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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!

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

Margery Nudelman Karpel

Margery Nudelman Karpel – 1950’s Segregation

Margey Karpel first witnessed segregation in the early 1950’s as a new bride in Dallas, TX. 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

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – First TV

Marylyn Andrews recalls some of the technological advancements of her time including her first television and a capacitor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Stanley Feld

Dr. Stanley Feld – JFK Shooting News

Dr. Stanley Feld was working with a 28 year old heart attack victim when he heard about President Kennedy being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mimi Arnoff

Mimi Aronoff – Jack Ruby

Mimi Arnoff saw Jack Ruby on the day that President Kennedy was shot. A couple of days later, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Ragan – Building a Glider in 1930

Bill’s father, an engineer, built a working glider himself shortly after Wilbur and Orville in 1930.   CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

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

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

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

Merle Hacker

Merle Hacker – Family War History

Merle Hacker’s mother’s father was in the Russia-China War, her grandmother, her aunt, and uncle suffered in the Holocaust. Her father and his brothers later built a chain of supermarkets. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

George Paul Rollin

George Paul Rollin – Meeting Martin Luther King Jr.

George Rollin talks about the time he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – President JFK and Roosevelt

Bill Prindible was abroad during the assassination of JFK and then he recalls where he was when he learned that President Roosevelt died. 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

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

Melvin Waters

Melvin Waters – Bergen Belsen Liberator

Melvin Waters was one of the first liberators to arrive at the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Myron Ball

Myron Ball – First use of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Myron Ball talks about using electric waves on patients as an anti-inflammatory before Butazolidin came out. 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

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

Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs – Father’s Story

Mark Jacobs relates his father’s story of surviving the Holocaust. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Allan Cantor – Kent State Shooting of 1970

Allan Cantor speaks about how he was supposed to go on a blind date with one of the four students who were shot at Kent State. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Greatest Inventions

Raymond sums up his life through great inventions. CLICK HERE to see Raymond’s Short Story where he shares a scary moment in WWII in our Short Story WWII-Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his family struggles during The Great Depression in The Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to see his…

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