University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ruth Alice Allen Papers, 1943-1946, 1971, 1973.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Allen, Ruth Alice
Title: Ruth Alice Allen Papers
Dates: 1943-1946, 1971, 1973
Abstract: Some materials relate to the 1944 firing of University of Texas president Homer P. Rainey by the board of regents, the ensuing actions of the faculty, and the issue of academic freedom. One group of papers consists of academic research notes and drafts of literary productions on Thomas A. Hickey and the history of labor and socialism in Texas by Ruth A. Allen. One item includes a 1973 profile of University of Texas regent Edward A. Clark and a speech by Clark on the University of Texas.
Extent: 9 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ruth Alice Allen, University of Texas professor of economics, 1923-1959, who authored several books on the history of labor, particularly in Texas, died in 1979.


Scope and Contents

Some materials relate to the 1944 firing of University of Texas president Homer P. Rainey by the board of regents, the ensuing actions of the faculty, and the issue of academic freedom. One group of papers consists of academic research notes and drafts of literary productions on Thomas A. Hickey and the history of labor and socialism in Texas by Ruth A. Allen. One item includes a 1973 profile of University of Texas regent Edward A. Clark and a speech by Clark on the University of Texas. Photographs depict houses of African American cotton pickers in Texas in the 1920's. Papers organized into three series by office of origin: 1. University of Texas Faculty; 2. University of Texas Faculty Committee on Principles Essential to University Administration (Committee of Eleven); and 3. Ruth Alice Allen, Professor of Economics. Subseries organized by type of material arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Allen, Ruth Alice, 1889- --Archives.
Hickey, Thomas A., 1869-1926.
Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896-1985.
University of Texas--Administration.
University of Texas--History--20th century--Sources.
Academic freedom--Texas.
African Americans--Texas--Housing--Photographs.
Immigrants--Texas--History--19th century.
Immigrants--Texas--History--20th century.
Labor and laboring classes--Texas--History--19th Century.
Labor and laboring classes--Texas--History--20th Century.
Socialism--Texas--History--19th Century.
Socialism--Texas--History--20th Century.
University autonomy--Texas.
Texas--Industries--History--19th Century.
Texas--Industries--History--20th Century.
Texas--Population--History--19th Century.
Texas--Population--History--20th Century.
Clark, Edward A., 1906-1992.
University of Texas--Faculty.
University of Texas--Faculty Committee on Principles Essential to University Administration.
University of Texas--Faculty Committee of Eleven.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Alice Allen Papers, 1943-1946, 1971, 1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G205 University of Texas Faculty, minutes, 1944-1946
University of Texas Faculty committee on Principles Essential to University Administration (Committee of Eleven):
Correspondence, November 7-December 23, 1944
Minutes, October 19-December 13, 1944
Committee reports, statements, motions, and resolutions, 1944-1945
Questionnaire (Main University faculty), December 14, 1944
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3L382 Questionnaire (Main University faculty), December 14, 1944
Questionnaire (Medical Branch, Galveston faculty), January 10, 1945
Rainey controversy miscellany
Ruth Alice Allen, professor of economics:
Literary efforts:
Population and labor supply in Texas, research notes and draft, undated
Industries in Texas, research notes and draft, undated
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3E278 Immigration into Texas, research notes and draft, undated
Thomas A. Hickey and socialism in Texas, 1890-1925, drafts and notes, undated
Socialism in Texas, 1890-1925, drafts and notes, undated
Edward A. Clark, profile and speech, 1973
Certificates, 1971, 1973
Notes and letter, undated
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3Y551 Photographs, 1929, 1971, 1973, and undated