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[House of Representatives Envelope]
Envelope with no address and no contents, and the only text being a printed note in the left-hand corner which says: "House of Representatives."
"In All Her Glory" Sailing Ship Print
Print by Gordon Grant. "In All Her Glory" print of a sailing ship at sea.
"In the Matter of Friendship" poem by Harry B. Hawes
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.
[Invitation to the Sam Rayburn Library Dedication]
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.
Jeanne Nash, Woman's Shops - RI 1-6911
Card for Jeanne Nash from Neiman Marcus with a list of names written on the front and back; the names are associated with dates ranging from 1914 to 1966.
[Letter from Cecily N. Kilday to Lou Rayburn - February 11]
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.
[Letter from Jane Bartley to Medibel Bartley - March 23, 1960]
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.
[Letter from Sam Rayburn to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thompson, November 9, 1955]
Thank you note from Sam Rayburn to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thompson thanking them for their "contribution to the Sam Rayburn Library."
Nativity scene print
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: 75th Birthday is Observed By Rayburn in Washington]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: A Saddened President]
Newspaper clipping about a photo of President John F. Kennedy having a sorrowful look on his face, when arriving for Sam Rayburn's funeral services. On the back of the newspaper clipping are partial cartoons.
[Newspaper Clipping: Appreciative News Group Sends Local Woman Bouquet]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: As A Nation Grieves]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: At Rayburn Funeral]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Bonham Settles Back to Empty Quiet]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Bonhamites Praise Mr. Rayburn]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Bonhamites Urged to Keep Cars at Home Saturday]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Bonhom's Display Of Dignity For Mr. Sam Praised]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Cameras Record Familiar Moods of the Late House Speaker, Texas' Sam Rayburn]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Congress Tenure is Longest in History]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Death Claims 'Miss Lu']
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.
[Newspaper Clipping discussing Sam Rayburn's death]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping discussing Sam Rayburn's Death Ending American History Era]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping discussing the appreciation fund for the Sam Rayburn Memorial Library]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping discussing the opening of the Sam Rayburn Library]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Double Funeral for Mother and Son]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Echoes of The Speaker]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Eisenhower, Truman Praise Mr. Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping about Former President Eisenhower and Former President Harry S. Truman while mourning his death, commending Sam Rayburn's service as Speaker of the House. On the back of the newspaper clipping is information on a cancelled pep rally in Bonham, Texas.
[Newspaper Clipping: Favorite Accepts Gifts to Mr. Sam's Library in Statewide Drive]
Newspaper clipping about the Daily Favorite to be designated as the local collection agency for the Sam Rayburn Library endowment fund. On the back of the clipping is a portion of an article about Sam Rayburn's life. The back of the clipping also includes information on the newspaper publishers, an advertisement for a movie, and portions of a few other articles.
[Newspaper Clipping: Flags Flying at Half Mast]
Newspaper clipping about government offices flying American flag at half mass to show honor of the late Sam Rayburn. On the back of the clipping is a portion of an advertisement.
[Newspaper Clipping: Flaming Cross Burns in Yard at Rayburn Home]
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.
[Newspaper Clipping: Funeral Rites Set At 1:30 Saturday]
Newspaper clipping about Sam Rayburn's funeral services for 1:30 on Saturday. There are details of what time the services will be held, what time school will be letting on Friday, what time Vice President and Mrs, Lyndon Johnson arrives on Thursday, and details about his life. On the back of the clipping are several advertisements and portions of an article about Sam Rayburn.
[Newspaper Clipping: Greats Put Aside Political Rivalry to Honor Mr. Sam]
Newspaper clipping regarding the details of Sam Rayburn's funeral service. On the back of the newspaper clipping there is an article about a bank damaged by fire.
[Newspaper Clipping: He was a Great American, Texan]
Newspaper clipping about a conversation between a taxi driver and a passenger, in regards to Sam Rayburn's death, remembering his greatness. On the back of the clipping are portions other articles about Sam Rayburn.
