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APEC - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Free Trade and Other Issues (open access)

APEC - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Free Trade and Other Issues

As a result of an initiative by Australia in 1989, the United States joined with eleven other Asia/Pacific nations in creating APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation organization. This report discusses the annual Ministerial Meeting of APEC in Seattle, held from November 17 - 19, 1993.
Date: November 10, 1993
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
APEC and Free Trade in the Asia Pacific (open access)

APEC and Free Trade in the Asia Pacific

This report discusses the summit held by President Bill Clinton and other leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on November 19, 1995. The report discusses the primary reason for the summit, an Action Agenda intended to lead to free and open trade and investment among its members. The report also discusses how APEC countries were divided on certain issues going into this summit.
Date: November 14, 1995
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 291st week of the war, 173rd week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Isolate Ruhr; Vienna Threatened; Ryukyus Invaded. Maps: Eastern Europe, South Pacific, Okinawa. Back: Map of China's southeast coast. Includes inset maps: Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, Hong Kong.
Date: April 9, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, October 29, 2008 transcript

Oral History Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, October 29, 2008

Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, an officer in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After completing midshipman's school and earning a commission, Fons served aboard patrol torpedo (PT) boats in the Philippines. He served in Squadron 17 aboard three different boats - 229, 230 and 231. He eventually became the commanding officer of PT 229 in July, 1945. His primary assignment seemed to be delivering guerrillas to various locations in Mindoro and Luzon. After the war, Fons was transferred to Hong Kong where he was commanding officer aboard a yard patrol boat, YP 641, for 11 months. Here, his primary duty seemed to be delivering frozen and refrigerated food to other ships.
Date: October 29, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Fons, Lloyd C.
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History

Oral History Interview with Melvin R. Baird, 1998

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Interview with Navy veteran Melvin R. "Pancho" Baird. It includes a combination of interviewing and reading from Baird's personal correspondence about his pre-World War II experiences with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet and his later experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Baird talks about his stationing aboard the destroyer USS Alden as a radioman, the grounding of the SS President Hoover off of Hoishito Island, the Sino-Japanese War, liberty ashore various Asian port cities, events on the South China Patrol, civilian activities after his discharge, activities as a radio technician on Blue Beach during the Okinawan Campaign, kamikaze actions on Okinawa, and typical shipboard routine.
Date: August 18, 1998
Creator: Baird, James & Baird, Melvin R.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

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Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch, including Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai, imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu, solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation, beatings by Japanese prison guards, starvation diet, the end of the war and liberation, and his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal.
Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, February 4, 1945] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, February 4, 1945]

Letter to Cecile from her father about her contributions to his business and the war. He shares that he believes that Germany is "doomed economically". Again, he brings up the Jones-Wallace issue. International relation between Russia, Britain, and the US are also discussed.
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Script: International briefs] (open access)

[News Script: International briefs]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering international news stories in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila, and the United States.
Date: October 3, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from George Perutz to Harris Kempner, January 26, 1967] (open access)

[Letter from George Perutz to Harris Kempner, January 26, 1967]

Letter from George Perutz to Harris Kempner discussing international firms in the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Date: January 26, 1967
Creator: Perutz, George
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Script: International briefs] (open access)

[News Script: International briefs]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering international news stories in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila, and the United States.
Date: October 3, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Harris Leon Kempner to Harris F. Weston, August 28, 1959] (open access)

[Letter from Harris Leon Kempner to Harris F. Weston, August 28, 1959]

Letter from Harris Leon Kempner to Harris F. Weston sharing introduction of few people to help on trip to Far East.
Date: August 28, 1959
Creator: Kempner, Harris Leon
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Harris K. Weston to Harris L. Kempner, August 20, 1959] (open access)

[Letter from Harris K. Weston to Harris L. Kempner, August 20, 1959]

Letter from Harris K. Weston to Harris L. Kempner sharing his itinerary of the trip to Far East and requesting for letter of introduction and suggestions for the trip.
Date: August 20, 1959
Creator: Weston, Harris Kempner
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History