Digital Projects and Collections | Oral History

Digital Projects and Collections

UNT students, faculty, and staff have created several digital projects featuring interviews from the Oral History Program. Other Collections include multiple interviews over a specific field of study or topic of interest. They include:

Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health Oral History Collection. Research by Dr. Rachel Louise Moran for her book-in-progress Postpartum Politics: Motherhood and Mental Health in Modern America.

Dallas Fashion Project. The Texas fashion industry has played an outsized role in the worlds of manufacturing, design, modeling, and retailing through the twentieth century. Centered in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, fashion was the fourth largest industry in Texas through much of the 1960s-1980s. This project offers a series of interviews by Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection, with members of the Dallas fashion industry whose careers span major cultural and economic shifts during this time frame.

The Green Pioneers Oral History Project. Interviews by Johnnie Stark, CVAD Associate Professor, Interior Design, with practitioners and policymakers who have advanced sustainable design in North Texas.

Flying Voices. The in-flight and ground experiences of Braniff International Airways through a collection of former Braniff employees interviewed by Abra Schnur.

Blowout: A Community's Engagement with Fracking (coming soon)

The Crisis at Mansfield. This online museum examines the events and atmosphere surrounding the 1956 desegregation "crisis" at Mansfield as a window into the turmoil of the civil rights movement in Texas during these tumultuous years. Offering access to a wide array of digital objects, the museum provides exhibits and collections that explore these events within Mansfield, and places them within a state and national context.

The St. John's Community Project, an online museum that explores the history of African Americans in Denton County through the lens of a black community centered on the St. John's church, school, and cemetery.

Desegregating Denton: The Denton Women's Interracial Fellowship. The DWIF was started in 1964 by a number of white and black women from the local Denton churches. During a time when white Dentonites responded to the civil rights movement with resistance and occasional violence, a small, bi-racial group of women met with a simple question: how to break down the barriers between themselves. What began as a simple question became a grassroots movement that achieved the kind of progress that was rarely seen in the Southern United States in this era. The City of Denton Public Art Committee commissioned a public art display September 1, 2021 to memorialize their legacy: DWIF