Biographical Sketch

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community education. Founded in 1920 by Crystal Eastman, Roger Baldwin and Walter Nelles, in 2010 the ACLU has over 500,000 members and has an annual budget of over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases in which it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Legal support from the ACLU can take the form of direct legal representation, or preparation of amicus curiae briefs expressing legal arguments (when another law firm is already providing representation) This collection pertains to its Lubbock Chapter.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of paperwork and materials relating to the Lubbock chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, though also including material from the state and national levels of the organization primarily from the 1970's. It contains letters, flyers, pamphlets, news clippings, legal forms, directories, minutes and notes from Board meetings, and other materials. There are also references and documentations of court cases in Lubbock from the 1960's and 70's, involving students from both Lubbock high school and Texas Tech University on topics ranging from dress code regulation to segregation and the Catalyst Newspaper.

Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Correspondence, Financial Material, Legal Material, Printed Material, and Scrapbooks.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

Subjects (Persons)

  • McLarty, Dorothy
  • Subjects (Organizations)

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Lubbock Chapter
  • Lubbock High School (Lubbock, Tex.)
  • Texas Civil Liberties Union
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Tech University--Court Cases
  • Catalyst (Lubbock, Tex.)
  • Subjects (Places)

  • Lubbock (Tex.)
  • Subjects

  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination--Texas--Lubbock
  • Lubbock (Tex.)--Social conditions
  • Lubbock (Tex.)--Race relations--History--20th century
  • Political activists--United States--History--20th century
  • Social problems--Texas--Lubbock
  • Underground press publications--Texas--Lubbbock
  • Segregation--Texas--History
  • Related Material

    The Catalyst newspaper, 1969-1971, at http://hdl.handle.net/10605/121

    Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation

    American Civil Liberties Union, Lubbock Chapter, Records, 1963-1994 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

    Acquisition

    Collection accession #(s): 2004-0016-B

    Gift, 2004

    Processed by

    Nicholas Wallace, 2012


    Correspondence

    Box 1

  • Folder 1, 50th Anniversary of ACLU, 1969
  • Folder 2, ACLU Master Profile Directory, 1985-1989
  • Folder 3, ACLU McLarty Correspondence, 1989
  • Folder 4, Benson, 1970-1971
  • Folder 5, Bill of Rights Day, 1969
  • Folder 6, Cooperating Attorneys, 1971
  • Folder 7, Corresponding Cards
  • Folder 8, EPCLU TCLU Approval of Lubbock Chapter, 1968
  • Folder 9, Gene S. Cobb Complaint, 1991
  • Folder 10, Jail Mail, 1971
  • Folder 11, John Duncan/Dorothy McLarty Correspondence, 1973
  • Folder 12, LCLU Bill of Rights Essay Contest
  • Folder 13, LCLU Contact Info, 1971
  • Folder 14, LCLU Contact Info, 1984
  • Folder 15, LCLU Contact Info, 1985-1994
  • Folder 16, LCLU Correspondence, 1969
  • Folder 17, LCLU Correspondence, 1970
  • Folder 18, LCLU Correspondence, 1974
  • Folder 19, LCLU Newsletter/Contact Info, 1975
  • Folder 20, LCLU Questionnaire, 1969
  • Folder 21, Legal Correspondence, 1971
  • Folder 22, Legal Correspondence, 1972
  • Folder 23, Lubbock High Inter-Racial Dating, 1970
  • Folder 24, McLarty, 1963
  • Folder 25, Membership Donations/Fundraising
  • Folder 26, Racial Complaints, 1971
  • Folder 27, "Southwest 70" Peace Festival - Misuse of Police Authority, 1970
  • Folder 28, TCLU - LCLU Memorandum, 1972
  • Folder 29, TCLU Chapter Directory
  • Folder 30, TCLU Correspondence, 1969
  • Folder 31, Ted Taylor Correspondence, 1969-1970
  • Financial Material

    Box 1

  • Folder 32, ACLU Membership Income Growth Charts, 1970
  • Folder 33, TCLU Financial Income, 1969
  • Legal Material

