The correspondence in this collection was received with both the sent and received correspondence of individuals and entities stapled together. This order has been maintained in the processing of this collection.
It is the belief of the Collections Manager at the Baylor Collections of Political Materials that the Thomas A. Pickett Papers came to BCPM through the accession of the John V. Dowdy, Sr. Papers around 1972. John V. Dowdy, Sr. took Pickett's seat in the U. S. House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District, upon Pickett's resignation in June of 1952. The Pickett Papers were removed and processed as a separate collection.