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    • Interview with Jiroo Tanamachi, 1979

    • Japanese Americans--Texas.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.; Discrimination.
    • Jiroo Tanamachi tells of discrimination and restrictions for Japanese in California, resulting in family moving to Texas in the early 1900s for opportunity to buy land and begin farming. Includes discussion of discrimination and relocation of...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Robert B. "Dude" Skiles, ca. 1980.

    • Jazz musicians.
    • Dude Skiles relates his musical experience, starting with his family in The Skile's Music Makers as drummer and his career as a jazz trumpeter.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview With Gilbert Rodriguez, 1998

    • Mexican Americans --Texas --Music.; Musicians--Texas.; Tejano music.; Music--Mexican-American Border Region.
    • Co-founder of Gilberto Rodriguez and the Blue Notes, with his cousin, Gregorio Pedroza, they discuss history of their family, Tejano music, and the band.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Gene Ramey, 1980

    • Jazz.; Musicians--Texas.; Double bass music.
    • A native Texan, Ramey began playing professionally in Kansas City, Kansas where he worked with Walter Page, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Jay McShann, and others. After watching so many colleagues affected by alcoholism, he quit working in night...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Father Daniel Daly and Col. Jack Nahas, 1997

    • Lebanese-Americans--Texas.; Churches--Texas.; Nahas, Jack.
    • St. George's Syrian Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas Syrian Orthodox Priest Father Daniel Daly and retired Military Col. Jack Nahas, both the sons of Orthodox priests who ministered in Texas, meet with an University of Texas Institute of Texan...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Robert and Rola Saibara and George and May Waki, 1979

    • Saibara, Robert.; Saibara, Rola.; Waki, George.; Waki, May.; Watanabe Family.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; United States--Army.; World War, 1939-1945.
    • Houston, Texas Rola Saibara (nee Watanabe) and May Waki (nee Watanabe) are sisters. Saibara and Waki families discuss history of the rice farming their parents began, picture marriages (chasi kepo), and the Japanese colonies in the early 1900s....
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Henry Kawahata, 1979

    • Kawahata, Henry.;Japanese Texans.;Farming.;World War, 1939-1945.
    • Hidalgo, Texas Henry Kawahata discusses 5th generation Japanese families whose ancestors came to Texas in the early 1900s, history of his family in Colorado, their move to Texas where his father began farming, experiences during World War II and...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • University of Texas at San Antonio. Libraries Special Collections Oral History Collection;
    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Matt Pantalion, 1988.

    • Nacogdoches (Tex.); Farm life--Texas
    • Matt Pantalion, his wife and son, Bobby, relate stories of their Spanish immigrant family, farm life and culture in Nacogdoches during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Minoru Okabayashi and Mitsuo Fujimoto, 1979

    • Okabayashi, Minoru.; Fujimoto, Mitsuo.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; Internment camp (Kenedy, Tex.).; World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians.
    • Houston, Texas.Webster, Texas. Interview is in two parts: 1) Minoru Okabayashi with Mitsuo Fujimoto translating; 2) Mitsuo Fujimoto. Okabayashi tells personal history of his arrival in California in 1917, move to Texas in 1920, farming experience,...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Mona Baskin née Bizzell, 1979

    • Japanese Americans--Texans.; Internment Camp--Crystal City (Tex.).; World War, 1939-1945.
    • San Antonio, Texas Mona Baskin talks about the Japanese - Americans during World War II, her experience and daily life at the internment camp in Crystal City, Texas where she worked from 1942 to 1946.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Herbert Nagatori, 1979

    • Nagatori, Herbert.; Japanese Americans--Texans.;World War, 1939-1945.; San Benito (Tex.).
    • San Benito, TX. Herbert Nagatori discusses his experiences during WWII, the transition of Japanese social structure from Japan to US following the war, and personal family history.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Roy and Sue Kosaka, 1979

    • Kosaka, Roy.; Kosaka, Sue.;Japanese Americans--Texas.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.;Discrimination.
    • San Antonio, Texas Roy and Sue Kosaka tell of family history and experience with discrimination and relocation during WW II.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Teresa Zertuche, 1998

    • Chapman Ranch.; Falfurrias (Tex.).; Ranch life--Texas.; Education--Texas.; Tequila.; Vaqueros.
    • San Antonio, Texas Teresa Zertuche describes growing up on the Chapman Ranch near Falfurrias, Texas, ranching activities, attending school, family customs, family and personal history, including that of her father who left Saltillo, Mexico at age...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Cliff and Ruth Gillette, 1980.

    • Saxophonists; singers; pianists; Jazz musicians; Dance orchestras
    • Jazz musician Cliff Gillette and his wife, former big band singer Ruth, remember the heyday of their musical lives when they crossed the country in the 1930s and 1940s performing with some of the most noted musicians of the era.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Harry Shimotsu, 1979

    • Shimotsu, Harry.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; Rio Grande Valley.; Farming.
    • Rio Grande Valley Interviewed in his truck while near border with Mexico in Rio Grande Valley, Harry Shimotsu discusses farming operations and history of his family, including cooperative farming venture for the Japanese community after WWII.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Bill and Betty Akagi Coker and Gabriel and Nellie Akagi Camacho, 1979.

    • Japanese Texans.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.; Propaganda, Anti-Japanese.; Discrimination.
    • Dallas, Texas The Agaki sisters, Betty Coker and Nellie Camacho, were raised with a strong Japanese cultural upbringing because of their grandmother's influence . Their husbands, however, are not Japanese. Gabriel Camacho is Mexican-American and...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Tom Tanamachi and Mitsuye Tanamachi, 1979

    • Tonamachi, Tom.; Tonamachi, Mitsuye.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.; Farming.; Rio Grande Valley.
    • San Benito, TX Tom Tonamachi and his wife Mitsuye, describe experiences with relocation and internment camp for their families who were living in California during WWII and their move to Texas for an opportunity farming in the Rio Grande Valley.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with John Jessie Saldana Sr., 2005-08-17

    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Bill Reese, 2009

    • United States. Air Force--Biography.; Air pilots.; Aeronautics, Military.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American.
    • Personal history of Bill Reese who was born in California during the Depression, including his Air Force training and service, particularly as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Tony Rozance, 1980

    • Jazz musicians.; Musicians--Texas.; Accordionists.
    • Rozance describes his memories and professional experience playing with other jazz musicians.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Mary Parchman, 1980.

    • Jazz musicians; Women musicians; African American musicians; Pianists
    • Biography and experiences of classically-trained jazz musician, Mary Parchman.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Bob Rutledge, 1980

    • Jazz.; Musicians--Texas.; African American musicians.
    • Rutledge recalls his professional jazz career and work with other musicians as well as his business philosophy and concerns for the future of jazz.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with R.C. Tate, 1979

    • Tate, R.C.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; Schools.; School superintendents.; Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.).; Crystal City (Tex.).
    • Crystal City, TX Superintendent of the Internment Camp School in Crystal City, Texas, R. C. Tate describes life in the camp for nearly 3600 people, explains difference between an internment camp and a relocation center, and difficulties...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Christine Nagy East, Louis Nagy, and Edie Nagy, 1986

    • Hungarian Americans--Texas.; Corsicana (Tex.).; Cotton growing.
    • Two interviews with the Nagy family who discuss history of their family, the Hungarian families who farmed cotton in the Corsicana area, and traditions brought by Hungarian families.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Wilson Davis, 1980.

    • Tuba; Jazz musicians; Cullum, Jim;Happy Jazz Band; African American musicians.
    • A businessman whose lifelong love of jazz prompted several stints as a tuba and sousaphone player, Willson Davis was an original member of San Antonio’s famous Happy Jazz Band from 1963 -73. Davis performed with several bands while in college in...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Taro Kishi, 1979

    • Kishi, Taro.;Japanese Americans--Texans.;Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.;Farming.
    • Vidor, Texas Taro Kishi tells of family's economic and cultural transition from medieval Japan to business opportunities in Texas through education and travel. Includes experience during Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.
    • Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
    • Interview with Gustav Pantzer, part 4

    • 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...
    • Veteran's History Project

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