Folder 8, "Investigation into the Activities of Mickey Cohen in Texas," 1950-1951.



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The committee was formed by the Texas House of Representatives, 52nd legislature, to investigate organized crime activities including bootlegging and bribery in Texas during the early 1950s. Waggoner Carr, who was at the time the Lubbock County Attorney (1951) and a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1951-1960), served on this committee.
The Records contains correspondence, legal documents, testimonies, reports, and photographs relating to the Committee's investigations throughout the state of Texas, including West Texas, Galveston and Houston, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It bulks with testimony of witnesses (1951-1952). Of special interest are a report on Mickey Cohen and his associates containing photographs, news clippings, police reports, and a history of the Mafia containing a list of its prominent members. The final report of the committee deals with financial matters, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the committee.
The Texas Crime Investigating Committee Records are organized by the following series: Assorted Materials (Correspondence, Reports, Subpoena's Testimony, a Final Report, and Soundscriber Discs); Photograph; Transcriptions; Special Reports.
Texas Crime Investigation Committee Records, 1950-1953 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.



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