History

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Farming for Food

Bob Warren talks about how his family got their food during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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Lenore Farber – Family Housing in the Great Depression

Lenore Farber talks about how family had to share space during the Great Depression, any way they could. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Art Mueller

Art Mueller – Integrated Circuit

Art Mueller roomed with Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated chip which plays a huge role in calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – Breakfast with President Kennedy

Joy McAllister’s husband and some other Lockheed agents attended a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy the morning before he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ethel Gruen

Ethel Gruen – Great Depression Experiences

Ethel Gruen talks about seeing businessmen wearing their old work suits selling apples on the streets and men preaching communism during the Great Depression and how the depression impacted her family. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jeanne Gould

Jeanne Gould – Inventor of the Battery Charger

Jeanne Gould hosted a domestic exchange student whose father invented the battery charger. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Pauline Barr

Pauline Barr – First Telephone

Pauline Barr talks about the first telephone her family had. CLICK HERE to see her Short Story on her family house getting electricity and using the radio in the Great Inventions Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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Al Davis – Integration in 1960’s Football

Al Davis went to a segregated school until 1963-64 when a quarter back from the other schools recruited him.   Click HERE to see Al’s full Oral History!

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – JFK Convoy

Ito Perl was working at Texas Instruments when he saw JFK go by before the President went to Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Elsie Hayes

Elsie Hayes – Brazil Reaction to JFK

Elsie Hayes recounts the reaction in Brazil to the news of President Kennedy’s assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Harter – The Plume of an Atomic Bomb

Herb Harter was the co-pilot on the World War II B-24, Jeter Bug. He also witnessed the plume from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. 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

Wanda Pospahala

Wanda Pospahala – Milk Restrictions

Wanda Pospahala remembers how difficult the Great Depression was and how certain common goods had to be rationed in specific ways. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – Telephones

Emma Jean Layl talks about the first phones she had growing up. Party Lines were widely used at this time which is a local loop telephone circuit that is shared by multiple telephone service subscribers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Patsy Furr

Patsy Furr – Food for Stangers

Patsy Furr talks how her parents were farmers during the Great Depression and how they had to work night and day to stay in business. Later on she says she used to feed a man that wandered around her neighborhood. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reid Heller

Reid Heller – JFK

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

Allan Cantor – Bayonet

Allan Cantor speaks about his experience with military on the Kent State campus including a Bayonet being shoved in his throat and a group of M-16s being pointed at him. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Childhood Presidents

Bob Warren talks being born during Warren Harding’s presidency and President Hoover coming into office when Republicans were still seen in a negative light. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Burt Einspruch

Dr. Burt Einspruch – Medical Advancements

Dr. Burt Einspruch talks about tranquilizers and hallucinogens and safer drugs eliminated psychotherapy, insulin therapy and electroshock therapy. 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

Rosellen Utterback

Rosellen Utterback – Coal Miner

Rosellen Utterback’s father was a coal miner during the winter and farmer in the summer during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Max Edward Tonkon

Max Edward Tonkon – Jackie Kennedy’s Hat

Max Tonkon kept a hat just like Jackie Kennedy’s on his credenza. In this video he talks about the Priest involved with President Kennedy’s last rights. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite discusses his grand father whom took part in the start of Sharecropping after the Civil War. Joe also talks about his great grandfather who was a Captain in the Civil War until he was petitioned out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Renate Kahn

Renate Kahn – Eyewitness to Kristallnacht

Renate Kahn grew up in Germany where she experienced antisemitism from teachers, parents, and other kids. She was an eyewitness to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass when Jewish owned business were ransacked. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mitchell Jones

Mitchell Jones – Segregated Trolley

Mitchell Jones’s father operated a trolley during the time of segregation. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History