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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Carrasco Siege Periodical Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2021.s233
Scope and Contents

This is a single item collection containing a special insert printed by “The Huntsville Item” newspaper featuring many articles regarding the Carrasco prison siege and hostage standoff at the Huntsville Unit prison.

Dates: 1975-07-23

Escaped Convicts Proclamation Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2019.s208
Scope and Contents

The collection was purchased for SHSU Special Collections in June 2019. Each flyer was signed in Huntsville, Texas by Searcy Baker, Superintendent of the Texas State Penitentiaries during the earlyb1900s. There are a total of 35 flyers, one being a duplicate.

Dates: 1905 - 1906

James V. Bennett Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2012.s005
Scope and Contents The materials that make up this collection represent the life and work of James Van Benschoten Bennett. More specifically, the materials portray his role as the second Director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and as a prolific prison reformer. The most popular theme represented in the collection is prison policy and reform – which is often discussed in articles and speeches composed by Bennett. The collection also contains numerous correspondence and case histories of prison inmates. Pictorial...
Dates: 1905 - 1971

Jane Howe Gregory Papers

Identifier: THR/01/2013.s010
Scope and Contents

The items in this collection represent Jane Howe Gregory’s extensive research into the Texas Penitentiary system, primarily focusing on issues surrounding female inmates. Journal articles, class notes, and prison records are the most common types of materials in this collection. Prison statistics and prison reforms pertaining to female prisoners are the most common themes.

Dates: 1705 - 1999

Jefferson Davis Ship Island Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2021.s231
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence from a prisoner at Ship Island, Mississippi to Jefferson Davis. It also contains an article by Lee Meriwether regarding his childhood encounter with Davis.

Dates: 1862 - 1953

Ruiz vs. Estelle Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2013.s014
Scope and Contents

The Ruiz v. Estelle collection (1976-1982; five boxes) documents the history of a major class action lawsuit against the Texas Department of Corrections entitled Ruiz v. Estelle. The collection also includesmaterials from the case Guajardo v. Estelle.

Dates: 1976 - 1982

Ruiz vs Estelle Lawsuit Materials

Identifier: THR/01/2020.s220
Scope and Contents

The Ruiz vs Estelle Lawsuit Materials is composed of bound manuals and reports pertaining to the Ruiz vs Estelle Lawsuit.

Dates: 1980 - 1990

Windham School District Posters Collection

Identifier: HR/01/2019.s198
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of four posters of the winners of poetry and bookmark contest from the Windham School District.

Dates: 2016 - 2018