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  • Fannie Hurst (1889-1968) was an American short story writer and novelist who was also engaged with social and political issues such as racial equality, women's rights, Jewish causes, and anti-Fascism. The incoming correspondence series of her papers at the Ransom Center reflects these interests and contains correspondence from a variety of people and organizations, including: the American Birth Control League, the ACLU, the American Jewish Congress, Elizabeth Arden, Authors League of America, Lillian Becker, Albert Berg, B'nai B'rith, Books & Authors War Bond Rally, Theda Bara Brabin, Madeleine Borg, Pearl S. Buck, Jonathan Cape, Jacques Chambrun, the City Wide Citizens' Committee on Harlem, Alma Clayburgh, Louis Cohen, Cosmopolitan, Hume Cronyn, Curtis Brown, the Democratic National Party, Theodore Dreiser, Marie Dressler, Edna Ferber, Daniel Frohman, Zona Gale, Hadassah, Harpers, the Constance Hope Foundation, Zora Neale Hurston, Blanche Knopf, Fiorella H. La Guardia, Sinclair Lewis, NBC, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the New York Times, Charles and Kathleen Norris, Ruth Bryan Owen, Paramount Pictures, PEN, RKO, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Edward Russell, the Salvation Army, and Carl Van Vechten.

    ca. 1910s-1965
    Harry Ransom Center
  • From 1940 to 1988, the Field Foundation provided support to organizations promoting human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, child welfare and social change, including the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Children's Defense Fund. This collection includes correspondence, reports, legal documents, printed material, clippings, and photographs documenting the many movements and groups the foundation supported as well as the foundation's role as an active participant in social change.

    Briscoe Center for American History
  • As an attorney working for the Legal Aid and Defender Society of Travis County, Frances Jalet-Cruz represented Texas inmates in suits against the Texas prison system and became one of the central figures in the Texas prison reform movement during the late 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes correspondence, legal documents, newspapers, clippings, and printed material documenting Jalet-Cruz's activities as an attorney and activist on this issue.

    Briscoe Center for American History
  • The papers document Frances "Sissy" Tarlton Farenthold's support of women’s rights and women’s increased involvement in politics; activism in the nuclear disarmament and peace movements; promotion of civil and prisoners’ rights; international relations in China, the U.S.S.R., South Africa, and other countries; as well as education, health, militarization, and other social and political issues in developing countries. The archive covers her career as a Texas state legislator, lawyer, professor, college president, and founder of two women's equality organizations. Papers consist of legal, political, and personal correspondence; legal, political, legislative, and committee files; newsletters, reports, and bulletins; research material; newspaper clippings; maps; video cassettes; audio tapes; and photographs. An online collection exhibit is hosted by the UT Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.

    Briscoe Center for American History
  • The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement. Ethnic pro-democracy groups send teams to be trained, supplied and sent into the Burma areas under attack to provide emergency assistance and human rights documentation. The Free Burma Rangers Collection features documentary and advocacy videos produced from FBR's humanitarian mission footage. Videos are in regional Burmese languages with English subtitles and translations.

    Burmese, English
  • The Genocide Archive of Rwanda (GAR) features video testimonies from genocide survivors, video recordings of the Gacaca Court proceedings and remembrance ceremonies, photographs, and archival documents that provide context to the history of the 1994 Genocide. Materials are in Kinyarwanda. Select videos have English subtitles and translations and French translations. Select archival materials have abstracts in English and French. GAR is a collaborative project of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Aegis Trust, and Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide.

    English, French, Kinyarwanda
  • The diaries kept by George Cecil Ives (1867–1950), a contemporary of Oscar Wilde and a campaigner for penal reform and fairer treatment of homosexuals, span more than half a century (1890s–1940s) and offer rich accounts of what at least one gay man thought and did, day by day. The Center has 122 diary volumes, photographs, and correspondence, as well as documentation about the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society Ives founded for gay men. Additional Ives correspondence can be found in the archives of the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology (BSS; 1910s–1940s). BSS, co-founded by Ives, Havelock Ellis, Edward Carpenter, and others, concerned itself with all sorts of sexual matters and from the beginning had a strong and loyal membership of homosexuals. The BSS archive contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and other documentation.

    Europe and Russia
    Harry Ransom Center
  • The collection of writer, educator, and civil rights advocate George I. Sánchez, contains correspondence, written works, speeches and interviews, photographs, and reference materials document Sánchez's career as an educator in New Mexico and Texas, his involvement with organizations such as the American Council of Spanish-speaking People, the University of Texas and the League of United Latin American Citizens, and his activism against the segregation of Mexican American schoolchildren in the southwestern United States.

    English, Spanish
    Benson Latin American Collection
  • George Lister was a career foreign service officer who held State Department posts in Moscow, Warsaw, Rome, and Bogota, and worked in the State Department's Bureau of Latin American Affairs. In the 1970s, he played a leadership role in the creation of the Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor, and in 1974 Lister became the first Human Rights Officer in the State Department's Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Because of his important behind-the-scenes work in making human rights an important consideration in diplomacy, he was labeled "Mr. Human Rights" by historian Arthur Schlesinger. The Lister Papers include Lister's writings, correspondence, audio-visual materials and his collected materials on a variety of his professional and personal interests.

    1887-2004, (bulk: 1936-2003)
    Benson Latin American Collection
  • The large French collection of Carlton Lake contains several collections of particular interest to sexuality scholars. Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) knew everybody and was a prolific writer and correspondent. The Ransom Center has only a few works of hers in manuscript, including "Composition as Explanation" (1926), but holds a more significant number of letters to and from her. One group of correspondence is between Stein and Charles Henri Ford, and another large group consists of letters from Stein to the artist Sir Francis Rose (1909–1979). There is also a cache of photographs of Stein and a small archive of her secretary and companion, Alice B. Toklas (1877–1967).

    English, French
    1914-1973, (bulk: 1946-1967)
    Harry Ransom Center