University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the "Out of the Blue" Project Files, 2015-2016



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Standard (Radio program)
Title: "Out of the Blue" Project Files
Dates: 2015-2016
Abstract: “Out of the Blue” Project Files relate to the production of the documentary about the 1966 UT Tower shooting. The collection include research files, interview notes, and photocopies of related newspaper and magazine articles. The collection also includes a CD of the finished documentary.
Accession No.: 2016-302
OCLC No.: 974921524
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

On August 1, 1966, University of Texas student Charles Whitman murdered his mother and wife before going on a 96-minute shooting spree from the University of Texas Tower. He ultimately killed fourteen and injured 32.

“Out of the Blue: 50 Years after the UT Tower Shooting,” is an audio documentary produced by the radio program Texas Standard which documents the now infamous tower shooting. Made up of interviews with surviving victims, first responders and others, the documentary explores the still open questions raised by this historic event. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History was the sole sponsor of the project.

Source:

Brown, David, “Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting,” last modified Jul 25, 2016, http://kut.org/post/out-blue-50-years-after-ut-tower-shooting.


Scope and Contents

“Out of the Blue” Project Files relate to the production of the documentary about the 1966 UT Tower shooting. The collection include research files, interview notes, and photocopies of related newspaper and magazine articles. The collection also includes a CD of the finished documentary.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Whitman, Charles Joseph, 1941-1966
Subjects (Organizations)
KUT (Radio station : Austin, Tex.)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Mass murder -- Texas -- Austin
School shootings -- Texas -- Austin
Texas Standard (Radio program) -- Archives
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Gary M. Lavergne Papers.

Forms part of the News Media History Collection.


Separated Material

Some materials have been separated to the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

"Out of the Blue" Project Files, 2015-2016, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, February 2017.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Research files

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2016-302/1 Where to start
A Sniper in the tower
Aftermath
Alcalde
APD and mass killings gun control
APD teams to tower
Authors/memoirs
Brackenridge summary tower shooting
Brain
Briscoe Center
Interview bullet points
Margaret Berry
Contacts
Cactus '66
CDs and DVDs logs
Bain, Michelle
Bryce, Jim
Clif Drummond Bob Higley
Gabour family
Bill Helmer
Claire Wilson James
Forrest Preece
Fox, Artly
Kathy (wife)
Lavergne, Gary
Prudence Macintosh
McFarlane, Harold, Mary Ellen Newberry McF.
Coburn, Doug
Willie Morris
Julian Read
Ryder, John T.
Sharpshooter/Arsenal
Context
Context - previous single day mass killings
Copyright
Count, the
Find them!
Press conference
Lavergne
Life Magazine cover - Shel Hirshorn pic
Magazine spreads
Media, Batman and songs
Magazines etc.
"O"
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2016-302/2 Neal Spelce
Very good
Early reports
AAS Headlines - early repts.
Hometown papers and eyewitness clippings
Partnering
Press 2016
Press 40th
Pics
Profile W and family
Marine scorebook and notebook diary
Research
Slain and wounded
Texas monthly
Tower - main building
Tower UT main building and observation deck
UT clippings
UT hi-notes
UT mental health and Ira Iscoe
UT remembrance
Whitman at UT
Weather
Who what where when how why
Yearbooks
Tower releases
Assorted papers



 

Digital materials

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3R1 Flash drive with research files
Portable hard drive with project files
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2K103 DVD copy of "Out of the Blue"