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Collection Summary

Historical Background

Contents of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the J. Chrys Dougherty Papers on Tidelands Litigation,



Collection Summary

Creator: Dougherty, John Chrystosom III (J. Chrys), 1915-2014
Title: J. Chrys Dougherty Papers on Tidelands Litigation
Dates: 1945-1957
Abstract: This collection contains case files and related materials in the group of cases known collectively as the "Submerged Lands" or "Tidelands" cases, dealing with state and federal rights to mineral resources in submerged offshore lands. The cases include U.S. v. Texas, U.S. v. California, and U.S. v. Louisiana.
Identification: 00009
Size: 3.5 linear ft. (17 volumes)
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

J. Chrys Dougherty, of the law firm of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, served as an assistant attorney general of Texas during the Tidelands litigation and delivered oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Contents of the Collection

Briefs, motions, orders, transcripts of oral arguments, and decisions in the group of cases known collectively as the "Submerged Lands" or "Tidelands" cases, regarding the respective rights of states and the U.S. government over mineral and other rights in submerged offshore lands. These cases included U.S. v. Texas, U.S. v. California, and U.S. v. Louisiana. Also included are law review articles, political propaganda, legal memoranda, transcripts of congressional hearings, and briefs of other cases relating to the Tidelands cases and the legal issues it raised. Several of the items include folding maps. Among the unique materials in the set are the handwritten notes used by J. Chrys Dougherty for his oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas. The materials were collected by J. Chrys Dougherty.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.

Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.

Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dougherty, John Chrystosom III (J. Chrys), 1915-2014
Subjects (Organizations)
Subjects
Offshore gas industry--Law and legislation--United States.
Offshore oil industry--Law and legislation--United States.
Places
California.
Louisiana.
Texas.

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Related Materials

See also J. Chrys Dougherty III papers, 1953-1978, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Chrys Dougherty Papers on Tidelands Litigation, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Information of acquisition method not available.

Processing Information

Processing information not available.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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L37 United States v. Texas: Briefs, Orders, Opinion and Decree (Vol. 1). Includes folding maps and summary of opinions of jurists and publicists regarding submerged land, ownership, and sovereignty, 1948-1950
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L38 United States v. California (Vol. 2). Includes maps and summary of alleged grants of interests in subrmerged lands regarding other U.S. States, 1945-1947
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L39 United States v. Louisiana (Vol. 3). Includes comparison of this case to United States v. California, 1948-1950
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L40 United States v. Louisiana, United States v. Texas: Oral Arguments and Notes of Counsel (Vol. 4). Includes "Outline of Arguments, U.S. v. Texas 4/7/50", typescript, 1949-1950
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L41 Amaya vs. Hewit & Doughtery: Royal Mining Ordinance, Vallarta-Milmo Case, Batture Memorandum (Vol. 5). Includes "Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law," 1950
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L42 Tidelands Propaganda Pamphlets; Congressional Digest (Vol. 6). Includes folding maps, The "Tidelands" Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and pamphlets published by: Texas State Teachers Association and the National Association of Attorneys General Submerged Land Committee, 1948
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L43 Law Review Articles Dealing With Submerged Lands. Artillery Through the Ages. History of Texas Public Domain. (Vol. 7). Includes Law Reviews, 1940-1951
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L44 Sun Oil Company v. Humble Oil & Refining Co. (Vol. 8). Includes folding maps and charts, 1951
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L45 Submerged Land Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act With Legislative History (Vol. 9), 1951
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L46 Alabama v. Texas, Rhode Island v. Louisiana (Vol. 10), 1953
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L47 Submerged Lands: United States vs. State of Louisiana (Vol. 11). Includes folding maps, 1954-1956
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L48 Submerged Lands: United States v. State of Louisiana (Vol. 12). Includes folding maps and documents, 1956-1957
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L49 Hearings: 75th and 76th Congress. Hearings before the House Committee on the Judiciary, 1938-1939
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L50 Hearing and Committee Reports: 79th Congress, 1st Session 1945; 80th Congress, Committee Reports; 81st Congress, 2nd Session; 82nd Congress, 1st Session; 82nd Congress, 2nd Session. Includes summary of operations of Long Beach Oil Development (1939-1950) and folding map, 1950-52, 1945-1952
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L51 Hearings on S. 1988: 80th Congress, 2nd Session, 1948, 1947-1948
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L52 Hearings: 81st Congress, 1st Session. Includes folding map, 1949, 1947-1949
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L53 Hearings: 83rd Congress, 1st Session. Includes folding maps, 1953

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