Storey, Robert 1973, 1974

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Robert Storey, lawyer and former Dean of Law at Southern Methodist University, discusses the Dallas Park Board of the 1930s and 1940s. Among other things, he recounts the scandal, reorganization and duties of the Park Board in 1939.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Robert Storey

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 4, 1973; April 2, 1974

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Patricia Hogan

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Park Board (1939), Duties, Involvement, Legal scandal, L. B. Houston, Acting City Manager, Reorganization, War shortages, Effects, Lawsuits.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Tells brief biography, Chosen to be a member of the Park Board (1939), White Rock Lake was cleaned up, Discusses the earlier park board members being indicted, Mentions major goals of new Park Board, Recalls when first building in Lee Park was built, Park Board chose a new director, Most park buildings were in bad shape before new board was elected, Describes how the coming war affected the board’s work, L. B. Houston was instrumental in board planning, Mentions several parks, Notes Samuel Park.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1940s

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