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John Gould

John Gould – Pianist for Silent Films

John Gould’s mother played the piano at a local theatre to accompany silent movies. He also talks about twice a day mail deliveries. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jay Fichtner

Jay Fichtner – Grandmother’s Coffee

Jay Fichtner talks about his memories of his grandmother and the unique way she took her coffee. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky – Woody Allen

Stephen Tobolowsky talks about how fickle Hollywood can be and talks about a time Woody Allen wanted him for a movie. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Allan Cantor – Bayonet

Allan Cantor speaks about his experience with military on the Kent State campus. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Allen Mondell

Allen Mondell – AE: Peace Corp

  Allen Mondell was an early member of the Peace Corp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gloria Mazer Quinlan

Gloria Mazer Quinlan – Marx Brothers

Gloria Mazer Quinlan was a dancer for the USO, and was discovered by one of the Marx Brothers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

James May MD

Dr. James May – Delivering Babies

Dr. James May delivered more than 5,000 babies, and once got a surprise. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Julius Red Coleman

Julius “Red” Coleman – Many Presidents

Julius “Red” Coleman talks about the many Presidents that he knew. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ed Thracker – Post College

  Ed Thracker talks about how he graduated college at age 35 with a family. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Adopted During Vietnam War

  Christina 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.

Lottie Clariday

Lottie Clariday – Treasures

Lottie Clariday’s mother had three things that she treasured. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Velda Carr Skinner

Velda Carr Skinner – American Airlines

Velda Carr Skinner began flying as a stewardess for American Airlines in 1963. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bernie Dworkin

Bernie Dworkin – First Date

  Bernie Dworkin talks about how he met his to-be wife. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History  

Sarah Yarrin

Sarah Yarrin – Doctor for Kennedy

Sarah Yarrin and her husband were in a doctor’s office when the nurse informed the doctor he was needed to attend to President Kennedy who had just been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Wesley VanPelt

Wesley “Wes” VanPelt – Premature Birth

Wes VanPelt was born prematurely and weighed 3 pounds at birth. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bert Kraft Drums

Bert Kraft – Still Playing Drums

Bert Kraft, a WWII navy war veteran, has an incredible talent. He plays the drums and can even play the evolution of music. CLICK HERE to see his Round Table discussion over WWII.

George Tiegs

George Tiegs – Radio Shows

George Tiegs believes he had more fun listening to the radio as a child using his imagination than children do today watching TV. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Texas Back Institute

  Co-founders of the world renowned Texas Back Institute, Dr. Ralph Rashbaum M.D., Dr. Stephen Hochschuler M.D. and Dr. Richard Guyer M.D., share their history, and discuss modern and future technology.

Lynn Heffler

Lynn Heffler – TV’s and Cell Phones

Lynn Heffler recalls her family’s first television and the first time she saw a cell phone. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Anna Margaret Kazee McClanahan – Hospital Bill

Anna McClanahan’s hospital bill was $5.25 for the birth of each of her children. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History