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HENDRICKS, Jubal (b. 1920)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0370

His experiences while aboard an officers’ gig alongside the repair ship USS Medusa during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 11/04/1977

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HENDRIX, Bobbie Lou (b. 1933)

Interview ID: OH 0939

Her recollections concerning the Crater of Diamonds and diamond mining around Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
Date of Interview: 24/01/1994

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HENRY, Florine (b. 1935)

Interview ID: OH 1655

For the Texas Textile Mill Oral History Project. Longtime resident of McKinney, Texas. Childhood and education in all-black McKinney schools; nursing education at Prairie View A&M College and McKinney City County Hospital; career at Ashburn Veterans Administration hospital, Cook County (Illinois) Hospital; history of McKinney black community; comparison of conditions for black residents of McKinney and Chicago, Illinois; volunteer work in McKinney public schools and civic activism to improve black neighborhoods in McKinney; memories of 1948 tornado.
Date of Interview: 25/07/2007

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HENRY, Stuart (b. 1941)

Interview ID: OH 0460

Attorney, environmentalist. His comments and observations concerning water basin development in Texas. Citizen’s Environmental Coalition; Wallisville lawsuit; Citizens Against Water Taxes (CAWT); Trinity River Barge Canal; Texas Environmental Coalition (TEC); comments about Ned Fritz, J. R. Parten, Bill Clayton, Sierra Club.
Date of Interview: 11/01/1979

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HENRY, Walter L. (b. 1918)

Interview ID: OH 0980

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in the Midwest and Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 901 at Pine Valley, California; description of camp; camp life.
Date of Interview: 08/10/1993

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HENSON, Lee (b. 1922)

Interview ID: OH 1547

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Coleman County, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp in Mesa Verda, Colorado; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 15/03/2004

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HEPBURN, Stuart (b. 1924)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. USS Talbot.

Interview ID: OH 1186

His experiences aboard the destroyer (later attack transport) USS Talbot in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Aleutians operations, 1942; conversion of the Talbot into an attack transport, 1943; operations in the Solomon Islands, 1943; island landings of Marine Raiders, Army Rangers, and underwater demolition teams on New Georgia, Vella Lavella, Stirling Island, Treasury Islands, and Bougainville, 1943-44; Marianas Campaign, 1944; collision with the battleship USS Pennsylvania; observations of Japanese civilians committing suicide on Guam; everyday life aboard ship; Leyte invasion, 1944; explosion on the USS Mount Hood in Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island; kamikaze attacks while on picket duty during the Okinawa Campaign, 1945.
Date of Interview: 07/04/1997

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HERNANDEZ, Cecelia Bermejo (b. 1957)

Interview ID: OH 1774

For the Mexican American Women’s Educational Experience Oral History Project. Second generation of Bermejo women. Recollections of schooling in Fort Worth, Texas; consequences of not having a higher education; sending daughter to college; lack of emphasis on Latinas attending college; results of cultural factors on education.
Date of Interview: 16/02/2013

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HERNANDEZ, Yessica L. (b. 1990)

Interview ID: OH 1865

For the Dallas DREAMers Oral History Project. DREAM Team activist. Childhood in Mexico; immigration to the United States; becoming American; attending college while undocumented; activism and the North Texas DREAM Team; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); resistance to the DREAM Act; debate over immigration law/reform; American misconceptions of undocumented people.
Date of Interview: 05/11/2015

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HERRMANN, William (b. 1922)

U.S. Army Air Force WWII Veteran. 719th Bomb Squadron. 449th Bomb Group. 15th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1545

Physicist. His experiences as a B-24 navigator in the Mediterranean and European Theaters during World War II. His decision to join the Enlisted Reserve Corps while a student at the University of Massachusetts, September, 1942; call to active duty, March, 1943, and Army basic training at Kearns, Utah; decision to volunteer for Aviation Cadet training at Superior, Wisconsin, August, 1943; flexible gunnery training, Laredo, Texas, 1943; navigator training, San Marcos Army Air Base, Texas, 1943-44; assignment to the 449th Bomb Group, Foggia, Italy, 1944; his appointment as lead navigator for the 719th Bomb Squadron, 1944; his assessment of the B-24 Liberator; mission to Vienna, Austria, getting hit by flak, and making a forced landing on the island of Vis off the coast of Yugoslavia, August, 1944; mission to a ball bearing factory at Linz, Austria; receiving cracked teeth and a concussion from a flak burst; the combat death of his hutmate and how it affected him; his last mission, April, 1945; his return to college on the GI Bill and his postwar business career.
Date of Interview: 31/03/2004

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HERSH, Authella (b. 1907)

