Baylor University Poage Library

Chilton O'Brien


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Author

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Publisher

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CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting record

Voting record of Lyndon Johnson from 1937-1939

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Speech

Speech given by Chilton O'Brien in support of Johnson

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Newspaper clippings

Various pages, articles, charts, and pictures clipped from a newspaper

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Various

Various

The Sunday Enterprise

Jun. 29, 1941

Schedule

Handwritten schedule and guest list for breakfast and events

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Nov. 12, 1941

Guestlist

Guestlist for Breakfast at the Beaumont Hotel

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Voting Record

Voting record of Johnson from Jan. 30, 1939-Mar. 9, 1948, concerning his votes on "Unamerican Activities"

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"Voting Record of Lyndon Johnson on Unamerican Activities"

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List

List of names of people in various counties with blurbs presumably representing a message Johnson sent to each

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Newspaper clippings

Newspaper articles, w/ political cartoon

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"A Man, His Platform" and "Johnson to the US Senate"

Sunday Courier-Times-Telegraph; Wichita Falls Record-News

May 19 -Jun. 20, 1948

Press Release

Press release from Johnson headquarters

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Lyndon Johnson Headquarters

Jun. 23, 1948

Newspaper clippings and press releases

Various newspaper clippings and press releases from various Texas newspapers and Johnson campaign headquarters, respectively

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Various

Various

Various

1948

Schedule

Travel schedule for Johnson

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Newspaper clippings and press releases

Various newspaper clippings and press releases from various Texas newspapers and Johnson campaign headquarters, respectively

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Various

Various

Various

1948

Note

Handwritten note from "John" to "Chilton"

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"John"

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Precinct Guide

Guide sheet for various Texas precincts, w/ poll tax, ballot, and contact lists, some handwritten

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"Guide Sheet;" "Jefferson County Poll Tax List"

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1948

Memo

Memo from Charles F. Herring to Chilton O'Brien

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Charles F. Herring

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Johnson for US Senate stationary

Aug. 3, 1948

Newspaper clippings and press releases

Various newspaper clippings and press releases from various Texas newspapers and Johnson campaign headquarters, respectively

4

Various

Various

Various

1948

Memo

Memo to Chilton O'Brien from Johnson

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Lyndon Johnson

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Aug. 10, 1948

List

List of Democratic Executive Commiteemen for Jefferson County, Texas

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1952

Newspaper clippings and press releases

Various newspaper clippings and press releases from various Texas newspapers and Johnson campaign headquarters, respectively

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Various

Various

Various

1948

Notes

Handwritten notes about scheduling

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Dec. 3, 1958

List

List of attendees to Beaumont LBJ Meeting

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Questionnaire

Congressional Questionnaire from Johnson to constituents

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Memo and attachment

Memo from Jack Brookshire to Chilton O'Brien, w/ attached political literature

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Aug. 21, 1957

Radio Transcript

Transcript of Johnson campaign ad

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1948

CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs

B&W photos of Johnson at a campaign rally and celebrating the early returns from the 1941 campaign (both on pg. 281 of Joe Phipps book); moved to Phipps Notebook #5

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Memos

Various memos related to various Johnson campaigns and Congressional work

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1941-1949

CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal appendix

Legal appendix concerning National Defense

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"Title 32A – National Defense Appendix"

U.S. Dept. Of Commerce, Nat'l Prod. Authority

1948

Speech

Transcript of a speech given by Johnson before Congress concerning his opposition to a limitation on filibustering

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Lyndon Johnson

"Unlimited Debate: The Last Defense of Reason"

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Mar. 9, 1949

Memo

Various memos

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Various

Various

Various

Various

CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memos

Memos from Chilton O'Brien to Johnson and Claude Wild, and from Loyd Bumpas of the Hotel Edson to Johnson, c/o Chilton O'Brien

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Chilton O'Brien; Loyd Bumpas

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Mar. 26 – Jun. 23, 1948

Schedules

Day schedules presumably for Johnson campaign

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Jun. 12, 1948

Packet

Packet concerning rates for radio air time for campaign ads, as well as various other notes and correspondence of the Johnson campaign

