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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee audiotapes, 1962,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Textbook Investigating Committee:

An Inventory of House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee Audiotapes at the Texas State Archives, 1962



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Textbook Investigating Committee.
Title: House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee audiotapes
Dates: 1962
Abstract: In response to controversy over the content of public school textbooks and assigned student reading in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, the Texas House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee was created (House Simple Resolution 736, 57th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) in 1962 to study the contents of public school American history textbooks that had been approved for use in Texas schools and report its findings to the House of Representatives before the end of the regular session of the 58th Legislature. Economics and home economics textbooks, in addition to literary works used as assigned reading, also came under the committee's consideration. Audiotapes, dating from 1962, document all of the committee's public hearings in Austin, Amarillo, and San Antonio, and its two meetings held after the hearings. These audiotapes have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 1.44 cubic ft. (48 tape reels)
Language: These materials are in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

Responsibility for choosing textbooks for the state's public schools lies with the Texas State Board of Education, which asks publishers to revise the content of their textbooks to conform to state curriculum standards. The board appoints a Texas State Textbook Committee to serve in the annual textbook selection process. Controversy in Texas over the content of public school textbooks and assigned student reading was spurred in the 1950s and 1960s by individuals and groups who believed that some textbooks and works of fiction promoted socialism, communism, anti-religion, and promiscuity. In response to this controversy, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Simple Resolution 736 (57th Texas Legislature, Regular Session), which authorized the Speaker of the House to appoint a special committee to study the contents of public school American history textbooks and report its findings to the House of Representatives before the end of the regular session of the 58th Legislature. The committee members appointed were Representatives W.T. "Bill" Dungan (chair), Bob Bass (vice chair), John C. Alaniz, Nelson Cowles, and Ronald E. Roberts. The committee's charge refers to "this time of peril and decision in the United States of America of true education of the youth of our Nation to the ideals of our wonderful American heritage" and the House of Representatives' "desire that the American history courses in the public schools emphasize in the textbooks our glowing and throbbing history of hearts and souls inspired by wonderful American principles and traditions..."

The Textbook Investigating Committee met twice in January 1962 to begin and plan its work and then held seven public hearings that year at which testimony was heard from individuals representing themselves or an organization. Hearings were held in Austin on January 17, 24, and 31, and on February 9; in Amarillo on February 26; and in San Antonio on April 2 and 3. The committee's report includes mention of a hearing held in Dallas, though no such hearing appears in the report's list of meetings and hearings. While the committee's charge was to examine the content of American history textbooks that had been approved for use in Texas schools, economics and home economics textbooks, in addition to literary works used as assigned reading, also came under the committee's consideration. American history textbooks discussed in the hearings included This Is Our Nation by Boller and Tilford (Webster Publishing Company, 1961); American History by Craven and Johnson (Ginn, 1961); Rise of the American Nation by Todd and Curti (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961); This Is America's Story by Wilder, Ludlum and Brown (Houghton Mifflin, 1961); The Story of American Freedom by Edna McGuire (Macmillan, 1961); Men and Nations by Mazour and Peoples (Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961); Magruder's American Government by Magruder and McClenaghan (Allyn and Bacon, 1961); and History of a Free People by Bragdon and McCutcheon (Macmillan, 1961). Economics textbooks under examination were Economics for Our Times by Augustus H. Smith (McGraw-Hill, 1959), Economic Problems of Today by Klein and Colvin (Lyons and Carnahan, 1959), and Economics and You by Sol Holt (Scribner, 1956). Home economics textbooks receiving criticism were Family Living by Duvall (Macmillan, 1961), Personal Adjustment, Marriage and Family Living (Prentice-Hall, 1961) and Building Your Life (Prentice-Hall, 1959) by Landis and Landis, and The Consumer Investigates by Zu Tavern and Bullock (Lincoln (Neb.) University Publishing Co., 1954). Works of fiction discussed during testimony included Andersonville by MacKinley Kantor, The Way West and The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie Jr., Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk, Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge, and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.

Among those testifying at the hearings were members of the conservative political action committee Texans for America, including its founder, J. Evetts Haley, a historian and Texas Panhandle rancher. Testifying on behalf of a more liberal approach to textbook content were members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and members of the Texas Institute of Letters, including Southern Methodist University professor Lon Tinkle, University of Texas at Austin (UT) professor Ernest Mossner, UT Press founding director Frank Wardlaw, folklorist and former UT professor J. Frank Dobie, and Reverend Joseph M. Dawson. Dozens of individuals representing only themselves also testified before the committee, including Elton R. Cude, of the American Legion, Department of Texas; Mel and Norma Gabler, founders of Educational Research Analysts, a conservative Christian organization devoted to Texas public school textbook review; Maury Maverick Jr., a lawyer for the ACLU and former Texas state representative; and Roger Shattuck, a National Book Award-winning writer and UT professor of French at that time.

The committee met on its own on June 25 and November 12, 1962, and completed and submitted its report during the legislative interim. Due to differences in their beliefs and opinions, and also disagreement about the quality of testimony provided by the witnesses who testified at the committee's public hearings, each committee member submitted his own separate report as part of the committee's full report to the House of Representatives for the 58th Legislature. Representatives Alaniz and Roberts noted in their reports that most of the testimony opposing adoption of the textbooks under consideration was repetitious and appeared to derive from the same sources, focusing on criticism of the United Nations and the New Deal era, on promoting patriotism, and on defining obscene material. Representative Alaniz objected to allowing people to testify who had not read the textbooks in question. Testimony of many witnesses is included in the committee's report. Representative Roberts cautioned in his report that academic freedom should prevail over political extremism. Representatives Cowles, Dungan, and Bass believed that textbooks should promote national pride and the free enterprise system and not interfere with the primary influence of parents on their children.

Two members of the committee, Representatives Dungan and Roberts, made charges against each other that resulted in the appointment of a committee in the next legislative session to investigate those allegations (House Simple Resolution 236, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). Dungan alleged that Roberts did not attend the entirety of the hearings held in Amarillo and San Antonio yet received reimbursement for full attendance, and that Roberts released his portion of the committee's report to the press in violation of the committee's responsibility to submit its report first to the House. The investigating committee found the first charge against Roberts to be without merit but that the second charge was true. Roberts alleged that Dungan used House facilities for printing materials that were disseminated for his personal profit. The investigating committee found that Dungan had reimbursed the House for the printing expenses, and that his profit on their sale did not violate any statute or rule, though it was contrary to the public policy of the state. The Attorney General concurred with the committee's findings.

Neither legislative chamber has formed a committee to investigate public school textbooks since the 57th Legislature. Previous Texas legislative committees concerning textbooks had confined themselves to investigating expenses incurred in their purchase, binding, and distribution, rather than evaluation of their subject matter.

(Sources include: House Committee on Textbook Investigating - 57th R.S. (1961) committee overview on the Texas Legislative Reference Library website, and SBOE - State Board of Education overview at the Texas Education Agency website, both accessed February 2, 2017; and the records themselves.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

In response to controversy over the content of public school textbooks and assigned student reading in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, the Texas House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee was created (House Simple Resolution 736, 57th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) in 1962 to study the contents of public school American history textbooks and report its findings to the House of Representatives before the end of the regular session of the 58th Legislature. Audiotapes, dating from 1962, document all of the committee's public hearings and its two meetings held after the hearings. While the committee's charge was to examine the content of American history textbooks that had been approved for use in Texas schools, economics and home economics textbooks, in addition to literary works used as assigned reading, also came under the committee's consideration. Responsibility for choosing textbooks for the state's public schools lies with the Texas State Board of Education, which asks publishers to revise the content of their textbooks to conform to state curriculum standards. The board appoints a Texas State Textbook Committee to serve in the annual textbook selection process.

