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Oral History Interview with Charles Scheffel, May 10, 2000 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Charles Scheffel, May 10, 2000

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Charles Scheffel. Scheffel grew up in Oklahoma and enlisted in the Army ROTC in 1940. He was called up in 1941 after Pearl Harbor. He was allowed to finish out his senior year of college and was married in March 1942. He embarked on the Queen Elizabeth from New Jersey in September 1942. As leader of 200 men, he landed in Scotland and drove with them to Whittington Barracks where they joined with the British 51st Highlanders. He lists the three main survival lessons he learned from the seasoned English soldiers: having a batman to back you up, digging a two-man foxhole, and waiting for the ""crack and thump."" Scheffel how the ""crack and thump"" lesson would later save his life when he was seriously wounded when attacking the Siegfried Line. From England he went to Algeria with the British troops on the Scythia. The ship is torpedoed off the coast limps into Algiers. Scheffel made the decision to leave the British Highlanders and join up with American 9th Division in February 1943. The division went into Tunisia. Then he was sent to spend another month with the …
Date: May 10, 2000
Creator: Scheffel, Charles
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from I. H. Kempner to Dudley C. Sharp, May 6, 1954] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. Kempner to Dudley C. Sharp, May 6, 1954]

Letter from I. H. Kempner to Dudley C. Sharp asking for conformation on upcoming travel plans. He would like to know whether Sharp was serious about letting his plane fly the Kempners to Dallas or not. He would like to make arrangements for a hotel and train in Dallas if so.
Date: May 6, 1954
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Script: Viet] (open access)

[News Script: Viet]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Saigon command which says that North Vietnamese troops supported by tanks made simultaneous pre dawn attacks on government positions between 25 and 40 miles North of Saigon.
Date: August 15, 1974, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Briefs] (open access)

[News Script: Briefs]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about a shakeup in the new provisional government of Portugal where premier and four cabinet ministers have resigned.
Date: July 9, 1974, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Portugal] (open access)

[News Script: Portugal]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Portuguese president Antonio De Spinola who has promised to name a new government.
Date: July 12, 1974, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Nixon] (open access)

[News Script: Nixon]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about president Nixon who has concluded his middle East trip and left Jordon for the Azores before returning to Washington.
Date: June 18, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: East West Germany] (open access)

[News Script: East West Germany]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about East and West Germany which resumed formal relations for the first time since the collapse of Hitler' s regime.
Date: June 20, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Coup in Portugal] (open access)

[News Script: Coup in Portugal]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about armed troops in Lisbon, Portugal who claim to have overthrown the regime of premier Marcello Caetano in bloodless coup.
Date: April 25, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Portugal Revolt] (open access)

[News Script: Portugal Revolt]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the head of the Portugal's new ruling Junta announced the sweeping new reforms.
Date: April 26, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Scotts Meets With De Spinola] (open access)

[News Script: Scotts Meets With De Spinola]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the US Ambassador who met with Portugal's new leader.
Date: May 2, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letters from Alex Bradford to C. H. W. Ruprecht - September 1940-December 1943] (open access)

[Letters from Alex Bradford to C. H. W. Ruprecht - September 1940-December 1943]

Letter from Alex Bradford to C. H. W. Ruprecht discussing personal updates. Bradford states that he is currently working in Canada within the mechanized cavalry regiment. In the second letter, Bradford encloses a newspaper clipping he mentioned on a phone call with Ruprecht, as well as the contact information for H. E. Whatson.
Date: 1940-09-28/1943-12-14
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Alex Bradford to C. H. W. Ruprecht - December 14, 1943] (open access)

[Letter from Alex Bradford to C. H. W. Ruprecht - December 14, 1943]

Letter from Alex Bradford to C.H.W. Ruprecht discussing an underwood agent by the name H.E. Whatson in Lisbon, Portugal. Mr. Whatson’s address is also included. Additionally, Mr. Bradford has included a previously discussed article that he had read about in both Stars & Stripes newspaper and an Egyptian newspaper.
Date: October 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Script: Kissinger] (open access)

