University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Steve Russell and Donna Mobely Papers, 1959-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Russell, Steve, Mobley, Donna, 1941-1994
Title: Steve Russell and Donna Mobely papers
Dates: 1959-1992
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, teaching materials, campaign brochures, printed materials, and notes, the Steve Russell and Donna Mobley Papers, 1959-1992, document Russell's career as a lawyer, activist, and trial court judge as well as Mobley's career as a union organizer and activist.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02266
Extent: 24 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Bristow, Oklahoma, Steve Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, completed both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 and 1975, respectively. In addition to serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Russell was a trial court judge in Austin, Texas, from 1978 to 1994. Having taught as a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Indiana University-Bloomington, Russell has researched legal and social issues of Native American communities and transnational corporate crime.

Russell's wife Donna Mobley (1941-1994) also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. A civil rights activist and union organizer in New York City, Mobley worked for the AFL-CIO (1974-1975) and also taught Trade Union Women's Studies courses at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (1975-1977). In addition, she worked as the Assistant Education Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. During her time in Texas, Mobley served as the Executive Director of Common Cause, the Public Servant Standards of Conduct Advisory Committee, and the Central Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She also was the Election Administrator for the Travis County Democratic Party (1983-1984).

Source:

"Steve Russell." Department of Criminal Justice Faculty, Indiana University-Bloomington. Accessed January 31, 2011. http://www.indiana.edu/~crimjust/faculty_russell.php?nav=people.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, teaching materials, campaign brochures, printed materials, and notes, the Steve Russell and Donna Mobley Papers, 1959-1992, document Russell's career as a lawyer, activist, and trial court judge as well as Mobley's career as a union organizer and activist. Newspaper clippings, printed materials, and notes relating to Mobley concern women's rights issues, women's labor issues, workshops, and unions, and shed light on her involvement in the AFL-CIO, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, the Manhattan Women's Political Caucus, and other non-profit organizations in New York City and Austin, Texas. Items pertaining to Mobley's work at Cornell University's State School of Industrial and Labor Relations include teaching materials on course development and teaching techniques, while correspondence discusses Mobley's move from New York to Texas. In addition, the collection contains Mobley's meeting minutes from the Ethics Review Commission in Austin.

Russell's articles and notes discuss Native American rights, family violence issues, especially the Texas Council on Family Violence; and politics in Texas. Also included are Russell's poetry, short stories, and political writing; newspaper clippings on Russell's promotion to trial court judge; applications for the bar exam and practice in the district court; election materials for his Justice of the Peace campaign; and personal and business correspondence. Other election materials relate to Senator Paul Simon's presidential campaign and the Travis County Democratic party.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is restricted; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Mobley, Donna, 1941-1994
Russell, Steve
Simon, Paul, 1928-2003
Corporate Names
AFL-CIO
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union
Democratic Party (Travis County, Tex.)
Ethics Review Commission (Austin, Tex.)
National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.)
New York State school of industrial and labor relations
Texas Consumers Association
Texas Council on Family Violence
Textile Workers' Union of America
Subjects
Civil rights
Elections
Indians of North America--Civil rights
Judges
Labor unions
Politics and government
Women's rights
Women's studies--Curricula
Places
Austin
New York
Texas
United States

