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Concentrated Animal-Dip

Description: Patent for a concentrated insecticide dip for cattle to kill Texas fever ticks made of alkali arsonite, soap, pine tar, water, and ethyl alcohol.
Date: December 31, 1912
Creator: Chapin, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Changing Congress: The Rules of the Game

Description: Produced by the National Education Radio and Television Center, The Changing Congress is a nine-part television series looking at the issues confronting federal legislators. Part 3, entitled “The Rules of the Game,” focuses on the long and sometimes informal process of passing legislation through the houses of Congress. To do so, the broadcast follows Congressman Jim Wright as he attempts to push a bill on water pollution. Wright meets with other members of the House Committee on Public Works a… more
Date: 1965
Duration: 29 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: National Education Radio and Television Center
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Meet Your Congressman

Description: This educational film starring Representative Jim Wright of Fort Worth encourages American citizens to “drop in and say hello” to sitting congressmen when visiting Washington, D.C. In the staged interaction, a group of young people visit with Wright in his office, learning about the unique role of Congress and what they might expect to see on the House floor. After their conversation, Wright sends the teens on a guided tour of the Supreme Court.
Date: 1960~/1969~
Duration: 5 minutes 18 seconds
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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A Day in the Life of a United States Senator

Description: This 1958 television documentary overviews a typical day on Capitol Hill for Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas. (Yarborough was seeking reelection at the time.) After eating breakfast with his wife and conferring with his staff, Yarborough attends a hearing of the Post Office and Civil Service Committee and sits in on a session. All the while, he makes time for Texans visiting the national capital.
Date: 1958
Duration: 14 minutes 39 seconds
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Photograph of the Texas Delegation during the 80th U.S. Congress, 1947-1949

Description: Photograph of the Texas Delegation to the 80th U.S. Congress, 1947-1949. Three rows of men, all wearing dark suits with ties. Texas state flag hangs in background. Front row, left to right: Wright Patman, J.M. Combs, L. Beckworth, Sam Rayburn, J.F. Wilson, Olin E. Teague, T. Pickett. Second row, left to right: A. Thomas, C. Thompson, L. Johnson, R. Poage, W. Lucas, E. Gossett, J. Lyle, Jr. Third row, left to right: K. Regan, O. Burleson, E. Worley, G. Mahon, P. Kilday, and C. Fisher.
Date: 1947/1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

Photo of 1960 Texas Democratic delegates in the U.S. House of Representatives, 86th Congress

Description: Photograph of the Democratic delegates from Texas in the 86th U.S. Congress. The color photograph includes the images of 23 Texas delegates. Nine of the men are seated at a dining table covered with a white tablecloth. Fourteen men stand behind those who are seated. All men wear dark suits with ties. The room includes a chandelier, ornate mirror over a fireplace and two large windows at the background with curtains. The group is comprised of the Texas U.S. Representatives from 1960, exce… more
Date: 1960
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

Sam Rayburn in President Truman's Inuagural Parade

Description: Black and white photograph of Sam Rayburn riding in the front seat of a convertible vehicle during President Harry S. Truman's January 20, 1949 inaugaural parade. Sam Rayburn sits in the passenger side front seat of the vehicle. In the back are (from left to right): Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Fred Vinson, Mrs. Roberta Vinson and Lucinda Rayburn (Sam Rayburn's sister and longtime hostess). The men both wear dark colored top coats and top hats. The women both wear dark colored coats a… more
Date: 1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

[Form letter written by George Mahon, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.]

Description: A form letter from George Mahon, dated May 3, 1951. Mahon discourses on the MacArthur controversy and advises that Acheson should have resigned many months ago. He speaks of his concern for the country stating that he hopes they can get their feet on the ground as a nation and unify efforts toward building up the national defense program and towards preventing World War III. Mahon affirms his need for the prayers and advice of the people during these trying days. P. S. "As to our spending p… more
Date: May 3, 1951
Creator: Mahon, George
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from T. N. Carswell to President-elect Richard M. Nixon - December 19, 1968]

Description: A letter written to Mr. Richard M. Nixon, President-elect, Washington, D. C. from T. N. Carswell dated December 19, 1968. In a previous letter dated December 2, 1968, Nixon requests that Carswell name an exceptional individual for appointment whom Nixon can bring into his Administration prompting this reply letter by Carswell in which he makes the recommendation of Dr. Rupert N. Richardson for an appointment to the new Administration.
Date: December 19, 1968
Creator: Carswell, T. N. (Thomas Norwood)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[West Washington Baptist Church bulletin: "THE LIGHT COMETH" - Illustration by C. M. Burd]

Description: A bulletin from the West Washington Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.), Charles B. Austin, Pastor. The bulletin front includes the announcement of the White Christmas Pageant, "THE LIGHT COMETH" to be held on December 21, 1941 with illustration by C. M. Burd. Inside page includes a schedule of events for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1941 and listing of OUR WHITE CHRISTMAS PAGEANTS from 1925-1941. Bulletin back; WHITE GIFTS FOR THE KING. The Legend of Cathay.
Date: December 7, 1941
Creator: Austin, Charles B.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Selective Service System Local Board Memorandum No. 190-A - Reemployment Polices regarding veterans and Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended]

Description: A copy of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM, WASHINGTON 25, D. C. LOCAL BOARD MEMORANDUM NO. 190-A ISSUED: 5/20/44. Reemployment Polices regarding veterans (LBM 190A-1). (LBM 190A-9 and 10) includes APPENDIX "A" REEMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS. SELECTIVE TRAINING AND SERVICE ACT OF 1940, AS AMENDED.
Date: May 20, 1944
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Selective Service System Local Board Memorandum No. 190-B - Extension of Veterans Assistance Program to former members of The United States Merchant Marine and [Public Law 87 78th Congress - An Act]]

Description: A memorandum from theNational Headquarters of the Selective Service System (Washington 25, D. C.), issued October 31, 1944. The memorandum (NO. 190-B) pertains to an extension of the Veterans Assistance Program to former members of the United States Merchant Marines.
Date: October 31, 1944
Creator: United States. Washington, D. C. National Headquarters Selective Service System.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Sam Russell to Angus J. Gallagher - January 27, 1945]

Description: A letter written to Mr. Angus J. Gallagher, Chief, Headquarters Division, Selective Service System, Washington, D. C., from Sam Russell dated January 27, 1945. Russell advises Gallagher of the enclosed letter from his friend and constituent T. N. Carswell who is requesting information regarding grades and pay of Clerical Audit Supervisors.
Date: January 27, 1945
Creator: Russell, Sam
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Additional Dissenting Views of Honorable Omar Burleson - June 27, 1972

Description: A document titled "Additional Dissenting Views of Honorable Omar Burleson," which is a discussion by Burleson of a bill that he introduced in 1969 and again in 1971 to decentralize two programs bogged down with red tape. The Committee's bill does the opposite by compounding the existing over-centralization and costing the taxpayer. Good government is economical and efficient and provides services desired by the people. "The Committee's bill, by giving a bigger prize to states imposing higher… more
Date: June 22, 1972
Creator: Burleson, Omar
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

The First Priority: Survival

Description: A magazine article titled "The First Priority: Survival," by Max B. Boyd, Associate Editor, dated January 1971. Published in the January 1971 issue of Government Executive Magazine, published in Washington, D. C. The article includes a highlighted statement: "Rep. Mahon: 'Except in time of war…or…deep depression, we ought to pay our way as we go', pages 37-39.
Date: January 1971
Creator: Mahon, George
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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