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Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for improvements to the cutting mechanism in cotton compresses to "provide positive and reliable means for severing the full-grown or completed bale from the remaining column of compressed material and yieldingly supporting the said remaining column of compressed material under pressure to permit the baling operation to continue" (lines 21-27).
Date: March 26, 1900
Creator: Griffin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Verein-Staaten von Nord-America : mit Ausnahme Florida's und der westlichen territorien.

Description: Map shows states, cities and towns, canals, railroads, major roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the eastern half of the United States and upper Florida to the western territories. Includes legend and notes. Inset: "Südl. Haupt-Theil von Texas." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:6,350,000].
Date: 1865
Creator: Stülpnagel, F. von
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[News Clip: DTN funeral]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story by reporter Jeff Eliasoph about a funeral for two young boys murdered by their father, Roy Irwin Abbott, Sr. in Biddeford, Maine This story aired at 6pm.
Date: November 25, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Guinn Rasbury, April 30, 2004

Description: Interview with Guinn Rasbury, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses joining the Marines, being part of the invasion force at Florida and Tulagi Islands, having multiple malaria attacks, being transferred to Maine to cure his malaria, being transferred around the United States, and finally returning to the Pacific theater. He explains how being sick with malaria and getting bumped from a plane ride home saved his life. He shares anecdotes about sounding "Taps" at a memorial service for President Roosevelt and being chairman of the Second Marine Division Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee.
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Graham, Eddie & Rasbury, Guinn
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Lecture by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield]

Description: Lecture featuring Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. They discuss their history together and how the company first established itself and grew to what it is today. Covered are their original business plans, stumbling blocks they faced and their solutions to those problems, and how they redefined the idea of business as a force for change. At the end is a presentation video, speech, and pledge from their "Stamp Stampede" campaign against big corporations' involvement in politics.
Date: April 9, 2015
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Jack and Frances Real Stevens, January 31, 2001

Description: Interview with Jack and Frances Real Stevens, a ranching and former Navy couple from Kerrville, Texas. The couple describes their individual childhoods, growing up in town and on a ranch, as well as their travels around the world. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens also discuss their involvement with the Kerrville community. The interview includes a history of the Kerrville German Dance Club, on pages 2-4.
Date: January 31, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Stevens, Jack & Stevens, Frances Real
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission