TCOM and UNTHSC Oral History Collection

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Oral history is a method of historical research combining history's oldest technique, the collection of eyewitness accounts with modern audio and videotape technology. By recording interviews with selected individuals, oral history serves to collect and preserve historical information while it is still available. This is especially important for preserving the otherwise perishable information that exists only in the memories of individuals. In order for such information to be useful to others, it first must be recorded, transcribed into printed form and made easily accessible.

The TCOM and UNTHSC Oral History collection was established in the Fall of 1980 as part of TCOM's 10th year anniversary celebration. The Oral History Collection is one of the Health Science Library's Special Collections

C. Ray Stokes, 1989

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    Lewis, Gibson D.
    (2022-05-25) Lewis, Gibson D.; Burgard, Daniel; University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
    In this Oral History, we speak with Gibson D. Lewis (Gib Lewis), namesake of the UNTHSC library and Texas Speaker of the House from 1983-1993. Lewis provides stories and insights about his political service, his involvement in the university from the early days, and speaks about where our university is going. Interviewed by Vice Provost, Daniel Burgard on May 25, 2022 at Gibson D. Lewis Library.
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    Williams, Mac
    (1994-02-23) Williams, Mac; Hailey, Blake
    Mr. Mac Williams, a long-time employee of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, wrote on the history of Fort Worth and served on the president's advisory board for the Health Science Center. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, February 23, 1994.
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    Knebl, Janice, D.O.
    (1994-04-15) Knebl, Janice; Hailey, Blake
    Dr. Knebl is Associate Professor of Medicine for the Department of Medicine and Chief for the Geriatrics Division. She discusses her current and future work with the Health Science Center. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, April 15, 1994
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    Peckham, John R., D.O.
    (1989-08-29) Peckham, John R.; Stokes, C. Ray
    A TCOM faculty member since 1979, Dr. Peckham served as associate dean for general medicine and as director of the Center for Osteopathic Research and Education, which is responsible for increasing scholarly activity in osteopathic research. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, August 29, 1989
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    Ogilvie, Charles D., D.O.
    (1984-01-18) Ogilvie, Charles D.; Stokes, C. Ray
    The first chairman of the department of medical humanities at TCOM and professor of radiology, Dr. Ogilvie retired from the full-time faculty in 1981 to return to his role as a country doctor in East Texas. He shares his experiences at TCOM as chairman of the Curriculum Committee, including the activities of the Task Force on Educational Goals, which designed the current TCOM Goals Statement and fostered the college’s innovative health-oriented medical curriculum. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, January 18, 1984
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    Stokes, Charles Ray
    (1988-06-21) Stokes, Charles Ray; Rowe, T. Cay
    The first TCOM employee, Mr. Stokes was hired by the “paper college” board of directors to conduct its initial fund-raising campaign. He has served as the college’s founding director of development, business manager, purchasing agent, public relations director and registrar. From 1981 until his retirement in 1990, he served as curator of special collections in the Health Sciences Library. In addition, he was administrative secretary to the TCOM Alumni Association from its inception in 1974 until December 1989. Interviewed by T. Cay Rowe, June 21, 1988
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    Stockseth, Wayne O.
    (1990-06-11) Stockseth, Wayne O.; Stokes, C. Ray
    A successful businessman and benefactor of the annual Stockseth Award for Osteopathic Excellence, Mr. Stockseth first became involved in the osteopathic profession in his home town, Corpus Christi, Texas. He served on the first TCOM Board of Directors and later on the UNT/TCOM Board of Regents, receiving the TCOM Founders Medal in 1979. He has actively supported the profession, serving as vice-president of the National Osteopathic Foundation. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, June 11, 1990
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    Jensen, Daniel
    (1994-02-28) Jensen, Daniel; Hailey, Blake
    Mr. Jensen, Associate Vice President for Government Affairs, discusses his work for TCOM and the school's progress. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, February 28, 1994
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    Sharp, T. Robert, D.O.
    (1989-10-20) Sharp, T. Robert; Stokes, C. Ray
