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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records (1957-1974):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union.
Title: Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records
Incliusive Dates: 1957-1974
Identification: AR108
Extent: 21 boxes (8.75 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union, a chapter of the Texas Civil Liberties Union, was established in 1964.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, constitution, membership lists, reports, statistics, bulletins, maps, newspaper clippings, court cases, depositions, notes, photographs, pamphlets, lists, and manuals. The collection also contains records and correspondence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Texas Civil Liberties Union and minutes and/or newsletters of several Texas local ACLU chapters: Brazos County, Central Texas, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, High Plains, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, and Waco. The records include materials on a wide range of political, economic, and social issues such as: civil disobedience during the Vietnam War, abortion, criminal justice, civil rights, separation of church and state, academic freedom, invasion of privacy, students rights, fair housing, and mental health.

Also included are records, correspondence, maps, and case files on the Fort Worth Independent School District regarding desegregation, including briefs and motions in the court case of Janie Passel vs. the Fort Worth Independent School District. Includes files from many local court cases regarding local school districts’ dress codes. Also includes files on The University of Texas at Arlington regarding a student disorder at the UTA- Abilene Christian College football game, 1969, and the Rebel Theme Controversy. Majority of correspondence is by Ruth Horne Estes, Ralph Estes, and Dr. Eck G. Prud’homme.

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Organization

Arranged by subject or by document type.

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Restrictions

Access

Box 11, Folders 1 and 4 are restricted, but the records are otherwise open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Passel, Janie.
Organizations
Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union--Records and correspondence.
Texas Civil Liberties Union--Records and correspondence.
American Civil Liberties Union--Records and correspondence.
Fort Worth Independent School District (Tex.)
University of Texas at Arlington--Rebel theme controversy, 1965-1971.
Subjects
Civil rights--Texas.
Segregation in education--Texas--Fort Worth--Sources.
Public schools--Texas--Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.
Alternate Titles
Texas Political History Collection
Greater Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union

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Administrative Information

Citation

Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records, AR109, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Provenance

Records were received on four occasions:

