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 Collection: Texas Oral History Collection
Oral History Interview with Vivian Castleberry, March 29, 2012

Oral History Interview with Vivian Castleberry, March 29, 2012

Date: March 29, 2012
Creator: Guzman, Samantha; Cousineau, Desiree & Castleberry, Vivian, 1922-
Description: Interview with Vivian Castleberry,a journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, family life raising her children, and her international peace work. She also discusses her career at The Dallas Times Herald and the field of journalism.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Carolyn Barta, March 30, 2012

Oral History Interview with Carolyn Barta, March 30, 2012

Date: March 30, 2012
Creator: Nishimoto, Eric; Halloran, David; Slingerland, Carli & Barta, Carolyn
Description: Interview with Carolyn Barta,a journalist and professor in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her educational background and her career writing for The Dallas Morning News about features and covering political campaigns.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Suzie Humphreys, March 15, 2012

Oral History Interview with Suzie Humphreys, March 15, 2012

Date: March 15, 2012
Creator: Randle, Garret; Wood, Annie & Humphreys, Suzie
Description: Interview with Suzie Humphreys,a former journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her work reporting for Channel 8 and KVIL radio station, and her career as a motivational speaker.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Karen Hughes, April 12, 2012

Oral History Interview with Karen Hughes, April 12, 2012

Date: April 12, 2012
Creator: Riddell, Brad & Hughes, Karen, 1957-
Description: Interview with Karen Hughes,a journalist and political advisor who worked in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career at KXAS-TV Channel 5. She also talks about her time as an advisor to George W. Bush, starting when he ran for governor in 1994.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Rena Pederson, April 5, 2012

Oral History Interview with Rena Pederson, April 5, 2012

Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Harding, Anne; Dann, Lori & Pederson, Rena
Description: Interview with Rena Pederson, a former journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers, the books she has written, and her work in communications and public affairs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012

Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012

Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Ayers, Cesta & Reaves-King, Gayle
Description: Interview with Gayle Reaves-King,a journalist in Fort Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, family life, and her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Norma Adams-Wade, April 6, 2012

Oral History Interview with Norma Adams-Wade, April 6, 2012

Date: April 6, 2012
Creator: Sanders, Tiffany; Lopez, Adriana; Ratnam, Cheran & Adams-Wade, Norma
Description: Interview with Norma Adams-Wade, a journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career doing investigative reporting and other writing for The Dallas Morning News.
Contributing Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
Oral History Interview with Arwin Bowden, March 9, 2000

Oral History Interview with Arwin Bowden, March 9, 2000

Date: March 9, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Bowden, Arwin J.
Description: Interview with Arwin Bowden, a marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his training in San Diego and New Zealand before the Battle of Tarawa. He describes being wounded in the battle, the casualties he saw, and being shipped back to Pearl Harbor for treatment before joining the battle of Saipan. He describes ancedotes about Japanese killing themselves rather than surrendering, eating food from a garden watered from rainwater running down from outhouses, the wages he made, and the time he had leave.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Albert Bouley, June 27, 2001

Oral History Interview with Albert Bouley, June 27, 2001

Date: June 27, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Bouley, Albert
Description: Interview with Albert Bouley, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses his enlistment in the Marines just after Pearl Harbor; his assignment to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division; the battle of Guadalcanal; malaria and dysentery; the battle of Cape Gloucester; the use of Pavuvu as a base; the battle of Peleliu; his return to the United States; guard duty at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and his service as an instructor in a heavy weapons school before the end of the war. He joined the Air Force 2 1/2 years later to be able to fly and work on planes, then retire to become a teacher in California, and finally settled in Texas.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Garvin Kowalke, January 23, 2001

Oral History Interview with Garvin Kowalke, January 23, 2001

Date: January 23, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Kowalke, Garvin
Description: Interview with Garvin Kowalke, a pilot during World War II. He discusses joining the Army Air Corps, going to Air Cadet training to become a pilot, and training on various aircraft (AT-17, UC-78, P-36, P-33, T-6, BT-13, B-17, B-29) before becoming a B-29 pilot; he shipped out to Guam and flew standard and fire bombing runs over Japan. He discusses having to ditch the plane on the way back to Guam once when the engines failed, seeing another B-29 crew have to bail out over Toyko Bay and get picked up by a U.S. submarine that was in the Bay, getting pulled down to the fires when they were trying to hide in the smoke to avoid Japanese fighter planes, and getting caught in a storm by Mount Fujiyama, as well as collecting data such wind direction, speed, and temperature over Hiroshima for future bombing runs, which turned out to be for the bombers who dropped the atomic bomb. He also talks about flying over Hiroshima two days after the bombing and gauging how high the radiation levels were at different altitudes. He also talks about being in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, becoming a B-57 pilot, and adopting a ...
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation