University of Texas Arlington

Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records (1945-1981):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union.
Title: Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records
Inclusive Dates: 1945-1981
Bulk Dates: 1975-1980
Abstract: The Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union, a chapter of the Texas Civil Liberties Union, was established in 1964. The records include correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, financial statements, legal documents, minutes, case summaries, news releases, reports, newspaper clippings, and newsletters.
Identification: AR330
Extent: 4 boxes (1.42 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.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, financial statements, legal documents, minutes, case summaries, news releases, reports, newspaper clippings, and newsletters. This collection contains material relating to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Texas Civil Liberties Union in addition to the files from the Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union. Of particular interest are the case files concerning sexual harrassment charges.


 

Organization

The folders in the collection are arranged in alphabetical order and thereunder chronologically.

Restrictions

Access

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.


Separated Material

AR108: Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records (1957-1974)

AR 121: Texas Civil Liberties Union State Office Files (1964-1975)

Annual reports for the American Civil Liberties Union that duplicated reports in other collections were discarded. Also removed from the collection were 39 issues of Civil Liberties.


Administrative Information

Citation

Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records, AR330, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift.


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Adamski, Catherine 1980
Correspondence, notes.
2 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 1954-1962, 1975
Annual reports.
3 ACLU (Manual of Organization) 1975
4 ACLU (Miscellaneous) 1973-1974, 1977-1980
Membership list, index, legislation, memoranda, questionnaires, notes, report, leaflet.
5 ACLU (Policy Matters) 1973, 1976-1980
Minutes, memoranda, telegram, newspaper clipping, correspondence, news bulletin, reports, policy list, question and answer sheets.
6 ACLU Foundation of Texas, Inc. (Financial Statements) 1976-1980
7 ACLU Foundation of Texas, Inc. (Litigation Summaries) 1977, 1980
8 Baernstein Report 1967-1969
9 Bell. Marcellus C. 1976-1978
Letter, memorandum, questionnaire.
10 Case Litigation Summaries 1949, 1957-1968
11 Cooperating Attorneys 1977, 1979, 1981
Correspondence, memorandum, list.
12 Cox's Department Store 1980, undated
Identification statement, correspondence, benefit & policy statement, forms, notes, memorandum.
13 Darrin Case 1973
14 Davis vs. Passman 1978
Case study.
15 Death Penalty 1976, undated
List of affiliates, news release, fact sheets, case report, note, constitution, policy.
Box Folder
2 1 Draft 1979-1980
Memoranda, news releases, reports, correspondence, addendum.
2 Federal Correctional Institution 1978
Reports.
3 Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union, Board of Directors (FWCLU) 1968, 1974-1980
Correspondence, lists, minutes, restructure reports, memoranda, resolution, committee description, by-laws, job description of officers, constitution.
4 FWCLU (Correspondence) 1973-1974, 1976-1977
Memoranda, contract.
5 FWCLU (Correspondence) 1978-1979
6 FWCLU (Correspondence) 1980-1981, undated
7 FWCLU (Minutes) 1973-1980
8 FWCLU (Miscellaneous) 1971, 1976-1978
Membership lists, committee list, copy of newspaper clippings, questionnaire, memorandum, notes, membership renewal card.
9 FWCLU (Newsletters) 1972, 1977-1979
10 FWCLU (Treasury Reports) undated
11 Gadus, David L. 1978-1979
Inspector General Action Request, memorandum, correspondence, statistics, notes.
12 Greater Fort Worth American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. 1978-1981
Tax forms, by-laws, articles of incorporation, correspondence, treasurer's reports, memoranda, minutes, notes, outline of legal rights, attachment, form for taking sworn statement.
13 Greater Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union 1976-1978
Minutes, membership lists, annual treasurer's report, audit report, case report.
14 Henderson vs. Fort Worth Independent School District 1977-1979
Legal papers, correspondence, bills.
15 Hollow Points (Dum Dum Bullets) 1974-1977, undated
Copies of magazine and newspaper articles, legal documents, bulletin, reports, correspondence, leaflet.
16 Lincoln vs. Mid-Cities Pee Wee Football Association 1979
Legal documents.
17 Miscellaneous 1975-1980, undated
Form letters, invitation, ACORN's Lifeline Rate Ordinance, Church & State, leaflets, minutes, legislative bill proposal, letter, form, computer printout.
Box Folder
3 1 Newsletters 1945-1977
Issues of the Greater Houston ACLU, correspondence.
2 Newspaper Clippings 1976-1981
3 Publicity 1979-1981
Correspondence, memoranda, oral testimony, reports, media list, case analysis, resume.
4 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Correspondence) 1976-1979
5 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Inspector General's Report) 1976, undated
Regulation booklet, letter, p. 0-50 of report.
6 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Inspector General's Report), p. 51-185 undated
7 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Inspector General's Report), p. 186-306 undated
8 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Legal Documents) 1976-1977, undated
9 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Memoranda) 1976-March, 1977
10 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Memoranda) April, 1977-1978
11 Spinard vs. U.S. Air Force (Miscellaneous) 1977
Forms, telegrams, newspaper clippings, event summary, charts, report, notes.
Box Folder
4 1 Texas Civil Liberties Union (TCLU) 1971, 1976-1979
Correspondence, chart, constitution, memorandum.
2 TCLU (Financial Statements) 1976-1980
Proposed budget, income projection.
3 TCLU (Minutes of Board Meetings) 1973-1974, 1976-1980
Memoranda, lists of board members.
4 TCLU (Miscellaneous) 1971, 1976-1980
Constitution, memoranda, correspondence, oral confessions, statement, membership figures, charts of new members, litigation summaries, position paper, testimony, list of presidents and area officers, membership analysis, agenda, lists of committees.
5 TCLU (News Releases) 1978-1980
6 TCLU (Newsletters) 1967-1968, 1971-1980
Copy of Civil Liberties In Texas, monthly action reports, news releases, memoranda, legislation.