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Kangaroo Postcard

Description: Postcard with a felt kangaroo pasted onto a paper card. A gradient was applied to the card, transitioning from purple to blue. The card reads "Hearty Greeting. From the land of the Wattle and Kangaroo, Come heartfelt wishes, warm and true; May happiness each year increase, And future days roll on in peace." An inscription underneath the felt kangaroo reads "The Australian Kangaroo." A letter written in Spanish is addressed to Sabino Gomez in Chicago Illinois, from A. Guzmani in Sydney Australia.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Jose A. Alcala]

Description: Portrait of Jose A. Alcala wearing his military uniform. The bottom of the photograph has details of his role, birth and death dates, and places: "Organization ATC, Born in Sweetwater, Texas 1921 Killed in Sydney, Australia 1945."
Date: unknown
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

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

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 William F. Graham, March 24, 2001

Description: Interview with Bill Graham, a Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing joining the Navy and becoming a corpsman, then being transferred to the 2nd Marine Division after the Pearl Harbor attack. He also talks being in the first wave on Guadalcanal and various things that happened during the six months there, as well as contracting a severe strain of malaria, getting shipped back to the States and stationed near his home in Fort Worth, then returning to training in Virginia to prepare for an invasion of Japan.
Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Smith, Ned A. & Graham, William F.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[News Script: Apollo 14]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the recovery of astronauts from the Apollo 14 missions.
Date: February 9, 1971, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters Sent to Jack Ruby at Dallas County Jail]

Description: Poor quality photocopies of letters which were sent to Jack Ruby during his time at Dallas County Jail. The letters were written by citizens, many of whom express an interest in his well-being and spirituality. Newspaper clippings are included.
Date: 1964~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Postcard of Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House]

Description: Postcard of the iconic Sydney opera house with a blue-lit bridge in the background against a dark night sky. On the back, water damage obscures some of the writing, but what is legible reads as the following - "had a truly delightful trip [...] country [...] people in [...] a wildlife [...] daughters. [...] etc. Past [...] Canberry. Mrs. E. E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont Texas 77702 USA."
Date: unknown
Creator: Murfett Pty. Ltd.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[News Script: Bomb claim]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about a gang claim that a bomb had been planted on a Australian Airliner.
Date: May 26, 1971, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News summary]

Description: A photocopy of a script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about murders in California, the death of Kenneth Royall, and a bomb threat to an Australian airline.
Date: May 26, 1971, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with David Braden, September 30, 2000

Description: Interview with David Braden, a member of the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He discusses his training in the U.S. to become a navigator; his deployment to Saipan with the 870th Squadron, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing; initial attacks on Tokyo in a B-29 bomber at high altitude (during which the jet stream interfered with the bombing raids); a low-altitude fire-bombing mission over Tokyo in March, 1945; living conditions on base at Saipan; a mission in which the B-29 he was on ditched in the ocean and his subsequent rescue; Victory in Europe (V-E) Day on Saipan; completing 35 missions; and going home.
Date: September 30, 2000
Creator: Johnson, Kep & Braden, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Photograph of Chuck Allen and George Walker]

Description: Photograph of Chuck Allen and George Walker standing outdoors in front of a military tent. Both men are wearing military uniforms. There are tall trees in behind the tent. Handwritten text on the back reads, "George Walker & me on Guadalcanal circa late '43 or early '44. He was a B24 Nose Gunner flying over of Carney Field. He is/was a chiropractor in Arlington. May still be around. If you find him, let me know, I would like to visit him."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum