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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Court cases, city/state demographic data, preparation material for trial

Series II: Reports, data sheets, tables, correspondence, notes, photographs, audio tapes

Series III: Printed matter, publications, newsletters - includes correspondence regarding Davidson's books and Davidson's 1968 dissertation

Series IV: Correspondence, letters, cases, addenda

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Chandler Davidson Voting Rights Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator Davidson, Chandler
Title Chandler Davidson Voting Rights Papers
Dates: 1961-2006
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.
ID MS 528
Extent 20 boxes
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Sketch

Chandler Davidson, Research Professor and Tsanoff Chair of Public Affairs Emeritus, taught at Rice from 1966 to 2003 and still occasionally teaches despite his emeritus status. He was a founding member of the Department of Sociology and served as departmental chair for fourteen years between 1979 and 2003. In the latter part of his career, he had a joint appointment with the Department of Political Science. Davidson has won five university-wide teaching prizes, including Rice's top award, the George R. Brown Excellence in Teaching Prize. In addition to many articles appearing in academic journals and popular magazines, he has written or edited a number of books. In the early 1990s he and Professor Bernard Grofman of the University of California at Irvine directed a major scholarly effort to assess the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the South. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, the project involved almost thirty political scientists, historians, sociologists, and voting rights lawyers. The resulting book, "Quiet Revolution in the South" (Princeton University Press, 1994), was co-edited by Davidson and Grofman and won the Richard Fenno Prize awarded by the American Political Science Association for the best book published on legislative behavior that year. Davdson's work on voting rights has been cited several times in U.S. Supreme Court opinions. He is writing a book on hierarchies of respect in America. He is also continuing research on minority voting rights.

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Scope and Contents

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 Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and California from 1961 to 2006.

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Arrangement

Series I: Court cases, city/state demographic data, preparation material for trial
Series II: Reports, data sheets, tables, correspondence, notes, photographs, audio tapes
Series III: Printed matter, publications, newsletters - includes correspondence regarding Davidson's books and Davidson's 1968 dissertation
Series IV: Correspondence, letters, cases, addenda

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Chandler Davidson Voting Rights collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Antunes, George Edward
Brischetto, Robert R.
Bullock, Charles S. III
Byrd, W. Lee
Davies, Race D.
Grofman, Bernard
Hewitt, Gerald J.
Howard, Oliver
Jones, Ray
Mattox, Jim
Morris and Turnage
McManus, Susan
McNeil, Frank
Murray, Richard
O'Rourke, Timothy Gerald
Palmer, Bruce
Rabinovitz, Francine
Richards, Ann
Rossinow, Douglas C.
Smith, Griffin Jr.
Vera, Alberto
Subjects (Organizations)
Citizens for Better Government - Abilene, TX
Greater Houston Civic Council
Subjects
Depostions -- United States
Suffrage -- United States
Formats
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Interviews
Legal documents
Newsclippings

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chandler Davidson Voting Rights Papers, MS 528, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Original collection and addenda received from Chandler Davidson

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Court cases, city/state demographic data, preparation material for trial

