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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
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 J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

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Date: February 18, 1977
Creator: Mangrum, Robert
Description: Interview with J. C. Matthews, Former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, he discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's, and the initial period of integration on campus. He also expresses his views on the Atkins suit, the Campus Theatre incident, the desegregation of local businesses, and the desegregation of the athletic program.
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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.
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 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.
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 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
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 L. DeWitt Hale, December 20, 1974

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, December 20, 1974

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Date: December 20, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with Democratic representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale reminisces and describes his experiences during his time serving as a member of the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention. Hale also discusses his personal views concerning constitutional revisions, the Constitutional Revision Commission, the Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee, the Judiciary Committee, Price Daniel Jr., night-to-work provisions, and the failure of the Constitutional Convention.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

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Date: July 12, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with attorney and Democratic Representative L. DeWitt Hale from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on budget surplus, highway appropriations, the teacher retirement bill, Texas Monthly's ratings of legislators, public school financing, ad valorem taxation, and the Peveto Bill.
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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.
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 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.
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 L. DeWitt Hale, September 3, 1975

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 3, 1975

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Date: September 3, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas House of Representatives L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also expresses his personal thoughts and memories on the House speakership race, appropriations, committee appointments, public school financing, public utilities legislation, constitutional revisions, personal legislation, and comments on fellow politician Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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