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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

Oral History Interview with Anna Elisabeth Sullivan Strohacker, August 31, 2001

Description: Interview with Anna Elisabeth "Betty" Sullivan Strohacker, a former Rations Board worker during WWII, from Kerrville, Texas. Betty talks about her family's migration to the area, her work on the Rations board, life on a ranch, and her activity in the Kerr County Historical Commission and the Republican Party.
Date: August 31, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Strohacker, Anna Elisabeth Sullivan
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Robert Edward Sieker, August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Robert Edward Skieker, a pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Sieker discusses his grandfather's immigration from Germany. In addition to his stories from his extensive flying career, he also talks about his service in the military during World War II, his various occupations throughout the years, and his work against the screwworm infestation.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Sieker, Robert Edward
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Memorandum for West Texas Trip]

Description: A memorandum written by D. W. Kempner discussing his trip to west Texas with corresponding reflections.
Date: April 24, 1951
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Partner: Rosenberg Library

Oral History Interview with Luther Victory, April 10, 2001

Description: Interview with Luther Victory, an aerial gunner and POW for the US Air Force during WWII. He describes life in the military and being captured by the Germans.
Date: October 22, 2003
Creator: Singh, Bobby & Victory, Luther
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with R. C. Nieto, April 9, 2004

Description: Interview with R. C. Nieto, a combat engineer in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. He answers questions about his life before the military and his experiences overseas.
Date: June 9, 2005
Creator: Coy, Marisa E. & Nieto, R. C.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Boyd H. Mitchell, Spring 2002

Description: Interview with Boyd H. Mitchell, a veteran of World War II serving in the 36th Infantry Division. Mitchell answers questions about his time in the Army, such as his training, living conditions, supplies, etc. Mitchell also shares about his experience during the invasion of Italy through Salerno and the Army's advance up through France, Germany, and Austria; the end of the interview includes questions about life once he got home.
Date: Spring 2002
Creator: Gace, Michael & Mitchell, Boyd H.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Ernest Hamilton, April 17, 2004

Description: Interview with Ernest Hamilton, a veteran of World War II during the Battle of the Bulge, from Florence, Arkansas. Hamilton answers questions and explains his duties while in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge as well as time as a POW in Brandenburg. Hamilton says volunteered to go to Japan after the war was over and soon became involved in the Korean War.
Date: May 18, 2005
Creator: Walker, Tracy & Hamilton, Ernest
Partner: Lee College

[University Hospital Entrance Ticket]

Description: Entrance ticket for the University Hospital of Professor Dr. Theodor Billroth. The ticket is issued to James Edwin Thompson for the winter semester of 1889.
Date: Winter 1889
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

Oral History Interview with Robert Bean, November 15, 2004

Description: Interview with Robert Bean, a veteran who was wounded in action during World War II from Kirbyville, Texas. The transcript includes a list of questions, which focus on Bean's service with the 12th Armored Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in France and Germany, including his injuries and experience liberating two concentration camps.
Date: June 20, 2005
Creator: Gammon, Robert & Bean, Robert
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Lee P. Keohan, March 30, 2003

Description: Interview with Lee P. Keohan, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Keohan answers specific questions concerning his time in the service, which was mostly spent at bases across the United States before getting orders to go to Germany. Keohan later explains his involvement in the Air National Guard and his involvement in Desert Storm.
Date: June 25, 2003
Creator: Keohan, Carrie & Keohan, Lee P.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with George Gace, April 10, 2002

Description: Interview with George Gace, an member of the United States Army serving in post-World War II Germany. Gace describes his time at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas followed by his deployment to Germany where he spent most of his two years training.
Date: May 13, 2003
Creator: Gace, Michael & Gace, George
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, April 22, 2002

Description: Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, a paratrooper veteran of World War II, serving in Africa, Italy, and the Netherlands. Hannan answers questions regarding his service, such as the jumps he made over Italy and Holland. Also covered is his participation in liberating one of the German concentration camps.
Date: May 14, 2003
Creator: Meschede, Robert & Hannan, Gordon Patrick
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Richard Jennings, April 20, 2004

Description: Interview with Richard Jennings, a member of a bomber squadron that flew missions during World War II in Europe, and a squadron commander during the Korean War, born near Charleston, West Virginia. Jennings answers questions concerning how he came to be in the Army, and where all he was stationed and trained. Most of his answers contain details of bombing missions he was a part of as well as his experiences during the Korean War.
Date: May 19, 2005
Creator: Nawaz, Muhammad & Jennings, Richard
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Herman Berges, April 4, 2002

Description: Interview with Herman Berges, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served as a medic in World War II. Berges describes his time in basic training in Texas, service in Germany and France, and general feelings on war and life after. He also talks about receiving the Silver Star, the third highest medal in the Army, from General Anthony McAuliffe.
Date: March 9, 2003
Creator: Sheldon, Jessica & Berges, Herman
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Robert Lee Mosty, March 9, 1998

Description: Interview with Robert Lee Mosty, World War II veteran and owner/operator of a plant nursery in Center Point, Texas. Mr. Mosty tells stories from his service in WWII, including how his unit was one of the first to meet liberated prisoners of war, as well as how he was wounded and taken prisoner. He also discusses studying at A&M, his work for the National Park Service, and running a plant nursery in the 1920s.
Date: March 9, 1998
Creator: Witt, Gerald & Mosty, Robert Lee
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[German Newspaper Accusation of Police as Conspirators]

Description: Description of an article which appeared in a German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, and accused members of the Dallas Police Department of accepting bribes in exchange for active roles in the conspiracy to kill President Kennedy.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[World War II Memories: August W. Benner]

Description: Autobiographical text describing August W. Benner's experiences during World War II when the 3rd Platoon of Company B, 142 Infantry was captured near Limberg, France.
Date: 1983
Creator: Benner, August W.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Arlington World War II Memories

Description: Compilation of biographical and autobiographical information about persons from Arlington, Texas who served during World War II. It includes narratives, copies of letters, forms, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items detailing their lives and service.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[World War II Memories: Frank M. Smith, Jr.]

Description: Autobiographical text describing Frank M. Smith, Jr.'s experiences during World War II and the Korean War, including his training, his time in the army reserves, and being stationed in Germany.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Frank M., Jr.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Two documents requesting payment, May 3, 1845 and May 3, 1846]

Description: Document stating that 1000 francs must be paid within ten days of receipt. Payment deadline extended until February 15, 1847. Dated May 3, 1845 in Castroville and April 10, 1846 in Neufreystaedt. Reverse side is a document stating that payment in full must be made. Dated May 3, 1846 from Neufreystaedt.
Date: 1845-05-03/1846-05-03
Creator: Huth, Louis
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History