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Oral History Interview with Marguerite Lang, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Marguerite Lang, May 28, 1969

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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Marguerite Lang, a long-time resident of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Miss Lang describes her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development of Portland. She also discusses what it was like growing up and living an agrarian lifestyle in Portland.
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Oral History Interview with Mrs. Thomas A. Wise, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Thomas A. Wise, May 28, 1969

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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mrs. Thomas A. Wise, a homemaker and long-time resident of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, more specifically Corpus Christi. In the interview, Mrs. Wise describes what it was like growing up in a small farming community. She discusses her observations over the settlement and development of the Corpus Christi area. She also discusses the town's Mexican-Anglo relations and cattle ranching culture.
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Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, a homemaker and long-time resident of the town of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Mrs. Sparks describes her early life when she first came to Portland with her parents. She also discusses what it was like to live an agrarian lifestyle in the small community. Mrs. Sparks shares her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Sinton and Portland throughout the years.
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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 29, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 29, 1969

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Date: May 29, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, husband and wife from Portland, Texas who are in the cotton farming, banking, and insurance industries. In the interview, Mr. and Mrs. Walter both describe their childhood and early years in school and work. They both share their personal observations on land speculation, settlement, and development in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, where they have been residents for many years. They also describe the small town's social life and relations with Hispanics.
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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albin, May 30, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albin, May 30, 1969

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Date: May 30, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albin, who have been resident farmers in the town of Taft, Texas for a number of years. In the interview, the Albin's describe their observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around the rural town. They also talk about when they first moved to Taft in 1910, and what agrarian life was like until the 1930's. The Albin's discuss Mexican-Anglo relations in the community as well as the rise and impacts of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, 1966-1968

Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, 1966-1968

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Date: July 24, 1969
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.
Description: Interview with Allan Shivers, a former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. The interview includes Shivers' observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson, the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948, the Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952, the Johnson presidential race of 1960, Texas Democratic politics from 1952-56, and the Fifty-third State Legislature. The interview also includes his opinion on the governor's role in state party organization, the state Democratic Convention of 1951, the gubernatorial election of 1954, veterans land board controversy from 1954-55, as well as insurance scandals of the mid-1950s and the lame-duck governor.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

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Date: 1968-20-11
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with former Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. The interview includes Allred's experiences while serving in the Sixtieth Legislature as well as his personal views on the influence of lobbyists, rules of the House, power of committee chairs, defeat of pari-mutuel betting bill, the value of the Texas Legislative Council, and annual legislative sessions. The interview also contains Allred's thoughts on fellow politicians and information about his father, Governor James V. Allred.
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Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

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Date: August 12, 1969
Creator: Kamp, H. W.
Description: Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C.
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Oral History Interview with O. H. Harris, November 5, 1969

Oral History Interview with O. H. Harris, November 5, 1969

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Date: November 5, 1969
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with Republican Senator O. H. (Ike) Harris, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Senator Harris describes his personal experiences and views as a member of the Sixty-first legislature. He also discloses some biographical information as well as his decision to enter politics. Senator Harris discusses his personal political philosophies on issues including one versus two-year budgets, revenue legislation, welfare legislation, and state minimum wage laws. He also comments on fellow politicians Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes.
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Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, January 5, 1970

Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, January 5, 1970

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Date: January 5, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes. The interview includes Barnes' personal experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his thoughts on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, the creation of four-year colleges, the influence of beer and liquor lobbyists, sales tax exemptions, revenue legislation, annual legislative sessions, and future political ambitions. The interview also includes the former governor's comments about Speaker Gus Mutscher.
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