Ray, James R 1973-06-04

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James R. Ray, executive director of the Committee on Human Relations, give the history and responsibility of the committee which was begun during Governor Preston Smith’s administration.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James R. Ray

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 04, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data presented, Early political activities described, Joined Governor Smith’s staff in 1969, Committee on Human Relations discussed, Describes beginning on committee, Gives responsibility and operation of the committee, Problem of obtaining legislative approval explained, Chicano student protest at University of Texas, Summarizes mode of operations, Refusal of federal grant explained.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1969-1973

Bulk Dates: 1969-1973

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