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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscript Files

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Lane and Nancy Arthur:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1913-1984 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Arthur, Lane
Title: Lane and Nancy Arthur Papers,
Dates: 1913-1984 and undated
Abstract: The papers of Lane and Nancy Arthur deal with the Single Member District Discrimination Suit of Lubbock, Texas.
Collection # S 1183.1
Quantity: 4 boxes (4.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The papers deal with the Single Member District Discrimination Suit of Lubbock, Texas. It affected the way minorities were represented in the city and county government of Lubbock based on population growth in certain precincts. Lane and Nancy Arthur served as attorneys for the plaintiff-intervenors. They were also active in the Lubbock City and County government.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of hand written notes, transcripts of proceedings, news clippings, affidavits, correspondence, voter registration and census information, and subpoenas dealing mostly with the Single Member District Discrimination Suit in Lubbock, Texas. Also included were files on campaign contributions, 41 color slides, and 2 oversized maps.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Copy requests are restricted based on departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Arthur, Lane.
Arthur, Nancy.
Benson, Daniel H., 1936-
Jones, Roy, Rev.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. District Court (Texas : Northern District).
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--Politics and government.
Texas--Politics and government.
Subjects
Apportionment (Election law)--Texas--Lubbock.
City council members--Texas--Lubbock.
Court records--Texas.
District courts--Texas.
Election districts--Texas.
Election law--Texas.
Representative government and representation--Texas--Lubbock.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Lane Arthur Papers [microfilm], 1909-1984

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lane and Nancy Arthur Papers, 1913-1984 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
84-0102-C

Gift, 1984

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, August 2000

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript Files

Box Folder
1 1 Rev. Roy Jones v. City of Lubbock- U. S. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), Case No. 79-2774, 1979, 1982
2 U. S. District Court for Northern District of Texas-Pleadings, Vol. 2, 1980-1984
3 Jones v. Lubbock- U. S. District Court for Northern District of Texas (Lubbock Division), Case No. 5-76-34
4 Transcripts for Jones v. Lubbock- U. S. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), No. 83-1196, 1983-1984
5 Jones v. Lubbock- Transcripts for U. S. Supreme Court, Undated
6 Stipulations, 1980-1982
7 Lubbock City Council- Expenditures and Contributions Records, 1980-1982
(2 Copies)
8 Subpoenas, 1978
9 Miscellaneous Material- City Council Minutes, Amendment Proposals, etc., 1970-1982
Box Folder
2 1 Jones v. Lubbock- Reporter's Transcript of Proceedings, Vols. 1-4, 1978
2 Jones v. Lubbock- Reporter's Transcript of Proceedings, Vols. 5-7, 1978
3 Jones v. Lubbock- Reporter's Transcript of Proceedings, Vols. 8-10, 1978
4 Jones v. Lubbock- Pre-trial Orders and Briefs, 1980-1982
5 Jones v. Lubbock- Post-trial Memorandum, Briefs, Judgments, 1979
6 Jones v Lubbock- Stipulations, List of Witnesses, Proceedings, 1978-1979
Box Folder
3 1 Gene A. Gaines v. City of Lubbock-Proceedings, Witness Statements, 1977-1978
2 Other Discrimination Lawsuits, 1977-1983
3 Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Invoices, 1976-1978
4 Campaign Contribution and Expenditures Statements-Municipal General Elections and Runoffs, 1972-1978
5 Attorneys' Affidavits on Fees and Expenses; Time and Expense Logs; Bills and Awards of Fees, Costs and Expenses, 1983-1984
6 Correspondence- Legal Department of Lubbock, 1977-1984
7 Miscellaneous- Housing and Zoning Codes, Lubbock City Ordinances, Copies of Voting Rights Act Amendments, 1913-1983
8 Transparencies Used as Exhibits, Undated
9 Student Evaluation Forms from Texas Tech Mass Communications Department, Excerpts from Lawrence Graves (ed.), A History of Lubbock, and Printed Leaflets of Jones v Lubbock, 1960-1983
10 Court Briefs, Census Tracts, Population Statistics, 1970-1983 (Note: Slides transferred to Photographs)
Box Folder
4 1 Southwest Voter Registration Project- Inquiry into Voting Irregularities in Texas, October 22, 1980
(2 Copies)
2 Jones v Lubbock- Copies of Maps and Reports on Affirmative Action, Community Development, Proposed Redistricting, Population Trends and Voting Precincts, 1968-1978 (Note: Oversize Maps transferred to Maps)
3 Newspaper Clippings, 1923-1983
4 Handwritten Notes on Jones v. Lubbock Proceedings, 1977-1978
5 Gaines v. Lubbock, 1976-1978 and Undated
6 S. M. D. and Miscellaneous Notes - Other Lawsuits Used as References, 1976-1978 and Undated

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