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Material Culture unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Steve Russell and Donna Mobely Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1994-040; 1994-211; 1994-259; 1995-001; 1995-020

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/A20a [SRH1230010004] Unprocessed material, undated
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2.325/A20b [SRH1230009995] Unprocessed material, undated
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2.325/A20c [SRH1230009994] Unprocessed material, undated
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2.325/K77 [SRH1230001567] Unprocessed material, undated
RESTRICTED
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2.325/B40 [SRH1230000485] Personnel files, 1959-1992
Financial records, 1959-1992
Donna Mobley
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2.325/P24 [SRH1230002153] Ethics Review Commission, 1988-1996
Notebook, 1987-1988
Financial Disclosure, 1985-1987
Attorney General, 1988
Special Counsel, 1988
Council on Governmental Ethics Law, 1987-1988
Staffing, 1988
Annual Report, 1987
Meeting, 1988-04-18
Meeting, 1988-04-11
Meeting, 1988-01-11
Meeting, 1987-11-30
Jim Williams, 1987
Ethics Ordinance, 1986-1987
Fair Campaign, 1986
Ombudsman, 1987
Gillespie vs. Humphrey and Nofziger, 1987
Meeting, 1987-07-21
Meeting, 1987-07-15
Meeting, 1987-10-07
Meeting, 1987-05-20
Dobbs v. Fowler, 1987
Meeting, 1987-04-15
Belton vs. Humphrey, 1987
Moden vs. Martinez, 1987
Meeting, 1987-03-16
Meeting, 1987-03-11
Meeting, 1987-02-11
Meeting, 1987-02-03
Meeting, 1987-01-29
Meeting, 1987-01-20
G. Humphrey, 1987
Carpenter vs. Dominus/Jones, 1987
Meeting, 1987-01-07
Trevino Complaint, 1986
Meeting, 1986-12-17
Newspaper Clippings, 1987
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2.325/P25 [SRH1230002154] Union Local 153, 1974
Union Materials, 1976-1978
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1977-1979
Texas Consumer Association, 1984-1985
Texas Consumer Association, 1982-1985
Texas Consumer Association, 1981-1985
Women's Power Workshop, undated
Macmillan Publishing Company, undated
Coalition of Labor Union Women, 1974-1979
New York Coalition for Equal Rights, 1975
Women's Political Caucus, 1975-1976
Democratic Convention, 1976
Political Candidates, 1975-1976
Common Cause of Texas, 1980-1983
Public Servant Standards of Conduct Advisory Committee, 1982-1983
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, 1973-1978
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, 1976-1978
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, undated
Political Process Course, 1970
Manuscript, 1978
Southern School for Union Women, 1977-1982
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2.325/P26 [SRH1230002155] Travis County Democratic Party, 1980-1984
Travis County Democratic Party, 1984
Travis County Democratic Party, 1984
Travis County Democratic Party, 1984
Voter Registration, 1983-1984
Primary Budget, 1984
Candidate Information, 1984
Election Workers, 1984
Election Workshops, undated
Planning Meeting, 1983
March 19 Meeting, 1984-03-19
March 28 Meeting, 1984-03-28
Tandy Lawsuit, 1982
Plea Bargain, 1983
Demo Memo, 1984
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2.325/P27 [SRH1230002010] Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1976
Newspaper Clippings, 1977
Newspaper Clippings, 1978
Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1985
National Conference on Civic Education, 1978
New York State Women's Meeting, 1977
Coalition for Labor Union Women, 1975
Learning to Lobby Conference, undated
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, undated
Labor Law Reform, 1978
ERA, 1978
Weinberg Seminar, 1976-1977
Full Employment, 1975-1978
Union Materials, undated
Misc. Conference Materials, undated
PACs, 1976-1979
Higher Education Material, 1978-1979
Misc. newsletters and brochures, 1973-1979
Texas Legislature and lobbying materials, 1980-1982
Notes, undated
Business cards and contact information, undated
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2.325/P28 [SRH1230002156] Newspaper Clippings, 1983-1986
Writing Materials and Manuscripts, undated
Austin Writer, 1985-1987
Correspondence, 1974-1985
Texas Legistlative Bills, 1985
Austin Neurological Clinic, 1984
Resumes, 1984
Gray Panthers, 1983-1986
Television, 1984
Austin Cablevision, 1984-1985
Austin Community Television, 1983-1987
Mediation Center of Travis County, 1981-1985
Mediation Center of Travis County, undated
The Daryl Herald, 1985-1987
Austin Agenda, 1986-1987
Newsletters, 1985-1987
Travis County Democratic Party, 1984-1986
Depression Group, undated
Alvy L. King, 1988
Common Cause, 1981-1985
