University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Almetris Marsh Duren papers, 1928-1997

Creator Duren, Almetris Marsh
Title: Almetris Marsh Duren papers
Dates: 1928-1997
Abstract: Files maintained by Almetris Marsh Duren relate to the major University of Texas campus issues faced by African American students from the 1930s to the 1990s.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00553
Extent: 53 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Almetris Marsh Duren was a key figure in University of Texas at Austin life from 1958 through 1981. Known as "Mama Duren" or "Mama D," Duren was a mentor, counselor, adviser and inspiration to young people for four decades. She began her career as a housemother and served as a University student development specialist and adviser in the Dean of Students Office from 1968 through 1981. Duren served as student advisor and house mother for the first African American students at the University of Texas at Austin. She helped establish Project Info, UT Austin's first minority recruitment program, and was founder of the Innervisions Gospel Choir. She also helped recruit minority faculty.

A graduate of Tillotson College, Duren began her influence on the UT Austin campus in 1958, when she got a job as a housemother for black women students in off-campus housing known as the Modified Co-op. Earlier she had worked as a resident hostess at Eliza Dee Hall, a Methodist dorm at Huston-Tillotson, then the only residence hall for Austin's black female college students. In 1968, she joined the staff of the Dean of Students Office, as a counselor and adviser to students and student groups.

Duren made special efforts to help black students overcome feelings of alienation during the 1950s and 1960s as the campus slowly integrated, combining encouragement and mentoring with direct, practical help. Duren assisted students trying to obtain financial aid and housing in a segregated city. Her efforts included feeding hungry young people herself and reaching into her personal savings to provide small loans.

Duren made it her mission to encourage black students to stay in school and complete their degrees. She was the co-author of Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at The University of Texas at Austin. The book is used in the training of University orientation advisers. In 1978, the University presented her the Margaret Berry Award for outstanding contributions to student life. In 1979, UT Austin President Lorene Rogers awarded Duren the Presidential Citation for outstanding service, noting that "in providing the one continuous link in the history of integration at The University of Texas at Austin, Mrs. Duren has been a guiding force for every generation of black students."

Scope and Contents

Files maintained by Duren relate to the major University of Texas campus issues faced by African American students from the 1930s to the 1990s. These issues include UT admissions, housing, and other policies towards African Americans, student organizations and cultural programs, athletics, protests, demonstrations, and minority faculty and staff at UT. Papers consist of manuscript material, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, and artifacts.

Collected newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and correspondence concern African Americans at UT and in the United States at large, affirmative action, the Hopwood decision regarding the admission of minorities into the University of Texas Law School, and minority recruitment at the university.


The papers are arranged roughly into five series:
  • I. Papers
  • II. Photographs
  • III. Oversize material
  • IV. Audiovisual material
  • V. African-American newspapers, 1954-1997
Archivist's note:
A portion of the Duren Papers were filed according to an alphabetical system in which letters were assigned to various subject areas. In the following inventory the subject will appear in parentheses following the letter, such as "E" Files (Sports).
Newspapers accessioned as part of the collection since 1983, such as The Daily Texan, Los Angeles Times, and other readily available volumes, have been reviewed by the archivist for marked articles of interest. Clippings were created and retained.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audiovisual material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

Social security numbers and financial material are restricted to protect confidentiality and privacy.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

Index Terms

Personal Names
Duren, Almetris Marsh
Corporate Names
Huston-Tillotson College
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin. Minority Student Services
University of Texas at Austin. Office of the Dean of Students
African American women
African Americans
College sports
Race relations
School integration
Universities and colleges--Administration
Los Angeles

Related Materials

See also the Almetris Marsh Duren Videotape Collection and the UT Minority Student Services Records, 1971-1978 at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

See also the University of Texas Women's Cooperatives Records, 1936-2003 at the Austin History Center in Austin, Texas

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Material Culture, Newspaper, Texas Collection Library, Sound Archives, and Photograph units.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Almetris Marsh Duren Papers, 1928-1997, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Julia Payne, February 1984.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Hocker, March 2007; Vanessa Attia, February 2014; Colleen Hobbs, October 2019.

Accession Numbers

81-112; 82-066; 82-079; 82-144; 83-329; 83-127; 83-221; 83-280; 84-021; 85-029; 85-060; 86-035; 86-050; 86-167(a); 87-211; 88-293; 89-220; 91-105; 96-122; 96-268; 97-363; 98-076

