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Oral History Interview with Bob Murphey, April 19, 1969

Oral History Interview with Bob Murphey, April 19, 1969

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Date: April 19, 1969
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Murphey, Bob
Description: Interview with attorney and former Sergeant-at-Arms of the Texas House of Representatives Bob Murphey, who is from Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Murphey is also an accomplished public speaker and the nephew of former Governor Coke Stevenson, who he comments on. In the interview, he discusses his experiences while serving as Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Murphey also describes his thoughts and personal views on the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948.
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Personal Diary of Mrs. Dan Moody

Personal Diary of Mrs. Dan Moody

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Date: May 25, 1969
Creator: Moody, Daniel
Description: The personal diary of Mrs. Dan Moody, the wife of former Texas Governor Dan Moody. The diary covers her term as First Lady of Texas while residing in the Governor's Mansion.
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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 & Lang, Marguerite
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 & Wise, Thomas A.
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 & Sparks, Walter
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 & Sparks, Walter
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 & Albin, J. W.
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.; Gantt, Fred & Shivers, Allan
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 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. & Clary, Alla
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. & Harris, O. H.
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 Martin S. Shockley, April 10, 1995

Oral History Interview with Martin S. Shockley, April 10, 1995

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Creator: Perry, Sharon & Shockley, Martin S.
Description: Interview with college professor Martin S. Shockley from Stuart, Virginia. In the interview, Shockley discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College.
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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. & Barnes, Ben
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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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 24, 1968

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 24, 1968

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Date: January 30, 1970
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal views and experiences while serving as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, August 29, 1968

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, August 29, 1968

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Date: January 31, 1970
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Hale, L. DeWitt
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas House of Representatives member L. DeWitt Hale, an attorney from Corpus Christi, Texas. The interview includes Hales' personal experiences while serving as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislator, as well as his personal thoughts on revenue legislation, the reform of liquor laws, and changes in the House rules.
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Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

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Date: February 4, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Parker, Walt
Description: Interview with Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Walt Parker, who is also a builder and farmer-rancher from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Parker describes details from his childhood and early years. He recounts his personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, and includes comments on Governor Preston Smith. Parker also discusses his personal views on issues including revenue legislation, the influence of lobbyists, state minimum wage law, the creation of new four-year colleges, committee appointments, and changes in state sales tax exemptions.
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Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

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Date: February 6, 1970
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.
Description: Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature. It also includes his personal views on appropriations, revenue bills, the budget-making process, the legislature's relationship with Governor John Connally, liquor legislation, and urban-rural conflict.
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Oral History Interview with Ben H. Wooten, 1969

Oral History Interview with Ben H. Wooten, 1969

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Date: February 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Wooten, Ben H.
Description: Interview with Ben H. Wooten, a banker, public servant, and philanthropist. The interview includes Wooten's observations on the growth and development of banking and finance in the Southwest. The interview also includes his experiences in service during World War I as well as his multiple positions within the banking industry, including: assistant cashier of the Alba National Bank in Alba, Texas, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Farmersville, Texas, state bank examiner, Federal Home Loan Banking System, vice-president and member of the executive committee of Republic National Bank in Dallas, president of First National Bank, Dallas, chairman of the board of Dallas Federal Savings and Loan Association and multiple philanthropic activities.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

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Date: March 17, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences while serving as a member of the Regular and Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, the extension of state sales tax, the Cavness Plan, minimum wage laws, workman's compensation, welfare legislation, student unrest on college campuses, and the establishment of additional four year college campuses. Allred also comments on Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, Speaker Gus Mutscher, and Governor Preston Smith.
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Oral History Interview with Henry Patton, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Henry Patton, May 28, 1969

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Date: March 31, 1970
Creator: Patton, Henry & Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Henry Patton, banker. The interview includes Patton's observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Port Aransas and Aransas Pass, Texas, 1920-70.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Dave discusses his experiences as a member of the Special sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also describes his personal views on issues including one-year versus two-year budgets, increases in sales tax, the expansion of sales tax, "grocery tax", conflicts with Speaker Gus Mutscher, beer lobbying, corporate taxes, voter disillusionment, urban-rural conflicts, Wichita Falls politics, and his campaign for reelection and contest for House speakership.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969

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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first legislature.
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Oral History Interview with Jack Blanton, June 30, 1970

Oral History Interview with Jack Blanton, June 30, 1970

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Date: June 30, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Blanton, Jack
Description: Interview with a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Jack Blanton, who is also a businessman from Carrollton, Texas. In the interview, Blanton discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also expresses his opinions on issues including his personal political philosophies, one-year versus two-year budgets, the Caveness Plan, social legislation, the establishment of the University of Texas at Dallas, the creation of new four-year colleges, unrest on current college campuses, revenue legislation, beer and liquor lobbies, and person legislation. He also comments on Governor Preston Smith.
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Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

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Date: July 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara
Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, December 1, 1969

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, December 1, 1969

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Date: July 15, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas. The interview includes his personal experiences and views as a member of the Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature.
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