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Texas Civil Rights Project Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Civil Rights Project.
Title: Texas Civil Rights Project Records
Inclusive Dates: 2001-2005
Abstract: The Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) began operations in Austin, Texas, as of September 23, 1990. The dates indicated also include the original charitable status application with the U. S. Treasury Department. James C. Harrington, former Legal Director of the Texas Civil Liberties Union Foundation (TCLU), settled disputes with TCLU in September 1990, and immediately set up the TCRP. The agreement ended financial and ideological conflicts and turned all legal operations over to the infant TCRP. First and fourth amendment issues, along with legal assistance to disenfranchised populations demonstrates the intent and outreach of the TCRP. These are legal case files for Schreiber vs. Jailhouse Café, Ahmed vs. American Airlines, Carson vs. Cheers, Inc., Doe vs. Hollsville, and Frank Lopez III vs. City of El Paso. These are official records that were maintained by the TCRP.
Identification: Unprocessed mss. 2009-116
Extent: 3 boxes (2.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) began operations in Austin, Texas, as of September 23, 1990. The dates indicated also include the original charitable status application with the U. S. Treasury Department. James C. Harrington, former Legal Director of the Texas Civil Liberties Union Foundation (TCLU), settled disputes with TCLU in September 1990, and immediately set up the TCRP. The agreement ended financial and ideological conflicts and turned all legal operations over to the infant TCRP. First and fourth amendment issues, along with legal assistance to disenfranchised populations demonstrates the intent and outreach of the TCRP.


Scope and Contents

Legal case files for Schreiber vs. Jailhouse Café, Ahmed vs. American Airlines, Carson vs. Cheers, Inc., Doe vs. Hollsville, and Frank Lopez III vs. City of El Paso. These are official records that were maintained by the TCRP.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

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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.
Organizations
Texas Civil Rights Project--Archives.
Texas Civil Rights Project--Records and correspondence.
Alternate Titles
Texas Political History Collection

Related Material

AR390: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1966-1993)

Unprocessed mss. 94-12: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1983-1993)

Unprocessed mss. 94-45: Texas Civil Rights Project Legal Case Files (1987-1989)

Unprocessed mss. 95-41: Texas Civil Rights Project Legal Case Files (1991-1993)

Unprocessed mss. 96-39: Texas Civil Rights Project Legal Case Files (1980-1996)

Unprocessed mss. 97-29: Texas Civil Rights Project Legal Case Files (1977-1996)

Unprocessed mss. 98-8: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1993-1997)

Unprocessed mss. 98-11: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1983-1996)

Unprocessed mss. 2001-6: Texas Civil Rights Project Legal Case Files (1996-1997)

Unprocessed mss. 2001-37: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1998-2000)

Unprocessed mss. 2002-35: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1992-2000)

Unprocessed mss. 2002-41: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1982-1997)

Unprocessed mss. 2006-41: Texas Civil Rights Project Records

Unprocessed mss. 2009-103: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1995-2004)

Unprocessed mss. 2010-27: Texas Civil Rights Project Records (1995-2006; undated)


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas Civil Rights Project Records, Unprocessed mss. 2009-116, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2009.

Accessioned as number 2009-116 .