[Newspaper Clipping: He's Uncle Sam to Them]
Newspaper clipping about Former President Truman and Sam Rayburn accompanied by two of his nieces, behind a desk, in the Sam Rayburn library. On the back is an advertisement for Kenmore.
[Newspaper Clipping: His Friends Pay Tribute to Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping about Sam Rayburn Library being dedicated on Wednesday. There were an order of distinguish speakers giving tribute to Sam Rayburn. On the back of the clipping is a portion of an illustration of a woman's dress.
[Newspaper Clipping: Humble, Great Pay Final Honor]
Newspaper clipping about thousands of people paying final tribute to Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. There were over thousand people inside the First Baptist church for the service service. There were approximately five thousand people standing outside the church and around fifteen thousand people for all services estimated by the Department of Public Safety. On the back of the clippings are articles on hard water in Chicago and football.
[Newspaper Clipping: Jim Rayburn of Dodd City, Speaker's Brother, Is Dead]
Newspaper clipping of the obituary of Jim Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's brother, died at the age of seventy-three. On the back of the clipping are portions of articles on West Texas college and Jacksonville water problems.
[Newspaper Clipping: Jim Rayburn Services Are Set for Today]
Newspaper clipping about the obituary of Jim Rayburn, died at age of seventy-three, who was Sam Rayburn's brother. On the back is part of a story about floods in Winnipeg.
[Newspaper Clipping: John Garner Told of Rayburn's Death]
Newspaper clipping about John Garner grieving after hearing the news of Sam Rayburn's death. John Garner did not give a statement his housekeeper shares that he is grieving.
[Newspaper Clipping: Last Rites for Will Rayburn Slated Sunday]
Newspaper clipping about last rites reserved for Will Rayburn on Sunday. On the back of the clipping are listings of livestock and ranch supplies for sale.
[Newspaper Clipping: Latin Club Gives to Library Fund]
Newspaper clipping about members of the Latin Club from Bonham high school, delivering a check for the Sam Rayburn Library fund, to The Favorite office. On the back of the newspaper clipping is an article about Mr. and Mrs. Benton Jones returning from their 10 day vacation.
[Newspaper Clipping: Leads Tribute To Speaker Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping of a black and white photo. In the photo, Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson delivering the main address at the Sam Rayburn Library dedication, while Senator Lyndon Johnson, former President Harry S. Truman, Mrs. Truman, Sam Rayburn, and Mrs. Anderson look on. On the back of the clipping is an article for men's suits.
[Newspaper Clipping: Letter Carriers Pay Tribute to Speaker Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping about a plaque presented to Sam Rayburn from the Texas Association of Letter Carriers. This tribute by the Texas Association of Letter Carriers was the last one before his death. On the back of the clipping are short articles on social events.
[Newspaper Clipping: Library Dedication in 1957 Was Dream Come True for Mr. Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping about Sam Rayburn's dream about a library came when the library dedication on October 8, 1957. On the back of the newspaper clipping is an article about the cold war being hotter than any other time since World War II.
[Newspaper Clipping: Many Friends of Mr. Sam Recall Old Times]
Newspaper clipping about friends sharing stories about Sam Rayburn. On the back of the clippings are portions of advertisements for Kraft margarine and plaid sweaters.
[Newspaper Clipping: Memorial Services Set in Washington]
Newspaper clipping about memorial services set in Washington for Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. On the back of the clipping is a portion of an article about a social event.
[Newspaper Clipping: Miss Lucinda Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping about the obituary of Lucinda Rayburn, dying on May 26, 1956, at home, which is the family home, west of Bonham, Texas. There are multiple business ads on the back of the newspaper clipping.
[Newspaper Clipping: Most Businesses Will Be Closed All Day Saturday]
Newspaper clipping about businesses being close on Saturday because of Sam Rayburn's funeral services. The cafe will be open except during the funeral services and drug store will be open till 11 a.m. to handle prescriptions business. On the back of the clipping is a portion of an article about a church event.
[Newspaper Clipping: Mourns Speaker Rayburn]
Newspaper clipping about Eddie Hunter shining Sam Rayburn's shoes for twenty to thirty years. On the back of the clipping are advertisements and a portion of an article about a train wreck.