Public hearings were held by the committee on January 17, 24, and 31, and on February 9, all in the Texas House of Representatives Main Committee Room at the Capitol in Austin. A public hearing was held on February 26 at the School Administration Building auditorium in Amarillo, and two public hearings were held on April 2 and 3 at the Sidney Lanier High School auditorium in San Antonio. After the hearings, the committee met twice, on June 25 and November 12, to discuss its work to complete a report to be submitted to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature. According to that report, the committee first met on January 3 and 10 to begin planning its work; recordings of those meetings are not included in these records, though minutes of the January 3 meeting appear in other records in the State Archives holdings (see Related Material).

Among those testifying at the hearings were members of the conservative political action committee Texans for America, including its founder, J. Evetts Haley, a historian and Texas Panhandle rancher. Testifying on behalf of a more liberal approach to textbook content were members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and members of the Texas Institute of Letters, including Southern Methodist University professor Lon Tinkle, University of Texas at Austin (UT) professor Ernest Mossner, UT Press founding director Frank Wardlaw, folklorist and former UT professor J. Frank Dobie, and Reverend Joseph M. Dawson. Dozens of individuals representing only themselves also testified before the committee, including Elton R. Cude, of the American Legion, Department of Texas; Mel and Norma Gabler, founders of Educational Research Analysts, a conservative Christian organization devoted to Texas public school textbook review; Maury Maverick Jr., a lawyer for the ACLU and former Texas state representative; and Roger Shattuck, a National Book Award-winning writer and UT professor of French at that time.

Transcripts of testimony given by Haley (similar to, but not a verbatim transcript of his recorded testimony to this legislative committee on January 17, 1962); and the testimony given by Tinkle, Mossner, Wardlaw, Dobie, and Reverend Dawson on January 31, 1962; and by Reverend Lovely on February 9, 1962; are available in other records in the State Archives holdings (see Related Material).

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Arrangement of the Records

These audiotapes are arranged in chronological order, grouped by hearing location (Austin, Amarillo, San Antonio), with committee meetings appearing last.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Due to the fragility of the audiotapes, the digital copies must be used instead of the original tapes. Researchers wishing to access the original tape reels must contact Archives staff. Access may be granted if the researcher wants to view the physical tape and its container.

Restrictions on Use

The use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising is prohibited (Texas Government Code, Section 306.005). In addition, commercial use of legislatively produced audio or visual material is limited (Texas Government Code, Section 306.006).

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Cude, Elton R.
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964.
Dawson, Joseph Martin, 1879-1973.
Gabler, Mel.
Gabler, Norma.
Haley, J. Evetts (James Evertts), 1901-1995.
Maverick, Maury, 1921-2003.
Mossner, Ernest Campbell, 1907-1986.
Shattuck, Roger.
Tinkle, Lon.
Wardlaw, Frank H., Jr., 1913-1989.
Corporate Names:
American Civil Liberties Union.
Texans for America.
Texas Institute of Letters.
Subjects (Organizations):
Texas Education Agency.
Texas. State Board of Education.
Texas. State Textbook Committee.
Subjects:
Education--Texas.
Governmental investigations--Texas.
Legislative bodies--Texas--Committees.
Textbooks--Texas.
Document Types:
Tape reels--Texas.
Functions:
Administering governmental investigations.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Helen Bownds State Textbook Committee member records, 1960-1961, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 1981/168-1 and 2.]
Texas Capitol News Service records, 1920-1941, undated, bulk 1939-1941, 2.23 cubic ft. [See Photographs series, Texas State Textbook Committee and Texas State Board of Education photographs, 1939.]
Texas Education Agency Textbook Division records (protests and statements on certain books being considered for adoption), 1963, 1970, 0.1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2006 Accessions Box 1 (2006/115).]
Texas Legislative Reference Library, Records relating to textbook review and investigation, 1960-1962, 0.1 cubic ft. [In addition to Texas State Textbook Committee materials, includes House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee meeting minutes, January 3, 1962; written testimony by J. Evetts Haley (similar, but not verbatim testimony given by Haley when testifying to the committee on January 17, 1962); testimony transcript of professors Lon Tinkle and Ernest C. Mossner, Frank Wardlaw, J. Frank Dobie, and Dr. J. (Reverend Joseph) M. Dawson, January 31, 1962; and testimony transcript of Reverend Brandoch Lovely, February 9, 1962.] [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 1984/171-2.]
Texas Legislature, Text-Book Investigating Committee records, 1922-1923, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Textbook Investigating Committee minutes and proceedings (vol. 3) and correspondence, 1923, 0.25 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 4-3/684, Restricted.]
Texas State Board of Education minutes and agenda, 1950-2005, 33.5 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Education records, State Textbook Board minutes, 1912-1922, 1924-1925, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2012/042-23.]
Publications
Texas. State Textbook Committee. Report of the State Textbook Committee to the State Commissioner of Education on books offered for adoption. Austin, Tex.: Texas Education Agency, 1961.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee audiotapes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1987/076

