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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 George Carlson Papers, 1967-1973



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carlson, George
Title: Carlson, George, Papers
Dates: 1967-1973
Abstract: George W. Carlson was Director of Police, UT System, Special Services Security Division, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The papers include clippings, reports, photos, notes, and motion picture film pertaining to UT students, professors, and protests.
Accession No.: 94-140; 94-252
OCLC No.: 949799020
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

George W. Carlson was Director of Police, University of Texas System, Special Services Security Division, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was also an FBI agent and, with Burt Gerding, a former lieutenant in the Austin Police Department, worked with the FBI’s secret Counterintelligence Program, known as COINTELPRO. The program was established in 1956 to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" American political groups that were considered threatening or subversive. COINTELPRO most frequently targeted leftist groups, including communist and socialist organizations, Black Power groups, and anti-Vietnam-war groups.

Sources:

Brief History of The University of Texas System Police

The Alcalde, March 1972

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Scope and Contents

The George Carlson Papers, 1967-1973, include notes, memos, reports, board meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, subject files, photographs, motion picture film, and printed material. The papers pertain to organizations on the UT campus, particularly those leaning towards the left politically, including the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), Students for a Democratic Society, Women's Liberation Front, and the Young Socialist Alliance. The papers document events and protests on and around campus not limited to the Chuck Wagon incident, the SDS Navy protest, the Community United Front breakfast program, anti-war demonstrations, parades, and African-American protests. Persons referenced in the papers include UT Government Professor David Edwards and UT students Howard Hertz and Barbara Foote Sher.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audio and video material by appointment only. Please contact repository for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Carlson, George
Gerding, Edward Burton, 1927-2013
Edwards, David V.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas System
University of Texas at Austin. Police Department
Subjects
Black power
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century
New Left--Texas -- Austin
Police patrol--Surveillance operations
Students--Political activity--Texas--Austin
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Texas--Austin
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Burt Gerding Papers, 1959-1980, 1994

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Carlson Papers, 1967-1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sara Clark, August 1994.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3B37 Notes, memos, board meeting materials regarding the Community United Front breakfast, 1970
Newspaper clippings, 1967-1970
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3W15b Summary of organizations, ca. 1968
Organizations
Ad Hoc Committee Against the Regents’ Rule, June 4 - July 4, 1970
African-American Organizations, 1969 and undated
Community United Front, 1970
Gerard Winstanley Caucus, 1970, 1971, and undated
Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), 1971
National Coalition for a Responsible Congress, 1970
National Peace Action Coalition, 1970
New American Movement, 1973
The Rag, 1969-1970
Revolutionary Marxist Caucus, 1970-1971
Socialist Workers Party, 1971
Students for a Democratic Society, Mark Rudd, 1968-1969
Student Mobilization Committee, 1970-1973 and undated
Teaching Assistants Association, 1970
The Improvement of Minority Education, Enrollment, Employment, ... (TIME), 1972
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, undated
Women's Liberation Front, 1970
Young Americans for Freedom, 1971
Young Socialist Alliance, 1970-1973
Youth International Party (YIPPIES), 1970 and undated
Events
International Meeting of Communists and Workers’ Parties, Moscow, March 19-22, 1969
Report on demonstration at ROTC parade, 1969
Trees incident, 1969
Chuck Wagon Incident, 1969-1970
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3W15c Demonstration, May 5-9, 1970
Teach-In and other activities, June 1970
Miscellaneous activities, August-December 1970
March, October 31, 1970
SDS Navy Protest, February 19, 1971
Anti-war demonstration, April 1972
Drug arrests, 1972-1973
U. T. Arlington, October 17, 1969
Subject files
UT security and police
Drugs
Juveniles
Campus law enforcement, General
Police and FBI training
University of Houston, campus police
Speech on campus law enforcement, (Galveston?), August 26, 1969
Law enforcement, General
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3W15d Miscellaneous, 1965-1973 and undated
Photographs
"Now the Revolution" encirclement of DPS officers, February 7, 1969
Persons, most identified, undated
Mug shots, 1969-1970
Demonstration, Mike Quinn, photographer, November 10, 1969
Chuck Wagon incident, November 11, 1969
ROTC demonstration, April 23, 1970
Anti-War demonstration, May 6, 1970
Parade, May 8, 1970
"For George Carlson, May 6-8, 1970, [from] Texas Department of Public Safety, Confidential, Intelligence"
[Nike Missile Base?], demonstration, ca. 1972
Audio tape, reel to reel: Charlene Mitchell
[Motion picture film?] "Abbie Hoffman, No. 1"; "Heads Out"; "First of Hoffman, Optical Sound"
Artifact: Official Vehicle - Police - The University of Texas System plate
Newspapers and printed material
The Rag, May 1972
The Daily Texan, March 6, 1970
The Daily Texan, April 22, 1972
Maps and statistics, Narcotics offenses in the City of Austin, September 1, 1969 - September 1, 1970
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2/Film E125 [Motion picture film?], 16 mm, "Last of Weinglass"; "Optical Sound"

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