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JACK, Kathy (b. 1957)
Interview ID: OH 1731
Proprietor of Jack’s Backyard, a Dallas bar and restaurant. Childhood and education in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Dallas; “coming-out” narrative; social life in Dallas’s gay and lesbian bars; effects of AIDS epidemic on Dallas gay community; career as employee, manager, and eventually owner of various bars; involvement in and support of various Gay Pride events; thoughts about future of gay rights movement.Date of Interview: 26/10/2009
JACKSON, J. T. (b. 1920)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0799
His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Raleigh during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 28/04/1990
JACKSON, James L. (b. 1920)
Interview ID: OH 0938
Attorney. His experiences as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School, Denton, Texas, during the 1930s. Comments about his teachers; athletics; influence of Coach Tennyson Miller; segregation in Denton.Date of Interview: 03/09/1993
JACKSON, Lee (b. 1950)
Texas House of Representatives. Republican.
Interview ID: OH 0617
His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. Comments about the Speaker of the House Gib Lewis; committee assignments; rule changes; comments about Governor Mark White; tax bills; appropriations; pay raises for teachers; Public Utilities Commission.Date of Interview: 18/11/1993
Interview ID: OH 0488
Businessman, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Republican. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. Biographical information; personal political philosophy; early experience in politics; first legislative campaign, 1976; Sixty-fifth Legislative Session; comments about Speaker Bill Clayton; comments about Governor William Clements; appropriations; tax reduction; Peveto Bill; public school financing; consumer protection legislation; comments about “Killer Bees.”Date of Interview: 30/07/1979
JACKSON, Mitchell (b. 1922)
Interview ID: OH 0943
His experiences as a student at Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, Texas, 1928-40. Family background; comments about teachers; athletic activities and influence of Coach Tennyson Miller; school curriculum.Date of Interview: 17/07/1993
JACKSON, Robert H. (b. 1920)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 1195
Attorney. His experiences as a Navy fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Flight training; assignment to carrier USS Bunker Hill as a member of Fighting 17 (Air Group 17); personal assessment of the performance of the F4U Corsair; stationed to airstrip on Ondongo (near Munda) , 1943; strafing missions over Bougainville, 1943-44; raids over Rabaul, 1944; aerial combat against the Japanese Zero; transfer to the carrier USS Intrepid as part of Fighter-Bomber 10, 1945; ground-support missions during the Okinawan Campaign; kamikazes; sinking of the battleship Yamato, 1945; kamikaze hits on Intrepid.Date of Interview: 24/07/1997
JACKSON, Velma (b. 1929)
Interview ID: OH 0862
Clerk. Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Youth in East Texas; employment in Dallas; African-American housing problems; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; home maintenance and improvements; transportation problems; social organizations; Hamilton Park School; church activities; Interorganizational Council and other political activities; zoning problems; Civic League; desegregation of schools; closing of the junior high and high school; Pacesetter; the “Buy Out.”Date of Interview:
18/10/1990 to 15/11/1990
JACOBS, Mike (b. 1925)
Interview ID: OH 0831
Businessman, Holocaust survivor. His experiences during the Holocaust. Youth in Konin, Poland; pre-Nazi anti-Semitism; internment in Jewish Ghetto in Ostrowiec, Poland, 1939-42; Polish Partisans; gun-running activities; sabotage activities; Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, 1944; black market activities; liberation.Date of Interview: 26/11/1989
JAEGER, Edward P (b. 1942)
U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Medical Corps..