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas House of Representatives Committee Coordinator on January 13, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2017

Other Formats for the Records

The audiotapes described in this finding aid have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at http://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/legislature/house-of-representatives/house-textbook-investigating-committee/.

See Related Material for transcripts of testimony by several witnesses who testified before this committee.

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Detailed Description of the Records

House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee audiotapes, 1962,
1.44 cubic ft. (48 tape reels)

Austin public hearings, January 17, 24, and 31, 1962, and February 9, 1962
Box Audio
1987/076-1 1 Public hearing, January 17, 1962
[running time: 1:04:05]
[Note: Audio recording starts at 40:24. Box labeling says the tape was transcribed, though it is not known where a transcript may exist.]
[Witness: William E. Loose, Houston, speaking on behalf of Texans for America (continued on next recording).]
2 Public hearing, January 17, 1962
[running time: 1:04:18]
[Note: Box labeling says the tape was transcribed, though it is not known where a transcript may exist.]
[Witnesses: William E. Loose, Houston (continued from previous recording); Joan Slay, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wright, Cleburne; and Otis McWhorter, Azle; all speaking on behalf of Texans for America.]
3 Public hearing, January 17, 1962
[running time: 1:04:25]
[Note: Box labeling says the tape was transcribed, though it is not known where a transcript may exist.]
[Witnesses: Robert Ash, Azle; Dr. Donald I. Riddle, Paris; A.V. Grant, Saint Jo; L.W. Pollard, Kerrville (continued on next recording); all speaking on behalf of Texans for America.]
4 Public hearing, January 17, 1962
[running time: 1:04:01]
[Note: See Related Material for a transcript of testimony given by J. Evetts Haley (similar to, but not a verbatim transcript of Haley's recorded testimony to this legislative committee).]
[Witnesses: L.W. Pollard (continued from previous recording) and G.D. Reading, Kerrville; W.H. Kellogg, Huntsville; J. Evetts Haley (continued on next recording), Canyon; all speaking on behalf of Texans for America.]
5 Public hearing, January 17, 1962
[running time: 1:04:07]
[Note: See Related Material for a transcript of testimony given by J. Evetts Haley (similar to, but not a verbatim transcript of Haley's recorded testimony to this legislative committee).]
[Witnesses: J. Evetts Haley, Canyon, speaking on behalf of Texans for America (continued from previous recording); James P. Donovan, Dallas (attorney for Texans for America); Reverend M.O. Garner, Amarillo; Richard Rogers, Church of Christ minister, Azle.]
6 Public hearing, January 17, 1962
[running time: 34:50]
[Witnesses: Reverend R.D. Wade, Trinity Baptist Church, and Reverend Lloyd Taylor, South Austin Baptist Church, both of Austin; J. Evetts Haley, Canyon; John R. Downs, Austin.]
7 Public hearing, January 24, 1962
[running time: 1:03:52]
[Witnesses: Mrs. David Kothmann, Mason; Mrs. M.F. Gabler, Hawkins (continued on next recording).]
8 Public hearing, January 24, 1962
[running time: 1:04:03]
[Witnesses: Mrs. M.F. Gabler, Hawkins (continued from previous recording); Dr. James W. Lassiter, Austin; Dr. Douglas Morgan, Austin (continued on next recording).]
9 Public hearing, January 24, 1962
[running time: 58:40]
[Witnesses: Dr. Douglas Morgan (continued from previous recording), Dr. Roger Shattuck, and Dr. Benjamin F. Wright, all of Austin.]
10 Public hearing, January 24, 1962
[running time: 44:21]
[Witnesses: Dr. Michael G. Hall, Austin; Charles R. Scoggins, Corpus Christi; Julia Tye, West Point; Harris Holmes, Western Publishing Company, Dallas.]
