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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

[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, December 1, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, on December 1, 1836, impressing upon him the necessity for a newspaper that is sympathetic to the Texan cause, and asking that Austin help to revive the Correo Atlántico in New Orleans.
Date: December 1, 1836
Creator: Fisher, George
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Mark F. Heller to Daniel W. Kempner, March 27, 1951]

Description: Letter from Mark F. Heller to Daniel W. Kempner discussing how Diconto Bank cannot unblock the account in Nussbaum and Lighters name and transfer it into the care of H. Kempner until they receive legal proof of the transfer approval by the previous account holders. Mr. heller also addresses what can be done with the money after it has been unblocked, either invest in some German industry or obtaining a license to convert the German currency into U.S.. Mr. Heller also informs Mr. Kempner that wh… more
Date: March 27, 1951
Creator: Heller, Mark F.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to Mark F. Heller, March 22, 1951]

Description: Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to Mark F. Heller discussing a letter from A. Zuelow and Company about a blocked account with Disconto Bank, Bremen, with several Marks locked in it and addressed to the wrong name. Mr. Kempner mentions that he has asked for action to be taken on the account to no avail and urges Mr. Heller to do an investigation.
Date: February 22, 1951
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Partner: Rosenberg Library

Oral History Interview with Edward Nielsen, August 23, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Edward Nielsen from Medaryville, Indiana. He discusses undergoing Amry training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, before being assigned as B Company of the 69th Army Regiment at Fort Knox as a private. Afterwards he got lucky and was assigned to drive a truck from Louisiana to North Carolina, Mr. Nielsen describes this as the best job he ever had in the Army. After Pearl Harbor he is transferred to the 1st Armored Division and Regimen… more
Date: August 23, 2001
Creator: Nielsen, Edward
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Edward Nielsen, August 23, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Edward Nielsen from Medaryville, Indiana. He discusses undergoing Amry training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, before being assigned as B Company of the 69th Army Regiment at Fort Knox as a private. Afterwards he got lucky and was assigned to drive a truck from Louisiana to North Carolina, Mr. Nielsen describes this as the best job he ever had in the Army. After Pearl Harbor he is transferred to the 1st Armored Division and Regimen… more
Date: August 23, 2001
Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Nielsen, Edward
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Alan Pilot, August 10, 2010

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Alan Pilot. Pilot joined the Army in January 1943 and received basic training at Camp Howze. He received further training in Louisiana for the European Theater and then in California for the Pacific Theater. In January he left for Camp Old Gold at La Havre, where he served as a combat medic, supporting Companies E, G, and H of the 343rd Infantry, 86th Division. His unit relieved the 8th Division and fought in Cologne, where … more
Date: August 10, 2010
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Pilot, Alan
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Alan Pilot, August 10, 2010

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Alan Pilot. Pilot joined the Army in January 1943 and received basic training at Camp Howze. He received further training in Louisiana for the European Theater and then in California for the Pacific Theater. In January he left for Camp Old Gold at La Havre, where he served as a combat medic, supporting Companies E, G, and H of the 343rd Infantry, 86th Division. His unit relieved the 8th Division and fought in Cologne, where … more
Date: August 10, 2010
Creator: Pilot, Alan
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Albert Lawrence Wile, January 31, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Albert Lawrence Wile. Wile joined the Army in 1943. He completed Cook School, and worked as a cook at Fort Meade and Fort Eustis. In late 1944, he traveled to Cherbourg, France and Belgium, working with the 1591st Labor Supervision Company. He assisted with coordinating German companies in cleaning up after the war, rebuilding roads and picking up artillery shells. Wile continued in the Army after the war, completing 30 years of … more
Date: January 31, 2015
Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: Wile, Albert Lawrence
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Albert Lawrence Wile, January 31, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Albert Lawrence Wile. Wile joined the Army in 1943. He completed Cook School, and worked as a cook at Fort Meade and Fort Eustis. In late 1944, he traveled to Cherbourg, France and Belgium, working with the 1591st Labor Supervision Company. He assisted with coordinating German companies in cleaning up after the war, rebuilding roads and picking up artillery shells. Wile continued in the Army after the war, completing 30 years of … more
Date: January 31, 2015
Creator: Wile, Albert Lawrence
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Robert Lee Mosty, March 9, 1998

Description: Interview with Robert Lee Mosty, World War II veteran and owner/operator of a plant nursery in Center Point, Texas. Mr. Mosty tells stories from his service in WWII, including how his unit was one of the first to meet liberated prisoners of war, as well as how he was wounded and taken prisoner. He also discusses studying at A&M, his work for the National Park Service, and running a plant nursery in the 1920s.
Date: March 9, 1998
Creator: Witt, Gerald & Mosty, Robert Lee
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission
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