San Marcos Financial Disclosure, 1980
Veto Proclamation, Gov. William P. Clements, Jr., 67th Legislature, Regular Session, 1987
City and State Government Forms, 1982-1983
Notes and keepsakes, 1979-1986
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2.325/P29 [SRH1230002157] Correspondence, 1975, 1982-1988
Correspondence, 1988
Surgery, undated
Paul Simon for President, 1988
Oral History Materials, 1984-1986
Democratic Women Working and Winning in '88, 1987
Travis County Democratic Party
Coalition for Labor Union Women, 1974-1975, undated
AFL-CIO, 1973-1976
Union Local 153, 1972-1976
Trade Union Women's Conference, 1974
Newsletters, 1975, 1986
Texas Women's Political Caucus, 1983, 1988
Ethics Commission, 1986
Travis County Democratic Party, 1983-1986, undated
Teachers' Insurance and Annuity Association, 1977-1979
Blue Monday One-Act Play, undated
Notes, 1974-1975
Women Workers Update, 1978
Playbills, 1985-1986, undated
Misc., 1980-1982 undated
Newspaper clippings, 1974-1979, undated
Calendars, 1974-1976, 1982-1984, 1986-1988
Steve Russell
Texas Council on Family Violence, 1985-1986
Texas Sunset Advisory Committee, 1986
Travis County Court, 1985-1986
Term Paper: Summary of the Nature of the Anti-Colonial Protest: The Nyangire Rebellion, 1971
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2.325/P30 [SRH1230002009] Donna Mobley
Business cards, undated
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University
Teaching Materials, undated
Teaching Materials, undated
International Unionism, undated
Calendars, 1976
Correspondence, re leaving New York, 1979, 1978-1979
New School for Democratic Management, 1980
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1959-1979
The Age of Employment - A Secondary School Curriculum in Labor Relations by Kenneth L. Gagala and Donald R. Hetzner, 1975
Maple Press Company, undated
Correspondence, undated
Newspaper Clippings, undated
Printed materials, 1980
Misc., 1975, 1980
Steve Russell
Family Violence and What Lawyers and Judges can Do by Steve Russell, undated
Family Violence, undated
Poetry and Short Story, 1974, 1978
Application for practice in district court, bar, undated
Correspondence, undated
Newspaper Clippings, 1978-1981
Russell and Frank Ivy campaigns, 1976
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2.325/P31 [SRH1230002158] Donna Mobley
How to Work in Politics: Women's Political Outreach Program, 1974
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1977, 1979
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1979
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1978-1979
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, 1976-1979, 1978
Job reclassification, 1976
School for Union Women, 1976
Southern School for Union Women, 1979
Alliance for Citizen Education, 1979
University-College Labor Education Association Eastern Regional Meeting, 1976
Job Applications, 1978-1983
The Union Mail, 1979
Newsletters and clippings, 1973-1979
AFL-CIO Education Conference, 1978
AFL-CIO Education Conference, 1978
Metro Postal Public Speaking, 1979
Press Lists, 1976
Conference of Christian Jews, 1979
Correspondence, 1975-1979
Conference and Misc. materials, undated, 1978
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2.325/P32 [SRH1230002159] Public Relations Manual, 1983
Commission on Judicial Conduct 1981, 1981, 1992
Common Cause, undated
Common Cause
Financial Disclosure Court Cases, 1975-1980
Ethics Study Committee, 1981
Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1981
Democrats Mo Ranch Retreat, 1981
AFL-CIO Education Conference, 1978
Labor and Union History, 1972
Dimensions of Corporate Power Conference, 1978
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University
Oral Communications and Logic, 1974
Organization and Administration, 1975
Tactical Alternatives, 1979
Two Day Growth School, 1967
Printed material on consumer affairs, undated, 1977
AFL-CIO Leadership Training Materials, undated
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, 1975, 1977
Union Leadership Program, Steward Training, 1974
The Union Bargainer at Work, 1972
Principles of Arbitration and Cross-Examination, undated
Empire State Report, 1977
Toward a Statewide Network of Education Programs for WOrking Women, 1976
Union 1199 Delegate Training Manual, undated
Macmillan, Inc. and Union Local 153 Employer's Brief, 1974
From Self-Interest to the Public Good: Which Way for Citizen Education, 1978
Labor Studies Journal, 1976-1979
Printed Material on Education, 1972, 1976
Indexing your Book, 1964
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2.325/P33 [SRH1230002160] Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1979
ACTWU Convention Resolutions and Reports, 1978
New York Women's Lobby, 1975-1979
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, undated
Collective Bargaining, 1975
New York Article 21, Flexible Hours Employment Commission, undated
Women in a Full Employment Economy COnference, 1976
Telephone Numbers and Records, undated
Equal Rights Amendment, 1974-1975
Misc. brochures and newsletters, undated
Democratic Women's Caucus, 1976
Manuscript, undated
Labor Law Reform, 1978
Seminar on Dimensions of Corporate Power, 1978
Seminar on Dimensions of Corporate Power, 1978
School for Union Women, 1977
Coalition of Labor Union Women, 1978
Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 1975-1977
Alliance for Citizen Education, 1977
Neighborhoods, 1976-1978
Fusion Curriculum, undated
Misc. Papers and Notes, undated
Correspondence, 1976-1979
Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1979
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2.325/P34 [SRH1230002161] Consumer Affairs: Awareness, Education, Advocacy, 1978
Labour Studies Unit
Units 1-4, 1976
Units 5-9, 1976
Labor Education in the United States, 1968
A Worker's Guide to Labor Law, 1976
Directories of Labor, 1971, 1974-1975
To Educate the People, 1977
Commerce Labor and Education, 1977
AFL-CIO Education Conference, 1978
AFL-CIO Education Conference, 1979
Cornell University Division of Extension and Public Service, 1978
Grievance, 1974
Virginia Three Year Program Plan For Adult Education Under the Adult Education Act, 1979
Media Report to Women, 1975
Labor Unions: What You Need to Know, 1976
Handbooks, undated, 1975
Women, 1974
Amalgamated Panorama, undated
Restoring Majority Rule to the U.S. Senaate, undated
Southwest Regional Joint Board A.C.T.W.U., United Nations, 1979
"Five Days in May: The Cambodia-Kent Demonstration at the University of Texas, May 4-9, 1970", 1972
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2.325/P35 [SRH1230002162] Public Speaking, 1978
Right to Work Law, 1976-1978
Southern Poor, 1976, 1978
South Africa, 1977-1979
Southwestern Summer School A.C.T.W.U., 1977
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Staff Meeting, 1977
University and College Labor Education Association, 1978
Task Force for Education of Union Women, 1978
Upper South Educational Conference A.C.T.W.U., 1978
Weinberg Seminar, 1975-1978
Women in Apprenticeship Project, 1977-1978
Workfare Coalition, 1978
Coalition for Labor Union Women, 1977, 1979
1977 Convention, 1977
Progressive National Energy Policy, undated
Basic Leadership Training School A.C.T.W.U., 1977
Canada, 1974
Canada, undated
Executive Women in State Government, 1977
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University, undated
Effective Speaking for Women Unionists, 1974
Family History, undated
Labor Force Statistics on Minorities and Women, 1973
Displaced Homemakers Advisory Committee, 1978
Coursework, 1975
Women's Legal Defense Fund, undated
AFL-CIO Task Force on Labor Law Reform
Hatch Act, undated
14(b) Repeal Kit, undated
Speakers Kit, undated
Information Kit, undated
Minimum Wage, undated
Paul Simon Presidential Campaign, undated
Amalgamated Clothing Textile Workers Union, undated
Stalled at the Start: Government Action on Sex Bias in the Schools, 1977
New York State Women's Political Caucus, 1977
Press List, 1975
Mike Stein Recommendation, 1977
Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1982
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2.325/P36 [SRH1230002163] City of Austin Ethics and Financial Disclosure, 1986-1987
Travis County Ethics Policy, 1988
American Civil Liberties Union, 1986-1987
Bill No. 167, undated
Family Violence, 1987
Paul Simon Presidential Campaign, 1988
Women Working and Winning in 1988, 1987
Resources for Midlife and Older Women, Inc., undated
Controlling Interest: The World of the Multinational Corporation, undated
Southern School for Union Women, 1979
Coalition of Labor Union Women, undated
Women's Political Caucus, 1975, 1979
Others' Resumes, undated
Others' Applications for Travis County Democratic Party, 1983
Personal Resume, undated
Job Correspondence, 1983-1986
Ethics Review Commission, 1988
National Health Insurance, undated
Women in Unions, 1977-1979
Women in Unions, 1977-1978
Women in Unions, 1976-1978
Trade Union Women's Studies, Cornell University
Effective Letter Writing, 1976
Writing Submissions, 1978, undated
Weinberg Seminar, 1977-1978
Common Cause, 1984
Austin Writers' Directory, 1985
Unprocessed materials
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2.325/OD15 Unprocessed materials