Archives 1976-1993

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“Samuel Gompers Celebration/Labor Day 1982” (1982, two 28-minute videos), for the Texas AFL-CIO

“What is the Texas Literary Tradition?” and “Who is the Texas Writer?” (1983, two 25-minute videos), for the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin

“Faulk for Congress” (1983, 20 mins., video) and “Where the Lucky Kids Stay” (1983, 15 mins., video), for public access television. View “Featured Video” Article with “Faulk for Congress” Synopsis.

“Boom Times” and “The Hot Oil War” (1984, two 28-minute videos), on the history of the 1931 East Texas oil boom, funded by a grant from the Texas Committee for the Humanities

“Montopolis” (1985, 28 ins., video), an oral history of an Austin neighborhood, funded by a cultural contract with the City of Austin

“Texas Writers” (1986), a series of video programs on Texas writers, funded in part by a grant from the Texas Committee for the Humanities, the University of Texas, and Tarleton State University

“Power of the Heart: The Laurie Wade Story” (1988, 30 mins., video), award-winning documentary about the life of a child dealing with rubella syndrome, funded by the Texas School for the Blind

“Texas City” (1989), an oral history about the hazards of the chemical industry in Texas City, initial collection of oral history interviews completed funded by the Texas Committee for the Humanities

“Peace in the Garden” (1990, 20 mins., video), documentary on Isamu Taniguchi, master gardener and creator of the Zilker Oriental Garden, funded by Austin Parks and Recreation

“Progressive Pioneers: The Legacy of Texas Liberalism” (1993), an oral history of activists in the Texas Democratic Party from 1952 – 1972, funding for collection of oral history interviews and script development from the Texas Committee for the Humanities