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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. General and Biographical, 1941-1993

II. Personal Correspondence, 1949-2002

III. Activities and Organizations, 1947-2000

IV. Collected Materials, 1947-2002

V. Audiovisual Materials, 1959, N.d.

The Benson Latin American Collection

Eduardo Idar, Jr. Papers, 1941-2002



Descriptive Summary

Creator Idar, Eduardo Jr., 1920-2003
Title Eduardo Idar, Jr. Papers
Dates: 1941-2002 (bulk 1941-1981)
Abstract Personal papers of Mexican American lawyer and legal rights activist Eduardo "Ed" Idar, Jr. Correspondence, written works, speeches and interviews, photographs, and reference materials document Idar's career as an attorney in Texas with the Attorney General's office, his involvement with organizations such as the American G.I. Forum, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Political Association of Spanish Speaking People, and his activism for Mexican American rights in schools and in the political and legal process.
Accession No. 1991-17
OCLC Record No. 65341696
Extent 40 linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Eduardo ("Ed") Idar, Jr., was born in Laredo, Texas, in 1920, to a family known for its political activities. Idar's father and grandfather were both newspaper printers before and after the Mexican Revolution. After he graduated from high school in 1938, Idar served as a civilian employee and soldier of the U.S. Army, working in England, India and China in the 1940s. It was while stationed in England that Idar met his first wife, Joan Stringer, with whom he had two children. While in China, Idar earned both the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal, and rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1946.

Supported by the G.I. Bill, Idar earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism at The University of Texas at Austin in 1949. At UT he was a member of the Alba and Laredo clubs, and began to work with Hector P. García during the founding of the American G.I. Forum (AGIF). Idar later fulfilled the offices of both chairman and secretary of the AGIF in Texas. There, he and others worked towards increasing the Mexican American influence in the political arena, and fought against segregation in the schools. In 1954, Idar gained admission to The University of Texas School of Law, and eventually set up his own legal practices in McAllen and later San Angelo.

In 1970, Idar became an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), where he worked until 1974. While with MALDEF, Idar became head of the organization's San Antonio office. He worked on several civil rights cases, including Regester v. Bullock, a case that brought about single-member legislative districts in Bexar County, and contributed substantially to the influence of Mexican Americans in Texas. In 1974, Idar took the position of Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, and assisted in several police brutality cases before beginning the biggest case of his career, Ruiz v. Estelle. Idar argued this landmark prison rights case on the side of the Texas Department of Corrections, but the issue was not resolved until years after Idar retired from the Attorny General's office in 1983. In retirement, Idar stayed involved in various Mexican American interest groups and participated in talks and panels on education and civil rights. He married his second wife, Mary Meza Idar, in 1994. Eduardo Idar, Jr., died in on 11 October 2003, at the age of 82.

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Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, photographs, newsclippings, and audiovisual materials, 1941-2002 (bulk 1941-1981) comprise this collection of professional and personal papers. The first series, General and Biographical, contains both family-related papers and materials from Idar's time with the Army in the 1940s. The second series, Personal Correspondence, contains letters to and from longtime friends such as Hector P. Garcia and others. Activities and Organizations, the third series, is by far the largest series, with several subseries describing Idar's work in the legal and civic fields over the years. This series includes his work with MALDEF, the American G.I. Forum, and the Attorney General's office, as well as other professional and private activities. The fourth series in the collection, Collected Materials, contains subject or reference files that Idar compiled over the course of his career, focused mainly on racial and socio-economic problems in Texas and the nation more generally. The last series, Audiovisual Materials, is a small series of audio recordings of Idar and Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Eduardo Idar, Jr., Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Aldrete, Cristóbal, 1924-1991
Garcia, Hector P., d. 1996
Idar, Eduardo
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Rosen, Sanford Jay
Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-
American Council of Spanish-Speaking People
American G.I. Forum
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations
Texas. Attorney-General's Office
Aliens, Illegal--United States
Discrimination in education--Texas
Mexican Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
Education, Bilingual--United States
Civil rights--Texas
Prison reformers--Texas
Texas. Dept. of Corrections
Political campaigns--Texas--Austin 1940-1950

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Related Material

Oral history interviews with Eduardo Idar, Jr., can be found listed in the Miscellaneous Sound Recordings collection at the Benson Latin American Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Eduardo Idar, Jr. Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin Libraries.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

I. General and Biographical, 1941-1993

Memoranda, correspondence, interviews and photographs comprise this series, which is arranged chronologically. Included in the series are materials concerning Idar's time in the U.S. Army and at The University of Texas at Austin. It also includes a written interview with Idar, and materials on his family.
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1 Military, 1941-1946
1 Service, 1941-1946
2 Photographs, 194?
University of Texas, 1947-1993
3 Laredo Club, 1948-1949
4 Anti-Discrimination actions--Alba and Laredo Clubs, 1947
5 John Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship, 1953-1963
6 The University of Texas Centennial Committee, 1983-1993
San Angelo, 1963-1985
7 Community action program, 1965-1966
8 Southside Lions Club, 1963-1967, 1983, 1985
Various, 1969-1991
9 Awards and honors, 1973-1991
10 Interview with Ed Idar, 1969
. Done by Robert Cuellar, North Texas State University.
11 Idar family reunion, 1981
12 [various], 1969-1991

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II. Personal Correspondence, 1949-2002

A small series of correspondence with various individuals was marked as "personal correspondence" by Idar himself, and has been arranged to keep that designation intact. The series is arranged alphabetically. Much of this correspondenc relates to the G.I. Forum, materials about which can be found in Activities and Organizations.
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1 Aldrete, Cristobal P., 1949-1992
14 1949-1953, 1965
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2 1 1991-1992
2 Casillas, Richard, 1952-1958, 2000
3 Castillon, Carlos, 1957-1958
4 de Anda, James, 1957-1965
5 DeLeon, Arnoldo, 1984
6 Garcia, Gilbert and Linda, 1958-1967, 1986, 1992
Garcia, Hector P., 1950-1967
7 1950-1953
8 1954-1967
9 Gonzales, Henry B., 1956-1962, 2000
10 Holland, John W., 1952-1964
11 Kazen, Abraham, 1956-1957
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3 1 Limon, José, 1972
2 Marshall, Paul, 1957, 1962
3 McLellan, Andy C., 1953-1956
4 Sánchez, George I., 1952-1967, 1994
Sanchez, R.P. (Bob), 1954-2002
5 1954-1962
6 1963-1967
7 1986-2002
8 Sandoval, Rudy, 1973
9 Semaan, Fred A., 1971
10 Velasco, Manuel, 1956-1957
11 Ximenes, Vicente T., 1953-1961
12 [Federal officials], 1961-1963

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III. Activities and Organizations, 1947-2000

Correspondence, legal documents, organizational files, publications, photographs, and newsclippings comprise this largest series. His work with the G.I. Forum is documented here, as well as his participation in federal, state, and local elections, including PASSO(Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations). In addition, office files and cases from Idar's private practice and time with MALDEF is included in this series. By far the largest amount of material is from the Attorney General's office, specifically in regards to Ruiz v. Estelle, the biggest case of Idar's career and the largest civil rights case in Texas at the time. Please see the individual subseries for further explanation of their contents.
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4 American G.I. Forum
These materials are arranged to reflect Mr. Idar's extensive involvement with the American G.I. Forum. He was an officer of the Texas organization for several years, serving as President and as the General Secretary. There are three groups of materials included here. The first is Correspondence, which is small due to the fact that Mr. Idar placed much of his correspondence regarding the G.I. Forum with "Personal Correspondence." The Organizational files contain copies of the consitution and bylaws, historical materials, and membership rosters. The third group, Activities, contains papers and photographs concerning work the G.I. Forum did in advertising the plight of migrant workers in the Rio Grande Valley. There are also materials on the poll tax drives conducted by the Forum, and the cases of discrimination that the G.I. Forum lobbied against. In addition, 37 issues of the organizational bulletin are included at the end of the subseries.
Correspondence
(see also   Personal Correspondence)
1 [various], 1950-1956
2 Jasso, Vicente, 1954-1957
3 Shepperd, John Ben, 1955
Organizational files
4 Constitution and bylaws, 1963-1967
5 Conventions [various], 1952-1966
6 El Paso Convention, 1987
7 Historical data, 1962, n.d.
8 Membership lists, 1958, 1966
9 Rosters, 1955-1966
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5 Activities
Rio Grande Valley poll tax drive, 1955-1956
1 Correspondence, 1955-1956
2 Propaganda, 1955-1956
Migrant workers in the Rio Grande Valley, 1951-1954
3 Migratory Labor Hearings (United States Senate), 1952
4 The Wetback Report: correspondence, 1951-1952
5 The Wetback Report: newsclippings, 1954
6 What Price Wetbacks?, 1953
7 Down in the Valley, 1954
8 McAllen Schools, 1959-1960
9 McAllen High School report, 1960-1961
10 Longoria case, 1949
11 Treviño case, 1960
Publications, 1951-1957
12 [various], 1951-1957
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6 1 American G.I. Forum News Bulletin 1952-1956
(37 issues)
2 Commendations from the G.I. Forum, 1961-1963
3 Retirement, 1967
4 Photographs, n.d
Politics
Mr. Idar was involved in politics and elections from a young age, and this subseries reflects his political activities. While never elected to a public office, Mr. Idar worked on several campaigns. These campaigns are arranged by the size of the electorate. The subseries "Federal" contains work done by Mr. Idar for presidential elections; he worked for both the Kennedy and Johnson campaigns, and tried very hard to see Mexican-American appointed to federal positions under both administrations. "State" contains the records of legislative and gubernatorial campaigns, and includes many newsclippings about candidates and voting records of legislators. Mr. Idar was also involved in local politics wherever he lived, and the subseries "Local" contains materials from election races in Austin, McAllen, Laredo, and San Angelo. The last subseries, "Candidates" includes name files on several candidates that Mr. Idar worked for or endorsed for office. These files include correspondence, newsclippings, and propaganda for each candidate.
General
5 Liberal Party of The University of Texas at Austin, 1948-1949
6 Congratulatory correspondence, 1964-1966
7 Solicitation letters, 1967-1987
Federal, 1960-1990
8 Government appointments, 1960-1963
9 Congressional correspondence, 1961-1990
State, 1957-1990
10 Legislative voting records, 1935-1970
11 Correspondence on Texas legislation, 1957-1989
12 1960 Texas candidates correspondence, 1958-1960
13 Texas Navy, 1960
14 News clippings, 1960-1990
Local, 1932-2000
15 Austin school board elections, 1952
16 Austin charter and council elections, 1953
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7 1 Austin council election, 1955
2 Austin politics, 1988-1989
3 McAllen school and city council elections, 1960-1961
Laredo politics, 1932-2000
4 1947-1956
5-6 Newsclippings, 1932-2000
[2 folders]
7 San Angelo city council race, 1966
Candidates,
8 Bush, George, 1968
9 Connelly, John, 1962-1965
10 Flores, Rafael, 1951-1961
11 Garza, Beatriz de la, 1990
12 Hart, James P., 1956-1957
13 Hill, John, 1984
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8 1 Hinojosa, Joe, 1970
2-3 Johnson, Lyndon B., 1963
[2 folders]
4 Jones, Herman, 1960
5 Viva Kennedy Clubs, 1960-1971
6-8 Salinas, E.D.: federal judgeship appointment, 1959-1964, 1981
(3 folders)
9 Wilson, Will, 1956-1960
10 Wright, Jim, 1961-1966
Yarborough, Ralph,
11 1954-1955
12 1955-1967
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9 1 José Garcia case, 1965
Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASSO), 1961-1964
Mr. Idar was one of the founding members of PASSO; this subseries is arranged to reflect his involvement with the organization. "Office Files" contains correspondence and records from his time as an officer. The largest part of PASSO's mission was to endorse political candidates, thereby giving the chosen candidate the support of the Mexican-American community. They did this by meeting at conventions and voting for their candidates. The subseries Conventions is mostly comprised of materials in the 1962 political elections in Texas, but also gives some materials on the endorsement of Yarborough in later years. This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Office files, 1961-1963
2 1961
3 1962-1963
Conventions, 1962-1964
4 1962
5 Rosters, 1962
6-7 Campaign, 1962
(2 folders)
8 Hidalgo County, 1961-1962
Newsclippings, 1961-1964
9 1961-1962
10 1963-1964
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10 Committees and Appointments
Mr. Idar was involved in several committees and panels over the course of his career. Many of these organizations are represented in this subseries, and are arranged alphabetically. Most of his committee work dealt with Mexican-American issues such as discrimination and unequal educational opportunities for young students.
1 American Council of Spanish Speaking Peoples, 1951-1992
2 Americans Veterans Committee, 1947-1948
3 Cabinet Committee Hearings on Mexican-Americans, 1967-1968
4 Cabinet Committee Hearings on Mexican-Americans: list of invitees, 1967
5 Cabinet Committee Hearings on Mexican-Americans:testimony presented, 1967
6 Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, 1961-1966
7 Good Neighbor Commission, 1947-1949
8 Human Relations Council, 1950-1953
9 Martín de Leon Symposium on the Humanities, 1990
10 Mexican Americans in Texas History Conference, 1991
Office of Economic Opportunity
11 Correspondence, 1965-1970
12 Printed materials, 1969-1970
13 Raza Association of Spanish Surnamed Americans, 1972-1973
14 Southwest Intergroup Relations Council, 1969-1970
15 Texans for the Educational Advancement of the Mexican-American (TEAM), 1971-1972
16 Texans for Educational Excellence, 1972
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11 Legal practice
This subseries includes materials from Mr. Idar's years as a private attorney. After graduating from The University of Texas School of Law, he went into practice in Laredo, partnering with Bob Sanchez (his cousin) for a short period in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s, Idar moved to San Angelo and set up an office there. The arrangement of the materials is chronological, and includes materials from later years, as well, when Idar worked for the Attorney General's Office and after.
1 Bar admissions, associations, 1955-1999
2 Sanchez and Idar, financial statements, 1958-1959
(see also   Personal Correspondence
3 Laredo practice, financial statements, 1957-1958
4 San Angelo office, financial statements, 1963-1969
5 San Angelo office, correspondence, 1967
6 San Angelo legal aid, 1968
7 Fifth circuit application, 1979
8 Legal fees, 1986
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
MALDEF was begun in San Antonio in 1968. Mr. Idar joined the organization in 1970, and began running the San Antonio office shortly thereafter. At this time, Mario Obledo opened new offices in California. Idar stayed in charge of the San Antonio branch after Obledo resigned as head of the organization and Sanford Rosen became head of all litigation for the branch offices. Idar would resign in 1973 in response to changes that Rosen made to the organizational structure.
This subseries reflects Idar's work as a managing attorney in MALDEF. This includes correspondence with directors of MALDEF, organizational records, and grants that MALDEF received for administrative purposes. There are also extensive materials on cases from MALDEF, such as school discrimination cases and police brutality cases.
Correspondence
9 General, 1970-1974, 1992
10 Obledo, Mario, 1970-1973
11 Rosen, Sanford, 1973
12 Singer, Vilma Martinez, 1972
Organizational records,
13 Staff memos, 1970-1973
14 Policy and administrative issues, 1971-1973
15 Personnel and attorneys, 1971-1973
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12 1 Personal work log, 1972-1973
2 San Antonio office staff meeting minutes, 1972-1973
3 Litigation review procedure, 1973
4 Redistricting matters, 1973
5 Travel expense vouchers,
6 Trust account, 1973
7 Resignation, 1973
Grants
8 EEOC Grant, 1972-1973
9 Field Foundation, 1972-1973
10 Ford Foundation, 1970-1973
Legal matters, 1968-1987
11 Casefile lists, 1968-1971
12 Caseload and docket files, 1971
13 Immigration and search procedures, 1973
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13 1-2 Mexican-Americans as non-white, 1973-1974, 1996
[2 folders]
3 Dallas schools, 1970-1971
4 Austin schools, 1971-1977
5 San Antonio police cases, 1971
6 Police cases: news articles, 1971
7 Rodriguez case, 1973
8 United States v. State of Texas, 1970-1973
White v. Regester, 1972-1987
9 Memorandum opinion and order, 1972-1980
10 Redistricting, 1972-1987
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14 1 Court filings, 1971-1972
2 Oral deposition, 1979
3-12 Regester v. Bullock, 1972
(10 volumes)
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15 Attorney General's office
Mr. Idar joined the State Attorney General's office in 1973, and worked there for 10 years. Besides management and office files, there are also cases on which Idar worked, divided into "police cases" and "prisoner rights cases."
By far, the largest section are the records of Ruiz v. Estelle, which at the time of the hearings was the largest civil rights case ever in Texas. David Ruiz filed complaints against the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) in 1974, and the pretrial, trial, and appeal lasted ten years. Idar, in working for the AG's office, would defend the TDC. Post-trial involvement of the Court in TDC affairs would last until 1990.
Ruiz is arranged with office files, general correspondence, and attorney's fees first. Filings are ordered chronologically, and do not, generally speaking, include filings of the appeal. The testimony of various witnesses is arranged alphabetically. Some of the printed testimonies are over 100 pages. The appeal is arranged chronologically; most of the materials deal with the motion for stay filed by Idar in 1981.
Next are the files of the "Special Master," a person appointed by the Court to oversee the renovations of prison policies. Nathan Vincent was appointed to this position after the appeal. Vincent was responsible for forcing the TDC to comply with Judge Justice's rulings on how the TDC would run its prisons. The Attorney General's office tried consistently to get rid of the Special Master, without success. These documents reflect those attempts.
After the files on the trial and ruling itself, there are other various materials used for the trial, such as annual reports, budgets, and agendas from the TDC. There are also cases from other states that were related to Ruiz v. Estelle, and many press clippings and articles about TDC and the case specifically. Finally, in the "Subject Files", there are materials on prison overcrowding, segregation, and various religious movements inside TDC, such as the Texas Mafia and other white supremecist prison gangs.
Office files, 1975-1983
1 Enforcement Division manual, 1982
2 Civil rights manual, 1975
3 Personnel lists, 1979-1983
General, 1974, 1982
4 Opinion on married women's surnames, 1974
5-6 VOTA case, 1982
[2 folders]
7 Jury cases' settlements, n.d.
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15-16 8, 1-3 Jury cases: statistical studies and materials, 1982
[4 folders]
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16 Police cases, 1977-1983
4 Galaviz, Juan, 1977
4 Lozano, Randy Rene, 1983
4 Martinez Gallegos, Jesus, 1978
5 Martinez, Paul, 1978
5 Rosales, Tim, 1978
5 Santome Griego, Tiburcio, 1978
Morales case, 1976-1978
6 Report and summary of trial testimony, 1976
7 Appendix of statutes, 1976
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17 1 North report, 1976
2 Public and media response, 1976-1978
3 Memoranda, 1976-1978
4 Notes, n.d.
5 Torres, Jose, 1977
5 Vasquez, Danny, 1978
6-7 Zuniga, Juan, 1977
[2 folders]
8 Summaries and miscellaneous, 1977, n.d.
9 "Summary of Civil Rights Investigations by the Texas Attorney General's Office of Incidents Resulting in Death," 1975-1978
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18 Prisoner rights cases, 1972-1983
1 Baker v. Wade, 1982-1983
2 Carter, Albert, 1976-1977
3 Cruz v. Beto, 1977
4 Enriquez, Juan, 1983
Guajardo case
