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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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, Jr., a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as House speakerships and lobbyist activities.
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Date: February 8, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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.
Item Type: Book
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Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

Description: Interview with Jack Moss, a businessman, army veteran, and a member of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Moss describes what it was like to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war, which he spent most of the war as. He also discusses certain events, battles, and places that he was involved with, including the fall and capture of Java, the bicycle camp, Batavia and Singapore in 1942, the Changi Prison Camp, the building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and his time in Kanchanaburi and Bangkok, Thailand.
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Date: July 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Moss, Jack
Item Type: Book
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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
Item Type: Book
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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
Item Type: Book
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[News Script: Sen. Mundt urges party realignment]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about South Dakota Senator Karl E. Mundt speaking to the Dallas Public Affairs Luncheon Club about needing reform in the electoral college system.
Date: February 12, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Former diplomat Dallas visitor]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the former U.S. Ambassador to Britain visiting Dallas, and delivering two speaking engagements at Southern Methodist University on the American fight against communism.
Date: March 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: George Fielding Eliot]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about George Fielding Eliot meeting with newsmen to promote a motion picture.
Date: October 10, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Banker tells of life in red China]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a stop in Fort Worth by Dutch banker Peter Huizer, who discusses his life as head of the Shanghai Bank of America during the communist Chinese regime.
Date: March 4, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Meet the press]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a broadcast of the "Meet the Press" news television show from Fort Worth, with a panel of four hosts interviewing Texas Governor Allan Shivers.
Date: March 25, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Handwritten Poem: American History]

Description: A handwritten poem, possibly written by Bill Nelson, announcing the emergence of a new era followed by describing early America, the political atmosphere, and ideals that were present in that time period.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Article: Clinton Appeals to Science for an AIDS Vaccine]

Description: A news article from the Washington Post discussing Bill Clinton's recent commencement address that he used as a platform to urge the scientific community to find a vaccine to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
Date: May 19, 1997
Creator: The Washington Post
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sam Rayburn]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about House Speaker, Sam Rayburn, flying home to Texas and commenting on an editorial in the Dallas News.
Date: April 4, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Harfield]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Nelson Rockefeller dropping out the Republican presidential campaign and the Dallas Theological Seminary commenting on Richard Nixon's chances of winning the GOP nomination.
Date: February 26, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Herter]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the former governor of Massachusetts, Christian Herter, commenting on international security.
Date: May 22, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Labor leader]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about James L. Dewitt, AFL-CIO's political expert, comments on political candidates and his concerns towards their campaign.
Date: March 1, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections