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Oral History Interview with Bob Schmerbeck, December 4, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Bob Schmerbeck discussing his childhood, and talking primarily about family members who were significant to the history of Kerrville, particularly his relative Earl Garrett who died during World War I. Ahead of the transcript, there are copies of photos, clippings, letters, and documents.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Schmerbeck, Robert L., III
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Phyllis Schwethelm Shelton, October 16, 2018

Description: Transcript of an interview with Phyllis Schwethelm Shelton, who details the history of her extended family starting with her great, great, great grandfather, Ernst Schwethelm, who immigrated from Germany in 180 and settled in Comfort, TX. Other notable moments within the Schwethelm's long family history are included such as Henry Schwethelm, a Texas Ranger who fought in the Battle of Nueces in the Civil War, and the family's business in mercantile, real estate, and cattle ranching. Images relat… more
Date: October 16, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Shelton, Phyllis Schwethelm
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with James E. Nugent, May 10, 2019

Description: Transcript of an interview with Cal "Skip" Trammell and Nan Nugent-White about their father James E. (Jim) Nugent who served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1961 to 1979 and was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission for sixteen years.The interview details his upbringing, education, career as an attorney, navy service as a pilot in World War II, and family memories. Photos and documents relating to the interview follow the transcript text.
Date: May 10, 2019
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes; Trammell, Cal & Nugent-White, Bilie Nan Noreen
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with B.T. and Itasco Wilson, February 1998

Description: Transcript of an interview with B.T. and Itasco Wilson. Both arrived in Kerrville in 1940 to work at Kerrville Colored School (later renamed Doyle School). Itasco as a teacher and B.T. as both teacher and principal. They discuss his parents, particularly B.T. Wilson Sr., musicians they knew, performances given, and awards received over their long careers. Copies of photos and documents are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: February 1998
Creator: Bacon, Dan; Wilson, Burtrust Tobias (B.T.) & Wilson, Itasco Woodard
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Nell Joyce Goodwin Lenard, March 12, 2012

Description: Transcript of an interview with Nell Lenard, secretary, administrative assistant, homemaker, and community organizer, who helped bring senior citizen's center, the Dietert Center to the city of Kerrville, Texas. Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, she and her husband John Houston Lenard lived in Tomball, near Houston, before moving to Kerrville with their family. Nell raised four boys and a girl and was heavily involved in her their lives and activities.
Date: March 12, 2012
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Lenard, Nell Joyce Goodwin
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Jo Ann Redden, December 6, 2016

Description: Transcript of an interview with Jo Ann "Josie" Lochte Redden, Montessori educator and stained glass artist, discussing her German extended family, her upbringing in Kerrville, Texas, life in New York, and travel with her husband John throughout Texas and western United States to photograph, catalogue, and reproduce Native American pictographs, or rock paintings.
Date: December 6, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Redden, Jo Ann Lochte
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Louis Romero Jr., November 22, 2016

Description: Transcript of an interview with Louis Romero Jr., who carried on the Mexican food business and Tortilla Factory started by his grandmother, Delphina Torres, in Kerrville. The interview discusses his family history, upbringing, the development of Torres, a Mexican restaurant, his grandmother's sending canned tamales to World War II troops, military service, and family. Photographs and documents relating to the interview follow the transcript text.
Date: November 22, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Romero, Louis, Jr.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Betty Wildman Braswell, November 1, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Betty Jean Braswell, discussing what she remembers about growing up in Kerrville and having polio as a child, as well as information about her family and career as a teacher and business owner. Copies of photos are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: November 1, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Braswell, Betty Jean Wildman
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Button Forehand and Jerome Alexander, September 25, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Button Forehand and Jerome Alexander discussing their work as hunting guides and other information about the history of the YO Ranch where they worked for 50 years. Copies of photos are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes; Forehand, Norman & Alexander, Jerome Isaacson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Bill Jonas, October 23, 2018

Description: Edited transcript of an interview with Bill Jonas discussing his early life in Kerrville and his parents' work, his education, about his career as an FBI agent, and about his family. Copies of photos are included at the end of the transcript.
Date: October 23, 2018
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Jonas, William James, Jr.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Oral History Interview with Mark Herbner]

Description: Interview with Bishop Mark Herbner, who was a preacher in Richardson and later Dallas at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Herbner discusses growing up in Chicago, attending seminary, leading his congregation in Dallas, other pastors at the time, and his activism.
Date: September 29, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Edmund Thomassen, May 4, 1993

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Edmund Thomassen. Thomassen entered the Merchant Marine Academy in October, 1941 and completed his education in April, 1943. When Thomassen was assigned to the USS Sheridan (APA-51), Eddie Albert was one of his shipmates. He went to New Zealand and embarked Marines ahead of the Tarawa invasion and discusses the practice landings. At Tarawa, he delivered Marines to the shore in a small landing craft. He also delivered Marines to R… more
Date: May 4, 1993
Creator: Thomassen, Edmund
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Agadito Silva

