By Perri Hamilton, Connor Flowers
|Title:||Oral History Program Collection, 1964 - 2017|
|Primary Creator:||University of North Texas. Oral History Program.|
|Arrangement:||The interviews are arranged by the format and then alphabetically.|
|Date Acquired:||00/00/2013. More info below under Accruals.|
|Forms of Material:||
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Scope and Contents of the Materials
The oral history program interviews individuals concerning their memories of historic events they witnessed or participated in. The interviews are transcribed, edited and bound. The Oral History Program collection includes Cassette Tapes, Reel to Reel Tapes, Compact Discs, and Mini Discs, as well as documents and artifacts. The materials largely cover a range of years from 1962 – 2013. The collection includes interviews from the Legislative Project, the New Deal Project, the Pearl Harbor Project, the Prisoners of War Project, the Texas Republican Women’s Project, and the Texas Textile Mill Project. The collection also includes many interviews about topics such as the Civilian Conservation Corps., desegregation of North Texas State College, interviews with local business owners, immigration, and the Texas Pop Festival.
There are also many interviews with noteworthy individuals including: Mary Kay Ash, Norman Brinker, Frank Cuellar, Sr., Frank Cuellar, Jr., Bette C. Graham, Cecil H. Green, Herman W. Lay, M. Lamar Muse, C.B. Owens, Jerry Owens, Richard Rogers, Paul Voertman, David Allred, Kay Bailey, Earle Cabell, Bill Clayton, Price Daniel, Martin Dies, DeWitt Hale, O.H. “Ike” Harris, Abner Haynes, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Norman Mailer, Allen Shivers, Preston Smith, Coke Stevenson, Ben Wooten, and Charles Wilson. Along with correspondence from Edwin A. Walker, Barbara Jordan, and Ladybird Johnson.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Oral History Program|
|Original/Copies Note:||The Archives holds second copies of the interviews.|
|Related Materials:||The transcripts of the interviews are housed in Archives and Rare Books and are available to researchers, students and the general public.|
|Preferred Citation:||Oral History Program Recordings Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Finding Aid Revision History:||1-25-2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Box 59 and corresponding material to Series 4|
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Contains materials contributed by Ron Marcello as part of the Oral History Program.Barcode: 706372
Contains materials contributed by Ron Marcello as part of the Oral History Program which includes the Fighting and Sinking of the USS Johnston as Told by Her Crew (signed by Bill Mercer, who was a crewman at the time), a Japanese World War II album as well as a journal of reports by servicemen and prisoners of war.Barcode: 706373