Interview ID: OH 1165
Insurance executive, businessman, Army veteran (17th Field Hospital and 67th Evacuation Hospital). His letters written to his wife from An Khe and Qhi Nhon, Republic of Vietnam, during 1968-69.Date of Interview:
01/01/1968 to 31/12/1969
Interview ID: OH 1238
His experiences during the Vietnam War as a medical supply officer with the 17th Field Hospital (An Khe) and the 67th Evacuation Hospital (Qui Nhon), 1968-69, as related in tape-recorded letters to his wife, Elizabeth Pierce Jaeger. Plans for having children; future personal financial planning; racial tensions and Black Power activities; shopping for civilian consumer goods; renovation of the Officer's Club; physicians’ negative attitudes about serving in Vietnam; procurement of medical supplies; holiday celebrations; planning for a post-Vietnam cross- country vacation in the U S and Canada; personnel problems; comments about various senior officers; procurement of captured enemy equipment for use as trading items and gifts; comments about the Paris peace negotiations for ending the war; planning for a leave in Hawaii with his wife and parents; personnel morale problems; discipline problems among enlisted personnel; preparation for leaving Vietnam and the Army; comments about student unrest and anti-war demonstrations in the US.Date of Interview:
01/01/1968 to 31/12/1969
Interview ID: OH 1239
His experiences during the Vietnam War as a medical supply officer with the 17th Field Hospital (An Khe) and the 67th Evacuation Hospital (Qui Nhon), 1968-69, as related in tape-recorded letters to his parents, Edward F and Alice P Jaeger. Chronicle of his departure for Vietnam; description of Vietnamese village life and culture; assignment to the 17th Field Hospital at An Khe; physical description of facilities at 17th Field Hospital; his responsibilities as medical supply officer; descriptions of and comments about unit personnel; problems in procuring medical supplies; problems with drunkenness among personnel; enemy mortar attacks; discipline problems; his institution of reforms in the medical supply operations; effects of constant changeovers in unit command; remodeling of the Officer's Club; leisure time and recreational activities; racial tensions; comments about U S domestic politics; personal financial matters; planning for a leave in Hawaii with his wife, Elizabeth, and parents; drug problems among personnel; comments about the anti-war movement in the States; description of Cam Ranh Bay and the military facilities there; medical supplies and black marketeering; description of the medical depot supply system; future civilian employment plans; transfer to Qui Nhon to the 67th Evacuation Hospital; comments about the Paris peace negotiations for ending the war; interest in stateside sports; comments about the doctors and nurses; comments about the Army's decorations and commendations policies; plans for leaving Vietnam and separation from the Army.Date of Interview:
01/01/1968 to 31/12/1969
Interview ID: OH 1282
His letters from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Jaeger, during 1969 when he was stationed in Vietnam. [Transcripts of audiotapes.]Date of Interview:
01/01/1968 to 31/12/1969
JAGOE, Joe (b. 1913)
Jagoe Abstract Company; Lewisville Fishing Barge.
Interview ID: OHB 0083
Owner and operator, Jagoe Abstract Company, Denton, Texas and co-owner, Lewisville Fishing Barge, Lewisville, Texas. Family background; history of Carroll’s abstract business and Jagoe Abstract Company; history of Denton courthouses; origins of First Mondays in Denton; Denton Transportation, 1920s; comments on father’s experiences operating abstract company; effects of Depression in Denton; employment as weigher for Jagoe Public Construction Company, 1938; work with Universal Credit Company, Fort Worth, 1940; employment, with Jagoe Abstract Company, 1946; description of title policies; problems of insurance claims filed against title policies; description of locations of Jagoe Abstract Company in Denton; comments concerning record-keeping on cards, microfilm, and computers; views on boom of housing and abstract business following World War II; description of development of Southridge and Montecito areas in Denton; description of typical abstract; comments on personnel; incorporation of business, 1960; sale of business, 1978; description of area independent abstract companies; comments on Denton Square businesses; civic and trade association activities; history of Lewisville Fishing Barge; description of services offered at Barge; problems insuring Barge operation; dealings with City of Lewisville and Corps of Engineers; entry into fishing barge operation, 1978; effects of droughts and floods on business; description of typical day’s activities; comments on employees; experiences with ranching and real estate.Date of Interview: 26/05/1983
JAMES, Houston (b. 1924)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0600
His experiences at Ford Island Naval Air Station with VP-24 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 26/05/1983
JAMES, Lester Lee (b. 1924)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 1740
Experiences in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Crescent City during the World War II; early years in Texas and California; work experience as a skilled tradesman in Nevada and Utah prior to military service; drafted into U.S. Navy and conflict with religious affiliation as Seventh Day Adventist; shipboard life and duties while on an amphibian personnel attack ship during Pacific island battles and as part of a convoy; brief port call at Wellington, New Zealand; recollections of civilian career and personal life.Date of Interview: 24/02/2011
JAMES, N. Jesse (b. 1914)
Interview ID: OH 0985
His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.Date of Interview: 08/10/1993
JAMES, Virgil (b. 1898)
Interview ID: OH 1459
For the Ray Roberts Lake Oral History Project. Farmer. His reminiscences about life and families in Denton County, Texas, 1900-1908. Identification of land and property owners; comments about Vaughn Town; identification of African-American settlements; comments about Jackie Davis Cemetery; his description of land and property during a driving tour of northern Denton County.Date of Interview: 04/03/1987
JAMISON, Alonzo (b. 1918)
Texas House of Representatives. Democrat.