[News Script: Kissinger]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story of officials who believe that Egypt and Israel will make progress at the Geneva meeting even if the Syria does not attend.
Date: December 18, 1973, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Kissinger] (open access)

[News Script: Kissinger]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story of Kissinger who has ended his 7-nation Middle east peace mission and has now announced of complete agreement on opening the Geneva Peace Conference.
Date: December 17, 1973, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Aggies ocean- bound] (open access)

[News Script: Aggies ocean- bound]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the Texas aggies maritime training ship, the 15- thousand ton Texas clipper which has departed for a nine weeks training, research and sight seeing tour of the Mediterranean.
Date: June 12, 1973, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Peg Harris to Harris Kempner, December 4, 1952] (open access)

[Letter from Peg Harris to Harris Kempner, December 4, 1952]

Handwritten letter from Peg Harris to Harris Kempner asking for updates on his life and family, as it has been nine years since they have seen one another, and providing an update on Frank's global career.
Date: December 4, 1952
Creator: Harris, Peg
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Postcard of Santa Maria Island in the Azores, Portugal, October 16, 1946]

Postcard of Santa Maria Island in the Azores, Portugal. The island has hills and mountains in the distance. On the hills are many buildings paths, and partitions, with sparse foliage. One of these partitions moves towards the foreground and is seen to be made of stone bricks dug into the ground. On the back of the card is a message from Roger Dixon to Harris Leon Kempner thanking him for his letter and discussing his delays in Dallas, Texas.
Date: October 16, 1946
Creator: Dixon, Roger
Object Type: Postcard
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Haebler Incunabula Plate 52] (open access)

[Haebler Incunabula Plate 52]

Plate 52 - Libson, Rabbi Elieser, 1489, Type 1, 4
Date: 1489
Creator: Rabbi Elieser & Haeber, Konrad
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Frank E. Dawson To D. W. Kempner, April 15, 1950] (open access)

[Letter from Frank E. Dawson To D. W. Kempner, April 15, 1950]

Letter from Frank E. Dawson To D. W. Kempner discussing the recognition and validity of an English driving license in the United States, and the complexities of hiring a chauffeur in Paris, including costs and the qualifications of chauffeurs in New York. He also mentions of arrangements for an International Driving License, and the letter requests passport-sized photographs and additional data to complete the process.
Date: April 15, 1950
Creator: Dawson, Frank E.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Kempner Linens, March 20, 1952] (open access)

[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Kempner Linens, March 20, 1952]

Letter from D. W. Kempner to Kempner Linens asking what part of Europe the creators of Kempner Linens originated from and providing information about where his Kempner line is from. The tags mentioned in the letter are enclosed.
Date: March 20, 1952
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called for by Senate Resolution of December 8, 1882. Volume 5 (open access)

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called for by Senate Resolution of December 8, 1882. Volume 5

List of men receiving military pensions following the U.S. Civil War, organized by state and county. It includes the certificate number, name, address, reason for pension, monthly amount, and date initiated for each person. This final volume includes men living abroad who have U.S. pensions.
Date: 1883
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Scrapbook of John Briggs travels to Portugal, Poland and France] (open access)

[Scrapbook of John Briggs travels to Portugal, Poland and France]

Scrapbook documenting the travels of John Logan Briggs Jr. between 1988 and 1989, including color photographs, tickets, menus, business cards, stamps, receipts, clippings, coins, stickers, and other records of travel throughout Europe. John Logan Briggs Jr. is the creator of "The Experience," a self-discovery workshop for the LGBT community.
Date: 1988/1989
Creator: Briggs, John Logan, Jr.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Lufthansa hijack] (open access)

[News Script: Lufthansa hijack]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Lufthansa plane being hijacked.
Date: October 11, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library

Glass Slide of Woman Wearing a Native Costume (St. Michels, Azores)

A glass slide showing a woman from St. Michaels in the Azores wearing a native costume. The image is from a book plate.
Date: [1882..1929]
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History