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Texas Community Oral History Project

Overview
Works: 46 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 46 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
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Most widely held works by Texas Community Oral History Project
Oral history interview with Reverend Michael Piazza by Michael Piazza( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Reverend Michael Piazza, pastor of the Dallas Cathedral of Hope, concerning his conversion from Catholicism to Methodist Church; decision to enter the ministry; process of "coming out" to self and family; college experiences at Georgia Southern University and Valdosta State university; experience at Oral Roberts University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University; experience of pastoring small-town Methodist churches ins South Georgia; effects of the Civil Rights movement and anti-war protest of the 1960s and 70s on his developing social consciousness; development of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) denominations; volunteer work with Atlanta Gay Center Helpline; work as pastor of an Atlanta Methodist church, associate pastor of MCC Atlanta and pastor of MCC Jacksonville, Fla.; receiving "call" to pastor MCC Dallas; arrival in Dallas in midst of localized economic depression brought on by savings and loan crisis; family life with Bill Eure and two children; efforts to deal with AIDS crisis; difficulties the church congregation faced when he arrived; process of changing church's name to Cathedral of Hope; development of Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance and Nelson-Tebedo AIDS Resource Center; difficulty finding creditors to finance new church buildings; demographics of Cathedral of Hope; congregation; decision to leave UFMCC and affiliate with United Church of Christ denomination; development of outreach and social justice ministries
Oral history interview with Joba Ramirez by Joba Ramirez( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Joba Ramirez, nurse, concerning her experiences as a Mexican American and information about the history of the Mexican-American community of Denton, Texas. Her parent's efforts to integrate their family into the Anglo community; her youth in Tioga, Texas; the family's move to Denton, May, 1957; early work experiences after graduation from high school; employment at the Denton State School; nursing scholarship at Texas Woman's University; comments about her parent's backgrounds; her return to the Mexican culture and involvement in Familias Unidas
Oral history interview with Antonio Manriquez by Antonio Manriquez( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Antonio Manriquez concerning his experiences of childhood in Presidio, including weekly visits across border to Ojinaga, Mexico; education at Sul Ross State University; career with State Parks Division of Texas State Parks and Wildlife agency; service on school board of Presidio ISD; opinions regarding shooting of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr., and activities of U.S. Border Patrol
Oral history interview with Jack Hill by Jack Hill( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Jack Hill, former resident of McKinney, Tex.: Hill grew up in McKinney in a family of very modest means; he dropped out of school to work at the Texas Textile Mill but his training was halted with the adoption of Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Hill found employment at a local grocery store, where he also continued to work after World War II, when he finished his service in the Air Force. In his account, Hill returns again and again to the tornado of 1948 and its effect on the town. He talks about his adult life as a family man and a grocery store owner, and about his customers from the mill village
Oral history interview with Susan Khammash by Susan Khammash( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Susan Khammash concerning her recollections while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, August 30-September 1, 1969, in Lewisville, Texas. Her early interest in popular music, particularly The Beatles; her rejection of middle-class cultural values; influence of the Vietnam War on young people; her decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; her involvement with the Back-To-Earth movement; cowboys, bikers, and townfolk; security; alcohol and drug use; activities of the Hog Farm; medical and camping facilities; "Wavy Gravy" (Hugh Romney); Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Ten Years After, Chicago, and Janis Joplin; her thoughts about environmentalism; the women's movement; the role of music as a reflection of the hippie movement of the Sixties
Oral history interview with Harold Corey by Harold Corey( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Harold Corey, businessman, concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. His parents' reaction to the social, political, and cultural changes of the Sixties; his early interest in popular music; activities at Lee Park, Dallas, Texas, during the Sixties; protests against the Vietnam War; conflicts with the "redneck" culture; influence of the Beatles on the music of the Sixties; the influence of the "British Invasion"; his assessment of the Who; decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; meeting the Grand Funk Railroad at the festival; comments about "Wavy Gravy" and the Hog Farm; comments about Janis Joplin; comments about Led Zeppelin; sale and use of drugs; the trip tent; festival security; activities at the campgrounds; comments about Ten Years After; lasting effects of the festival on his life