Interview ID: OH 0003
College professor, farmer-stockman, former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Denton, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives; House speakerships in general; lobbyist activities.Date of Interview: 30/07/1965
Interview ID: OH 0010
His experiences and personal views on the Sixtieth Legislature; activities on House Education Committee.Date of Interview: 26/07/1967
Interview ID: OH 0032
His experiences and personal views as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature. Appropriations; revenue bills; comments about budget-making process; legislature’s relationship with Governor John Connally; liquor legislation; urban-rural conflict.Date of Interview: 30/07/1968
JASSO, Fr. Stephen (b. 1932)
Interview ID: OH 1644
For the North Texas Immigrant Rights Movement Oral History Project. Pastor of Fort Worth’s All Saints Catholic Church. Childhood in Waco, Texas; education in Waco schools, at Saint Francis University and institutions in Spain and Italy; career in Mexico; decision to return to Texas to lead All Saints’ parish; demographics of parish and needs of parishioners; involvement in Fort Worth’s 2006 immigrant rights march.Date of Interview: 12/10/2007
JENKINS, Floyd (b. 1921)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0594
His experiences while aboard the auxiliary repair ship USS Rigel during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 05/12/1982
JENNY, Thomas (b. 1930)
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
Interview ID: OH 1916
For the Air America Oral History Project. Memories of growing up in Pittsburgh and Miami. First thoughts on becoming an aircraft pilot and joining the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Transitioning form the Navy to the Marine Corp and joining active duty squadrons. Years spent flying for Pan-America before joining Air America. Flight and rescue missions while flying for Air America.Date of Interview: 02/04/2013
JIMERSON, Annie M (b. 1911)
Interview ID: OH 1139
Her experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Lufkin, Texas; joining the CCC; employment as a clerk with CCC East Texas Headquarters office in Lufkin, Texas; transfer to CCC North Texas District Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas; description of headquarters; life in headquarters.Date of Interview: 02/10/1996
JO GALLENT, Julio Cesar (b. 1986)
Interview ID: OH 1769
For the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. Cuban-born immigrant to Garland, Texas. Childhood in Cuba as a second generation Spanish-Korean; escape from Communism via boat; refugee experience in Guantánamo Bay; first memories of the U.S.; transition to American life; move to Texas; comparison of life in Cuba to life in America; effects of U.S. trade embargo on Cubans.Date of Interview: 02/12/2012
JOHNS, Gerald (b. 1925) and Irmgard Stieger (b. 1928)
U.S. Army WWII Veteran. SHAEF.