Abilene, TX
box folder
1 1 Charter revision(see also box 2) 1962
2 Oliver Howard deposition 1982
3 Charter revision, W. Lee Byrd (see also box 2) 1962
4 Board and commissions 1979
5 Community development
6 Ordinances
7 Ordinances
8 Public housing
9 Housing, deed restrictions
10 Housing
11 Housing
12 Flooding, Goodlow residents
13 City health
14 Referendum, public housing 1968
15 Employment
16 Maps, census tracts data
box folder
2 1 1979-1982
2 Elections
3 Finished studies
4 "Margin of Victory
5 Citizens for Better Government (CBG) beginnings 1963
6 CBG
7 CBG
8 CBG articles 1980-1981
9 Single Member District (SMD) referendum 1978, 1981
10 SMD
11 SMD lawsuit 1980-
12 Referendum survey 1979-1981
13 Election statistics 1979-
14 Post-1982 developments
15 City charter amendments
16 Charter, history 1911-
17 City charter change (1911), Bruce Palmer testimony
18 Charter revision 1962
box folder
3 1 Testimony, Chandler Davidson May 13, 1982
2 Testimony, Chandler Davidson May 13, 1982
3 Testimony, Chandler Davidson
4 Trial notes
5 Trial notes
6 Demographic data
7 Demographic data
8 Testimony, Chandler Davidson
9 Spanish language survey
10 Field notes
11 Field notes
12 Ethnic relations
13 Ethnic relations
14 News clippings 1982
15 Election, clippings 1983
16 Election, clippings 1984
17 Clippings 1985
18 Referenda
19 Defendant's arguments
20 Junior College District
box folder
4 1 Deposition, Chandler Davidson
2 Maps, census data
3 Street survey
4 Transportation
5 Velasquez v. City of Abilene
Houston, TX
box folder
4 6 Greater Houston Council briefs 1977-
7 "Dilution Trial," George Antunes
8 "Dilution Trial," George Antunes
9 "Dilution Trial," George Antunes
10 "Dilution Trial," Davidson
11 "Dilution Trial," Davidson
12 "Dilution Trial," Davidson
13 "Dilution Trial," Davidson
14 Houston City Council, history, charter 1966
15 Post-trial developments 1977
16 Post-trial developments 1977
17 Clippings, voting results 1979-1993
box folder
5 1 Voting Rights Act 1970s
2 Greater Houston Civic Council, "Dilution" trial briefs
3 Greater Houston Civic Council, "Dilution" trial briefs
4 News clippings
5 News clippings - Houston, TX
6 Trial data - Houston, TX
7 Demographic data - Houston, TX 1976
8 Houston, TX
9 Houston, TX
10 Houston, TX
11 Houston, TX
12 Houston, TX
13 Houston, TX 1977
14 Clippings, Houston, TX 1979-1995
15 Testimony - Dr. Susan McManus 1976
16 Testimony - Dr. Susan McManus 1976
17 Testimony - Dr. Susan McManus - Greater Houston Civic Council 1976
18 Clippings, obituaries 1990-2005
19 Testimony - Davidson
20 Testimony - Davidson
21 Testimony - Davidson
box folder
6 1 Testimony November 12, 1976
2 Statements and affidavits 1979
3 Exhibits
4 Exhibits Volume I
5 Exhibits Volume II
Lubbock, TX
box folder
6 6 Deposition - Rev. Ray Jones, et al v. City of Lubbock 1982
7 Deposition - Rev. Ray Jones, et al v. City of Lubbock 1982
8 Clippings, briefs, judgments 1982
Midland-Odessa, TX
box folder
6 9 Deposition - LULAC, et al v. Midland ISD, et al 1985
10 Notes, clippings, judgments
11 LULAC, et al v. Jim Mattox, et al 1990
Paris, TX
box folder
6 12 Notes, briefs 1981
Port Arthur, TX
box folder
6 13 Hofeller exhibits
14 Notes, ordinances
15 Deposition - Susan A. McManus, City of Port Arthur, TX v. USA October 6, 1980
16 Deposition - Susan A. McManus, City of Port Arthur, TX v. USA November 23, 1980
17 City of Port Arthur, TX v. USA 1980-1981
18 City of Port Arthur, TX v. USA 1980-1981
19 Deposition - City of Port Arthur, TX v. USA 1980-1981
Wichita Falls, TX
box folder
6 20 Field notes 1979
21 Notes, clippings
Mississippi
box folder
7 1 Notes, clippings
2 Hinds County
3 Jackson, MS
4 Jackson, MS
5 Jackson, MS
6 Jackson, MS
7 Morris and Turnage law firm
Alabama
box folder
7 8 Birmingham, AL
9 Birmingham, AL
10 Birmingham, AL
11 Mobile, AL
12 Testimony - Chandler Davidson, Mobile, AL March 16, 1981
13 Deposition - Chandler Davidson, Mobile, AL March 16, 1981
14 Testimony - Chandler Davidson, Mobile, AL March 16, 1981
15 Briefs - Mobile, AL
16 Briefs - Mobile, AL
box folder
8 1 Schools - Mobile, AL
2 Voter turnout - Mobile, AL
3 Polarization - Mobile, AL
4 Notes - Mobile, AL
5 Demographics - Mobile, AL
6 Montgomery, AL
7 Opelika, AL 1984-1985
8 Selma, AL
9 Selma, AL
10 Deposition - USA v. Dallas County Commission 1986
Illinois
box folder
8 11 Clippings, notes - Springfield, IL
12 Clippings, notes - Springfield, IL
13 Clippings, notes - Springfield, IL
14 Charles S. Bullock III - Springfield, IL 1986
15 Charles S. Bullock III - "Racial Voting Patterns in Springfield, IL" December 1986
16 Charles S. Bullock III - Testimony - Springfield, IL december 23, 1986
17 Charles S. Bullock III - Deposition - Springfield, IL 1986
18 Charles S. Bullock III - Deposition - Springfield, IL 1986
19 Charles S. Bullock III - Deposition - Springfield, IL August 27, 1986
box folder
9 1 Depositon - Chandler Davidson - Springfield, IL 1986
2 Depositon - Chandler Davidson - Springfield, IL August 22, 1986
3 Testimony - Chandler Davidson - Springfield, IL December 18, 1986
4 Testimony - Frank McNeil v. City of Springfield 1986
5 Depositon - Susan McManus - Springfield, IL October 6, 1986
6 Depositon - Susan McManus - Springfield, IL December 30, 1986
7 Depositon - Susan McManus - Springfield, IL December 30, 1986
8 "Racial Voting Patterns in Springfield, IL" 1986
9 Clippings - Springfield, IL
10 Peoria, IL 1987
Pittsburgh, PA
box folder
9 11 Deposition - Chandler Davidson 1987
12 Depositon - Metropolitan Pittsburgh Crusade for Voters v. the City of Pittsburgh 1987
13 Clippings, materials 1985-1987
California
box folder
9 14 Expert affidavits - Stockton, CA
15 Expert affidavits - Stockton, CA
16 Expert affidavits - Stockton, CA
17 Briefs, decisions - Stockton, CA 1988
18 Rabinovitz, Franicine F. - Stockton, CA 1988
19 Hewitt, Gerald J., "Interim Report on Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Stockton, CA" 1988
box folder
10 1 Rabinovitz, Francine F. - Stockton, CA
2 Depositions, testimony - Stockton, CA 1988
3 Depositions, testimony - Stockton, CA 1988
4 Depositions, testimony - Stockton, CA 1988
5 Chicano Federation of San Diego and Mirna Perez v. the City of San Diego

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Series II: Reports, data sheets, tables, correspondence, notes, photographs, audio tapes

box folder
10 6 Race Davies reports
7 Photos: "Race and Class in Texas Politics"
8 Black/Hispanic Coaliton
9 Black/Hispanic Coaliton
10 Black/Hispanic Coaliton
11 "Comments on the City of Houston Submission to the US Department of Justice with Regard to Annexation and At Large Elections of Council," clipping, Richard Murray 1979
12 Data sheets, articles, correspondence
13 Bernard Grofman 1988, 1990
14 "Findings Involving Dilution in the 20 County Area Comprising the 13th Appelate District" 1989
15 "Dirty Data Set"
16 Cuban demographics
17 Minority candidates
18 Bob Brischetto - notes
19 Susan McManus
20 Susan McManus 1979
21 Vera v. Richards, other expense logs 1981-1994
22 Chandler Davidson - deposition, "Kirksey v. Banks" 1984
23 Correspondence 1978
24 Data set 1990
box folder
11 1 Correspondence, clippings, articles, photographs 2006
2 Sharon [Brerd?] projects 1991
3 National Science Foundation - Brischetto data 1989, 1991
4 Tables, data sets - Texas
5 Tables, correspondence - Texas
6 Data, tables
7 Census data 1990
8 "Complete Listing of Objectives Pursuant to Sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965"
9 "Texas Cities that Adopted Districts Through Litigation"
10 Correspondence, phone calls 1990-1991

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Series III: Printed matter, publications, newsletters - includes correspondence regarding Davidson's books and Davidson's 1968 dissertation

box folder
11 11 Leadership Conference Education Fund - Civil Rights Monitor 1986-1989
12 Representation and Electoral Systems 1987-1990
13 NVRI Update - Newsletter of the National Voting Rights Institute
14 Voting Rights Review
15 Southwest Voters Research notes
16 Political Trend Letter
17 News, Voter Education Project
18 New Perspective, US Commission on Civil Rights
19 Focus May 1985-January/February 2004
20 Race and Class in Texas Politics, Princeton University Press 1989
21 Quiet Revolution, Princeton University Press - correspondence
22 Quiet Revolution - correspondence 1992-1993
23 Quiet Revolution - correspondence 1992-1993
box folder
12 1 The Rise of Racial Gerrymandering in Houston
2 "Pickets, Politics and Power - The Farm Worker Strike in Starr County"
3 "Minority Representation on City Councils"
4 "Stand-ins in Austin" 1961-1962
Audio cassette
5 Bossier Parish School Board documents
6 "The Most Powerful Texans" - Harry Hurt III, and "Empire of Paper" - Griffin Smith, Jr.
7 "The Politics of Authenticity" - Doug Rossinow 1998
8 Articles and reports 1995-1999
9 Davidson testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee/Subcommittee on the Constitution February 24, 1982
- "Race and Class in Texas Politics" - Chandler Davidson
- "Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act 1965-1990" - Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman, editors
- North Carolina Law Review - Volume 79, Number 5 June 2001
- "Controversies in Minority Voting: The Voting Rights Act in Perspective" - Bernard Grofman and Chandler Davidson, editors
- "Biracial Politics: Conflict and Coalition in the Metropolitan South" - Chandler Davidson
- "Minority Vote Dilution" - Chandler Davidson, editor
- Dissertation: "Negro Politics and the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement in Houston, Texas" - Chandler Davidson September 1968
- "Protecting Minority Voters: The Voting Rights Act at Work 1982-2005" - a report by The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act February 2006
- Highlights of Hearings of the National Commission on The Voting Rights Act 2005 - A Supplement to "Protecting Minority Voters" February 2006
- Conference materials: Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Southern Regional Council Voting Rights Act 30th Anniversary Conference - New Orleans, LA October 27-29, 1995
- Sallyport Winter 2003Winter 1996
- Sallyport Winter 2003
- Sallyport Fall 2005

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Series IV: Correspondence, letters, cases, addenda

