Bullock Exhibit Open At Baylor Library

July 10, 2001

An exhibit of photographs and other materials relating to the public service of the late Bob Bullock is open in the Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM) in the Poage Legislative Library at Baylor University.

Much of the exhibit is drawn from more than 200 framed items that are part of the Bullock Archives, scheduled to open to the public in 2004. The exhibit includes political newspaper cartoons about Bullock published while he was in office, items from the Capitol Restoration Project of 1995 and materials relating to the new Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, as well as awards, letters, campaign and legislative memorabilia. From time to time, changes will be made to the permanent exhibit, said Benna Ball, project director for the Bullock Archives.

The archival materials housed in the BCPM include letters Bullock received and answered from 1991-99, microfilm, videos, cassettes, thousands of photographs and proof sheets, publication notebooks, newspaper clippings, news releases, framed certificates and awards, and scrapbooks kept by Bullock family members. Also included is a DVD indexing more than 62,000 letters.

Prior to his death in 1999, Bullock deposited more than 1,000 linear feet of papers with the Baylor research facility, said Ben Rogers, collections manager. Bullock was a graduate of the Baylor University School of Law.

"This is probably the most important collection relating to Texas government in the last 25 years," Rogers said.

Bullock served as lieutenant governor for eight years and as state comptroller for 16 years. He also was a member of the Texas House of Representatives, assistant attorney general, Texas secretary of state and a key aide to former Gov. Preston Smith.

Plans are under way for a grand opening of the Bullock materials around July 10, 2004, when the former lieutenant governor would have turned 75.

The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the exhibit or directions to the Collections of Political Materials, call (254) 710-3767 or (254) 710-3540.

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