Franklin H. Littell Papers: Series 9, Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Texas, 1993-2003 (bulk 1993-1996)

Collection ID: 
SCRC 85
Date: 
1859-2014 (bulk 1934-2009)
Footage: 
327.8 linear feet (674 boxes) + periodicals
Collecting Area: 
 

Series 9: Waco Branch Davidian disaster, Texas, 1993-2003 (bulk 1993-1996), contains records related to Littell’s reaction to the events in Waco. When Littell served as visiting professor at Baylor University, he was moved by the tragic events of the 1993 siege upon the Mount Carmel Center, a compound belonging to the religious group Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh.  Littell described the siege as “a quasi-military assault, worthy of Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia…launched on a group of Americans of odd beliefs and practices.” Littell was not directly involved in any aspect of the 1993 attack on the Branch Davidians, but he collected clippings from newspapers across the United States and provided public commentary.
 
345          1          Franklin H. Littell's response and correspondence          1993-1995
345          2          Franklin H. Littell's response, including "Lest We Forget" and other commentary          1993-1996
345          3          Summary reports          1993
345          4          Scholarly commentary and other reflective writings          1993
345          5          Correspondence, clippings and other records          1993-1995
345          6          Correspondence, clippings and other records          1993-1995
579          1          Correspondence, clippings and other records          1993-2004
345          7          Clippings          1993
345          8          Clippings          1993
346          1          Clippings          1993
346          2          Clippings          1993
346          3          Clippings          1993
346          4          Clippings          1994
346          5          Clippings          1995-2000, 2003

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Series 1: General correspondence, 1940-2009
Series 2: Youth work, 1934-1991 (bulk 1936-1945)
Series 3: Germany, 1934-2005 (bulk 1949-1960)
Series 4: Academic appointments, 1946-2012 (bulk 1951-1996)
Series 5: Holocaust remembrance work, 1950-2014 (bulk 1970-2009)
Series 6: Institute for American Democracy, 1949-1980s (bulk 1966-1976)
Series 7: Organized support for the State of Israel, 1969-2008
Series 8: Religious Liberty work, 1970-2006 (bulk 1981-1999)
Series 9: Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Texas, 1993-2003 (bulk 1993-1996)
Series 10: Small projects file, 1948-2008 (bulk 1955-1995)
Series 11: Professional affiliations, 1950-2008
Series 12: Research, writing and speaking, 1938-2006
Series 13: “Journal” file, 1936-2008
Series 14: Personal and family papers, 1859-2010 (bulk 1934-2000)
Series 15: General reference, 1863-2006 (bulk 1940-1990)