Interview ID: OH 1217

Copper craftswoman. Her reminiscences and childhood memories of her brothers, the architect O’Neil Ford, and the cabinetmaker Lynn Ford. Childhood games and construction projects; amateur theatrical presentations; design and construction of the Little Chapel in the Woods, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, by the National Youth Administration under the direction of O’Neil and Lynn Ford; O'Neil's student days at North Texas State Normal College, Denton, Texas, 1923-24; O'Neil's funeral, 1982.
Date of Interview: 15/07/1986

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HESS, William P. (b. 1920)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 384th Fighter Squadron. 364th Fighter Group. 8th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1281

Crop duster, businessman. His experiences as a fighter pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Early interest in flying and aviation; employment at Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California, 1939-42; enlistment in the Army Air Forces, 1942; Aviation Cadet Program, 1942-43; primary flight school, Visalia, California, 1943; basic flight training, Bakersfield, California, 1943; advanced flight training, Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona, 1943; assignment to the P-38 Lightning, Santa Ana, California, 1944; assignment to the 364th Fighter Group, Honington, England, 1944; flying cover for ground troops on D-Day, June 6, 1944; transfer to the P-51 Mustang; targets of opportunity over France; skip-bombing missions; long-range fighter escorts over Germany; shooting down three German aircraft in a dogfight on December 31, 1944; rating the quality of German aircraft and pilots; encounter with Me-262 jet aircraft; encounters against buzz bombs and V-1 and V-2 rockets; ground-support missions during the Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944-January, 1945; comparisons and contrasts between the P-38 and P-51; detailed description of his most memorable dogfight; postwar adjustments to civilian life.
Date of Interview: 19/02/1999

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HESTER, Steve (b. ca. 1910)

Interview ID: OH 1458

For the Ray Roberts Lake Oral History Project. His description of farm property during a driving tour of Denton County, Texas, 1987. Comments about buildings; identification of various landowners and their holdings; description of Vaughn Town.
Date of Interview: 09/09/1987

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HEWETT, Leslie (b. 1920)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1128

His experiences while aboard the submarine USS Pargo in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Date of Interview: 15/04/1996

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HEYER, Anna H. (b. ca. 1908)

Interview ID: OH 0851

Librarian. Her experiences in the development of the Music Library at North Texas State College, 1940-65.
Date of Interview: 30/11/1991

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HICKS, John Howard (b. 1938)

Interview ID: OH 1871

For the Crisis at Mansfield Online Archive. Longtime African American resident of Mansfield, Texas. Family history; childhood memories of Mansfield; segregation in social life and in public education; memories of teachers in Mansfield’s black school; attendance at I.M. Terrell; memories of Mansfield Crisis; NAACP activity in Mansfield; career with Bell Helicopter; perceptions of race relations in Mansfield.
Date of Interview: 28/04/2015

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HIGHTOWER, Isaac (b.1920)

U.S. Army Air Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1649

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II-era Army Air Corps pilot. Childhood in Fort Worth; education in Fort Worth schools and at Texas Christian University; decision to enroll in Army Air Corps; training at bases in San Antonio, Greenville, and Waco, Tex.; assignment to B-26 unit, and later to B-17 unit; service at bases in Italy and England; twenty-nine combat missions in skies over Germany and Central Europe; readjustment to life in the U.S.
Date of Interview: 09/10/2007

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HILL, D. D. (b. 1921)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0786

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Dewey during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 01/10/1989

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HILL, Fred (b. 1934)

Interview ID: OH 1625

For the Quakertown Oral History Project. Son of residents of Denton’s historic all-black Quakertown neighborhood. Experiences of his parents, Othella and T.C. Hill, and other family members who were forced to move from the all-black Quakertown neighborhood of Denton; career in U.S. Army and as an undertaker in Denton; Quakertown in family’s historical memory.
Date of Interview: 06/11/2006

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HILL, Jack (b. 1922)

Interview ID: OH 1664

For the Texas Textile Mill Oral History Project. Former employee of the Texas Textile Mill. Childhood in McKinney, Texas; family’s experience in the Great Depression; decision to drop out of school to work in the mill at age of sixteen; lay-off due to new child labor laws, and decision to go to work at Wilson’s Grocery Store and later at Cole’s Groceries; enlistment in Army Air Forces during World War II and service in China-Burma-India Theater; tornado of 1948; career in retail sales.
Date of Interview: 08/12/2006

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HILL, John (b. 1912)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. USS Boise.

