Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the William V. Ballew, Jr. papers, 1965-1968 MS 254



creator Ballew, William V., Jr.
Title: William V. Ballew, Jr. papers
Dates: 1965-1968
Abstract: The collection consists of William V. Ballew, Jr.'s workpapers, correspondence, minutes, and news clippings relating to the Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunity Organization. William V. Ballew, Jr., a Houston attorney, served as Chairman, Board of Trustees, Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunities Committee, an organization that initiated welfare programs as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.
Identification: MS 254
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

William V. Ballew, Jr., a Houston attorney, served as Chairman, Board of Trustees, Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunities Committee, an organization that initiated welfare programs as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. He was born in Abilene, Texas in 1928, attended Rice University, and served in the US Navy during world War II. He was co-chairman of President Johnson’s 1964 election campaign in Harris County and throughout much of the 1960s and1970s was also active with the Texas Bill of Rights Foundation, a group dedicated to the debate and discussion of public issues.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Ballew's workpapers, correspondence, minutes, and news clippings relating to the Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunity Organization.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the William V. Ballew Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Ballew, William V., Jr.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William V. Ballew, Jr. papers, 1965-1968, MS 254, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of William V. Ballew, March 1977.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunity Organization

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence: January – June, 1966
2 Correspondence: July – September 1966
3 Correspondence: October – December 1966
4 Correspondence: January – February 1967
5 Correspondence: March – July 1967
6 Correspondence and Memos re: Membership, 1966-1967
7 Minutes: 1965 – 1966
8 Minutes: 1966
9 Minutes: January – April 1967
10 Minutes: May – July 1967
11 Minutes: 1967
12 Finance Committee: 1966 – 1967
13 Legal Services Program
14 Program Proposals, 1965 – 1967
15 Additional Memoranda, 1965 - 1967



Series II: Anti-Poverty and other campaigns

Box Folder
2 1 Anti-poverty material and speeches, 1965 – 1966
2 Anti-Poverty News Clippings, 1965 – 1966
3 Anti-Poverty News Clippings, 1967 – 1968
4 Economic Opportunity Workpapers, February – June 1965
5 Economic Opportunity Workpapers, July – December 1965
6 Houston Action for Youth, 1965 – 1967