Law and legislation
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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Abolición de la esclavitud / Abolition of Slavery in Mexico broadside
Identifier: MS 1025
Overview This collection contains a broadside distributed across the Republic of Mexico by the Mexican Congress in 1837, decreeing the abolition without exception of all slavery in all of the Republic.
Albert Thomas papers
Identifier: MS 262
Abstract: This collection of speeches, correspondences, reports, and photographs documents the work of Albert Thomas, U.S. Representative for Harris County, Texas, from 1936-1966. Albert Thomas was the first Rice Alumnus to serve in Congress. He graduated from Rice Institute in 1920.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
C. A. Dwyer collection
Identifier: MS 248
Abstract: Seven items ranging in date from 1854 to 1882, consisting of six deeds and one anonymous Resolution against polygamy; the deeds primarily concern property transactions in and around San Antonio, Texas, and the Resolution was drafted for a public meeting against polygamy held February 22, 1882.
Dates: 1854 - 1882
Capt. James A. Baker correspondence, clippings, and photographs collection
Identifier: MS 487
Abstract: Correspondence from Capt. James A. Baker (Rice Institute Chairman, 1891-1941) to various family members and colleagues, newsclippings regarding William M. Rice and regarding Capt. Baker’s death, and photographs of the Baker family.
Dates: 1874 - 1951
Capt. James A. Baker Family papers
Identifier: MS 040
Abstract: Family correspondence, scrapbooks, and clippings of the Baker Family, from Captain James A. Baker (appointed Chairman of the Board, Rice Institute, 1891) through attorney James A. Baker, III (Rice Board of Trustees, Trustee Emeretus, 1993 - present). A small portion of the materials relate to the Baker, Botts, Garwood & Parker law firm (later known as Baker Botts law firm).
Dates: 1853 - 1976
Chandler Davidson Texas Politics research collection
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
Chandler Davidson Voting Rights papers
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.
Harris Masterson, III papers
Identifier: MS 470
Overview The Harris Masterson III papers concentrate mainly on Masterson's business and philanthropic interests. Dates range from 1892- 1980, bulk 1950-1979, and formats include correspondence, photographs, business and legal documents. Personal and family data are also chronicled. Highlights include Masterson's collecting interest in Texana and construction information on the Masterson house, Rienzi.
Dates: 1892-1980, bulk 1950s-1970s
Henry J. Dannenbaum Papers
Identifier: MS 736
Overview This collection contains correspondence, news clippings, reports, publications, court documents, and organizational materials documenting some of Henry J. Dannenbaum's work as Special Assistant to the Attorney General, investigating violations of the Mann Act (The White-Slave Traffic Act).
Dates: 1910 - 1912
Hobby Family Foundation Records
Identifier: MS 527
Abstract The Hobby Family Foundation is a non-profit organization organized in 1940 and located in Houston, Texas. The Hobby Foundation Records include information covering legal correspondences between the Hobby family, the Hobby Foundation, and the Houston Post Company, foundation corporate minute books (which comprise most of the collection), and financial records.
Dates: 1945-1983; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1968