Detailed Description of the Collection


4A242 [SRH1230025560] "B" File (Austin): file containing primarily newspaper clippings concerning black issues in the Austin area, particularly Austin I.S.D. and Austin city government--black politics and education 1962-1976
Blacks: clippings and memorabilia 1966-1968
"C" File (Civil Rights): newspaper clippings concerning black issues 1971-1977
"D" File (UT housing): newspaper clippings and articles concerning primarily co-ops and dormitories 1959-1975
UT dormitories integrated: official statement, clipping and memo 1964
Housing troubles: newspaper clippings 1959
"E" File (Sports): clippings concerning sports, particularly at UT 1963-1977
4A243 [SRH1230025561] "E" File (Sports): newspaper clippings and articles concerning sports, particularly at UT 1963-1977
"F" Files (UT minority exes): newspaper clippings and articles concerning black Texas Exes, black, ex-students, and black graduate students 1970-1975
"G" Files (National issues, including the U.S. Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, the NAACP, etc.): newspaper concerning social and political events 1963-1977
Lyndon Baines Johnson: press release concerning memorial ceremony 1973
Black leaders: newspaper clippings concerning national black leaders 1970-1973
"I" Files (Student clubs and organizations): newspaper clippings, newsletters, and articles concerning minority student / University relations, and minority student organizations 1965-1976
4A244 [SRH1230025562] "J" Files (UT general materials): newspaper clippings concerning campus issues 1962-1977
Dr. Lorene Rogers: newspaper clippings concerning UT President Rogers 1974-1976
Dr. Stephen Spurr: newspaper clippings concerning the firing of UT President Spurr 1974-1975
Black faculty and staff: papers including correspondence concerning black faculty and staff organization 1973-1974
Harry Ransom 1976
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: newspaper clips and brochures concerning Dr. King, scholarships, and the renaming of Austin's 19th Street 1965-1975
Newsletters: releases from UT News 1970-1976
4A245 [SRH1230025543] The Blacks: booklets listing black students and activities at UT 1970-1975
East bus route: East Austin shuttle route 1971
Black Student Directory and Chicano Student Directory 1972-1977
Texas Cultures Room: The Texas Union: African American Culture Room at the Union and other issues 1969-1975
Student government: particularly elections 1970-1974
"K" File (Texas general materials): clips concerning black state politics and issues 1966-1976
"L" File (Campus speakers): clips and news releases concerning lectures and public talks on black issues 1970-1975
"M" File (Protests): clips concerning student demonstrations 1974-1975
"N" File (Events including conferences, symposia, plays, ceremonies, etc.): clips and brochures concerning special events at UT 1961-1981
4A246 [SRH1230025544] "N" File (Events including conferences, symposia, plays, ceremonies, etc.): clips and announcements concerning special events, conferences, and organization meetings 1961-1981
"P" Files (Ethnic and cultural programs): clips and questionnaire concerning Ethnic Student Services and Ethnic Studies 1972-1975
"S" File (Black Graduate Student Association): booklets 1974
"T" File (Minority faculty and staff): clips and news releases concerning black faculty and staff 1971-1974
Ethnic Student Services and Special Student Services: pamphlets 1972
Orientation: clips and pamphlets 1965-1976
Black Exes: clips, correspondence, and press releases 1976-1979
African American players: Capitol City Argus newspaper and announcement 1972
4A247 [SRH1230025545] Earl Campbell: clips and booklet 1976-1978
Student Government: clips 1972-1978
Black faculty: clips and UT news releases 1976-1979
Track: clips 1979
Johnny "Lam" Jones: clips 1976-1979
Friar Society, clips and literary production 1976-1978
Eldridge Cleaver: clip 1977
Perry-Castaneda Library: clips, news releases, newspaper, booklet 1976-1977
Black Business Association: clip 1978
East Austin Community: clips and commencement programs 1973-1979
Lorene Rogers: clips, releases, and newspapers 1979
Black Graduate Student Association: UT news release 1977
Barbara Smith Conrad: concert programs and clip 1957-1978
Cowboys: clip and news release concerning the Texas Cowboys 1977
Innervisions of Blackness: programs and invitation 1978-1979
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: newsletters, news release, clipping 1975-1978
Delta Sigma Theta: clippings, pamphlet, news release 1972-1978
Alpha Kappa Alpha: clippings and honor roll 1977-1978
Minority organizations: list of organizations 1975-1976
Project PEO and CLEO: Program for Educational Opportunity, Council of Legal Education Opportunity, clips 1969-1973
4A248 [SRH1230025546] Omega Psi Psi 1977-1979
Alpha Phi Alpha 1977-1978
Graduate Minority Recruiter Visitation Program 1976-1977
Outstanding Students 1977-1979
Dr. Melvin P. Sikes 1972-1978
President Kennedy assasination 1977
Ex-Students Association undated
UT and Minority Student Affairs: pamphlets, booklets, clips 1969-1979
Blackprint 1971-1977
Longhorn Luvs 1977
Minority Graduate Students, including black student advisors directory 1974
D/S--Committees, Advisory Council on Student Affairs 1969-1977
Office of Student Financial Aid 1977
UT student government--general 1978
Pi Sigma Pi 1976-1977
Minority student organizations 1974-1979
Orientation packet 1978-1979
Government: clips concerning student, state, and national government 1970-1974
Black Student Union correspondence 1978
UT Sweethearts Association 1973-1978
Minorities: Program for Educational Opportunity 1969-1971
Listing of minority student organizations 1977
Drama at UT 1978
Who's Who selection of students 1977
4A249 [SRH1230025547] Basketball team (male) 1977-1979
Dance groups 1977-1979
Black Student Union 1976-1978
Africa 1969-1977
Afro-Americans for Black Liberation 1963-1976
Football team 1968-1979
Weightlifting club 1977
Black entertainment and entertainers 1967-1978
Black Graduate Association 1976-1978
Basketball team (female) 1976-1979
Goodfellow selection 1971
Thurgood Marshall Society 1978
Baseball team 1977-1979
Mortar Board 1978
Horizons Unlimited 1974-1976
Minority Student Services undated
4A250 [SRH1230025548] Afro-American Culture Committee 1972-1979
Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Coretta Scott King) 1976
Minority Reports 1972-1979
Roots 1977
Programs undated
Law students 1972-1979
Project Info. (orientation), including check stubs and lists, printed material, and correspondence 1967-1975
Larry Jackson: printed material and correspondence 1975-1979
Incognito and UNIT intramural basketball teams: printed material and correspondence 1973-1974
Law Students Symposium: printed material and correspondence 1971
Southeastern Regional Conference on Higher Eduation and Black Professional Employment: printed material and correspondence 1973
Career Conference: printed material and correspondence 1976
Horizons Unlimited Conference: printed material and correspondence 1974-1975
Minorities: printed material and correspondence 1974-1977
Mailing lists 1972-1975
KLRN and KUT-FM 1972-1973
Task Force III 1973-1974
Black publications 1975
Project Info 1974-1980
Society of Ethnic and Special Studies 1979-1980
