History

Patsy Furr

Patsy Furr – Food for Stangers

Patsy Furr talks about how she used to feed a man that wandered around her neighborhood. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – Breakfast with President Kennedy

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

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – Growing Up During the Great Depression

Emma Jean Layl talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – President Roosevelt

June Sachs’ father welcomed President Roosevelt to their hometown. 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

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

Reverend Wilson Canafax

Wilson Canafax – First soldier in Buchenwald

Reverend Wilson Canafax was a chaplain with the US Army at the end of the war in Germany, and was the first US soldier to enter the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. 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

Glenn Ison – Witnessing a Hydrogen Bomb Explosion

Glenn Ison witnessed a 6.9 megaton hydrogen Bomb explosion from a distance of 25 miles and an altitude of 20,000 feet. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Michael Gundy

Michael Gundy – Bush Inauguration

Michael Gundy went to President George W. Bush’s Inauguration and visited the White House 5 other times. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donald Halsey

Donald Halsey – Nixon’s Plane

  Donald Halsey designed the interior of President Nixon’s airplane, in Air Force 1. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Lambert

Raymond Lambert – JFK and Dallas

Raymond Lambert talks about President Kennedy’s assassination and the effect it had on Dallas. 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

Bill Ragan – Glider

CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History. Bill’s father built a working glider himself shortly after Wilbur and Orville!

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite relates the story of his great grandfather during and after the Civil War, including the start of sharecropping. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral 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

Marna Brown

Marna Brown – Secret Service Agent Clint Hill

Marna Brown’s brother was friends with the Secret Service Agent, Clint Hill, who jumped onto the back of President Kennedy’s limousine when he was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins – Greatest Invention of His Time

  Tom Watkins considers the self starter in an automobile to be the most remarkable invention of his lifetime. 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 and then went to work for the US Secret Service as a Nazi Hunter. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Auschwitz Survivor and Death March

Margaret Hopkovitz was part of the prisoner group that left Auschwitz in 1941 and went on a Death March en-route to other concentration camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dottie Winchester

Dottie Winchester – Married to an Auschwitz Liberator

Dottie Winchester’s husband, Rush, was a Liberator of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and her relatives lives in East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. 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. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Renate Kahn

Renate Kahn – Eyewitness to Kristallnacht

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

Orville Rogers

Orville Rogers – On 24/7 Call to Drop an Atomic Bomb in Moscow

As a Strategic Command pilot Orville’s assignment was to drop a nuclear bomb on Moscow if war broke out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charlene Mallory Turner – Hangings in the 1930’s

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