University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ruthe Winegarten Family Papers, 1963-2001

Descriptive Summary

Creator Winegarten Ruthe (Family)
Title Winegarten (Ruthe Family) papers
Dates: 1963-2001
Abstract Memoranda and correspondence, travel documents, itineraries, news clippings and ephemera
Extent 1 ft., 4in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Historian, educator and lecturer Ruthe Winegarten was born and raised in Texas. She received a Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1970. She served as a visiting instructor at The University of Texas at Dallas, worked on the Texas Women’s History Project, wrote and co-wrote 18 books on the history of women, African-Americans, Latin-Americans, and Jews in Texas.

Drafts, research files, correspondence, and digital files related to the writing projects of Debra Winegarten, daughter of Ruthe Winegarten. The bulk of the material pertains to an unpublished book about Michael Eakin, former editor of the University of Texas’ Daily Texan, whose murder remains unsolved and includes books and documents owned by Eakin, as well as Winegarten’s research notes.

Scope and Contents

Memoranda and correspondence, travel documents, itineraries, news clippings and ephemera 1963-1995, document the life, work and interests of Ruthe Winegarten’s aunt, Doris Cohen, who was born in 1907, worked for the Thomas Cook travel agency for many years and traveled widely.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Winegarten, Ruthe
Cohen, Doris
Subjects (Organizations)
Thomas Cook & Associates
Travel agents

Related Material

Other personal and family correspondence related to this collection appears in the Ruthe Winegarten Papers (1912-2004)

See also: Michael Eakin Papers, 1974-1981

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruthe Winegarten Family Papers, 1963-1995, the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

[AR 99-108; 2008-027]

Detailed Description of the Collection


Papers of Doris Cohen:

2.325/A110b Personal correspondence, 1963-1995
News clippings, 1963-1964
Itineraries and travel arrangements, 1958-1976
Ephemera, [undated]


Papers of Debra Winegarten:

2P23 Literary Projects:
Who Killed Michael Eakin: the last radical editor of the University of Texas Daily Texan?
Research Files, circa 1970s-2003
Eakin Documents, 1973-1997
Texas Tech University Press-Women’s Series
Digital Files: Mums the Word (CD-RW), 2001