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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1969
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Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

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Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Allee, A. Y.
Description: Interview with Captain A. Y. Allee, a member of the Texas Rangers "Company D". In the interview, Captain Allee explains what these organizations are, and why they are significant. He discusses some specific details of his job, as well as Mexican-American relations that he has observed. Captain Allee describes his version of what happened at the Crystal City Incident.
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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 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 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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Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969

Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969

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Date: February 20, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Idar, Ed
Description: Interview with attorney Ed Idar, Jr., who is from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Idar discusses his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum during World War II. He also talks about his affiliations with the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations as well as other Mexican-American social action groups. Mr. Idar expresses his views and opinions on several issues including the problem of undocumented workers, the bracero problem, the segregation of schools, jury service, poll tax drives, LULAC, the Viva Kennedy movement, gubernatorial elections, and the Crystal City incident.
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Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

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Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Cornejo, Juan
Description: Interview with Juan Cornejo, who is the former Mayor of Crystal City, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Cornejo gives some background information and describes his early life, education, and work. He describes how he was elected and what his accomplishments were as Mayor. Mr. Cornejo also discusses his thoughts and personal opinions on municipal elections, discrimination, the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations, and charges against Captain A. Y. Allee.
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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 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 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 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 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 Renne Allred, Jr., 1968

Oral History Interview with Renne Allred, Jr., 1968

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Date: March 17, 1969
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Allred, Renne
Description: Interview with Renne Allred, Jr., an attorney for the Receiver (State Insurance Board). The interview includes Allred's experiences during the Texas insurance scandals of the mid-1950s, James Allred's gubernatorial campaigns, early insurance litigation, appointment as assistant state attorney general (1953), state insurance frauds and scandals, and the U. S. Trust and Guaranty case. It also includes his relationship with the Texas Insurance Board, and his opinions on accounting and bookkeeping irregularities, Texas Mutual and General American cases, the role of Byron Saunders, legislative investigating committees, fraudulent activities of Ben Jack Cage, the roles of Texas Attorneys General Will Wilson and John Ben Sheppard, the suit against Republic Bank of Dallas and the role of Ralph Yarborough.
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Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, 1969

Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, 1969

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Date: January 15, 1969
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Hughes, Sarah T.
Description: Interview with Judge Sarah T. Hughes, a former state legislator, state district judge, and federal district judge from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Hughes discusses her experiences during her time as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. She covers a few of the many milestones of her political career, including her appointment as the state district judge by Governor James Allred, her unsuccessful congressional campaign against Adlai Stevenson in 1956, and her nomination for Vice President in 1952. Hughes comments on women's rights the Kennedy-Johnson campaign in 1960, the Kennedy assassination, and her personal thoughts and experiences concerning women's rights.
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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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