Interview ID: OH 1381

Businessman. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Enlistment in the Navy, December, 1941; assignment as a radio communications officer; duty on an LST around Kavieng; construction of a radio station on Emirau; transfer to the cruiser USS Boise, 1944; personal observations about General Douglas A. MacArthur; Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944, and kamikaze attacks; postwar career in the television industry.
Date of Interview: 11/03/1999

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HILL, Ruth Edmonds (b. 1925)

Interview ID: OH 1893

For the Oral History Association Archive Oral History Project. Oral historian and educator. Childhood in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; family history; educational and professional background; Brother Blue (Hugh Morgan Hill); experiences in the South; storytelling with Blue; work at the Schlesinger Library; Black Women’s Oral History Project; various women’s oral history projects; involvement in the Oral History Association; diversity in oral history.
Date of Interview:
13/05/2016 to 14/04/2017

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HILL, William (b. 1915)

Interview ID: OH 0685

Retired schoolteacher. His experiences concerning race relations in Sherman, Texas, 1915-30. Lynching of George Hughes in Sherman, 1930; recollections about the African-American business and professional community in Sherman; Ku Klux Klan marches.
Date of Interview: 13/10/1986

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HILL, William D. (b. 1919)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0588

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Raleigh during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/12/1982

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HILL, Woodrow (b. 1918)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0727

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

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HILLIARD, Larry S. (b. 1947)

U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Nurse Corps.

Interview ID: OH 0930

His experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1970-71. Assignment to 18th surgical Hospital, Quang Tri; typical workday; off-duty recreation; treatment of combat casualties; equipment and blood shortages; drug problems; morale; communications with his family; leave policies; work with Vietnamese civilians; treating enemy POWs; “short-time”; lasting effects of Vietnam experience.
Date of Interview: 18/04/1992

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HILLIARD, Ruth (b. 1903)

Farmers and Merchants State Bank; R&R Variety Store.

Interview ID: OHB 0050

Vice-president and cashier, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Krum, Texas; owner and operator of R & R Variety Store, Mesquite, Texas. Family background; banking operations in Krum, early 1900s; social life in Krum, early 1900s; education at College of Industrial Arts (Texas Woman’s University); comments on teaching in Orange and Port Arthur, Texas; work as organizer of Texas Woman’s University’s Ex-Student Association; teaching in Lordsburg, New Mexico; establishment of R & R Variety Store in Mesquite, 1936; construction of new store; shortage of labor during World War II; sale of business and comments on discrimination experiences as businesswoman; social life in Mesquite; views on Depression; employment at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Krum, 1950; comments on bank’s clientele; computerization of bank, 1973; experiences as victim of bank robberies; comments on retirement.
Date of Interview: 12/03/1981

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HILZ FAMILY. W. M. Hilz, Sr. (b. 1900), Mrs. W. M. Hilz, Sr. (b. 1899), George W. Hilz (b. 1924), W. M. Hilz, Jr. (b. 1926), and Sue Hilz (b. 1931)

Interview ID: OHB 0029

HILZ, W. M., Sr. Founder, City Machine Shop, Pilot Point, Texas, 1928. Family background, education; blacksmithing; making steam engines, cotton boll crushers, gin saws; working in steam and gas engine repair shop during World War I; International Correspondence Schools auto course; founding of City Machine Shop with partner Mike Amon, 1928; evolution of machine shop equipment; Depression; National Recovery Administration; World War II; selling his interest to son George; semi-retirement; financing methods. HILZ, Mrs. W. M., Sr. Wife of founder, City Machine Shop. Family background, education; her community and church work; marriage, family life, rearing nine children. HILZ, George W. Owner and operator of City Machine Shop. Family background; boyhood jobs; work as youth in father’s City Machine Shop; education; military service in World War II; becoming sole owner of City Machine Shop; growth of business; changing services; financing methods; customer problems in small town; satisfactions of self-employment; tenure as Mayor of Pilot Point. HILZ, W. M., Jr. President, Hilz Ford Sales, Pilot Point, Texas. Family background; boyhood chores; work as youth in father’s City Machine Shop; Depression; National Recovery Administration; military service in World War II; education; computing work with Marine Seismic Survey; branch manager for U.S. Electrical Motors; merger with Emerson Electric; decision to quit big company; buying into Ford agency. HILZ, Sue. Founder, accountant, secretary, Hilz Ford Sales. Family background (maiden name Roane), education; marriage and family life; starting Ford agency in husband’s absence; creation of bookkeeping system. HILZ, W. M. and Sue (joint Interview). Goal setting; growth of agency; hard lessons learned; customer credit; small town atmosphere, problems and advantages; relationship with Ford Motor Co.; public tastes in vehicles; cash flow sources; advertising; reasons for success; employee relations; customer problems; incorporation.
Date of Interview:
26/10/1978 to 27/12/1978
, 11/01/1979

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HOBBS, Leon (b. 1921)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0673

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with H Company, 35th Infantry, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 26/04/1986

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HOCKER, Claude O. (b. 1924)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1103

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/10/1995

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HODGE, Luther Dale (b. 1941)

Duke and Ayres Company.

Interview ID: OHB 0101

Supervisor of stores, Duke and Ayres Company, Cameron, Texas. Family background; farming near Cobb, Oklahoma; employment at Green Spray Supermarket, Durant, Oklahoma; employment as manager trainee, Duke and Ayres, Dallas, 1961; description of personnel at Dallas store; relocation as assistant manager at Waxahachie store; duties of assistant manager; work as vacation relief manager for stores in Athens, Gainesville, and Denton, Texas and Idabel, Oklahoma, 1962; employment as manager of De Leon, Texas store, 1962; relocation to Cameron, Texas store, 1965; comments on personnel at Cameron store; duties of store manager; appointment as supervisor of South Texas stores, 1975; stock-buying options for managers; comments on supervisors’ Saturday meetings at home office; views on management’s conservative approach to business and loss of experienced employees; comments on store closeout procedures; views on major competitors; company attitude toward management’s involvement in civic activities and church attendance; sale of company stock to First Southwest Company, 1972; cutting of inventory and sales losses, 1979; views on collapse of company; effects of minimum wage legislation on store operations.
Date of Interview: 17/03/1984

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HODGSON, Walter H. (b. 1904)

Interview ID: OH 0359

Retired university professor-administrator, former dean of the North Texas State University School of Music. His His recollections concerning the formation of the jazz program at North Texas State College while dean of the School of Music.
Date of Interview: 10/03/1977

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Interview ID: OH 0482

His experiences as dean of the NTSU School of Music. Early years at NTSU; development of jazz program; appointment as dean; comments about Silvio Scionti, Mary McCormic, George Morey, Frank McKinley, Wilfred Bain, Lloyd Hibberd, Helen Hewitt, Harry Parshall, Frank Mainous, Maurice McAdow, Ralph Daniel, Walter Robert, Floyd Graham, and John Haynie.
Date of Interview: 17/11/1978

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HOE, Robert (b. 1922)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. Sino-American Cooperative Organization.

Interview ID: OH 1525

Engineer, nuclear physicist. His experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Pre-war education at the University of Rochester; enlistment in the Navy, July, 1943; midshipman’s school, Columbia University, 1943-44; volunteering for training with Navy Scouts, Raiders, and Underwater Demolition Teams, Fort Pierce, Florida, 1944; assignment to China as a part of the Sino-American Cooperative Organization, 1944; assignment to Camp 6 behind Japanese lines near Amoy; training of Chinese for guerrilla warfare and underwater demolitions; aborted raid on Wosu Island; harassment of Japanese troops; coastwatching activities; collecting meteorological data; comments about General Tai Li, chief of the Chinese Nationalist intelligence service and head of SACO; postwar education and work in various nuclear reactor programs.
Date of Interview: 20/09/2003

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HOFFMAN, Robert (b. 1923)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0193

His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with the base medical detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 09/05/1974

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HOFSTEIN, Arthur (b. 1922)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1650

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II-era U.S. Army veteran. Childhood in Dorchester and Cambridge, Massachusetts; enlistment in U.S. Army and assignment to Tenth Armored Division; basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and reassignment to radio operations and anti-aircraft gunnery; retraining at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and Camp Gordon, Georgia; Atlantic Ocean crossing; combat operations in France, Luxembourg, and Germany, including Battle of the Bulge, over eight months in 1944-45; thoughts about fighting Germans as a Jewish-American; encounter with an officer of the German SS; liberation of Dachau concentration camp; service during five months of U.S. Army occupation of Germany; return to U.S.; discharge from Army; benefits afforded by GI Bill; involvement in American veterans’ organizations.
Date of Interview: 30/10/2007

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HOKE, Frank A. (b. 1911)

Interview ID: OH 0093

Banker, attorney. His experiences as an employee of the Dallas regional office of the Home Owners Loan Corporation during the New Deal. Mortgage buying; loan amortization; insurance; home improvements; accounting procedures; politics and patronage; taxes and appraising; foreclosures; loan servicing.
Date of Interview: 24/11/1971

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HOLCOMB, Marguerite O. (b. 1907)

Interview ID: OH 1092

Former employee of the Nocona Boot Company, 1952-76. Her experiences concerning her employment at the Nocona Boot Company, Nocona, Texas, and her recollections about its founder, Ms. Enid Justin. Employer-employee relations; boot-making; fashion changes; union activities; expansion and factory outlets; Ms. Enid’s civic activities.
Date of Interview: 23/08/1995

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HOLCOMBE, George (b. 1933) and Wanda (b. 1940)

Interview ID: OH 1890

Methodist pastor, educator, and civil rights activists. Childhoods; exposure to racism, discrimination, and segregation; interactions with African Americans; civil rights work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Chicago, Illinois; Ecumenical Institute; restrictions on women and the women’s movement; run-ins with the Ku Klux Klan; developing a model for creating a positive self-image in minority communities; self-image work in Asia and Australia; contemporary racism; Head Start Program; 1968 Chicago riots.
Date of Interview: 02/01/2017

