Culver, Judge Barbara 1974-01-08

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Midland County Judge Barbara Culver discusses her career and her work with the Constitutional Revision Commission.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Judge Barbara Culver

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Date: January 8, 1974

Location: Midland, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Educational, family background reviewed, Early career recalled, Graduated from SMU and moved to Midland in 1951, Nature of legal work at Midland related, Attitude toward women lawyers as a minority given, Career as a county judge and work with Republican Party examined, Achievements of Republican Party in Midland cited, Nature of county judge's work and recommendations for Texas constitutional revision in the area of county-local government structure, Cautious attitude toward change and adopted recommendations discussed, Urban-rural conflict examined

Tape 1, Side 2: Speculation on change in county structure given, Philosophy of local government explained, Discussion of origin of revision commission, Thirty-seven commission members classified, Public hearings discussed, Evaluation of revision commission's final draft, Interest groups eliminated in proposed constitution, Constitutional philosophy noted, Proposed ratification process examined, Ecology provision mentioned, Public hearing described, West Texas attitude examined

Range Dates: 1951-1974

Bulk Dates: 1951-1974

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