Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Bruce Alger Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Alger, Bruce
Title: Bruce Alger Collection
Dates: 1954-1979
Abstract:
Accession No.: MA 83-11
Quantity: 46 boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Occasionally in history a person emerges who stands apart, either by choice or chance. In 1954 such a man was elected by the Texas Fifth District as the first Republican U. S. Representative from Texas since the Civil War. Whether Bruce Alger stood apart by chance or by choice depends on the interpretation of the issues and circumstances.

Bruce Alger was born in Dallas, Texas, June 12, 1918, but was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. A recipient of a Blossum scholarship, Alger attended Princeton University, where he studied philosophy, art and music. After graduation his first career was television, the newest invention of the 1940s. Joining the RCA Corporation in their promotions department, Alger settled down to work in communications; however, his career was interrupted by WWII. Alger joined the Army as a flyer, holding the rank of Captain by war's end. On his return he found RCA would not hire him. He had been "gone too long" for the new fast-paced field.

In 1945 Alger moved to Dallas and formed Alger Development Co. As a real estate agent and land developer Alger soon found himself concerned with local issues and became the first president of the White Rock Chamber of Commerce. He settled back to enjoy his business and community.

However, in 1954 Alger's life would change. After being approached by associates, Alger became the Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives for the Fifth District. To his own surprise he was elected - the first and only Republican from Texas, setting him apart by circumstance. For the next ten years Alger would also be set apart by choice.

Alger's tenure in office (1954-1964) is included in Texas' Johnson-Rayburn era. Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn controlled the totally Democratic Texas delegation in Washington for many years. As a Republican Alger was an outsider. As an ultra-conservative Republican Alger was even further outside his state representative circle. As an individualist, a strict constitutionalist, and a man of extreme principles, or as some have said stubbornness, Alger stood separated from other Republicans as well.

Bruce Alger believed in the limited role of federal government during a time when the government was being asked toe expand. Alger stood fast to his principles. Compromise was not possible when the principle became the issue. Later, in his own words, Alger felt he had been too naïve to realize how Congress worked. People expected trade-offs and Alger could not trade. In an era of social movements, such as civil rights, his view of the federal role differed from most. He felt these changes belonged on local levels. The federal government should provide for the common defense and foreign affairs. Responsibility for social programs, or domestic controls, belonged to people closest to the problems. A good example of his unyielding belief concerned the funding for school lunch programs. In his view providing lunches, or other similar aid, should be controlled both financially and physically by local people. He stood firm on this point down to being the only member of the House to voice opposition to the lunch program.

Alger's steadfast determination increased his unpopularity with the Texas delegation as wall as members of the Fifth District back home in Dallas. It's possible that this fact, the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy, in Dallas, and Texas' Democratic Party traditions all contributed to Alger's defeat by former Dallas mayor Earle Cabell in 1964.

After ten years of public service Alger picked up his private life. Continuing in real estate as a broker, he moved first to Florida and in 1976 back to Dallas. He remained out of political life, except for occasional public appearances. As of 1986 Bruce Alger is still living and working in the Dallas area.


Scope and Contents

The Bruce Alger Collection begins with Alger's campaign and election in 1954, continues through his tenure in office and follows his political interests and activities up to 1979. Correspondence and U. S. House procedures are a a major portion of the collection contents.

1954 1964 - THE CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS

The congressional papers include speeches, letters, as well as House bills, resolutions, and voting records. An interesting aspect of this section deals with the Ways and Means Committee, on which Alger served. Reports on Urban Renewal, the Hoover Commission, Public Assistance, Tax Bills and Civil Rights issues are also well represented.

1967-1979

The remainder of the collection gives a more in-depth look at Bruce Alger. It reveals what issues he remained interested in including Civil Rights, Urban Renewal, the Kennedy Assassination, busing, school prayer, and the Vietnam War. The remainder of the collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, tapes and books, including three manuscripts written by Alger.

The collection is an excellent source for American politics, Texas politics, ultra conservatism in the 1850s, 60s, and 70s as well as a biography of Congressman Bruce Alger.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Alger, Bruce
Places:
Dallas, Texas
Subjects:
United States. Congress. House
Occupations:
Legislators -- United States

Related Material

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ALSO:

Oral History of Bruce Alger, interviewed by Gerald Saxon, part of the Dallas Public Library's Oral History Project in the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, 1984. (Tapes #256, 257, 258)

Bruce Alger: An Oral History Interview, interviewed by Alan Mason, East Texas State University and Dallas Public Library Oral History Project, 1983. (DPL #325.73092A 395YA)

Biographical vertical files, Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1954
1 Biography - Bruce Reynolds Alger
2 Campaign speech kit
3 Booklets, pamphlets
4 Election clippings, pamphlets
5 Congratulatory letters
6 Congratulatory letters
7 Campaign lists
8 Wallace Savage news clippings



