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Description: Print of a poem by Harry B. Hawes. Poem title: "In the Matter of Friendship." Printed on ivory colored paper in black ink. A facsimile of Hawe's signature is at the lower right of the printed poem. Hawes was a democrat from Missouri who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1921-1926. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1926-1933.
Creator: Harry B. Hawes
Item Type: Poem
Description: Letter from Cecile N. Kilday, Corresponding Secretary for The Congressional Club in Washington D.C., to Miss Lou Rayburn, which expresses thanks to Lou Rayburn for attending the club's Presidential reception.
Creator: Kilday, Cecile
Item Type: Text
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
Description: Color print of Christian nativity scene. Mary with baby Jesus in manger at center. Three kings with gifts are on the left side. A shepherd with animals is on the right. A bright star shines above Mary. The piece appears to have been clipped from a magazine. The advertising on the back of this image is for Elgin watches, dated 1922.
Item Type: Artwork
Description: Newspaper clipping about Sam Rayburn observing his 75th birthday in Washington. On the back announcement of making home in Huntsville for Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alan Wood, wedding was on Dec 29, 1956.
Description: Newspaper clipping about a woman receiving a bouquet of flowers because of her hospitality in her home to newspaper men and woman. On the back are partial cartoons.
Description: Newspaper clipping of two black and white photos. The first photo shows a man passing the American flag at half-mast in front of the Rayburn Library, and includes a short description. The second photo shows Vice-President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson supposedly walking towards the Sam Rayburn family home, and a includes short description. On the back of the clipping is part of a spread encouraging people to go to church.
Description: Newspaper clipping about Captain Lehman escorting Representative John W. McCormack for Sam Rayburn's funeral service at First Baptist church. On the back is a partial photo of a group of women and a reverend standing around a large cake, as well as part of an advertisement for petticoats.
Description: Newspaper clipping about Bonham transitioning to normal quiet Monday after thousands of people visiting to show their respects to Sam Rayburn on Saturday. On the back of the newspaper is an advertisement showing a picture of a stereo.
Description: Newspaper clipping about people from Bonham praising Sam Rayburn for the life he lived. On the back of the newspaper clipping is an article about a freeze warning for Bonham.
Creator: Newman, Philip L.
Description: Newspaper clipping about Bonhamites being urge by the Chief of Police O.R. McKissack for them to cars at home on Saturday. The urge by the Chief is to ensure enough parking for the visitors for the funeral services of Sam Rayburn. On the back of the newspaper clipping there is a partial article about Tom Briley trio performing at the Church of the Nazarene.
Description: Newspaper clipping about a television program portraying Bonham, Texas on November 18, 1961. The city of Bonham showing respect to Sam Rayburn's life from television program. On the back of the clipping are a partial list of church service times and local event announcements.
Creator: Moot, Edmund Northrup
Description: Newspaper clipping about depicting images of four familiar moods of Say Rayburn. There are four images depicting in a row depicting his different moods. On the back of the clipping is part of a different article as well as a portion of a large advertisement.
Description: Newspaper clipping about Sam Rayburn served longer any member in the House of Representatives and double of any Speaker of the House. Sam Rayburn as Speaker of the House, served with four presidents which include President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Harry S. Truman, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy. On the back of the clipping are portions of two one-panel comics, and an article concerning communism.
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
Description: Newspaper clippings discussing Sam Rayburn's death, including his final days, passing, funeral, and legacy. On the back of the clippings are various articles, including information about college and sports teams.
Description: Newspaper clipping about an era in American History coming to an end because of Sam Rayburn's death. On the back is a partial list of church service times, and the bottom right corner of a black and white photo.
Description: Newspaper clipping of a black and white photo of Joe Britton, a Bonham businessman, holding an artist's rendering of the Rayburn Memorial Library. Included is a short description of the photo, as well as the campaign to raise money for the Library. On the back is information on local television programming.
Description: Newspaper clipping of an article talking about Sam Rayburn's reaction to the opening of the Sam Rayburn library in Bonham, Texas. The clipping includes a large picture from 1957 of Mr. Rayburn sitting in the replica of his office that resides in the library. On the back are 4 comic strips, a happy birthday message, and portions of two advertisements.
Description: Newspaper clipping about funeral services being held for a mother and son. The son died first and the mother died a half an hour later. On the back are portions of two advertisements.
Description: Newspaper clipping about the popularity of the Sam Rayburn Library in Bonham, Texas. The article also includes descriptions of some of the featured items in the Library's museum. There are advertisements on each side of each clipping.
Date: October 13, 1963