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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.
Date: May 29, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Sparks, Walter
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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.
Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Sparks, Walter
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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.
Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Wise, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Marguerite Lang, May 28, 1969

Description: Interview with Marguerite Lang, a long-time resident of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Miss Lang describes her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development of Portland. She also discusses what it was like growing up and living an agrarian lifestyle in Portland.
Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Lang, Marguerite
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Martin Dies, April 23, 1966

Description: Interview with former U.S. congressman Martin Dies, Sr., an attorney from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Dies' experiences as a Texas politician and U.S. Congressman, 1931-49 and 1950-56, and chairman of House Committee on Un-American Activities during the New Deal. Also includes his personal views on communism.
Date: April 23, 1966
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Dies, Martin
Partner: UNT Oral History Program