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Oral History Interview with BJ Austin, October 28, 2017

Description: Interview with BJ Austin, a former KERA radio reporter in which she discusses her 40-year broadcast journalism career. She particularly comments on the treatment of women in the newsroom and her personal experiences.
Date: October 28, 2017
Creator: Austin, B. J.; Byers, Jade & Roe, Angela
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996

Description: Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.
Date: October 6, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Scrapbook of John Briggs personal life, business and travel, 1945-1961]

Description: Scrapbook documenting the life of John Logan Briggs Jr. between 1945 and 1961, including photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, business cards, tickets, and various other documents. John Logan Briggs Jr. is the creator of "The Experience," a self-discovery workshop for the LGBT community.
Date: [1945..1961]
Creator: Briggs, John Logan, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Scrapbook of John Briggs personal life, business and travel, 1961-1965]

Description: Scrapbook documenting the life and travels of John Logan Briggs Jr. between 1961 and 1965, including photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, tickets, maps, illustrations, and various other documents. John Logan Briggs Jr. is the creator of "The Experience," a self-discovery workshop for the LGBT community.
Date: [1961..1965]
Creator: Briggs, John Logan, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History - BJ Austin

Description: This article is a short biography of radio journalist BJ Austin, describing her career and experiences with gender inequality in broadcast journalism.
Date: December 7, 2017
Creator: Byers, Jade; Deen, Francis; Talbot, Amanda & Roe, Angela
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Description: Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman of Fort Worth, Texas, who was born in New York City during the Great Depression to Jewish Polish immigrant parents. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences of World War II on the home front, including memories of D-Day, iron metal scrap drives, victory gardens, rationing, V-E and V-J Days, and what it was like being Jewish in Dallas during that time.
Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Schectman, Ethel Reisburg
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings]

Description: Miscellaneous correspondence and newspaper clippings received from citizens. Several students wrote to the Dallas Police Department and were referred to the Warren Commission's report on the assassination. Requests for signatures are also present. The newspaper clippings discuss theories regarding the killing.
Date: 1964~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Investigatory Reports on George de Mohrenschildt #1]

Description: Photocopies of a report which resulted from a confidential investigation into the background of George de Mohrenschildt. The report states that George de Mohrenschildt and his wife lived a "beatnik" lifestyle and were highly educated. An account of his credit report, arrest record, and marriage record is included. De Mohrenschildt was an acquaintance of Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife, Marina.
Date: September 3, 1964
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Investigatory Reports on George de Mohrenschildt #2]

Description: Photocopies of a report which resulted from a confidential investigation into the background of George de Mohrenschildt. The report states that George de Mohrenschildt and his wife lived a "beatnik" lifestyle and were highly educated. An account of his credit report, arrest record, and marriage record is included.
Date: September 3, 1964
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Letters from Citizens to the Dallas Police Department]

Description: A collection of letters from citizens to the Dallas Police Department. Letters regard school projects, autograph requests, and a negative regard for the Police Department's handling of the Kennedy assassination. Some letters are accompanied by carbon copies of responses by Chief J. E. Curry.
Date: [1965..1966]
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Letters Sent to Jack Ruby by Citizens]

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.
Date: 1964~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Note by 'A Friend of Oswald']

Description: A handwritten note which reads: "Chief of Police, Dallas, Texas. The Warren Report is wrong 4 people were used to eliminte [sic] Kennedy 1 is dead - 3 live - Johnson knows 3 more 1eft to go. - A friend of Lee Oswald."
Date: October 26, 1964
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
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[Oral history interview with Michael Cline]

Description: An oral history with actor and playwright Michael Turner Cline who was an eyewitness to the 1979 Village Station raid in Dallas. Other topics discussed include Cline's upbringing in Highland Park, his family members, and his entertainment career in New York City and Los Angeles. Dr. Wesley Phelps provides background information on anti-gay discrimination in Dallas and Fort Worth. The interview was recorded with Zoom teleconferencing software.
Date: January 8, 2021
Duration: 48 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Gieringer, Morgan Davis; Cline, Michael & Phelps, Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Pyrotechnic Device.

Description: Patent for a firework called a crazy cracker, which prevents accidental ignition from friction by covering the firework in a wood pulp covering.
Date: November 3, 1908
Creator: Graber, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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