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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 John W. Bill Carter Papers, [ca. 1975-1981]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carter, John W.
Title: Carter, John W. "Bill," Papers
Dates: [ca. 1975-1981]
Abstract: Comprised of reports, financial records, ethnographic field notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, and a Master’s thesis, the John W. "Bill" Carter Papers, [ca. 1975-1981], document Carter’s research for his Master’s thesis while a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas.
Accession No.: 92-028
Extent: 20 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, John W. "Bill" Carter, completed his Master’s thesis, Invasion and Stagnation: The Roles of Local Associations in Community Adaptation to Large Energy Development Episodes in Bastrop County, Texas, in 1981. The thesis examines the impact of lignite strip mining as an agent of social change in Bastrop County, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of reports, financial records, ethnographic field notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, and a Master’s thesis, the John W. "Bill" Carter Papers, [ca. 1975-1981], document Carter’s research for his Master’s thesis while a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas. Reports from Anthropology faculty to the Center for Energy Studies at UT and the Hogg Foundation concern the progress of Carter’s research, while financial records detail expenditures for the project. The collection includes Carter’s ethnographic field notes, which record the social implications of lignite strip mining, and political and economic issues in Bastrop County. Additionally, the papers house a copy of Carter’s Master’s thesis, newspaper clippings pertaining to lignite strip mining and general environmental issues and policies in Bastrop County and Texas, as well as printed material which contains issues of Environment and Behavior (1975); a 1977 Bastrop Long-range County Program, Bastrop County Plan prepared by Southwest Texas State University (1978); and The Governor’s Energy Advisory Council Technical Report for the State of Texas (1977).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Carter, John W. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Center for Energy Studies -- History -- 20th century.
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Anthropology -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
Anthropology -- Research.
Environmental policy -- Texas -- Bastrop County -- History -- 20th century.
Social interaction -- Texas -- Bastrop County -- History -- 20th century.
Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Texas -- Bastrop County -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Bastrop County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John W. "Bill" Carter Papers, [ca. 1975-1981], 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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2.325/A190 Papers, [ca. 1975-1981]
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2.325/A191 Papers, [ca. 1975-1981]

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