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Press release

Johnson campaign press release

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Newspaper clipping

Article supporting Johnson's campaign

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"Johnson Best Choice For Senate Post"

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

May 30, 1948

Packet

Campaign platform packet for Johnson

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"The Makings of a United States Senator: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Man, the Program"

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Newspaper clipping

Article detailing Coke Stevenson stating he does not want a Senate seat

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William M. Thornton

"Coke Stevenson Doesn't Want Job In U.S. Sentate"

Dallas Morning News

Jun. 1, 1946

Campaign Materials

Campaign ad outline and notes

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List

Numbered list of names with corresponding places

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Memo w/ attachment

Memo from Claude C. Wild to "All District and County Chairmen" concerning attached info on "the best usages that may be made of radio"

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Claude C. Wild

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Lyndon B. Johnson for United States Senate Stationary

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List

List of Texas US Senators from Houston and Rusk to 1948; w/ handwritten list of younger senators ages on the back

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Transcripts

Radio transcripts for Johnson campaign ads, w/ one for Coke Stevenson

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Mailing list

Mailing list with names and addresses; w/ handwritten notes reading, "Chilton: This is our mailing list and we think it is fairly accurate. J.R.B"

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Bills

Various bills from various venues visited during the campaign

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1948

Jingle

Transcript of a pro-Johnson jingle, possibly intended for radio broadcast

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Notes and receipts

Various notes and receipts from the 1948 Johnson campaign

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Newspaper excerpt

Newspaper excerpt/draft for an article concerning the addition of Johnson to the ballot for the 1948 election

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"Johnson is Added to Harris Ballot"

The Houston Post

Oct. 1, 1948

Receipt

Receipt for phone charges for Chilton O'Brien

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Oct. 25, 1948

Schedule

Shift schedule for various Texas towns

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Memos

Various memos, some handwritten, between various correspondents, esp. Johnson and Johnson aides, primarily concerning the 1948 campaign

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Various

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"Johnson For Senate" and "Western Union" stationary

Various

Newspaper Clippings

Various newspaper articles concerning the 1948 Texas US Senate campaign

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Various

Various

Various

Various

CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minibiography

Short biography of Chilton O'Brien, from birth to death

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Press release

Press release from the Friends of the LBJ Library

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"Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Committee Announce Status of Endowment"

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Feb. 1, 1978

Correspondence

Correspondence between Randle Taylor and Lloyd Bentsen concerning the Panama Canal

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Randle Taylor, Lloyd Bentsen

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1978

Flier

Democratic party pro-straight ticket flier

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"Democrats Top to Bottom"

McGovern for President

Oct. 9, 1972

Newspaper

Copy of a newspaper

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Various

Various

Orlando Sentinel

Jul. 3, 1955

Legal appendix

Legal appendix concerning national defense

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"Title 32A - National Defense Appendix"

US Dept. of Commerce: Nat'l Prod. Authority

Mar. 26, 1951

Correspondence

Various memos and letters to and from Chilton O'Brien, incl. Johnson, Lady Bird, John Connally, and others; some handwritten; some w/ short articles as attachments; some w/ envelopes

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Various

Various

Various

1950-1987

CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Notes for the Johnson campaign, incl. radio time costs and biographical blurbs

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Schedule

Radio schedule for Johnson campaign radio spots

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Flyer

Flyer outlining radio schedule for the public

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Correspondence

Various memos to and from Johnson and O'Brien (primarily), w/ a few other correspondents; occasionally w/ attachments of lists of local contacts

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1953

CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence

Various memos to and from Chilton O'Brien and J.J. Pickle

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Chilton O'Brien, J.J. Pickle

Various

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Various 1954

Newspaper clipping

Article praising Senator Johnson's abilities

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"Senator Johnson's Skill"

The Abilene Reporter-News

Mar. 25, 1954

Correspondence

Various memos to and from Chilton O'Brien and J.J. Pickle (various others); some w/ handwriting

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Chilton O'Brien, J.J. Pickle, others

