Baylor University Poage Library

Series Description

Click HERE for a listing of the legislation for each of the series.

Civilian and Veteran's Casework

This series consists mainly of correspondence from individuals requesting assistance in obtaining veteran's pension increases, disability compensation, discharge reviews, and a request for a veteran's medical records. One case involves a request for a Civil War Veteran's headstone.

Foreign Affairs Committee Legislation

This series contains government publications on foreign policy and aid to foreign countries in the areas of Post World War II government actions and the issues surrounding aid to Korea.

House Administration Committee Legislation

This series contains correspondence, government publications, and House resolutions. The majority of the documents in this series revolve around the issue of steel seizure by the United States Government, and the printing of the briefs in the steel seizure cases as House documents for use by House of Representative members

Judiciary Committee Legislation

Series consists primarily of correspondence, government publications, general publications, Supreme Court documentation, and House resolutions. The issue of railroad reorganization for the International-Great Northern Railroad Company (I.-G.N.), owned by the Missouri Pacific Railroad, is included in this series, along with extensive publications on Tidelands issues relating to the ownership of submerged lands.

Projects, Dams, and Waterways

This series contains correspondence, government publications, general publications, copies of news articles, and some photographs. This collection chronicles Pickett's support and work on public works projects such as Dams along the Neches-Angelina River, the Sabine Neches Waterway, and the need for flood control along the Trinity River. Also included in this series is a proposal for the completion of the Rusk Charcoal Blast Furnace and Chemical Plant in Rusk, Texas, and the United States Department of the Interior