Interview ID: OH 1200
Army veteran and his German war bride. His experiences in the European Theater during World War II while attached to SHAEF; her experiences as a German civilian before and during World War II. His original assignment to K Company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division; transfer to Headquarters Command, SHAEF, as head of the officer's mess, 1944; comments about entertainers Glenn Miller, Jack Benny, Paulette Goddard, and AL Jenkins; transfer of SHAEF to France after D-Day; transfer of SHAEF to Frankfurt-am- Main; personal observations of relations between Generals Dwight D Eisenhower and George S Patton; redesignation of SHAEF to USFET following the defeat of Germany and subsequent American occupation; transfer to Kronberg Castle as head of the officer's mess; observations of civilian hardships in postwar Germany; screening of civilian staff for ex-Nazis. Irmgard's youth in prewar Nazi Germany; her membership in the Hitler Youth and personally meeting Adolf Hitler at a party rally in Frankfurt; anti- Semitism in her home village of Schonberg; Allied air raids; her initial encounters with American troops; economic hardships of her family after the war; employment as a waitress at Kronberg Castle and her first encounter with Sergeant Gerald Johns; their account of the theft of the crown jewels at Kronberg Castle; stealing food for her family; their first date; her near accident with General Eisenhower while horseback riding; his marriage proposal and her family's reaction; their marriage on September 2, 1947; her reception as a German war bride by his family and the residents of Wrightsville, Pa., 1947.Date of Interview: 11/08/1997
JOHNSEN, Kenneth G. (b. 1920)
U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 426th Air Force Band.
Interview ID: OH 1372
His experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Enlistment in the Army Air Forces, 1940; acceptance in the Aviation Cadet Program, 1941; his resignation from the Aviation Cadet Program during basic flight training as the result of the death of a close friend in a plane crash; assignment to the 426th Air Force band, Waco, Texas, 1943; stateside band activities, 1943-45; transfer to India and entertainment of troops, 1945.Date of Interview: 18/02/1999
JOHNSON, Albert (b. 1920)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0263
His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS New Orleans during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 20/12/1974
JOHNSON, Donald (b. 1920)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0266
His experiences while aboard the target battleship USS Utah during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 21/12/1974
JOHNSON, Dr. Herbert K. “Herbie” (b. 1934)
Interview ID: OH 1574
African-American alumnus of North Texas State College. Memories of childhood in “Near North” Dallas and South Dallas, Texas, including bombing of African-Americans’ homes in newly desegregated South Dallas; early education in all-black schools, including Lincoln High School, in Dallas; experience at Texas Southern University; two years’ service in U.S. Army; decision to enroll at North Texas State College in 1957; experience of boarding with African-American families in the “Shack Town” neighborhood of Denton; courting of Jessalyn Gray (now Jessalyn Gray Johnson); experience of attending North Dallas as a member of minority race; graduation from North Texas in 1959; comparison of experience at North Texas vs. experience as doctoral student at Nova University; career with Dallas Independent School District.Date of Interview: 11/04/2006
JOHNSON, Eddie Bernice (b. 1934)
Texas House of Representatives. Democrat.
Interview ID: OH 0218
Nurse, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. Her experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Texas Legislature. Early life in a segregated society; early political activities; campaign for the Texas House of Representatives, 1972; Black Caucus; Women’s Caucus; reform legislation; appropriations; personal legislation; altercation with Comptroller Robert Calvert; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.Date of Interview:
03/08/1973 to 13/08/1973, 02/10/1973
Interview ID: OH 0320
Her experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. House speakership race; committee appointments; public school financing; constitutional revision; public utilities legislation; personal legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.Date of Interview:
10/09/1975 to 01/12/1975
JOHNSON, Everett (b. 1921)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0202
His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 18/05/1974
JOHNSON, Frank A., Jr. “Bud” (b. 1922)
U.S. Army WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 1668
