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The Black Political Imprisonment Collection contains written works by imprisoned authors, conference materials, news articles, advocacy letters, and academic books and articles, on Black Political Imprisonment in both the United States and Brazil. Full-text of information available for download.

Language: English, Portuguese
Date:
1996-2011
Contributing Library: Harriet Tubman Literary Circle


The Black Queer Studies Collection includes works in the circulating and archival collections, in multiple formats and multiple languages. The Black Queer Studies Collection is a virtual designation added by UT Libraries catalogers to individual records. This means that you’ll see "Black Queer Studies Collection" listed as a "Local Note" in records included in the collection. The note is being added to and improves access to records in the UT Libraries Catalog for materials by and about Black Diasporic LGBTQ people. For more information, click here.

Language: English
Date:
1975-present
Contributing Library: Perry-Castañeda Library


This collection features documents, photographs, bibliographies, and links to outside resources on prominent Black women in U.S. national politics, from Angela Davis to Condoleezza Rice. Full-text of information available for download.

Language: English
Date:
1959-present
Contributing Library: Harriet Tubman Literary Circle


Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (C.U.R.E.) was founded in 1972 by Charles and Pauline Sullivan in San Antonio, Texas as a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners, and other concerned citizens who work to reduce crime through criminal justice reform. The collection contains correspondence, newsletters, legal material, videotapes, photographs, and printed material that document the work of the organization at both the national and state levels.

Language: English
Date:
ca. 1947, 1972-2010
Contributing Library: Briscoe Center for American History


Clemente Nicasio Idar, American Federation of Labor (AFL) organizer, writer, and orator was the first Mexican American organizer in the mainstream labor movement and fought to improve wages and working conditions for Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States. In 1911, Clemente and his family members organized El Congreso Mexicanista, a conference in Laredo that brought together delegates from across Texas to build a federation of community organizations that could work together to improve the social, economic, and cultural status of Mexican Americans. In 1918, Samuel Gompers, president of AFL, selected Idar to help coordinate and translate at the Pan American Federation of Labor Conference in Laredo. Soon thereafter, Idar began working as an AFL organizer. The collection includes correspondence, personal documents, photographs and ephemera from the AFL and other organizations’ campaigns.

Language: English, Spanish
Date:
1875-1938, (bulk: 1905-1934)
Contributing Library: Benson Latin American Collection


The collection of physician, writer, and community activist, Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia, contains correspondence, printed materials, and publications related to AGIF and Mexican American civil rights. She participated in many community and Mexican American organizations, serving on several advisory and executive boards on the county, state, and national levels. She published historical works dealing with South Texas and northern Mexico.

Language: English, Spanish
Date:
1949-1988, (bulk: 1970-1980)
Contributing Library: Benson Latin American Collection


The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is a national organization founded in 1980 by American activists to fight against U.S. military intervention in the Salvadoran civil war. CISPES and other organizations advocated for U.S. non-intervention in this and other Central American conflicts and the right of undocumented refugees to sanctuary in the U.S. CISPES is best known for the series of law suits it brought against the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the late 1980s following FBI infiltration and surveillance of the organization. This collection includes materials from the Dallas branch of CISPES that operated from approximately 1981 to 1990 and it documents the FBI infiltration and subsequent law suits, the CISPES sanctuary work in the Dallas area, and Holy Cross community initiatives for the urban poor in Dallas.

Language: English, Spanish
Date:
1968-1990
Contributing Library: Benson Latin American Collection


Printed materials, including announcements, handbills, invitations, newsletters, posters, programs, and tickets, document the activities of several gay Hispanic organizations in Houston, Austin, and El Paso, Texas, and Guadalajara, Mexico. The bulk of the collection consists of publications of Houston's Gay Hispanic Caucus (later Gay & Lesbian Hispanics Unidos). Also includes newsletter of the Austin Latino/a Lesbian & Gay Organization (ALLGO).

Language: English, Spanish
Date:
1979-1986
Contributing Library: Benson Latin American Collection


Texas author and journalist Dick J. Reavis has written much on the topic of the Mexican people, including pieces on undocumented immigrants, guerrilla movements and their leaders, Mexican American civil rights activists, and the cultural formation of modern Mexico. The collection is comprised of personal papers of Texas author and journalist Dick J. Reavis, and more specifically those materials relating to Mario Cantú, Güero Medrano and the Partido Proletario Unido de America, and the Campamento 2 de Octubre, a squatter camp outside of Mexico City. These include articles, photographs and reflections composed by the Reavis, as well as various newspaper clippings on each subject.

Language: English, Spanish
Date:
1968-2002
Contributing Library: Benson Latin American Collection


From 1983 to 1999 the Central America Resource Center (CARC) compiled a collection of news articles on the current events in the U.S. and Central America. A similar project was undertaken for Mexico, the Mexico Newspak, from 1993-1999. The articles documented human rights violations in Central America that immigration attorneys used in political asylum petitions on their clients’ behalf. In 1992, CARC changed its name to the Human Rights Documentation Exchange (HRDE) and expanded its mission to collect documentation for asylum cases worldwide.

Language: English, Spanish
Date:
1985-1999
Contributing Library: Benson Latin American Collection


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