University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ira Iscoe Papers, 1966-1984, 2005



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Iscoe, Ira
Title: Ira Iscoe Papers
Dates: 1966-1984
Abstract: Audiotapes, videotapes, academic papers, and research concerning the Charles Whitman case and various UT Committees comprise the Ira Iscoe Papers, 1966-1984, 2005, documenting speeches, interviews, seminars and case studies relating to Iscoe’s work in the field of psychology.
Accession No.: 94-047; 2001-139; 2003-141; 2011-143
Extent: 2 ft., 11 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Professor Ira Iscoe was born on February 1, 1921 in New York City. Educated at Sir George Williams College, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California at Los Angeles. Iscoe joined the University of Texas Psychology faculty in 1951 and was instrumental in developing the Clinical Training Psychology Program and its accreditation by the American Psychology Association. While at UT, he served on numerous committees, including the committee appointed by Governor John B. Connally to investigate the Charles Whitman catastrophe and the UT Sutherland Committee of 1966-67, which made broad recommendations concerning counseling throughout the University of Texas System. Iscoe received several awards for his work in psychology and mental health, was active as a pro bono consultant to a number of community and state agencies, and served as a mentor to younger faculty.


Scope and Contents

Audiotapes, videotapes, academic papers, and research concerning the Charles Whitman case and various UT Committees comprise the Ira Iscoe Papers, 1966-1984, 2005, documenting speeches, interviews, seminars and case studies relating to Iscoe’s work in the field of psychology. A portion of this collection focuses on the research conducted on Charles Whitman, the Governor’s Committee, and the UT Sutherland Committee recommendations. Also included are newspapers clippings and files relating to the investigations surrounding Charles Whitman’s shootings from the UT Tower on August 1, 1966.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audio materials by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information. Use of video materials by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.


Subjects (Persons)

Iscoe, Ira -- Archives.
Whitman, Charles Joseph, 1941-1966

Subjects (Organizations)

University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Psychology -- History.
University of Texas at Austin -- History -- 20th century.

Subjects

Mass murder -- Texas -- Austin -- Case studies.

Places

Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Iscoe (Ira) Papers, 1966-1984, 2005, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, May 2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/R72 7-inch reel to reel tapes
Radio Broadcast - Longhorn Radio Network 1972
"The Human Condition" program 44 " The concept of competence" Speaker Dr. Ira Iscoe October 10, 1972 - November 5, 1972
Governor's Committee on Aging [9 reels]
August 4, 1980 [3 reels]
August 5, 1980 [4 reels]
August 7, 1980 [2 reels]
Conference on Research on Primary Prevention [8 reels] 1982
February 25, 1982 [5 reels]
February 26, 1982 [3 reels]
Conferences [9 reels] 1983
Vowel production study, stress, context, rate - Speaker R. Diehl [1 reel], March 23, 1983
Speaker Keith Kluender [1 reel], May 9, 1983
Speaker Keith Kluender [1 reel], May 10, 1983
Speaker Keith Kluender [1 reel], May 12, 1983
Speaker Paul Sorenson [1 reel], May 12, 1983
Reel One / Side One:
Introductions by Ira Iscoe of Planning Committee and Charles Speilberger and Wayne H. Holtzman. Seymour Sarason by Emory Cowan
Introduction of persons who will be charged with responsibilities by Charles Spielberger.
Introduction of Seymour Sarason by Emory Cowan.
Dr. Sarason – Beginning of talk which is continued on Reel Two.
Reel Two / Side One:
Continuation of Seymour Sarason “Mr. Everyman”.
Introduction of John Glidewell Phd. by Faye Goldberg Phd.
Glidewell with critique of conference models and question and answer.
Reel Three / Side One: Wednesday April 30
Model 2 Community mental health and clinical community.
Model 3 Community development.
Model 4 Intervention ad preventive models. (Break).
Model 5 Social change model, also introduction of day’s plan to group.
Emory Cowen starting afternoon session.
Speakers of part 1
1. “Entry Level Issues” Steven Danish
2. Dave Stenmark
3. “Wizzard of Oz” Julian Rappaport
4. Introduction of Jack Chinsky
Reel Four: May 30
Continuation of Jack Chinsky
Model 6 Social ecology and environment.
Model 7 Applied social and urban psychology models.
Presentation of award to: Question and Answer Session.
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2.325/R72 Taped Interview
"How do you feel," Conversation with Dr. Ira Iscoe; VO: 14:10, MO: 10:25
Community Psychology
2 reels
Unidentified Reels
5 reels
Reel 1 KK - Rapid - Rabid; EP - Plight - Polite, Brain - Train; Prayed - Parade; Plode - Palode; Plote - Palote; Fast, Medium, Slow
Reel 2 Anderson (4th) S.G. - Anderson (3rd) Good role playing
Reel 3 blank
Reel 4 no notations
Reel 5 no notations
Audio Cassettes [42 tapes], 1984
Mental Health Seminars with Ira Iscoe [31 tapes], 1984
Mental Health Seminar [3 tapes], September 10, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [3 tapes], September 17, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [3 tapes], September 24, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [2 tapes], October 8, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [2 tapes] October 23, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [2 tapes] October 29, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [2 tapes], November 12, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [2 tapes], November 19, 1984
Mental Health Seminar [2 tapes], December 3, 1984
Primary Prevention, Parts 1-8, 13, 15 [5 tapes]
Panel Discussion on Adoption issues [6 tapes], ca. 1984-1985
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3W105 U-matic color videocassettes [4 tapes], 1976-1979
“People and Ideas” #702 – Dr. Ira Iscoe - Recorded September 16, 1976 – Dubbed November 11, 1976 - Program Time 29:49
Ira Iscoe’s speech to the General Assembly – Texas Rehabilitation Commission Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, July 10, 1978
"Interdisciplinary Case Conference" Committee for Gerontology - Student Assessments April 30, 1979
"Social Work Practice" The general systems framework
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3K435 Charles J. Whitman case research, 1966-1967
Report of pathologic studies requested by Governor John B. Connally for the investigation of the Whitman case, 1966
"The Charles J. Whitman catastrophe, Austin, Texas - Recommendations made by the Governors committee and consultants to the Governor, Follow up study, 1966-1967
"General and medical background for the Whitman case" requested by Governor John B. Connally, 1966
"Press conference, report to the Governor, medical aspects, Charles J. Whitman catastrophe," September 8, 1966
Austin American Statesman August 9, 1966
Files relating to the investigations surrounding Charles Whitman's shootings from the UT Tower, 1966
Journals:
Division of Community Psychology Newsletter
The Community Psychologist
Gerentology Newsletter
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3K436 Written works:
“Requiem for Austin” rough draft, 1982
“The University in the Community,” 1980
“Some Early Activities in the Community and the University,” 2005
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3K436 Two photographs, 1964, undated