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Basic problems in oral history, 1969

Description: Sound recording of a meeting during the Fourth Annual National Colloquium of the Oral History Association held at the Airlie House in Virginia and led by Louis Starr.
Date: November 8, 1969
Creator: Oral History Association
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Can Film Complement Oral History Interviews]

Description: Sound recording of a man giving a speech under the topic "Can Film Complement Oral History Interviews" before the showing of a film titled "The Speech Belonged to the People" at an Oral History Association event.
Date: November 8, 1969
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Recordings of Sessions from the 4th Annual Oral History Colloquium]

Description: Sound recording of sessions from the Fourth Annual Oral History Association Colloquium at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia. Tape includes the morning and afternoon sessions on November 8th, 1969.
Date: November 8, 1969
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[James Bennett Speaks at the Menger Hotel]

Description: Sound recording of James Bennett giving a talk at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: October 8, 1982
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Burton Alvin Fowler, Jr., May 8, 2002

Description: Interview with Burton Alvin Fowler, Jr., a Sergeant in the united States Army during the Vietnam War. Fowler answers questions and elaborates about his experiences during training prior to being sent to Vietnam as well as memories he has of fighting the war and the opinions he brought back with him.
Date: May 8, 2002
Creator: Espinoza, Joni & Fowler, Burton Alvin, Jr.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Alan W. Saunders, October 8, 2004

Description: Interview with Alan W. "Buck" Saunders, a pilot during World War II. He discusses joining the Army Air Corps, becoming an airplane mechanic, and going to flight school for pilot training. He was stationed in India and flew supplies into China over the Himalayas (known by pilots as "the Hump"). In China, he traded items such as jewelry or opium for information on Japanese troop placements in Burma. He also discusses his meetings with native Burmese and talks about later experiences he had after the war and during the Vietnam War.
Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Saunders, Alan W.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James F. Sansom, October 8, 2004

Description: Interview with James F. Sansom, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Sansom joined the Army in 1940 and began training on anti-aircraft guns in Florida. He was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1942. He was assigned to the 843rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Air Warning Battalion, which made its way to India via the Panama Canal and Australia. Shortly after reaching Calcutta, the unit moved to Myitkyina, Burma. After the war, Sansom was assigned to Sagumo Prison outside Tokyo where Japanese war criminals were being held while on trial for war crimes. He describes some of the routines and residents in the prison. Sansom taught Hideki Tojo how to play card games like gin rummy. Sansom also describes the process of executing convicted prisoners as he carried out some sentences. In all, he executed nine convicted war criminals.
Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Sansom, James F.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation