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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Maury Maverick, Jr. Research Papers, 1857-1964

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Maury Maverick, Jr. Research Papers, 1857-1964



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Maverick, Maury, 1921-2003
Title: Maury Maverick, Jr. Research Papers
Dates: 1857-1964
Creator Abstract: Maury Maverick, Jr. (1921-2003) represented his native San Antonio as a liberal Democrat in the Texas House of Representatives from 1951 to 1957. During his career as a lawyer, he focused on civil rights, civil liberties, and pro bono cases. In 1980, he also became a columnist for the San Antonio Express-News.
Content Abstract: The collection contains Maury Maverick's research material on Texas history. Included are notes, copies, and transcriptions of source material and correspondence gathered into notebooks on specific research topics. Subject matter includes experimental use of camels in Texas, Mormon settlements in Texas, and the Gutierrez-Magee expedition.
Identification: Col 10841
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Maury Maverick, Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas, on 1921 January 3, the son of Democratic Congressman Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954) and Terrell Louise Dobbs (1901-1994). His great-grandfather Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870) signed the Texas Declaration of Independence; his paternal grandparents were Albert and Jane Lewis Maury Maverick. After graduating from the Texas Military Institute (1938) and receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin (1942), Maverick served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, rising to the rank of major. He attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, and in 1949 received a law degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio

Influenced by his father, Maverick began a career in politics. He represented San Antonio as a liberal Democrat in the Texas House of Representatives from 1951 to 1957. During his three terms, Maverick contested Jim Crow laws, supported labor unions, and derailed an effort by the legislature to extend the death penalty to Communist Party members. In 1960, he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Disgusted with politics, Maverick focused on his law career and specialized in civil rights, civil liberties, and pro bono cases. He represented civil rights protestors, communists, and atheists; won a Supreme Court case against the FBI's seizure of publications from a Texas bookstore on charges that they were seditious (Stanford v. Texas); and during the Vietnam War defended conscientious objectors and draft protestors. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, he also served as co-chair of its national advisory council. In 1991, the American Bar Association presented him with the John Minor Wisdom Public Interest and Professional Award for his handling of more than 300 pro bono cases.

In addition to his law practice, Maverick taught political science at St. Mary's University and Incarnate Word College, both in San Antonio. In 1980, he became a columnist for the San Antonio Express-News.

Maury Maverick married Julia Orynski, an artist from Dallas, on 1966 December 25; the couple had no children. Maverick died in San Antonio on 2003 January 28 at the age of eighty-two.

References

Maury Maverick, Jr. biographical file, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Express-News (San Antonio, Texas). Obituary of Maury Maverick, Jr. 2003 January 30.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains Maury Maverick's research material on Texas history. Included are notes, copies and transcriptions of source material, and correspondence gathered into notebooks on specific research topics. Subject matter includes experimental use of camels in Texas, Mormon settlements in Texas, and the Gutierrez-Magee expedition. Some items in the collection are photocopies.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Maverick, Maury, 1921-2003.
Subjects
Camels--Texas.
Mormons--Texas--History--19th century.
Gutierrez-Magee Expedition, 1812-1813.
Medina, Battle of, Tex., 1813.
Locations
Texas--History--19th century.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Notebooks.
Research notes.

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Related Material

Maury Maverick, Jr. Papers on the Reinterment of Joseph H. Barnard, 1979-1982, Doc 6159, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Maury Maverick Jr. Papers, [ca. 1835-2000], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Maverick Family Papers, 1840-1960 (bulk 1861-1909), Col 11749, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Samuel Augustus Maverick Letter, 1861, Doc 1221, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Samuel Maverick, Jr. Letter, 1912, Doc 2966, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Albert and Jane Lewis Maury Maverick Papers, 1927-1954, Doc 9928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Lucy Maverick Letters, 1913-1941, Doc 5198, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Maverick Family Papers, 1660-1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Maury Maverick, Sr., Collection, 1769-1954, 1989, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Rena Maverick Green Papers, 1924-1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Maverick Family Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Lola Maverick Lloyd Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Jessie Lloyd O'Connor Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Papers of Jane Lewis Maury Maverick, ca. 1887, 1927-1944, Accession #1946, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Maury Maverick, Jr. Research Papers, 1857-1964, Col 10841, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Maury Maverick, Jr., 1964 May.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 September.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Maury Maverick, Jr. Research Papers, 1857-1964

Box Folder
1 1 Research on Jefferson Davis’ camels in Texas, 1857-1964
2 The Early Mormons of Texas, 1961
3 The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition, research notes, part 1, 1962-1964
4 Research and rough notes on the Guetierrez-Magee Expedition, part two, 1962-1964

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