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Oral History Interview with Harold Salfen, February 14, 2000

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Interview with Harold Salfen, a Army Air Force WWII veteran from O'Fallon, Missouri. Salfen discusses his hometown and family background, his childhood and education, working in St. Louis, attending the University of Missouri, joining the Army Air Force and training, operating a ground radar in the European Theater, liberating Buchenwald Concentration Camp, the end of the war, and returning home. In appendix is a biography/resumé of Salfen's.
Date: February 14, 2000
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Salfen, Harold
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Abelino Alviar, March 14, 2003 transcript

Oral History Interview with Abelino Alviar, March 14, 2003

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Abelino Alviar. Alviar joined the Army in May of 1944. In early 1945, he joined the 778th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. They deployed to Le Havre, France, and traveled to Munich, Germany, arriving after the Battle of the Ardennes. Alviar provided guard duty, and served as a gunner on the half-track supporting the 1st Infantry Division as they fought into Germany. He also worked as a translator and helped transport supplies to the front line. He returned home and was discharged in May of 1946.
Date: March 14, 2003
Creator: Alviar, Abelino
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Abelino Alviar, March 14, 2003 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Abelino Alviar, March 14, 2003

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Abelino Alviar. Alviar joined the Army in May of 1944. In early 1945, he joined the 778th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. They deployed to Le Havre, France, and traveled to Munich, Germany, arriving after the Battle of the Ardennes. Alviar provided guard duty, and served as a gunner on the half-track supporting the 1st Infantry Division as they fought into Germany. He also worked as a translator and helped transport supplies to the front line. He returned home and was discharged in May of 1946.
Date: March 14, 2003
Creator: Alviar, Abelino
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Brief History of the Balzen Family in Texas (open access)

Brief History of the Balzen Family in Texas

History of the Balzen family in Texas including narratives and family charts for the various branches of the family, and anecdotes about family members, with reproductions of the family brand, maps, and other supplementary materials. The text includes a number of handwritten corrections and additions.
Date: July 14, 1982
Creator: Balzen, Richard W. & Balzen, Martha C.
Object Type: Book
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Invoice for Brenners Park Hotel Charges, September 14, 1955] (open access)

[Invoice for Brenners Park Hotel Charges, September 14, 1955]

Invoice for items sold by Brenners park Hotel, including lunch.
Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Brenners Park Hotel
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Invoice for Brenners Park Hotel Charges, September 14, 1955] (open access)

[Invoice for Brenners Park Hotel Charges, September 14, 1955]

Invoice for items sold by Brenners Park Hotel, including lunch.
Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Brenners Park Hotel
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Invoice for Brenners Park Hotel Charges, September 14, 1955] (open access)

[Invoice for Brenners Park Hotel Charges, September 14, 1955]

Invoice for items sold by Brenners Park Hotel.
Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Brenners Park Hotel
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008 (open access)

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History

Oral History Interview with Lisa Jane Lachance-Skier, March 14, 2013

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Interview with Lisa Jane Lachance-Skier, a Air Force veteran from Phoenix, Arizona. Lachance-Skier discusses growing up, participating in Junior ROTC, enlisting in the Air Force in 1976, experiences as a woman in a newly integrated Air Force, sexual harassment and assault in the military, service in England, attending ROTC and becoming an officer, her marriage, service in Germany, her work during the Gulf War, being forced out as part of a personnel drawdown, transitioning to the civilian world and her post-Air Force career, her involvement in the Grace After Fire program for assisting female veterans, problems facing female veterans and lack of support, the 2014 lifting of the combat ban on women in the US armed forces, the WASPs, and advice for servicewomen. In appendix is a summary of Lachance-Skier's USAF career, three photos of her Meritorious Service Medal certificates, and a Grace After Fire booklet.
Date: March 14, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Lachance-Skier, Lisa Jane
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, April 14, 1846] (open access)

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, April 14, 1846]

