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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.
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Date: March 15, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Lawson, William J.

Oral History Interview with William P. Harris, May 19, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William P. Harris. The interview includes Harris' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: May 19, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Harris, William P.

Oral History Interview with William W. Coffey, October 23, 1982

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran William W. Coffey. The interview includes Coffey's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Coffey, William W.

Oral History Interview with William W. Fomby, May 15, 1982

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William W. Fomby. The interview includes Fomby's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: May 15, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fomby, William W.

Oral History Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, April 27, 1988

Description: Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, McAdams describes her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the l960s and l970s. She also comments on her decision to join the Fellowship, her personal childhood memories of the African-American community in Denton, segregated education, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the early social meetings of the Fellowship, the desegregation of public schools, restaurants, and churches, urban renewal, voting drives, and her views concerning the future of the African-American community in Denton.
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Date: April 27, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Willie Frances

Oral History Interviews with Mary Kay Ash, November 1974

Description: Interview with cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash. The interview includes Ash's personal experiences about her early sales career and its impact upon her future business philosophy, methods, and the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ash talks about planning prior to launching the company, problems and solutions in the beginning, early legal problems with competitors, her concern for women's opportunities, development and growth of sales, the role of her children in the company, methods of recruiting, training, and attitude building, marketing and sales techniques, incentive plans, sales territories, pricing, the party plan, employee promotion, her views on successful managerial traits and on the motivational differences between men and women, applying the Golden Rule toward employees and customers, her attitudes and philosophy toward employee relations, using her intuition in decision making, and reasons for the growth of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
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Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Ash, Mary Kay

Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

Description: Interview with Richard Rogers, president of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The interview includes Rogers' personal experiences about forming a company. Rogers talks about his mother's (Mary Kay) selling career and its impact on her own company, relations with sales personnel, marketing and sales motivation, the wig business, pricing, the dual management system, legal aspects and government regulations, his views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality, reasons for going public with stock, financing methods, contract and private labeling, budgeting, expansion, reasons for the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics, specialization vs. diversification, building a management team, and his views on motivational differences between men and women.
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Date: November 1974
Creator: Caruth, Donald L. & Rogers, Richard

Personal Diary of Mrs. Dan Moody

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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Date: May 25, 1969
Creator: Moody, Daniel