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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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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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