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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 Betty Brown Papers, 1978-1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Betty, 1926-2002
Title: Brown, Betty, Papers
Dates: 1978-1983
Abstract: The Betty Brown Papers, 1978-1983, comprise correspondence, reports and city plans, maps, newspaper clippings, and other printed material, documenting environmental struggles in Austin, Texas.
Accession No.: 89-12
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Austinite Betty Brown (1926-2002) was an activist for urban environmental preservation with her husband, Norman Brown, in the 1970s and 1980s. She belonged to the Save Barton Creek Association, the Zilker Park Posse, and the Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association. Furthermore, Brown fought the construction of the MoPac Expressway and the Barton Skyway Bridge project.

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Scope and Contents

The Betty Brown Papers, 1978-1983, comprise correspondence, reports and city plans, maps, newspaper clippings, and other printed material, documenting environmental struggles in Austin, Texas. The collection also chronicles the controversy surrounding the construction of the MoPac Expressway and the defeat of the proposed Barton Skyway Bridge by residents of Barton Hills. Additionally, the papers illuminate Brown’s work with the Save Barton Creek Association, the Zilker Park Posse, the Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, and the City of Austin.

Archivist's Note: The Betty Brown Papers have been minimally processed and retain the original order and file headings, where possible. Papers arranged by activity.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, Betty, 1926-2002 -- Archives
Brown, Norman
Subjects (Organizations)
Save Barton Creek Association
Zilker Park Posse
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association
Subjects
Environmental protection -- Texas -- Austin -- Citizen participation
Conservation of natural resources -- Texas -- Austin -- Citizen participation
City planning -- Texas -- Austin
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History
Mopac Boulevard (Austin, Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Betty Brown Papers, 1978-1983, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Amanda Reyes, March 2015.

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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2.325/P55 Keeping Austin Austin (managing a growing city) program, January 17, 1980
Editorials: An American States
MoPac zoning opposition campaign, 1978
Letters to the editor, 1978-1979
Save Barton Creek, 1981
Barton Skyway Bridge/Extension petition, July 1975
Save Barton Creek Association
Clippings, correspondence and reports concerning Southwest Quadrant study, 1979
Barton Skyway Bridge, 1980-1981
Newspaper clippings, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983
Austin Chronicle, August 12, 1988
Austin Parks and Recreation: Master Plan, 1980
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2.325/P56 Austin Environmental Handbook, prepared by Ecology-Action, Fall edition 1980; 1980-1981
Austin Tomorrow comprehensive plan, 1980
Austin Parks and Recreation: Master Plan, 1980
Meeting information for United South Austin, September 29, 1982
Urban Transport Department: proposed Austin bikeway plan, March 12, 1980
Summary of New Downtown Revitalization Plan, January 23, 1979
Report to Citizen Jail Bond Advisory Committee, 1978
We Care Austin
City Council Election: STNP Election (NUKE), April 7, 1979
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, 1979
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, 1980
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, 1981
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, 1982
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, 1983
Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association bylaws, drafts, etc., undated
Membership lists, Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association, undated
Austin Neighborhood Council
Draft: Southwest Quadrant Transportation Study, June 1980
Proposed Barton Creek zoning change, 1979
Statement of Barton Hills-Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood Association concerning Barton Skyway Bridge (2 copies), July 25, 1978
Urban Transportation Department: revised proposal for Southwest Quadrant study, May 6, 1979
Signed petition opposing Barton Skyway Bridge, undated
Austin Southwest Quadrant Transportation Study: Executive Summary, January 1981
Ann Orzech file (personal file), Barton Skyway Bridge

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