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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Alice Embree Papers, 1962-2013



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Embree, Alice
Title: Embree, Alice, Papers
Dates: 1962-2013
Abstract: The Alice Embree Papers, 1962-2013, consist of original material, correspondence, copies of articles, leaflets, newspapers and journals of personal and political history related to civil rights, human rights, anti-war, women’s liberation, and social justice work during the sixties and seventies, and beyond.
Accession No.: 2015-211; 2015-268
OCLC No.: 938698892
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Austin, Texas, activist Alice Embree became part of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1967 when she was a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She dropped out of college soon after being placed on disciplinary probation for making an unauthorized speech on campus against the war in Vietnam, devoting her work to civil rights, anti-war, women’s liberation, and social justice. Embree was an original member of New York sixties underground newspaper Rat Subterranean News together with editor Jeff Shero, with whom she had also been involved in Austin’s paper The Rag. Eventually, she went back to school and earned a master’s degree in community and urban planning. During the eighties, she was a chairwoman of Citizens for Airport Relocation (C.A.R.E.), an initiative to move Robert Mueller Airport to Manor that united more than fifteen neighborhood associations in Central and East Austin, including hers.

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Scope and Contents

The Alice Embree Papers, 1962-2013, consist of original material, correspondence, copies of articles, leaflets, newspapers and journals of personal and political history related to civil rights, human rights, anti-war, women’s liberation, and social justice work during the sixties and seventies, and beyond. Organizations being represented include the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Prairie Fire Organizing Committee (PFOC) and Industrial Workers of the World. The collection also includes underground papers such as Rat Subterranean News and Off your Backs, and materials related to local civil rights and gentrification, including the Citizens for Airport Relocation (C.A.R.E.) chronology and documents covering the neighborhoods fight to move Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Embree, Alice--Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
North American Congress on Latin America
Subjects
University of Texas at Austin -- History
Civil rights movements
Women's rights
Anti-war demonstrations
Gentrification
Genre/Form
Ephemera
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

Forms part of the Sara Clark Collection on Social, Political, and Environmental Reform.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Embree, Alice, Papers, 1962-2013, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, September 2015. Subsequent revisions were made in February 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/N44d RAT Subterranean News, New York City
Pre Women's Takeover, RAT Convention Special, August 1968
Post Women's Takeover, RAT, March 1970-January 1971
Off Our Backs, Washington, D.C.
Emma Goldman, July 10, 1970
Volume 1, #11-12, 14-17, 21-24, September 1970-May 1971
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4Zd1 North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), New York, New York
Newsletters in binder, February 1967-November 1969
Research Methodology Guide, undated
Newsletters unbound, December 1967-October 1972
Newsletters and fliers, 1971-1979
NACLA Publications
NACLA Research Methodology Guide, 1968
The Hanna Industrial Complex, 1969
NACLA Research Methodology Guide, 1970
The Great South Asian War, May, 22, 1970
2 copies.
Yanqui Dollar, 1971
NACLA Newsletter, April-May 1969
NACLA Translations
Pensamiento Critico, #23-24, 1968-1969
Revista de Revistas, #3-4, 1969
Punto Final, June-August, 1969
NACLA Piercy cards
Reference data stored on cards with side hole punches for different topics. Marge Piercy design.
University Power Structure Publications, 1968-1969
Who Rules Columbia? (Original Strike edition)
Who Rules Columbia? (2nd edition)
2 copies.
Manchild in the Corporate State: Cornell's Ruling Elite and the National Economy
How Harvard Rules
University of Wisconsin at Madison
The University-Military-Police Complex [NACLA]
The University-Military-Police Complex [NACLA update]
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Literature, 1964-1965, undated
Prairie Fire Organizing Committee (PFOC), 1974-1977
Miscellaneous
Building Lyndon Johnson, by David Welch
Where It's At, A Research Guide for Community Organizing, by Jill Hamberg, Summer 1967
How to Research Your Hometown, SDS & SSOC leaflet
NARMIC, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Weapons for Counterinsurgency, NARMIC, AFSC, January 15, 1970
Firearms & Self-Defense, International Liberation School, May, 1970
Vietnam: A Thousand Years of Struggle, Peoples Press, San Francisco, 1969
Industrial Workers of the World
Pamphlet
The IWW Theory and Practice
Membership Card and Constitution (printed by Red River Women's Press), 1976
The Little Red Song Book, 1995
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2.325/N44d Newspapers, 1976-1977, 1999
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4Zd1 Files
FBI Files, September 11, 1978 Request
Temporary Injunction, Defendant Martin Wigginton, et al, May 21, 1971 (copies), May Day, Austin, 1973
"Free All Political Prisoners" [leaflet following 1971 Attica rebellion]
Motive Magazine, 1966-1972
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2.325/N44d La Conciencia, Publication of the Austin Brown Berets, AUDA, publication of El Centro Chicano.
