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Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, April 12, 1965

Description: Interview with former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas (1950-57), Allan Shivers from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Shivers' observations on his career in the Texas Senate (1934-45), liquor control issue, pari-mutuel betting, lobbyists, oil politics, labor relations, comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O'Daniel, race for lieutenant governor in 1946, views on the operation of state government, education, Truman presidential race of 1948, tidelands oil, death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship, gubernatorial election in 1950 and the Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign of 1952.
Date: April 12, 1965
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & Shivers, Allan

Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, 1966-1968

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.
Date: July 24, 1969
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Gantt, Fred & Shivers, Allan

Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

Description: Interviews with Weldon Hart, a public relations executive and executive director of the Texas Good Roads Association. The interviews includes Hart's experiences as press secretary and appointments secretary to former Governors Beauford Jester, 1947-50, and Allan Shivers, 1950-57; head of the Texas Employment Commission; organization of a Texas political machine; lobbying for the highway construction industries of Texas. The interviews took place on three separate dates: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, and July 3, 1967.
Date: December 18, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Odom, E. Dale & Hart, Weldon

Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

Description: Interview with professional economist Dr. W. Nelson Peach. The interview includes Peach's experiences as one of the principal persons in the Rainey controversy at the University of Texas, 1944-45. It also includes his sympathies for new Deal labor legislation, being accused of pro-communist leanings, role of Dallas Morning News, investigations by Board of Regents and his dismissal, support of President Homer Rainey, and the role of AAUP.
Date: October 10, 1967
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Peach, William Nelson

Oral History Interview with Homer P. Rainey, August 1967

Description: Interview with Homer P. Rainey, former president of the University of Texas and professor of higher education at the University of Colorado. The interview includes general coverage of Rainey's early career, his problems with the Board of Regents at the University of Texas, 1944-45, and his unsuccessful race for governor of Texas in 1946.
Date: February 5, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Rainey, Homer P.

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

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.
Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Allee, A. Y.

Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

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.
Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Cornejo, Juan

Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969

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.
Date: February 20, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Idar, Ed

Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, 1969

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.
Date: January 15, 1969
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Hughes, Sarah T.

Oral History Interview with William J. Lawson, 1968

Description: Interview with William J. Lawson, a former executive assistant to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, who was the former Secretary of State for Texas. In the interview, Mr. Lawson, who is from Austin, Texas, discusses his appointment as executive assistant to O'Daniel in 1941. He also describes his role and associations with the administration at the time, as well as his impressions of O'Daniel. Mr. Lawson expresses his personal views and experiences when it comes to relations between O'Daniel and the Legislature, the Democratic State Executive Committee, patronage, the Senate, and also when O'Daniel was appointed Secretary of State.
Date: March 15, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Lawson, William J.

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Dan Moody, 1968

Description: Interview with Mrs. Dan Moody, wife of former Texas Governor Dan Moody. The interview includes reminiscences of her husband's political career, the Al Smith campaign of 1928, the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948, and excerpts from her Mansion Diary.
Date: August 16, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Moody, Daniel

Oral History Interview with H. Grady Perry, 1968-1969

Description: Interview with former member of the Texas House of Representatives H. Grady Perry, a journalist from Stephenville, Texas. Mr. Perry is also a brother-in-law to former Governor Coke Stevenson. In the interview, Mr. Perry recollects his thoughts and experiences while serving in the Thirty-seventh Legislature. He comments on several different politicians including Senator Joe Bailey and Sam Johnson, and also Governors Pat Neff, James and Miriam Ferguson, and Coke Stevenson. He describes his meeting with William Jennings Bryan and goes into detail about Southwest Texas machine politics.
Date: April 8, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Perry, H. Grady

Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968

Description: Interview with Ben Barnes, who was the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in 1964-68, the lieutenant governor in 1968-72, and a Democrat from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Barnes shares his thoughts and opinions on several procedures, laws, and political decisions, including reapportionment, the “one-man, one vote” decision of U.S. Supreme Court, state water systems, and state employee pay raise. He also comments on federal-state relations, revisions of Code of Criminal Procedures, industrial safety law, voter registration, the reform of liquor laws and pari-mutuel betting, revenue legislation, and one-year versus two-year budgeting. Barnes comments on fellow politician Governor John Connally.
Date: August 14, 1967
Creator: Gantt, Fred; Kamp, H. W. & Barnes, Ben

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 26, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views on the Sixtieth Legislature and activities on the House Education Committee.
Date: October 31, 1967
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.

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

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, Jr., a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as House speakerships and lobbyist activities.
Date: February 8, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.

Oral History Interview with Paul J. Kilday, August 28, 1965

Description: Interview with Paul J. Kilday, former U.S. Congressman (1939-1940), attorney and judge from San Antonio, Texas. The interview includes Kilday's experiences and personal views of neutrality legislation, selective service legislation, Lend-Lease, conscientious objectors, atomic bomb, demobilization, Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, creation of Atomic Energy Commission, Unification Act of the Armed Services, creation of Department of Defense, and campaign for Congress against Maury Maverick, 1938.
Date: July 1, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Kilday, Paul J.

Oral History Interview with Fred H. Minor, December 10, 1964

Description: Interview with former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Fred H. Minor, an attorney from Lewisville, Texas. The interview includes Minor's personal experiences as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and Speaker of the House, 1931-33, as well as funding for highway construction and his philosophy concerning functions of Speaker of the House.
Date: June 30, 1965
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Minor, Fred H.

Oral History Interview with O. H. Harris, November 5, 1969

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.
Date: November 5, 1969
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Harris, O. H.

Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. The interview includes Allred's experiences while serving in the Sixtieth Legislature as well as his personal views on the influence of lobbyists, rules of the House, power of committee chairs, defeat of pari-mutuel betting bill, the value of the Texas Legislative Council, and annual legislative sessions. The interview also contains Allred's thoughts on fellow politicians and information about his father, Governor James V. Allred.
Date: November 20, 1968
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Kamp, H. W. & Allred, David

Oral History Interview with Renne Allred, Jr., 1968

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.
Date: March 17, 1969
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Allred, Renne