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HOLDCRAFT, Alvin D. (b. 1923)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 112th Infantry Regiment. 28th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1425

His experiences as a combat infantryman in the European Theater during World War II; his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans. Early youth moving around various states in the Midwest and the East Coast; enrollment at Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia, 1941-42; induction into the Army, 1943; basic training, Camp Croft, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1943; assignment to the 28th Division and shipment to England, 1944; introduction to combat in France, July, 1944; Battle of the Bulge and his capture by German troops, December 23, 1944; interrogation in Frankfurt and later at Stalag Luft IV-B, Mühlberg, Germany; camp life at Stalag Luft IV-B, January 31-April 23, 1945; forced marches; liberation by Russian troops and reunion with his former unit at Kassel, Germany; processing and recuperation at Camp Lucky Strike, Le Havre, France; postwar jobs.
Date of Interview: 11/05/2011

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HOLLAND, Frederick (b. 1912)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1326

His experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Early employment with REA Express; basic training, Fort Miles Standish, Massachusetts, 1942; his transfer to the Air Force and assignment to Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio, 1942; Officer Candidate School, Miami, Florida, 1943; assignment to India; assignment to Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta, 1943; his role in supervising and shipping cargo over "The Hump" (Himalaya Mountains) to China; assignment to Baruipur Airport, Calcutta; his role in the development and operation of the first mobile conveyor unit to load and unload cargo; awarding of the Bronze Star for his invention.
Date of Interview: 16/02/1999

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HOLLAND, Roy T. (b. 1919)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1136

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 26/09/1996

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HOLLINGSHEAD, Cecil (b. 1920)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0609

His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with VP-11 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/10/1983

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HOLMES, Zan W. (b. 1935)

Interview ID: OH 0921

Clergyman, community leader. His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, during the 1950s and 1960s. Youth and adolescent years in Waco; segregated education; college at Huston-Tillotson, 1952-56; entry to Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, 1956; organizing the Hamilton Park Methodist Church and his pastorship there; his home in Hamilton Park; his political activities; church youth programs; zoning problems; Hamilton Park School and desegregation.
Date of Interview:
19/09/1991 to 05/11/1991

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HOLSTON, William (b. 1922)

Interview ID: OH 1003

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Alabama; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp near Powers, Oregon; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 12/02/1994

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HOLSTON, William O. (b. 1922)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 370th Bomb Squadron. 307th Bomb Group. 13th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1380

His experiences as a navigator on a B-24 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Enrollment in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1940; enlistment in the Aviation Cadet Program, 1942; basic training, Miami Beach, Florida, 1942-43; College Training Detachment, Southwestern University, Memphis, Tennessee, 1943; Aviation Cadet Classification Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1943; pre-flight training, San Antonio, 1943; primary flight training, Ballinger, Texas, 1943; basic flight training, Sherman, Texas, 1943; his fear of the BT-13 Vultee “Vibrator” trainer and washing out, 1943; aerial gunnery training, Harlingen, Texas, 1943; navigator’s school, Monroe, Louisiana, 1943-44; establishment of crew integrity at Tonopah, Nevada, 1944; assignment to the Southwest Pacific, 1945; his first bombing mission to Rabaul; stationing at Morotai with the 370th Bomb Squadron; Japanese ground assaults on the airbase at Morotai; mission to Brunei Bay; mission to Balikpapan, Borneo, oil refineries and fuel problems; Japanese flak; napalm mission to Makassar; ground support mission for Australian troops on Tarakan, Borneo; troop-ferrying missions to Okinawa; postwar adjustments to civilian life.
Date of Interview: 01/09/2000

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Interview ID: OH 1399

Miscellaneous personal papers, including flight logs and diaries, detailing his experiences as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Date of Interview: 01/09/2000

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HOLT, Brooks (b. 1912)

Interview ID: OH 0558

Civil servant. His experiences while serving as a district director for the National Youth Administration in East Texas during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 13/10/1980

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HOOPER, Thurman H. (b. 1915)

Interview ID: OH 0910

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Arkansas and Oklahoma; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp in Peaceful Valley, Colorado; camp move to Bonham, Texas; Durango, Colorado; Camp Mesa Verde, Colorado; Alamosa, Colorado; Jasper, Texas; Bowie, Arizona; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 24/02/1993

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HOOPER, W. R. (b. 1942)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Nurse Corps.