box folder
13 1 Voting Rights Act correspondence 1988-1989
2 Voting Rights Act correspondence 1988-1989
3 Voting Rights Act correspondence 1988-1989
4 Voting Rights Act conference - Sheraton Houston Place October 1988
5 Voting Rights Act Proposal to Center for Study of Institutions/Values 1988
6 Voting Rights Panel - APSA meeting, Chicago Fall 1987
7 Brookings Institution Conference 1988-1989
8 Voting Rights Act accounting 1988-1989
9 NSF proposal
10 NSF proposal
11 Grofman reimbursements
12 NSF grant application 1988
13 Voting Rights Act: Brookings correspondence 1989-1990
14 Voting Rights Act Conference May 1990
15 Voting Rights Act: NSF addresses
16 Voting Rights Act: Brookings addresses
17 Budget - 869 3 103 NSF 1989-1990
18 Voting Rights Act book
19 Voting Rights Act - contracts for projects
20 Voting Rights Act - email/bitnet addresses
21 Voting Rights Act - handouts
22 Voting Rights Act - hotel information
23 Voting Rights Act - list of contributors
24 Voting Rights Act - mailouts
25 Voting Rights Act - progress report 1989
26 Voting Rights Act - LBJ School proposals
27 Voting Rights Act - reception at Farnsworth October 14, 1988
28 Voting Rights Act - Conference set up infiormation 1990
29 Voting Rights Act - NSF proposal questionnaire 1990
30 NSF correspondence
31 Voting Rights Act - correspondence 1988-1990
32 Voting Rights Act - budget/expenses
33 Voting Rights Act - NSF contributors
34 Articles, correspondence, notes 1990
35 Extension of the Voting Rights Act - hearings 1975
box folder
14 1 Objection letters - various states (copy) 2004
2 Alabama (copy) pre-1980
3 Alabama (copy) 1980-1989
4 Alabama (copy) 1990-2003
5 Alaska (copy)
6 Arizona (copy)
7 California (copy)
8 Florida (copy)
9 Georgia (copy) pre-1980
10 Georgia (copy) 1980-1991
11 Georgia (copy) 1992-2003
12 Louisiana (copy) pre-1980
13 Louisiana (copy) 1980-1991
14 Louisiana (copy) 1992-2003
15 Mississippi (copy) pre-1980
16 Mississippi, part 1 (copy) 1980-1989
17 Mississippi, part 2 (copy) 1980-1989
18 Mississippi, part 1 (copy) 1990-2003
19 Mississippi, part 2 (copy) 1990-2003
20 New Mexico (copy)
21 New York (copy)
22 North Carolina (copy) pre-1986
23 North Carolina (copy) 1986-2003
24 South Carolina (copy) pre-1980
25 South Carolina (copy) 1980-1989
26 South Carolina (copy) 1990-2003
27 South Dakota (copy)
28 Texas, part 1 (copy) pre-1980
29 Texas, part 2 (copy) pre-1980
30 Texas (copy) 1980-1989
31 Texas, part 1 (copy) 1990-2003
32 Texas, part 1 (copy) 1990-2003
33 Virginia (copy)
box folder
15 1 Alabama pre-1980
2 Alabama 1980-1989
3 Alabama 1990-2003
4 Alabama - non objections
5 Alaska
6 Alaska - non objections
7 Arizona
8 Arizona - non objections
9 California
10 California - non objections
11 Florida
12 Florida - non objections
13 Georgia, part 1 pre-1980
14 Georgia, part 2 pre-1980
15 Georgia 1980-1991
16 Georgia 1992-2003
17 Georgia - non objections
18 Louisiana pre-1980
19 Louisiana 1980-1991
20 Louisiana 1992-2003
21 Louisiana - non objections
22 Mississippi pre-1980
23 Mississippi, part 1 1980-1989
24 Mississippi, part 2 1980-1989
25 Mississippi, part 1 1990-2003
26 Mississippi, part 2 1990-2003
27 Mississippi - non objections
28 New Mexico
29 New York
30 New York - non objections
31 North Carolina pre-1986
32 North Carolina 1986-2003
33 North Carolina - non objections
box folder
16 1 South Carolina pre-1980
2 South Carolina 1980-1989
3 South Carolina 1990-2003
4 South Carolina - non objections
5 South Dakota
6 Texas, part 1 pre-1980
7 Texas, part 2 pre-1980
8 Texas 1980-1989
9 Texas, part 1 1990-2003
10 Texas, part 2 1990-2003
11 Texas - non objections
12 Virginia
13 Virginia - non objections
14 Objection letters - various states 2003-2004
15 Vera vs. Richards 1993-1994
16 Vera vs. Richards - letters, notes, reports
17 Vera vs. Richards - letters, notes, reports, clippings
18 Vera vs. Richards - reports, research
19 Marylanders for Fair Representation, Inc. vs. William Donald Schaefer, and NAACP vs. William Donald Schaefer
20 Deposition - Ruth O. Shaw and James Arthur "Art" Pope vs. James B. Hunt, Jr. and Ralph Gingles December 17, 1993
21 Deposition - Timothy Gerald O'Rourke
box folder
17 1 Sparks v. Griffin - brief of appellants 1969
2 Gordon v. Lance decision June 1971
3 White v. Weiser June 18, 1973
4 White v. Regester syllabus June 18, 1973
5 Greater Houston Civic Council, Inc. v. Mann 1977
6 United States v. White 1978
7 City of Port Arthur v. United States 1981
8 United States v. Marengo County Commission 1984
9 Gingles v. Edmisten - memorandum opinion January 27, 1984
10 McCord v. the City of Fort Lauderdale 1985
11 Martin v. Allain (Governor of MS) 1986-1987
12 McNeil v. the City of Springfield 1986-1987
13 Dillard v. Crenshaw County 1986
14 Jerome Gray February 26, 1986
15 Analysis of Thornburg v. Gingles (June 30, 1986) - Joint Center for Political Studies July 14, 1986
16 Thornburg v. Gingles syllabus
17 Gomez v. the City of Watsonville decision July 1988
18 Harris v. Graddick and Chisom v. Roemer decisions - Legal Defense Fund July 12, 1988
19 Clark V. Edwards decision August 1988
20 Record in Graves v. Barnes / White v. Regester - George Korbel September 23, 1988
21 Solomon v. Liberty County (FL) Commission decision September 1988
22 United States/Crum v. Dallas Commission/James P. Turner - Selma AL 1989
23 Collins v. City of Norfolk decision August 1989
24 Mack v. Russell County Commission and Etowah County Commission 1990-1993
25 Chisom v. Roemer and HLA v. Attorney General of Texas briefs 1990
26 Hines v. Callis decision September 1992
27 Richards v. Quiroz - Corpus Christi, TX 1993
28 Hines v. Mayor and Town Council of Ahoskie, NC decision July 1993
29 Dillard v. City of Greensboro 1994
30 United States v. Hays / State of Louisiana v. Hays 1995
31 Cane v. Worcester County, MD - unpublished decision June 1995
32 Bush v. Vera 1996
33 Voting Rights and record of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy
34 Notes, correspondence, reports - VRA reauthorization
35 A National Survey on the Impacts of Head Start Centers on Community Institutions - Summary Report May 1970
36 Dictionary of American Negro Biography 1982
37 House Research Organization - Redistricting Part Three: The Voting Rights Act April 22, 1991
38 Bibliography on Political Consequences of Minority Officeholders November 27, 1991
39 Remarks of Gerlad Hebert, Deputy Chief - Voting Section, Civil Rights Division - United States Department of Justice before the Federal Bar Association (Houston chapter) March 19, 1992
40 Redistricting News Update - Leadership Conference Education Fund Fall 1991-Spring 1993
41 Fraga and Ocampo 2005-2006
42 Testimony/correspondence - Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, VRA reauthorization May-June 2006
43 Testimony/correspondence - Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, VRA reauthorization May-June 2006
box folder
18 1 The Black Squint of the Law: Racism in South Carolina - Orville Vernon Burton
2 Summary - Protest is Not Enough: The Struggle of Blacks and Hispanics for Equality in Urban Politics - Browning, Marshall, and Tabb
3 A Standard Analysis of the Dissimilarity Index and Two Alternate Indexes - George S. Tracey, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University
4 The Evolution of Black Politics in New Orleans: From Protest to Powerbrokers? - Dr. Monte Piliawsky and Dr. Paul J. Stekler
5 Chapter 6: Traditional Redistricting Principles, Texas Style - J. Morgan Kousser
6 The Transformation of Democratic Party Politics in Texas and Harris County - a thesis prepared by Colin Joseph Carl April 1965
7 The Black Ghetto in Houston - Saul Friedman, The Houston Review Spring 1979
8 Bolden case analysis - Edward Still October 1981
9 Public Policy in Texas - Bedickek and Tannahill 1982
10 The Struggle for Hispanic Political Rights (revised draft) - Joaquin Avila June 1983
11 Implementing Equality: The Voting Rights Act and Its Impact on Municipal Government - Margaret K. Purser 1987
12 Academic Freedom and Expert Witnessing: Historians and the Sears Case - Texas Law Review June 1988
13 The Voting Rights Act Today - Bill Montague, ABA Journal August 1, 1988
14 The Quiet Revolution in Minority Voting Rights - Laughlin McDonald, Vanderbilt Law Review May 1989
15 Racial Bloc Voting and Political Mobilization in South Carolina - James W. Loewen, The Review of Black Political Economy v19n1 Summer 1990
16 Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and Judicial Elections: Application and Remedy - Pasquale A. Cipolline, University of Chicago Law Review 1991
17 Black/White Voter Registration Disparities in Mississippi: Legal and Methodological Issues in Challenging Bureau of Census Data - Lichtman and Issacharoff, The Journal of Law and Politics v7n3 Spring 1991
18 Who Should Rule and Govern? Local Legislative Delegations, Racial Politics, and the Voting Rights Act - Binny Miller, Yale Law Journal October 1992
19 A General Theory of Vote Dilution - Lichtman and Hebert, La Raza Law Journal v6n1 1993
20 The Intolerable Costs of Affirmative Action - Barry R. Gross, Reconstruction v2n3 1994