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4Zd1 Brown Berets, Boat Race demonstrations (clippings) 1978
Bilingual comic on Austin Revitalization, 1978, with description
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4x219c Serials Review, Volume 16, #1-2, 1990
Several articles regarding the underground press are included, as well as two 1990 letters from Ken Wachsberger. Ken Wachsberger is currently (2015) involved with the Reveal Digital Independent Voices project that includes digitization of The Rag in Austin
Alice Embree
Embree, Alice, “20th Century Fox Corporate Vultures, RAT, May 16-22, 1969
Embree, Alice, “Media Images 1: Madison Avenue Brainwashing—The Facts,” 1969 manuscript submitted to Robin Morgan, Editor, Sisterhood is Powerful, Random House, New York, 1970
W.H. Auden Note, April 1, 1969
Grant request for “Study of the Function and Structure of the Mass Media in the United States,” 1969
NACLA Stationery, NACLA leaflet, NACLA literature
Embree, Alice, “No Apologies”, unpublished memoir of the 60s, 1989
Embree, Alice November 28, 1995, Interview Transcript, The Frank C. Erwin, Jr. History Project, November 28, 1995
Embree, Alice, “Compañero Renato Espinosa,” The Texas Observer, June 15, 2007
Articles
Embree, Alice, “Corporate Vultures,” RAT May 16-22, 1969
Embree, Alice, “and Janis is dead…,” The Texas Observer, November 13, 1970
First published in The Rag, then in Space City, then in The Texas Observer
Embree, Alice, “Poison on the land,” The Texas Observer, March 1, 1974
Embree, Alice, “The Observer goes to the Valley: (2) Rich folks, The Texas Observer, August 23, 1974
Embree, Alice, “Working women need social justice, not flowers,” Daily Texan, March 1979
Playbills
I Am A Camera, Ben Bard Drama, Ichthus Coffee House, 2434 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas, March 13, 14-20, 21, 1964
Stop Gap Theatre, Department of Drama, University of Southern California, July 31-August 3, 1963
37th Annual State One-Act Play Contest, of The University Interscholastic League, Hogg Auditorium, Austin, May 2-4, 1963
The Miracle Worker, Red Dragon Players, S.F. Austin High School, Austin, March 21-22, 1963
A Murder Has Been Arranged, Red Dragon Players, S.F. Austin High School, Austin, February 16-17, 1962
New York Media Project
1969 Contact List for Outreach
Pac-o-Lies
Obituaries
John Hugh Muir,
Judy Smith, July 4, 1944 – November 6, 2013
Ran Moran, December 31, 1930 – December 16, 2012
Paul Martin Sherr, March 20, 1944 – April 30, 2008
Renato Espinosa, September 5, 1942 – May 18, 2007
Rita Starpattern, 1946 – 1996
Linda Ann Lewis Williams, November 26, 1946 – May 21, 1993
Martin Wiginton, 1933 - 1992
Simons, Jim, “Sacred Buffalo of the May Day Tribe,” Texas Observer, July 16, 1993
American Statesman obituary and article, letter from Lori Jo Hansel, words to “Joe Hill,” map to cemetery, and handwritten 1974 Will and Testament
Note: Attorney Bobby Nelson has original. At Martin’s request, she read it at memorial
Anthony Spears, 1948 – 1986
Surveillance
Thorne Dreyer, “The Spies of Texas,” The Texas Observer, November 17, 2006
Surveillance material recovered from files of Chief Hamilton that indicate that the murderer of George Vizard approached law enforcement offering assistance
The Daily Texan photo includes (l-r) Mary Jane Ford, Thorne Dreyer, George Vizard, (two unidentified), Scott Pittman, civil rights activists at University “Y” before marching to segregated Roy’s Lounge at 29th and Guadalupe, [ca.1964]
Gentrification
1978 Comic on Revitalization, illustrated by Carlos Lowry, collaboratively written
Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), University of Texas at AustinEmbree: Revitalization explanatory notes
Citizens for Airport Relocation (CARE), 1984-1990
Chronology and material covering the neighborhood fight to move Robert Mueller Municipal Airport
The Rag Table of Contents, 2005
The Table of Contents was originally compiled by Rag staffer Phil Prim. It was entered into a database by Hunter Ellinger before the August 2005 Rag Reunion. Through online access, Rag staffers made several updates. The document includes an Addendum with Masthead Errata (2 pp.), and Bibliography (10 pp.) compiled by Thorne Dreyer. Alice Embree contributed the updated Table of Contents on July 21, 2015.