5 Docket and opinions, 1972-1978
6 Proceedings, 1976-1977
7 TOC Rules negotiation, 1982
8 Final settlement papers, 1983
9 Final judgment and wrap-up, 1983
10 "Meat patty" case, 1974
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19 1-6 Smith v. Estelle: oral deposition of Frank Smith, 1981
[6 folders]
7 Vanderbilt case, 1983
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20 Ruiz v. Estelle,
General, 1974-1989
1 Master procedural files, n.d.
2 Certified index of proceedings, n.d.
3 Work product rule, n.d.
4 Speech outlines, n.d.
5 Docketing sheets, 1974-1983
6 Discovery sanctions on inmates, 1978
7 Case notes and memoranda, 1976-1978
8 Memoranda regarding plaintiffs' experts, 1978-1979
9 Case notes and memoranda, 1979
10 Trial exhibits, 1978-1981
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21 1 Summaries and outlines of case, 1979, n.d.
2 Case stipulations, Judge Justice, 1980, n.d.
3 Post-trial deadlines for compliance, 1981-1982
4-5 Recusal of Judge Justice, 1982
[2 folders]
6 District Court brief on contempt order of 1986, 1989
Office files, 1980-1981
7 Mailing lists, n.d.
8 Law clerk information, 1980-1981
9 List of trial documents, n.d.
Correspondence, 1975-1988
10 Estelle, W.J., 1982-1988
11 Gray, Richard, 1982-1983
12 Leahy, Frank X., 1978
13 Turner, W. Bennett, 1975-1982
14 Settlement negotiation correspondence, 1977-1981
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22 Fees, 1976-1983
1 Civil Rights Attorneys Fees Act, 1976
2 Civil Rights Attorneys Fees Act, Committee print, 1976
3 Office memoranda: billing information, 1978-1983
4-5 Attorney's fees, 1978-1982
[2 folders]
6 Case costs, 1976-1979
7 Case costs, 1979-1982
8 Fulbright and Jaworski billings, 1982
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23 Filings, 1975-1983
1 In re Estelle opinion, 1975
2-3 Final pretrial order, 1978
[2 folders]
4 Writs for prohibition and stay of proceedings, 1979
5-7 Motion for stay of proceedings, appendix, 1979
[3 folders]
8 Defendents post-trial brief, 1980
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23, 24 9,1 Plaintiffs' post-trial briefs, 1980
[2 folders]
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24 2-3 United States' post-trial brief, vol.I, 1980
[2 folders]
4-5 United States' post-trial brief, vol. II, 1980
[2 folders]
6 United States' post-trial reply brief, 1980
7 Defendents response to Plaintiffs post-trial brief, 1980
8 Defendents post-trial reply brief, 1980
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24, 25 9,1 District Court, memorandum opinion, 1980-1981
[2 folders]
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25 2-7 Joint appendix to the Principal Briefs,vol. I-II, 1980
[6 folders]
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26 1-9 Joint appendix to the Principal Briefs,vol.III-V, 1980
[9 folders]
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27 1-7 Joint appendix to the Principal Briefs,vol. V-VIII, 1980
[7 folders]
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28 1 Department of Justice submission, position statement, 1981
2 Department of Justice submission, work copy, 1981
3 Notice of appeal, 1981
4 District Court injunction, 1981
5 Injunction--the parties proposals, 1981
6 Consent decree and related filings, 1981
7 Stipulation, 1982
8 Stipulation regarding TDC hospital, 1982
9 Matters regarding federal supremacy, 1982
10 Protective orders regarding inmates, 1983
11 District Court, motion regarding damages and jury trial, 1983
[6 folders]
12 Defendents trial supplements, 1-3, n.d.
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29 1-5 Defendents trial supplements, 4-15, n.d.
[5 folders]
Testimony, 1978-1982
6 Witness lists, 1978-1979
7 Witness lists, 1980-1981, n.d.
8 Witness testimony transcript orders, 1980-1982
9 Testimony summary instructions, 1980-1981
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30 Summary of Testimonies, 1978-1981
1 A-Gu, 1978-1981
2 Gu-N, 1978-1979
3 S-W, 1978-1981
Transcripts, 1978-1979
4-5 Estelle, W.J., 1979
[2 folders]
6-8 Hardin, Charles E., 1979
[3 folders]
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31 1 Hartung, Edgar, 1978-1979
2-5 Jackson, Bruce, 1979
[3 folders]
6 Kettler- Kieny, 1979
7 Lamar-Meese, 1978-1979
8 O'Brien, Father Joseph, 1979
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32 1-3 Pontesso, Arnold, 1977-1978
[3 folders]
4 Rea, Robert S., 1979
5 Roberson, David, 1979
6 Sarver, Charles R., 1979
7 Wyatt, Robert E., 1979
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33 Appeal, 1975-1984
1-2 Writ of Mandamus re: United States, 1975
[2 folders]
3 Fifth Circuit opinion on protective orders, 1977
4 Amici curiae, 1979-1981
5-6 Brief for the appellants, n.d.
