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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Michael Eakin Papers, 1952-1981



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Eakin, Michael, 1950-1979
Title: Michael Eakin papers
Dates: 1952-1981
Abstract: Containing two series of subject files and publications, the Michael Eakin papers, 1952-1981, document the reporting career of Eakin and his interest in energy resources and other topics.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02090
Extent: 3 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Michael Eakin (1950-1979) was the son of Edwin M. Eakin, founder of Eakin Press in Austin, Texas. Michael attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he edited the Daily Texan. With Jeff Nightbyrd, he established the Austin Sun, a counterculture paper that ran from 1974 to 1978. Eakin was also as an early anti-nuke activist and had a special reporting interest in the politics of energy resources. In April 1979, Eakin was fatally shot in Houston by unknown assailants.

Source:

Nightbyrd, Jeffery. "The Mysterious Murder of Michael Eakin."The Rag Blog, September 13, 2010. Accessed November 18, 2010.

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Scope and Contents

Containing two series of subject files and publications, the Michael Eakin papers, 1952-1981, document the reporting career of Eakin and his interest in energy resources and other topics. The first series, Subject Files, represent Eakin's reporting and activism interests. The subjects cover political and socioeconomic topics, including Texas nuclear industry, the auto industry, pollution, U.S. legislation and foreign relations, and various power resources, such as coal, solar, and oil and gas. The series also contains his columns and documents his work with the Austin Sun and Daily Texan. The second series, Publications, consists of books and magazines about energy resources, philosophy, American politics, capitalism, and Marxism.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged into two series:
  • I. Subject Files
  • II. Publications

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

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
Eakin, Michael, 1950-1979
Corporate Names
Austin Sun (Austin, Tex. : 1974)
Daily Texan (Austin, Tex. : 1913)
Subjects
Politics, Practical
Power resources
Places
Austin
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael Eakin Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1995-069

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sarah Demb, June 1995.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, February 2021.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Subject files, undated
box
95-069/1 Accounting
Agriculture
Alaska
Appliance industry
Auto industry
Bills, personal
Budget, United States
Business (theory/self-help)
CFR (Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility)
California, PUC
Canada
Carter
Chemicals
China
Civil Service
Climate
Coal
Coal strip-mining
Cockroaches
Co-generation
Column
Column Briefs
Conservation
Construction
Consumption
C.E.Q.
D.O.E.
D.O.E., gas empty
D.O.E., solar
Electric cars
Electrical demand
Electricity
Energy and environment
Energy efficiency
E.P.A.
Exxon
Fusion
Garbage
Gas
Gasohol
General
Geothermal
Glossary
Heat pumps
Heavy industry
Home construction
Hydroelectric
Industry competition
Insurance, personal
Iran
Japan
Lovins
Misc. energy
Misc. personal
N.E.P.
Nuke
Off-shore drilling
Oil
Oil and gas pricing
Oil and gas exploration
Oil and gas opinion
Oil taxes
O.P.E.C.
Peanuts
Pipelines
Pollution, air
Pollution, thermal
Pollution, water
Public lands
Public utilities
Radiation
Rate structures
Refineries
Refining
Soil cement
S.A. Solar
Solar economy
Solar passive
Solar photovoltaics
Solar storage
Solar utilities
Steel
Steel industry
Strategic oil reserve
Sun Financial Report
Texas nuke
Third World
Transit
Trilateral Commission
Uranium
United States - Mexico
USSR
Water
Wind
Workers (Unions, productivity)
Wood
World study
Zoning
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95-069/2 Daily Texan
Legislative bills
Publications
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95-069/3 Energy and Society, Timothy J. Healy, 1976
The Structure of the U.S. Petroleum Industry, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. Senate, 1976
Five Lectures, Herbert Marcuse, 1970
Socialist Revolution, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1970-February 1970
The Great Frontier, Walter Prescott Webb, 1964
The Progressives, Carl Resek, ed., 1967
The Divided Self, R. D. Laing, 1969
The Spirit of American Philosophy, John E. Smith, 1963
The Shadow Government, Daniel Guttman and Barry Wilner, 1976
American Thought: Civil War to World War I, Perry Miller, ed., 1954
Reason and Revolution, Herbert Marcuse, 1969
French Liberal Thought in the Eighteenth Century, Kingsley Martin, 1962
Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, Immanuel Kant, 1964
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter, 1963
Between the Wars: America, 1919-1941, David A. Shannon, 1965
The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief, Marvin Meyers, 1960
The Artist in American Society: The Formative Years 1790-1860, Neil Harris, 1970
"Energy and Power," Scientific American , 1971
The City in History: Its Origins, its Transformations, and its Prospects, Lewis Mumford, 1961
The Politics of the Family and other essays, R. D. Laing, 1971
Power and Innocence: A Search for the Sources of Violence, Rollo May, 1972
The Unknown Marx, Martin Nicolaus, undated
Out of the Old Rock, J. Frank Dobie, 1972
Death and Western Thought, Jacques Choron, 1973
Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell, 1952
Anarchism and other essays, Emma Goldman, 1969
Critical Thinking, Max Black, 1952
The Russian Revolution, William Henry Chamberlin, 1965
One-Dimensional Man, Herbert Marcuse, 1970
The Territorial Imperative, Robert Ardrey, 1966
Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return, Mircea Eliade, 1959
The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States, Richard Hofstadter, 1955
The State in Capitalist Society, Ralph Miliband, 1969
Errand Into the Wilderness, Perry Miller, 1956
The New Industrial Society, Bernard A. Weisberger, 1969
The Economics of Public Issues, Douglass C. North and Roger LeRoy Miller, 1973

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