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Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Part of Asia.

Description: Map shows cities, major roads and trade routes, and physical features for the southern portion of the Asian continent: Arabia, Persia, Hindoostan, China and the Chinese Empire, Tibet, the Burman Empire, the Philippine Islands, and portions of Korea and Japan. Includes historical notes and alternative place names. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000].
Date: [1812..1832]
Creator: Lizars, Daniel, 1760-1812
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[News Script: Crash]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: April 23, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Current Study 16, Chapter 4. Africa and the Free World

Description: This booklet is the fourth chapter of a training course developed for Air Reserve personnel about African countries. This chapter discusses the relationships between African nations and non-Communist countries, including the United States. It includes background information, review questions and a list of suggested readings for further study.
Date: October 1966
Creator: Air University (U.S.)
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Oral History Interview with Charley Cole, April 14, 2001

Description: Interview with Charley Cole, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Korean War and was wounded in action. Cole describes his time with the 34th Regiment in Korea at length, with many details about various combat missions and the weapons utilized. He also speaks on his injuries, including being shot in the shoulder.
Date: October 23, 2003
Creator: Cole, Charley
Partner: Lee College

[Soldiers in Japan]

Description: Photograph of a group of soldiers standing outside a house in Japan. They are all dressed in military uniforms. There is a document attached that describes the photo further and identifies the people in the photo as Meyer Ueoka, Bob Troxel, William Wooldridge, Walter W. Buckley, Danny Sughrue, Harold Pfahl, Bob Norman, Harold Buck, Neba, Mitsugi, Jun Tanizawa, George Yoshinaga, Fats Takatsuka.
Date: 194u-11
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Oral History Interview with W. R. Barker, April 25, 2001

Description: Interview with W. R. Barker, a veteran who served as a combat engineer with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. The transcript includes a conversation with Barker as he talks freely about his time in basic training at Camp Cook, when Bob Hope visited jungle training in Hawaii, and interactions between U.S. soldiers and the native islanders. He also discusses the Marines mission on Pelilu Island and meeting his brother in the Philippines.
Date: February 23, 2003
Creator: Amador, Yacel & Barker, W. R.
Partner: Lee College

[General Douglas MacArthur addresses dignitaries at the signing of the Japanese Surrender]

Description: Photograph relating to the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender which ended WWII. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, address the crowd at the beginning of the ceremony. Behind him from left to right stand: General Hsu Yung-Chang of China; Admiral Sir Bruce A. Fraser, Royal Navy; Lt. General Kuzma Derevyanko of the U.S.S.R.; and General Sir Thomas Blamey of Australia.
Date: September 2, 1945
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Military officers on the deck of the USS Missouri for the Japanese Surrender of WWII]

Description: Photograph relating to the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender that ended WWII. Allied military officers stand on the deck of the USS Missouri. From left to right on the front row are: Lt. General Kuzma Derevyando of the U.S.S.R.; General Sir Thomas Blamey of Australia; Colonel Lawrence Moore Cosgrave of Canada; General Jacques LeClerc of France; Vice Admiral Conrad E.L. Helfrich of the Netherlands; and Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt of New Zealand.
Date: September 2, 1945
Creator: Kahl, Kalvin Henry
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Japan and South China Seas.

Description: Map shows geography, political boundaries, towns, and cities in Japan and part of China. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Includes location diagram. Scale [ca. 1:4,000,000].
Date: 1945
Creator: United States Army Map Service
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The History of Destroyers Built in Orange, Texas During W. W. II

Description: This book discusses the naval base in Orange, Texas and shipbuilding activities, particularly focusing on World War II. It includes reprints of relevant newspaper articles, histories of action for ships built at the facility, articles on historical relevance and commemorative events, and information from other documentation.
Date: October 2002
Creator: Orange County Historical Society (Tex.)
Partner: Orange County Historical Society

Photo Memories of a Seabee Battalion

Description: Book compiled by the 136th Naval Construction "Seabee" Battalion documenting the history of the group from boot camp in Virginia to various military installations across the U.S. and more permanent postings in Guam and Japan during World War II. There are photographs of various persons and evens as well as an epistolary narrative and lists of names by company at the end of the text.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 136th.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum