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Texas History

The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection was created in 1945 and named in honor of University of Texas professor Eugene Campbell Barker, a pioneer in the field of Texas history. The Barker Collection includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, broadsides, and recorded sound and constitutes the most extensive collection of Texas-related material in existence. Includes: the Bexar Archives, 300,000 pages of Spanish colonial and Mexican Provincial records of Texas, from 1717 to 1836; the Texas Declaration of Independence printed in San Felipe de Austin in 1836; Lt. Col. Jose Enrique de la Pena's eyewitness description of the Texas Revolution, including his controversial account of David Crockett's death at the Alamo; the Governor Dolph and Mrs. Janey Briscoe 1849 daguerreotype of the Alamo.

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"Visions of the State of Texas"
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Video tape of Molly speaking to the employees of Texas Department of Natural Resources. Since this talk was done before state employees, Molly primarily focuses on issues within the state government and especially with the governor, Bill Clements. Some points of interest include Molly's opinions on how to trim fat from the state budget while funding state agencies fully, the dangers of electing people who want to destroy government, and the importance of Texans to participate and pay attention to their municipal and state governments.
5 Min. Campaign Film for 1964 Senate Race. Testimonials For [From] JFK and LBJ.
Source:Yarborough (Ralph W.) Papers
Campaign film for Ralph Yarborough's 1964 senate race, with a short history of his career, testimonials from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and an appeal to voters from Yarborough. Kennedy mentions 1961's Hurricane Carla and the September 28, 1962 establishment of the Padre Island National Seashore [A more complete version of Kennedy's testimonial can be seen in dv_00140]. Includes footage of The University of Texas, Travis County Courthouse and the Texas State Capitol. Black and white picture with sound. Has synchronization punch hole.
799 Brooks Positive
Source:Brooks (Jack B.) Papers
Silent footage of Brooks campaigning, with Brooks standing at a podium with a "John Connally for Governor" sign. Film may also contain images of John Connally, Price Daniel, and Neville Colson. Black and white picture, no sound. Eastman Kodak edge code reads "circle square," which correlates to 1962. Writing on leader reads, "799 Brooks Positive."
92 St. Y New York, NY Singles Courtesy Tape
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
A continuation of her appearance at the 92nd Street Y. In this she answers questions about NAFTA and the criminal indictment of Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
At Ballinger, Texas
Source:Sorens (Bryan) Movie Film
Family home movies. Two title cards read "At Ballinger, Texas August, 1928" and "Our star actors -Emily Ruth and George, Jr.-" Black and white picture with no sound.
Cactus Comments- KLBJ AM
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
A short radio spot from 1987 in which Cactus Pryor presents his opinions on Molly Ivins and her writing.
City of Arts San Francisco Molly Ivins (Rough Dub)
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of Molly Ivin's appearance at City of Arts San Francisco. Continuing where e_mi_011 left off, Molly continues taking questions from the audience. Beyond just her normal lampooning of Texas politicians such as H. Ross Perot and Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Molly also discusses the Branch Davidian Disaster and the tradition of Texas populism. She also at one point briefly mentions future presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.
City of Arts San Francisco: Molly Ivins Hosted by Maya Angelou.
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of Molly's appearance at City of Arts San Francisco. In this section Molly addresses audience questions and discusses the ugliness of the discourse put out by talk radio hosts and other political commentators as well as Texas politics and history.
Cong. Kilgore, TV 2168
Source:Kilgore (Joe M.) Papers
Senator Joe Kilgore making a television address recognizing the growth of KGBT-TV's [Harlingen, Texas] signal strength from 50,000 to 100,000 watts, and connecting it to the economic growth of the United States. Black and white negative picture with sound. Has punch hole for synchronization.
Conservation History Association of Texas, Texas Legacy Project Records
The Texas Legacy Project, a cooperative documentary initiative supported by the Conservation History Association of Texas, aims to preserve the history of resource and wildlife conservation in the state through interviews with conservationists.