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[News Script: Legislature]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a hearing in the Texas Legislature in Austin to redistrict the 79th State Judicial District, to reduce the power of political boss George Parr in Jim Wells County.
Date: April 17, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Scotex pkg]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: November 12, 1997
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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 David Allred, October 31, 1979

Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. His topics of discussion include the Sam Houston Caucus, his impressions of Governor William Clements and Speaker Bill Clayton, consumer legislation, interest rates, tax reliefs, the Peveto Bill, and the "Killer Bees".
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Date: October 31, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Dave discusses his experiences as a member of the Special sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also describes his personal views on issues including one-year versus two-year budgets, increases in sales tax, the expansion of sales tax, "grocery tax", conflicts with Speaker Gus Mutscher, beer lobbying, corporate taxes, voter disillusionment, urban-rural conflicts, Wichita Falls politics, and his campaign for reelection and contest for House speakership.
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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975

Description: Interview with David Allred, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Allred discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also describes his thoughts on issues such as the House speakership race, committee chairpersons, House rules, Equal Rights Amendment, the establishment of Public Utilities Commission, public school financing and the Constitutional Convention.
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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
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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 James L. Rogers, October 23, 1980

Description: Interview with Former professor, administrator, and director of the North Texas State University New Service James L. Rogers, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Rogers remembers the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also shares his thoughts and memories on the admission of A. Tennyson Miller in 1954, the Adkins case, the admission of Mrs. Irma E. L. Sephas, the role of President J. C. Matthews in the desegregation of NTSC, and when Abner Haynes became the first African-American athlete at NTSC in 1956.
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Date: October 23, 1980
Creator: Comrie, Moray Hume & Rogers, James L.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, August 2, 1979

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Oscar discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. He also comments about Governor William Clements, appropriations, teacher salaries, public school financing, consumer legislation, the presidential primary bill, and "Killer Bees".
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Date: August 2, 1979
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 L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

Description: Interview with attorney and Democratic Representative L. DeWitt Hale from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on budget surplus, highway appropriations, the teacher retirement bill, Texas Monthly's ratings of legislators, public school financing, ad valorem taxation, and the Peveto Bill.
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Date: July 12, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 25, 1978

Description: Interview with Democratic representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also talks about his personal views on issues such as Proposition 13 in California, treasury surplus, the repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills, the increase in inheritance tax exemptions, taxation of agricultural and timber land, initiative-referendum, the Peveto Bill, the formation of the "Filthy Fifty", the Sam Houston Caucus, and the House Study Group. Allred also comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe, Speaker Bill Clayton, and Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby
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Date: October 25, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences while serving as a member of the Regular and Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, the extension of state sales tax, the Cavness Plan, minimum wage laws, workman's compensation, welfare legislation, student unrest on college campuses, and the establishment of additional four year college campuses. Allred also comments on Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, Speaker Gus Mutscher, and Governor Preston Smith.
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Date: March 17, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
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Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, August 23, 1979

Description: Interview with Judge Sarah T. Hughes, former state legislator, state district judge, and federal district judge. In the interview, Sarah describes her experiences and personal views concerning the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, the Dallas County Jail, the constitutionality of abortion, and the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District.
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Date: August 23, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hughes, Sarah T.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 30, 1973

Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Regular Session of the Sixty-third Texas Legislature. He also talks about his personal views concerning reform legislation and appropriations, and comments on fellow politician Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Date: September 30, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
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Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 8, 1975

Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Legislature Sarah Weddington from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Weddington discusses her experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. She also discusses her decision to enter politics and her personal political philosophies. Weddington expresses her thoughts on the House speakership race, committee appointments, constitutional revisions, the Equal Rights Amendment, public school financing, public utilities legislation, personal legislation, and comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Weddington, Sarah
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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 Sarah Weddington, July 11, 1977

Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Legislature Sarah Weddington from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Weddington discusses her experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature on issues such as budget surpluses, highway appropriations, public school financing, the Peveto Bill, property taxations, and personal legislation.
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Date: July 11, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Weddington, Sarah
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 3, 1975

Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas House of Representatives L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also expresses his personal thoughts and memories on the House speakership race, appropriations, committee appointments, public school financing, public utilities legislation, constitutional revisions, personal legislation, and comments on fellow politician Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Date: September 3, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, December 20, 1974

Description: Interview with Democratic representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale reminisces and describes his experiences during his time serving as a member of the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention. Hale also discusses his personal views concerning constitutional revisions, the Constitutional Revision Commission, the Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee, the Judiciary Committee, Price Daniel Jr., night-to-work provisions, and the failure of the Constitutional Convention.
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Date: December 20, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
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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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