Various

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Various 1954

Flyer

Flyer depicting a brief illustrated biography of Johnson

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Memo

Memo from Joe. W. Sheehy to Chilton O'Brien

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Joe W. Sheehy

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US District Court Stationary

Mar. 11, 1954

Newspaper

Newspaper w/ articles and advertisements

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Various

Various

Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph

Mar. 7, 1954

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet concerning Johnson, intended for media use

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"Facts About Senator Lyndon B. Johnson"

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Newspaper clipping

Article discussing Johnson contributions to Texas

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"Sen. Johnson's Service Brings Prestige to Texas"

Austin-American Statesman

Mar. 14, 1954

Newspaper clipping

Article praising Johnson's first term

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"Johnson's First Term Record Good"

Courier-Times-Telegraph

Mar. 7, 1954

Memo

Memo from J.J. Pickle to O'Brien

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Mar. 17, 1954

Newspaper clipping

Editorial article concerning Johnson

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"Why an Opponent?"

Wichita Daily Times

Dec. 8, 1953

Memo

Memo from J.J. Pickle to O'Brien

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Mar. 18, 1954

Newspaper clippings

Various news articles concerning Johnson

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Various

Various

Various

Various, 1954

Correspondence

Various memos to and from Chilton O'Brien and J.J. Pickle (various others occasionally)

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Chilton O'Brien, J.J. Pickle, Various

Various

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Various 1954

Newspaper clipping

Article concerning Dudley T. Dougherty's slow start in the campaign

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"Dougherty's Race Try Pace Slow"

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Interview transcript

Interview transcript presumably between Johnson and an unknown interlocutor

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Newspaper clipping

Article praising Johnson's Senate work

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Ernest Conine

"Johnson Proving Party Leader Can Still Work for His State"

The Dallas Times Herald

Jun. 9, 1954

Outline

Suggested activities outline for local party leaders

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"Suggested Activities for District and County Chairmen"

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Correspondence

Various memos to and from Chilton O'Brien and J.J. Pickle (various others occasionally)

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Chilton O'Brien, J.J. Pickle, Various

Various

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Various 1954

Newspaper clipping

Article concerning Johnson's coverage in the media

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Joseph and Stewart Alsop

"Columnists Call Johnson Bright Spot in Congress"

New York Herald-Tribune

Jul. 6, 1954

Correspondence

Various memos to and from Chilton O'Brien and J.J. Pickle (various others occasionally)

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Chilton O'Brien, J.J. Pickle, Various

Various

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Various 1954

Press release

Press release of Johnson statement concerning Texas water program

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CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press release

Statement given by Johnson concerning the "Southern Manifesto"

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Lyndon Johnson

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Mar. 10, 1956

Information

Single sheet informational page concerning interposition and states' rights

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Memo

Memo from Will E. Orgain to "Fellow-lawyer," outlining recent news on segregation and states' rights, and enclosed (see next item) potential editorial concerning the issues

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Will E. Orgain

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Orgain, Bell, & Tucker Attys. Stationary

Apr. 18, 1956

Article

Editorial article in support of segregation (both political and religious) and states' rights

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Will E. Orgain

"Confusion in Our Times"

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Petition Signatures List

Pro-Segregation Democratic petition signatures list (blank)

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1956

Quotes

Quotes from various newspapers

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Dallas News, Houston Post

May 18-19, 1954

Correspondence

Correspondence between Johnson and O'Brien, primarily concerning votes on segregation

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Chilton O'Brien, Lyndon Johnson

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Office of Democratic Leader, US Senate stationary

1956

Newspaper clippings

Articles and B&W photos concerning various news related to Texas Labor

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Various

Various

Grand Prairie Texan, San Antonio Light

Mar., 1956

Contract

Contract form w/ legal packet concerning Johnson's political radio broadcasts, w/ O'Brien signature

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"Standard Agreement Form for Political Broadcasts"

FCC

Apr. 9, 1956

Memo

Memo from Walter Jenkins to Chilton O'Brien concerning magnetic tapes

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Walter Jenkins

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Office of Democratic Leader, US Senate stationary

