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Connie Rudick

Connie Rudick – College Tuition

Connie Rudick talks about how college tuition has changed since her years at UT. CLICK HERE to see Connie’s Short Story on Ann Richards in the Famous or Notorious People Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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John Niland – Mafia

John Niland met with the son of an infamous Mafia boss who later did his friend a favor. CLICK HERE to see John’s Short Story on how pro-football athletes are remembered in the Professional Sports Category! CLICK HERE to see John’s Short Story on his career with the Dallas Cowboys in the Professional Sports Category! CLICK…

Bill Ragan – Partying with Frank Sinatra & Moving Nat King Cole

Bill Ragan and his band were invited to a party hosted by Frank Sinatra and witnesses Nat King Cole being moved from a trailer into a pent house. Click Here to see Bill’s full Oral History Click Here to see Bill talk about his band The Tri Lads

Reid Heller

Reid Heller – JFK

Reid Heller remembers the Kennedy assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Nita Mae Tannebaum

Nita Mae Tannebaum – JFK Campaign

Nita Mae Tannebaum campaigned hard for President Kennedy’s election and recalls the day he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jude Parola – Train Hopping

Jude Parola and her friends, as kids, would jump on and ride trains for fun. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – Starting the Dallas Gay-Straight Alliance

June Sachs’ father helped start the Dallas Gay-Straight Alliance. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

George Vines – Testing the First Rounds of Penicillin

George Vine’s life was saved by one of the first doses of a drug that is now considered commonplace. CLICK HERE to watch the full Documentary

Jim O'Neill

Jim O’Neill – Meeting Senator JFK

Jim O’Neill recounts meeting President Kennedy when he was still a US Senator, and then later reacting to his assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – JFK Motorcade

June Sachs watched President Kennedy’s motorcade travel from the airport to downtown Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Adopted During Vietnam War

Christina Waller talks about the conditions of the orphanage she lived in as a young child. She tells the story of how she was adopted by an American family from Vietnam during the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Cornelia Cavner

Cornelia Cavner – Indian Attacks

Cornelia Cavner’s mother’s family was spread out because of Indian attacks. She talks about the story her grandmother told her about her family being kind to the Native’s so they marked her house so they were safe during the raid. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Zona Pidgeon

Zona Pidgeon – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Zona Pidgeon’s grandfather owned a business right near where St. Valentine’s Day Massacre occurred. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Hoxie

Herb Hoxie – Scary FBI Moments

Herb Hoxie talks about some scary moments as an FBI agent. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

John Skinner

John Skinner – Chief Chemist at Koch Industries

John Skinner was the Chief Chemist for Koch Industries. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Betty London

Betty London – Father Hired Pretty Boy Floyd

Betty London’s father hired bandits like Pretty Boy Floyd to construct roads in Cook County, OK in 1935 CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Theresa Tinghitella

Theresa Tinghitella – Boyfriend Expectations

Theresa Tinghitella talks about how hard it was to find a boyfriend that would meet her mother’s expectations. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – President Roosevelt

June Sachs’ father welcomed President Roosevelt to their hometown of Wichita Falls. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Edna Purcell Bridges

Edna Purcell Bridges – Lost Drawing Book

Edna Purcell Bridges talks about her husband’s drawing book that he left at the camp, where he was a POW in World War II. The book miraculously made it’s way back to her thanks to a reporter from the Daily Mail. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris – Impact of JFK’s Assassination

Paul talks about the impact JFK’s assassination had on his life, including being asked for a comment by a young reporter from Boston. CLICK HERE to see Paul’s full Oral History!