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[Sarah T. Hughes and other Texas judges with John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson]

Description: Photograph of Sarah T. Hughes and other United States District Court judges from Texas, with President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C. Pictured from left to right: Judge James L. Noel, Jr.; Senator Ralph W. Yarborough (Texas); President Kennedy; Judge Sarah T. Hughes; Edmund O. Noel (in front), son of Judge Noel; Vice President Johnson; Judge Adrian A. Spears; Judge Leo Brewster. This particular photographic print was presented to Judge Sarah T. Hughes by Kennedy's successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson. An inscription at the bottom of the print, handwritten by President Johnson, reads "To Judge Sarah Hughes with affection and high regard. Lyndon B. Johnson." On the back of the photograph, "B5212-1" is handwritten in ink.
Date: March 7, 1962
Creator: Knudsen, Robert L. (Robert LeRoy), 1929-1989
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy shares his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Subjects discussed include freshmen senators, committee appointments, reform legislation, and the Comparative Negligence Bill. Mauzy also comments on fellow politicians Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Date: July 12, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, March 9, 1984

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas State Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, who was an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, midnight appointments, pay raises for teachers, taxation, appropriations, and the Jurisprudence Committee.
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Date: June 12, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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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 Oscar H. Mauzy, October 23, 1978

Description: Interview with Democratic Attorney-Senator Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy discusses his experiences as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on Proposition 13 in California, ad valorem taxation, the roles of Speaker Bill Clayton and Governor Dolph Briscoe, election year politics, the Senate caucus, repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills, increase in inheritance tax exemptions, taxation of agricultural and timber land, homestead exemptions for the elderly, and the Peveto Bill.
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Date: October 23, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, November 3, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, who was an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes the politician's personal experiences and views as a member of the Sixtieth Legislature.
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Date: July 8, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, April 12, 1965

Description: Interview with former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas (1950-57), Allan Shivers from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Shivers' observations on his career in the Texas Senate (1934-45), liquor control issue, pari-mutuel betting, lobbyists, oil politics, labor relations, comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O'Daniel, race for lieutenant governor in 1946, views on the operation of state government, education, Truman presidential race of 1948, tidelands oil, death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship, gubernatorial election in 1950 and the Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign of 1952.
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Date: April 12, 1965
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & Shivers, Allan
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Oral History Interview with George Clarence Moffett, 1965-1966

Description: Interview with Dr. George Clarence Moffett, a farmer, oilman, and former state legislator from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Dr. Moffett describes his personal experiences as a member of the House and Senate of Texas for thirty-four years and as a Delegate to Democratic National Convention in Houston in 1928. He comments about Governors W. Lee O'Daniel, Coke Stevenson, and Allan Shivers and talks about oil legislation.
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Date: May 3, 1965
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Moffett, George Clarence
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 17, 1975

Description: Interview with Democratic senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy, a member of the Texas Senate from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy discusses his experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. Mauzy also expresses his personal views on public school financing, public utilities legislation, the College Coordinating Bill, constitutional revision, personal legislation. He comments on fellow politicians Comptroller Bob Bullock, Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Date: July 6, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

Description: Interview with Senator Charles Wilson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Lufkin, Texas. In the interview, Wilson discusses his personal views and experiences concerning specific problems in the Texas state government, personal legislation, utilities regulation, the appointment of committee members, lobbies, campaign financial disclosure, election filing fees, committee structure, annual legislative sessions, taxation, and legislative apportionment.
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Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Wilson, Charles
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Oral History Interview with Tom Creighton, July 15, 1975

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Tom Creighton, who was an attorney from Mineral Wells, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, committee assignments, lobbying, reform of the local and uncontested calendar, constitutional revision, the public school finance bill, public utilities legislation, and personal legislation.
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Date: January 9, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Creighton, Tom
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 24, 1968

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal views and experiences while serving as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature.
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Date: January 30, 1970
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Mauzy, Oscar H.
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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.
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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 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
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[Letter from Alice G. to Mollie Moore, Linnet White, and Family, October 10, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore, Linnet White, and family from Alice G. discussing family matters and what she has been doing. She writes of Birdie and Will's plans to eventually purchase a farm and her take on the situation. Alice also includes information about their food situation, her sewing projects, and other daily events. At the end, Alice has a brief note directed at Claude White regarding excitement for the election of state senators.
Date: October 10, 1915
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[News Script: Yarborough]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Senator Ralph Yarborough attending a barbecue for Convair machinists.
Date: September 7, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[News Script: Demo. convention]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the state democratic convention hosted at the Municipal auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: September 9, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[News Script: Yarborough]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Ralph Yarborough, the Texas junior senator, discussing the democratic state convention status and the Russian missile development at the state convention of the American Legion.
Date: August 3, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[News Script: GOP]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Republican gubernatorial candidate Edwin Mayer and Republican senatorial candidate Roy Whittenburg making a joint appearance in Dallas.
Date: September 15, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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