Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Texas Human Rights Foundation records MS 659

source dpt Riedel, Brian
source dnr Kellett, John Steven
creator Kellett, John Steven
creator Texas Human Rights Foundation
Title: Texas Human Rights Foundation records
Dates: 1978-1995
Abstract: This collection comprises records and materials related to the Texas Human Rights Foundation, from 1978 to the mid 1990s.
Identification: MS 659
Quantity: 0.5 Cubic Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Texas Human Rights Foundation records document a significant part of the Houston and Texas response to the 1986 Bowers v. Hardwick decision, particularly their work around the Texas sodomy law that gives the long background story in the 1980s and 1990s for the Lawrence v. texas US Supreme Court case decided in 2003.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists cheifly of legal documentation, board meeting minutes and reports, grant proposals articles, and ephemera.


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

Index Terms

Law -- Texas
Gay Rights
Law -- United States
Riedel, Brian
Kellett, John Steven
Texas Human Rights Foundation
United States -- Supreme Court

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Human Rights Foundation records, 1978-1995, MS 659, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University Raw

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Steven Kellett on 5 March 2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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1 1 501(c)(3) Documentation 1978

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1 2 Exxon Grant Proposals 1989

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1 3 Recent THRF Info (Articles and Proposals) 1978-1994

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1 4 Gary Van Ooteghem Bankruptcy Case Documents 1988-1990

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1 5-6 Board Meeting Minutes and Reports Jan 1986-Jan 1989

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1 7 Amicus Brief, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Texas Related Materials 1991-1995

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1 8 Reimbursement Forms undated