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Transcript of Oral History Interview with L. Karl Grimes, September 25, 1979

Description: Transcript of an interview with L. Karl Grimes, born in Ellis County in 1895 and a resident of Baytown,Texas since 1925. Grimes answers a few questions about his experiences and tells lengthy stories concerning his early life in Ellis County as well as his move to Baytown. Grimes covers his employment at Humble Oil and Refining Co. as well as issues concerning Mexican American children and their education in Baytown.
Date: 2018
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Grimes, Leland Karl, 1895-
Partner: Lee College

Growing up in Texas

Description: Memoir written by Annie Margaret Rankin Warner and Virginia "Jenny" Louise Rankin Marshall of stories on growing up in West Texas from 1866-1995.
Date: 2016
Creator: Rankin Warner, Annie Margaret & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Jim Wright for U.S. Senate

Description: Following the 1960 presidential election, a special election was held to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. This telecast from May 1961 promotes the candidacy of Jim Wright, who was then serving in the United States House of Representatives from Texas’ 12th congressional district. The election drew a field of 71 potential candidates, with Republican John G. Tower narrowly defeating interim appointee and Democrat William Blakely in a runoff election. (As a result, Tower became the first Republican senator from Texas since Reconstruction.) Wright finished in third place.
Date: May 1961
Creator: Jim Wright Campaign
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with L. Karl Grimes, September 25, 1979

Description: Interview with L. Karl Grimes, born in Ellis County in 1895 and moved to Baytown, Texas in 1925. Grimes answers a few questions about his experiences and tells lengthy stories concerning his early life in Ellis County as well as his move to Baytown. Grimes covers his employment at Humble Oil and Refining Co. as well as issues concerning Mexican American children being allowed to go to school in Baytown.
Date: September 25, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Grimes, L. Karl
Partner: Lee College