Childhood and education in Easton, Pa.; family’s experience in the Great Depression; father’s service in U.S. Navy in World War I; decision to go to work while still attending school at age of thirteen; work with Lehigh Valley Railroad; memories of Pearl Harbor attack; family’s move to New York City; service as civilian air raid warden; drafted into U.S. Army in 1942; courtship with now-wife, Evelyne; basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J.; assignment to cryptography training program in Pawling, N.Y.; assignment to Albrook Field, Panama; assignments throughout Central and South America, which mainly involved intercepting communications of Nazis and Nazi sympathizers; help provided by network of Catholic priests; breaking German code; feelings regarding war’s end; return to New York City; civilian career in manufacturing.Date of Interview: 16/01/2009
JOHNSON, James (b. 1915)
Interview ID: OH 1546
His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood near Burleson, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp in Cleburne, Texas; description of camp; life in camp.Date of Interview: 09/12/1978
JOHNSON, Karl A. (b. 1919)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0474
His experiences while aboard the target battleship USS Utah during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 09/12/1978
JOHNSON, Lee E. (b. 1893)
U.S. Army WWI Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0313
Retired educator. His recollections about military life during World War I. Education; enlistment in Texas National Guard; training at Pecan Gap; Camp Bowie; formation of 36th Division; officers training school at Camp Pike, Arkansas; embarkation for France; Saint-Amand; Saint-Nazaire.Date of Interview: 21/04/1976
JOHNSON, Marilyn Jean (b. 1932)
Interview ID: OH 1784
For the Desegregating DFW Oral History Project. Reflections on segregation, desegregation, and racial tensions in Fort Worth and Dallas from the 1950s-2010s from the perspective of a black female. Born in Champaign, Illinois; longtime resident of the Como neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas.Date of Interview: 24/03/2014
JOHNSON, Willie B. (b. 1913)
Interview ID: OH 0819
Community leader. Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Early life in East Texas; moving to Dallas; job opportunities for African Americans; employment at Parkland hospital in Dallas, 1954-69; decision to buy a home in Hamilton Park; Hamilton Park school activities; Hamilton Park civic League; Biracial Committee; her children; street and traffic problems; zoning problems comments about Olin Scurlock; transportation problems; desegregation and closing of Hamilton Park High School; Christian Action Layman’s League; recreational needs; flooding problems; Willie B. Johnson Recreation Center; “The Buy Out.”Date of Interview:
09/02/1990 to 22/02/1990
JOHNSTON, Paul (b. 1947)
Interview ID: OH 1539
His experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. Influence of the Beatles on his music tastes; enrollment at the University of Texas , 1965-1969; his stint in the military, 1969-71; his interest in photography; his return to the University of Texas in 1971 and his comments about changes in the campus culture during his absence; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival [before entering the service]; his obtaining a press pass and taking photographs during the festival; comments about the various musical groups that performed; activities of the Hog Farm; his privileged seat directly in front of the performance stage; creating his personal website dealing with the festival.Date of Interview: 21/02/2004
JOHNSTON, Richard L. (b. 1917)
U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 382nd Engineer Battalion.
Interview ID: OH 1351
His experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. His education in western Pennsylvania; enrollment in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-34; employment with Edgewater Steel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1937-42; enlistment in the Army and assignment to the Engineer Corps, 1942; Officer Candidate School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942; assignment to the 382nd Engineer Battalion (Separate) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1942; training of and working with African-American troops; assignment to India, June 1, 1943; construction of the Ledo Road, 1943-44; road maintenance; his battalion’s role in the construction of the 20th Air Force headquarters at Kharagpur, India, 1944; his transfer to assist in the construction of the Tata Steel Mill in India, 1944-45; his wound inflicted by a Japanese grenade and evacuation to the United States, August, 1945.Date of Interview: 17/02/1999
JOLLEY, A. B. (b. 1890)
Interview ID: OHB 0099