Interview ID: OH 0869

Anesthetist. His experiences as an Army nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Civilian and military education; 18th Surgical Hospital at Camp Evans; Quang tri City; battle casualties; social life; relations with Vietnamese civilians; civilian casualties; North Vietnamese POWs; family relationships; personal thoughts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Date of Interview: 05/05/1984

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HOPKINS, Harry (b. 1922)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0640

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Saint Louis during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/05/1984

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HORKY, Otto (b. 1912)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0203

His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with VP-11 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 17/05/1974

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HORNER, Charles H. (b. 1915)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: Oh 0453

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Cassin during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/08/1978

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HORNSBY, Eddie L. (b. 1916)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0496

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/11/1979

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HORTON, Carl (b. 1935)

U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Nurse Corps.

Interview ID: OH 1198

Operating room nurse. His experiences as an Army nurse in Vietnam, 1961-70. Assignment to Yokohama, Japan, and treatment of Vietnam battle casualties, 1966-69; assignment to Dong Tam with 3rd Surgical Hospital, 1969; treatment of battle casualties in operating room; living accommodations; hospital facilities; transfer of 3rd Surgical Hospital to Can Tho, 1969; hospital facilities at Can Tho; leisure time and recreation; treatment of South Vietnamese military personnel and civilians; “short time” and out-processing; post- Vietnam adjustments; employment with Veterans Administration and dealing with Vietnam veterans.
Date of Interview: 31/08/1997

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HOUSEMAN, Donelson M. (b. 1923)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. D Company. 1st Battalion. 423rd Infantry Regiment. 106th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1479

Insurance executive, real estate investor. His experiences in the European Theater during World War II; his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans. Pre-war education and college at the University of Texas; his reaction to the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941; his decision to enlist in the Enlisted Reserve Corps; processing at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, April, 1943; basic training, Camp Callan, San Diego, May-June, 1943; Office Candidate School, Camp Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1943-44; his engagement to Kathryn Buckley, January, 1944; assignment to an antiaircraft battalion, Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 1944; infantry officer refresher course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1944; assignment to the 106th Infantry Division, Camp Atterbury, Indiana, August, 1944; training as a mortar platoon leader; shipment to England, October, 1944; relief of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Ardennes, December 8, 1944; the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944; his description of the winter weather and the battle; his severe wrist wound; capture by German troops, December 19, 1944; Stalag VI-G, Cologne, Germany, 1944-45; his time in the prison infirmary; prison camp living conditions; his deteriorating medical condition; transfer to a German military hospital at Montabaur for the possible amputation of his arm; treatment of his wound with sulfa; liberation, April, 1945; further treatment for his wound at McCluskey General Hospital, Temple, Texas; his marriage on June 9, 1945; his return to the University of Texas and postwar business career.
Date of Interview: 20/11/2002

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HOUSENFLUCK, Thomas (b. 1919)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0751

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

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HOUSER, Oscar (b. 1941)

U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Nurse Corps.

Interview ID: OH 0922

Anesthetist. His experiences as an Army nurse in Vietnam, 1972-73. Decision to enter nurse training, the military; anesthesia school at William Beaumont Medical Center, 1972; attitudes toward Vietnam War; assignment to 95th Evacuation Hospital, China Beach, Vietnam; camp living conditions; work at Da Nang and Pleiku; treatment of battle casualties; work with Montagnards; work with Vietnamese medical personnel; social life and recreational activities; morale and drug problems; personal relationships among camp personnel; communications with home; decision to stay in military; effect on Vietnam experience on his later life.
Date of Interview: 23/02/1992

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HOWARD, E. F. (b. 1919)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0768

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 19th Infantry during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/04/1989

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HUBBARD, Ernest (b. 1920)

Interview ID: OH 1234

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Alabama; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 4447 in Auburn, Alabama; transfer to Camp Alabama (SCS-14) in Dothan, Alabama; temporary assignment in Andalusia, Alabama; transfer to Tennille, Georgia; reassignment to Keystone Heights, Florida; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 05/03/1998

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HUBENAK, John (b. 1917)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0342

His experiences at Ford Island Naval Air Station with Fleet Air Wing Two during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 03/11/1976

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HUDGINS, H. Paul (b. 1926)

U.S. Army WWII Vetearn.

Interview ID: OH 1842

Artist and author. Childhood in Texas; family history; enlistment in U.S. Army as a medic; staged in France on V-E Day; stationed on hospital train running between Germany and France; post-war college; artistic career; writing career; Honor Flight trip.
Date of Interview: 23/11/2014

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HUDGINS, H. T. (b. 1921)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0642

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Bagley during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/05/1984

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HUDSON, Chester E. (b. 1916)

Interview ID: OH 1011

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Arkansas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 4747 at Calico Rock, Arkansas; move to Camp Crowley’s Ridge (SP-4) in Walcott, Arkansas; move to Company 1708 in Ozone, Arkansas; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 12/10/1993

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HUDSON, James (b. 1921)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 3rd Platoon. 36th/83rd Quartermaster Trucking Company. 470th Quartermaster Regiment.