[2 folders]
7 Brief for the United States, 1981
8 Brief for the appellees, 1981
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34 1 Appeal from the U.S.District Court, 1981
2 Appellants' motion for stay, 1981
3 Appendix I to the motion for stay, 1981
4 Appendix II to the motion for stay, 1981
5 Appendix III-A to the motion for stay, 1981
6 Appendix III-B to the motion for stay, 1981
7 Appendix III-C to the motion for stay, 1981
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35 1 Appendix III-D to the motion for stay, 1981
2 Brief in opposition to motion for stay, 1981
3 Response of the U.S. to the appellants' motion for stay, 1981
4 Appellants' response to appellees' opposition and supplemental motion for stay, 1981
5-6 Plaintiffs' (appellees) application to vacate stay, 1981
[2 folders]
7 Fifth Circuit stays, 1981-1982
8 Plaintiffs petition for rehearing, 1982
9 Fifth Circuit opinion, 1984
10 Fifth Circuit opinion, work copy, 1984
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36 Supplementary files to the appeal, 1978, 1981
1 Memoranda regarding briefs, appendices, and pretrial, 1981
2 Memoranda regarding admonishment brief, 1981
3 Brutality rebuttals memoranda,
4 Memoranda regarding defense testimony, 1981
5 Memorandum regarding lack of notice in federal courts, 1981
6 Memoranda regarding pretrial bias, 1981
7-8 Recommendations and analysis of documentation, 1981
[2 folders]
9 Examples of hearsay testimony, 1978
Special Master, 1978-1990
10 Legal articles, 1978-1982
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37 1 Concerns about the position of Special Master, 1981
2 Orders regarding appointment, 1982-1983
3 Recruitment of the Master's staff, 1982-1983
4 Payments, 1981-1982
5 Payments and expenses, 1982-1983
6 Motion regarding second Master and stay on payment, 1982
7 Master and monitor misbehavior, 1981-1983
8 Reports to inmates, 1982
9 Termination of the Special Master, 1990
Texas Department of Corrections (TDC), 1970-1990
10 Directive regarding FBI investigations, 1979-1981
11 Settlement negotiations: TDC position, 1981
12 Health care considerations at TDC, vol. I, 1981
13 Health care considerations at TDC, vol. II, 1981
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38 1 Budgets, 1979-1982
2 "Staffing Study of the Units of the Texas Department of Corrections, " 1982
Prison standards and statistics,
3 1975-1976
4 1977-1979
5 1982
6 TDC statistical data, 1970-1990
7 Annual reports, 1973, 1978, 1982-1983
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39 1 Annual statistical report, 1978
2 Annual statistical report, 1980
3 Annual statistical reports, 1983-1984
4 Wardens meeting, 1982
5 Board meeting agenda, 1979, May 1981
6 Board meeting minutes, September-October 1981
7 Board meeting agenda, November 1981
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40 1 Board meeting minutes, November-December 1981
2-3 Rules and regulations, 1973-1978
[2 folders]
Related cases, 1972-1982
4 Bell v. Wolfish, 1979
5 Dreyer v. Jalet, 1972
6 Gamble v. Estelle, 1977
7 Gates v. Collier, 1975
8 Gregory-Portland (Judge Justice presiding), 1982
9 Holt v. Sarver, 1970
10 Hooks v. Wainwright, 1982
11 Lamar v. Coffield, 1974-1978, 1991
12 Novak v. Beto, 1971
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41 1 Rhodes v. Chapman, 1981
2 Rizzo v. Goode, 1976
3 Wolff v. McDonnell, 1980
Press, 1975-1991
Articles 1975-1986
4 1975-1981
5 1982-1986
Newspaper clippings, 1981-1991
6 1981-April 1982
7 May 1982-1983
8 1984-March 1985
9 April 1985-1991
10 Ruiz, David, 1981-1985
11 Inmate gangs, 1984-1988
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42 1 Inmate riots, 1981-1988
2 Inmate violence, 1981-1987
3 Officer brutality, 1981-1984
4 Settlements, 1979-1987
5 Establishing the Rule of Law in Prisons, 1971
6 Dilemma of Individual Violence in Prisons, 1980
7 Texas prisons, 1981-1988
8 Corrections Magazine, 1982
9 A Judge Named Justice, 1988-1989
Subject files, 1972-1987
10 Crowding Study I, 1978
11 The Effect of Prison Crowding on Inmate Behavior, 1980
12 A Study to Assess the Impact of Various Diversion and Population Reduction Methods, 1980
13 Prison crowding memoranda and articles, 1981, 1987
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43 1 Post-trial overcrowding developments, 1983-1984
Institutionalized Persons Act,
2 1972-1976
3 1977-1978
4 1979-1981
5 Prison segregation, 1982, n.d.
6 Religious movements in the Texas Department of Corrections, 1982-1983
7 Frivolous and malicious cases regarding the Texas Department of Corrections, 1983
8 Jackson, Samuel James, 1978-1983
box folder
44 1 New Mexico prison riot, 1980-1984
2 Report of the Attorney General of New Mexico on the prison riot, 1980

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IV. Collected Materials, 1947-2002

Publications, clippings, studies, and bibliographies comprise this series of collected materials. Included in the material is information Idar gathered about the Mexican-American situation in the United States, such as statistical information and publications on the issue of segregation in the schools.
box
44 Mexican-American community,
3-5 Garcia, Hector-honors, articles, 1988-2002
[3 folders]
6 Mexican-American leader profiles, 1965-2001
7 History of the Mexican-Americans, 1971-1991
8 Bibliographies, 1969-1971
9 Hispanics of the '80s, 1988-1989
10 Benson Latin American Collection, 1981-1991
Discrimination, 1947-1970
11 Articles on segregation, 1947
12 Duval County, Texas, 1950
13 Odem School case, 1967
14 Del Rio Schools case 1949
15 Bilingual education, 1954, 1970
16 Hernandez case, 1954
box folder
45 1 Jury discrimination cases, 1979-1980
2 De Jure Segregation in Texas Schools, 1972
3 San Antonio Schools case, 1972-1973
Statistics,
4 Studies on the Mexican-American population, 1949-1990
5 Statistical and census data, 1950-1980
6 Housing and population, n.d.
Publications,
Chicano Almanac, published by the Texas Institute for Educational Development,
Ramos, Henry, A People Forgotten, A Dream Pursued, 1983
box folder
45-46 Mexican American Study Project: Advance Reports 2-6, 1965-1966
[5 volumes]

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V. Audiovisual Materials, 1959, N.d.

This series consists of seven reels of speeches by Mr. Idar and Hector García. Separated from this collection, however, are approximately 90 audio cassettes of oral interviews with Mr. Idar, done by the Benson Latin American Collection. These audio cassettes may be found in the   Miscellaneous Sound Recordings collection.
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46 "Pre-School Instructional Program for non-English speaking Children," 1959
[magnetic tapes]
Speech by Idar, n.d.
About Yarborough. 4.5 minutes, in Spanish.
Recordings of Hector García, n.d.
[4 reels]

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