  • May 18, 1973
  • August 8, 1973
  • September 6, 1973
  • October 8, 1973

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Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 ACLU: Action, February 24, 1970 - May 21, 1970
Monthly bulletin
2 ACLU: Abortion Material, November 23, 1969 - August, 1972
Correspondence, pamphlets, laws, news clippings
3 ACLU: 50th Anniversary Celebration, December 4, 1969 - February 9, 1970
Memos, program material
4 ACLU: Annual Reports, 45th and 46th, 1965-1967
Monthly Activity Reports, 1965-1968
5 ACLU: California Newspapers, January,1967 - July, 1968
Open Forum
6 ACLU: Church and State, 1966-1968
Pamphlets, News Clippings, Meetings, Reports
7 ACLU: ACLU: Civil Disobedience, January 22, 1968 - October 6, 1968
Reports, Notes
8 ACLU: Civil Liberties Union, April, 1969 - May, 1971
Newspapers
9 ACLU: Conference Material,
Biennial Conference - 1966-1968; Resolution of Plenary Sessions - 1967; National Development Conference Report - 1966-1968
10 ACLU: Constitution, June, 1966 - 1970
By-Laws, Correspondence, Publications
Box Folder
2 1 ACLU: Criminal Justice, August 22, 1957 - June 10, 1970
Report on Administration of Criminal Justice, House Bill #448, News Clippings
2 ACLU: Discrimination, August 13, 1968 - October 30, 1969
News Clippings, Correspondence
3 ACLU: Elections, January 23, 1967 - April 4, 1970
News Clippings, Summons
4 ACLU: Equal Employment Opportunity, March 11, 1970 - December, 1970
Pamphlets
5 ACLU: Feature Press Service, October, 1967 - June, 1968
Bulletins
6 ACLU: Form Letters, May, 1967 - June, 1967
7 ACLU: Inside ACLU, November, 1968 - November, 1970
Weekly Bulletins for National and Affiliate Leaders
8 ACLU: Irish Incident, January 15, 1970 - August 2, 1972
Correspondence, Nurse Implications, News Clippings
9 ACLU: Legislative Material, October 27, 1967 - November 18, 1970
Bulletins, Correspondence, Statements
10 ACLU: Membership & Development Department, May, 1966 - November, 1966
Lists, Pamphlets - Recruiting New Members; Leadership and Organization Manuals
11 ACLU: Mental Health, 1965 - May 21, 1968
Pamphlets, News Clippings
12 ACLU: Military, 1970
Dissenting Pilots, News Clippings
Box Folder
3 1 ACLU: National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1964
Report, Recommendations
2 ACLU: News Release, February 24, 1969 - May 21, 1970
Monthly Bulletins
3 ACLU: Omnibus Crime Bill, June 11, 1968 - February 1, 1970
Pamphlets, Memoranda, Guide for State Planning Agency Grants, 1968; Report to the North Central Council of Governments
4 ACLU: Pamphlets, 1963-1970
5 ACLU: Pharr Incident in the Rio Grande Valley, July 29, 1971 - September 26, 1971
Correspondence, News Clippings, TCLU News Release
6 ACLU: Policy Guide, 1970
7 ACLU: Privacy (Invasion of), June 22, 1966 - November 6, 1970
News Clippings, Statements, Subpoena
8 ACLU: Private Letters, June 3, 1969 - November 1, 1972
9 ACLU: Student Rights and Academic Freedom Pamphlets, Statements, News Clippings, March, 1965 - August 22, 1970
Undated material
Box Folder
4 1 ACLU: The Viet Nam War, July, 1970 - June 17, 1971
News Clippings, Report: National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, ACLU Statement on the War
2 ACLU: Miscellaneous Materials; News Clippings, Answering Service Material, Receipts; By-Laws, May, 1967 - April 17, 1973
Undated material
3 TCLU: Action Report, April 4, 1967 - October, 1974
Newsletters, News Releases
4 TCLU: Action Report, March 1, 1971 - January 1, 1973
Reports: Local Chapters, Quarterly Action Reports - Report Activities in Case Issues for Each Chapter
5 TCLU: Biennial Conference, June 6, 1968 - July 28, 1972
Correspondence
6 TCLU: Board of Directors Meetings, October 25, 1967 - September 30, 1973
Agenda, Senate Bill 56, Memorandum
7 TCLU: Board of Directors, May 20, 1967 - November 30, 1973
Minutes
Box Folder
5 1 Financial Statements, Audit Reports, Reports, December 31, 1967 - April 30, 1973
2 TCLU: Constitution, November 22, 1968 - 1972
Correspondence, Bill of Rights, By-Laws
3 TCLU: Correspondence, January 17, 1971 - November 14, 1972
Estes, Ralph: TCLU President
4 TCLU: Correspondence, November 11, 1969 - November 2, 1972
Oakes, Wayne TCLU Executive Director
5 TCLU: Correspondence, March 20, 1968 - October 16, 1969
Williams, Doran: TCLU Executive Director
6 TCLU: Correspondence, General, March 28, 1972 - October 31, 1972
7 TCLU: Fund Raising Material,
Correspondence, 1970 Funds Manual, Party Invitations - February 28, 1968 - August 16, 1972
8 TCLU: Legal Material - Correspondence, Attorney roster, Senate Joint Resolution (S.SR.) 4, Legal Service Survey, November 12, 1971 - March 13, 1973
9 TCLU: Legislative Materials, March 15, 1971 - June 1, 1973
Bulletins
Box Folder
6 1 TCLU: Membership, August 21, 1967 - June 19, 1972
Listings, Correspondence, Committee letters to Members
2 TCLU: Memoranda, 1968 - April 30, 1973
3 TCLU: Newspaper, Spring, 1970 and 1971
Civil Liberties in Texas
4 TCLU: Newspaper Clippings, April 5, 1967 - Dec., 1968
5 TCLU: Newspaper Clippings, Jan., 1969 - Dec. 29, 1969
6 TCLU: Newspaper Clippings, Jan. 10, 1970 - Dec. 1, 1970
Box Folder
7 1 TCLU: Newspaper Clippings, Jan. 19, 1971 - Nov.18, 1972 and undated
2 TCLU: Pamphlets, September, 1966-1972
3 TCLU: Race Relations, April 24, 1969 - Jan. 11, 1972
Reports, News Clippings (some undated), Pamphlets, Speeches
4 TCLU: Selective Service, undated [1966]
Statements, Proposals, Material on Fort Worth
5 TCLU: State Office, July 17, 1967 - April 29, 1968
Correspondence
6 TCLU: Miscellaneous Materials, 1967-1973
Box Folder
8 1 FWCLU: Board of Directors, June 26, 1972 - 1973
Membership Lists, Committee Lists
2 FWCLU: Board Meeting Minutes, October 5, 1964, December 5, 1967
3 FWCLU: Board Meeting Minutes, January 4, 1968 - December 10, 1968
4 FWCLU: Board Meeting Minutes, January 7, 1969 - December 31, 1969
5 FWCLU: Board Meeting Minutes, January 20, 1970 - December 13, 1970
6 FWCLU: Board Meeting Minutes, January 19, 1971 - November, 1973
7 FWCLU: By-Laws & Constitution, May 4, 1968
8 FWCLU: "Chapter Notes"; Newsletters, December, 1964 - December, 1973
9 FWCLU: Chapter Notes, November, 1968 - February, 1969
Note Cards
10 FWCLU: Correspondence, October 30, 1969 - May 22, 1970
Adamski, Catherine, Chairperson, School Committee
11 FWCLU: Correspondence, May 27, 1969 - November 18, 1971
Baerwaldt, James, President FWCLU
12 FWCLU: Correspondence; Brubaker, J. S., Chairperson Church-State Committee, June 14, 1968 - January 16, 1969
*later became J. S. Baerwaldt
13 FWCLU: Correspondence, July 20, 1971 - April 20, 1973
De Bose, Dorothy, President FWCLU
Box Folder
9 1 FWCLU: Correspondence, Estes, Ralph, President FWCLU May 24, 1966 - June 17, 1968
2 FWCLU: Correspondence, Estes, Ralph, President, FWCLU July 16, 1968 - August 9, 1971
3 FWCLU: Correspondence, Estes, Sue Horn, Secretary, & Chairperson of Police Committee FWCLU August 31, 1965 - September 21, 1971
4 FWCLU: Correspondence, Gladden, Don, Cooperating Attorney, FWCLU November 22, 1967 - October 8, 1971
5 FWCLU: Myers, Nina, Treasurer, FWCLU March 28, 1972 - December 15, 1973
6 FWCLU: Correspondence, Prud Homme, Dr. Eck, Medical Consultant, FWCLU August 13, 1968 - February 18, 1971
7 FWCLU: Correspondence, General, February 21, 1961 - May 27, 1972
Box Folder
10 1 FWCLU: Court Case: Freedom of Expression, Bird, Newton, Brown vs. Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, November 26, 1971
Correspondence, Agreement Amendment
2 FWCLU: Court Case; Desegration; Flax, Arlene vs. W. S. Potts, 1961-1972
Briefs for Apellees, Interrogatories, Opinion Supplemental Findings of Fact, Judgment, Findings of Fact, and Conclusions of Law
3 FWCLU: Court Case; Football Game; Johnson, Gene, et al. vs. Harrison, Frank et al., 1969-1971
Hand Written Accounts, Dispositions
4 FWCLU: Court Case; Football Game; Johnson, Gene, et al. vs. Harrison, Frank et al., February 22, 1969 - February 22, 1970
Witness Accounts
Box Folder
11 1 FWCLU: Court Case; Violation of Civil Rights: Murder Charges; Walter Lee Fuller, December 20, 1968 - February, 1970
News Clippings, Correspondence, Code of Ethics Law Enforcement, Restricted
2 FWCLU: Court Case; Girard, Raymond Von vs. Dept. of Public Safety, October 9, 1968 - December 27, 1968
Correspondence, Suspension Notices
3 FWCLU: Court Case; Hesbett, David Ross vs. United States, 1971-1973
Threat against U. S. President Correspondence
4 FWCLU: Case; McCormick, David W. vs. University of Texas at Arlington; Non Renewal of Contract; Correspondence, Reports Winter, 1965-1966 - June 9, 1968
Restricted
5 FWCLU: Court Case; McKenzie, Freddie Lee vs., State of Texas; Charge of Murder, February 18, 1969
Correspondence, Brief of Amicus Curiae
6 FWCLU: Court Case; Mounce, Albert Sidney vs. State of Texas: Fondling, March 11, 1968 - September 5, 1968
Briefs, Correspondence
7 FWCLU: Court Case; Passel, Janie et al. vs. Fort Worth Independent School District, October 12, 1967 - June 14, 1971
Booklets, Briefs, Correspondence, News Clippings
8 FWCLU: Case, Schooler, Dr. Joe vs. Harris & St. Joseph's Hospitals; Discrimination, January 27, 1967 - May 23, 1969
Correspondence, Medical Profession, Constitution, Motion and Order of Dismissal
9 FWCLU: Court Case; Sensabaugh, F. W., Question of Violation of Constitutional Rights, July 6, 1968 - December 19, 1969
Correspondence
10 FWCLU: Court Case; Sherling, Britt vs. Dr. John Toronley, Irving ISD, 1970
Freedom of Expression, Briefs for Petitioners, Appellants
11 FWCLU: Court Case: Sullivan, Dan vs. Houston ISD, Underground Newspaper Dispute, November 17, 1969 - December 30, 1969
Protection of Rights, Summary of Events, Injunction Decree
Box Folder
12 1 FWCLU: Court Case; Supreme Court Decisions, Newspaper Clippings, February 18, 1968 - June 25, 1970
Undated Clippings
2 FWCLU: Court Case, April 11, 1968 - November 5, 1968
Williams, Yancy Doyle Investigation Report by FW Police Dept., Autopsy Report, Investigation Report, and News Clippings
3 FWCLU: Court Case: Willis, Wanda Magby vs. Herbert Magby, August 16, 1967 - May 17, 1969
Child Custody interrogatories by witnesses, Correspondence, Summary of Facts,
4 FWCLU: Court Case; Wood, Neale vs. Alamo Heights ISD, January, 1970
Freedom of Expression Memorandum, Briefs
5 FWCLU: Miscellaneous Court Cases, August 14, 1967 - September 13, 1971
Martin Dies vs. Van Phillip Carter; Filing Fees; Rodney Gene Broadway: Civil Rights Violation; Ruth J. Butts vs. Dallas ISD: Declaration of Rights; Gene Johnson vs. Frank Harrison; James Earl McGee vs. State of Texas: Motion for New Trial; Joe Richard Landole vs. Tyler Junior College: Freedom of Expression; City of Seattle vs. Henry McCloy: Opposition Motion to Dismiss; John F. Mary Tinker vs. Des Moines ISD; Freedom of Expression
Box Folder
13 1 FWCLU: Criminal Justice Council, September, 1967 - December, 1971
Bibliography, Grant Program, Correspondence, Notes, Reports, News Clippings, See ACLU: Criminal Justice
2 FWCLU: Fort Worth Delinquent and Neglected Children, 1967 - 1969
News Clippings, Description of Agencies
3 FWCLU: Housing & Urban Development (HUD), 1961-1973
Laws, Complaints, News Clippings
4 FWCLU: Human Relations Commission, 1961-1972
Correspondence, News Clippings, Newsletters, Pamphlets
5 FWCLU: Human Relations Commission: City Jail, February 2, 1973 - February 23, 1973
Correspondence
Box Folder
14 1 FWISD: Board of Education, October 20, 1969 - September 28, 1970
Agendas, Correspondence, News Clippings
2 FWISD: Board of Education, 1968-1970
Financial Reports
3 FWISD: Board of Education, May, 1964
Reports on population trends
4 FWISD: COMO, January 21, 1969 - June 17, 1970
General Correspondence
5 FWISD: COMO; Correspondence; Dr. E. G. Prud-Homme, March 14, 1969 - September 8, 1970
Correspondence, Speeches, Notes
6 FWISD: COMO; Desegregation, 1969-1970
Correspondence, Statistics, Maps, Notes
Box Folder
15 1 FWISD: COMO; Desegregation, 1970
Statistics, Magazine Articles, Notes Minutes (Board Meeting)
2 FWISD: COMO, 1968-1969
Dunbar District Statistics
3 FWISD: COMO, 1967
Graphs, Charts, Maps
4 FWISD: COMO, Spring, 1968 - October 23, 1970
News Clippings
5 FWISD: COMO; "Open Space Project", February 2, 1968-1969
Correspondence, lists
6 FWISD: COMO; Overcrowding, 1967-1969
Reports, Statistics, Tabulation Sheets
7 FWISD: COMO; Racial Discrimination, March, 1969 - November 4, 1970
Reports, Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings
8 FWISD: COMO; Segregation, 1969-1970
City Council Report, Maps of COMO area, News Clippings, Photographs
9 FWISD: COMO; Segregation, No Date
Statistics
Box Folder
16 1 FWISD: COMO; Segregation and Integration, 1967-1973
Graphs, Reports, Statistics
2 FWISD: COMO; Statistics, 1963-1970
Statistics, Reports, Note Cards
3 FWISD: COMO; Statistics, 1967-1970
Statistics, Notes
4 FWISD: COMO; Statistics, 1971
Notes, Statistics, Tabulation Sheets
5 FWISD: COMO; Statistics, 1968-1972
Statistics, Reports
6 FWISD: COMO; Miscellaneous, 1968-1970
Reports, Notes, List
Box Folder
17 1 FWISD: Elementary and Secondary School Survey, Fall, 1968
School Reports #1 - #275
2 FWISD: Enrollment and Staff Reports, 1967
Reports #1 - #300
3 FWISD: Faculty Assignments, [1971]
Proposal Plans
4 FWISD: Feeder System, 1968-1970
Statistics on Schools
5 FWISD: Maps, 1970-1973
6 FWISD: "Plan of Organization" for Desegregation, 1967-1968
Correspondence, Exhibits #1-40
7 FWISD: Program of Classes, 1967-1968
High Schools: Arlington Heights and Trimble Technical
8 FWISD: Rules and Regulations; Superintendent, Julius Truelson, March 12, 1967 - August 13, 1969
Correspondence, Memos
Box Folder
18 1 FWISD: Supreme Court Rulings; Student Rights, August 8, 1969 - November 2, 1972
Correspondence, Magazine Articles, News Clippings, Pamphlets
2 FWISD: Youth Rights, February 25, 1969 - February 11, 1970
Correspondence, Statements, Speeches, News Clippings, undated material
3 FWCLU: Independent School Districts: Student Rights, June, 1966 - December, 1970
