These recordings form part of a larger collection in the archives at the Woodson Research Center known as the Chandler Davidson Texas Politics research collection, 1960-2010 (MS 259). It includes material related to Rice Sociology Professor Chandler Davidson’s research into the liberal political movement in Texas. Materials include audio cassette tapes of oral histories (some with transcriptions), correspondence, clippings, research notes, publications, and student research papers. Interviewees include Texas politicians Billie Carr, Ralph Yarborough, Bob Eckhardt, Walter Hall, Sam Rayburn, Margaret Carter, Allan Shivers, and others.

A guide to this larger physical collection is available here.

Recent Submissions

  • Maury Maverick Jr. oral history interview (original) 

    Maverick, Maury Jr. (1975)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Maury Maverick Jr. oral history interview 

    Maverick, Maury Jr. (1975)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Frances "Sissy" Farenthold lecture "My course on money & politics" 

    Farenthold, Frances (Sissy) (1976)
    This lecture was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Moses Leroy oral history interview 

    Leroy, Moses (1979)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Frank Calhoun lecture, class on money & politics 

    Calhoun, Frank (1976)
    This lecture was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • John Hannah lecture, class on money & politics 

    Hannah, John (1976)
    This lecture was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Bob Hall speech to class 

    Hall, Robert (1976)
    This lecture was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Leonel Castillo and John Pouland oral history interview 

    Castillo, Leonel; Pouland, John (1976)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Chandler Davidson and Billie Carr oral history interview 

    Carr, Billie (1977)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Billie Carr "breakthrough" oral history interview 

    Carr, Billie (1979)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Isabelle Gantz oral history interview 

    Gantz, Isabelle (1978)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • John Pouland oral history interview 

    Pouland, John (1976)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Bob Eckhardt talk on Jimmy Carter's energy program 

    Eckhardt, Robert C. (1978)
    This talk was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • African American oral history interviews 

    (1976)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • José Ángel Gutiérrez to Peck 

    Gutiérrez, José Ángel (1978)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Jim Gibbs, Wayne Hill, Bev Allen: Bank economists on holding companies 

    (1976)
    This talk was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Vignettes of liberals meeting 

    (1975)
    This meeting was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • J. R. (Jubal Richard) Parten oral history interview 

    Parten, J. R. (Jubal Richard) (1978)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Liberal Strategy sessions 

    Carr, Billie (1975)
    This meeting was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.
  • Billie Carr oral history interview 

    Carr, Billie (1974)
    This oral history interview was recorded as part of Rice Sociology and Political Science Professor Emeritus Chandler Davidson's research into the liberal political movement in Texas during the 1970's.

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