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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Ovetz Papers, 1990-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ovetz, Robert
Title: Ovetz, Robert, Papers
Dates: 1990-1996
Abstract: The Robert Ovetz Papers, 1990-1996, contain the research files compiled by Ovetz during the writing of his dissertation, Entrepreneurialization, Resistance and the Crisis of the Universities: A Case Study of the University of Texas at Austin. The dissertation deals with the evolution of the University of Texas into a multinational corporation during the 1980s in response to the student rebellions of the 1960s and 1970s.
Accession No.: 99-119
Extent: 14 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Robert Frank Ovetz was born in New York City on January 8, 1967, to Arye Ovetz and Maxine (Ratzkin) Ovetz. His father Arye survived the Romanian Holocaust. Ovetz received a BA (1989), MA (1992), and PhD (1996) in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and currently teaches political science at the College of Marin in California. He has taught at New College of California and the Art Institute of California-San Francisco and has published articles in a variety of academic, mainstream, and alternative publications.

In 1994, Ovetz worked as a freelance journalist for CNN and became the first English-speaking journalist to break the news of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. While there, he provided the first interview in English with the infamous Subcommandante Marcos. An ocean conservation advocate, Ovetz has served as the Director of International Campaigns for Humane Society International and as Executive Director of the marine conservation organization Seaflow and worked with the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. In 2007, the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists awarded him the Freedom of Information James Madison Award, due to his defense of his student’s Cultural Studies magazine, Mute/Off, which the Art Institute of San Francisco censored in 2006. The institute fired Ovetz because of the incident. Additionally, he has been involved with many art, music, and film projects, including releasing two CDs with his minimalist ambient band, Ultrasound.

Sources:

Canada College. “Humanities and Social Sciences Division: Robert Ovetz” Canada College. http://www.canadacollege.edu/socialsciences/ovetz.html (accessed August 19, 2010.)

UTWatch.org. “Robert Ovetz Dissertation: Vita.” University of Texas at Austin. http://www.utwatch.org/archives/ovetz/ovetz_vita.html (accessed August 19, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Robert Ovetz Papers, 1990-1996, contain the research files compiled by Ovetz during the writing of his dissertation, Entrepreneurialization, Resistance and the Crisis of the Universities: A Case Study of the University of Texas at Austin. The dissertation deals with the evolution of the University of Texas into a multinational corporation during the 1980s in response to the student rebellions of the 1960s and 1970s. The research files include notes, secondary and primary official documents from the state and the university, student movement literature, participant observations, and quantitative data.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

Most of these papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ovetz, Robert Frank--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Entrepreneurship--Texas--Austin--Case studies.
Cultural pluralism--Texas--Austin--Case studies.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Robert Ovetz’s collection of Texas music posters has been separated to the Texas Poster Art Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Ovetz Papers, 1990-1996, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

Stored off-site at LSF:
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99-119/1 Entrepreneurialization Theory, 1986-1996 and undated
Anti-entrepreneurialization, 1988-1996 and undated
University of Texas at Austin Entrepreneurialization, 1986-1995 and undated
Anti-austerity, 1988-1993
Non-U.S. Entrepreneurialization, 1991-1995 and undated
Mitre Corp, 1989-1990 and undated
Texas State Research Programs, 1987-1989
Research Centers, 1991
World Bank, 1994
Entrepreneurialization- other universities, patents, licenses, etc.
Office of Naval Research Work Unit Summaries, 1989-1993
Department of the Army, U. S. Army Research and Development Command, Work Unit Summaries, 1993
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, FOIA request, 1994
Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command Work Unit Summaries, 1993
Department of the Army- U. S. Army Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Center, Work Unit Summaries, 1993
Department of the Army, U. S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, Work Unit Summaries, 1993
UT Austin Military Work Summary Reports for Research Grants, 1993
Canadian Research, 1993
UT Austin Research Money, 1990-1993 and undate
University of Texas at Austin Science Park, 1966-1991
IC2 Institute for Constructive Capitalism, 1983-1995 and undated
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99-119/2 Balcones (Pickle) Research Center
Sematech, 1988-1993
University of Texas Budget, 1989-1993
Multinational corporations, 1991
Texas A &M research park, 1991
Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, 1992-1993
Sensor Business Digest, August 1992-January 1993
Manufacturing Automation, July 1992-December 1992
University of Texas at Dallas, 1985-1991
University of Texas buildings expenses, “UT System Plans $4 Million Renovation for Offices,” July 19, 1991
Corporate incentives, 1991
Central Intelligence Agency, 1978, 1991
Higher education budgets, restructuring, 1990-1991
UT and Texas Science and Technology Council Strategic plans, 1987, 1991-1997
UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, 1991-1992
UT Health Centers (biotech), 1983, 1993
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board publications, regarding education in the 21st century
Venture capital, 1988, 1991
Information highway, 1991-1992
UT Arlington research units, 1983-1994
Pantex, 1992
Texas Tech, Texas Center for Productivity and Quality of Worklife, 1992
Houston Advanced Research Center, 1989-1990
Federal Communication of University Research and Development, 1991-1992
Texas Research and Technology Foundation, 1987-1991
UT Permian Basin, 1986-1989
Superconducting Supercollider, 1988-1991
Federal research labs, 1990-1991
Texas A&M, 1990-1993
Student Environmental Action Coalition, Threshold, 1991-1992, 1993-1994
Slingshot
South Texas
Assorted Editorial Articles
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99-119/4 Newspaper and magazine clippings, late 1980’s-early 1990’s:
Multiculturalism
Financial Aid and Student Debt
Crisis
Black students and racism
School as work
Latino students
The University of Texas at Austin Office of Institutional Studies Statistical Handbook, 1991-1992
“American Industrial Competitiveness,” IC2 Institute, 1998
The University of Texas at Austin Strategic Plan, 1994-1999, volume I
The University of Texas at Austin Strategic Plan, 1994-1999, volume II
“Current Life Cycle Management” IC2 Institute
University-Industry Research Relationships National Science Board
San Diego State University newspaper clippings
“Cuts Suck: The SDSU Protests,” Summer 1992
War Research Information Service
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99-119/5 Technological Business Development
Southwest Research Institute
General Information catalog, University of Texas at Austin, 1988-1989
Blackland homeless controversy, 1988-1991
Rapprochement DA, draft manuscript and criticism of dissertation Do Not Stamp or Mold: Resisting the Entrepreneurialization of US Universities and the Global Reorganization of Higher Education, by Robert Ovetz, 1995
Assorted articles, 1986-1990
Dental education
Dollar
Mexican-Americans in higher education in Texas
Universidad Burguesia y Proletariado
Castles and Wistenberg
Controlling student protest
Segregation
Debate education
Deficits
University Crisis Reader
Our Invaded University
History of Student Activism at the University of Texas at Austin, 1960-1988 by Beverly Burr, 1988
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99-119/10 Newspaper and magazine clippings, late 1980’s-early 1990’s:
CIA on campus
Student press
New Liberation News Service
China, 1989 rebellion/Non-smokers rights
Anti-CIA
Progressive Student Network
National Student Convention
Buchheit thesis
Graduate students, United States
Polis/UtmosT
The Polemicist
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99-119/6 Press List
Corporate Investments
Administration
Animal testing
Anna Hiss Gymnasium
Asbestos
Asian Students
Bikes
Business School
Cheating
Child care
Classes
Class struggles
K in the Classroom
Condoms
Crime
Various departments
Differentially abled
Drugs
Environmentalism
Enrollment
Faculty
Fees
Frats
Free speech
UT garage
Grade the University
Gay and Lesbian
General information, University of Texas at Austin
Gregory gym
Health center
Housing
Institute of Latin American Studies
International gradate students
Japan buyouts
Law school
Libraries
Married students
Mexico and the University of Texas at Austin
Minorities
Martin Luther King, Jr. statue
Music
National service
Open records
Other University of Texas facilities
Overhead
Performing Arts Center
Peace Studies
Polemicist/Alternative Press
University of Texas at Austin Presidents, past and present
Public education
Regents
Rhetoric
R.O.T.C
South African divestment
Student association scams
Sexual harassment
Sexism
Shuttles
Sixties
Sports
Shaft
State funding
Student regent
University of Texas at Austin left
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99-119/8 Student Regent, 1991
Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP)
Tex Registration
Texas Union
Tobacco divestment
Texas Student Publications
Other Texas Universities
Biotech
NAFTA
Ryoichi Sasakawa
Gifts/endowments
Nukes
Toxins
Theatre
Tuition committee on the Undergraduate Experience
Other U. S. colleges
University Co-op
Women’s studies
World universities
Sierra Blanca
Thesis charts
Graphics
Thesis charts-final
University of Texas at Austin graphics
The Other Texan
Latin American education
Janice Newson and Howard Buchbinder
Mexico
Spybase
Persian Gulf War
Anti-University militarism
Students versus Star Wars (Strategic Defense Initiative)
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99-119/7 Greg Calvert and Carol Neiman
Bettina Aptheker
Society of Research Administrators
The Management of Research Institutions by Hans Mark Arnold Levine, 1984
Kenney: Biotech
Higher Learning and High Technology by Shelia Slaughter
University spin offs
Commercializing SDI Technologies
The science business
Entrepreneurial science
Theories of students
60’s disorientation guides
KTSB radio (now KURX)
Graduate Student Unions
Faculty Unions
University of Texas at Austin Graduate Student Workloads
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99-119/9 WRIS, et al., 1992
The Annals, Department of Defense Issue, March 1989
UT Military Research, 1984-1994, undated
UT Railgun
Other U. S. military research
Research Parks
Engineering, 1989-1990, undated
Crisis of Sociology, 1968, 1989, 1994
Unexpended money, 1985-1993, undated
Texas copper, 1990, 1992, undated
Debt, Permanent University Fund, 1984-1993, undated
National Association of Scholars
Incubators
Corporate Research and Development
Research
UT research
UT business—non research
Austin and UT business deals
UT research—general
University investing guides
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
Student Activism
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99-119/10 Newspapers
(Sub) Tex, 1995-1996
Tejas, 1990-1993
The Spark, June 1987
The Other Texas, 1992-1993
The Lame Money Manifesto, 1989-1990
Scar News, 1987, 1989
The Minnesota Daily, 1991
Stab, undated
Subterranean Review, 1987
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99-119/11 The Alternative Orange, 1992-1994
Coup de Tete, 1993-1994
Education for the People, 1992-1993
Gnot, 1992
City on a Hill, 1992
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99-119/12 The Polemicist, 1989-1992
Progressive Student News, 1987-1990
Slingshot, undated
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99-119/13 Cabrillo College Voice, 1991
Side stream, undated
Thistle
Graduate Perspective
Break the Silence
Public Media Monitor, 1993
Stored at SRH:
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2.325/B16b Letter from H. Aboites, 1995

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