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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

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Index Terms

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ruth Alice Allen Papers, 1943-1946, 1971, 1973



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Allen, Ruth Alice, 1889-1979
Title: Ruth Alice Allen papers
Dates: 1943-1946, 1971, 1973
Abstract: Some materials relate to the 1944 firing of University of Texas president Homer P. Rainey by the board of regents, the ensuing actions of the faculty, and the issue of academic freedom. One group of papers consists of academic research notes and drafts of literary productions on Thomas A. Hickey and the history of labor and socialism in Texas by Ruth A. Allen. One item includes a 1973 profile of University of Texas regent Edward A. Clark and a speech by Clark on the University of Texas.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00722
Extent: 9 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ruth Alice Allen (1889-1979) was born in Cameron, Texas, and earned both bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago. She returned to UT where she held a professorship in economics from 1923 to 1959. Allen authored several books on the history of labor, particularly in Texas. Two of her significant works were The Role of Women in the Production of Cotton and East Texas Lumber Workers, both fact-based socioeconomic surveys of those Texas industries.

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Scope and Contents

Some materials relate to the 1944 firing of University of Texas president Homer P. Rainey by the board of regents, the ensuing actions of the faculty, and the issue of academic freedom. One group of papers consists of academic research notes and drafts of literary productions on Thomas A. Hickey and the history of labor and socialism in Texas by Ruth A. Allen. One item includes a 1973 profile of University of Texas regent Edward A. Clark and a speech by Clark on the University of Texas. Photographs depict houses of African American cotton pickers in Texas in the 1920's. Papers organized into three series by office of origin: 1. University of Texas Faculty; 2. University of Texas Faculty Committee on Principles Essential to University Administration (Committee of Eleven); and 3. Ruth Alice Allen, Professor of Economics. Subseries organized by type of material arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Allen, Ruth Alice, 1889-1979
Clark, Edward, 1906-1992
Hickey, Thomas A., 1869-1925
Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896-
Corporate Names
University of Texas.
University of Texas. Faculty Committee of Eleven
University of Texas. Faculty Committee on Principles Essential to University Administration
Subjects
Academic freedom
African Americans--Housing
Immigrants
Industries
Labor
Population
Socialism
Universities and colleges--Administration
Universities and colleges--Faculty
University autonomy
Places
Texas
Document Types
Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Alice Allen Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3G205 [SRH1230016040] University of Texas Faculty, minutes, 1944-1946
University of Texas Faculty committee on Principles Essential to University Administration (Committee of Eleven)
Correspondence, November 7-December 23, 1944
Minutes, October 19-December 13, 1944
Committee reports, statements, motions, and resolutions, 1944-1945
Questionnaire (Main University faculty), December 14, 1944
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3L382 [SRH1230018375] Questionnaire (Main University faculty), December 14, 1944
Questionnaire (Medical Branch, Galveston faculty), January 10, 1945
Rainey controversy miscellany
Ruth Alice Allen, professor of economics
Literary efforts
Population and labor supply in Texas, research notes and draft, undated
Industries in Texas, research notes and draft, undated
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3E278 [SRH1230015818] Immigration into Texas, research notes and draft, undated
Thomas A. Hickey and socialism in Texas, 1890-1925, drafts and notes, undated
Socialism in Texas, 1890-1925, drafts and notes, undated
Edward A. Clark, profile and speech, 1973
Certificates, 1971, 1973
Notes and letter, undated
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3Y551 Photographs, 1929, 1971, 1973, undated

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