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    • Interview with Brigadier General Lillian Dunlap, U.S. Army Nurse Corps retired, 1990

    • United States. Army Nurse Corps.; Military nursing.; United States--Armed Forces--Nurses.; Generals.; Military biography.; Women-Texas.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
    • Dunlap home, 125 Brettonwood Drive, San Antonio, Texas Texas Women's Hall of Fame member Lillian Dunlap joined the Army Nurse Corps during World War II straight out of the Santa Rosa School of Nursing intent on serving only for the war's duration....
    • Interview with Richard Zeni

    • United States--Armed Forces.;
    • Richard Zeni, October 22, 2005 Zeni served inteh US Navy Reserve from 1943-1946, the US Naval Air Reserves from 1946-1969 and the US Naval Retired Reserves from 1969-1984. Topics: experiences in Reserves
    • Interview with John Jessie Saldana Sr., 2005-08-09

    • Saldana, John Jesse.; United States Army--Infantry.; Canary Islanders.; Mexican Americans.; New Mexico.; United States--Post Office Department.; Postmasters.; San Antonio (Tex.).
    • John Jesse Saldana, Sr., 13th generation born in San Antonio of Irish, Canary Islander, Spanish and English heritage, tells of family history, his work with United States Postal Service before his 1942 enlistment in Army, combat experience as...
    • Interview with LTC Augusta L. Short (US Army, Ret.), 1990

    • Military nursing.; Nursing.;Nursing schools.;Philippine Islands--Description and travel.;Panama--Description and travel.; Red Cross and Red Crescent.; United States. Army Nurse Corps.
    • San Antonio, Texas LTC Augusta Short relates her personal history including graduation from the Army School of Nursing in 1926 and career as a nurse anesthetist and administrator in the Nurse Corps, service in the Philippines and Panama, and work...
    • Interview with Conan Wood, 1984

    • European War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.; Cantigny, Battle of, Cantigny, France, 1918.; Soissons, Battle of, 1918.; Huebner, Clarence R.; Pershing, John Joseph, 1860-1948.; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.; Rasmussen, Alexander.
    • Interview begins with biographical information for Conan Wood (1896 - January 22, 1985) and continues with the personal account of his military service and experiences in France during World War I. Included with transcript are summary of Conan...
    • Interview with John Jesse Saldana, Sr., 08-10-2005

    • Saldana, John Jesse.; United States Army--Infantry.; Canary Islanders.; Mexican Americans.; New Mexico.; United States--Post Office Department.; Postmasters.; San Antonio (Tex.).
    • John Jesse Saldana, Sr., 13th generation born in San Antonio of Irish, Canary Islander, Spanish and English heritage, tells of family history, his work with United States Postal Service before his 1942 enlistment in Army, combat experience as...
    • Interview with Clarence W. Norris, 1977

    • Civil Rights.; African Americans--Texas.; Houston (Tex.)--History.; St. Philip's College.
    • Dean Emeritus of St. Philip's College, Norris tells of his life, from growing up in a Houston ghetto, earning a PhD, and his career in education and social work. Interview includes a description of the Ossian Sweet trial in 1926 and working with...
    • Interview with Bette Saunders Bates, 1989.

    • Pampa County (Tex.); Gray County (Tex.); Texas--Social life and customs; Texas--Ranches; Lefors (Tex.); Kress (Tex.)
    • Pampa, Texas The rigors endured by the Panhandle’s early settlers are discussed by Pampa resident Bette Saunders Bates, whose grandfather emigrated from Maine about 1820 and became Gray County’s first county judge. In addition, an article from the...
    • Interview with Patricia Rucker, 1998

    • British Americans--Texas.; War brides.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
    • Married in her native England to an American civilian during World War II, Rucker discusses her personal experiences coming to the United States, their early marriage, and settling in Texas.
    • Interview with Martin D. Tschirhart, 2008

    • Tschirhart, Martin D.; Tschirhart, August L. ;Hearses (Vehicles).; Burial;United States--Navy.; Castroville (Tex.).; University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
    • Martin D. Tschirhart tells of the burial ceremonies and stories about horse-drawn hearse that was maintained and driven by his father, August L. Tschirhart, who was paid by families to transport bodies in communities around Castroville, Texas. ...
    • Interview with Phil S. Reynolds, 1980

    • Texas--History--To 1846--Societies.; Fort Velasco, Battle of.; Brazoria Militia.; Muzzle-loading firearms.
    • Reynolds discusses the society formed by interest in muzzle-loading weapons and Battle of Fort Velasco which was fought on June 26, 1832, precipitated by a Mexican officer who angered Anglo settlers in Texas when he imprisoned and refused to honor...
    • Interview with James "Jim" Eng, 1997.

    • Chinese Americans.; San Antonio (Tex.).; Food; Stores--retail; Schools--San Antonio (Tex.).; Discrimination.
    • 3643 Running Springs Road, San Antonio, Texas Born in China, Jim Eng came to San Antonio at age seven and spent the rest of his life in the close social and cultural setting of the Chinese-American community. The son of a Chinese grocer, Eng was a...
    • Interview with Alva D. Robinson, 1988

    • Palestine (Tex.).; Anderson County (Tex.).; Schools--Texas.; Cotton gins and ginning.; Farm tenancy--Texas.
    • Personal recollections of Alva Robinson, whose father owned a properous cotton farm in Palestine, including information on farm life, education, social, religious activities during the early 20th century.
    • Interview with Virginia White, 2005

    • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.; Women and the military--United States;
    • White was born in San Antonio and held civil service positions at several bases in Texas during World War II, including Camp Stanley and Camp Normoyle. Topics: World War II, civil service work at bases in Texas

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