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[Invitation to the Sam Rayburn Library Dedication]

Description: Invitation sent from the trustees of the Sam Rayburn Foundation inviting an individual to the dedication of the Sam Rayburn Library in Bonham, Texas on October 9, 1957.
Date: October 9, 1957
Creator: Sam Rayburn Foundation
Item Type: Text

[Newspaper Clipping: Death Claims 'Miss Lu']

Description: Newspaper clipping about Lucinda Rayburn dies in her home at the age of eighty-two. The newspaper clipping describes arrangement of funeral services, her life, her influence on Sam Rayburn's career. There are several articles on the back, discussing various topics.
Date: May 27, 1957
Item Type: Clipping

[Newspaper Clipping: Flaming Cross Burns in Yard at Rayburn Home]

Description: Two newspaper clippings of an article about a cross burned in the driveway of Speaker Sam Rayburn's home, Thursday, July 26, 1956. The second clipping is a continuation of the content in the first clipping. The article includes information about an FBI investigation, Sam Rayburn's opinion on the act, and an editorial note condemning the supposed nature of the act.
Date: July 27, 1956
Item Type: Clipping

Photo of Alfred E. Smith, Bernard Baruch and Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Alfred E. Smith, Bernard Baruch and Sam Rayburn. The group of men all wear dark, three piece suits, white button-down shirts and dark ties. They sit near a table, which is in the foreground. The table has several pieces of paper on it and several glass ashtrays. The back of the photo reads, "ALFRED E. SMITH - BERNARD BARUCH - SAM RARYBURN - IN CONFERENCE ON RAILROAD LEGISLATION."
Date: 1950/1969
Item Type: Photograph

Photo of Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. A formal black and white portrait of Rayburn. Rayburn wears a dark, three piece suit with a white, button-down shirt and a dark colored tie. He sits at a desk which contains papers, pen stand and pens and an ashtray. Rayburn has his left elbow propped up on the desk, the other arm is at his side.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Modell
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph at Sam Rayburn Library Dedication Day]

Description: Photograph of men in suits standing and talking in groups outside of the Sam Rayburn house on the day of the Sam Rayburn Library dedication. Handwritten note on the back of the photo names the occasion and date of the photograph.
Date: October 9, 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Photograph of Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. The photo is a head and shoulders view of Mr. Rayburn. He wears a dark suit jacket, dark tie, white button-down shirt, and a tan colored cowboy/fedora style hat. This image was taken of Mr. Sam later in his life, most likely between 1950 and 1961.
Date: 1950/1961
Creator: Wichita Falls Times and Record News, Photographer Jim Cochran
Item Type: Photograph

Photograph of Sam Rayburn and his sisters, Katherine (Rayburn) Thomas and Medibel (Rayburn) Bartley

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn and two sisters; Katherine [Kate] (Rayburn) Thomas and Medibel [Meddie](Rayburn) Bartley. The women are on the left wearing dark dresses with brooches. Sam Rayburn is wearing a dark suit and tie. They are standing outside Sam Rayburn's home, near the screened porch on the south side of the home.
Date: February 2, 1957
Creator: Eastman Kodak Company
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Sam Rayburn Library Dedication Day]

Description: Photograph of men standing and talking in groups outside of the Rayburn house on the day of the dedication of the Sam Rayburn Library. Handwritten note on the back of the photo states the event and day of the photograph.
Date: October 9, 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Photograph of Sam Rayburn With Four Siblings

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn with four of his siblings. The black and white photograph was taken on the day of the dedication of the Sam Rayburn Library, October 9, 1957. The photo was taken in the parlor of Sam Rayburn's home. From left to right are: Tom Rayburn, Medibel (Rayburn) Thomas, Sam, Katherine (Rayburn) Thomas and Richard "Dick" Rayburn. The men wear dark suits with ties. The women wear dresses. They are sitting on a sofa that is now located in Sam Rayburn's bedroom. The Porfirio Salinas painting hanging in teh background is still on display at the Sam Rayburn House Museum as are many of the other items in this photograph.
Date: October 9, 1957
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mother and Three Children]

Description: Outdoor portrait of mother and three children, all dressed formally but also for warm weather. The youngest and oldest children are girls, the middle child is a boy, and all three have blonde hair.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Glogau
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Pueblo Gold and Country Club]

Description: Postcard of the Pueblo Golf and Country Club in Pueblo, Colorado. A printed note below the picture says "Pueblo, a Thriving City With a Lasting Prosperity." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard, addressed to Mrs. Edward Bartley and Miss Lou Rayburn says, "I met Mr. and Mrs. Chapman at a big party given in their honor. They asked to be remembered to you. I have had so many lonely mt. trips - it is beautiful here and so cool. Lois Meade."
Date: August 1951
Creator: Meade, Lois
Item Type: Postcard

[Presentation at Sam Rayburn's 70th Birthday]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and boys standing in a semi-circle in the parlor during Sam Rayburn's 70th birthday party. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo list some of the people present and say "Occasion: friends presenting over and under shot-gun to Mr. Rayburn."
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

The Sam Rayburn Library, Bonham, Texas, Dedicated October 9, 1957

Description: Information pamphlet for the Sam Rayburn Library in Bonham, Texas; the pamphlet details the library and has pictures that shows particular displays within the exhibit. One of the pictures in the pamphlet shows a plaque dedicating the library and saying it was produced by the Sam Rayburn Foundation.
Date: October 9, 1957
Item Type: Pamphlet