Dallas county agricultural agent, Dallas, Texas. Description of father’s farming and livestock operation, Tarrant County, Texas; employment as teacher in Tarrant, Collin, and Hood Counties; experiences attending North Texas State Normal College, early 1900s; disciplinary experiences as teacher in public schools; employment as assistant county agricultural agent, Dallas, 1919; demonstration work with Dallas County youth in 4-H Clubs; description of origin and activities of Farm Bureau in Texas; appointment as Dallas County Agent, 1921; comments on farmers’ diversification of crops; development of cattle and dairy industry in Dallas County; description of judging demonstrations on town squares; comments on grasshopper pest control; description of advent of commercial fertilizer demonstrations, 1920s; effects of Depression on Dallas County farmers; discussion of diversification and specialization of crops; description of local effects of agricultural adjustment Act, 1933; benefits of crop restriction program; comments on Resettlement Administration program; involvement of Extension Service with agricultural adjustment program; effects of World War II on Dallas County agriculture; reasons for retirement as Dallas County Agent, 1953; newspaper, radio, and television activities concerning agriculture; views on involvement of county agents in politics; benefits of community fairs.Date of Interview:
15/04/1977 to 12/05/1977
JOLLEY, Jimmie (b. 1933)
Interview ID: OH 1578
African-American alumnus of North Texas State College. Memories of childhood and early adulthood in Crockett and Big Spring, Texas; dislike of farm work, which made him determined to gain an education; experience in all-black schools; service in Korean War-era U.S. Army, including experiences with racial segregation; use of G.I. Bill to attend Howard College in Big Spring; decision to transfer to North Texas; interaction with students and faculty, particularly in the School of Business; interaction with members of the African-American community in Denton; career with Cosden Oil and Chemical Co. and Fina Oil and Chemical Co.Date of Interview: 06/04/2006
JOLY, Greg (b. 1962)
Interview ID: OH 1790
For the American History: Voluntary Simplicity Oral History Project. Homesteader and simple life advocate. Childhood in Massachusetts; early experiences with gardening; discovering the Nearings and the Simple Life; memories of Scott and Helen Nearing; the Good Life Center.Date of Interview: 26/07/2014
JONES, Bobby (b. *)
Interview ID: OH 1826
For the Southlake Historical Society’s Bob Jones Family Oral History Project. Grandson of Bob Jones and Director Emeritus of Bob Jones Nature Center. Bob Jones family history; segregation in Southlake and surrounding area; Jones annual picnic; Jones family traditions; impact of Civil Rights Act; impact of Jones family on local area.Date of Interview: 19/06/2014
JONES, Edward W. (b. 1920)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: Oh 0672
His experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 25/04/1986
Interview ID: OH 0740
Laborer. His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Louisiana; employment with Works Progress Administration (WPA); Public Works Administration (PWA), and National Youth Administration (NYA); joining the CCC; assignment to a camp in Thibodaux, Louisiana; description of camp; life in camp.Date of Interview: 15/11/1987
JONES, George E. (b. 1920)
U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 576th Bomb Squadron. 392nd Bomb Group. 2nd Air Division. 8th Air Force.
Interview ID: OH 1324
His experiences as a B-17 pilot in the European Theater during World War II; also his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans. Basic training, Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1942; primary flight training, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1942; basic flight training, Greenville, Texas, 1942; advanced flight training, Waco, Texas, 1942; bomber training, Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona, 1943; crew training in California, 1943; his personal assessment of the B-24 bomber; flight to England and assignment to the 576th Bomb Squadron, 1943; his description of various missions in 1944; "Big Week," February, 1944; his description of enemy flak and fighter tactics; crash-landing in England due to damage caused by German fighter planes; additional accounts and description of battle damage and crew casualties; the shooting down of his plane and subsequent capture on July 7, 1944; interrogation at Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; Stalag Luft III, 1944-45; evacuation and march to Stalag Luft VII-A, Moosburg, Germany, 1945; liberation on April 29, 1945.Date of Interview: 16/09/1999
Interview ID: OH 1340
Miscellaneous documents, including portions of his flight log from missions to France and Germany, 1944; printed accounts of his capture and experiences as a prisoner-of-war in Germany, 1944-45.Date of Interview: 01/01/1968
JONES, Grant (b. 1922)
Texas Senate. Democrat.
