A Guide to the Ruthe Winegarten Family Papers, 1963-2001
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 The bulk of the material pertains to an unpublished book about Michael Eakin, former editor of the University of Texas’ Daily Texan, whose murder remains unsolved and includes books and documents owned by Eakin,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.
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.
Ruthe Winegarten Family Papers, 1963-1995, the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
[AR 99-108; 2008-027]
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