21 Grounds Other than Race: An Examination of the Motivation of Recent Congressional Reapportionments in Texas - J. Morgan Kousser, A Declaration for Vera v. Richards June 21, 1994
22 Yes, But What Have They Done to Black People Lately? The Role of Historical Evidence in the Virginia School Board Case - Peyton McCrary, Chicago Kent Law Review v70n3 1995
23 Reaffirmation or Requiem for the Voting Rights Act? A Public Policy Alert from the ACLU May 1995
24 The Detriments of Hispanic Representation in Municipal Government - Tim R. Sass June 1995
25 A Shield or Sword? Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the Argument for the Incorporation of Section 2 - Heather K. Way, Texas Law Review v74n6 May 1996
26 Rearguard and Vanguard: A Study of Two Fringe Groups in the Houston Negro Movement - a dissertation proposal
27 Causes and Consequences of Racial/Socioeconomic Disparities in Dallas County, Alabama
28 Notes - At-Large Elections and Minority-Group Representation: A Re-Examination of Historical and Contemporary Evidence - Davidson and Korbel
29 Draft and final - At-Large Elections and Minority-Group Representation: A Re-Examination of Historical and Contemporary Evidence - Davidson and Korbel
30 The Oil Patch: Roughnecks and Operators and a Forgotten Frontier - Harper's Magazine August 1964
31 America's Dirty War - The Nation / What are We Tied to in Vietnam? November 2, 1964
32 The Complete Bourgeois: A Study of the Spirit of Capitalism in the Works of Marx, Weber, Sombart, and Veblen January 1965
33 The Texas County Editor review - Trans-action October 1967
34 A Summer Program for Minority Students in a Medical Setting - A Progress Report - Davidson and Creson, Texas Reports on Biology and Medicine v29n4 Winter 1971
35 Houston Elects a Mayor - Davidson and Longshore, New South Spring 1972
36 Ethnic Attitudes as a Basis for Minority Cooperation in a Southwestern Metropolis - Social Science Quarterly March 1973
37 Draft - Response to Lawrence Rice, "A Reappraisal of the Poll Tax in Texas" November 1973
38 Wonder Bread and Hog Jowels: New Politics in the Old South, The Nation September 28, 1974
39 Davidson on Nonpartisan Elections and the Case for Party Politics - Contemporary Sociology March 1975
40 On the Culture of Shiftlessness - Dissent magazine Fall 1976
41 Upper Class Mobilization of Bias in Houston April 1978
42 Houston: The City Where the Business of Government is Business 1979 (?)
43 Padover: for Marx an Epitaph like Claudius - Houston Chronicle January 21, 1979
44 Letter to Drew S. Days III, Assistant Attorney General March 27, 1979
45 Reforming a Reform: The Attack on Multimember Districts - Perspectives on the American South 1981
46 Index to the Legislative History of the Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1982 (draft)
47 Slating Groups and Vote Dilution: A Case Study of Party Politics in a 'Nonpartisan' City (penultimate draft) October 1982
48 Minority Vote Dilution - An Overview - Institute for Policy Analysis reprint 85-1 1984
49 Book review: The Voting Rights Act and Vote Dilution, ed. Chandler Davidson - Georgia Law Review v 19:459 1985
50 Letter - New Perspectives Fall 1985
51 Partisan in Sheep's Clothing: The Ambiguous Legacy of Municipal Reform 1986
52 Ethnic Jokes: An Introduction to Race and Nationality July 1987
53 Rice Thresher March-April 1992
54 Briefing Paper: The Republicans Go to Court April 1992
55 The Voting Rights Act: Protecting the Rights of Racial and Language Minorities in the Electoral Process - Chicano-Latino Law Review v13 Summer 1993
56 The Voting Rights of African Americans in Texas, 1865-1994 June 1994
57 Blacks and Politics - for the Texas Handbook, 2nd edition 1994/1996
58 Table z, Chapters 2-9 - Supplementary unpublished data to be used in conjunction with Quiet Revolution: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act in the South 1965-1990 1994
59 Davidson-Grofman Quiet Revolution data set December 1994
60 Davidson-Grofman Quiet Revolution data set December 1994
61 Quiet Revolution in the South - letter to the editor regarding Carol Swain critique
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19 1 Voting Rights and the Second Reconstruction: The Rocky Road to the Present Winter 1994
2 Underrepresentation of Minorities in American Politics: The Problem That Will Not Go Away - review of Proportional Representation and Election Reform in Ohio 1995
3 The Politics of Race: Review of Quiet Revolution in the South - Richard H. Pildes, The Harvard Review v108n6 April 1995
4 Barbara Jordan Memorial Service Speech February 7, 1996
