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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Veterans History Project

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Veterans History Project, 2004-2008



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Title: Veteran's History Project
Dates: 2004-2008
Creator Abstract: The oral histories in this collection were all completed as class projects in various courses taught by Jerri D. Mitchell, UTSA Department of History, and comply with the standards of the Library of Congress, American Folklife Center's Veterans History Project.
Content Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of oral history audio recordings and transcripts. A limited number of photographic reproductions are included with the interviews.
Identification: MS 315
Extent: 1.4 feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The oral histories in this collection were all completed as class projects in various courses taught Jerri Dee Mitchell, UTSA Department of History, and comply with the standards of the Library of Congress, American Folklife Center's Veterans History Project.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection consists of oral history audio recordings and transcripts. A limited number of photographic reproductions are included with the interviews.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual material is closed to patron use.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Adams, Richard.
Arrington, Agnes Maye.
Banta, Thomas J.
Fletcher, Stephen (Chad).
Garza, Eduardo M.
Gaylor, Robert D.
Hardy, David Guy.
Jaeger, Kenneth.
Kuborn, John.
McIntyre, Gene S.
Mitchell, Jerri D.
Stevenson, Rufus Alfred, Jr.
Terry, Charles Freeman.
Vega, Hipolito T.
Zeni, Richard.
Organizations
United States. Air Force.
United States. Army.
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
United States. Navy.
United States. Marine Corps.
Subjects
Korean War, 1950-1955--Personal Narratives.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives.
World War II, 1939-1946- Personal Narratives.
Persian Gulf War, 1990-1995--Personal Narratives.
Cold War, 1950-1960--Personal Narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Women and the military--United States.
Locations
Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989--Personal Narratives.
Genres/Formats
Oral histories.
Transcripts.
Audiocassettes.
Photographs.
Local Subjects
Military
Oral History Interviews

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Related Material

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/vets/

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Veterans History Project, MS 315, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator, July 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Veterans History Project

Box
1 Richard Adams, November 8, 2004
Adams was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the Marine Corps from 1950-1967, with 5 years spent on active duty in Southeast Asia
Topics: Marine Corps, Philippines, Korean War, Japan

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Agnes Maye Arrington, April 6, 2005
Arrington enlisted in the Army in September 1941 after finishing nursing school. She served in the Pacific Theater during WWII in the Army and the Korean War in the Air Force. Arrington retired from the Air Force Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Topics: World War II, Korean War, nursing, experience as a woman in the military

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Thomas James Banta, November 3, 2004
Banta joined the Army in 1947 and served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He earned numerous service awards, including a Purple Heart.
Topics: Korean War experience, injuries, Vietnam

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Stephen "Chad" Fletcher, November 5, 2004
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 life, Persian Gulf War

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Trinidad Garcia March 24, 2008
Garcia was born in Galveston, Texas on May 31, 1920. In September 1942, she enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. During WWII, Garcia served in the US, England, France and Germany. She retired from the US Air Force in November 1962 as a Master Sergeant.
Topics: Hispanic women, military career, World War II experience

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
Box
1 Eduardo M. Garza, October 25, 2007
Garza grew up in Laredo, Texas and enlisted in the Navy after high school. He served from 1967 to 1993 in a variety of positions, including Company Commander.
Topics: Life in the Navy and his daily duties, experiences as a Company Commander

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Robert D. Gaylor, March 21, 2005
Gaylor enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and served for over 30 years. He was involved in US efforts in Korea and Southeast Asia. He was a Chief Master Sergeant at the time of his retirement.
Topics: Segregation, Korean War, women in the military

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 David Guy Hardy, November 5, 2004
Hardy enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 18 and served for 20 years. He worked as a loadmaster on private transports.
Topics: job as a loadmaster, aviation, Persian Gulf War

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Kenneth Jaeger, November 6, 2004
Jaeger enlisted in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.
Topics: Korean War experience, 3rd Battalion 7th Marines Regiment
Collection include six photographs.

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 John Kuborn, November 30, 2004
From Wisconsin, Kuborn enlisted in the Air Force in 1961. He served 3 tours in Vietnam and retired in 1980 as a Master Sergeant.
Topics: Vietnam War experience, Tet Offensive, military leave

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Gene S. McIntyre, October 27, 2004
From Tenneessee, McIntyre enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 20. He joined the US Navy in 1942.
Topics: experience in the Royal Canadian Air Force and US Navy during World War II, flying

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Jerri D. Mitchell, November 22, 2004
Mitchell enlisted in the Air Force in 1977 and served until 1993, retiring as a Master Sergeant. She has worked at Lackland AFB in civil service and at UTSA as a lecturer in the History Department.
Topics: Air Force experience, basic Training, Operation Desert Storm, entertainment

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Gustav Pantzer, 2006-2007
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 building.
Topics: Immigration, World War I, World War II, Berlin, marriage, his New York restaurant
Administrative materials

Interview I Transcript

Interview II Transcript

Interview III Transcript

Interview IV Transcript
Photographs
Rufus Alfred Stevenson, Jr., November 14, 2004
Stevenson enlisted in the U.S. Army at 24 and served in the Panama Canal Zone and the Ryukyu Islands.
Topics: Enlistment, experience in Ryukyu Islands

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Charles Freeman Terry, November 8, 2004
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Terry was a Special Forces Sergeant stationed in the Central Highlands of Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.
Topics: Vietnam War experience, Ben Het

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Hipolito T. Vega, November 18, 2004
Vega was drafted in 1952 and served in the Army during the Korean War.
Topics: medical training, experiences during Korean War, combat, religion

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 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
Biographical information and administrative materials

Transcript
Photographs
[photocopies]
Memorabilia, 1944-1985, 2004
[photocopies]
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]

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