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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the T. A. Hickey Papers, 1917, 1920, 1924-1925



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hickey, Thomas A., 1869-1925
Title: Hickey, T. A., papers
Dates: 1917, 1920, 1924-1925
Abstract: Photocopies of letters, a program, and articles comprise the T. A. Hickey Papers, 1917, 1920, 1924-1925, which concern Hickey’s opinions on socialism, opposition to British landowners, taxation, the Ku Klux Klan, Prohibition, and the National Non Partisan League.
Accession No.: 67-157
Extent: 30 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Dublin, Ireland, journalist and oilman Thomas Aloysius "Red Tom" Hickey (1869-1925) immigrated to the United States in 1892 and settled in Hallettsville, Texas, in 1907. Four years later, he instituted the newspaper, The Rebel, to represent the Socialist Party of Texas. In 1917, the U.S. government filed criminal charges against the organization for using the U.S. Post Office to distribute the newspaper. Following the end of World War I, Hickey re-established The Rebel in Dallas, became advertising manager of the Desedemona Oil News, and wrote for fourteen other papers. He and other socialist organizers founded the National Workers Drilling and Production Company in 1919, although Hickey left the next year. In 1925, he published Tom Hickey’s Magazine in Fort Worth.

Source:

Hunt, William R. "Hickey, Thomas Aloysius."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhi55.

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Scope and Contents

Photocopies of two 1917 letters, a 1920 program, and articles from 1924 to 1925 comprise the T. A. Hickey Papers, 1917, 1920, 1924-1925. The papers concern Hickey’s opinions on socialism, opposition to British landowners, taxation, the Ku Klux Klan, Prohibition, and the National Nonpartisan League. One of Hickey’s newspaper articles, "Frontier Smashers," consists of short sketches on persons making contributions to Texas’ development and Calliham Oil.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hickey, Thomas A., 1869-1925 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
National Nonpartisan League.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Texas.
Calliham Oil.
Socialist Party (Tex.)
Subjects
Socialism -- Texas.
Journalists -- Texas.
Prohibition -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

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Related Material

See also Thomas A. Hickey Papers, 1896-1996 and undated at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. A. Hickey Papers, 1917, 1920, 1924-1925, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by W. H. Richter, August 1967.

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

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3K423 Letters by Hickey, 1917
National Nonpartisan League program, 1920
Newspaper and magazine articles, 1924-1925

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