11 Public hearing, January 24, 1962
[running time: 1:03:35]
[Witnesses: Reverend Lee Freeman and Barry Cohen, both of Austin; W.H. Kellogg, Huntsville; Elida Goldberg, Austin (continued on next recording).]
12 Public hearing, January 24, 1962, and January 31, 1962
[running time: 1:03:37]
[Witness for January 24, 1962 hearing: Elida Goldberg, Austin (continued from previous recording); Witnesses for January 31, 1962 hearing: Mrs. A.A. Forester, Texarkana; Richard Harvey, Tyler; M.F. Gabler, Hawkins (continued on next recording).]
13 Public hearing, January 31, 1962
[running time: 1:04:31]
[Note: See Related Material for a transcript of the testimony given by professors Lon Tinkle and Ernest C. Mossner, and by Frank Wardlaw.]
[Witnesses: M.F. Gabler (continued from previous recording) and Jim Gabler, both of Hawkins; speaking on behalf of the Texas Institute of Letters: professor Lon Tinkle, Southern Methodist University, Dallas; and professor Ernest C. Mossner and UT Press director Frank Wardlaw, both of the University of Texas at Austin.]
14 Public hearing, January 31, 1962
[running time: 1:03:28]
[Note: See Related Material for a transcript of the testimony given by J. Frank Dobie and Reverend Joseph M. Dawson.]
[Witnesses: J. Frank Dobie and Reverend Joseph M. Dawson, both of Austin, speaking on behalf of the Texas Institute of Letters; Nada Mihailovich, Galveston (continued on next recording).]
15 Public hearing, January 31, 1962
[running time: 1:03:49]
[Witnesses: Nada Mihailovich, Galveston (continued from previous recording); Emma (Mrs. T.C.) Wentworth, Austin; J.C. Abbott, San Antonio; R.A. Kilpatrick, Cleburne; J. Evetts Haley, Canyon (continued on next recording).]
16 Public hearing, January 31, 1962
[running time: 1:03:42]
[Witnesses: J. Evetts Haley, Canyon (continued from previous recording); Emma (Mrs. T.C.) Wentworth, Austin; Mrs. William H. Moler, Dallas; Dr. R. Lowell Campbell, Corsicana (continued on next recording).]
17 Public hearing, January 31, 1962
[running time: 1:02:11]
[Witnesses: Dr. R. Lowell Campbell, Corsicana (continued from previous recording); Dr. Medford Evans; Russell Stanger, Brazoria County; W.H. Kellogg, Huntsville.]
18 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:03:54]
[Witnesses: Mrs. R.J. Adams, Corpus Christi; Dr. Clarence E. Ayres, Austin (continued on recording after next).]
19 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:03:55]
[Witnesses: Dr. C.E. Ayres (continued from recording before that previous), Reverend Bob J. Cox, and Floyd Williams (continued on next recording), all of Austin.]
20 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:04:08]
[Witnesses: Floyd Williams (continued from previous recording), Mrs. Forrest Porch, and William E. Roth (continued on next recording), all of Austin.]
21 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:03:56]
[Witnesses: William E. Roth, Austin (continued from previous recording); Camilla Kothmann, Mason; Louise Gardner, Houston; Mrs. J.S. Watt, Houston (continued on next recording).]
22 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:03:51]
[Note: See Related Material for a transcript of the testimony given by Reverend Brandoch Lovely.]
[Witnesses: Mrs. J.S. Watt, Houston (continued from previous recording); Mrs. Floyd Dunaway, Austin; Reverend Brandoch Lovely, Austin, speaking on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (continued on next recording).]
23 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:04:09]
[Note: See Related Material for a transcript of the testimony given by Reverend Brandoch Lovely.]
