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    • Pettey, Jess

    • Railroads; Railroad travel; World War I; Military personnel; Military training; Military uniforms; Military life; Military facilities; Military cookery; Military camps; Trench warfare
    • Experiences as a draftee during World War I and as an electrician in Nacogdoches and East Texas after the war. Discusses organization and accomplishments of the Nacogdoches County World War I veterans association.
    • Wilson, James

    • Airplanes; Airplane equipment; Air warfare; Air forces; World War II; Military air pilots; Military education; Military personnel; Military training; Korean War; Vietnam War
    • Memories of wartime England and of being shot down in Holland and escaping capture with aid of Dutch underground. Describes use of gliders in World War II and attitudes toward conduct of Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
    • Swifth, Luther, Jr

    • Family; Fairs; Stables; Racetracks (Horse racing); College presidents; Civil engineering; Civil service; Road construction; Roads
    • Experiences growing up in Nacogdoches in the first part of the century(1910-1920). Discusses Dr. Birdwell and his family, work for the Corps ofEngineers during World War II, work for the Texas Highway Department, and the widening of North Street...
    • Swift, Luther, III

    • Education; Educational facilities; Teaching; Teachers colleges;Teachers; Children; College presidents; Women; Military facilities; Military life; Military personnel; Propaganda;
    • Routines and typical day in the Stephen F. Austin Demonstration School from the late 1930's to the early 1940's. Discusses WACs at SFA during the war and the character and personality of Dr. Alton Birdwell, first President of SFA. Also discusses...
    • Stoker, Kathryn

    • Students; College presidents; Universities & colleges; Teachers;Teaching; Education; Social life
    • Experiences as a student in the Stephen F. Austin sub-college and college during the early years of the institution. Discusses her college teachers, teaching career and life during the depression and the war.
    • McDaniel, Weldon

    • Childhood & youth; Family; Food; Gardens; Berries; Healing; Roads; Indians of North America; African Americans; Cemeteries; Archaeology; Archaeological sites; Baskets;
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    • Hunter, Tommy

    • Curing (Preservation); Gardening; Gardens; Food; Food drying; Canned foods; Canning & preserving; Childhood & youth; Healing; Family; Indians of North America; Contests;
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    • Thomas, Delores

    • Childhood & youth; Education; Schools; Political elections; Political campaigns; Political campaign funds; African Americans;
    • Discusses Congressman Charlie Wilson
    • Foley, Ian

    • Television studios; Political conventions; Political elections; Political campaigns; African Americans; Sales taxes; Laws; Floods;
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    • Temple, Buddy

    • Childhood & youth; Political campaigns; Death; Women; Health; Politicians; Memorial rites & ceremonies; Cemeteries;
    • Discusses Congressman Charlie Wilson
    • Pochmann, Ruth Fouts

    • City & town life; Transportation; Schools; Stores & shops; Buildings; Teachers; Parks; Swimming pools; Childhood & youth; Stephen F. Austin State University;
    • Life in Nacogdoches from about 1910 through the establishment and early years of SFA. discusses businesses, social occasions, cultural life, and schools and teachers.
    • Sterling, Francis M.

    • Military training; Prisoners of war; World War I; Railroad employees; Veterans' organizations; Veterans' benefits;
    • Reminiscences of army service in Russian Siberia at the end of World War I.
    • Trojanowski, E.A.

    • Airplanes; World War II; Airplane engines; Gas industry; Transportation;
    • Experiences as a mechanic for the Airline Bus Line and later as a mechanic and truck driver for Exxon. He also discusses war shortages and his membership in the American Federation of Labor.
    • Burrows, Florine Rusche

    • Air travel; Airline industry; Buses; Bus travel; Employees; Reunions;
    • Discusses background and owners of Airline Bus lines, her uncle, and her work experiences. Briefly talks of memories of early equipment and salaries.
    • Hopkins, Mack

