Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Douglas Harlan Texas & National Politics collection, 1970-1999 MS 538



Title: Douglas Harlan Texas & National Politics collection
Dates: 1970-1999
Abstract: Newspaper articles, political campaign materials, Texas and national Republican Party ephemera and publications reflecting the research interests of lawyer, author, scholar and Rice alumnus Douglas Harlan.
Identification: MS 538
Quantity: 13 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
Language: English
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Rice University alumnus Douglas S. Harlan (Hanszen, '64)donated $1.1 million for a Rice program dedicated to studying state and local politics. The Douglas S. Harlan Program in State Elections, Campaigns and Politics will bring together Rice scholars from various disciplines and will have three components: an archive collection, research, and outreach and training. Lyn Ragsdale, dean of social sciences and a professor of political science, will administer the program.

After majoring in English at Rice, Harlan earned a master’s from Duke University along with a doctorate in political science and a law degree from the University of Texas. Later, he entered local politics, serving as deputy campaign manager for Paul Eggers in the Texas gubernatorial race and manager for D.C. Norwood’s congressional campaign. In addition to running his own campaigns for Congress in the early 1970s, Harlan served on the Alamo Community College District board and as Justice of the Peace in Bexar County Precinct 3. Harlan practiced law for 22 years, taught political science, served at senior levels of the federal government and with the city of San Antonio and published more than 600 articles in publications such as the Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, the American Journal of Criminal Law, Texas Bar Journal, the Ripon Forum and various Texas daily newspapers.

Harlan passed away in November, 2008.

Excerpted from http://the.ricethresher.org/news/2007/11/16/political_research_donation and http://www.rice.edu/sallyport/2008/spring/sallyport/StudyPoliticalCampaigns.html, both accessed on Dec. 21, 2009.


Scope and Contents

Newspaper articles, political campaign materials, Texas and national Republican Party ephemera and publications reflecting the research interests of lawyer, author, scholar and Rice alumnus Douglas Harlan (Hanszen '64).


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be arranged with the Woodson Research Center, woodson@rice.edu.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Douglas Harlan Texas and National Politics collection, 1970-1999, MS 538, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rick Wilson, July 2008.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Business files

Box
1 Business files



Series II: Columns

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2 Columns - Houston Post newspaper
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3 Columns - San Antonio newspapers
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4 Columns - San Antonio newspapers
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5 Various writings



Series III: Harlan Texas campaign materials

Box
6 Campaign materials
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7 Campaign materials



Series IV: Photographs

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8 Photographs



Series V: Texas Republican Party materials

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9 Texas Republican Party materials
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10 Texas Republican Party materials
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11 Texas Republican Party materials
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12 Texas Republican Party materials
Box
13 Texas Republican Party publications
Box
14 Texas Republican Party newsclips
Box
15 Texas Republican Party audio-visual



Series VI: Texas and national campaign ephemera

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16 Texas and national campaign ephemera
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17 Texas and national campaign bumper stickers
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18 Texas and national campaign buttons
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19 Texas and national campaign buttons
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20 Texas and national campaign buttons
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21 Texas and national political campaign materials
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22 Texas and national political campaign materials