5 Summary remarks and Meet the Author Series - Stanford Univeristy Conference on Race October 1999
6 A Thought Experiment Before the Next Redistricting Round Begins - Stanford University Conference on Race November 11-13, 1999
7 Teaching Across the Millennia: A Rice Professor Talks About His Trade - speech to the Society of Rice University Women January 24, 2000
8 White Gerrymandering of Black Voters: A Response to Professor Everett - North Carolina Law Review June 2001
9 Taking Democracy Seriously: Thoughts on America a Year After 9/11 September 11, 2002
10 Republican Ballot Security Programs: Vote Protection or Minority Vote Suppression - Or Both? - A report to the Center for Voting Rights and Protection September 2004
11 Book review - Voting Rights the Second Time Around: Happy Ending or Prologue to a Third Try? - Election Law Journal v4n3 2005
12 Questions About the Conventional Wisdom - delivered at Duke University April 2006
13 Renewing the Non-Permanent Features of the Voting Rights Act - Focus magazine July/August 2006
14 Vote Caging as a Republican Ballot Security Technique - Davidson, Dunlap, Kenny, and Wise - William Mitchell Law Review v34n2 2008
15 Tear sheets, articles, notes, letters 1969-
16 News clippings 1974-
17 Correspondence, notes, reports 1991-
18 Congressional testimony 1994
19 Testimony, notes, correspondence - United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration February 2008
20 Houston Breakthrough October 1977 April 1978 November 1980
21 The Texas Observer 1962
22 The Texas Observer July 16, 1971 December 27, 1974 June 18, 1976 September 9, 1977 December 30, 1977 June 9, 1978 December 28, 1979 October 17, 1980 September 17, 1993 October 28, 1994
- Dissent Fall 1972
- Dissent Winter 1973
- Social Problems December 1974
- 25 Years of Dissent - compiled by Irving Howe 1979
- Social Science Quarterly v60n2 September 1979
- The Journal of Politics v43n4 November 1981
- Illinois Issues August/September 1987
- Democracy in the 1990s: Voting in the United States - A Symposium October 28-29, 1990
- Reconstruction v2n3 1994
- Protecting Minority Voters: The Voting Rights Act at Work 1982-2005 February 2006
Maria Velasquez v. City of Abilene audto cassette tapes
box folder
20 1 Welch/McCann/Davidson August 1979
audio cassette tape
1 Phone call to Del. - Taebel October 22, 1979
audio cassette tape
1 Howard Cover October 31, 1979
audio cassette tape
1 Ken Deckard, Abilene Jn 18, 1980
audio cassette tape
1 Ellis Barrerra July 8, 1980
audio cassette tape
1 Interview: Jack Gressett - William L. Garrett April 6, 1982
audio cassette tape
1 Benjamin and Amelia Aguirre May 5, 1982
audio cassette tape
1 Benjamin and Amelia Aguirre May 5, 1982
audio cassette tape
2 J. Morgan Jones, Ralph Hooks, Jesse Harris
audio cassette tape
2 Jesse Harris, Fred Lee Hughes
audio cassette tape
2 Brian Bradbury
audio cassette tape
2 R. Richardson, John Stevens, Amelia Aguirre (?)
audio cassette tape
2 J.O. Perry, Don Watts
audio cassette tape
2 Don Watts, Mrs. Harris
audio cassette tape
2 Leo Scott, Armstrong
audio cassette tape
2 Armstrong, Gresham
audio cassette tape
3 Gresham, Bill Thomas
audio cassette tape
3 Maria Velasquez
audio cassette tape
3 Wilton Turnerhill, Wally Gutierez
audio cassette tape
3 Maxey
audio cassette tape
3 Leroy Rutledge, Robert English
audio cassette tape
3 Rev. Moreland, Ken Decker
audio cassette tape
3 Joe Leal
audio cassette tape
3 Joe Alcorta
audio cassette tape
4 Joe Alcorta
audio cassette tape
4 Josie Villareal
audio cassette tape
4 Josie Villareal (tornado damage)
audio cassette tape
4 Dr. Beyer - Bio. Dept.
audio cassette tape
4 Prof. A.F. Edwards
audio cassette tape
4 Don Wills
audio cassette tape
4 Frank Gibson
audio cassette tape
4 Dave Allred
audio cassette tape
4 Dr. Boston, Mike Pistaccio, Robinson
audio cassette tape
4 Robinson
audio cassette tape
Compact discs
box folder
20 5 Office of Senator Leahy: Judiciary Committee Hearing, Voting Rights Act Reauthorization (1/3) May 9, 2006
compact disc
5 Office of Senator Leahy: Judiciary Committee Hearing, Voting Rights Act Reauthorization (2/3) May 9, 2006
compact disc
5 Office of Senator Leahy: Judiciary Committee Hearing, Voting Rights Act Reauthorization (3/3) May 9, 2006
compact disc
5 DOJ Observer reports
compact disc
5 Protecting Minority Voters - Map PDFs February 2006
compact disc
5 Final DBFs of maps
compact disc
5 Objection letters/move info. - DOJ
compact disc
5 Copy of objection letters - DOJ
compact disc

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