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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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MTI on WNYC (Molly Ivins on WNYC's On the Line )
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Radio appearance by Molly on WNYC's On the Line. Her brief appearance mostly is to discuss the 1992 presidential election and Texas politics.
Matthews-Reynolds Stone Ranch Dedication
Source:Pinto (John M.) Videotape, 1984
Coverage of a ceremony dedicating the Matthews-Reynolds Old Stone Ranch and telling the history of its settlement, including stories of cattle ranching and battles with the Kiowa and Comanche Native American tribes. Has four title cards throughout the video: "Historical Moments in Texas History (Part I)", "Matthews – Reynolds Stone Ranch Dedication", "The Dedication: Stone Ranch 1856-1984" and "Stone Ranch Dedication: Fandangle Sampler".
Molly Ivins "Politics and Other Bizarre Happenings" (Original Copy 2)
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of the Washington University and Q&A session not featured on e_mi_001. Her Q&A session features her opinions of LGBT rights as they relate to attacks on Houston LGBT people, Governor Ann Richards, and Missouri politics.
Molly Ivins "Politics and Other Bizarre Happenings" (Copy 2)
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of the Washington University and Q&A session not featured on e_mi_001. Her Q&A session features her opinions of LGBT rights as they relate to attacks on Houston LGBT people, Governor Ann Richards, and Missouri politics.
Molly Ivins "Politics and Other Bizarre Happenings" (Copy 2)
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
A third copy of a recorded speech of Molly Ivins at Washington University in St. Louis. In it she speaks about the 1992 presidential election and her take on who was going to win, H. Ross Perot, and journalism-especially about the closing of her former paper the Dallas Times Herald.
Molly Ivins "Politics and Other Bizarre Happenings" (Original Copy 2)
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
A second copy of a recorded speech of Molly Ivins at Washington University in St. Louis. In it she speaks about the 1992 presidential election and her take on who was going to win, H. Ross Perot, and journalism-especially about the closing of her former paper the Dallas Times Herald.
Molly Ivins Commentaries
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is a collection of recordings of Molly's commentaries from NPR's Morning Edition, that she did in the 1980's. Molly covers the 1984 election, Dallas Culture, and Texas elections among many others. Of particular interest is her coverage of Prince Charles' visit to Austin, Texas in 1986 for Texas' Sesquicentennial.
Molly Ivins Commentaries
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is a continuation of the collection of Molly's commentaries featured on e_mi_081. This side contains another copy of the "Tug of War" commentary from e_mi_080 as well as Molly's ideas for what Mikhail Gorbachev could do if he were to come to Texas during his 1988 visit.
Molly Ivins Morning Edition: "Tug of War"
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is a brief recording of one of Molly Ivins' radio commentaries that she used to do on Morning Edition in the 1980's. In this particular recording, she is discussing the Tug of War that happened across the Colorado River in Austin in 1987. This tug of war was literally between two different cultural sides of Austin: the wealthy yuppies in the north and the old hippies and "bubbas" in the south.
Molly Ivins NPR Commentaries
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Side one features radio spots that Molly did for NPR in the 1980s that were recorded over a sermon and religious music.