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  • The Rethinking Power and Resistance: Gender and Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas Conference Footage collection contains edited footage from the 2012 conference, including several panel discussions, a radio segment aired on KOOP 91.7 fm, and a post-conference promotional video produced by Andrea Zarate. The conference was sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin as part of its Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative. The Rethinking Power & Resistance organizing committee envisioned a conference that would bring organizers and activist scholars together and foment collaborative work beyond the conference. As such, the conference centered around three community-university collaborations with the Transgender Jail Project, Conspire Theatre, and the Polochic Evictions Counteraction and foregrounded the themes of arts as advocacy, pedagogies of alliance and resisting criminalization. Videos are in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with some videos featuring consecutive translation into English.

    English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • The collection of writer, historian, and professor Ricardo Romo contains correspondence, manuscripts, research papers, publications, clippings, programs, and photographs related to his activities and interests, such as East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio and New Directions in Chicano Scholarship, Mexican American athletes, mural painting, immigration and urbanization, discrimination in education and employment, Mexican American theater, and prominent Mexican Americans.

    Benson Latin American Collection
  • Richard Morehead was a Texas journalist who focused his work on politics and civil rights issues during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. Morehead also paid special attention to the unfolding of school desegregation in Texas, and he won several journalistic awards for his writing. Materials in this collection include copies of his writing and publications, as well as correspondence and research for his various pieces.

    Briscoe Center for American History
  • Silkscreens, lithographs, and watercolors comprise this collection of art prints by Mexican American and other artists produced at Self-Help Graphics studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Coronado Studios in Austin, TX.

    English, Spanish
    Benson Latin American Collection
  • In the court order in the case of Ruiz v. Estelle, Federal District Judge William Wayne Justice found widespread abuses of prisoners in the Texas state prison system and placed it in federal receivership administered by the Office of Special Master. The Special Master records span the period of federal receivership from 1979 to 1992, including trial transcripts and exhibits, prison medical testimony and administrative documents.

    Briscoe Center for American History
  • Writer Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903–1979) was convicted of gross indecency, like Oscar Wilde. He was one of the more notable victims of the strong police actions against homosexuals in Britain in the 1950s. The circumstances of his arrest and the details of his prison experience are given in his book The Verdict of You All (1955); further particulars of his varied life are found in his correspondence. The manuscript and papers related to the book, plus his letters, are within his archive. No finding aid is available for this collection.

    contact the Harry Ransom Center for more information
    Harry Ransom Center
  • Ruth First (1925-1982) was a South African journalist, university lecturer, and anti-apartheid activist. She helped draft the Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) and was a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC's military wing. She was forced into exile in 1964 and assassinated with a parcel bomb in 1982. She was married to Joe Slovo, long-time president of the South African Communist Party (SACP), and for many years First edited the Johannesburg weekly paper for the SACP. First's papers include documents from her work as a journalist, anti-apartheid activist, and books and articles she authored. UT owns microfilm copies of Ruth First's papers. The originals are housed in the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

    1889-1991, (bulk: 1946-1982)
    Perry-Castañeda Library
  • Houston-based commercial litigation lawyer, Scott J. Atlas, collected the materials that comprise this collection through his pro bono work as a defense attorney for the capital murder trial of Ricardo Aldape Guerra. Guerra was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico wrongfully held on Texas Death Row for fifteen years before being exonerated in 1997. In 1982, twenty-year-old Guerra was arrested and indicted for the capital murder of Houston police officer J.D. Harris, despite all physical evidence pointing to Roberto Carrasco Flores as the one who shot and killed Officer Harris. Harris County prosecutors appealed to heightened anti-Mexican immigrant hostility in Houston by repeatedly emphasizing Guerra's undocumented immigration status to the jury in order to help secure his conviction and death sentence. After being released in 1997, Guerra returned to Mexico a national hero for overcoming what many Mexicans thought to be an unjust Texas legal system intent on punishing undocumented Mexican immigrants. The Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case consists of digitized copies of all Atlas' related case files as well as audiovisual recordings of press coverage of the Aldape case. All the digitized case files are available for viewing online.

    English, Italian, Spanish
  • The Briscoe Center for American History has extensive holdings regarding slaves in the U.S. The link above connects to the Center's page for Slavery Research and the finding aids for individual manuscript collections, government documents and slave narratives collected by the WPA. Additionally, the Center's holdings on slavery in the southern United States include collections includes personal and legal papers dating from 1793 to 1864 of slave owners. These papers include slavery bills of sales and business and financial records of ante-bellum businesses and plantations in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

    Briscoe Center for American History
  • Gloria "G.K." Sprinkle worked extensively with the National Organization for Women (NOW) in leadership positions from 1979 to 1985. Her papers include organization documents from meetings and conferences during this period, as well as newspaper clippings and publications related to both NOW and general women's rights.

    Briscoe Center for American History