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Agaito Silva. Silva was inducted into the US Army in January 1941. Trained in anti-aircraft guns at Fort Bliss, Texas he was assigned to the 200th Coast Artillery. Several months later the unit was shipped to Fort Stotsenberg, Luzon, Philippines. He describes the Japanese attack on 8 December 1941 and the serious shortages of food and medical supplies that developed. He tells of retreating to Corregidor and of being wounded … more
Date: June 12, 2003
Creator: Silva, Agadito
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with David Ellis, September 21, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with David Ellis. Ellis was born on 8 March 1918 in Big Spring, Texas and enlisted in the Army in 1936. He went to Officer Candidate School, where he was trained in intelligence. His first duty station was in Hawaii, where he was assigned to the Navy’s Central Pacific Command by mistake. Next he was sent to Okinawa as a platoon leader in the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On Okinawa, Ellis was wounded and evacuate… more
Date: September 21, 2001
Creator: Ellis, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Philip Cochran, October 21, 1975

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Philip Cochran. Cochran joined the Army Air Corps in 1936 as an aviation cadet. He flew fighters off the British aircraft carrier HMS Archer (D78) against targets in North Africa. Later in the war, he was transferred to Burma to help plan the air portion of the invasion with the First Air Commando Task Force. He was back in Europe making similar plans when the war ended.
Date: October 21, 1975
Creator: Cochran, Philip G
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Rufus Johnson, March 27, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Rufus Johnson. He begins the interview with a summary of his life. Rufus Winfield Johnson was born in Montgomery County, Maryland in 1911. He was in the ROTC at Howard University. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1934 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. In 1939 he received his LLB degree from the Howard University School of Law. He shares stories from his time working in the White House as lif… more
Date: March 27, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Johnson, Rufus
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with David Ellis, September 21, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with David Ellis. Ellis was born on 8 March 1918 in Big Spring, Texas and enlisted in the Army in 1936. He went to Officer Candidate School, where he was trained in intelligence. His first duty station was in Hawaii, where he was assigned to the Navy’s Central Pacific Command by mistake. Next he was sent to Okinawa as a platoon leader in the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On Okinawa, Ellis was wounded and evacuate… more
Date: September 21, 2001
Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Ellis, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Rufus Johnson, March 27, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Rufus Johnson. He begins the interview with a summary of his life. Rufus Winfield Johnson was born in Montgomery County, Maryland in 1911. He was in the ROTC at Howard University. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1934 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. In 1939 he received his LLB degree from the Howard University School of Law. He shares stories from his time working in the White House as lif… more
Date: March 27, 2005
Creator: Johnson, Rufus
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Dave Hollis, November 12, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Dave Hollis. Hollis joined the Army Air Forces in December 1942. He had prepared for his aviation cadet examination by taking a class at the Douglas Aircraft Company, where he worked. He received basic training and pre-flight training in Santa Ana. From there he went to Meadows Field for basic flying in the Vultee BT-13 then to Luke Field with the AT-6. Upon completion he was assigned to a B-29 crew but was rotated out due t… more
Date: November 12, 2005
Duration: 25 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Hollis, Dave
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Les Skelton, November 14, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Les Skelton. Skelton joined the military in July 1942 after being persuaded by his Polish-American college roommate to fight Nazi Germany. Being of Jewish decent and growing up in a small town with some Nazi sympathizers, Skelton was itching to fight. His training was intense, his instructors harassing him midflight to induce combat-level stress. Hoping to become a P-38 pilot, after flight training he was instead assigned to… more
Date: November 14, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Skelton, Les
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Bill Freeman, November 10, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with William Freeman. Freeman was born in Chapman, Kansas on 5 September 1922. Upon enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1942, he was sent to Maxwell Air Force Base, Georgia for basic training. He tells the various training planes he flew prior to receiving his commission. Upon graduation he was sent to Ephrata Army Air Base, Washington where he began on the job training as the co-pilot of a B-17 bomber. Freeman recalls his various… more
Date: November 10, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Freeman, Bill
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Ralph Darrow, November 12, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Ralph Darrow. Darrow joined the Army Air Forces in December of 1942. He completed Electrical Specialist School and B-29 Armament School by 1943. Darrow served with the 73rd Bombardment Wing, 500th Bombardment Group, 883rd Bombardment Squadron as a side gunner aboard a B-29. Beginning in mid-1944, they traveled to Hawaii, Kwajalein, Truk, Iwo Jima and Saipan. They completed their first combat mission against a submarine base at Tr… more
Date: November 12, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 47 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Darrow, Ralph
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Jack Schaefer, November 10, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Jack Schaefer. Schaefer was 11 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. While in high school, Schaefer worked part-time and contributed the entirety of his wages to the household. He accumulated war savings stamps, participated in bond drives, and collected scrap metal to support the war effort. His family supplemented their meat rations by raising rabbits. In 1950, he joined the Air Force, with a professional background in… more
Date: November 10, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Schaefer, Jack
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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