01/AR0910 Guide to the James Patrick Wiseman Papers James Patrick Wiseman Papers Finding Aid Authors: Nicole Yatsonsky.

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Guide to the James Patrick Wiseman Papers 1975/1998 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection James Patrick Wiseman Papers 1975-1998 1981 01/AR0910 1.00 English Manuscripts Documents and materials related to James Patrick Wiseman, a Texas civil rights lawyer. Administrative History:

J. Patrick Wiseman was an attorney who won several cases that expanded civil rights in the United States, particularly of focus to the LGBT community. Wiseman was known for accepting unpopular cases, including one in 1982 that forced his alma mater, Texas University, to accept a student gay rights organization. A year earlier, he won a decision that forced Texas Southern University to allow demonstrations by Iranian students. Wiseman was a former assistant Texas attorney general and a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, which gave him its lifetime achievement award in 1997. Wiseman passed away in 1998 at the age of 49.

[Source: his obituary in The Frederick News Post, a Maryland-based newspaper]

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Civil rights. Gay rights -- United States
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

2018-046

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

James Patrick Wiseman Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

The Texas Human Rights Foundation Collection

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged by type of material. Cases are listed alphabetically by Plantiff.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains court case briefs fought by James (J.) Patrick Wiseman, a civil rights lawyer from Texas. The cases cover issues related to the LGBT community on college campuses, as well as students right to protest and prisoner rights when held in jail. There is also a photo of Wiseman and a VHS tape dated from his death in February of 1998.

Detailed List of Contents id213474 1 712354 id213475 1 1 Fred A. Cruz, et al. vs. W. B. "Bill" Hauck, et al. 1975 Scope and Contents

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, No. 84-1119

id213476 1 2 Gay Students Services, et al. vs. Texas A&M University, et al. 1984 Scope and Contents

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, No. 77-3395

id213477 1 3 Iranian Students Association, et al. vs. Dr. Granville Sawyer, President, Texas Southern University, et al. 1981 Scope and Contents

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, No. 79-3333 Includes respondents' brief in opposition - No. 82-1205

id213478 1 4 Van Ooteghem, Gary John vs. Hastell Gray, County Treasurer of Harry County, Texas (1 of 2) 1981 Scope and Contents

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, No. 78-3711 Includes respondent's brief in opposition - No. 81-938

id213479 1 5 Van Ooteghem, Gary John vs. Hastell Gray, County Treasurer of Harry County, Texas (2 of 2) 1981 Scope and Contents

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, No. 78-3711

id213480 1 6 Photo of J. Patrick Wiseman undated id213481 1 7 VHS tape February 2, 1998 Scope and Contents

Please note: the tape is in the process of being digitized - please contact the Special Collections department for more information.