Correspondence, School District Reports, and News Clippings
4 FWCLU: Jail Mail, June 9, 1969 - June 30, 1972
Correspondence, Bonding Practices, Conditions in Municipal Justice System
5 FWCLU: Jail Mail From Persons In Jail, November 21, 1967 - August 10, 1973
Correspondence
Box Folder
19 1 FWCLU: Legal Correspondence, July 6, 1967 - May 8, 1973
2 FWCLU: Long Range Capital Improvement Program (FW), 1967
3 FWCLU: Membership List, January 16, 1970
Lists
4 FWCLU: Oklahoma City Police Department, 1967
Report on Racial Attitudes and Actions by Allan Saxe
5 FWCLU: Osteopathic Physicians, July 1, 1968 - February 26, 1970
Correspondence, Senate Bill
6 FWCLU: Police Department (FW), Announced Statements, 1969-1970
7 FWCLU: Police Department (FW): Due Process, no date
Reports, Committee Minutes
8 FWCLU: Police Dept.: Civil Rights, 1967-1968
Pamphlets
9 FWCLU: FW Police Dept.: Police Surveillance, 1968-1972
Notes, Speeches, Reports, News Clippings
Box Folder
20 1 FWCLU: Police Dept.: Possible Issues vs. FW Police, August 6, 1967 - May 21, 1969
Correspondence, News Clippings
2 FWCLU: Police Dept.: Reported Cases vs. FW Dept., March 1, 1968 - August 14, 1972
Correspondence, Case Summaries
3 FWCLU: FW Police, Miscellaneous, March 3, 1968 - January 28, 1972
Correspondence, Memo, Notes, undated material
4 FWCLU: School Flag Regulations, August 15, 1969 - June 20, 1970
Correspondence, Reports
5 FWCLU: Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, January 1, 1968 - June 18, 1971
6 FWCLU: Statements Announced by FW Chapter, October 28, 1968 - May 5, 1970
7 FWCLU: Telephone Book With Notations; Allan Saxe - FWCLU 1973-1974 - February 2, 1972 - December [1974]
8 FWCLU: UTA Flag Issue, October 18, 1969 - August 7, 1970
News Clippings, Statement
9 FWCLU: Youth Program; Better Influence Association, January - December, 1973
Annual and Monthly Reports
10 FWCLU: Youth Services Bureau, March 26, 1973
Minutes, Memo, and Financial Statement
11 FWCLU: Miscellaneous, 1968-1971
Pamphlets, News Clippings, Letter for Killeen Defense Fund, Report on Differential Concepts of Civil Liberties; Texas Code of Criminal Procedures, Current Population Report (Black Pop. in U.S.) - and North Central Texas: Council of Government Booklets
Box Folder
21 1 Brazos County ACLU: Minutes, October 12, 1967
2 Central Texas ACLU: Minutes, October 13, 1969 to October 30, 1971
3 Central Texas ACLU: Chapter News: Newsletter, May 18, 1967 to September 20, 1969
4 Corpus Christi ACLU: Minutes, February 18, 1970 to April 2, 1970
5 Dallas ACLU: Minutes, January 22, 1969 to November 18, 1970
6 Denton ACLU: Minutes, April 22, 1969 to February 17, 1970
7 Denton ACLU: Newsletter: Monthly Newsletter, January 10, 1969 to November, 1971
8 El Paso ACLU: Minutes, November 16, 1967 to October 1, 1970
9 High Plains ACLU: Minutes, August 2, 1970 to October 4, 1970
10 Houston ACLU: Minutes, April 17, 1967 to November 15, 1970
11 Houston ACLU: The Activist Quarterly; Newsletter, December, 1972 - February 5, 1973
12 Lubbock ACLU: Minutes, June 4, 1969 to August, 1970
13 San Antonio ACLU: Minutes, January 9, 1967 to September 24, 1970
14 San Antonio ACLU: Newsletter, December 13, 1967 to Summer, 1969
15 UTA ACLU: Arlington, Texas, March, 1969 - 1970
Constitution, By-Laws, Statements, Organization Form, Resolution, and Student Conduct Booklet
16 Waco ACLU: Minutes, February 24, [no year]

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