Apr. 11, 1956

Newspaper clipping

Editorial article supporting Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn

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"For United Leadership"

Abilene Reporter-News

Apr. 12, 1956

Memo

Letter from Byron Skelton to "Democrats of Texas" concerning fundraising

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Byron Skelton

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Democratic Advisory Council

Apr. 15, 1956

Memos

Memo from Sam H. Johnson (w/ attached handwritten lists of local contacts), Lyndon Johnson, and Mrs. Max Brooks to Chilton O'Brien

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Sam H. Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, Mrs. Max Brooks

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Western Union, United States Senate Office of the Democratic Leader stationary

Apr., 1956

Newspaper

Edition of the "Austin Statesman"

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Various

Various

Austin Statesman

Apr. 20, 1956

Correspondence

Various memos from Democratic activists and politicians

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Various

Various

Various

1956

Article

Newspaper article intended for publishing defending Johnson from Allan Shivers attack

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"Shivers Errs in Questioning Johnson's Convention Role"

San Antonio News

Apr. 26, 19561

Article

Newspaper article intended for publishing revealing pro-Johnson poll results

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Robert S. Allan

"Poll Labels Johnson Demo Leader Choice"

Austin Statesman

Apr. 27, 1956

Memo

Memo from William Adams to O'Brien

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William Adams

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Apr. 28, 1956

Speech transcript

Transcript of speech by Byron Skelton

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Byron Skelton

"Speech of Byron Skelton at Corsicana Texas"

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Apr. 28, 1956

Newspaper clipping

Editorials supporting Johnson

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"Support Johnson's Worthy Leadership"

San Antonio Express

Apr. 29, 1956

Speech transcript

Transcript of speech by Gerald C. Mann

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Gerald Mann

"Speech of Gerald C. Mann"

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Apr. 30, 1956

Memo

Memo to Johnson on the strategy for winning the Democratic Convention

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Mailing list

Mailing list, presumably for Johnson supporters

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"Johnson Mailing List"

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Guidelines

Informational guidelines related to the Democratic Convention of Texas

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Timeline

Timeline of important political events for the Democratic Party in 1956

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District map

Map of Texas voting districts

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1956

Pamphlets

Pro-Democrat pamphlets

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Legal document

Outline of Texas electoral law

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"Texas Election Laws"

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Memo

Memo to local Democratic leaders containing campaign guidelines

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Legal document

Concerning election codes

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"Conducting Precinct Conventions[™]"

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Radio transcript

Proposed radio speech transcript for Johnson campaign

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"Suggested Five-Minute radio Speech for Local Broadcast"

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Memo, w/ attachment

Memo from Charles L. South to local Democratic leaders, w/ attached flyer

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Charles L. South

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Checklist

Checklist of duties for Democratic county leaders

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May 1, 1956

Correspondence

Various memos/letters from O'Brien to Johnson supporters, and from Johnson to O'Brien

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Chilton O'Brien, Lyndon Johnson

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Chilton O'Brien Law Offices stationary, Western Union

May, 1956

District Support Summaries

District support summaries from Districts Two, Four, and Five, some handwritten

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Resolutions

Various Democratic Party Convention resolutions, w/ an attached pamphlet

6

Various

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Memo

Memo to local Democratic committees

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Legal forms

Legal forms for Democratic Convention

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Checklist

Checklist of duties for County Managers

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CONTENTS OF NOTEBOOK #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter

Form letter from Johnson to supporters

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Lyndon Johnson

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Apr. 23, 1956

Letter

Letter from O'Brien to Gilbert Adams

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Chilton O'Brien

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May 16, 1956

Resolution

Resolution to vote as a block for Lyndon Johnson at the Democratic National Convention, as well as various others from the convention

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May 22, 1956

Memo

Memo from Walter Jenkins to O'Brien concerning the "County Man Organization List," w/ attached list

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Walter Jenkins

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May 24, 1956

Memo

Memo from Johnson to O'Brien

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Lyndon Johnson

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US Senate Office of Dem. Leader stationary

May 25, 1956

Letter

Handwritten letter from Helen Glover to O'Brien

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Helen Glover

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May 28, 1956

Memo

Memo from Lloyd Bentsen, Jr. to O'Brien

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Lloyd Bentsen, Jr.