    A strong TCOM supporter, Dr. Sharp is the benefactor of the Sharp Award for Student Practitioner of the Year, presented annually since the first graduation in 1974. He served as chairman of the scholarship and loan committee for several years. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, October 20, 1989
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    Sandelin, Jay
    (1994-03-03) Sandelin, Jay; Hailey, Blake
    As Chairman of the Board of the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Mr. Sandelin discusses his part in TCOM's beginnings and his insight on the relationship between the OMCT and the school. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, March 3, 1994
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    Turner, James, Ph.D.
    (1994-04-06) Turner, James; Hailey, Blake
    Dr. Turner, Professor and Chairman of the Anatomy & Cell Biology Department, recounts his work in eye disease research and his plans for future research. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, April 6, 1994
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    Richards, David M., D.O. (1994)
    (1994-01-25) Richards, David M.; Hailey, Blake
    President of TCOM since 1985, Dr. Richards joined the college as vice president of academic affairs in 1981. Under his administration emphasis has been placed on academic excellence and a continued effort toward basic and clinical research. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, January 25, 1994
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    Jennings, Virgil L., D.O.
    (1988-12-01) Jennings, Virgil L.; Stokes, C. Ray
    Dr. Jennings, a GP in the Fort Worth area since 1946, now specializes in preventative medicine, and is a founder of the International Academy of Preventative Medicine. Dr. Jennings, a founding staff member of Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, built and operated Hurst General Hospital (now Northeast Community Hospital) in Hurst, Texas, from 1959 until 1981. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, December 1, 1988.
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    Toulouse, Robert, Ph.D.
    (1994-03-01) Toulouse, Robert; Hailey, Blake
    Dr. Robert Toulouse, Provost Emeritus for the University of North Texas, discusses the highlights of his career at UNT and the building of a relationship between TCOM and North Texas. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, March 1, 1994
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    Ray, David A., D.O.
    (1986-08-06) Ray, David A.; Stokes, C. Ray
    Dr. Ray, a GP for the past 10 years in his hometown of Bridgeport, Texas is a member of TCOM’s first graduating class (1974). He served as the second president of the TCOM Alumni Association from 1975 to 1976. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, August 6, 1986
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    Richards, David M., D.O. (1989)
    (1989-08-31) Richards, David M.; Alter, Judy
    President of TCOM since 1985, Dr. Richards joined the college as vice president of academic affairs in 1981. Under his administration emphasis has been placed on academic excellence and a continued effort toward basic and clinical research. Interviewed by Judy Alter, August 31, 1989
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    Lal, Harbans, Ph.D.
    (1994-02-08) Lal, Harbans; Hailey, Blake
    Dr. Lal, Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology, began his career with TCOM in 1980. He shares his early goals as faculty, his research, and his outlook on the school's future. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, February 8, 1994
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    Silvey, J.K.G., Ph.D.
    (1980-12-19) Silvey, J.K.G.; Stokes, C. Ray
    Retired chairman of the North Texas State University department of biological sciences, Dr. Silvey was appointed TCOM’s first director of basic sciences in 1972 and served as associate dean of TCOM in 1975-76. He relates his role in establishing the first working agreement with NTSU for the basic science instruction of TCOM students, which eventually led to the complete affiliation of the two schools. He discusses the many roadblocks that had to overcome. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, December 19, 1980
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    Baum, Elmer C., D.O.
    (1989-10-05) Baum, Elmer C.; Stokes, C. Ray
    An Austin, Texas general practitioner since the mid-forties, Dr. Baum was responsible in part for TCOM’s success in receiving financial aid from the State of Texas. His political influence, as private physician to Governor Preston Smith, proved especially beneficial during the early years, 1966 to 1975. Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, October 5, 1989.
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    Ankele, Felix
    (1994-02-22) Ankele, Felix; Hailey, Blake
    Felix Ankele was an active member of the Fort Worth community. Mr. Ankele was a member of the Executive Committee of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and also a member for the Endowment Board of the Health Care of Texas. Interviewed by Blake Hailey, February 22, 1994