    Box 1

  • Folder 34, TTU Housing Controversy: Hoxworth v. Murray, 1968
  • Folder 35, Hair Dress Code, 1969
  • Folder 36, Jim Gibson Case, 1969
  • Folder 37, Bobby Ash Case File, 1970
  • Folder 38, The Catalyst v. TTU, 1970
  • Folder 39, Craig Dudley, Student Case, 1970
  • Folder 40, Eugene Mallone Case File, 1970
  • Folder 41, John Williams Case File, 1970
  • Folder 42, J. B. Fiveash, Student Case File
  • Folder 43, Kevin Johnson Case File, 1970
  • Folder 44, Local Drug Charges and Arrests, 1970
  • Folder 45, Millard D. Carr Case Report, 1970
  • Folder 46, Mosley v. Dyson, 1970
  • Folder 47, Robert Bell Case File, 1970
  • Folder 48, Robert Lewis Case File, 1970
  • Folder 49, Segregation Law Suit - Vasquez v. LISD, 1970
  • Folder 50, Stephen Fleming Case File, 1970
  • Folder 51, Stephen Fleming Case File, 1970
  • Folder 52, Furguson v. PD, 1970-1971
  • Folder 53, Drug Offense Policy, 1971
  • Folder 54, Tuition Equalization Bill, 1971
  • Folder 55, Mendoza Kiling Case, 1972
  • Folder 56, Phone Duty Notes, 1987-1993
  • Folder 57, Williams Brooks Case, 1988
  • Folder 58, Patrick Lee Holden Case, 1993
  • Folder 59, Darrel Sumruld
  • Printed Material

    Box 2

  • Folder 1, ACLU Material, 1970
  • Folder 2, ACLU Survey/ACLU Pamphlets, 1970
  • Folder 3, Aryen Neier, 1971
  • Folder 4, Bill Status/Stance on Bills, 1986-1987
  • Folder 5, Bills/ACLU Membership Cards
  • Folder 6, Blank Case Reports and Forms
  • Folder 7, Blank Witness Statement Forms - "Southwest 70", 1970
  • Folder 8, Central Texas CLU, 1970
  • Folder 9, Charles Morgan and Frank Wilkinson, 1973-1974
  • Folder 10, Civil Liberties in Texas - new editor, 1971
  • Folder 11, Dallas CLU Board of Directors Meetings, 1970
  • Folder 12, East Texas CLU, 1970
  • Folder 13, End the Draft Campaign, 1971
  • Folder 14, Fort Worth CLU, 1970
  • Folder 15, Fort Worth CLU: Racial Discimination in FW ISD, 1969
  • Folder 16, Frances "Sissy" Forenthold, 1973
  • Folder 17, General Guide to ACLU Litigation Procedures and Practices, 1966
  • Folder 18, Handbook for Texas Law Enforcement Officers, 1968
  • Folder 19, High Plains CLU Board of Directors Meeting, 1970
  • Folder 20, Houston CLU, 1971
  • Folder 21, Inside ACLU, 1970
  • Folder 22, Jail Report, 1970
  • Folder 23, Lawrence Speiser, 1971
  • Folder 24, LCLU Addressed Envelopes, Postcards, Papers
  • Folder 25, LCLU Board Meetings/Minutes
  • Folder 26, LCLU Board Minutes, 1986
  • Folder 27, LCLU Board of Directors Meeting, 1970
  • Folder 28, LCLU Board of Directors Meeting and Notes, 1985-1994
  • Folder 29, LCLU Party Flyers, 1988
  • Folder 30, LCLU Printed Flyers
  • Folder 31, LCLU Wire Tapping/Surveillance, 1970-1971
  • Folder 32, Legislative Action Bulletin, 1969
  • Folder 33, Mary Lou De La Cerde Case File, 1970
  • Folder 34, Military Construction Authorization Bill, 1969
  • Folder 35, Miscellaneous
  • Folder 36, OCR Investigation into TTU Athletics
  • Folder 37, Organized Crime Control Act, 1969
  • Folder 38, Prayer Reform, 1971
  • Folder 39, San Antonio CLU, 1970
  • Folder 40, Statements by Speiser and Popkin on laws/acts, 1969
  • Folder 41, Student Affiliate Constitutions, 1970
  • Folder 42, TCLU Action Report, 1971
  • Folder 43, TCLU Board of Directors Meeting, 1970
  • Folder 44, TCLU Constitutions, 1971
  • Folder 45, TCLU Memorandum, 1969
  • Folder 46, TCLU Memorandum, 1985-1987
  • Folder 47, TCLU Questionnaires, 1970
  • Folder 48, TCLU Reorganization, 1990
  • Folder 49, TCLU-LCLU Board of Directors, Meetings, 1972
  • Folder 50, TCLU-LCLU Board of DIrectors Meetings, 1973
  • Folder 51, Texas Civil Liberties Reporter, 1988-1994
  • Folder 52, Waco Area CLU, 1970
  • Scrapbook

    Box 2

  • Folder 53, AWOL Soldiers/Marijuana Laws Newspaper Clippings, 1973
  • Folder 54, Carol of Lights Newspaper Clippings
  • Folder 55, LCLU Newspaper Clippings, 1969
  • Folder 56, Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings
  • Folder 57, Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings
  • Folder 58, Miscellaneous Papers
  • Folder 59, Miscellaneous Papers, 1970
  • Folder 60, Newspaper Clippings, 1970
  • Folder 61, Newspaper Clippings Dress Code, 1990
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