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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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Molly Ivins With Larry King
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
Recorded interview of Molly Ivins by Larry King in conjunction with the release of her book "Nothin' but Good Times Ahead" in 1993. In this interview with Larry, Molly discusses the process of writing and publishing her book and delivers observations about Texas and National Politics. Of particular interest is the test conversation done before the actual start of the interview when Molly and Larry have a brief personal discussion. There are also some observations about the popularity of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
Molly Ivins With Larry King
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of the recorded interview of Molly Ivins by Larry King. In this part Molly and Larry discuss Texas and national politics as well as the reality of racism in the south.
Molly Ivins and Derrick McGinty
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is a recording of an interview of Molly Ivins by Derek McGinty for his radio show on WAMU in Washington, D.C. In it, Molly discusses Texas politics, racism, and George H.W Bush. This interview takes place during the 1991 WAMU capital campaign and at the end, she delivers a direct ask for the organization.
Molly Ivins and Derrick McGinty
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is the second part of Derek McGinty's interview of Molly Ivins. In it she discusses her time with the New York Times, Ann Richards, and populism in Texas.
Molly Ivins on Face the Nation
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This is an audio recording of a television appearance Molly Ivins made on CBS' Face the Nation hosted by Leslie Stahl. Also appearing are Newt Gingrich and Congressman Tony Coelho. In it they discuss the impending 1984 presidential election between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. Molly specifically discusses the situation on the ground in Texas and the nastiness of some of the local races.
Molly Ivins on KQED Forum San Francisco. "Molly, Me, and Music Makes Three: In Dolby C. Followed by Songs to Separate Skeptics from Cynics
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The front side of this tape is an appearance Molly Ivins made on KQED Forum before doing a signing in Palo Alto. The interview is largely about her views on subjects such as populism, NAFTA, the Waco disaster, national views on southerners, and Texas politics. Of particular interest is a large portion of the interview where Molly discusses some of her personal background and which authors she reads. She also provides some observations on local California politics.
Molly Ivins- MSMC (Mount St. Mary's College), Los Angeles "The 1992 Presidential Election"
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
The second part of Molly's speech at Mount St. Mary's College. At the beginning she continues where she left off speaking about tax reform and campaign finance reform. She then moves on to Bill Clinton and his campaign for president and the Gennifer Flowers allegations. In her Q&A's she discusses the rise of women in Texas politics.
Port of Houston, 1 of 2
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Produced film promoting the Port of Houston, with a brief history of the port and its use by the cotton, wheat and oil industries. Contains footage of the "Steel Surveyor" ship pulling into port, a meeting of the Houston Port Commissioners, and the newly built Wharf 9. Credits include a list of the Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners: Vernon Bailey (Director of Port Operations), W. F. Heavey (General Manager), W. S. Bellows, W. L. Walker, Sewall Myer, Lawton E. Deats and Robert Hemphill. Color picture with sound. Ends abruptly, with a hole for synchronization that likely goes with part 2.
Ralph Yarborough 5 min [Campaign Film for 1964 Senate Race] #2
Source:Yarborough (Ralph W.) Papers
Campaign film for Ralph Yarborough's 1964 senate race, with a testimonial from John F. Kennedy, who mentions Yarborough's action during 1961's Hurricane Carla and the September 28, 1962 establishment of the Padre Island National Seashore [This is a more complete version of the testimonial than is seen in dv_00078.] Yarborough mentions that Kennedy's footage was recorded for an October 1963 appreciation dinner in Yarborough's honor [covered in the book "Texas Salute: an appreciation dinner honoring United States Senator Ralph W. Yarborough"]. Black and white picture with sound. Dupont edge code reads "L," which relates to 1963.
Reel #1, Marshall Ford Dedication, Ground Breaking
Source:Lower Colorado River Authority Film and Video Collection
Footage of construction, tour and groundbreaking ceremony for Marshall Ford dam. Contains images of Harold L. Ickes and Alan J. Wirtz, and is likely to contain images of LCRA members. Black and white picture, no sound. Label on film reads "Roll 2-#1". Writing on leader reads "Marshall Ford Dedication 4:19 Ground Breaking", followed by printed leader reading "Agfa 1937". Label on can [likely written by 1995 transfer house] reads "Reel #1, 4:19 [time listed is 24 fps, film was likely shot at 16 fps], 1937 Buchanan Dam Construction, VIP Tour of Buchanan Dam, Inks Dam Construction, Ground Breaking Ceremony at Marshall Ford".