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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
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989

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Date: November 15, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with farmer-rancher and community activist Grace W. Cartwright, originally from Wise County, Texas. In the interview, Cartwright recollects her early days in rural Texas as well as her student days at North Texas State Teachers College, marriage, early job positions, and her work in the agriculture and land conservation fields. Cartwright discusses her many successes as a community activist, such as her appointment to the Texas Tourist Board, Texas roads beautification, her appointment by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the White House Conference on Youth and Children, her role in the creation of a parks system in Weatherford, Texas, and several others.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Pat N. McLeod, February 25, 1998

Oral History Interview with Pat N. McLeod, February 25, 1998

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Date: February 25, 1998
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with college professor Pat N. McLeod from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McLeod discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of the North Texas State College in the mid-1950's. He describes what growing up was like in a racist community, and includes stories of his African-American friend, Jesse Fischer. McLeod also comments about the role of the President of North Texas State College, James Carl Matthews.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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