University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas & the Death Penalty Videocassette, 1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rigopoulos, Tassos
Title: Texas & the Death Penalty videocassette
Dates: 1997
Abstract: Comprising VHS videotape, the Texas & the Death Penalty Videocassette, 1997, is the master’s thesis of University of Texas at Austin student Anastassios Rigopoulos. The documentary, Texas & the Death Penalty, chronicles the history and application of the death penalty in Texas court cases and discusses the fairness of the death penalty.
Accession No.: 97-178
Extent: 1 videocassette
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Anastassios "Tassos" Rigopoulos earned an M.F.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. His thesis, a documentary entitled Texas & the Death Penalty, chronicled the history of the death penalty in Texas, winning a Certificate of Merit from the 41st Annual Gavel Awards Competition of the American Bar Association in 1998.


Scope and Contents

The Texas & the Death Penalty Videocassette, 1997, is the master’s thesis of University of Texas at Austin student Anastassios Rigopoulos. The documentary, Texas & the Death Penalty, chronicles the history and application of the death penalty in Texas court cases and discusses the fairness of the death penalty.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Donor maintains copyright, and permission from donor is required for photocopying or photoduplicating material.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rigopoulos, Tassos -- Archives.
Subjects
Capital punishment -- Texas.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Texas.
Prisoners -- Texas -- Case studies.
Places
Texas -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas & the Death Penalty Videocassette, 1997, 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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Inventory

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3W96a VHS videocassette, 1997