The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 72, July 1968 - April, 1969 Page: 94
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Archives of the University of Texas at Austin are engaged in
an effort to collect the campaign literature, records, and correspond-
ence of candidates for state and national office in the Texas election
of 1968. The director of the Archives, Chester Kielman, believes that
such materials should be made available for use by qualified scholars
because of the crucial role that politics has played in the development
of modern Texas. The director welcomes contributions of this material
to the Archives by candidates, members of the Association, and inter-
ested Texans. Materials from previous state and national campaigns
will also be gratefully accepted. Donors may place appropriate restric-
tions on the use of records, files, and correspondence. All contribu-
tions, as well as further inquiries, should be addressed to Dr. Chester
V. Kielman, Director, University of Texas Archives, Barker Texas His-
tory Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712.
The University of Oklahoma and the General Services Administra-
tion have initiated a program to publish on microfilm substantial
portions of the extant Federal court records from the founding of
the United States until 1840. The material, which will form a valu-
able primary tool for scholarly historical study, will be housed in the
Irwin S. and Elizabeth F. Rhodes Collection in American Legal Rec-
ords at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The collection was
established by Rhodes, a Cincinnati lawyer and graduate of the Har-
vard Law School, and his wife in December, 1966.
Immediate attention will be focused on microfilming court records
held in eight of the fourteen Federal Records Centers of GSA's Na-
tional Archives and Records Service. The project, which will film an
estimated 2,500,000 pages of records, represents a sizable addition to
the regular National Archives microfilm publication program which
has been in existence since 1941 and which films about 6,000,00o pages
of records annually. It will be the first time that records in the Federal
Records Centers have been included in the microfilm publication
In addition to the filming of Federal court records, efforts will be
carried forward on collecting microfilm copies of court records for all
states in existence by 1840. Responsibility for that portion of the
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 72, July 1968 - April, 1969, periodical, 1969; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117146/m1/110/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.