[Witnesses: Reverend Brandoch Lovely (continued from previous recording), John Barrow, Frank Wright, Dr. Walter Dunkelberg, and John R. Dawnes Jr. (continued on next recording), all of Austin and speaking on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union.]
24 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:03:40]
[Witnesses: John R. Dawnes Jr (continued from previous recording), speaking on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union; Joseph P. Witherspoon; and William F. Fritz (continued on next recording); all of Austin.]
25 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 1:04:17]
[Witnesses: William F. Fritz (continued from previous recording) and Mrs. L.B. Randerson, Austin; Mrs. Ross Biggers, Houston (continued on next recording).]
26 Public hearing, February 9, 1962
[running time: 57:47]
[Witnesses: Mrs. Ross Biggers, Houston (continued from previous recording); Reverend W.S. Arms Jr., Austin.]
Amarillo public hearing, February 26, 1962
Box Audio
1987/076-1 27 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 1:00:49]
[Witnesses: Mrs. Pearl L. Adams and Mildred Shively, both of Amarillo.]
28 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 1:03:03]
[Witnesses: Mrs. Lewis Gilbert, Bryan L. Denson, and Vivian A. Parks, all of Amarillo.]
29 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 1:07:31]
[Witnesses: Mrs. C.F. Newsom, Hereford; Mrs. Gail Ledbetter, Mrs. Pauline Higly, and Mrs. William Hughes (continued on next recording), all of Amarillo.]
30 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 1:05:04]
[Witnesses: Mrs. William Hughes (continued from previous recording), W.W. Williams, and Don G. Cornelius, all of Amarillo; Mrs. Barbara Goole, Stratford; Albert McLaughlin, Amarillo (continued on next recording).]
31 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 1:04:59]
[Witnesses: Albert McLaughlin (continued from previous recording) and Larry W. Williams, both of Amarillo; Mrs. Thornton Dewey, Canyon; W.L. Porterfield, Gruver (continued on next recording).]
32 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 1:04:48]
[Witnesses: W.L. Porterfield, Gruver (continued from previous recording); Mrs. L.V. Cradit, Mrs. Harold Boots, James H. Griggs, Mrs. Kenneth Sandridge, Mr. Larry W. Williams, and Rita Overstreet, all of Amarillo.]
33 Public hearing, February 26, 1962
[running time: 55:09]
[Witnesses: Charles A. Shaw, Amarillo; Dr. W.S. Arms Jr., Austin.]
San Antonio public hearings, April 2-3, 1962
Box Audio
1987/076-2 19 Public hearing, April 2, 1962
[running time: 1:04:39]
[Note: The tape box is labeled April 3, 1962 in error.]
[Preliminary remarks from Chairman Dungan and Raymond Hinton Brewer, principal, Sidney Lanier High School, San Antonio; motion made by Representative Alaniz in regard to witnesses who testify before the committee; introduction to film, The Ultimate Weapon, by Dr. F.M. Smith Jr. Witness: Mrs. Roy F. Adkins, San Antonio.]
20 Public hearing, April 2, 1962
[running time: 1:03:20]
[Witness: Dr. Karl M. Aijian, San Antonio.]
21 Public hearing, April 2, 1962
[running time: 1:04:40]
[Witnesses: Hank Brown, Reverend Eric E. Wagner, and Mrs. Ray Barber (continued on next recording), all of San Antonio.]
22 Public hearing, April 2, 1962
[running time: 1:05:10]
[Witnesses: Mrs. Ray Barber (continued from previous recording); Franklin S. Spears, state senator; and Elton R. Cude, Department Convention of the American Legion (continued on next recording); all of San Antonio.]
23 Public hearing, April 2, 1962
[running time: 1:07:58]
[Witnesses: Elton R. Cude, Department Convention of the American Legion (continued from previous recording) and Mrs. Walter R. Flack (continued on next recording), both of San Antonio.]
24 Public hearing, April 2-3, 1962
[running time: 1:03:48]
[Note: Audio quality becomes distorted at 38:34, at which point the hearing on April 3, 1962, appears to begin with testimony by Dr. Robert Terrell.]