Interview ID: OH 1414

His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. His youth in segregated Yalobusha County, Mississippi; his reaction to being drafted, December, 1942; basic training, Camp McCain, Grenada, Mississippi, 1942-43; segregated training facilities; maneuvers at Camp Polk, Louisiana, 1943; training in truck maintenance and operation; relations between white officers and black enlisted men; entertainment on and off base for black soldiers; illiteracy among black troops; voyage to Europe, February, 1944; pre-invasion training around Cardigan, Wales; transfer of the unit to Swansea for further pre-invasion training; his observations of the Normandy landings, June 6, 1944; the landing of his unit on June 7 at Omaha Beach; establishment of beach supply depots; his participation in the activities of the “Red Ball Express,” August-September, 1944; his description of war damage in German towns and cities; postwar adjustments to segregated society in Mississippi.
Date of Interview: 30/05/2001

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HUDSON, Lloyd (b. 1924)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Troop A. 112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: Oh 1514

His experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. Enlistment in the 124th Cavalry, 1940, at age sixteen; federalization of the National Guard, November, 1940; Louisiana Maneuvers, Summer, 1941; assignment to Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas, 1941; transfer to the 112th Cavalry, 1942; maneuvers at Hueco Springs, Texas, 1942; assignment to New Caledonia, 1942-43; contracting dengue fever; occupation of Woodlark Island, 1943; amphibious training on Goodenough Island, 1943; his wounds received during the amphibious landing on Arawe Island, December 15, 1943; evacuation to Townsville, Australia; comments about A Troop’s camaraderie; evacuation to the States, 1944.
Date of Interview: 12/08/2003

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HUDSPETH, C. E. (b. ca. 1930)

Interview ID: OH 1446

For the Ray Roberts Lake Oral History Project. Cotton gin foreman. His comments and observations about changing patterns of cotton production and cotton gin operations in Denton County, Texas, 1960-1987. Processes for separating trash, lint, and seeds; changing technology for ginning operations; the Massey gin’s role in marketing cotton; fluctuations in cotton demand and prices; a tour of the Pilot Point cotton gin and the complete ginning process; maintenance of gin machinery; the cottonseed oil market; cleaning and drying cotton.
Date of Interview: 22/08/1987

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HUDSPETH, C. M. (b. 1919)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0989

His experiences as a cryptographer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Assignment to COMSOPAC at Noumea, New Caledonia; intricacies of sending and receiving various classifications of coded messages; ambush of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s plane, 1943.
Date of Interview: 03/05/1993

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HUEY YOU, Virginia (b. *)

Interview ID: OH 1583

African-American alumna of North Texas State University. Childhood in Fort Worth, Texas, and education in all-black public schools, including I.M. Terrell Senior High School; decision to enroll on scholarship at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, in Fall 1961; inability to continue at Paine and decision to enroll at NTSU in Fall 1962; experience boarding with Mrs. Moore in all-black “Shack Town” neighborhood of Denton and later in Oak Street Dormitory Hall; social life among African-American students; perceptions of indifference, if not hostility, on part of NTSU administrators and professors toward African-American students; perception that acceptance of black athletes helped break down barriers of segregation on campus; perception of how race relations on campus improved rapidly in decades of 1960s and 1970s; warm feelings toward Denton African-American community; graduation from NTSU with B.A. in history, 1965, and M.S. in Gerontology, 1977.
Date of Interview: 02/05/2006

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HUFF, C. B. (b. 1919)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0561

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with Headquarters Battery, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/05/1982

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HUFF, Cheryl (b. 1959)

Interview ID: OH 1408

Educator. Her recollections concerning her association with Drs. Margaret Griffin and Rose Spicola, long-time professors of reading at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Their rapport with students; their role in the establishment of the Reading Recovery Program; their contributions to reading instruction.
Date of Interview: 05/10/2000

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HUFFMAN, James W. (b. 1916)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0818

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; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944; Chungkai, Thailand, 1944-45; successful escape and rescue by OSS operatives.
Date of Interview: 11/04/1990

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HUGHES, Herbert H. (b. 1917)

Interview ID: OH 0813

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Lancaster, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 2852 at SCS-1580 near Tucson, Arizona; reassignment to Company 3810 in Dublin, Texas; company move to Monument, Colorado; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 11/10/1990

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HUGHES, Robert C. (b. 1918)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0456

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/08/1978

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HUGHES, Sarah T. (b. 1896)

Texas House of Representatives; District Judge. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0027

Former state legislator, state district judge, federal district judge. Her experiences and views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives; appointment as state district judge by Governor James Allred; unsuccessful congressional campaign, 1956; nomination for the Vice-Presidency, 1952; Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign, 1956; women’s activities; Kennedy-Johnson campaign, 1960; appointment as federal district judge, 1961; Kennedy assassination.
Date of Interview:
15/01/1969 to 07/02/1969
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28/02/1969 to 21/03/1969
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11/04/1969 to 16/05/1969
, 27/05/2969

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Interview ID: OH 0489

Her experiences and personal views concerning the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, the Dallas County Jail, the constitutionality of abortion, and the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District.
Date of Interview: 23/08/1979

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HUGHES, W. W. (b. 1918)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 3rd Platoon. A Troop. 112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 1554

His experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. His boyhood in Dallas, Texas, during the Great Depression; his decision to join the Texas National Guard, in 1940; caring for the troop’s horses at Fort Bliss and Fort Clark, Texas; Louisiana Maneuvers, 1941; assignment to New Caledonia, 1942; invasion of Arawe, New Britain, December, 1943; combat on Arawe; Battle of the Driniumor River, New Guinea, June, 1944; the Philippines Campaign, 1944-45; his return to the States and separation from the military.
Date of Interview: 17/11/2003

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HUGHES, William E. (b. 1921)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0616

His experiences while aboard the target battleship USS Utah during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 28/10/1983

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HUNT, AL J. (b. 1911)

Interview ID: OH 0881

Truck driver. His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 1806 at Turner Falls, Oklahoma; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 24/02/1993

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HUNT, Edwin C. (b. 1923)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1102

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 19/10/1995

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HUNT, Ray (b. 1919)

U.S. Army Air Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1074

His experiences as a guerrilla fighter in the Philippines during World War II. His escape during the Bataan Death March; guerrilla operations before and after the American landings on Leyte and Luzon, 1944.
Date of Interview: 19/03/1995

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HURD, Michael (b. 1949)

Interview ID: OH 1793

African American Historian and Sportswriter. Childhood in Texarkana and Houston; enlistment in the U.S. Air Force; journalism career; growth of African American history; Juneteenth; African American history in Texas.
Date of Interview: 28/05/2013

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HUTCHEN, Eugene (b. 1927)

Interview ID: OH 1406

Businessman. Experiences of the Hutchen family after its move from Mississippi to Gary, Indiana, 1930-1950.
Date of Interview: 09/10/2000

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HUTCHENS, Ted (b. 1953)

Interview ID: OH 1533

Businessman. His experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. Conflicts with his parents about the counterculture of the 1960s; his youth in Springfield, Missouri; his high school experiences and friends; his attractions to the counterculture; influence of the Beatles and the “British Invasion” on the music of the Sixties; running away from home ten times; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; activities occurring at the “free stage;” use of drugs and his ‘bad trip’ at the festival; activities of the Hog Farm; skinny-dipping in Lake Dallas; “Wavy Gravy”; his experiences with James (“Herman”) Eckstein after the festival; on the road from Texas to Colorado to California; finding a “crash pad” in San Francisco; his arrest for vagrancy in San Francisco and his return to Springfield, October, 1969; his release from a hospital psychiatric ward and running away to Phoenix; attendance at the Altamont Pop Festival near San Francisco, December 6, 1969; his return to the San Francisco street life; attending concerts at the Fillmore West; his return to Springfield with his brother after being robbed at gunpoint in the summer of 1970; taking and selling drugs in Springfield; contracting Hepatitis C from using needles; his leaving the drug scene and obtaining his high school diploma; his abuse of alcohol and turning to Alcoholics Anonymous.
Date of Interview: 28/11/2003

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HUYNH, Thanh Kim (b. 1953)

Interview ID: OH 1827

For the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. Vietnamese-born immigrant to Carrollton, Texas. Childhood in Vietnam; memories of Vietnam War; experiences as a helicopter pilot for the South Vietnamese Army; evacuation to Guam; transfer to the U.S.; life in America; culture shock; settlement in Dallas-Fort Worth area; immigration process as a refugee; considering America “home;” Dallas Vietnamese community.
Date of Interview: 08/12/2012

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HYDER, T. Bullock (b. 1907)

Texas Legislature. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0079

College professor, former member of the Texas Legislature, from Denton, Democrat. Reminiscences from his tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, 1932-38. Assistant reading clerk; first legislative race, 1932; comments on former Governors Ross Sterling, James and Miriam Ferguson, James Allred, W. Lee O’Daniel, Coke Stevenson, Beauford Jester; Coke Stevenson as Speaker of the House; races for the House speakership; his race for the speakership, 1936; Depression politics; comments on various state legislators; liquor issue; pari-mutuel betting; education legislation; gas and oil legislation; lobbying; Democratic National Conventions of 1936 and 1940.
Date of Interview: 12/05/1966

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