Oral history interview with Paul Johnston by Paul T Johnston( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Paul Johnston, concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. Influence of the Beatles on his music tastes; enrollment at the University of Texas, 1965-1969; his stint in the military, 1969-71; his interest in photography; his return to the University of Texas in 1971 and his comments about changes in the campus culture during his absence; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival [before entering the service]; his obtaining a press pass and taking photographs during the festival; comments about the various musical groups that performed; activities of the Hog Farm; his privileged seat directly in front of the performance stage; creating his personal website dealing with the festival
Oral history interview with Larry Prcin by Larry Prcin( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Larry Prcin, real estate developer, concerning his experiences concerning the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. The influence of the Great Depression and World War II on his parents' values; car-racing as a teenager in Lubbock, Texas; changing dress styles of the Sixties; influence of the Beatles; influence of Led Zeppelin and Santana; effects of watching the Vietnam War on television; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; influence of Woodstock; comments about the Hog Farm; skinny-dipping in Lake Dallas; the friendly atmosphere at the festival; comments about Led Zeppelin and Santana at the concert; lasting effects of his attendance at the concert
Oral history interview with William McElvaney by William K McElvaney( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Reverend William McElvaney, Dallas clergyman and social activist, concerning his childhood and education in Dallas; membership in Methodist Church; pursuit of undergraduate and MBA degrees from SMU; career in banking and oil businesses; decision to enter Perkins School of Theology at SMU and Union Theology Seminary in New York; influence of Reinhold Niebuhr; family life; pastorship of Methodist church in Justin, Tex., St. Stephen's United Methodist Church of Mesquite, Tex., and Northhaven United Methodist Church of Dallas; involvement in Dallas civil rights movement, particularly around issue of fair housing, and efforts to integrate Mesquite schools; involvement in antiwar movement; career as teacher and administrator at Saint Paul School of Theology of Kansas City and Perkins School of Theology; efforts to make Northhaven a "reconciling congregation", opinions on "Religious Right" and its role in American politics
Oral history interview with Richard Vincent by Richard Vincent( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Richard Vincent, founding pastor of Metropolitan Church of Christ of Dallas, concerning his family's religious history; childhood in Missouri; creation of Circle of Friends congregation and Metropolitan Community Church in Dallas, and Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches denomination; prison ministry; challenges of establishing a Christian church in Dallas with a special outreach to the gay community; political activism
Oral history interview with Richard Hayner by Richard Hayner( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Richard Hayner, writer, concerning his recollections about the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969, and the hippie movement in North Texas. His youth as the son of a itinerant Methodist preacher in West Texas; difficulties with his father; his description of the hippie movement; influence of The Beatles; thoughts on the demise of the hippie movement; the role of drugs in the hippie subculture; his description of activities at the Texas International Pop Festival; importance of music to the hippie movement; security at the pop festival; relations between hippies and bikers at the pop festival; activities of "Wavy Gravy" and The Hog Farm at the pop festival; the free stage at the festival; description of various groups and performers at the pop festival; his views of the achievements and influences of the hippie movement
Oral history interview with Donald Stanley Vogel by Donald S Vogel( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Donald Stanley Vogel, artist and art dealer, concerning his recollections concerning painter Perry Nichols. His early years as a painter after coming to Dallas from Chicago, 1942; comments about the "Dallas Nine"; building a clientele for his paintings; his relationship with John Rosenfield, the arts and music critic for the Dallas Morning News; his business partnership with Betty McLean in the Betty McLean Art Gallery, 1951-54; his criticism of Nichols's work habits; comments about Nichols's personal life; his role in Nichols's mural painted for the Belo Corporation; his critique of the Belo mural; the importance of self-discipline to the successful artist
Oral history interview with David Lewis by David Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with David Lewis, concerning his childhood and education in San Angelo and Del Rio, Tex.; enlistment in U.S. Navy; service on USS Enterprise during Vietnam ear; return to San Angelo to attend Angelo State University; career in auto parts business; decision to move to Presidio, Tex.; career as a truck driver; career in law enforcement; career with state park service as ranger in Ft. Leaton historic site; local ghost stories; experiences with cross-border drug trade and immigration issues; changes in cross-border traffic and local economy since September 11 attacks; changes expected to result from La Entrada al Pacifico highway
Oral history interview with Craig Kelley by Craig Kelley( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Craig Kelley, locomotive engineer and commodities trader, concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. His upper middle-class upbringing in Lubbock, Texas; his activities as a teenager; clothing fashions of the Sixties; general discussion of the music of the Sixties; comments about the Beatles; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; skinny-dipping activities in Lake Dallas; activities of the Hog Farm at the festival; "bad trip" tents; comments about the "free stage" at the festival; performance of the Grand Funk Railroad; comments about the performances of Janis Joplin and Sam and Dave; comments about vocalist Minnie Ripperton and the Rotary Connection; lasting effects of the festival on his life
Oral history interview with David West by David West( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with David West, businessman, concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. His parents' reactions to the cultural changes of the Sixties; his opposition to the Vietnam War, 1968-69; his high school experiences in the mid-Sixties; influences of the Beatles on his musical tastes; his college experiences at Texas A & I university, Kingsville, Texas, 1968-1971; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; drug use at the festival; his experience with psilocybin at the festival; the activities of the Hog Farm at the festival; comments about the festival performances of the Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Chicago Transit Authority, Santana, Rotary Connection, and Sweetwater; dropping out of college and being drafted into the Army, October, 1971; service in Vietnam as a truck driver; his return to civilian life in 1973 and graduation from Texas A & I, 1977
Oral history interview with Carlos Puente by Carlos Puente( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Carlos Puente, political activist, concerning his involvement in the Mexican-American community of Fort Worth, Texas, 1970-2003. His family's migration from Mexico to Texas in the 1920s; his youth in Galveston; his decision to quit school in the ninth grade; his earning a GED; business school at Galveston Business College and subsequent employment in the Galveston County tax assessor-collector's office; his marriage; his being drafted into the Marine Corps, 1966; service in Vietnam for thirteen months; graduation from North Texas State University, 1971, with a degree in political science; the Chicano movement and involvement with student politics at NTSU; master's degree studies at the University of Texas at Arlington in urban affairs; employment with the City of Fort Worth in the Planning Department; city manager internship, Weatherford, Texas, 1973-74; employment with the North Central Texas Council of Governments administering the Comprehensive Employment Training Act program, 1974-78; involvement with the Raza Unida party and the Ramsey Muñiz gubernatorial campaign; his founding and operation of the Northside Fort Worth newspaper El Reporter, 1976-78; his election to the Fort Worth School Board, 1978-84, and his role in instituting new programs for Northside High School; his successful campaign for county commissioner; his joining the Republican Party, 1991; community issues in the Northside area; his decision to become a public school teacher and administrator in the Arlington Independent School District; his becoming a born-again Christian; his activities with the Republican National Hispanic Assembly; the assistance of his wife in his political career
Oral history interview with Fr. Stephen Jasso by Stephen Jasso( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Fr. Stephen Jasso, pastor of Fort Worth's All Saints Catholic Church, concerning his childhood in Waco, Texas; education in Waco schools, at St. Francis University and institutions in Spain and Italy; career in Mexico; decision to return to Texas to lead All Saints' parish; demographics of parish and needs of parishioners; involvement in Fort Worth's 2006 immigrant rights march
Oral history interview with Janell Myers by Janell Myers( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Janell Myers, counselor, concerning his recollections concerning the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, Labor Day Weekend, 1969. Her conservative family background in Dallas, Texas; her attraction to the hippie counterculture as a teenager; hanging out with hippies in Lee Park in Dallas; her college experience at North Texas State University in Denton; her participation in anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and sit-ins; her admiration of singer Janis Joplin; her decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; activities of the Hog Farm at the festival; use of drugs and alcohol at the festival; comments about the various rock groups at the festival; activities of "Wavy Gravy"; lasting memories of the festival
Oral history interview with Melvin LaFollette by Melvin W La Follette( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with the Rev. Canon Melvin Walker LaFollette (ret.), concerning his career as an educator and in the ministry of the Roman Catholic Church; duties as canon missioner in the Big Bend region of Texas; experiences with the U.S Border patrol, U.S. Marines, and National Guard troops stationed at the border; shooting of Esequiel Hernandez. Jr.; perceptions of U.S. Border Patrol among people of Redford, Texas, following the shooting; efforts to investigate the shooting; changes in border enforcement since September 11, 2001
Oral history interview with Robert Stuth-Wade by Robert Stuth-Wade( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Robert Stuth-Wade, artist, concerning his recollections of his relationship with Dallas painter Perry Nichols, 1971-1985. His early interest in drawing and art; his introduction to Nichols; comments about Nichols's marital life and alcoholism; Nichols's teaching style and mentorship; his description of Nichols's studio; his comparison of Nichols's lifestyle to that of Ernest Hemingway; his critique of Nichols's works and work habits; his criticisms of abstract expressionism; Nichols's marriages; comments about the "Dallas Nine" and Nichols's contribution to the Texas art scene
 
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