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University of Houston. Rudy, Beverly - Rudy video, 1 of 1. May 13, 2013. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1602/show/1598.

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Title Rudy, Beverly
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Harwell, Debbie, interviewer
  • University of Houston, project
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date May 13, 2013
Description This is an oral history interview with Beverly Rudy conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Beverly Rudy discusses her early years growing up in Oklahoma and Arkansas. She left high school at the end of her junior year to attend the University of Texas. She married Ellis Rudy and moved to Houston where she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston. Her husband contracted hepatitis causing Beverly to feel she needed a career and decided on law school. She discusses her experiences in law school, and her delay getting into the fail after failing the bar exam the first time. After taking an interest in helping non-profits, she decided to take the exam again and passed. Rudy details the challenges women faced in law school, her involvement in Kappa Beta Pi women’s legal sorority, discrimination such as having to sit outside the door of the bar association meetings held at the Houston Club because women were not allowed inside. She explains how certain fields of law were closed to women by the good-old-boy network; as a result she gave her criminal cases, for example, to Richard “Racehorse” Haynes. She discusses field that have emerged or expanded since she attended law school including juvenile law, oil and gas law, and arbitration. Two areas that she fought for women’s rights included marital property rights and representation on juries, pointing out the irony of being able to practice law in a courtroom where she would have been ineligible to sit on the jury because of her sex. Rudy also discusses the importance of women attorneys today continuing to mentor young women coming up in the field.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women's history
  • Law
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Rudy, Beverly
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Moving Image
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Rudy video, 1 of 1
Format (IMT)
  • video/mp4
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, CD/DVD Box 7, HHA 00816
File Name hhaoh_201503_028_001.mp4
Access File Run Time 00:46:05