African-American alumna of North Texas State College. Memories of childhood and early adulthood in Irving and Dallas, Texas; experience of attending all-black schools, including Booker T. Washington Technical High School; 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; graduation from North Texas with B.A. in 1961 and M.Ed. in 1967; career with Dallas Independent School District.
North Texas State College
College professor, former college administrator, former poet laureate of Texas. The making of the poet; analysis of his poetry; tenure as director of libraries and vice-president for academic affairs at North Texas State College; his philosophy of teaching; desegregation of the college, 1955-56.
Banker. His reminiscences of events concerning the development of banking in Denton, Texas, 1900-86.
Pastor of Celebration Community Church in Fort Worth.
Librarian. His experiences as Director of Libraries, Director of Library Service, and Professor of Library Service at North Texas State College and North Texas State University, 1953-82.
UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology. Family history; childhood and early education in Crystal City and San Antonio, Texas; service in World War II-era U.S.
For the Weatherford Oral History Project. Weatherford resident, school administrator, and mayor. Childhood in Memphis, Tenn., and various other locales including Weatherford; education in Weatherford public schools, Weatherford College, and North Texas State College; career as teacher, principal and superintendent in Aledo and Weatherford ISDs; racial integration of Weatherford schools; career as interim superintendent at various North Texas ISDs; experience as mayor
Librarian. Her experiences as a student at the Library School at North Texas State College and as a public school librarian.
Founder, owner, and operator of Craven’s, Inc., Denton, Texas.