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NAKANO, Mei T. (b. 1924)

Interview ID: OH 1069

College professor. Her experiences as a Japanese-American internee at the Amache, Colorado, internment camp during World War II. Childhood experiences with bigotry in rural Colorado; evacuation from Los Angeles to Amache, September, 1942; camp life; her marriage in camp; resettlement in Chicago; lasting impressions of the internment experience.
Date of Interview: 18/03/1995

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NANCE, Freddie M. (b. 1923)

Interview ID: OH 0895

Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Segregated education in Dallas; African-American housing in Dallas; employment history; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; Hamilton Park School; home improvements; social life; church activities; school desegregation; Interorganizational Council; the “Buy Out.”
Date of Interview:
31/08/1990 to 09/09/1990

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NANCE, Thomas W. (b. 1919)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. E Troop. 2nd Squadron. 112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 1485

His experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. His boyhood in Dallas, Texas; school activities; the Great Depression in Dallas; his enlistment in the Texas National Guard, October 15, 1940; horse cavalry training and maneuvers at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, and Fort Clark, Brackettsville, Texas; duty along the U.S.-Mexico border after the Pearl Harbor attack; Noumea, New Caledonia, August, 1942; decision to make the 112th a dismounted cavalry unit; duty on Woodlark Island, June-December, 1943; creation of a regimental combat team with the 112th Cavalry and the 148th Field Artillery on Goodenough Island; invasion of New Britain, December 15, 1943; combat around Arawe, New Britain, in coordination with the 158th Infantry Battalion and a tank company of the 1st Marine Division; his serious wounds from Japanese machine gun fire on Arawe; evacuation to the States and spending one year in a body cast at Ashburn General Hospital, McKinney, Texas; additional recuperation in VA hospitals; his postwar activities with the 112th Cavalry Association.
Date of Interview: 24/03/2003

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NASH, Kenton (b. 1915) and Minnie (b. 1915)

Interview ID: OH 0397

Experiences of a husband and wife at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/10/1977

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NASR, Paul Hage (b. 1961)

Interview ID: OH 1748

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Lebanese-born immigrant to Lewisville, Texas. Life in Lebanon; family history; life during the Lebanese Civil War; knowledge of the U.S. before immigrating; obtaining a U.S. visa; arrival in New York, New York; obtaining citizenship; increased difficulty for Middle Eastern males entering the U.S. after September 1, 2001 attacks; American acculturation; Lebanese and Arab communities in the DFW area; visiting Lebanon as an American; thoughts in the U.S. immigration system.
Date of Interview: 02/05/2011

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NASSER, James A. (b. 1914)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0736

Businessman. His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 98th Coast Artillery during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/11/1987

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NAUGHTON, Willard B. (b. 1922)

Interview ID: OH 0913

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Colorado and Kansas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 4703 near Council Grove, Kansas; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 25/02/1993

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NAYLOR, Keith (b. 1919)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 0072

Postal worker, 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; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944; Chungkai, Thailand, 1944; railroad maintenance in Burma, 1944; Tamuang, Thailand, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 02/04/1971

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NEFF, Paul (b. 1911)

U.S. Army Air Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0180

Businessman. His experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/04/1974

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NELSON, Martha Len (b. 1929)

Interview ID: OH 1745

For the Denton County Historical Commission. Native resident of Denton, Texas. Family history; relation to the first elected official in Dallas, Texas; Denton’s First State Bank; childhood and schooling in Denton; family during the Great Depression; playing piano; the Denton Square; Pearl Harbor and the Second World War; attending the University of North Texas; husband’s background; courtship; life in Austin, Texas; return to Denton; husband’s legal career; catering business; community involvement; children and grandchildren.
Date of Interview: 18/11/2010

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NELSON, Ralph (b. 1923)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1745

His experiences while aboard the submarines USS Batfish and USS Parche in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Submarine School, San Diego, California, 1942; early torpedo problems; his responsibilities as a fire controlman; assignment to the Batfish, 1944; various patrols in the Luzon Strait and Makassar Strait; lifeguard duty off Palau for downed airmen; transfer to the Parche, 1945.
Date of Interview: 18/04/1996

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NETTLES, Robert L. (b. 1920)

Interview ID: OH 0891

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Texas and New Mexico; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 817 at SP-38-T in Mother Neff State Park, Texas; transfer to Lake Brownwood, Texas; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 27/02/1993

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NEVILL, Gale E. (b. 1906)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 6th Army.

Interview ID: OH 1391

Mechanical engineer. His experiences with the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Pre-war job experiences; enlistment in the Corps of Engineers Reserve, 1933; service with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona and Colorado, 1933-34; active duty, December, 1941; assignment to Headquarters, 3rd Army, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1942; transfer to Headquarters, 6th Army, 1943; various responsibilities with the Engineers in the Southwest Pacific and the Philippines, 1943-45; rebuilding the Japanese infrastructure as part of the Army of Occupation, 1945.
Date of Interview: 23/03/1999

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NEWBAUER, Merle (b. 1919)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0351

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/12/1976

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NEWHOUSE, Edward L. (b. ca. 1924) and Mary A. (b. 1926)

Interview ID: OH 0956

Their experiences as residents of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1955-90. Youth in East Texas; education in segregated schools; housing problems for African-Americans in Dallas; home improvements; social life; school activities; desegregation and closing of Hamilton Park Junior and Senior High Schools; flooding problems; Pacesetter; Civic League; zoning problems; the “Buy Out”; changes in quality of life in the community.
Date of Interview:
06/12/1990 to 14/12/1990

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NEWMAN, Ken (b. 1943)

Interview ID: OH 1861

For the UNT Foundation Oral History Project. Administrator and UNT Foundation emeritus board member. Experience as an undergraduate student at UNT; work experience; return to UNT as Director of the Professional Development Institute; UNT Foundation work; Foundation history.
Date of Interview: 18/09/2012

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NEWTON, Davis Porter (b. 1915)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 346th Harbor Craft Company.

Interview ID: OH 1365

Attorney. His experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II; also his experiences as a prosecuting attorney of Class C war criminals for International Military Tribunal for the Far East after World War II. Assignment to New Guinea, 1944, and legal work there; assignment to an Army tugboat and operations around Mindinao, Philippines, 1944-45; assignment to War Crimes Commission, 1945; prosecution of Japanese personnel who served at the Ofuna prisoner-of-war interrogation center; description of Japanese atrocities; obtaining ex parte statements from former prisoners-of-war.
Date of Interview: 12/10/1996

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NEWTON, “Doc” (b. ca. 1897)

Interview ID: OH 1455

For the Ray Roberts Lake Oral History Project. Farmer. His description of buildings and families during a driving tour of Denton County, Texas.
Date of Interview: 02/09/1987

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NICHOLAS, R. D. (b. 1921)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0376

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

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NICHOLS, Christopher Perry (b.1938)

Interview ID: OH 1487

Stage director. His recollections of his father, the artist Perry Nichols. Growing up at the family house/studio on Forest Park Road, Dallas, Texas, in the 1940s; his father’s first wife, Mary Nell Brooks; his description and identification of the arts people who visited his father’s studio; his father’s conversion of a church on Cole Avenue in Dallas into an apartment/studio in the late 1940s; his parents’ divorce, 1948; his father’s career and commissions to do murals in the late 1940s; commissions with Interstate Theaters, Sears Roebuck, Baker Hotel, Crozier Technical High School, and the Belo Corporation for the Dallas Morning News Building; reminiscences of Elizabeth Akin, George Dahl, Reid McBride, Donald Vogel, Olin Travis, and Golda Andrews; his father’s marriage to Akin, 1950-56; his father’s affair with Diana Hamon; the role of Jerry Bywaters on his father’s career; “The Dallas Nine”; the house on Noel Road and the social life there; the breakup of his father’s relationship with Hamon and subsequent marriage to Marty Hawn; his father’s alcoholism and death.
Date of Interview: 22/02/2003

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NICHOLS, John (b. 1916)

U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0405

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

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NICHOLS, Loyd Dean (b. *)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1739

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Project. Childhood in Bonham, Texas; family life in the Great Depression; reaction to Pearl Harbor; decision to enlist in U.S. Navy; basic and advanced training; assignment as a range finder operator/electrician on the USS Drayton; Battles of Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal, San Pedro Bay, and others; strategies of naval, anti-submarine, and anti-aircraft warfare; preparation for invasion of Japan; discharge; marriage to Inez Langley; civilian career as an aviation mechanic with American Airlines.
Date of Interview: 09/05/2009

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NICHOLS, Martha (b. 1934)

Interview ID: OH 1159

University professor. Her experiences concerning the formation and development of the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas, 1988-95. Early interest in women's studies; organizing the Woman's Studies Program on campus; opponents and proponents; teaching methods; views on feminism.
Date of Interview: 23/10/1996

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NIELSEN, Eugene (b. ca. 1920)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0802

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Struggle for Corregidor; surviving the Palawan massacre, 1944.
Date of Interview: 11/12/1989

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NINE, Kenneth C. (b. 1921)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0798

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 27th Infantry during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; comments about the author James Jones (From Here to Eternity).
Date of Interview: 28/04/1990

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NITCHKE, Pattie South (b. 1946)

Braniff International Airways.

Interview ID: OH 1964

Daughter of Charles S. South, former Vice President and Administrative Head of Braniff’s Latin-American Division. The in-flight and ground experiences of Braniff International Airways by Abra Schnur through a collection of former Braniff employee interviews. Interviewees include flight attendants, pilots, ticket agents, ground crew, executives and family members. Content includes personal reflections of Braniff’s impact on the DFW area and the airline industry as a whole with the “End of the Plain Plane” campaign brought in by Harding Lawrence. Discussions on being a part of the Braniff family and Braniff’s rise to the top of preferred airlines to its bankruptcy on May 12, 1982.
Date of Interview: 24/05/2014

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NIX, Clarence L. (b. 1920)

Interview ID: OH 0926

His experiences as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School, Denton, Texas, 1926-32.
Date of Interview: 17/07/1993

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NIX, Lucille (b. 1904)

Interview ID: OH 0949

Schoolteacher. Her experiences at the Frederick Douglass Colored School, Denton, Texas, 1949-69. Relationship with students; church activities; comments about Principal Fred Moore.
Date of Interview: 09/08/1993

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NIXON, Louise (b.1932)

Interview ID: OH 1610

For the Texas Textile Mill Oral History Project. Former employee of the Texas Textile Mill and longtime resident of McKinney, Texas. Nature of clerical work at the mill; memories of various mill products; memories of various mill employees.
Date of Interview: 27/10/2006

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NOEL, Thomas E. (b. 1894)

Interview ID: OHB 0025

Banker. Family background; boyhood work experiences; education; first job in banking; rise to bank president; early banking practices, equipment, laws; evolution of banking business; Depression; retirement and move to Denton, Texas, 1951; membership on bank boards; comments on banking in Denton through 1978; other business interests.
Date of Interview: 17/11/1978

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NORRIS, Julius M (b. 1920)

Interview ID: OH 1237

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Brazos, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to BR-83-W in Veteran, Wyoming; reenlistment to F-2-N in Apache Creek, New Mexico; transfer to Conchas Dam near Tucumcari, New Mexico; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 06/03/1998

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NORRIS, Robinson R. (b. 1917)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0331

His experiences at Fort Shafter with the 64th Coast Artillery during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 12/06/1976

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NORTHERN, Joe (b. 1924)

Joe's Cleaners.

Interview ID: OHB 0021

Owner and operator of Joe’s Cleaners, Denton, Texas. Family background; early work experiences; education; work as youth in cleaning shop; opening Joe’s Cleaners, 1944; decline of dry cleaning business; his unique credit system; importance of self-employment; other business ventures; dealings with City of Denton; history of his business.
Date of Interview: 22/05/1978

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NORWOOD, Brenda (b.*)

Interview ID: OH 1870

For the Crisis at Mansfield Online Archive. Longtime African American resident of Mansfield, Texas. Childhood memories of Mansfield; segregation in social life and in public education; attendance at I.M. Terrell; desegregating Mansfield High; memories of Mansfield Crisis; education at UT-Arlington; career in Mansfield ISD; organizing Juneteenth celebration in Mansfield.
Date of Interview: 11/04/2015

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NUGENT, Leo B. (b. 1917)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1155

His experiences with the 11th Bomb Group at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/10/1996

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NYAMAPFUMBA, George (b. 1978)

Interview ID: OH 1732

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Zimbabwean-born immigrant to North Texas. Politics in Zimbabwe; Robert Mugabe; Rhodesia; farm seizures; HIV-AIDS; English as a Second Language; U.S. immigration policy; education at Richland College; modern Africa, Zimbabwe independence, 1980.
Date of Interview: 30/04/2011

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