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Closing Lines from the Novel, "Eben Holden"

Description: Document with the closing lines from the book "Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller, published in 1900. A handwritten note is at the bottom of the document with the words, "To Sam Rayburn, with deep affection--Gene Worley 10/17/49 Washington, D.C." Francis Eugene Worley was a democratic U.S. Representative from Texas who served in the House of Representatives from 1941 to 1950. Sam Rayburn "saw himself" in these closing lines from the book "Eben Holden." The text is black, printed on cream colored paper.
Date: 1941/1950
Creator: Bacheller, Irving
Item Type: Poem

[Letter from Jane Bartley to Medibel Bartley - March 23, 1960]

Description: Letter from Jane Bartley to Medibel (Meddie) Bartley, dated March 23, 1960, in which she writes about her disappointment with her grades and her upcoming participation in the Cherry Blossom Parade. It includes an envelope, postmarked March 24, 1960.
Date: March 23, 1960
Creator: Bartley, Jane
Item Type: Text

[Postcard from Medibel Bartley to Kate Thomas]

Description: Postcard from Medibel Bartley to Kate Thomas. It reads: "Dear Kate. Got to Austin all right. Edward got in about six o'clock Sun. morn over the I. & G. N. He came into our train before we got up. Surely was glad to see him. Then in a few minutes here came Mr. & Mrs. Smith. We all had breakfast together. We are staying at the same place we stayed before. Mr. & Mrs. Smith are paying $22.00 just for room. We just have to pay $10.00. Did I leave my mirror? I just can't get along without it. I hate for you to have to send it but I surely need it. Will write more when I get some ink and stationery. Lots of love, Meddie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bartley, Medibel
Item Type: Postcard

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and FDR

Description: Political cartoon drawing by C.K. Berryman, featuring Uncle Sam, Sam Rayburn and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cartoon depicts Uncle Sam as the central character. He is holding columns marked "HOUSING" and "BILL" in his left and right arms respectively. He appears to be shaking them and the columns are both broken and surrounded by other broken columns. A hat near his feet reads, "HOUSE." Sam Rayburn stands before President Roosevelt in the lower left corner. Sam Rayburn says, "I'M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT. BUT THE FELLOW REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HIS OWN STRENGTH." The cartoon is a commentary on the House voting down Roosevelt's proposed $800 million Housing Bill which would have provided funding to the impoverished people in the U.S. This was just one of many bills proposed by FDR that was voted down by Congress. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "DEAR SAM RAYBURN--MY HAT'S OFF TO A FELLOW WHO KNOWS! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, AUG., 1939"
Date: August 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and John Nance Garner

Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn shaking hands with Vice President John Nance Garner. A political cartoon by C.K. Berryman depicting caricatures of Sam Rayburn, dressed as a cowboy holding onto the reins of a donkey noted to be "HOUSE MAJORITY." Rayburn is shaking hands with Garner. Garner says, "NOW RIDE HIM COWBOY!" This is a commentary on Rayburn's election to Majority Leader. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner with the words, "TO MY GOOD OLD TEXAN FRIEND SAM RAYBURN WHO WAS 'BORN TO LEAD' WITH HEARTY ASSURANCE THAT I'LL BE ON THE CHEERLINE! LET'ER GO!!! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, JAN. 5, 1937"
Date: January 5, 1937
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by C.K. Berryman

Description: Drawing by political cartoonist, C.K. Berryman. Done in black ink. The drawing shows caricatures of Sam Rayburn speaking to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rayburn is sweating profusely as he appears to say, "Everything is harmonious, Mr. President!" Roosevelt is seated at a desk looking at Rayburn. Roosevelt says, "You may think its harmony but sounds awful sour to me!" The dome of the U.S. Capitol stands in the background. Angry words can be seen around the capitol as if those inside are yelling. Words such as "Boo!" "Blah!" and "Throw him out!" can be seen. The cartoon is a commentary on the difficulty Rayburn had in organizing the Democratic party due to differing viewpoints from the various congressmen. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "TO MY GOOD FRIEND RAYBURN WHO NEVER SAYS DIE! C.K. BERRYMAN EVENING STAR, JULY 30, 1939"
Date: July 30, 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by Clifford Berryman

Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn and others. A political cartoon featuring Senate Minority Leader Charles McNary, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, House Speaker William Bankhead, Vice President John Garner, House Minority Leader Joseph Martin and House Majority Leader Sam Rayburn. The men all hold dress suits (tuxedos) on hangers along with formal hats. They stand at a store with a sign outside that reads, "SECOND HAND TOGS TAKEN HERE--FAIR PRICES OFFERED!" The men (specifically John Nance Garner) says to the store attendent, " WHAT'LL YOU GIVE US? WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK!" This cartoon is a commentary on the visit of the King of England, George VI and his wife Elizabeth to the United States in 1939. The congressional delegation selected to honor the royals consisted of those seen in the cartoon.
Date: 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork

[Postcard of Flowers and Cross]

Description: Postcard of a cross with flowers in front of it. Text on the front of the postcard says, "May Easter be but the beginning of an endless period of peace and happiness for you and yours." Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn and simply says, "With much love, Anne Bradford."
Date: 1914
Creator: Bradford, Annie
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan]

Description: Postcard of the north view of the main building of the sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard from Annie Bradford to Lou Rayburn expresses thanks for a card.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradford, Annie
Item Type: Postcard

Photograph of man on beach

Description: Photograph of a man standing on a beach. The black and white photo shows the man standing in the sand looking out upon the tide and the sky. The man, silhoutted against the brightness of the sky is wearing a brimmed fisherman's hat, wears a spyglass on a cord around his neck and wears a coat and pants and rubber boots. The photo includes the signature/maker's mark in the lower left corner that reads, "COPYRIGHT 1907 BY C.H. CLAUDY." The photo is framed with a stained and faded ivory mat.
Date: 1907
Creator: Carl H. Claudy
Item Type: Photograph

Photograph of a Conestoga Wagon Parade

Description: Photograph of a conestoga wagon parade in Cookeville, Tennessee. Sitting in the cow-pulled wagon is a man, woman and child. A group of people are watching the parade.
Date: unknown
Creator: Coates, Bob
Item Type: Photograph

Print of Sam Rayburn

Description: Print of Sam Rayburn based on an original painting by Douglas Chandor. Sam Rayburn sits at a desk. He is wearing a dark, three piece suit with a blue striped tie and white shirt. He sits in a green leather desk chair. His left arm rests on the desk. He holds a book in his lap with his right hand. Chandor created three of these paintings. One was given to the East Texas State University (Now known as Texas A&M--Commerce), the Capitol in Austin, Texas and one hung in Sam Rayburn's private office in Washington, D.C.
Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Douglas Chandor
Item Type: Artwork

[Portrait of a Group of Men and One Woman]

Description: Portrait of a group of eleven formally dressed men in three rows, either standing, sitting in chairs or sitting on the floor. In the middle of the group, sitting in a chair, is one woman wearing a white dress. Photograph border includes the name and logo of the portrait studio, "Driver, Commerce, Tex."
Date: 1900~
Creator: Driver
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 William Marion Rayburn

Description: Portrait of William Marion Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's father. He is seated facing the camera wearing a dark suit and hat. It is matted on a light board.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edmonston
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Children]

Description: Portrait of two young children, both boys, wearing outfits with large lace collars and posing with their heads together.
Date: unknown
Creator: Foster
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Children]

Description: Portrait of two young children, both wearing large bow ties, posing with their heads close together.
Date: unknown
Creator: Foster
Item Type: Photograph