Interview ID: OH 0283
Insurance executive, member of the Texas Senate from Abilene, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. Personal political philosophy; public school financing; public utilities legislation; constitutional revision; personal legislation.Date of Interview: 21/07/1975
Interview ID: OH 0490
His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. Appointment as chairman of the Finance Committee; Legislative budget board and the budget-making process; comments about Comptroller Bob Bullock; comments about of Governor William Clements; appropriations bill; tax relief legislation; public school financing; Peveto Bill; comments about “Killer Bees”; consumer legislation.Date of Interview: 21/08/1979
JONES, Harold L. (b. 1921)
U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 351st Bomb Group. 508th Bomb Squadron. 8th Air Force.
Interview ID: OH 1336
His experiences as a B-17 co-pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Pre-flight training, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1943; primary flight training, Bennettville, South Carolina, 1943; basic flight training, Shaw Field, South Carolina, 1943; advanced flight training, Atlanta, Georgia, 1943; forming of his crew; bomber training, Sioux City, Iowa, 1943; his personal assessment of the B-17; establishment of crew integrity; his flight overseas from Kearney, Nebraska, to England, 1944; his assignment to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, England, 1944; his description of the routine leading up to a typical mission; general comments about various missions; enemy flak and fighter attacks; mission to Le Bourget Airport outside Paris, France; rest and relaxation; D-Day, June 6, 1944; mustering out of the service.Date of Interview: 30/09/1999
JONES, Jay (b. 1922) and Frances (b. 1924)
Interview ID: OHB 0061
JONES, Jay. Family background; effects of Depression in McAlester, Oklahoma; employment with C. & S. Hardware, Dallas, 1950; experiences managing and co-owning C. & S. Hardware; opening of Denton Center Hardware, 1963; business competition in Denton; development of Jay’s Hardware in Dallas and sale of business, 1975; description of a full hardware store; use of advertising; sale of business, 1979; sales growth and credit experience; involvement in Krum Hardware store. JONES, Frances. Family background; experiences in St. Jo, Texas; comments on employing personnel for store; civic activities; work in giftware section of store; comments on operation of family business.Date of Interview: 01/10/1981
JONES, Mary Millar (b. 1949)
Interview ID: OH 0971
Her recollections concerning the development of the Crater of Diamonds and diamond mining around Murfreesboro, Arkansas, 1952-69.Date of Interview: 15/03/1993
JONES, Rebecca Humphrey (b. 1939)
Interview ID: OH 1577
African-American alumna of North Texas State University. Memories of childhood and early adulthood in Dallas, Texas; experience of attending all-black schools, including Lincoln and Madison High Schools; decision to enroll at North Texas State College in 1957; adjustments required for attending school in integrated setting; experience of boarding with African-American families in the “Shack Town” neighborhood of Denton; meeting with school president J. C. Matthews, which resulted in her being permitted to live in a campus dormitory during her senior year; career with Dallas Independent School District.Date of Interview: 23/03/2006
JONES, Robert E. (b. 1915)
U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.
Interview ID: OH 0590
His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Date of Interview: 05/12/1982
JONES, Robert E. “Bob” (b. 1940)
Interview ID: OH 1840
For the American History: Voluntary Simplicity Oral History Project. Organic farmer, educator, and simple life advocate. Childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; interest in homesteading and organic farming; discovery of the Nearings; memories of Scott and Helen Nearing; the Good Life Center.Date of Interview: 14/07/2014
JONES, Roy (b. 1897)
Interview ID: OH 1438
For the Ray Roberts Lake Oral History Project. Farmer. Miscellaneous reminiscences about rural life, agriculture, neighbors, and homesteads in Denton County, Texas, 1900-1987. A walking tour of his farm with descriptions of buildings and agricultural equipment; rural social life and recreation; folk remedies and medicines; food preservation; the evolution of farm machinery; hog killing and butchering; stock raising; rail splitting and well digging; threshing; equipment repairs, improvising, and stockpiling spare parts; cotton farming and marketing; local businesses and industries; a tour of his house in Pilot Point, Texas.Date of Interview:
19/07/1987 to 23/07/1987
Interview ID: OH 1439
Miscellaneous reminiscences about rural life, agriculture, neighbors, and homesteads in Denton County, Texas, 1900-1987. Marketing of crops; a walking tour of the old Jones Farm with descriptions of buildings, windmills, pastures, and crops; a driving tour of rural schools, cemeteries, and neighbors’ properties; descriptive tours through the Bloomfield and Fairview communities.Date of Interview:
19/08/1987 to 29/08/1987,
05/09/1987 to 09/10/1987
JORDAN, Barbara (b. 1936)
Texas Senate. Democrat.
