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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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Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

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Date: July 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Moss, Jack
Description: Interview with Jack Moss, a businessman, army veteran, and a member of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Moss describes what it was like to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war, which he spent most of the war as. He also discusses certain events, battles, and places that he was involved with, including the fall and capture of Java, the bicycle camp, Batavia and Singapore in 1942, the Changi Prison Camp, the building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and his time in Kanchanaburi and Bangkok, Thailand.
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Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970

Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970

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Date: September 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Carter, Uell M. & Killian, George
Description: Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, who are both World War II veterans and members of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, the two veterans describe what it was like to be Japanese prisoners-of-war. They both discuss their experiences and memories of the fall of Java and the capture of Surabaja in 1942, and also of the bicycle camp Batavia in 1942-45.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, October 16, 1970

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, October 16, 1970

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Date: October 16, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives L. DeWitt Hale, an attorney from Corpus Christi, Texas. The interview includes Hale's personal experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his views on one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, corporate income tax, welfare legislation, state minimum wage law, education legislation, the creation of new four-year colleges, beer and liquor lobbies, changes in state sales tax base, personal legislation, redistricting, and the "one man, one vote" U.S. Supreme Court decision. The interview also includes Hale's comments on fellow politicians.
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Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970

Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970

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Date: February 8, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Schwartz, A. R.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator A. R. Schwartz, an attorney from Galveston, Texas. The interview includes Schwartz's experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, welfare spending, constitutional revisions, urban-rural conflicts, minimum wages for migrant workers, education legislation, unrest on college campuses, and personal legislation. The former Senator's comments about Governors John Connally and Preston Smith are also included in the interview.
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Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

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Date: February 26, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & McCall, Dean M.
Description: Interview with Dean M. McCall, Army Air Corps veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes McCall's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. McCall talks about the Japanese bombing of Nichols Field, the fall of Bataan, the fall of Corregidor and his capture, Bilibid Prison, hell ship to Japan, copper mining at Motiyama, Honshu, American air raids and naval bombardment, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

Oral History Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, March 3, 1969

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Date: February 28, 1971
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Garcia, Gilbert C.
Description: Interview with Gilbert C. Garcia, businessman. The interview includes his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum, the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations (PASO), and other Mexican-American social action groups. It also includes his opinions on the Delgado Case, the poll tax drives, the Texas gubernatorial campaign of 1962, and the Crystal City elections, 1963.
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Oral History Interview with Robert Gregg, March 24, 1971

Oral History Interview with Robert Gregg, March 24, 1971

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Date: March 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gregg, Robert
Description: Interview with Robert Gregg, postal worker, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Gregg's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Gregg talks about the Fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma Thailand death Railway, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, June 24, 1971

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, June 24, 1971

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Date: June 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
Description: Interview with Democratic attorney L. DeWitt Hale, a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty-second Legislature. He also share his thoughts on many issues that include revenue bills, corporate profits tax, the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, legislative ethics, the "Dirty Thirty", appropriations, redistricting, and personal legislation.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

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Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty -second Legislature. His topics of discussion include the origins of the "Dirty Thirty", the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, and his comments on former politicians Speaker Gus Mutscher and Representatives William Heatly, Frances Farenthold, and Tommy Shannon.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 23, 1971

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 23, 1971

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Date: September 22, 1971
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 experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-second Legislature. The interview also includes Mauzy's views on revenue bills, corporate profits tax, the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, legislative ethics, appropriations, redistricting, and personal legislation.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, November 13, 1968

Oral History Interview with David Allred, November 13, 1968

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Date: September 30, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with former member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, a journalist from Wichita Falls and son of former Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The interview includes Allred's personal experiences while serving as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature, as well as his views on revenue legislation, the reform of liquor laws, increases in state sales tax, changes in House rules, and beer and liquor lobbies. The interview also includes Allred's comments on fellow politicians and other House members.
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Oral History Interview with Emory M. Spencer, September 30, 1971

Oral History Interview with Emory M. Spencer, September 30, 1971

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Date: September 30, 1971
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Spencer, Emory M.
Description: Interview with attorney Emory M. Spencer. The interview includes Spencer's personal experiences about being an attorney. Spencer talks about the development of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas 1920-71, cotton farming, Irish settlers and the Ku Klux Klan, gambling, the development of the Aransas County Airport, oil exploration, housing subdivisions, the Coastal Bend Regional Planning Commission, hurricanes, agriculture, property values, and prominent citizens of the county.
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Oral History Interview with Frank A. Hoke, November 24, 1971

Oral History Interview with Frank A. Hoke, November 24, 1971

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Date: November 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hoke, Frank A.
Description: Interview with Frank A. Hoke, banker and attorney. The interview includes Hoke's personal experiences about being an employee of the Dallas regional office of the Home Owners Loan Corporation during the New Deal. Hoke talks about mortgage buying, loan amortization, insurance, home improvements, accounting procedures, politics and patronage, taxes and appraising, foreclosures, and loan servicing.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

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Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Wilson, Charles
Description: Interview with Senator Charles Wilson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Lufkin, Texas. In the interview, Wilson discusses his personal views and experiences concerning specific problems in the Texas state government, personal legislation, utilities regulation, the appointment of committee members, lobbies, campaign financial disclosure, election filing fees, committee structure, annual legislative sessions, taxation, and legislative apportionment.
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Oral History Interview with George Koury, Jr., April 27, 1972

Oral History Interview with George Koury, Jr., April 27, 1972

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Date: April 27, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Koury, George, Jr.
Description: Interview with George Koury, Jr., Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the Bataan Death March. The interview includes Koury's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Koury talks about the Fall of Bataan and his capture, the Bataan Death March, Camp O'Donnell, Nichols Field, hell ship to Formosa and to Japan, Prison Camp No. 7, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with Harcourt G. Bull, July 31, 1972

Oral History Interview with Harcourt G. Bull, July 31, 1972

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Date: July 31, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bull, Harcourt G.
Description: Interview with tax consultant Harcourt G. Bull, Army veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bull's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Bull talks about the Fall of Corregidor and his capture, the Bilibid Prison in 1942, Tanagawa and Zentsuji, Honshu, and liberation. The interview includes an appendix with a notebook and a narrative written by Bull.
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Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

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Date: November 4, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pryor, Charley L.
Description: Interview with college professor Charley L. Pryor, Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Pryor's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pryor talks about the sinking of the Houston, his capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973

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Date: July 12, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy shares his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Subjects discussed include freshmen senators, committee appointments, reform legislation, and the Comparative Negligence Bill. Mauzy also comments on fellow politicians Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Rayford Price, January 3, 1972

Oral History Interview with Rayford Price, January 3, 1972

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Date: September 24, 1973
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Price, Rayford
Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Rayford Price, an attorney from Palestine, Texas. The interview includes Price's personal views on general problems in the Texas state government, taxation, lobby activities, annual legislative sessions, reforms in the office of the House Speaker, insurance legislation, appropriations, legislative ethics, redistricting, and House and Senate relations.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 30, 1973

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 30, 1973

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Date: September 30, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Regular Session of the Sixty-third Texas Legislature. He also talks about his personal views concerning reform legislation and appropriations, and comments on fellow politician Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

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Date: November 8, 1973
Creator: Haggard, Margurite & Sampley, Arthur M.
Description: Interview with Dr. Arthur M. Sampley, a college professor, former college administrator, and former poet laureate from Denton Texas. In the interview, Dr. Sampley describes his life growing up in Denton and attending school at the University of Texas. He talks about becoming a poet and analyzes his poetry as well as describing tenure as director of libraries and vice-president for academic affairs at North Texas State College, his philosophy of teaching, and the desegregation of the college in 1955-56.
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