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G. Government & Political Collection

 Classification
Identifier: G
The Government & Political Collection contains the papers of state and federal legislators. Congressman Charles Wilson's papers document his career as a Texas state legislator (1960-72) and his service in the U.S. House of Representatives (1973-96). Wilson's numerous legislative accomplishments in state and federal government, colorful personal life, and the 2007 movie Charlie Wilson's War, make this collection particularly popular with patrons.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Wilson Congressional Papers

 Collection
Identifier: G-0001
Arrangement Collection dispersed across 313 boxes with the original order of the materials intact. Arranged in 2 series--Federal (U.S. House of Representatives) Papers and State (Texas House of Representatives and Senate) Papers. I. Federal Papers (arranged in 13 sub-series) 1. Correspondence (205 boxes) Congressman Wilson's office used different methods to file correspondence, subject files and project files. Files from 1973-1977 are arranged alphabetically. Files from 1977-1983...

Judge Thomas M. Reavley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: G-0004
Scope and Contents The Judge Thomas M. Reavley Papers detail his extensive civic and legal service to society. Reavley’s correspondence, scholarship and speeches document not only his career and community engagement, but also provide glimpses of his education, family, World War II experience. The collection contains a wide range of formats and mediums—awards and plaques, books, calendars, commemorative medals, compact discs, ink and pencil correspondence, framed materials, mimeograph paper, newsprint, and...

Judy McDonald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: G-0003
Scope and Contents These papers include academic work from Judy’s college years in the early 1950s and photographs from the early 1960-2005.  The collection contains most of Judy’s “scrapbook”, collected over her years as mayor of Nacogdoches, which consist mainly of newspaper articles taken from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel.

Ottis E. Lock Papers

 Collection
Identifier: G-0002
Scope and Contents Material in this collection mainly consists of correspondence during his time as a state Congressman and Senator. There is also some personal correspondence during and after his time in political office.

Roy Blake Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: G-0006

Wayne Christian Political Papers

 Collection
Identifier: G-0005
Scope and Contents This collection consists predominantly of research (articles, emails, memos, notes, pamphlets, reports) about legislative issues. The collection includes drafts and final copies of many bills that Representative Christian authored. The casework and correspondence demonstrate the wide range of issues that a state legislator handles for their constituents.