Description: Video recording of an interview with James J. Muro, Acting Vice President for Development at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). The interview takes place in what appears to Muro's office on the UNT campus. Muro, a native of Pennsylvania, discusses his upbringing, his family and the demographics of his hometown, which had a large immigrant population of Slovaks, Poles, and Italians. Muro's father emigrated from Sicily, Italy at the age of 5 or 6. His mother, the daughter of immigrants, was of partial Italian heritage. Muro's father worked as a coal miner and instilled a strong work ethic in his son. Muro talks about discrimination related to his identity as an Italian Catholic that he experienced on the East Coast. He claims he not experience any discrimination when he moved to Texas. Before the interview begins, there are brief scenes of the UNT campus, including Fouts Field.
Creator: Marino, Samuel J. & Muro, James J.
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections