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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas. District Court (21st Judicial District).
Title: Texas versus Van Millican Report
Dates: 1910
Abstract: The Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910, contains the stenographer’s report from the December 1910 trial of Van Millican for the murder of Sidney H. Barker, including testimony of witnesses, family members, and local police officials.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

On the night of March 24, 1910, near Millican, Texas, Euro-American farmer Sidney H. Barker was killed. Arrested later that day, Van Millican, an African-American farmer, was tried for the murder in December 1910.

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Scope and Contents

The Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910, contains the stenographer’s report from the trial of African-American Van Millican for the murder of Euro-American Sidney H. Barker. Presided over by Judge Edward R. Sinks at the 21st District Court of Burleson County, Texas, in December 1910, the report includes testimony of witnesses, including members of the Barker and Sims families and local police officials, as well as a certification from the stenographer, Theo G. Eisenlohr.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Millican, Van.
Barker, Sidney H.
Eisenlohr, Theo G.
Sinks, Edward R.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. District Court (21st Judicial District) -- Archives.
Subjects
Trials (Murder) -- Texas -- Burleson County.
Places
Burleson County (Tex.) -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Millican (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Texas -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910, 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

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2J109 State of Texas versus Van Millican stenographer’s report, December 1910

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