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AR.2017.006
Dates: -
Creator: University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film
Persons
  • Staiger, Janet
  • Dreyer, Ross
  • Clark, Dean
  • Uribe, Echo
  • Streible, Dan
  • Gadbois, Laura
  • Berks, Martin
  • Kriedeman, Christina
  • Barberena, Laura
  • Hinton, Susan
  • Binder, Steffi
  • Levin, Jordan
  • Haynes, Heather
  • Praver, Daniel
  • Carter, Sandra Gayle
  • Harman, Jennifer
  • Jackson, Robert
  • Kothari, Shuchi
  • Lopez-Islas, Jose Rafael
  • Martin, Stana
  • Meyers, Cynthia
  • McCourt, Tom
  • Paterson, Chris
  • Pathania, Geetika
  • Stein, Laura
  • Uncapher, Willard
  • Hegman, J. J.
  • Flury, Godfrey
Organizations
  • University of Texas at Austin. Department of Radio-Television-Film
  • Harlem Theater (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hancock Opera House (Austin, Tex.)
  • KUT (Radio Station : Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Community Television
  • Ritz Theatre (Austin, Tex.)
  • Trans Texas Theaters, Inc.
  • Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Presidio Theaters (Austin, Tex.)
  • Majestic Theatre (Austin, Tex.)
  • Queen Theater
  • Interstate Theatre Corporation
  • Austin Theater
  • Daily Texan
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas Longhorns (Football team)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • Austin (Tex.)--Commerce
Subjects
  • Segregation--Texas--Austin
  • Motion picture theaters--Texas--Austin
  • Advertising, outdoor--Texas--Austin
  • Billboards--Texas--History
  • Television broadcasting--Texas
  • Cable television--Texas--Austin
  • Telephone--Texas
  • Neon signs
  • College student newspapers and periodicals
  • Radio broadcasting of sports
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--History--20th century
Format
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Texas: 1920-1973," in Black American Cinema, ed. Manthia Diawara. NY: Routledge, 1993. Pp 221-36. (A copy is included … the architecture of palace movie theaters in the post-World War I years. Gadbois discusses the physical aspects of these … … Radio broadcasting of sports … African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--History--20th century … University of …
AR.2014.047
Dates: -
Creator: Dixon, Freddie B., Sr.
Persons
  • Dixon, Freddie, Sr.
  • Delco, Wilhelmina R. (Wilhelmina Ruth)
  • Dixon, Ernest T.
Organizations
  • Wesley United Methodist Church (Austin, Tex.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). Southwest Texas Conference
  • National Urban League
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • City of Austin
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.). Planning Commission
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • Kealing Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Religious life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • East Austin (Austin, Tex.)--Social conditions
Subjects
  • African American neighborhoods--Texas--Austin--History
  • City planning--Texas--Austin
  • Political activists--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Social conditions
  • Zoning--Texas--Austin
  • Social reformers--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Texas--Societies, etc.
  • Neighborhood government--Texas--Austin
  • African American churches--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … of over 38 years who works as a community leader and civil rights advocate for African Americans and Latinos in … of over 38 years who works as a community leader and civil rights advocate for African Americans and Latinos in … Church), which was established at the end of the Civil War for freed people of color in the Austin area and still …
AR.2004.037
Dates: -
Creator: Black Citizens' Task Force
Persons
  • Turner, Dorothy
  • Roberts, Velma
  • Urdy, Charles
  • Warfield, John
  • Laughlin, Trella
Organizations
  • Black Citizens' Task Force
  • Austin (Tex.). Human Rights Commission
  • Brackenridge Hospital
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Austin Community Television
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
Subjects
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin
  • Race discrimination--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--History--20th century
  • Police--Complaints against--Texas--Austin
  • Social movements--Texas--Austin
  • Women--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Artifacts
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Video
Access: Some portions may require advance notice
Excerpt: … group of concerned Austin citizens that included, Dr. John Warfield, former City Council member Charles Urdy, Velma … of various awards, Turner was an outspoken proponent of civil rights for the underprivileged, minorities and women. … of this position. Both women were outspoken proponents of civil rights for underprivileged, minorities and women. …
AR.D.007
Dates: -
Creator: Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos, 1839-1923
Persons
  • Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos
  • Hawley, George Cressey
Organizations
  • Austin National Bank (Austin, Tex.)