    • Aircraft; Airplanes; Air forces; Air pilots; Schools; African Americans; Segregation; Sports; World War II; Universities & colleges
    • Mack Hopkins tells about his life before, during, and after going through flight training in Tuskegee, Alabama, for service in World War II. After retiring from the U.S. Post Office he worked for NASA on the Pioneer Venus Program.
    • Price, Travis

    • Childhood & youth; Athletes; Sports; World War II; Teachers; Buildings; Stephen F. Austin State University;
    • Experiences as a student at SFA in 1941 and during the post-war years. discusses athletics and student life, faculty members, particularly Dr. Birdwell, continued contact with SFA during the war, and the importance of SFA to Nacogdoches.
    • Floyd, Hazel

    • Stephen F. Austin State University; Childhood & youth; Classrooms; Teachers; Trees; Buildings; Sports; Entertainment; Segregation; African Americans; Depressions; World War II; Teaching; Universities & colleges
    • The interview with Hazel Floyd describes the educational system and schools in North Texas. She discusses her educational background and career as a teacher.
    • Glass, Willie Lee Campbell

    • Childhood & youth; African Americans; Education; School integration; Segregation;
    • The interview with Willie Glass discusses her memories of segregated education in Nacogdoches, Texas, and the time of transition to integration in schools in the United States.
    • Bonner, Perry

    • Childhood & youth; World War II; Military service
    • The interview with Perry Bonner discusses his military service during World War II that included training at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas. In 1942 he began service in the First Infantry Division in England.
    • Smith, Neal

    • World War I; Military service; Automobile dealerships;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview discusses military experience, early Nacogdoches businesses and work endeavors. the interview took place in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Buechner, Ray E.

    • World War II; Military service; Military police
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Ray Buechner includes discussion of Army service as a military policeman and combat engineer during World War II. The interview was conducted in Lake Murvaul, Texas.
    • Ellis, John W.

    • World War II; Depressions; Military service; Oil wells
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with John W. Ellis discusses his youth in Oklahoma and Texas during the Great Depression, the Texas oil boom; his Army service during World War II, and the aftermath of the war. Mr. Ellis was interviewed in White Oak,...
    • Rice, George W.

    • Depressions; Military service; World War II; Flight training; Air pilots
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with George W. Rice includes experiences with a soil conservation camp in Jacksonville, Texas during the mid 1930's. They discuss his military training and deployment, and journey to India as a pilot. The interview...
    • Elkins, Yetta Hearst

    • World War II; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Yetta Elkins talks about her involvement in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Nacogdoches during World War II. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Fain, Victor B.

    • World War II; Depressions; Universities & colleges; Stephen F. Austin State University; Military service; Business & finance; Journalism
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Victor Fain talks about his experience during World War II and the war’s impact upon his life. Mr. Fain also discusses how the Great Depression affected him. He discusses the growth of Stephen F. Austin State...
    • Barton, Clarence J.

    • World War II; Military service; Mechanics (Persons)
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interviewed Clarence J. Barton, a native of Nacogdoches County, who served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. He worked as a mechanic and electrician during this time. During his years in service he spent most of his...
    • Will, Earl G.

    • World War II; Concentration camps; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview discusses memories of World War II, particularly Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
    • Evans, Jerry D.

    • Hospitals; World War II; Korean War; War casualties; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Jerry D. Evans gives good insight into the daily lives and hardships his family and others faced during times of war and the operation of Harmon Hospital in Longview, Texas. The interview took place in Longview.
    • Williams, Truman

    • World War II; Military service; Depressions
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Truman Williams discusses his remembrances of working in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and serving in the United States Army during World War II as a military police in Iceland and escort during the D-Day...
    • Childers, John Elmer

    • World War II; Depressions; Business & finance; Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with John Elmer Childers, Jr., tells of his jobs during the difficult times of the Depression and World War II, and finally a satisfying career in food services at SFA. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches,...
    • Fleming, Roger

    • World War II; Military service; Military officers
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Roger Fleming discusses his experiences as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army during World War II. The interview took place in Tyler, Texas.
    • Gray, Annie J.