4A251 [SRH1230025549] Newspaper clippings and correspondence
Baseball 1980-1981
Speakers 1973-1981
Greeks 1981
Services 1981
Events 1979-1981
Demonstrations 1979-1981
Campus racial issues 1981
Black calendar and handbook 1972-1973
Miscellaneous 1972-1981
Employment 1972-1980
Career Advancement Voucher Demonstration Program 1979-1980
UT minority leaders 1980-1981
Printed material
Southwestern Company 1981
Congress of Black Professionals in Higher Education 1972
Mel Sikes Project 1973
Equal Opportunity in Engineering, Annual Report 1973
Questionnaire on existing UT peer programs 1975-1976
Career Decisions, 1980 1979
Correspondence, lists, financial material
Intercollegiate Knights 1978-1981
Newspaper clippings
Track 1980-1981
Football 1978-1981
4A252 [SRH1230025550] Black faculty and staff: news releases 1973-1981
Earl Campbell 1979-1980
Men's basketball 1973-1981
Women's basketball 1980-1981
Johnny "Lam" Jones 1979-1981
Student activities 1978-1981
Chicano issues 1972-1981
UT Board of Regents 1972-1981
Minority recruitment 1974-1981
National Black Alliance 1972
Afro-American players 1974
Black directory 1973-1974
Summer orientation 1972-1975
FMO newspaper report 1971-1974
Orientation undated
Newspapers: full editions and sections 1963-1977
UT Students' Association Challenge (conference) 1963
4A253 [SRH1230025551] Black Student Leaders' Retreat 1973
Black students and administration 1955-1976
Project Information 1970-1981
Ten Most Beautiful 1965-1981
Daily Texan, New Student Edition, some sections 1979
Almetris Duren 1969-1979
Black history on the UT campus: photocopies and clips 1947-1981
Black faculty and staff 1971-1981
Challenge 1966-1970
Civil Rights Symposium 1972-1973
Orientation packet 1969
Career Conference 1976
4A254 [SRH1230025533] Barbara Jordan 1972-1978
Clarksville Project: photocopies and clippings 1976-1981
National black issues 1975-1980
Student government 1969-1980
Afro-American players and other black entertainment 1975-1978
Survival, Orientation 1973-1980
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968-1972
Dr. Spurr 1971-1977
Texas Union 1973
Thurgood Marshall School of Law and the UT Law School 1975-1976
First Black Congress 1972
Sports 1967-1980
Earl Butz 1976
Project Info undated
Civil Rights 1969-1980
Civil Rights Symposium 1972-1975
Graduate School 1976
Black faculty 1975-1978
Faculty Senate 1961-1965
Dr. Henry Bullock 1969-1973
4A255 [SRH1230025534] Special events, particularly Afro-American Culture Committee and Texas Union sponsored 1965-1981
Politics 1974-1981
Racism 1973-1980
H.E.W. 1975-1978
Challenge '70 Conference 1970
Black students 1970-1981
Minority recruitment 1977-1981
Minority and Ethnic Student Services 1974-1980
Conseling Center 1981
The Blacks 1974-1975
United Methodist Church minority program 1973
Afro-Americans for Black Liberation 1969-1981
Cheryl Hawkins undated
Economically disadvantaged students 1971-1977
4A256 [SRH1230025535] Publicity 1976
Sheila B. Campbell, Four for What?: A Theoretical Account of the Socialization of Black Students at the University of Texas at Austin 1978
Minority recruitment 1971-1979
Mexican Americans 1971-1981
Ethnic Studies program 1971-1981
Minority Student Services 1974-1981
Political issues and figures 1971-1981
Career placement 1976
Tutorial Assistance Program, expenditures 1975
Black students handbooks 1970-1975
The University Y 1971-1975
Miscellaneous 1960-1977
Black student quesionnaire 1969-1970
4A257 [SRH1230025552] Relationship between minority students and the UT administration 1972-1981
Ethnic Studies 1972-1974
Black student directory 1976-1977
Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education's Conference on Education and the Black Struggle 1977
Sports 1970-1974
Miscellaneous 1956-1978
Enrollment and recruitment 1969-1974
Project Info 1970-1974
Black History Project undated
Information and University Regulations Concerning Student Residences for Women undated
Innervisions of Blackness 1975-1976
4A258 [SRH1230025536] Women's Cooperative Housing 1966-1967
Urban Co-op 1969
Racism, integration, and discrimination 1970-1973
Editorials 1970-1975
First National Congress of Black Professionals in Higher Education 1972
Ethnic Student Services 1972
Minority Student Orientation 1968-1975
Dean of Students office 1975-1976
Community United Front 1969-1972
Prospectus, Austin Community Project 1975
Black and minority students directory 1970-1978
Black Exes directory 1975
4A259 [SRH1230025537] Minority Student Services 1975-1976
Concerning Children, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health 1977
Huston-Tillotson College 1970-1974
Social events 1965-1974
Sports 1971-1974
Center for Public Schools Ethnic Studies 1976
Miscellaneous 1956-1977
Minority Student Services Peer Counseling Survey undated
Dr. Bullock 1971-1976
HEW Investigations 1963-1975
Busing 1971-1976
4A260 [SRH1230025538] UT Newsletters 1972-1975
NAACP 1972-1975
Religious groups 1959
Medical information 1971-1974
City news 1972-1974
Housing 1958-1975
College life and social life 1972
Exchange of teachers with Huston-Tillotson 1970-1972
Minority reports 1969-1975
Politics 1963-1975
Afro-American players 1974-1976
Community news 1970-1979
Housing 1959-1975
4A261 [SRH1230025539] National politics 1968-1979
Texas Black Conference on Higher Education 1974
Miscellaneous 1964-1979
Student government 1968-1979
Blacks in higher education 1970-1974
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs 1979
Barbara Smith 1957-1978
Admissions 1976
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1976-1977
Arts and sciences 1970-1977
Entertainment and the Texas Union 1960-1976
Integration 1960-1976
Organizations 1972-1976
Students 1964-1978
NAACP 1974-1977
Minority graduate and law students 1975-1976
4A262 [SRH1230025540] Omicron Delta Kappa 1981
Students 1960-1979
UNIT 1979
Afro-American Committee 1974-1981
Black student directory 1974-1981
Michael D. Hurd 1978
Black politics and politicians 1975-1977
Minority Student Services 1980-1981
Community groups, East Austin 1972-1978
Black community groups, statewide 1974
Chancellor Harry Ransom 1970-1976
Women 1975-1976
Texas Exes 1970-1980
School finances 1977
Charles Miles 1960
Housing survey, Austin--"Where Black Students Live" 1971
Aging 1978-1981
Stephen Spurr 1974
Black faculty 1975-1981
LBJ Library 1971
Charles Pace 1977
4A263 [SRH1230025541] Student demonstrations 1963-1979
YWCA 1965-1976
Gutenberg Bible 1978
Student Honor Society 1970-1981
Career 1975-1977
Minority students 1971-1976
Sports 1975-1978
Huston-Tillotson College 1977-1978
Career workshops 1976-1977
Athletes and athletic programs 1972-1981
Arts and sciences 1970
Dr. Stephen Spurr 1970-1974
4A264 [SRH1230025542] Student newspaper 1967-1981
Commencement programs 1959-1981
Heman M. Sweatt 1950-1974
Photocopies of Sweatt v. Painter, et al.
Orientation 1980-1981
Counseling Center tape line 1978
George Davis undated
Barbara Smith 1957-1958
Messages, newsletter of Minority Student Services 1970-1981
Child care 1969-1973
Programs 1963-1977
4A265 [SRH1230025523] Miscellaneous 1963-1981
Women 1973-1978
Miscellaneous 1969-1981
Orientation packet 1974-1975
Minority staff recruitment 1973-1975
Engineering Department 1974-1976
4A266 [SRH1230025524] "Social Work Education for Economically Disadvantaged Groups in Texas," Graduate School of Social Work, UT Austin 1973
