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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 373
Overview The papers of Billie Carr, political organizer in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, include correspondence, office files, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to her work in the Harris County Democrats, Texas Democrats, Democratic National Committee, New Democratic Coalition, and Billie Carr & Associates.
Dates: 1956 - 2003
Identifier: MS 259
Overview 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,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960 - 2010
Identifier: MS 528
Abstract: The Chandler Davidson Voting Rights papers collection includes research material, demographic data, reports, trial materials, correspondence, letters, information about court cases, and several essays and books relating to voting rights in the United States.
Identifier: MS 912
Overview The materials in this collection reflect the activities of the Houston Filipino American community, over several generations. These activities include political and historical achievements, such as Filipino American WWII Soldier Recognition project materials, Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act celebrations; celebrating Filipino American History Month; as well as cultural resources such as a community cookbook, and a Filipino American history book. The collection also...
Dates: 2014 - 2018
Identifier: MS 372
Overview The papers of Frankie Carter Randolph (1894-1972), longtime leader of Texas liberal Democrats, include correspondence, documents, newsclippings, photographs, oral history interviews and other materials that chronicle her political activism in Texas during the 1950s and 1960s. Issues include the Poll Tax, labor law, African Americans, and social programs.
Dates: 1913 - 1983
Identifier: MS 273
Overview This collection contains two typed letters from Lester Maddox, then-owner of The Pickrick, to Mr. J. Miller thanking him for his support in matters not clearly stated but related to civil rights. Both letters were written in 1964.
Identifier: MS 653
Overview This collection represents the community activism efforts of Mr. Reginald Moore, which has often taken the form of researching topics as represented in newspaper accounts, requesting government records on the topics, and corresponding with officials and engaging in public testimony. Private Sector Initiatives / Home Savers initiative - church based effort which Mr. Moore either led or was just deeply involved in to get the black community out participating in assisting fellow...
Dates: 2000 - 2016
Identifier: MS 636
Content Description Correspondence, reports, research notes, and photographs created and/or maintained by Mr. Reginald Moore, relating to the history of the Convict Leasing System in Sugar Land, Texas and current efforts to publicly recognize that history. The reports included in this collection are in some cases publicly available, but are difficult to access. Correspondence includes letters and emails between Mr. Moore and various public officials and other interested parties such as archaeologist Fred McGhee.
Identifier: UA 275
Overview These records reflect the court proceedings of and alumni and public response to Rice Institute's Charter trial of 1964 and later appeals and judgments. The lawsuit was brought by the Rice Institute Trustees seeking to alter the Institute's original charter to allow admission of students of color and to enable the school to charge tuition. Additional changes to the charter in 1982 and 1998 relating to structure of the board of trustees and the university's legal ability to borrow money are also...
Dates: 1963 - 1998
Identifier: UA 030
Abstract The collection consists of 1948 and 1949 correspondence with Brady Tyson, editor of the Rice Thresher; his editorials favoring admission of qualified African Americans to Rice Institute; and newspaper reports on the Tyson material and public response to it. The content ends with President Huston’s letter to the editor of the Thresher, pointing out that Rice was chartered for white students only.
Dates: 1948 - 1949