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Taped interview with J. Edwin Smith and Frankie Randolph, March 28, 1994

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Chandler Davidson Texas Politics research collection includes material related to Rice Sociology Professor Chandler Davidson’s research into the liberal political movement in Texas. Materials include audio cassette tapes of oral histories (some with transcriptions), correspondence, clippings, research notes, publications, and student research papers. Interviewees include Texas politicians Billie Carr, Ralph Yarborough, Bob Eckhardt, Walter Hall, Sam Rayburn, Margaret Carter, Allan Shivers, and others.

The physical bulk of the collection consists of the "Texas Rich" files (Series II), which are clippings and notes compiled by Chandler Davidson on individuals estimated to be the ninety-nine richest Texas inhabitants in the 1970s and 1980s.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960 - 2010

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.


From the Collection: 7.75 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA