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Oral History Interview with Robert D. Haines, May 15, 2002

Oral History Interview with Robert D. Haines, May 15, 2002

Date: May 15, 2002
Creator: Graham, Eddie & Haines, Robert D.
Description: Interview with Robert D. Haines, an American prisoner of war during World War II. He discusses the attack on Clark Field in the Philippines on December 8, 1941, as well as his experiences on the Bataan Death March. He also tells of his time spent as a prisoner of war under the Japanese at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and Bilibid prison in Manila. He encountered his brother, who was a civilian internee, at Bilibid. From there, he rode on a hell ship for 39 days to a POW camp in Formosa (Taiwan). When the Americans began bombing Formosa, Haines was moved via another hell ship to Tokyo, Japan. Not long after, he was liberated and returned to San Francisco, then Denver.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
[Letter from Ronald Tavel to Sterling Houston - October 3, 1994]

[Letter from Ronald Tavel to Sterling Houston - October 3, 1994]

Date: October 3, 1994
Creator: Tavel, Ronald
Description: Letter from Ronald Tavel to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes from National Taiwan University in Taipei, where, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship, he has landed a teaching position. He informs Houston on his life in Taiwan and of general news in his professional career as a writer, academic, and filmmaker.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Ronald Tavel to Sterling Houston - August 16, 1993]

[Letter from Ronald Tavel to Sterling Houston - August 16, 1993]

Date: August 16, 1993
Creator: Tavel, Ronald
Description: Letter from Ronald Tavel to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Tavel writes from National Taiwan University in Taipei, where, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship, he has landed a teaching position. He thanks Houston for a copy of one his plays, The Marquise. He goes on to talk about his upcoming job in Taipei and gives Houston the address of his brother, Harvey Tavel, where royalty checks for production of a play can be sent. He encloses a xeroxed newspaper clipping of one his stage plays, Notorious Harik Will Kill the Pope.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio