Austin History Center

Casey Monahan Papers

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Monahan, Casey
Title: Casey Monahan Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1976
Abstract: Casey Monahan is the director of the Texas Music Office and a writer and photographer who has been focused upon the music industry in Austin since the 1980's. The collection consists of Federal Bureau of Investigation reports from 1966-1975, concerning the publication of "The Rag" that were attained by Casey Monahan while doing research for an article and as a result of a 1984 Freedom of Information Act request. "The Rag" was an alternative underground newspaper published in Austin in the 1960s and 1970s.
Identification: AR.2014.019
Quantity: .8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Casey Monahan is a Dallas native and University of Texas graduate. He has been both a music writer and research analyst for the Austin American-Statesman, and has published over 400 articles and images documenting the music scene in Austin. His publications have appeared in Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Rolling Stone, Music Library Association Notes, The New York Times, Pulse, Texas Monthly, Southwest Spirit, Third Coast, the Dallas Morning News, and the Austin Chronicle.

Monahan also opened the Texas Music Office (TMO) in 1990 and has served as its director to date in 2014. The TMO was the first government office ever created to promote a state's music industry. As the director of the TMO, Monahan, has had a prominent role in the development and supervision of the Texas Music Business Referral Network, and in the publication of the Texas Music Industry Directory, the Texas Music Events Calendar, Texas Recording and Production Guide, Texas Music Education Primer, Texas Music Bibliography, and the Internet Guide to Texas Music.

Source: Adapted from the Texas Music Office Staff biographies: http://governor.state.tx.us/music/about/staff_bios/

Accessed: 2014 May 28

Source: Adapted from Casey Monahan's personal website: http://www.caseymonahan.com/

Accessed: 2014 May 28


Scope and Contents

The collection is organized as a single series consisting of two boxes of Federal Bureau of Investigation reports from 1966-1975. The reports were composed by the federal government with information from their surveillance of the alternative underground Austin publication "The Rag". The reports include photocopies of "The Rag", correspondence between FBI offices, and memo's.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged into a single series.
I. Freedom of Information Act Request Materials

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Monahan, Casey.
Organizations:
Texas Music Office.
Rag, The.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Document Types:
Textual materials.
Subjects:
Socialism.
Underground Press.
Publications, Austin (Tex.).

Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF-Biography-Monahan, Casey
  • AF-Music Trade-Texas Music Office M9385 (45)
  • AF-Periodicals-Rag, The P2400 (16)

General Collection


  • A 781.63 ER Erickson, Roky. Openers II the Lyrics of Roky Erickson.

Periodicals


  • The Rag


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Collection was transferred to the Austin History Center from donor Casey Monahan.

Preferred Citation

Casey Monahan Papers (AR.2014.019). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1985/015

Donation Date: 2014 April 8

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Rusty Heckaman/2014.

Accruals

Additional donations expected.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Freedom of Information Act Request Materials, 1966-1975

Box Folder
1 1 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1966-1967
2 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1968-1971
3 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1968-1971
4 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1973-1974
5 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1973-1974
6 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1974-1975
7 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1974-1975
Box Folder
2 1 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1975
2 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1975
3 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1968-1969
4 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report, 1969-1970