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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

Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Description: Interview with Jerell E. Crow. He entered the Coast Guard in 1940 and trained in Florida and New York City. He served aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) when those ships were first introduced. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Neville Island Shipyard operated by the Dravo Corporation as part of a crew that brought an LST down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. From there, the crew practiced operations at Biloxi, Mississippi. Eventually, Crow travelled to San Diego aboard the LST through the Panama Canal. From there, he went to Guadalcanal and unloaded tanks. Eventually, his ship was hit at Saipan and he was wounded. He also served aboard an LST during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Afterwards, Crow's LST was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender. He visited Hiroshima while on occupation duty after the atomic bomb was dropped. Eventually, his LST made its way back to San Francisco where he was discharged.
Date: August 24, 2002
Creator: Rabalais, Larry & Crow, Jerell E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Robert and Dalene Reagan, August 28, 2001

Description: Interview with Robert Reagan and his wife, Dalene Comparette Reagan, a couple with strong local historical family roots, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Reagan delves into the history of Kerrville Telephone Company, which was co-founded by her great-grandfather, Dale Comparette. Mr. Reagan discusses his family history, including his connection to Admiral Chester Nimitz. The couple also talk about their childhood memories of Kerrville while it was still a small town.
Date: August 28, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Reagan, Robert & Reagan, Dalene Comparette
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[News Clip: Coping]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: August 28, 1993, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Memorandum from Ruben Bonilla Jr. - 1979-08-29]

Description: Memorandum from Ruben Bonilla Jr., League of United Latin American Citizens National President, dated August 29, 1979, and directed to "Members, National Executive Board and Appointed Officers." The memo is regarding the appointments of State Directors for the State of Louisiana and the State of Connecticut.
Date: August 29, 1979
Creator: Bonilla, Ruben, Jr.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Alan Cranston to Charlyne Creger, August 12, 1977]

Description: Letter from Alan Cranston to Charlyne Creger explaining that he recognizes the services provided by the Women Airforce Service Pilots(U.S.) during World War II. He also states that the U.S. Senate is working with the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Veterans Affairs to extend the benefits held by veterans to WASPs as well.
Date: August 12, 1977
Creator: Cranston, Alan, 1914-2000
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[News Script: 6PM Sports]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story giving the daily sports highlights.
Date: August 18, 1972, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Nix]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the head of the Dixie Mafia, Kirksey McCord Nix Jr, failing in an appeal bid in New Orleans.
Date: August 5, 1972, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Desco]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: August 2, 1972, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections