Guide to the Houston Academy (Dothan, AL)

Oral History  Collection,

Record Group 095

Date Span 2007 - 2008
Extemt 1 cubic Ft

Historical Sketch:   Tammy Holman, a teacher at Dothan, Alabama, private school Houston Academy, assigned her 11th grade American History students to conduct individual oral history projects.  Students generally interviewed their older Wiregrass-area relatives and family friends, focusing on veterans and heir war time experiences.  Other interviews include civilian war time responses, responses to other historical events, and narrators from outside the Wiregrass area.  Holman assigns the project every year and has made her requirements more detailed over time.  Accessions from later years include more transcripts, release forms, and biographical data than in earlier years.

Scope Content: Consists of recorded oral history interviews, some transcripts, and associated paperwork such as release forms. Also contains biographical information for most narrators as well as copies of photographs, military certificates, newspaper articles, and war time correspondence. Interviews contain information on the narrator's childhood, education, military or civilian war time experiences, and later life. Military experiences include the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Wars in Iraq. Some interviews cover civilian responses to other historical events such as the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, etc. Interviews are stored on various recording media, predominantly in video format but few include transcripts.

Organization: Arranged alphabetically by narrator's last name (See Processing Note).

Provenance: The oral histories were given to the archives by Mrs. Holman from the 2007-2008 school year (See Historical Sketch).

Processing Notes: Accession's original arrangement was alphabetical by the student interviewer's last name. For purposes of access, The Wiregrass Archives staff changed the arrangement to alphabetical by narrator's last name. Processor also determined that the materials, though in different formats, formed a single series.  Documents and recording media are housed in different locations.

Preferred Citation:  Houston Academy Oral History Collection, RG 095, The Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Date processed:   2009
Processed By:
C. Decker


File I.D.

File Label

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09-0114

001

001

Armstrong, Jerry
[Interviewed by: V. Hughes/Subject: Naval Service]

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001

002

Barkley, Pete
[No Info]

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001

003

Brown, Sammy
[R. Lamere/ Growing up in Pike Co., AL/Military Service]

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001

004

Centers, Lowell
[B. Whitehead/ Korea]

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001

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Cleveland, Sarah
[No Info.]

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001

006

Colemann, James
[W. Brakefield/Growing up during WW2]

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001

007

Cook, Carl
[R. Cook/WW2]

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09-0114

001

008

Cotter, Billy
[D. Gannon/Vietnam]

095

09-0114

001

009

Crowe, James
[C. Gwinn/Vietnam]

095

09-0114

001

010

Cutler, Helon
[A. Cutler/Sept.11]

095

09-0114

001

011

Davis, Mickey
[M. Malone/Vietnam, Desert Storm]

095

09-0114

001

012

Dove, Sidney
[F. Dove/ Air Force Service]

095

09-0114

001

013

Eubank, David
[G. Lee/ Vietnam]

095

09-0114

001

014

Farnsworth, Ricky
[J. Whitehead/Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield]

095

09-0114

001

015

Hayes, Brenda
[N. Culverhouse/ Civil Rights Movement]

095

09-0114

001

016

Hewitt, Eliza
[B. Hewitt/ Great Depression]

095

09-0114

001

017

Johnson, Guy
[No Info]

095

09-0114

001

018

Johnson, Harold
[K. Johnson/Growing up in Ashford, AL, Korea]

095

09-0114

001

019

Mayson, Marjorie
[H. Barnard/ Growing up in Mobile, AL]

095

09-0114

001

020

Mears, Thomas
[D. O'Mary/ WW2]

095

09-0114

001

021

Metcalf, Bascom
[J. Metcalf/ WW2]

095

09-0114

001

022

Mitchum, O.D.
[S. McGowan/WW2, Korea]

095

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001

023

Montana, Paul
[C. Todd]

095

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001

024

Newton, Billy
[T. Gardner/ Civilian life during WW2]

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001

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Purvis, Sarah
[V. Purvis]

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001

026

Rainwater, Harold
[S. Morris/ Growing up in Lamar Co. AL, WW2, Korea]

095

09-0114

001

027

Register, Billie
[C. Register/ Civilian life in WW2]

095

09-0114

001

028

Simoneaux, Lester
[L. Pruitt/ WW2]

095

09-0114

001

029

Skipper, James
[J. Skaggs/ WWII, Korea, Vietnam]

095

09-0114

001

030

Smith, Eddie
[A. Poston/ Civilian life during WW2]

095

09-0114

001

031

Smith, Rufus
[B. Lisenby/ Military Medical Service]

095

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001

032

Steagall, Frances
[M. Steagall/ Red Cross in WW2]

095

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001

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Unknown #1
[No Info]

095

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001

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Unkown #2
[No Info]

095

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001

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Vanderver, Austin
[A. Manning/ WW2]

095

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001

036

Ward, Charles
[National Guard Service]

095

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001

037

West, Thomas
[C. Dennis/ Military Service]

095

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001

038

Wheelless, Willie
[K. Cook/ Growing up in Wetumpka, AL]

095

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001

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Whitman, Charles
[J. Sirkis/ Military Service]

 

[AUDIO / VIDEO MEDIA]

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Armstrong, Jerry [microcassette]

095

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Barkley, Pete [8mm]

095

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Brown, Sammy [microcassette]

095

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002

004

Centers, Lowell [DVD]

095

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002

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Cleveland, Sarah Elizabeth [Hi8]

095

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002

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Coleman, James [microcassette]

095

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002

007

Cotter, Billy [microcassette]

095

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002

008

Crowe, James [cassette]

095

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002

009

Cutler, Helen [VHS]

095

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Davis, Mickey [DVD]

095

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Dove, Frances [cassette]

095

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Eubank, David [cassette]

095

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Farnsworth, Ricky [cassette]

095

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Hayes, Brenda [cassette]

095

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002

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Hewitt, Eliza [cassette]

095

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002

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Johnson, Guy [microcassette]

095

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002

017

Johnson, Harold master [cassette]

095

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002

018

Johnson, Harold copy [cassette]

095

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002

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Mayson, Marjorie  [mini DV 60]

095

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002

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Mears, Thomas [mini DV 60]

095

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002

021

Metcalf, Basaom [microcassette]

095

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002

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Mitchum, O.D. [DVD]

095

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002

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Montana, Paul part 1 [1.4 GB DVD]

095

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002

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Montana, Paul part 2 [1.4 GB DVD]

095

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Newton, Billy [microcassette]

095

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002

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Purvis, Sarah [mini DV 60]

095

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002

027

Rainwater, Harold [CD]

095

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002

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Register, Billy [CD]

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002

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Simoneaux, Lester [DVD]

095

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Skipper, James [cassette

095

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002

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Smith, Eddie [microcassette]

095

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002

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Smith, Rufus [VHS]

095

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002

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Steagall, Frances [DVD]

095

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002

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Vandever, Austin [microcassette]

095

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002

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Ward, Charles master [cassette]

095

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002

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Ward, Charles copy [cassette]

095

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002

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West, Thomas [DVD]

095

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002

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Wheeless, Willie part 1 [microcassette]

095

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002

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Wheeless, Willie part 2 [microcassette]

095

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Whitman, Charles [VHS]

095

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Unknown #1 [Hi8]

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Unknown #2 [Hi8]

File I.D.

File Label

095

09-0115

001

001

Accardo, Nicholas
[Interviewed by: D. Albares/ Subject: WW2 & Korea]

095

09-0115

001

002

Alverson, Wilson
[C. Sanders/WW2]

095

09-0115

001

003

Ashe. Hilda
[M. Johnson/ WW2]

095

09-0115

001

004

Atwell. Emory
[T. Atwell/Military Career]

095

09-0115

001

005

Barnes, Dewey
[M. Pena/ WW2]

095

09-0115

001

006

Bates, Dan
[A. Tarwater/ Berlin Crisis]

095

09-0115

001

007

Braboy, Helen
[R. Purvis/ WW2]

095

09-0115

001

008

Burrell, Mona
[T. King/ Growing up and Belin Wall]

095

09-0115

001

009

Caldwell, Martha
[W. Andre/ WW2]

095

09-0115

001

010

Cannady, Jesse
[J. Evers/ WW2]

095

09-0115

001

011

Carr, William and Sally
[E. McEntire/ Civil Rights Movement]

095

09-0115

001

012

Cramer, Allyn
[J. Cramer/ Iraq]

095

09-0115

001

013

Davis, LaFrancis
[O. Akinduro/ Vietnam and Korea]

095

09-0115

001

014

Deavers, Joel
[C. Robinson/ Vietnam and Cold War]

095

09-0115

001

015

Dehaven, James
[J. May/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

016

Dennis, George
[E. Griffith/ Growing Up & WW2]

095

09-0115

001

017

Fischer, Mark
[S. Fischer/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

018

Greathouse, Robert
[S. Kornegay/ National Guard Service]

095

09-0115

001

019

Gunn, Bertha
[L. Gunn/ Growing Up]

095

09-0115

001

020

Hendricks, William
[D. Bauman/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

021

Hennies, Clyde
[W. Moss/ Military Career & Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

022

Hills, George
[C. McLaughlin/ WW2 & Korea]

095

09-0115

001

023

Jenne, Ned
[M. Ragan/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

024

Johnson, James
[A. Carroll/ Life and Military Service]

095

09-0115

001

025

Keeley, Robert
[J. Keeley/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

026

Kuester, Manuel
[J. Willis/ WW2]

095

09-0115

001

027

Lolley, Wilma
[L. Crocker/ Life during the Depression & WW2]

095

09-0115

001

028

Marshall, Mildred
[A. Steffens/ Growing Up & Great Depression]

095

09-0115

001

029

Mitchell, Edward
[G. Bess/ Growing Up and WW2]

095

09-0115

001

030

Peterson, Roger
[M. Downs/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

031

Pitman, Mary
[R. Pitman/ Civilian life during WW2]

095

09-0115

001

032

Poulnot, Jim
[L. Robinson/ Korea and Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

033

Price, Robert
[A. Brown/ Korea]

095

09-0115

001

034

Prim, Harry
[R. Saliba/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

001

035

Rice, Lillian
[C. Stone/ WW2]

095

09-0115

002

036

Riley, Marvin
[M. Collier/ WW2]

095

09-0115

002

037

Schwarzman, Stephen
[N. Ahmed/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

002

038

Sessions, Horatio
[M. Flowers/ WW2]

095

09-0115

002

039

Sorrell, John
[A. Dauphin/ Cold War]

095

09-0115

002

040

Stumpe, Alfred
[J. Lewis/ Korea & Vietnam]

095

09-0115

002

041

Sugg, Frances
[M. Smith/ Life during Depression and WW2]

095

09-0115

002

042

Taylor, Sybil
[H. Taylor, Depression and WW2]

095

09-0115

002

043

Tood, Banks
[A. Todd/ WW2]

095

09-0115

002

044

Turkowski, Steve
[J. Johnson/ Vietnam]

095

09-0115

002

045

20th Century History Project
Narrators: David Jamison, Dee Koza, Jenneth Glasgow
[A. Gosselin/ Civil Rights Movement

095

09-0115

002

046

Waddill, Johanna
[M. Flowers]

095

09-0115

002

047

Whitehead, Edwin
[W. McCann/ Early Life and Military Service]

095

09-0115

002

048

Whitfield, John
[B. Owen/ Vietnam and Iraq]

 

 [Audio / Video Media]
 

095

09-0115

003

001

Accardo, Nicholas [DVD]

095

09-0115

003

002

Alverson, Wilson [VHS-C]

095

09-0115

003

003

Ashe, Hilda [Mini DV]

095

09-0115

003

004

Atwell, Emory [Hi8]

095

09-0115

003

005

Barnes, Dewey [DVD 1.4]

095

09-0115

003

006

Bates, Dan [DVD 1.4]

095

09-0115

003

007

Braboy, Helen [DVD]

095

09-0115

003

008

Burrell, Mona [VHS]

095

09-0115

003

009

Caldwell, Martha [DVD]

095

09-0115

003

010

Cannady, Jesse [Hi8]

095

09-0115

003

011

Carr, William and Sally [CD]

095

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003

012

Cramer, Allyn [Hi8]

095

09-0115

003

013

Davis, La Francis [DVD]

095

09-0115

003

014

Deavers, Joel Part 1 [DVD 1.4]

095

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003

015

Deavers, Joel Part 2 [DVD 1.4]

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Dehaven, James [Hi 8]

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Dennis, George [Mini DV]

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003

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Fischer, Mark Copy 1 [CD]

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Fischer, Mark Copy 2 [DVD]

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Greathouse, Robert [VHS -C]

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Gunn, Leah [VHS]

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Hendricks, William [DVD]

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003

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Hennies, Clyde [Mini DV]

095

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003

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Hills, George Master [STD]

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Hills, George Copy 2 Part 1 [DVD]

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Hills, George Copy 2 Part 2 [DVD]

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Jenne, Ned [VHS- C]

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Johnson, James Part 1 [DVD 1.4]

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Johnson, James Part 2 [DVD 1.4]

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Keeley, Robert [DVD]

095

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Lolley, Wilma Copy 1 [DVD]

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Lolley, Wilma Copy 2 [DVD

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Marshall, Mildred [DVD]

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Mitchell, Edward [DVD 2.8]

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003

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Peterson, Roger [VHS]

095

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003

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Pitman, Mary [DVD]

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Poulnot, Jim [VHS-C]

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003

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Price, Robert [DVD]

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Prim, Harry Part 1 [DVD 1.4]

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Prim, Harry Part 2 [DVD 1.4]

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Rice, Lillian [DVD]

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Riley, Marvin [DVD]

095

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003

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Schwarzman, Stephen Master [VHS]

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003

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Schwarzman, Stephen Copy [Mini DV]

095

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003

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Session, Horatio [DVD]

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003

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Sorrell, John [Hi8]

095

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003

047

Stumpe, Alfred [Mini DV]

095

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003

048

Sugg, Frances [Hi8]

095

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003

049

Taylor, Sybil [Mini DV]

095

09-0115

003

050

Tood, Banks [VHS-C]

095

09-0115

003

051

Turkowski, Steve [DVD 1.4]

095

09-0115

003

052

20th Century History Project [DVD]

095

09-0115

003

053

Waddill, Johanna [DVD]

095

09-0115

003

054

Whitehead, Edwin [VHS-C]

095

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Whitfield,  John [Hi8]

095

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Kuester, Manuel [DVD]


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