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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Camp Huntsville Construction Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2022.s246
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials donated by Dr. Brian Jordan. Materials in this collection are originated by the Fretz Construction Company. This collection includes detailed ledgers and supply estimates for the construction of the “Camp Huntsville” P.O.W. camp, which housed German and Japanese prisoners during World War II.

Dates: 1942

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

Charles Spear Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2014.s040
Scope and Contents The Charles Spear Collection (1840-1851, one box) contains the personal correspondence, journal, and passport of Charles Spear. The collection concerns Spear’s work to abolish the death penalty in the United States and his support of prison reform. Along with documents regarding Spear’s travels to England in pursuit of support to eliminate the death penalty in the United States, the collection also includes a subscription book carried by Charles Spear and his brother that contains signatures...
Dates: 1840 - 1851

Grover McCormick, Sr. Papers

Identifier: THR/01/2013.s018
Scope and Contents The materials that make up this collection represents Grover McCormick’s personal and professional life. Most of the correspondence is between McCormick and his mother Nancy. There are also several letters between McCormick and his children, cousin and his sister Lucia. The first scrapbook contains a hand written timeline of the Ashcraft v. Tennessee case of 1944 and clippings with information on other important cases including McCormick's work with Jerry Lee Lewis.The second scrapbook is...
Dates: 1886 - 1968

Huntsville Walker County Photographs Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2015.s086
Scope and Contents

Many photographs within the collection have been acquired by former Special Collections Librarians. Some can be found in the Times & Places Collection at the following link: Other photographs within the collection have been collected from individual donors and the Walker County Historical Commission.

Dates: 1907 - 1990

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