[Witnesses: Mrs. Walter R. Flack, San Antonio (continued from previous recording); John R. Zengler, American Legion, New Braunfels; unnamed man, Paternal Order of Eagles, Nueces County; Dr. Robert Terrell, San Antonio; Reverend Edwin T. Brown, San Antonio (continued on next recording).]
25 Public hearing, April 3, 1962
[running time: 1:04:52]
[Note: Audio quality is distorted.]
[Witnesses: Reverend Edwin T. Brown (continued from previous recording) and Sam H. Harper Jr. (continued on next recording), both of San Antonio.]
26 Public hearing, April 3, 1962
[running time: 1:04:28]
[Note: Audio quality is distorted until 58:27.]
[Witnesses: Sam H. Harper Jr. (continued from previous recording), Maury Maverick, Roy A. Pennycuick, and Bard A. Logan (continued on next recording), all of San Antonio.]
27 Public hearing, April 3, 1962
[running time: 1:07:29]
[Note: Audio quality is slightly distorted.]
[Witnesses: Bard A. Logan (continued from previous recording), San Antonio; Reverend William S. Arms Jr., Austin; Mrs. Charles H. Noble Jr. (continued on next recording), San Antonio.]
28 Public hearing, April 3, 1962
[running time: 1:07:33]
[Note: Audio quality is slightly distorted.]
[Witnesses: Mrs. Charles H. Noble Jr. (continued from previous recording), Mrs. Robert A. Keahey, and Paul A. Vogler (continued on next recording), all of San Antonio.]
29 Public hearing, April 3, 1962
[running time: 1:07:34]
[Note: Audio quality is slightly distorted.]
[Witnesses: Paul A. Vogler (continued from previous recording), Ernest N. Bernal Jr., unnamed man, (Julius Grossenbacher Jr. listed on box but does not appear in recording), and Dr. Forrest M. Smith Jr. (continued on next recording), all of San Antonio.]
30 Public hearing, April 3, 1962
[running time: 38:38]
[Note: Audio quality is slightly distorted.]
[Witness: Dr. Forrest M. Smith Jr. (continued from previous recording), San Antonio.]
Committee meetings, June 25, 1962, and November 12, 1962
Box Audio
1987/076-1 34 Morning and evening meeting, June 25, 1962
[running time: 1:04:49]
[Note: Gap in recording from 7:28 to 7:51. When recording resumes, audio quality is poor.]
[The meeting was held in the Texas House of Representatives Committee Room at 10:00 a.m. Preliminary remarks were made, then several members discuss the option to recess to allow a committee member to appear. Recess was called until 10:00 p.m., when proceedings continued.]
Box Audio
1987/076-2 34 Continuation of evening meeting, June 25, 1962
[running time: 18:52]
[Note: Audio quality is poor.]
[At 10:00 p.m., proceedings continued. The committee decided to: cease all hearings or committee meetings until November 12, 1962, at which time the committee would meet again in Austin; cut off all committee spending effective July 1, 1962, until the meeting on November 12; not consider the Dallas hearing as a part of the report as it was illegal; and to place all records of the committee in the possession of the Sergeant-at-Arms.]
Box Audio
1987/076-1 35 Committee meeting, November 12, 1962
[running time: 54:51]
[Note: Audio is muffled in most parts.]
[The committee adopted the following motions: each member would write his own report and recommendations, each member would refrain from dealing in personalities in making his report, each member would select the testimony of five different witnesses to use in his report, each member would be allowed a maximum of fifty dollars to pay for help in preparing his report and getting it ready for publication, and each member would have his report ready for publication for final drafting by December 27, 1962. The committee adjourned until 10:00 a.m., December 27, 1962, at which time they would meet to make their final report.]

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