Interview ID: OH 0113
Attorney, member of the Texas Senate from Houston, Democrat. Her experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. Kennedy-Johnson Campaign, 1960; her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964; her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883; civil rights; comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver; the African-American Image; working within the Establishment; revenue and spending bills; comments about Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes; corporate profits tax; social legislation; student unrest; sales tax.Date of Interview: 07/07/1970
JORDAN, Willie V. (b. 1922)
U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.
Interview ID: OH 0701
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; Bangkok, 1944-45; liberation.Date of Interview:
01/06/1987 to 03/06/1987
Interview ID: OH 0694
His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.Date of Interview: 03/06/1987
JOSEPHSON, Leigh D. (b. 1907)
Caltex Petroleum Corporation.
Interview ID: Oh 0688
Executive. Employment with Standard Oil of California, 1926-39; assignment to Bahrain and transfer to Caltex; construction of Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia; bombing of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain; refinery operations in Bahrain during World War II; early relationship, Bapco and Caltex; Bapco and the royal family of Bahrain; British influence in Bahrain and Bapco; Bapco’s postwar refinery expansion; training of local nationals; transfer to Philippines, 1952, as superintendent of the Batangas refinery; living standards for Caltex employees; transfer back to Bahrain, 1958; relations between Caltex (New York) and Bapco; production of under boiler fuel oil; military fuel oil contracts; Bapco’s decision-making process and organization; responsibilities as Bapco’s refinery manager; Bapco and the local economy; fringe benefits for local Bapco employees; Bapco’s role within worldwide Caltex operations; transfer to New York, 1962; role in construction of Cape Town, South Africa, refinery; transfer to Bahrain, 1964, as vice-president and general manager of Bapco; Bapco’s Changing role within Caltex system; appointment as president of Bapco, 1968; his personal relationship with the Bahraini royal family; OPEC and Arab oil embargoes, 1967.Date of Interview: 27/05/1986
JURIC, Igor (b. 1985)
Interview ID: OH 1770
For the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. Yugoslavian-born immigrant to The Colony, Texas. Childhood in Yugoslavia; memories of the Croatian War of Independence; family’s immigration to West Germany; family’s immigration to the DFW area; transition to American life; thoughts on the “American dream.”Date of Interview: 13/01/2013
JUSTIN, Enid (b. 1894)
Nocona Boot Company.
Interview ID: OHB 0063
Owner, president, and chairman of the board, Nocona Boot Company, Nocona, Texas. Family background; education in Nocona, early 1900s; experiences stitching boots in father’s factory, Justin Boot Company; activities as first owner, operator, and salesperson for Nocona Boot Company, 1920s; Justin brothers move to Fort Worth; Nocona Boot Company sales activities outside Texas; description of personnel; merger with Justin Industries, 1981; description of Vernon, Texas boot plant; advertising techniques; expansion of Nocona plant, 1949; civic activities; comments on Nocona, Texas; views on government regulations; production statistics.Date of Interview: 13/11/1981
JUSTIN, Joe (b. 1924)
Interview ID: OH 1077
His recollections of the founding and operations of the Nocona Boot Company and its founder, Ms. Enid Justin. Early history of company; style changes and marketing techniques; his appointment as plant manager, 1951; “Urban Cowboy” craze; decision to quit, 1957; reemployment, 1974; Ms. Enid’s illnesses and effect on company operations; establishment of factory outlet stores; labor policies and efforts to unionize; merger with Justin Industries.Date of Interview: 23/03/1995
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