Moor, Carolyn 1973-05-25

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Carolyn Moore, member of the Division of Planning Coordination during Preston Smith’s gubernatorial administration, reviews that Division’s purpose and function. She discusses the Goals for Texas Program and the problems of maintaining it, states her impressions of staff problems and rivalries, and relates anecdotes for example.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Carolyn Moore

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 25, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Describes finding a job in state government, Researched in the Senate Youth Affairs Committee, Recollections of Preston Smith and his staff, Job with Smith’s staff described, Staff members mentioned, Description of "interns", Origin of the Division of Planning Coordination cited, Goals for Texas program discussed, Notes Smith’s interest in the program, Implementation of the program, Origin of regional council concept.

Tape 1, Side 2: Goals for Texas implementation (continued), Accomplishment of the Goals for Texas program listed, Cultural basin concept reviewed, Accomplishments (continued), Educational goals and accomplishments outlined, State training interns remembered, Reviews struggle for institutional preservation of the Division of Planning Coordination, Problems in sustaining regional councils of governments noted, Struggle to preserve the intern program mentioned, Explores problem of the political vs. program-oriented factors.

Tape 2, Side 1: Internal staff conflicts reviewed, Humorous anecdotes related, Accusations of Smith’s favoritism to Lubbock area denied, Comments on scattered nature of the Governor’s offices and impersonal character of a large staff, Instructions from Smith recalled, Personnel techniques cited, Mentions staff rivalry and feelings toward Dan Petty and Ed Grisham, Appraisal of program-oriented vs. "political" administrators, Petty’s conception of job examined, Smith’s last political campaign recalled, Expresses opinions on stock fraud scandal, Recalls Smith’s instructions to his staff in preparation for a transition of administration.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1969-1973

Bulk Dates: 1969-1973

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