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Prisons -- Texas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Austin H. MacCormick Papers

Identifier: THR/01/2021.s003
Scope and Contents The Austin H. MacCormick Papers (1923-1978; eight boxes) contains materials documenting the personal life and career of Austin H. MacCormick, one of the nation’s most influential criminologists and prison reformers. This collection contains materials covering his career as Executive Officer of the U.S. Naval Prison, Assistant Director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Professor and Dean of Criminology at Berkley,and Director of the Osborne Association of New York. Some of the many subjects...
Dates: 1923 - 1978

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

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

Texas Penitentiary Railroad Bond

Identifier: THR/01/2024.s277
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one State of Texas Penitentiary Railroad Bond with four attached $500 coupons all marked as paid. The bond was issued to the Texas Prison System for the creation of a railroad line between the towns of Rusk and Palestine.

Dates: 1909-08-15

Warden Keith Price Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2021.s226
Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal and professional materials collected by former TDCJ Warden Dr. Keith Price. These materials include from TDCJ internal correspondence and training materials, publications, greeting cards, photographs, and other ephemera from Dr. Price’s career.

Dates: 1970 - 2021

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