Aaron Robert "Babe" Schwartz Papers




Schwartz, Aaron Robert "Babe"

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Aaron Robert “Babe” Schwartz, Texas state senator, lawyer, and professor, was born to Russian immigrant parents in Galveston, Texas on July 17, 1926. Schwartz taught Ocean and Coastal Law at The University of Houston Law Center for 7 semesters, Texas A&M University at Galveston for three semesters, and one semester at the University of Texas at Austin law school. Since 1981 he has served as a lobbyist, which includes lobbying for environmental projects and causes. Schwartz is well known for his protection of the Open Beaches Act, which protects public access to state beaches.


Materials in the collection range from 1967 and 1971-2006 (bulk 1984-1986 and 1995-2004). The collection primarily consists of his teaching records and materials related to his local interests and activism, including open beach access, erosion, and coastal zone management. Records include syllabi, lesson plans, course handouts, correspondence, reports, court cases, briefings, pamphlets, and information packets.


A. R. "Babe" Schwartz, teaching materials, ocean and coastal law, coastal issues, Texas, finding aid


Title of item. Box #, Series #. Aaron Robert “Babe” Schwartz papers. Jack K. Williams Library, Archives, and Manuscripts, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX.