Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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: http://walkercountytreasures.com/thumbnails.php?album=10 Other photographs within the collection have been collected from individual donors and the Walker County Historical Commission.
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.
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.
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.
The Ruiz vs Estelle Lawsuit Materials is composed of bound manuals and reports pertaining to the Ruiz vs Estelle Lawsuit.