University of Texas Arlington

Texas Civil Liberties Union Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Civil Liberties Union.
Title: Texas Civil Liberties Union Records
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1984
Abstract: The Texas Civil Liberties Union is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union headquartered in Austin. The records include minutes of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, financial records, press releases, statements, correspondence, legal documents, and biennial conference material. In addition, the collection contains files on topics such as flag burning, marijuana, prisoner's rights, Selective Service, urban renewal, and wiretapping.
Identification: AR287
Extent: 8 boxes (3.125 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Texas Civil Liberties Union is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union headquartered in Austin.


Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, financial records, press releases, statements, correspondence, legal documents, and biennial conference material. In addition, the collection contains files on topics such as flag burning, marijuana, prisoner's rights, Selective Service, urban renewal, and wiretapping. There are also files for groups with which the TCLU interacted, such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Southern Regional Conference, the Student Mobilization Committee, the Students for a Democratic Society, the Subversive Activities Control Board, the Texas Conference of Churches, the Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment, and the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee.


 

Organization

The collection was received in good order. Materials in the collection were arranged in four series:
Series I. Biennial Conferences, 1970-1986.
Series II. General Files, 1960-1982.
Series III. Legal Files, 1964-1984.
Series IV. Minutes, 1964-1984.
Folders within each series were arranged alphabetically and materials within each folder were arranged 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.


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.
Organizations
Texas Civil Liberties Union--Records and correspondence.
American Civil Liberties Union--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Civil rights--Texas--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR121: Texas Civil Liberties Union Records, 1959-1975

Unprocessed mss. 85-16: Texas Civil Liberties Union Records, 1932-1984

Unprocessed mss. 88-33: Texas Civil Liberties Union Clippings, 1987

Unprocessed mss. 89-13: Texas Civil Liberties Union Records, 1973-1986

AR 108: Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union Records, 1957-1974


Separated Material

Issues of Civil Liberties from 1965-1974 were transfered to the Civil Liberties collection that is housed in Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas Civil Liberties Union Records, AR287, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1986.

Accessioned as number 86-2.


Container List

 

Series I. Biennial Conferences, 1970-1986.

Box Folder
1 1 1986 Conference
Program
2 1970 Conference 1969-1970, undated
Memoranda, correspondence, news release, articles, reimbursement form, resolutions, forms, announcements, schedule.
3 1970 Conference Bulletins
4 1970 Conference Papers
5 1972 Conference 1971-1972, undated
Memoranda, affiliate list, letter, invoice, dockets, income projection, agenda, program, list of delegates, workshop list, membership list, announcement.
6 1972 Conference Bulletins
7 1972 Conference Miscellaneous undated
Memorandum with questionnaire, brochure.
8 1972 National Development Council
Memoranda, pamphlets, list, report
9 1972 Conference Papers
10 1972 Conference Report of Texas Delegation
11 1972 Conference: Women's Rights undated
Memoranda, papers, docket.



 

Series II. General Files, 1960-1982.

Box Folder
2 1 Bank Statements 1972, undated
Notes, financial statements, correspondence.
2 Bonding 1971-1972, undated
Correspondence, questionnaire, application, notes, telegrams.
3 Contributions 1970-1973
Lists, weekly income reports, letter.
4 Cooperating Attorneys 1966-1972, n.d
Memoranda, correspondence, lists, memoranda with questionnaire, notes, form, report.
5 Correspondence 1965-1979, undated
6 Environmental Protection Act 1971
Announcement, newsletter, draft of a bill.
7 Financial Documents 1972, 1978, 1979
Statement, proposed agenda, budget, income.
8 Flag Burning 1970
News release, letter, memorandum.
9 Fund Raising 1971-1972
Memoranda.
10 Legislation 1965-June 1970
Lists, correspondence, notes, a Bill, news releases, resolution, map of congressional districts, note, statements, announcement, bulletins.
Box Folder
3 1 Legislation 1957, July 1969-1972, undated
Bulletins, telegram, testimony, docket, correspondence, policy, statements, dicussion guideline, announcement, note, copy of Act, amendment.
2 Legislative Bulletins 1971
3 Lobbying 1973, undated
Newspaper clippings.
4 Marijuana 1971-1973, undated
Memoranda, news releases, newspaper clippings, report, correspondence, announcement, pamphlets, commentary, article.
5 Marijuana undated
Copy of an Act.
6 Membership Lists 1971-1978, undated
7 Memoranda 1975-1978, undated
8 Organization Mailings 1969-1972, undated
Newsletters, progress report, correspondence, articles, pamphlets, invitation, announcement, bulletins, forms, flyer.
Box Folder
4 1 New York Civil Liberties Union 1971-1972
Memoranda, newsletter.
2 News Releases 1964-1982
3 Newsletters 1968
4 Newspaper Clippings 1964-1966, undated
5 Oleo Strut undated
Letter, pamphlet, card.
6 Pamphlets 1971, undated
7 Peace Corps 1970
News release.
8 Press Releases (Obsolete) 1967-1974
9 Prisoner's Rights 1971-1972, undated
Statement, memoranda, news releases, report, mailing list.
10 Probation 1972
Research report.
11 Selective Service 1966-1969
List, correspondence, news releases, memoranda, newspaper clippings, newsletter, pamphlet, announcement, material on workshop conference, summary of litigation.
Box Folder
5 1 Selective Service December 1969-1973, undated
Memoranda, transcripts of lectures, news releases, articles, pamphlet, proposal, list, notes.
2 Self-Help Housing Groups 1970, undated
Letter, list, newspaper clippings.
3 Social Progress 1969
Letter, pamphlet.
4 Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1966-1971, undated
Leaflet, memoranda, correspondence, statement of purpose, articles, checklist, voting list.
5 Southern Regional Conference 1971-1972, undated
News releases, correspondence, statement, memoranda, brochure, program, fact sheet, lists, editorial.
6 State Board of Education 1971
List, excerpts from education code, county population maps.
7 Student Mobilization Committee 1970
Letter, Newspaper clippings.
8 Student Vote 1968-1972, undated
Pamphlet, enrollment list, excerpts from Civil Liberties Law Review, correspondence, durational residency summary, newsletter, summary of absentee balloting, notices, memoranda, list of development, excerpt from Senate Bill.
9 Students for Democratic Society 1964-1965
Pamphlet, notes, newspaper clippings.
10 Subversive Activities Control Board 1972
Memoranda, letter, article.
11 Supreme Court 1971
Memoranda, letter, news release.
12 Texas Catholic Conference 1970-1971
Newsletters, letter, pamphlet.
13 Texas Conference of Churches 1970-1971
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes.
14 Texas Department of Corrections 1972
Correspondence.
15 Texas Education Agency 1972
Letter, agenda.
16 Texas Intercollegiate Student Association 1971
Press Release, memorandum.
17 Texas League of Conservation Voters 1970, undated
Article, announcement, lists.
18 Texas Public Interest Research Group 1972, undated
Correspondence, questionnaire, pamphlet, information packet, guidelines, leaflet.
19 Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment 1960, 1964-1965, undated
Constitution, correspondence, newsletters, minutes, Treasurer's report, lists, leaflet.
Box Folder
6 1 The Texas Syllabi 1971
2 United Farm Workers Organizing Committee 1971-1972, undated
Newsletters, letter, announcement.
3 United States Commission on Civil Rights 1970
Pamphlet, letter.
4 Urban Renewal 1969-1971
Newsletters, annual reports, pamphlets.
5 Vocation for Social Change 1969-1970
Letter, pamphlet.
6 Watergate: Texas Activity 1973-1974, undated
Correspondence, telegram, memoranda, resolution, newspaper clippings, bulletin, minutes, statement, press release.
7 Wiretapping 1967-1971, undated
Memoranda, Senate Bill, correspondence, pamphlet, paper, news release, newspaper clippings, an Act.
8 Young Democrats: The University of Texas 1972
Newsletter.



 

Series III. Legal Files, 1964-1984.

Box Folder
6 9 Briefs 1965-1970
10 Briefs 1972-1973
11 Litigation Summaries 1976-1984
Box Folder
7 1 Smith, James 1964, 1971-1972
Transcript of testimony, correspondence, newspaper clippings.



 

Series IV. Minutes, 1964-1984.

Box Folder
7 2 Board of Directors 1964-1972
Minutes.
3 Board of Directors 1973-1978
Minutes.
4 Board of Directors 1979-1981
Minutes.
5 Board of Directors 1982-1984
Minutes.
Box Folder
8 1 Executive Committee 1966-1973
Minutes.
2 Executive Committee 1974-1984
Minutes.