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    • Interview with Rance Olison, 2011.

    • Football--Texas.;Football players;Football--coaching;Professional sports;Civil rights
    • College and professional football player, Rance Olison, discusses his career in sports, as a public school teacher and coach, including his belief in the importance of education and working together to achieve common goals.
    • Interview with John Jesse Saldana Sr., 2005-08-12

    • 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 Gustav Pantzer, part 1

    • World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Personal narratives.;
    • Pantzer was born in a suburb of Berlin, Germany in 1911, but immigrated to New York in 1929. He first worked for International Telegraph and Telephone as a customer service representative and then opened a restaurant, Gus, in the IT&T...
    • Interview with Stephen "Chad" Fletcher

    • United States. Army.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives.; Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989--Personal Narratives.; Persian Gulf War, 1990-1995--Personal Narratives.;
    • Drafted in 1967, Fletcher served in the Vietnam War until 1968. After ROTC in college, Fletcher served as an officer from 1975 to 1995 and was involved in America's invasion of Panama as well as the Persian Gulf War. Topics: Vietnam War, military...
    • Interview with Rudolf Scheffrabn, 2003

    • World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Personal narratives.; Emigration and immigration--History--20th century.;
    • Scheffrahn was born in East Prussia in May 1918 and spent his childhood in Rastenburg. He was drafted into the German Army at the onset of World War II and served from 1939-1945. After the war he and his wife immigrated to the US under the...
    • Interview with Dorothy Robinson, 1994

    • Civil rights movements--Texas, East.; Civil Rights.; Robinson, Frank James, 1902-1976.; African Americans--Texas.
    • African American educator, Dorothy Robinson discusses her personal philosophy, family history, career and civil rights work of her husband, Frank Robinson, particularly in Palestine, Texas, which she continued after his death.
    • Interview with Allan Vache, 1980.

    • Jazz; Jazz musicians; Orchestras and bands; Cullum, Jim; Vache, Warren; Davern, Kenny; San Antonio (Tex.); Happy Jazz Band
    • Interview is one of series by Sterlin Holmesly: “Jazz”. Allan Vache, clarinetist for Happy Jazz Band with Jim Cullum, discusses his musical backgound and experiences in San Antonio and with other musicians throughout the county.
    • Interview with Carl Pierce, 1997

    • Falkenberg, Hans Gotfreid Melcher.; Stonemasons--Texas.; Texas Capital and capitol.; Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.).; Swedish Americans--Texas.
    • During the late 19th century, Pierce's great-grandfather emigrated from Sweden and worked on construction of the Texas State Capitol and as a surveyor and draftsman throughout Texas.
    • Interview with Joyce Gibson Roach, 2000

    • Folklore--Texas.; Authors--Texas.; Teachers--Texas.; Sonnichsen, C. L. (Charles Leland), 1901-1991.
    • Part of the Institute of Texan Cultures' Bad History Project, Joyce Roach discusses folklore and the personal interpretations of history that are handed down orally, with reference to C. L. Sonnichsen and "The Poetry of History".
    • Interview with John Jesse Saldana, Sr., 08-15-2005

    • 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 Carmen Perry, 1988

    • Peña, José Enrique de la, 1807-1841 or 2--Diaries.; Mexican Americans--Texas; Archives--Spain.; German Americans--Texas.; Gentilz, Theodore, d. 1906.; Urrutia Sandoval, Aureliano, 1872-1975.; Iturbi, Jose, 1895-1980.; Saenz, Daniel.
    • Personal recollections of Carmen Perry, whose family fled from Mexico in 1913 to escape from the Mexican Revolution to San Antonio, where her family's money was embargoed at the start of WWI because her father was German-born. Fluent in Spanish,...

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