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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Papers

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.

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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 contains unprocessed materials.

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

 

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