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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 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

Criminal Docket and Case Materials

Identifier: THR/01/2020.s219
Scope and Contents

The Criminal Docket and Case Materials collection is comprised of photocopies of materials from Travis County records. Some materials are of unknown origin.

Dates: 1967 - 1972; Undated

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

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

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

Juvenile Offender Probation Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2021.s229
Scope and Contents

This collection contains periodicals concerning juvenile corrections, probation, and mental health, and community safety.

Dates: 1979 - 2007

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

Sanford Bates Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2012.s004
Scope and Contents The Sanford Bates Papers (1906-1972; fifty two boxes) documents the life of one of the country’s most influential criminologists and prison administrators. These materials depict Sanford Bates’ personal lifeand career as a practicing lawyer in Boston, member of the Massachusetts Legislature and Senate, first Massachusetts Department of Corrections Commissioner, and first Director of the Federal Bureau ofPrisons. Sanford Bates also served as the Executive Director of the Boys Clubs of...
Dates: 1840 - 1972

The Outlaws and Peace Officers Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2014.s046
Scope and Contents

The Outlaws and Peace Officers Collection contains booklets, weeklies, and newspaper articles pertaining to both men and women on either side of the law. Highlights of the collection include pamphlets and newspaper clippings about Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and “Doc” Holliday.

Dates: 1809 - 2003