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4x220a Pamphlets & Miscellaneous Literaure
The Story of the Black Panther Party, People’s Press, San Francisco, 1970
The Earth Belongs to the People: Ecology and Power, People’s Press, San Francisco, 1970
Crowell, Suzanne, Appalachian People’s History Book, Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF), Louisville, Kentucky, 1971
Wisconsin People’s History Calendar, Wisconsin Alliance Press, 1975
Off our Backs, Vol 1, Number 6, May 16, 1970, Washington D.C.
Peoples’ Appalachia, Oct-Dec. 1970, Peoples’ Appalachian Research Collective, Morgantown, West Virginia
Distributed by Longhorn Christian Fellowship 1960s: “Have you been Brainwashed?”, “Becoming Free,” “The Gay Blade.”
Piercy, Marge, The Grand Coolie Dam,” republished from Leviathan by New England Free Press
Pages are collated out of order
New York Regional S.D.S, “The Bust Book,” published by New York Regional S.D.S.
“Legal First Aid,” written by the regional office staff of the Bay Area National Lawyers Guild, published by People’s Press.
“Birth Control Handbook,” Montreal, Canada, 1970
“Cuba for Beginners,” Leviathan and Venceremos Brigade, Oakland, California, Summer 1970
Peoples, Appalachia, June-July 1970
May Flowers, special publication for May Day Demonstration in Washington, D.C., 1971
John Brown: American Martyr by Herbert Aptheker, New Century Publishers, New York, 1960
Political Programme of the South Vietnam National Front for Liberation, SDS Pamphlet.
Community Newsletter #1, Austin Liberation Front, July 27, 1970 discussing proposed First Annual Central Texas Music Festival in Bastrop.
A Pentagon Papers Digest, published by the Indochina Information Project, 1972
Pamphlets & Literature on Mexico, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua
Mexico 1968: A Study of Domination and Repression, NACLA, November 1, 1968
Published in response to October 2, 1968 Mexican student uprising and subsequent massacre. Alice Embree worked on this publication and traveled to Mexico with it in December 1968 with Philip Russell
Tricontinental, OSPAAL, Havana, Cuba, February 1971
New Chile, North American Congress on Latin America, 1972
Chile: The Story Behind the Coup, NACLA’s Latin America & Empire Report, October, 1973
Science for the People, Vol. V, No. 6, November 1973. Bi-monthly publication of Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action (SESPA)
Cover Story on Chilean coup
U.S. Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), newspaper, Austin Texas, February 1981
La Conciencia, Publication of the Austin Brown Berets, 1979
Coverage of Nicaragua and Rainey Street gentrification
National Conference on Nicaragua pamphlet, February 24-25, 1979
Coalition for a Free Nicaragua pamphlet, 1979
Chile and Latin American Solidarity
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3W95e Compañero Renato Espinosa [DVD], 2007
Compañero Renato Espinoza is a DVD prepared for the 2007 memorial celebration of Renato Esponza’s life at Las Manitas Avenue Café, 211 Congress Avenue in Austin. The DVD is based on an interview conducted in 2004 by Laura Embree-Lowry. Photos and images of posters were added. The DVD was edited by Jim Cullers of People’s History in Texas. Donations made possible the purchase of a memorial bench at Town Lake Park Grand Promenade west of the Palmer Events Center.
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4x220a Leaflets, clippings and other material
Rockefeller Commission on Critical Choices booklet, April 1, 1974
Rockefeller leaflet, LBJ Auditorium, Hilton Hotel, November 11, 1975
Colby, LBJ School, November 10, 1976
Colby and Harberger flier, November 10, 1976
Colby Daily Texan guest viewpoint, November 10, 1976
Colby Daily Texan coverage, November 11, 1976
Harberger Daily Texan guest viewpoint, November 12, 1976
Alan Pogues’ Colby arrest picture, November 10, 1976
Press Release, Bobby J. Nelson, Attorney for the nine, November 12, 1976
ACHRC Battle of Chile letter 1st page, September 10, 1977
ACHRC Battle of Chile letter 2nd page, September 10, 1977
Battle of Chile leaflet, September 10, 1977
Battle of Chile program, September 10, 1977
Boicot Productos Chilenos [copy], 1977
Kissinger leaflet, LBJ Auditorium, November 7, 1977
Kissinger flier, November 7, 1977 November 7, 1977
Una Peña Folklórica, 2204 San Gabriel St., Austin, January 28, 1978
Una Peña Folklórica, 2204 San Gabriel St., Austin, January 28, 1978
Inti-illimani, Armadillo World Headquarters, April 23, 1978
Inti-illimani program, Armadillo World Headquarters, April 23, 1978
Una Peña, Compañero movie, Raul’s, September 9, 1978
La Compania de los Cuatro de Chile, Una Pena, Raul’s, October 22, 1978
La Compania de los Cuatro program, UT B. Iden Payne, October 23, 1978
Una Peña, benefit for Nicaragua, Raul’s, November 19, 1978
Quilapayun flier, Armadillo World Headquarters, February 22, 1979
Quilapayun program, Armadillo World Headquarters, February 22, 1979
Quilapayun songbook February 22, 1979
Boycott Chilean Goods [copy] 1979
UT Student Activities registration [copy] 1979
Una Peña, Central America, Raul’s, June 17, 1979
Patria Libre o Morir movie, UT AC Auditorium, July 1, 1979
March against U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua, July 13, 1979
Nicaraguan Victory, Hansel and Gretel, July 21, 1979
Chilean Tapestry Exhibit, Galeria Tonantzin, August 10, 1979
Chilean Tapestry Exhibit description, August 10, 1979
Toqui Amaru concert, UT Calhoun, August 11, 1979
Chile Solidarity leaflet, September 10-15, 1979
Week of Solidarity with Latin America, October 8-15, 1979 [copy]
Inti-illimani, UT Hogg Auditorium [copy], April 13, 1980
Una Pena for El Salvador, Liberty Lunch, August 17, 1980
Actas de Marusia, UT Batts Auditorium, September 11, 1980
“No choice in Chilean ‘election’” by Fernando Paulsen, Daily Texan September 11, 1980
Direct from Nicaragua, Hansel & Gretel [copy], October 18, 1979
Una Pena for El Salvador, Liberty Lunch, October 19, 1980
El Salvador Rally disrupted, Daily Texan photo, April 16, 1981
Chile Solidarity, Jose Miguel Insulza, September 18, 1981
The Dead Are Not Silent, UT Batts Auditorium, September 21, 1981
Una Peña, Transact Theater, September 27, 1981
Missing & It’s Raining in Santiago, Varsity, September 9-10, 1983
September Week of Solidarity with Chile, September 9-27, 1983
Kissinger leaflet, UT LBJ Auditorium [copy], March 22, 1984
“A Chile-Texas Connection” by Alice Embree, The Texas Observer June 1, 1984
Una Pena, Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, September 18, 1984
Chile: By Reason or By Force, UT Burdine, September 20, 1984
Chile Today video journal, UT Welch, December 6 and 9, 1984
Tele-Analysis 2, UT Benedict, February 26, 1985
Austin Peace & Justice mailer, Chile Today, Una Peña [copy] September 15, 1985
Chile Today and Una Peña, September 15-16, 1985
Una Peña, Liberty Lunch, September 15, 1985
Tele-Analysis 3, UT Union, September 16, 1985
Quilapayun, Liberty Lunch, April 29, 1987
Jim Harrington: Pinochet’s Chile, Austin History Ctr, September 22, 1987
Celebration of Che, UT Burdine, October 8, 1987
Veterans’ Peace Convoy to Nicaragua, June 5, 1988
Art Exhibit, Las Manitas Café, September 11, 1988
Chile: La alegria ya viene, UT Teaching Center, May 2, 1989
La Pena Art Exhibit, Las Manitas, September 22, 1989
In Celebration of Che, UT Burdine, October 8, 1987
Veteran’s Peace Convoy to Nicaragua, June 5, 1988
“Compañero Renato Espinoza” by Alice Embree, The Texas Observer June 15, 2007
Renato Espinoza memorial, Las Manitas, Austin, June 30, 2007

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