Savage, Wallace 1973-07-05

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Former Dallas mayor Wallace Savage reviews his political career and discusses city politics, city growth and integration problems.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wallace Savage

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 05, 1973

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. Harry Jebsen and Patricia Hogan

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Origin of interest in local politics related, Early political career reviewed, Administrative problems during mayor’s term (1951-53) examined, Ray Hubbard remembered, Attitude toward Parks Department expressed, Dallas parks recalled (1929-30), Cooperation of L. B. Houston and Ray Hubbard in improving Swiss Avenue, Ideas on city deterioration and preservation presented, Turtle Creek discussed, Discussion of civic cooperation in Dallas, Character of Dallas politics explored.

Tape 1, Side 2: Review of political issues in regard to gambling, Business attempts to receive city contracts explored, Overcrowded conditions for Dallas black citizens cited, Integration problems described, Interracial Council’s achievements surveyed, Contributions of Charles Stubbs to satisfaction of black grievances, Problems at Lee Park described, Attitude on youth culture given, Tendency of parks to attract problems cited.

Range Dates: 1929-1973

Bulk Dates: 1929-1960

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