    • World War I; Military service; Telephone operators;
    • Dr. Bobby Johnson interview with Annie J. Gray includes experiences of a woman in the army during World War I. They discuss her activities as a telephone operator in the United States Signal Corps stationed in France. It briefly touches on the...
    • Lee, James E.

    • World War II; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with James E. Lee discusses his experiences of serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. Lee volunteered at the age of seventeen, and participated in the Aleutian Islands campaign and served as machine gun...
    • Flechtner, Dorothy H.

    • World War II; Depressions; Automobile dealerships
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Dorothy Flechtner talks about her experiences during the Depression and World War II, and the impact that they had on her husband’s career in the automotive dealership business and on her family. She was...
    • Mettauer, Gordon

    • Depressions; Oil wells;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Gordon Mettauer dicusses his life in East Texas, and the oil industry during the Great Depression. The interview was conducted in Oil Springs, Texas.
    • Lucas, Emmeli

    • World War II;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Emmeli Lucas discusses the experiences of the German-born wife of a college professor in Southampton, England during World War II. The events surrounding D-Day are included. The interview was conducted in...
    • Akin, Ray B.

    • World War I; World War II; Military organizations; Coaches (Athletics)
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Ray B. Akin discusses his military service and involvement with the Veterans of World War I and the history of the organization. The interview took place in Ft. Worth, Texas.
    • Burns, Henry H.

    • Stephen F. Austin State University; Universities & colleges; Depressions; Business & finance; Sheriffs; Law enforcement officers; Political organizations
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Henry H. Burns discusses his experiences as a businessman and sheriff, and life during the Great Depression. As a strong Democrat, Burns offers his opinions on the causes of the Depression. The interview was...
    • Chambers, William T.

    • Depressions; Stephen F. Austin State University; Universities & colleges; Business & finance; Geography; Money;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Dr. William T. Chambers discusses the effects of the Great Depression on his personal life, Nacogdoches, Texas and Stephen F. Austin State University. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Griffith, Ralph

    • World War II; Military service; Ships
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Ralph Griffith includes discussion of experiences in the U.S. Navy before and during World War II, events on Pearl Harbor Day, and life after the war. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Muldrow, L. S.

    • Depressions; Business & finance;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with L. S. "Choc" Muldrow discusses aspects of the Great Depression and the effects of government programs such as the Public Works Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. The interview was conducted in...
    • Hallock, Mary E.

    • World War I; Nurses; Influenza; Pneumonia; Tuberculosis
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Mary E. Hallock discusses education for nurses, her experiences as a nurse during World War I, and her interest in the Veterans of World War I organization. The interview was conducted in Ft. Worth, Texas.
    • Rusche, Nelson

    • World War II; Business & finance;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Nelson Rusche discusses his experiences in World War II, and his business ventures. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Adams, Berdine

    • World War II; Military service; Depressions; Prisoners of war
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Berdine Adams discusses life in rural East Texas during the Great Depression and military service during World War II. The interview took place in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Engelking, Truman G.

    • World War II; Military service; Forestry; Weather; Military life
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Truman G. Engelking discusses military training and service during World War II. The interview describes activities at a glider troop carrier base before and during the D-Day invasion. The interview was...
    • Burrows, Oran

    • World War II; Air pilots; Military training
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Oran Burrows discusses flight training in the Army Air Force and the years following World War II in Houston, Texas. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • McCrary, Robert C.

    • World War II; Military service; Education; Schools; Depressions; Truck industry
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Robert C. McCrary discussed experiences during the Great Depression, his schooling, work with the Civilian Conservation Corps, and military service in World War II. The interview took place in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Grimes, McNeil

    • Depressions; World War I; World War II; Agriculture; Cotton; Farmers; Cotton gins; Farming
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with McNeil Grimes talks about life in the early 20th century in rural East Texas. Effects of the Great Depression on the area are discussed. The interview took place in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Quattlebaum, J. R.

    • Buses; Railroads; Transportation industry; Insurance
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with J. R. Quattlebaum discusses his work in the insurance and transportation industries in East Texas. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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