History

Steve Cotton

Steve Cotton – President Reagan

Steve Cotton was working on Capitol Hill the day President Reagan was shot. 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

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

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

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

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – Child Care

Richard Aston gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch as Richard’s Short Story about going to the Movie Theater to watch Newsreels during WWII, in the WWII – Europe and at Home category! CLICK HERE to watch Richard’s Short Story about how automation…

Ormand & Eve Knowles – Working for Mrs. Roosevelt

Ormand tells his story about how he used to work for a dry cleaning service and would personally deliver Mrs. Roosevelt her dresses. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Robert “Bob” Applebaum – Holocaust Losses

Bob Applebaum’s mother and father survived Auschwitz, but most of his aunts and uncles did not. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – Trip to America

Sol talks about his trip from Hamburg to the United States during The Holocaust and how he and his brother would provide entertainment to the passengers to keep things light. CLICK HERE to see Sol’s Short Story on the Nazi’s first target in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how his…

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

Art Mueller

Art Mueller – Invention of the 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 see Art’s Short Story on his experience with Top Secret missions in the Navy in the Korean War Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to see Arthur “Art” Mueller’s Short…

Jerry Kasten

Jerry Kasten – Interviewing LBJ

Jerry Kasten attempted to interview Senator Lyndon Johnson and US House Speaker Sam Rayburn. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – George Bush Before he Became a President

Bill Prindible recalls the time he met George Bush during his time working at a drone company called Zapata prior to becoming President of the United States. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Janet Hershman

Janet Hershman – JFK

Janet Hershman recalls learning that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ty Bronchetti

Ty Bronchetti – Nixon Resignation

Ty Bronchetti remembers the day President Nixon resigned. 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

Rex Crowell

Rex Crowell – Banks of the Great Depression

Rex Crowell talks about what happened to the banks during the Great Depression and how they affected his father. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Hurles Scales

Hurles Scales – Forced Integration

Hurles Scales was attending Amarillo High School a year before forced integration. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Conger

Bob Conger – Great Inventions Throughout Life

Bob Conger talks about his first indoor toilet, running water, his first TV in college, and more. CLICK HERE to see Bob’s Short Story about his dad’s work as an “Ice Man” in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Redden – JFK and 9/11

Rick talks about being the new kid in school right after the Kennedy assassination, seeing Lee Harvey Oswald’s killing live on TV, and how he remembers 9/11. CLICK HERE to see Rick’s full Oral History! CLICK HERE to see Rick’s Oral History discussing the meaning of Service and Sacrifice to our nation.

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Corner Stores

Gigi McWhirter talks about the difference in prices during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Farming for Food During Great Depression

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

Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb Compilation

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Jeremy Butler – Michelle Obama

Jeremy Butler discusses his wife working for First Lady Michelle Obama and meeting President Obama.   CLICK HERE to see Jeremy’s Short Story about being deployed to the Middle East right before the decision to invade Iraq! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about living through the COVID-19 Pandemic! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on…

George Alexander

George Alexander – Atomic Weapon Tests

George Alexander talks about how he felt during atomic weapon tests. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History