Letter from [Ludwig] Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth regarding Louis' ability to give advice and a helping hand to the colonists and recommending to him one J. C. Held, who will be arriving in advance of his family. Signed by Huth on April 14, 1846 in Neufreystaedt.
Date: April 14, 1846
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Clip: TX - Europe] captions transcript

[News Clip: TX - Europe]

Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6pm.
Date: November 14, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Kurt Brenner, July 14, 1955] (open access)

[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Kurt Brenner, July 14, 1955]

Letter from D. W. Kempner to Kurt Brenner at the Brenner's Park Hotel indicating that Kempner intends to extend his hotel reservation to about three weeks to comply with "the Doctor's orders" and still hopes that the reservation will be made for a large apartment at the hotel.
Date: July 14, 1955
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Mario Santochia, March 14, 1952] (open access)

[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Mario Santochia, March 14, 1952]

Letter from D. W. Kempner to Mario Santochia discussing about the letter received and asking to share the charges for the car, for being chauffeur during the trip.
Date: March 14, 1952
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to Kurt Brenner, January 14, 1956] (open access)

[Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to Kurt Brenner, January 14, 1956]

Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to Kurt Brenner discussing solidifying hotel reservations made at the Brenners Park Hotel.
Date: January 14, 1956
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph 2012.201.B1431.0167]

Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Eugene M. Zuckert, U.S. Air Force secretary, said Thursday the Western Allies are determined to keep the air corridors to Berlin open for military civilian traffic and without Communist controls."
Date: April 14, 1961
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Oral History Interview with George Hargens, December 14, 1985 (open access)

Oral History Interview with George Hargens, December 14, 1985

Interview with George Hargens, a former Caltex executive from San Francisco, California, to discuss his experiences working for Standard Oil during the Great Depression, his transfer to Caltex and establishment of the German market, work as a director of several oil companies, and leaving Caltex.
Date: September 14, 1985
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hargens, George
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Jefferson D. Roberts, March 14, 1973 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Jefferson D. Roberts, March 14, 1973

Interview with Jefferson D. Roberts, a businessman and an Army Air Corps veteran (339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force), concerning his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans after being shot down over Nazi Germany during World War II. Roberts discusses the shooting down of his bomber (1944), his capture and interogation near Frankfurt, Heidekruge, East Prussia (1944), a prison camp near Berlin (1944), the forced march from Nürnberg to Moosberg (1945), prison camps at Nürnberg and Barth, and his liberation.
Date: March 14, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Roberts, Jefferson D.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Harry Bradford Urey, Jr., October 14, 1999

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Transcript of an interview with Harry Bradford Urey, Jr., a mechanical engineer and Army Air Forces veteran (454th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group, 9th Air Force), concerning his experiences as a B-26 pilot in the European Theater during World War II.
Date: October 14, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Urey, Harry Bradford, Jr.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, April 22, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, April 22, 2002

Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, a paratrooper veteran of World War II, serving in Africa, Italy, and the Netherlands. Hannan answers questions regarding his service, such as the jumps he made over Italy and Holland. Also covered is his participation in liberating one of the German concentration camps.
Date: May 14, 2003
Creator: Meschede, Robert & Hannan, Gordon Patrick
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Dietrich Schlüter to Daniel W. Kempner, April 14, 1956] (open access)

[Letter from Dietrich Schlüter to Daniel W. Kempner, April 14, 1956]

Letter from Dietrich Schlüter to Mr. Kempner stating that Schlüter during Kempner's visit in September and providing an update on his family's health.
Date: April 14, 1956
Creator: Schlüter, Dietrich
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Script: Accord on Berlin] (open access)

[News Script: Accord on Berlin]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: December 14, 1971, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Berlin ceremony] (open access)

[News Script: Berlin ceremony]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: December 14, 1970, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Business] (open access)

[News Script: Business]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: January 14, 1969, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Chancellor speech and weapon sales] (open access)

[News Script: Chancellor speech and weapon sales]

Photocopy of a script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: January 14, 1970, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library