COFO volunteers 1964
Law 1975-1977
TIME (The Improvement of Minority Education) 1972
Innervisions of Blackness choir 1959-1981
City of Austin affirmative action plan undated
Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, program information and application procedures 1979
The relationship between geographical location and academic success, Action Report 1977
Achievement Scholarship Program evaluation, Nancy Dittmar and William A. Bryan 1975
The Blacks (Black student directory) 1970-1975
College of Natural Sciences, Faculty Advisor's Handbook 1979
"Race in America," Christianity and Crisis, v. 2, n. 9 1961
4A267 [SRH1230025525] Black student directory (proofs) 1971-1973
Child and Family Service 1977-1981
Aging 1978-1981
Minority graduate students 1974-1980
Black literature, book lists 1969
Psychology Department 1972
Party centers undated
Ethnic and Minority Studies 1977
Black speakers undated
Student Advisory Committee 1975
Putting the Pieces Together: Minority Student Services Survival Handbook 1980
Miscellaneous 1976-1979
4A268 [SRH1230025526] Office of the Dean of Students 1974-1976
Ethnic Groups and Projects 1971-1972
Office of the Dean of Students, Administrative Staff Meetings 1976
Directory, Division of Student Affairs 1975-1976
Students 1968-1977
Faculty adviser referral list 1971
Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings 1957-1981
Miscellaneous printed material 1963-1981
4A269 [SRH1230025527] Student government officers 1974
Blacks 1970-1972
Major black publications undated
Cooperative housing 1970
Innervisions of Blackness 1976-1977
Orientation advisers undated
Plays 1970
General information 1969-1970
National Association of Women Deans and Counselors 1969-1971
Black Business Association 1975
Black UT Exes 1976
Coalition of Minority Organizations 1980-1981
Black fraternities and sororities 1973
Black and Chicano Leadership Retreat 1974-1978
Minority Student Services volunteer program 1980
Busing and integration 1968-1980
Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings 1965-1979
Miscellaneous printed material 1963-1980
4A270 [SRH1230025338] Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, primarily protests and demonstrations 1963-1981
Student zoning 1969
Black Student Survey undated
Alpha Kappa Alpha 1959-1971
Alpha Phi Alpha 1960-1981
The Blacks, annual report 1973-1974
Lyndon B. Johnson Library Symposium 1972-1980
Health pamphlets 1980
Black issues at UT 1972
The Blacks 1970-1975
Afro-American Studies Room 1970-1974
4A271 [SRH1230025339] Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings: primarily campus issues appearing in the Daily Texan and some African American newspapers 1956-1981
4A272 [SRH1230025340] Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings: primarily campus issues appearing in the Daily Texan and some African American newspapers 1956-1981
4A273 [SRH1230025341] Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings: primarily campus issues appearing in the Daily Texan and some African American newspapers 1956-1981
General Protest Account 1969
Afro-American Culture Committee 1970-1971
Minority Student Services 1978-1981
Centennial Committees, UT 1981
Minority Student Services: apartment dwellers material 1981
HEW Report, Orientation Survey, and Black Report 1973-1975
Survival Orientation, and Black faculty and staff 1968-1973
4A274 [SRH1230025342] Friar's Society recruiting 1979
Black Health Professions Organization 1975-1976
Housing workshop 1978
Black faculty and staff 1974-1980
Reports and surveys 1974-1979
Ethnic Studies 1973-1980
Faculty, staff, and administration 1969-1972
Programs, symposia, and conferences 1972-1980
Admissions and recruitment 1971-1980
Minority student academics 1978-1980
Financial aid, scholarships, and funds 1977-1980
Organizations 1971-1980
Housing undated
Austin, Texas, and national: general 1977-1980
Ethnic Affairs 1969-1973
Minorities and problems 1969-1981
"Staff Evaluation: Deal or Plan?" 1975
Script for slide show "Overcoming--A History of Black Integration at the University of Texas" undated
Afro-American Culture Room 1970-1981
4A275 [SRH1230025343] Organizations 1975-1980
Centennial Planning Committee 1980-1981
Greek life 1959-1981
UNIT 1973-1977
Black history 1972-1978
UNIT meetings 1971-1977
YWCA 1958-1965
Minority Student Services 1979-1981
Coalition of Minority Organizations (COMO) 1980-1981
COMO Fall 1980
COMO January 28, 1981
4A276 [SRH1230025344] COMO
Admissions and Recruitment Committe 1979-1980
General 1970-1981
Meeting with Minority Student Services Office and President Flawn 1979
Minute 1980
Articles and correspondence 1979-1980
LULAC and Ruben Bonilla 1980
Faculty and staff recruitment 1978-1980
Correspondence with Flawn and Brown 1979-1980
Newspaper clips 1975-1980
College caucuses 1980
Materials mailed to outside agencies 1980
Academic letters 1980-1981
Financial aid 1979-1980
Academic Concerns Committee 1980
4A277 [SRH1230025345] Bakke Case 1977-1978
Sweatt Case, and other student issues 1947-1948
Dr. Ervin Perry 1964-1979
Minority faculty and staff recruitment 1974
Women and education 1973
HEW: letter and materials on minority recruitment 1975
Child care (AAC) 1974
Council on Women and Minorities 1974-1976
Equal Opportunity Office 1973-1974
Women's Studies and sex education 1973-1974
Student Assistants: work schedules undated
Graduate students 1973-1974
4A278 [SRH1230025346] Tutoring 1973
Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 1975-1989
College of Engineering, UT Austin 1975-1977
Jobs placement 1976
National issues concerning blacks 1973-1979
Barbara Jordan 1969-1980
Miscellaneous printed material 1968-1981
Scholarships 1978
Career Conference 1978
Civil Rights 1970-1979
Exten-A-Care child care program 1980-1981
Miscellaneous newspaper clips 1957-1975
4A279 [SRH1230025347] Eleven Demands and Black Campus Issues 1970-1978
Project Info 1970-1981
Drugs 1971-1978
Women 1974-1975
Conferences material: primarily printed material 1961-1980
4A280 [SRH1230025348] Conferences material: primarily printed material 1961-1980
4A281 [SRH1230025349] Conferences material: primarily printed material 1961-1980
Women's Co-Op Handbooks 1945-1981
Women's cooperative residences 1937-1979
Printed material, correspondence, handbooks, and typescripts
Coordinator handbooks 1977-1979
Co-op histories 1937-1971
Building Program for Co-ops 1950-1952
4A282 [SRH1230025350] Women's cooperative residences 1937-1979
Pearce Co-op property correspondence 1954-1958
Jack and Katherine Pearce Education Foundation 1952-1962
Cooperatives--general 1937-1979
Student opinions and evaluation 1936-1938
Forms 1937-1938
Financial statements 1936-1937
Correspondence of Dorothy Gebauer, Dean of Women 1936-1949
Accepted applications for Unit I 1937-1938
Accepted applications for Unit II 1937-1938
Old and cancelled applications 1938-1939
UT Co-op News 1938
Cancelled and incomplete applications 1937
Applications of residents 1936-1937
Printed material 1965-1981
4A283 [SRH1230025351] Integration trial material 1961-1963
Housing Orientation Program 1976
Integration of housing 1959-1981
Housing and food service 1976-1979
Cooperative housing 1963-1977
Desegregation material 1959-1965
Residence hall suggestions 1961
Housing 1966-1971
Housing constitution and pamphlets 1956-1959
Housing correspondence 1953-1962
Housing newsletters and reports 1957-1961
Inter Co-op Council meetings minutes 1952-1962
4A284 [SRH1230025352] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A285 [SRH1230025353] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A286 [SRH1230025354] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A287 [SRH1230025355] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A288 [SRH1230025356] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A289 [SRH1230025357] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A290 [SRH1230025358] Miscellaneous printed material 1951-1981
4A291 [SRH1230025359] Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clips 1959-1981
4A292 [SRH1230025360] Student Directories 1969-1979
4A293 [SRH1230025361] Student Directories 1969-1979
Degrees conferred, UT Austin 1951-1980
Commencement programs, UT Austin 1957-1979
4A294 [SRH1230025362] Commencement programs, UT Austin 1957-1979
Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clips 1969-1975
Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at The University of Texas at Austin material 1976-1981
National Student Business League scholarship 1980
Centennial Planning Committee 1979
Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Distinguished Service Award 1980
Roast / toast to "Mama" Almetris Duren 1980
4A295 [SRH1230025363] Lyndon B. Johnson commemorative stamp 1973
President's Excellence Award 1979-1980
Margaret C. Berry Award 1978
Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at The University of Texas at Austin material 1976-1981
Postcards 1960-1981
Personal papers and notes 1955-1981
Task force, Achievement Scholarship 1974-1977
"A" file, Achievement Scholarships
Scholarships 1970-1973
4A296 [SRH1230025364] Students' papers 1970-1981
National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Couselors 1972-1974
Building plans: dorms and co-ops 1944-1970
Letters concerning co-ops 1951-1963
Quadrangle housing 1951-1956
Drug abuse resource kit 1965-1972
4A297 [SRH1230025365] Furniture and equipment for quadrangle co-ops 1939-1975
Correspondence 1972-1981
Minority students--general 1962-1981
UT News, UT News and Information Service 1972-1981
4A298 [SRH1230025366] Notes on racism undated
Afro-American Culture Room 1970-1971
Black History at UT project undated
Program for Educational Opportunity 1968-1974
"A" File: material concerning financial aid 1967-1976
Negro housing policies 1955-1960
4A298 [SRH1230025366] Project Info 1977
Minority students--general 1961-1981
Staff presentation 1979-1981
National and Texas Association of Women Deans and Counselors 1970-1980
Coordinators Workshop Handbook 1981
4A299 [SRH1230025371] Brochures 1972-1976
Innervisions of Blackness Choir 1977-1981
Centennial Planning Committee, Report to the President 1979-1981
Office of the Dean of Students 1972-1976
University of Texas YMCA and YWCA 1960-1962
Office of the Dean of Students survey 1978-1979
Workshop and conference packets 1970-1974
Aging 1976-1980
4A300 [SRH1230025370] Miscellaneous printed material 1958-1981
Miscellaneous UT material 1964-1981
Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clips 1961-1981
Notes and miscellaneous material 1980
Black Student Directory 1974-1975
2.325/M79a [SRH1230001770] F.M.O.: To Be Young, Gifted, and Black newspaper Oct. 1971
The Griot: Newspaper of Black Students at the University of Texas at Austin April-May 1987
Newspaper clippings
James Farmer, Barbara Conrad
Pamphlets, programs, newsletters, campaign literature
Gerontology Newsletter, UT Austin 1986-1987
Booklets, programs
Olympics, Los Angeles 1984
Publications, pamphlets, flyers
UT Black Directory
UT publications, pamphlets, press releases
4A241 Photographs
Slide show: "Mama Duren Overcoming" (minority focus)
4A301 [SRH1230025369] Slide show: "Mama Duren Overcoming" (minority focus)
Innervision of Blackness slides 1972-1976
Andrew Young slides 1980
General slides 1968-1980
Identified portraits and groups 1950-1976
Unidentified portaits, groups, and places undated
Negatives 1977
2.325/D16b Oversize Material
Scrapbooks 1966-1980
UNIT 1979-1980
2.325/D17a Broadsides and posters, including laminated photos and newspaper articles 1959-1980
2.325/D8b [SRH1230000656] Broadsides and posters
2.325/OD6 Posters
Olympics poster, 1984
"In Celebration of Work" poster, KAZI 88.7 FM, circa 1983
2.325/D17a Housing cooperatives map and floor plans undated
2.325/D17b Newspapers and newspaper articles 1970-1981
Photographs and metal printing sheets 1974-1975
Black Student Directory, Faculty and Administrative Listing 1974-1975
Certificate of Appreciation, Minority Student Service Layout 1976-1977
2.325/D21a Scrapbook undated
Scrapbook 1958-1965
Almetris Co-op Scrapbook 1962-1969
Broadsides undated
2.325/D21b "Comical" map of U.T. Austin undated
Movie poster, "Stir Crazy" undated
Minority Student Services undated
2.325/M101 [SRH1230001791] Wedding announcements and invitations 1954-1982
2.325/M102 [SRH1230001792] Graduation announcements 1962-1980
Invitations 1963-1981
Innervision of Blackness and Blackness in Movement 1974-1977, undated
Photographs 1952-1982
2.325/M103 [SRH1230001793] Photographs 1952-1982
2.325/M104 [SRH1230001794] Letters and cards 1959-1981
2.325/M105 [SRH1230001795] Correspondence concerning Duren's book, Overcoming… 1979-1980
Printed material (contains card outlining procedures for stand-in and picketing) 1966-1982
Programs 1959-1981
Notes 1977-1981, undated
Innervisions of Blackness 1976-1981
Margaret Berry Award 1978
Student organizations 1975
U.T. Austin 1961-1982
2.325/M106 [SRH1230001796] Job description and Minority Student Services 1971-1980
Brenda Ellis 1978, undated
Arlease Reynolds' student nursing papers 1967
Housing material 1961-1981
Cooperative housing 1961-1981
Housing Co-op Coordinator's Council 1963-1967
Co-op workshop booklet 1980
Memorabilia and miscellaneous 1969-1974, undated
2.325/M107 [SRH1230001797] Newspapers and newspaper clippings 1966-1981
Guest book 1965
Scrapbook undated
3R137 [SRH1230019327] Black faculty and staff material 1974-1980
UT printed material 1954-1982
Newspapers and newspaper clippings 1951, 1980-1982
Huston-Tillotson College material 1953-1959
Student organizations and activities 1955, 1981-1982
Printed material 1954-1958, 1980-1982
Correspondence, invitations, cards, and memorabilia 1954-1982
3R138 [SRH1230019328] Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clippings 1982
Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clippings 1977-1982
Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clippings 1980-1982
3R139 [SRH1230019329] Greeting cards and memorabilia 1963-1981
Dean of Students Office papers 1972-1982
Minority Student Services material 1979-1982
University of Texas printed material 1957-1982
Miscellaneous printed material 1956-1982
3R140 [SRH1230019330] Housing material
Almetris Co-op financial papers 1958-1966
General 1954-1982
3R141 [SRH1230019331] General 1954-1982
UT students material 1958-1980
Correspondence and invitations 1952-1982
ACORN newsletters 1977-1978
Huston-Tillotson College material 1955-1967
Student organizations 1976-1982
3R142 [SRH1230019332] Pamphlets, bulletins, and booklets 1950-1960
Sunday school textbooks (used at Almetris Co-op; residents were barred from area churches) 1957-1958
Hymnals 1928, undated
3R143 [SRH1230019333] Magazines 1979-1982
Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clippings 1965-1982
Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clippings 1982
3R144a [SRH1230019334] Miscellaneous newspapers and newspaper clippings 1980-1982
3R144b UNIT 76 1976-1981
Black UT Students and Exes 1966-1976
3R145 [SRH1230019335] "White-on-white encounter," UT material 1972-1974
"Heralded and unheralded black women, their organizations, and their influences in the State of Oklahoma," Langston University proposal 1980
Broadsides 1982-1983
Magazines 1979-1982
NAACP printed materials 1953-1954, 1982
Newspapers and newspaper clippings 1982-1983
UT entering graduate student packet 1982-1983
Correspondence and miscellaneous material 1954-1983
3R146 [SRH1230019336] Miscellaneous plaques and scrapbooks circa 1970-circa 1979
3R266 [SRH1230019703] Black U.T. Alumni Reunion
General material, 1983
Registration forms, 1983
Correspondence 1980-1983
Student organizations material 1968-1983
Miscellaneous printed materials 1981-1983
U.T. printed material 1982-1983
Newspaper clippings
National minority issues 1983
Texas minority issues 1983
Miscellaneous 1983
3U1 [SRH1230029973] Housing material 1958-1959
Minority students directories 1974-1979
Student orientation material 1973-1975
UT students material 1977-1980
Newspapers and newspaper clippings 1983
UT Centennial material 1983
Sororities and fraternities material 1976-1982
Minority Student Services material 1979-1980
Dean of Students Office material 1975-1979
Dean of Student Office material 1977-1980
UT faculty and staff material undated
3U2 [SRH1230029974] UT Centennial material 1983
Minority Student Services material 1976-1980
Newspapers and newspaper clippings 1983
Black Centennial Action Committee/UT Black Alumni Reunion material 1982-1983
Centennial Planning Committee material 1979-1983
3U3 [SRH1230029975] Minority affairs material 1977-1983
Horizons Unlimited material 1974
Miscellaneous printed material 1969-1983
Ethnic Student Services: Tutorial Assistance Program handbook 1973-1974
Miscellaneous materials (contains "clasped hands" cards) 1957, 1972-1982
UT Exes' literary productions 1982
3R267 [SRH1230019684] Handbills and ephemera 1983
Newspapers and newspaper clippings
Miscellaneous printed materials 1982-1983
UT printed materials 1983
Postcards 1983
1986-1987 accessions
2.325/C12 [SRH1230000460] Professional, 1954-1997
Teaching material, general, 1954-1983, undated
Duren's teaching material, lesson plans, and diary 1954, undated
Assignment completed for Duren's course 213 by Johnnie M. Tyson circa 1950-1959
Pamphlets on teaching and working with children circa 1960
Printed teaching materials, pamphlets, brochures 1957-1976
Child and family service, Austin, TX 1979-1980
"About Women" – Women's organizations, handouts and circulars 1973, undated
New York City collected pamphlets and circulars 1983
2.325/C10 [SRH1230000458] University of Texas 1958-1997
Office of the Dean of Students records 1969-1981, undated
Social service skit scripts undated
Peer advisor – health professions
Office news
Extra-departmental 1969-1970
Student admissions 1970s
University Council meeting reports 1974-1979
Dean of Students memoranda, agendas, and notes
Duren's retirement from UT 1981
Correspondence 1962-1988
UT correspondence and printed material 1962, 1977, 1995
Personal and professional correspondence (incoming) 1976-1995
Notes and messages left for Duren 1979, undated
Notes from students and others
Notes and letters from students regarding graduation, births, marriages, etc circa 1970-circa 1979, undated
Notes from faculty, staff, and students to Duren undated
Professional correspondence, The Cactus yearbook 1981
Professional correspondence, Austin, TX 1982-1983
2.325/C11 [SRH1230000459] UT newsletters, event invitations, and correspondence 1983, 1995-1996
UT correspondence regarding Heman Sweatt symposium 1988
UT newsletters and brochures (Gerontology, Education) 1986-1988
Student groups and services 1958-1986
UT Swing-Out program 1958
Photographs and negatives circa 1970-circa 1979, 1985, undated
Duren, students in class, speakers at conference/job fair settings, Minority Student Services staff circa 1970-circa 1979
Students on campus and around Austin, student portraits [3 sets] undated circa 1970s and 1976
Dorothy L. Gebauer Student Services Building dedication 1985
UT minority student groups' flyers, correspondence, and financial records 1970-1979, undated
"The Blacks" and Minority Student Services 1972-1976
Minority Student Services annual report 1974-1975
Innervisions of Blackness programs, 1975-1988 1975-1988
Black Exes Directory 1975
UT exceptional student nominations (Omicron Delta Kappa) 1978
University of Texas publications, newsletters, and programs regarding black and minority students
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) summer program 1985
2.325/E458c [SRH1230000875] Residence Hall Floor Space Report (Y.O.U.) June 2 and 7, 1985
Conditions Governing Access
2.325/C11 [SRH1230000459] Staff orientation, training documents, calendars and agendas
Student participant handouts, brochures, pamphlets, programs, invitations, and thank-you letters to Duren
Y.O.U. student election flyers, letters, handouts circa 1985
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week materials 1986, undated
YMCA and YWCA members' records 1952-1965
UT YWCA board of directors 1961-1966
Extend-a-Care, Inc. board minutes and brochures 1981
UT Retired Faculty-Staff Association 1983-1988, 1994
Black professional organization publications
2.325/C10 [SRH1230000458] Housing and integration 1959-1968
UT memoranda for resident supervisors 1959, 1963, 1965
UT student housing and integration 1957-1959
UT off-campus housing and racial integration 1964-1965
Administrative policies, housing September 1965
Austin housing ordinance 1968
2.325/C12 [SRH1230000460] Collected newspapers and clippings 1963-1997
Daily Texan clippings re: African American students 1963-1967, 1995-1996
Newspaper clippings regarding black women at UT 1964, 1975, 1983
Newspaper clippings
2.325/C13 [SRH1230000461] Collected newspapers 1995-1997
2.325/C12 [SRH1230000460] Personal 1950-1996
Huston-Tillotson College 1950-1996
Samuel Huston-Tillotson College ephemera 1950-1956, 1995-1996
Duren's student papers [includes report with pictures of a women's Sunday School group formed at Huston-Tillotson] 1956-1957
Personal notes and collected ephemera 1952-1980, undated
Methodist/Christian pamphlets and brochures 1954, 1965, 1993-1995
Manual Training High School (Muskogee, Oklahoma) class of 1938 reunion program 1958
Home economics student work 1994
Duren's students' work [?] 1995
Collected recipes 1983, undated
Retirement (Los Angeles) 1977-1996
Los Angeles African-American periodicals and other ephemera 1977-1995
Olympics 1984
Opening ceremony
Volunteer staff after-party
Postcards, nametags, programs, patches, flyers, and other Olympics ephemera
Los Angeles primary and special municipal elections (candidate and polling materials) 1984
Holman United Methodist Church (Los Angeles) 1986-1996, undated
California political ephemera and personal correspondence 1988
Beverley Hills High School – Horatio Alger Day


