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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 29, 1969

Description: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, husband and wife from Portland, Texas who are in the cotton farming, banking, and insurance industries. In the interview, Mr. and Mrs. Walter both describe their childhood and early years in school and work. They both share their personal observations on land speculation, settlement, and development in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, where they have been residents for many years. They also describe the small town's social life and relations with Hispanics.
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Date: May 29, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Sparks, Walter

Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

Description: Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C.
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Date: August 12, 1969
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Clary, Alla

Oral History Interview with Jack Blanton, June 30, 1970

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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Date: June 30, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Blanton, Jack

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

Description: Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, a homemaker and long-time resident of the town of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Mrs. Sparks describes her early life when she first came to Portland with her parents. She also discusses what it was like to live an agrarian lifestyle in the small community. Mrs. Sparks shares her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Sinton and Portland throughout the years.
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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Sparks, Walter

Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

Description: Interview with Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Walt Parker, who is also a builder and farmer-rancher from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Parker describes details from his childhood and early years. He recounts his personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, and includes comments on Governor Preston Smith. Parker also discusses his personal views on issues including revenue legislation, the influence of lobbyists, state minimum wage law, the creation of new four-year colleges, committee appointments, and changes in state sales tax exemptions.
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Date: February 4, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Parker, Walt

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

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.
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Date: April 8, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Perry, H. Grady

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Thomas A. Wise, May 28, 1969

Description: Interview with Mrs. Thomas A. Wise, a homemaker and long-time resident of the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, more specifically Corpus Christi. In the interview, Mrs. Wise describes what it was like growing up in a small farming community. She discusses her observations over the settlement and development of the Corpus Christi area. She also discusses the town's Mexican-Anglo relations and cattle ranching culture.
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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Wise, Thomas A.

Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970

Description: Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, who are both World War II veterans and members of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, the two veterans describe what it was like to be Japanese prisoners-of-war. They both discuss their experiences and memories of the fall of Java and the capture of Surabaja in 1942, and also of the bicycle camp Batavia in 1942-45.
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Date: September 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Carter, Uell M. & Killian, George

Oral History Interview with A. R. Schwartz, May 6, 1970

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator A. R. Schwartz, an attorney from Galveston, Texas. The interview includes Schwartz's experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, welfare spending, constitutional revisions, urban-rural conflicts, minimum wages for migrant workers, education legislation, unrest on college campuses, and personal legislation. The former Senator's comments about Governors John Connally and Preston Smith are also included in the interview.
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Date: February 8, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Schwartz, A. R.

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, October 16, 1970

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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Date: October 16, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt

Oral History Interview with David Allred, November 13, 1968

Description: Interview with former member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, a journalist from Wichita Falls and son of former Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The interview includes Allred's personal experiences while serving as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature, as well as his views on revenue legislation, the reform of liquor laws, increases in state sales tax, changes in House rules, and beer and liquor lobbies. The interview also includes Allred's comments on fellow politicians and other House members.
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Date: September 30, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 23, 1971

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-second Legislature. The interview also includes Mauzy's views on revenue bills, corporate profits tax, the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, legislative ethics, appropriations, redistricting, and personal legislation.
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Date: September 22, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.

Oral History Interview with Joe L. Atkins, June 20, 1995

Description: Interview with educator Joe L. Atkins from Jefferson, Texas. In the interview, Atkins discusses his experiences and role in the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also recollects memories such as his rejection for admission, the Atkins v. Matthews case, early civil rights activities with the NAACP Youth Council in Dallas, and his decision to attend the Texas Western College. Atkins comments on several civil rights leaders such as Juanita Craft, Thurgood Marshall, and W. H. Durham, and also on several school administrators at the North Texas State College.
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Date: June 20, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Atkins, Joe L.

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, June 24, 1971

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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Date: June 24, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt

Oral History Interview with Robert B. Toulouse, October 3, 1995

Description: Interview with college administrator Robert B. Toulouse from Wellsville, Missouri. In the interview, Toulouse discusses his experiences during the desegregation of the North Texas State College and comments on President J. C. Matthews.
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Date: October 3, 1995
Creator: Price, Tammi & Toulouse, Robert B.

Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

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.
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Date: July 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara

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 Miles E. Anderson, November 7, 1996

Description: Interview with Miles E. Anderson, former professor and administrator at the North Texas State College in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Anderson describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college and race relations in Denton, Texas. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews and chair of the Board of Regents, Ben Wooten.
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Date: November 7, 1996
Creator: Ketay, Christine & Anderson, Miles E.