experiences as a B-17 pilot in the European Theater during World War II. His enrollment in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1940; enlistment in the Aviation Cadet Program, 1942; Aviation Cadet Classification Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1942; pre-flight training, San Antonio, 1942-43; primary flight training, Cimarron Field, Oklahoma City, 1943; basic flight training, Strother Army Air Base, Winfield, Kansas, 1943; advanced flight training, Altus, Oklahoma, 1943; bomber transition training, Sebring, Florida, 1943; crew formation at Dalhart, Texas, 1944; troopship to England, 1944; assignment to the 384th Bomb Group, Station 106, Grafton Underwood, England; bombing missions over France in preparation for the D-Day landings; his observations from the air of the D-Day landings; mission to Stettin, Germany, May 13, 1944; rotation back to the States after his thirty-first mission on July 6, 1944; postwar career in business.
Date of Interview: 16/07/2000

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RUDDICK, John L. (b. 1923).

Interview ID: OH 0897

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 24/02/1993

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Interview ID: OH 1058

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Melvin during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Marianas invasion; Carolines invasion; Battle of Leyte Gulf; Battle of Surigao Strait; Iwo Jima; Okinawa; Kurile operations and occupation of Japan.
Date of Interview: 09/09/1994

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RUGG, Alma (b. 1916).

Interview ID: OH 0224

Her experiences as a Navy wife at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/07/1974

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RUGG, James E. (b. 1918).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0338

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the minelayer USS Breese during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/06/1976

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RUHMANN, James (b. ca. 1910).

Interview ID: OH 0118

Businessman. His observations on the settlement and development of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, 1910-68. Ruhmann Manufacturing Company; rural social life.
Date of Interview: 28/05/1969

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RUIZ, Ramon (b. 1933)

Interview ID: OH 1838

Mexican-American, UNT football player, and educator. Childhood in Southern Texas; father’s experience on the King Ranch and stint as a bootlegger; schooling and playing football in Kingsville, Texas; growing up Mexican-American in Kingsville, Texas; attending UNT on a football scholarship; experiences as a Mexican-American at UNT in the mid-1950s; coaching football in Kingsville, Texas; recruitment into Job Corps; various jobs around the country with Job Corps; teaching in Washington DC prison; work in Hot Springs, Arkansas; work for Office of Civil Rights Technical Assistance integrating Dallas-area schools; work for the U.S. Department of Education in the Offices of Elementary and Secondary Education, Bilingual Education, and Migrant Education; involvement in Hispanic/Latino initiatives within the Department of Education; work with Mexican Department of Education in various educational exchange initiatives.
Date of Interview: 29/09/2012

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RUNCE, Fred (b. 1914).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0219

Army veteran. His experiences at Wheeler field with the Army Ordnance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/07/1974

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RUSSELL, Ben (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0744

Navy veteran. His experiences aboard the cruiser USS Phoenix during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/04/1988

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RUSSELL, Carl H. (b. 1910) and Edith (b. 1912).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0407

Army Air Corps veteran and his wife. Their experiences at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 27/02/1978

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RUSSELL, Jerry (b. 1937).

Interview ID: OH 0598

Attorney. His experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College, 1956.
Date of Interview: 13/01/1983

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RUSSELL-NEWMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY. Rowe B. Newman (b. 1902), Frank Martino (b. 1929), Don Robinson (b. 1917), and Lura Kendrick (b. 1910).

Interview ID: OHB 0032

NEWMAN, Rowe B. Founder and chairman of board, Russell-Newman Mfg. Company, Denton, Texas. Boyhood; early work experiences; education; store manager, Montgomery Ward; store manager, Butler Bros.; founding Russell-Newman, 1939; decision to specialize in lingerie; World War II; growth and expansion; financing methods; chain store accounts; decisions on designs; fabrics, dyes; government regulations; minority hiring; family members in business; employee relations; developing management team. MARTINO, Frank. President, Russell-Newman Mfg. Company. Family background; early work experiences; education; entry into clothing business; joining Russell-Newman as salesman; promotions to office manager, production manager; growth and expansion; new plant locations; launching separate business; incorporating into Russell-Newman; production, suppliers; employee relations; financing methods; government regulations; competition; family involvement in business; views on organized labor; typical workday; attitudes toward retirement. ROBINSON, Don. Executive vice-president, Russell-Newman Mfg. Company. Family background; early work experiences; education; Burr Stores; plant manager and then sales manager, Russell-Newman; policies toward marketing, credit; growth and expansion; design decisions; government regulations; typical workday; views toward retirement. KENDRICK, Lura. Chief designer (for thirty years), Russell-Newman Mfg. Company. Family background; education; employment at Russell’s Department Store; art teacher at Texas Woman’s University; part-time garment designer for Russell-Newman; comments on fabrics, dyes; consumer preferences; cost consciousness in design; chain stores; design procedures; evolution of design department.
Date of Interview: 01/03/1978, 14/06/1978, 26/07/1978, 13/09/1978

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RUTHERFORD, Millard Fillmore (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 1516

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 19/09/2003

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RYAN, Glennon (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0769

Navy veteran. His experiences at Ford Island Naval Air Station with the Assembly and Repair Division during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 16/09/1988

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RYAN, Michael Patrick (b. 1916).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0957

Marine Corps veteran. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Assignment to 2nd Marine Division; landings on Gavutu and Tanambogo in Florida Islands; Tarawa landing; Marianas campaign and Tinian landing.
Date of Interview: 02/05/1993

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