Baylor University Poage Library

Series IV

IV. Office Files, 1941-1978, 145 lin. ft.

The Office Files are divided into two major divisions : Texas Development Materials and General Office Files. The Texas Development Files contain items related specifically to Texas whereas the General Files deal with the day-to-day operations of a congressional office.

A. Texas Development Materials, 1949-1978 [bulk 1925‚1978], 20 lin. ft.

While the majority of these items date from the 1960s and 1970s, there are also items from the 1940s and 1950 as well as a few items from the 1920s and 1930s. These are arranged alphabetically by subject beginning quite naturally with agriculture. Among the fifty topics covered are education, energy, health, industry, transportation and welfare. In addition, half of the materials deal with water resources in Texas including the Texas Water Development Board, soil and water conservation, and an extensive treatment of the Texas tidelands controversy.

B. General Office Files, 1951-1978, 125 lin. ft.

These files serve as a catch all for anything not easily filed in another place. Arranged alphabetically beginning with a general "A" file, most files date from 1951 to 1978. What happened to office files from 1936 to 1950 is not known at this time (1995). In addition to correspondence for each letter of the alphabet, other topics in this arrangement include :
  • Administrative Assistant, 1978
  • Bicentennial, 1975-1976
  • Christmas cards, 1970-1980
  • Form letters, 1951-1978

  • Inauguration, 1937‚ 1986
  • Invitations, 1951-1978
  • Newsletters, newsletter correspondence, news releases, and newspaper clippings, 1950s-1978
  • National Federation of Independent Business ballots, 1954-1978

  • Office details, 1951-1978
  • Poage personal, 1940s‚ 1979
  • Programs, 1959-1980
  • Waco, 1950s-1970s
  • White House, 1951‚ 1978.