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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.
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Date: November 20, 1968
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Kamp, H. W. & Allred, David

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

Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albin, May 30, 1969

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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Date: May 30, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Albin, J. W.

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, December 1, 1969

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.
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Date: July 15, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.

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.
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Date: August 14, 1967
Creator: Gantt, Fred; Kamp, H. W. & Barnes, Ben

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

Oral History Interview with Bessie Harden, April 7, 1988

Description: Interview with Bessie Harden, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Bessie primarily discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She explains what it was like growing up in a segregated and racist society. Bessie also comments on the early days of the Fellowship, social activities of the Fellowship, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, urban renewal, the integration of neighborhoods, the desegregation of Denton public schools and facilities, and various political activities. Biographical information is also included in the interview.
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Date: April 7, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & Harden, Bessie

Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

Description: Interview with community activist Linnie McAdams from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McAdams discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses what it was like growing up in a racist community, and includes memories concerning her personal educational experiences in segregated schools, the living conditions in the African-American section of Denton, and her personal employment experiences. McAdams recalls the desegregation of public schools, housing, and facilities as well as the integration of churches.
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Date: December 10, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Linnie

Oral History Interview with Billie Mohair, February 25, 1988

Description: Interview with librarian Billie Mohair from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Mohair discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on coping with segregation in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the desegregation of North Texas State College, her college experiences, her decision to join the Fellowship, and the demise of the Fellowship.
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Date: February 25, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Mohair, Billie

Oral History Interview with Pat Cheek, April 12, 1988

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Pat Cheek from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cheek recollects her involvement as a member of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960's and 1970's, as well as her memories of segregation, particularly in Denton. Cheek discusses her personal views and experiences when it comes to segregation, the street paving of the African American section in Denton, her decision to join the Fellowship, the group's activities, the involvement of husbands in group activities, the group's decision to disband, voter registration drives, and her lasting friendships.
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Date: April 12, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Cheek, Pat

Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988

Description: Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Carol Riddlesperger from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Riddlesperger discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on segregation in Denton, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, her decision to run for the Denton school Board, tutoring program, and the jobs program.
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Date: February 5, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Riddlesperger, Carol

Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

Description: Interview with college professor and community activist Euline Brock, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, which is a follow-up to her earlier recollections, Brock continues to discuss the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960's and 1970's.
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Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Brock, Euline

Oral History Interview with Katherine McGuire, April 6, 1988

Description: Interview with community activist Katherine McGuire from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McGuire discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on what life was like living in a segregated community in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the Denton Christian Preschool, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, the former president of North Texas State University John Kamerick, former NTSU poet-in-residence B. F. Maiz, integration of NTSU facilities, and the demise of the Fellowship.
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Date: April 6, 1988
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McGuire, Katherine

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

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.
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Date: November 15, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; La Brecque, Suzanne & Cartwright, Grace 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 Interview with Norvell Reed, March 11, 1988

Description: Interview with community activist Norvell Reed from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reed discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on what life was like living in a segregated community, the desegregation of North Texas State College, the desegregation of public schools, Fred Moore public School, paving of streets in the African-American section of Denton, the group's social activities, the defeat of urban renewal, and the jobs program.
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Date: March 11, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Reed, Norvell

Oral History Interview with Joe Lindsay Keffer, October 12, 1996

Description: Interview with former student and staff member at the University of North Texas Joe Lindsay Keffer, from Denton, Texas. Keffer describes his experiences as a student at the former North Texas State College during the desegregation of the school in the late 1950's. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews, as well as his personal observations about racial matters on the college campus and the community of Denton, Texas.
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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Ketay, Christine & Keffer, Joe Lindsay

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

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.
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Date: February 25, 1998
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & McLeod, Pat N.

Oral History Interview with Bob Murphey, April 19, 1969

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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Date: April 19, 1969
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Murphey, Bob

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

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969

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.
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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.