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

JFK

President Kennedy Compilation

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Charlene Mallory Turner – Hangings in the 1930’s

Charlene describes what happened when she was forced to view hanging bodies in her town of Oxman, Mississippi. Click HERE to watch Charlene’s Featured Short about what life was like when your mother owned a one room school house in the 1930’s. Click HERE to watch Cherlene’s full Oral History

Tony Berry – Overcoming Segregation

Tony Berry talks about growing up with everything being segregated, from movie theaters and water fountains to hospitals and cemeteries. He remembers having to order his food with his mom and leave the store since they were not allowed to sit in the many empty seats. Growing up segregated gave him an inferiority complex and…

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer – Tales of the Great Depression

Larry Kramer’s father, who worked as a book keeper in New York City, told him stories about the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Repp

Jack Repp – Nazi Hunter

Jack Repp survived unbelievable conditions for 6 years in Nazi Concentration Camps. He was forced to walk 12 hours a day, he had all his teeth pulled out, and was forced to burn piles of live people. After his release, he went to work for the US Secret Service as a Nazi Hunter. CLICK HERE…

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – Next Door Neighbor Nixon

Colonel Bob Bullock and his family lived next door to the Congressman Richard Nixon, who later became President. CLICK HERE to see Bob’s Short Story on losing his house during The Great Depression in The Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on when he flew actress Martha Rae on a tour to…

Phyllis Somer

Phyllis Somer – Eyeglasses Assembly Line

Phyllis Somer’s father pioneered the assembly line production of prescription eyeglasses. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Duane Landa

Duane Landa – Technology Since Apollo Missions

Duane talks about how much technology has changed since the Apollo Missions, and compares it to his service in the space program. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Romanik

David Romanik – Life During the Great Depression

David Romanik recalls how different life used to be during the Great Depression. He talks about using cardboard pieces he found as soles for his shoes, eating others’ scraps, and living in the barber shop his dad worked at. 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

George Field

George Field – Car Air Conditioning

George Field remembers his first car in Uvalde, TX that had an aftermarket air conditioner. He also talks about his unsuccessful attempts at providing air conditioning in his family’s car. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ann Kahn

Ann Kahn – Dallas Native in Conneticut

Ann Kahn was a proud Dallas native living in Connecticut when President Kennedy was assassinated; and she felt the backlash from the event. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

SueAnne Painter

Sue Anne Painter – JFK On The News

  Sue Anne Painter describes seeing coverage of JFK’s assassination live on TV and the end of World War II. CLICK HERE to see her Short Story about the Ford Model T, in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Irwin Grossman

Irwin Grossman – After JFK’s Assassination

Irwin Grossman received the cold shoulder when he said he was from Dallas after the assassination of JFK. 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…

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

Kimberly Archie – Differences in Perspectives

Kimberly Archie talks about some of the struggles her father faced while serving in the military including racial segregation among the troops. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

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.

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – Cousins Nearly Escaped The Holocaust

Sol shares how his cousins went to Switzerland in the summers and almost made it to the United States at the beginning of World War II, but ultimately ended up in Auschwitz. 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…

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 see her Short Story about watching JFK’s assassination live on TV in the Kennedy Presidency & the 60s/70s Category! CLICK HERE…

Desmond Fuller

Desmond Fuller – Childhood During The Great Depression

Desmond Fuller talks about his difficult childhood during the Great Depression. 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

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

Bill Binder

Bill Binder – Father Worked with Thomas Edison

Bill Binder’s father invented the blender and worked with Thomas Edison. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History