3S19 [SRH1230027697] 2 photographic prints of individuals
Negatives of UT staff – 3 rolls, 13 strips
16 color photographs of New York City and March on Washington 1983
Slides for Black Studies from the Government Department
3S29 [SRH1230027710] 39 photographs of portraits and groups, unidentified undated
24 photographs of portraits and groups, identified 1954-1979, undated
11 color photographs of a "Sweet Sixteen" party [removed from letter from Alnita Dunn dated January 21, 1983]
8 color photographs, unidentified undated
4 color photographs, identified
3S29 [SRH1230027710] Three photographs of Shawntel Broadus, 1981
One photograph of Stacy Garrett, 1981
3S29 [SRH1230027710] Unidentified photographs
Identified photographs
3S29 [SRH1230027710] Vivian Hill undated
Eunice Jackson and date undated
Orientation group, UT undated
Juneteenth picnic 1977
Diane C. Jackson undated
Carolyn T. Jones 1962
Carolyn Ratcliff undated
Robert Earl Stevens, III (baby) undated
Alison Rebecca Sands 1981
Valonececia Marie Tolbert (baby) 1979
Jim Smith, Jr. undated
Dora Criss and son undated
Kevin and Garrett Roberts 1965
3S140 [SRH1230029555] Oversized photographs
Photograph of woman receiving hood at graduation ceremonies, undated
Photograph of baby boy crawling on carpeted floor
Computer-generated illustration of a portrait, labeled "Pat,"undated

Oversized documents

2.325/OD17 Posters and broadsides
"Fashion '83, Loving the Style in Me," Texas Union Programming Committees, 1983
Minority Student Services, fifth annual career conference, Dean of Students Office, undated
"The Role of the Educated Black in Contemporary Society," talk by William Raspberry, Texas Union Programming Committees, 1983
"Our Past: The Key to Our Survival," Black History Month, Texas Union Programming Committees, 1983
"Get Involved" UT project information, undated
"Roger Campbell for Daily Texas Editor,"1983
"Why Equality?" talk by William Darity and John Warfield, the Liberal Arts Council, undated
Sweet Honey in the Rock concert poster, 1983
Framed poem entitled "Almetris," by Rene Gonzalez, Iola Taylor, and Beverly Tucker, undated
Autograph party for Almetris Duren and her book Overcoming…, undated
Innervisions of Blackness spring concert, 1982
"The New South: A Forum," Texas Union Distinguished Lecture Series, undated
"Welcome back, Mama Duren…" hand-drawn poster, undated
"Good-bye, Mama Duren…" hand-drawn poster, undated
Ledger with list of co-op [?] residents and financial/activities listings, undated
2.325/OD6 "One Nation Under a Groove," Black Student Union (BSU) event poster undated
UT campus map, Hemphill's bookstore undated circa 1970
Cactus yearbook poster 1987
UT shuttle bus map 1987
Great Kings of Africa Budweiser posters circa 1980-circa 1989

Audiovisual material

2.325/AAA64.1 [SRH1230002971] Videocassette of news spots 1973
Cassette tape of Jesse Jackson's speech 1973
Innervisions of Blackness Choir reel-to-reel tape 1975
Record albums
2.325/R100 [SRH1230003175] Porgy and Bess, Cleveland Orchestra (with Barbara Conrad). London; OSA-13116. [3 album set] 1976
Favorite Sacred Songs. Edna Gustafson. Austin Custom Records; CAM-33-64140 undated
Marion Downs Sings. Marion Downs. Austin Custom Records; CS-33-6201-2 undated
Like a Ripple on a Pond. Nikki Giovanni. Niktom Records; NK4200 1973
2.325/C4 [SRH1230000451] Videocassette tape (VHS), "At the White House," Floyd Miles, II. December 14, 1983
2.325/B114a [SRH1230000412] Audiocassette tape, "MLK – AT HOLMAN – 2 sides" 1968

African-American newspapers, 1954-1997

2.325/N36a [SRH1230001958] Austin, Texas
Huston-Tillotson Ramshorn, Commencement edition, vol. V, no. IV, May 1957
The Shiloh: Voice of the Best School in Austin, vol. 8, no. 5 April 26, 1968
F.M.O., vol. 1, no. 2, October 1971
Blackprint, vol. 1, no. 2, March-April 1975
The Capital City Argus:
Vol. 19, no. 38, Friday, September 18, 1981
Vol. 19, no. 39, Friday, September 25, 1981
Vol. 24, no. 36, June 6, 1986
The Griot, April-May 1987
The Texas Achiever, vol. 5, Friday, June 17, 1988
The Villager:
Vol. 9, no. 19 September 25, 1981
Vol. 9, no. 20 October 2, 1981
Vol. 13, no. 49 April 11, 1986
Vol. 13, no. 50 April 18, 1986
Vol. 14, no. 6 June 13, 1986
Vol. 14, no. 8 June 27, 1986
Vol. 14, no. 9 July 4, 1986
Vol. 14, no. 10 July 11, 1986
Vol. 15, no. 6 June 12, 1987
Vol. 15, no. 17 August 28, 1987
Vol. 15, no. 36 January 8, 1988
Vol. 17, no. 49 April 20, 1990
NOKOA: The Observer:
Vol. 2, no. 29 July 22-28, 1988
Vol. 4, no. 15 April 13-19, 1990
Vol. 4, no. 17 April 27 – May 3, 1990
Boston, Massachusetts
Bay State Banner Thursday, February 22, 1968
Dallas, Texas
The Post Tribune Saturday, September 8, 1962
The Dallas Post Tribune, Vol. 50, no. 46 November 14-20, 1996
The Dallas Examiner, Vol. 10, no. 44 Thursday, November 21, 1996
Los Angeles, California
The United Methodist Reporter: Holman Bellringer edition, Holman United Methodist 1984, 1986-1988, 1993-1997
Wave Newspapers, Los Angeles 1996
Muskogee, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Independent
Vol. 25, no. 44, Friday January 29, 1954
Vol. 29, no. 8 Friday, March 1, 1957
Vol., 29, no. 10 Friday, March 22, 1957
Vol. 30, no. 22 Friday, June 6, 1958
Vol. 30, no. 25 Friday, June 27, 1958
Muskogee-Herald (formerly The Oklahoma Independent)
Vol. 1, no. 2 Saturday, October 31, 1964
Vol. 1, no. 3 Saturday, November 7, 1964
Muskogee Daily Phoenix, p. 9 Wednesday, August 30, 1967
2.325/B79 [SRH1230000391] Newspapers (unprocessed)
2.325/B80 [SRH1230000392] Newspapers (unprocessed)
2.325/K1 [SRH1230001459] Newspapers (unprocessed)
2.325/K2 [SRH1230001469] Newspapers (unprocessed)
2.325/C25 [SRH1230000472] Newspapers (unprocessed)