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[Historic Marker Application: Rialto Theater]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Rialto Theater, in Beeville, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, and photographs.
Date: July 20, 2007
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: First Baptist Church of Barksdale]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the First Baptist Church of Barksdale, in Barksdale, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, floor plans, maps, and photographs.
Date: January 14, 2009
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

Washington County legal documents

Description: Court summons for John M. Brown to appear in Union Bank of Mississippi vs. John M. Brown case.
Date: March 4, 1843
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Flower Label from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Sam Rayburn]

Description: Label for flowers sent to Sam Rayburn in honor of his sixtieth birthday from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The label has a picture of The White House and is addressed to "The Speaker of The House of Representatives." At the bottom of the label is text which reads "Perishable flowers. Keep from frost and extreme heat."
Date: January 6, 1941
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Letter from Cecily N. Kilday to Lou Rayburn - February 11]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kilday, Cecile
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[W. J. Bartley Calling Card]

Description: Small grey calling card with "W. J. Bartley" written in elaborate script.
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[United States Congress Envelope]

Description: Empty envelope with "Congress of the United States" printed in the top left, "President's Platform" in the bottom left, and "No. 85" in the top right corner.
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[1949 Inauguration Event Schedule]

Description: Card with a schedule of events for the 1949 inauguration written on it. The events range from Saturday, January 18 to Thursday, January 23, and include dinners at the Mayflower Hotel and a buffet luncheon at the White House.
Date: [1949-01-18..1949-01-23]
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[R. O. Evans & Company Envelope]

Description: Empty envelope with typed text in the middle: "R. O. Evans & Company, 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, U. S. A."
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Congressional Record Page, Sixty-Third Congress, Third Session]

Description: Congressional Record page from the 63rd Congress, 3rd session. The page includes a speech by Hon. William Kettner of California in the House of Representatives, a letter written by W. R. Hervy, and another letter written by Motley, Hewes Flint, Dana Reid Weller, William Rhodes Hervey, and Samuel E. Burke, all past Grand Masters of Masons. The speech and letters are related to the Los Angeles investigation into "The Alleged Oath or Obligation of the Knights of Columbus."
Date: January 29, 1915
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Valentine's Day Card]

Description: Valentine's Day card, specifically for a sister, with a red rose on the front of it and a typed note inside. A handwritten note on the back of the card says, "Was just wishing I had Valentines to send and took a walk down the avenue and found these - I'm not going to try to live up to all this loving talk in these. I feel a lot of it though. Ruth is in bed today with cold. Hope she is better tomorrow for we are to have turkey dinner with them Monday night. Have had a hard time getting a visit with them. Am going to Mrs. Thurman's luncheon. Then I hope I'll get rounding up - Robert just called - Ruth has bronchitis - I'm afraid our turkey dinner is off - Love, Lucy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[House of Representatives Envelope]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Note from Marguerite]

Description: Small card with a handwritten message: "Thinking of you, With love, Marguerite."
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[School Report Card and Class Roster]

Description: School report card and class roster, including grades for arithmetic, reading, spelling, and writing. The students listed are Alice Hammer, Ella Hammer, Granville Twity, Roy Thompson, Melvin Tarver, Gay Tarver, Ora Parker, Flora Parker, Roy Parker, Elma Parker, Sam Crownover, Charlie Moore, Eva Moore, Willie Click, Lewis Click, Ralph Hollis, Floyd Clutter, Frank Click, Henry Apple, Frank Hollis, and Lillie Apple.
Date: [1900..1901]
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[1949 Inauguration Ticket]

Description: Ticket to the 1949 inauguration ceremonies. The ticket reads: "President's Platform. Inauguration Ceremonies. January Twentieth, 1949. Admit the Bearer to the Senate Wing of the Capitol and through the Rotunda Door to the President's Platform" and is signed "Carl Hayden, Chairman, Committee on Arrangements." The back of the invitation is signed "Joseph C. Duke, Sergeant at Arms, U. S. Senate."
Date: January 20, 1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Contract with American Federation of Musicians Local 644 and Houston LULAC Council - March 25, 1953]

Description: Contract with American Federation of Musicians Local 644 by John J. Herrera of the Houston LULAC Council, dated March 25, 1953. The contract is written for Ralph Galvan and nine vocalists/musicians to perform on April 12, 1953 at the City Auditorium of Houston, Texas on April 12, 1953.
Date: March 25, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Journal of Ann Rose, wife of a Jack Ruby trial juror]

Description: Stenographic notebook used by Ann Rose to record her personal experiences while her husband, Waymon Rose, served on the jury during Jack Ruby's murder trial. Nine pages of the notebook's paper have been used, on the front only; a tenth page of similar size has been added. Almost all of the text is written in pencil. Jury selection for the Ruby trial began in early 1964. The trial ended on March 14, 1964 when Jack Ruby was found guilty of murder with malice. In addition to this journal, Ann Rose kept scrapbooks on the subject of President Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath for more than 30 years.
Date: 1964-02-29/1964-03-14
Creator: Rose, Ann
Partner: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

[Max Causey's journal of his experiences on the Ruby trial jury]

Description: Spiral bound notebook containing a handwritten journal titled "Trial of a Juror" by Max Causey, who served as the foreman of the jury for the Jack Ruby trial. The notebook contains 54 pages. Jury selection for the Ruby trial began in early 1964. The trial itself started on March 4th and Max Causey was the first juror selected. Causey was elected foreman by his peers on March 14th as they began their deliberations. The trial ended on March 14, 1964 when the jury found Jack Ruby guilty of murder with malice.
Date: 1964-02-20/1964-03
Creator: Causey, Max
Partner: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

[Journal of Allen McCoy, juror during Jack Ruby trial]

Description: Handwritten notes of Jack Ruby trial juror Allen McCoy. These notes detail McCoy's experience being selected to serve on the jury but do not cover the trial itself. There are 18 pages of handwritten notes. The writing is on both the front and back of the pages and each page is numbered (1 - 36). Jury selection for the Ruby trial began in early 1964. McCoy's notes describe how he was summoned for jury duty in February and how he knew in his heart that he would be selected to serve on the jury for Jack Ruby's trial. McCoy ran out of paper before the trial began. The trial ended on March 14, 1964 when the jury found Jack Ruby guilty of murder with malice.
Date: 1964-02-08/1964-03
Creator: McCoy, Allen
Partner: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza