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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
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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
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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
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, February 19, 1982

Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Senate Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy recollects memories and experiences as a member of the Sixty-seventh legislature. He discusses his personal views on issues including the elections of 1980, initiative-referendum, the abortion issue, law-and-order legislation, redistricting, and the state water plan. Mauzy also comments on Ross Perot, Governor William Clements, Lieutenant Governor William Hobby, and Attorney General Mark White.
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Date: February 19, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982

Description: Interview with football coach G. A. Moore, from Pilot Point, Texas. In the interview, Moore recalls his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: May 28, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Moore, G. A.
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Oral History Interview with Odus Mitchell, 1982

Description: Interview with former North Texas football coach Odus Mitchell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mitchell discusses his experiences as head football coach during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: October 19, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Mitchell, Odus
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Oral History Interview with Leon King, 1982

Description: Interview with public school administrator Leon A. King from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, King describes his experiences as one of the two first African Americans who first integrated athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: October 19, 1982
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & King, Leon
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Oral History Interview with Jerrell Shaw, January 12, 1983

Description: Interview with businessman Jerrell Shaw Businessman from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Shaw reminisces about when he was a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: January 12, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Shaw, Jerrell
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Oral History Interview with Jerry Russell, January 13, 1983

Description: Interview with attorney Jerry Russell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Russell describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: January 13, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Russell, Jerry
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Oral History Interview with Ray Toole, January 14, 1983

Description: Interview with businessman Ray Toole. In the interview, he describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: January 14, 1983
Creator: Cummings, Randy; Marcello, Ronald E. & Toole, Ray
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Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983

Description: Interview with college instructor Ira T. DeFoor from Denton, Texas. In the interview, DeFoor discusses his experiences from when he was the equipment manager for the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: May 24, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & DeFoor, Ira T.
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Oral History Interview with Raymond Clement, July 6, 1983

Description: Interview with high school football coach Raymond Clement from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Raymond discusses his experiences as the football coach during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: July 6, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Clement, Raymond
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Oral History Interview with Mac Reynolds, July 18, 1983

Description: Interview with businessman Mac Reynolds from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reynolds discusses his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956.
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Date: July 18, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Cummings, Randy & Reynolds, Mac
Partner: UNT Oral History Program