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Oral History Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, October 2, 1979

Description: Interview with Bessie Jane Kilgore Busch, a resident of Cedar Bayou, Texas circa 1900-1925. Busch details her childhood and early life in Cedar Bayou as well as the oil boom and early days of Baytown, Texas.
Date: October 2, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Busch, Bessie Jane Kilgore
Partner: Lee College

Retrieval of Date in Oral History Collections

Description: Sound recording of Allan Meckler and Ann Travis giving speeches on the topic of Retrieval of Date in Oral History Collections during the 8th Annual Oral History Association Colloquium at the John F. Kennedy Library in Columbia Point, Boston.
Date: November 2, 1973
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Role of Interviews in Documenting White House Decisions

Description: Sound recording of Dann Fenn, Jr., Joe Frantz, Henry Graff, James Hagerty, Richard Kirkendall, and Robert Weaver speaking under the topic of the role of interviews in documenting white house decisions. Recorded during the 8th Annual Oral History Colloquium at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts.
Date: November 2, 1973
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Use of Oral History in Dramatic Audiovisual Productions

Description: Sound recording of William Weaver from the National Park Service - Pendleton Woods, Oklahoma Living legends Program speaking during the Oral History Association Eighth Annual Colloquium.
Date: November 2, 1973
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, May 2, 2006

Description: Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. LeBow joined the navy in 1943 and went from Lubbock, Texas to San Diego for recruit training. He shipped out to Pearl Harbor aboard an LST from San Francisco. At Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to a work detail aboard the USS Oklahoma, which had just been righted. Shortly thereafter, he boarded the USS Indianapolis to serve as a range finder operator on one of the gun turrets. Upon leaving Hawaii, the Indianapolis went to Tarawa and then the Marshall Islands. LeBow witnessed Japanese civilian suicides on Saipan. He also witnessed the flag-raising on Iwo Jima from his range finder position aboard the ship. LeBow describes being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa. He also discusses delivering atomic bomb components to Tinian and being torpedoed on the way to the Philippines. He describes abandoning the ship and spending five days in the water, including his faith in God, hallucinations, rescue, and his recovery.
Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Lebow, Cleatus A.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Larry Aldrich, December 2, 2003

Description: Interview with Larry Aldrich, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in England during the Iraqi war. Aldrich describes his experiences when he enlisted including his training and work as a guard at a nuclear weapons storage facility and later, overseas at RAF Lakenheath.
Date: December 2, 2003
Creator: Thibodaux, Dana & Aldrich, Larry
Partner: Lee College