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Consolidated American Life Insurance Co. stationary

May 28, 1956

Memos

Memos between Johnson, O'Brien, Bentsen, and Katherine Voigt some w/ attachments, some w/ penned signatures

5

Various

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1956-1957

Press release

Press release from the Texas Dem. Party concerning the resolutions of the convention

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Texas Democratic Party

Jun. 18, 1956

Report

Financial report, also listing delegates to the Texas Democratic Party's branch of the National Campaign

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"Senatorial District No. 4"

Texas Democratic Party

Jun. 20, 1956

Letters

Various letters w/ attachments to local party leaders from Kathleen Voigt, as well as various others to various others

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Kathleen Voigt, various

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Texas Democratic Party, and various

1956

List

Cartoon list of necessary qualification for election to the Texas Dem. Exec. Committee

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List

List of contents for local Texas Dem. Leaders' campaign kits

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Texas Democratic Party

Jul. 28, 1956

Memo

Memo from Texas Dem. Party HQ to local leaders

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Texas Democratic Party

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Newspaper clippings

Newspaper clippings concerning Dem. Internal elections (conservative Dem. opposition)

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Various

The Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express

1956

Report

Financial report, also listing delegates to the Texas Democratic Party's branch of the National Campaign

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"Senatorial District No. 4"

Texas Democratic Party

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Memos

Memos from various Democratic party leaders to various recipients

6

Various

Various

Democratic Party, Western Union

1956-1957

Report

Report to the Texas Democratic Congressional delegation concerning issues such as civil rights and states rights

1

Kathleen Voigt

Texas Delegation Report

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Aug. 16, 1956

Schedule

Schedule of local caucuses for the Democratic Party

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Texas Democratic Party

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Speech transcript

Transcript of a speech by John Connally nominating Lyndon Johnson for President

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John Connally

"Text of Speech by John Connally nominating Lyndon B. Johnson for President of the United States"

Democratic National Committee

Aug. 16, 1956

List

List of important Democratic supporters in Texas

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Map

Map of Texas Congressional Districts

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Newspaper clipping

Clipping of table of Vice-Presidential votes in the Democratic primary

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"How the States Voted for Vice-Presidential Nominee"

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Instructions

Instructions for local supporters concerning the campaign of Adlai Stevenson

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Texas Democrats for Stevenson

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Newspaper clipping

Newspaper articles concerning the Texas Democratic internal elections

2

Don Politico

Various

The Don's Austin Report, San Antonio Light

Sept. 30, 1956

Memos

Memos between Johnson, O'Brien, and others

5

Various

Various

Various

1956

Various political paraphernalia

Various articles of political paraphernalia, including fliers for the Dem. State Convention of Texas, a petition supporting Johnson for president, and some stationary

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Statement

Statement given to the State Dem. Exec. Committee

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"To the State Democratic Executive Committee in Session"

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Sept. 1956

Notes

Handwritten notes for the campaign

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Agenda

Agenda for the Democratic Executive Committee

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List

Some sort of fundraising list for Texas Democrats

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"The ‘One Hundred Club' – to WIN a Democratic Victory in Texas ‘56"

Texas Democratic Party

1956

Resolution

Resolution concerning Teacher's pay passed during a local County Democratic Convention

1

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"Teacher's Pay Resolution"

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Memo

Memo from Kathleen Voigt and Roger Daily to local Democratic leaders concerning the Adlai Stevenson campaign

1

Kathleen Voigt, Roger Daily

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Texas Democrats for Stevenson-Kefauver

Oct. 3-8, 1956

Schedule

Schedule of campaign workshops for local Democratic leaders

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Texas Democrats for Stevenson-Kefauver

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Newspaper clippings

Various newspapers and newspaper articles concerning the campaigns of 1956

10

Various

Various

Various

1956

Memos

Various memos

3

Various

Various

Various

1956

 


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