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Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Austin History Center

Latest release on Dec 08, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: AHC - 1973 - Winfrey - Dorman - Dedication - 1967 - 11 - 16

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Tape 1973 Historical Marker Dedication Ceremonies conducted by Winfrey, Dorman Hayward on 11/16/1967 in honor of Zachary Taylor Fulmore.

Jan 11 2020

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Rank #2: AHC 3376 Tommy Wyatt 11/26/2019

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An oral history interview with The Villager founder Tommy Wyatt on November 26, 2019

Note: This audio file is an edited version of the original. Long pauses in dialog were edited out.

Dec 30 2019

38mins

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Rank #3: Ahc 3312 David Laura 20180809 Clip2

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Arhitect, Laura David, discusses her experiences working for the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Oct 11 2019

1min

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Rank #4: Ahc 3310 Renfro Robert Clip1

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Austin Architect Robert T. Renfro talks about his early career, including an interview with General Electric and working in the Nixon administration to build affordable housing.

Mar 19 2018

3mins

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Rank #5: Ahc 3300 Little Emily Clip1

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Austin Architect Emily Little reveals what it was like working on the Byrne-Reed House as she helped to restore the historic building.

Feb 14 2018

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Rank #6: Ahc 3303 Klempner Cindy 20170916.WAV

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Accounts from visitors to the Austin History Center on Austin Museum Day about their experiences in the City. Include the humorous accounts of some of their favorite memories and the sobering discussion about how Austin is changing.

Sep 16 2017

16mins

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Rank #7: Ahc 3283 Taniguchi Evan: Clip 2

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Evan Taniguchi reflects upon his father Alan Taniguchi's love of architecture.

Apr 25 2017

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Rank #8: Ahc 3284 Coffee Bob: Clip 1

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Austin architect Bob Coffee and his love of architecture.

Apr 25 2017

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Rank #9: Ahc 3284 Coffee Bob: Clip 2

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Austin architect, Bob Coffee, discussing his artistic pursuits outside of architecture.

Apr 25 2017

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Rank #10: Ahc 3285 Carter Donna: Clip 1

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Austin architect, Donna Carter, on becoming an architect.

Apr 25 2017

3mins

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Rank #11: Kathleen Cobb

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Kathleen Cobb sits down with Erica Lies to discuss her family history in Austin. What they experienced here and her memories of the city.

AHC #3288

Oct 15 2016

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Rank #12: Michael McGraw

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Michael McGraw sits down with his daughter, Jennie Tidwell, to share stories of his time in Austin, Texas. Hear about the many personalities he has encountered, how the traffic has changed in the city, and much more.

AHC 3289

Oct 15 2016

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Rank #13: Jake Harding

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Jake Harding sits down with Erica Lies at the Austin Archives Bazaar to share his personal history and life in Austin Texas. Relive some of the memories of the places that used to be found throughout the city.

AHC 3293

Oct 13 2016

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Rank #14: AHC_3258_Gus Garcia

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Gus Garcia, Interviewed by Paul Saldaña. Full oral history for Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) Oral History Project.

Feb 12 2016

58mins

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Rank #15: Gus Garcia Clip

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Former mayor on 600 River St. site ordinance for the MACC.

Jan 30 2016

1min

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Rank #16: Jane and Gilbert Rivera Clip

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On the history of race and class in East Austin.

Jan 30 2016

2mins

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Rank #17: Donato Rodriguez III Clip

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Former advisory board member on the future expansion of the ESB-MACC.

Jan 30 2016

1min

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Rank #18: Sparks, Johnnie Mae 3 Getting To School And Anderson Stadium

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Listen to the accounts of what it was like to attend Austin's public schools before 1950 from the memories of the students themselves.

Oct 01 2015

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Rank #19: Slave Narratives Introduction

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Listen as the accounts of 7 former slaves are brought to life through the voices of talented local actors. These recordings make up just a portion of the full stories recalled by James Grumbles, Marry Anne Patterson, Rosina Hoard, Sallie Johnson, Sallie Wroe, Sam Mason, and William Owens. Today their full recollections and those of 63 other former slaves from Austin and Travis County can be found at the Austin History Center. The stories were collected by Alfred E. Menn in 1937 as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration. Today the clippings are featured as part of the current exhibit at the AHC, “Divided City: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Austin”. Full transcripts of the entire 70 interviews and photographs of many of the interviewees can be found at the AHC.

Jan 20 2015

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Rank #20: O. Henry ( William Sydney Porter) Before 1910

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This is the only known recording of O. Henry. Hear his secrets for writing short stories, as well as his shout out to all of us here in the future. You can also find the full text to this recording on the Portal to Texas History here: http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139311/m1/1/
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Nov 21 2014

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