  • United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
  • Austin (Tex.). City Council
  • Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Hillsdale College
  • Oakwood Cemetery (Austin, Tex.)
  • Texas. State Department of Education
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Environmental conditions
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • Austin Dam (1893-1900)
  • Galveston (Tex.)
  • Hanover (Mich.)
  • Oakwood Cemetery (Austin, Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • City council members--Texas--Austin
  • Diaries
  • Education--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … years of his personal and professional life, including his Civil War experience. Also represented are account ledgers, … College (MI) in 1861, and then entered the Union Army as a civilian employee in 1864. In 1865, he became chief clerk in …
AR.2010.007
Dates: -
Creator: Overton, Volma
Persons
  • Overton, Volma
  • Overton, Warneta
  • DeWitty, Arthur B.
  • DeWitty, Virgie Maye Carrington
  • Doggett, Lloyd
Organizations
  • Austin History Center
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Austin Branch
  • Austin NAACP Federal Credit Union (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.). City Council
  • Austin (Tex.). Human Relations Commission
  • Austin (Tex.). Human Rights Commission
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Boys Scouts of America. Troop 70 (Austin, Tex.)
  • Texas State Conference of the NAACP Branches
  • Oak Springs Elementary (Austin, Tex.). Campus Advisory Council
  • Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment
  • United States. Army Reserve
  • United States Postal Service
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Subjects
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Texas--Austin
  • Civil rights--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--History--20th century
  • African Americans--Education (Secondary)--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Education (Elementary)--Texas--Austin
  • African American students
  • School integration--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Election law--Texas--Austin
  • Election districts--Texas--Austin
  • Municipal government--Texas--Austin
  • Ordinances, Municipal--Texas--Austin
  • Ballroom dancing
  • African Americans--Suffrage
  • Social reformers
  • Race discrimination--Texas--Austin
  • Race discrimination--Economic aspects
  • Political activists--Texas--Austin
  • Discrimination in employment--Texas--Austin
  • Discrimination in public accommodations--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Artifacts
  • Audio
  • Digital records
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Video
Access: Some portions may require advance notice
Excerpt: … Volma Robert Overton Sr. (1924-2005) was an African American civil rights leader, president of the Austin chapter of the … Sketch Volma Robert Overton, Sr. was an African American civil rights leader, president of the Austin chapter of the … and served two years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Overton would later rejoin the United States Army …
AR.1999.016
Dates: -
Creator: Jones, Joseph Jay, 1908-1999
Persons
  • Jones, Joseph Jay
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous)
  • Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price)
  • Yelderman, May
Organizations
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • The Curtain Club (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Little Theatre
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Municipal Golf Course Club (MUNI)
  • St. John's Orphan Home
  • Holiday House
  • Austin Aqua Festival
  • Austin Senators (Baseball team)
  • Braniff Airways
  • Continental Club (Austin, Tex.)
  • Capitol Theatre (Austin, Tex.)
  • Drive-In Theatre
  • Hillbilly Kitchen
  • Montopolis Drive-In
  • Lam's Yum Yum Chinese Restaurant
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • New Orleans Club (Austin, Tex.)
  • Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam
  • University Light Opera Company (Austin, Tex.)
  • Varsity Theater (Austin, Tex.)
  • Yank Theatre (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Commerce
  • Tyler (Tex.)
  • Port Arthur (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government
  • Austin (Tex.)--Religion
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Subjects
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Amusements
  • Animals
  • Auctions
  • Automobiles
  • Business enterprises
  • Celebrations
  • Restaurants
  • Theater
  • Protest movements
  • Public schools
  • Advertising fliers--Texas
  • Festivals
  • School sports
  • Students--Political activity
  • Peace movements
  • Mexican Americans--Texas--Austin
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Church
  • LGBTQ people
  • Restaurants--Texas--Austin
  • Peace movements--Texas--Austin
  • Performing arts--Texas--Austin
  • Police misconduct
  • Political activists--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Theater--Texas--Austin
  • Universities and colleges--Social aspects--Texas--Austin
  • World War (1939-1945)
Format
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … 2 10 Visiting men and women (#052-058), 1940s-1970s 2 11 War - Spanish American (#059), 1939 2 12 War - Korean (#060-061), 1968, undated 2 14 War - World War … (Tex.)--Social life and customs … African Americans … Civil rights … Amusements … Animals … Auctions … Automobiles …