 
Box Folder
2 1955-1956
1 Americans for Democratic Action - ratings - clippings
2 Americans for Democratic Action - ratings - clippings
3 Congratulatory letters
4 Speeches - speech material
5 Speeches, radio address, newsletters
6 Voting record files - 84th Congress
7 Voting record 84th Congress
8 Lyndon Johnson, Senator, letters, speech
9 H. R. 7448 - Repeal of Gasoline Tax
10 H. R. 7304 - Depletion Allowance, Tax Code
11 H. R. 7052 - Repeal of Sec. 601, P. L. 155
12 H. R. 221 - American Law Student Week
13 H. R. 4510 - Veterans Regulations
14 Americans for Democratic Action, press releases
15 Facts Forum January
16 Facts Forum - radio program
17 Urban Renewal kit
18 Election campaign
19 Campaing contributions
20 Campaign contributor lists and summaries
21 Henry Wade vs. Alger, clippings, speeches
22 Henry Wade speeches, correspondence
23 Campaing speeches - Wade vs. Alger
24 Speeches



 
Box Folder
3 1956-1958
1 Congratulatory letters
2 National Republican Convention
3 H. R. 11153 - Davis-Bacon Amendment
4 Freda L. Sullivan Immigration - Private Law 563
5 Hoover Commission bills 1955
6 Americans for Democratic Action
7 Speech material - speeches
8 Speeches
9 Voting record
10 Lyndon Johnson - correspondence, pamphlets
11 Congratulatory letters
12 Oil imports, off-shore drilling
13 Investigation of Oil for Europe program
14 Statement to Committee on Education & Labor
15 Post Office Department & correspondence
16 H. R. 6478 - Natural gas bill
17 H. R. 6407 - Tax Relief for Small Business
18 H. J. Res. 261 - Proposed Amendment to the Constitution
19 S. J. Res. 36 - Balancing the Budget
20 H. R. 5790 - Supply & Service Division, Department of Defense
21 H. R. 5580 - Juanita Lewis Insurance
22 Alger bills - 85th Congress
23 Alger bills - correspondence
24 Adverse Effects of the Expanding Activities of hte National Government on the Private Economy and Federal System: The Case for Free Enterprise and Local Self-Government. Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress
25 Federal expenditures
26 Speeches, speech notes - campaign
27 Campaign statements - contributor lists
28 Speech file



 
Box Folder
4 1958
1 Report luncheon speech
2 Campaign speeches - news releases
3 Barefoot Sanders - clippings - campaign literature
4 B. F. Fisk debate - rebuttal
5 B. F. Fisk - clippings - Congressional Record
6 Americans for Democratic Action
7 Unemployment compensation - Washington newsletter, Congressman N. M. Mason
8 Correspondence, re: speeches
9 Fair trade, public hearing
10 Fair trade - bills, statements, correspondence
11 Voting record by roll call, 2nd session, 85th Congress
12 City of Dallas urban renewal program
13 City of Dallas urban renewal correspondence
14 Urban renewal reports - correspondence
15 Master file - urban renewal
16 Master file - urban renewal



 
Box Folder
5 1958-1959
1 Urban renewal - master file
2 Urban renewal - master file
3 Hoover Commission - progress reports, correspondence
4 Draft - Bill to Amend Internal Revenue Code
5 H. J. Res. 259 - Constitutional Amendment - tax limitation
6 H. R. 13328 - To provide additional District Judges
7 H. R. 12759 - Private bill, George Berberian
8 H. R. 7367 - Private bill, Lee McDonald
9 H. R. 6860 - Private bill, Lidji and Gattegno
10 Jobless pay benefits
11 Social Security, unemployment & medical coverage
12 Fair trade - bills, statements
13 Fair trade - reports, clippings
14 Fair trade, master file
15 Lyndon Johnson - correspondence, clippings
16 Johnson-Kennedy voting records
17 Walter Reuther - labor
18 Speech notes - material
19 "The Mainstream of Freedom" - Alger speech
20 Reading, PA speech
21 "The Republic at the Crossroads" - Alger
22 Report luncheon speech
23 "The R. E. A. in Transition" - Alger
24 Garland post ofice dedication speech
25 Labor legislation - Alger
26 Voting attendance record



 
Box Folder
6 1959
1 Oil depletion hearings - Senator Gore speech
2 Oil depletion literature
3 Oil Depletion issue
4 Depletion hearings - Ways & Means
5 Urban Renewal
6 Urban Renewal
7 Urban Renewal - speeches, statements
8 Urban Renewal - Congressional Record
9 Urban Renewal - correspondence
10 Urban Renewal, City of Dallas
11 Urban Renewal, Newark Conference
12 Renegotiation Act, Ways & Means Committee
13 Presidential State of the Union Address
14 Unemployment compensation, Ways & Means
15 Temporary employment Act - H. R. 10
16 H. R. 3607 - To Amend Internal Revenue Code



 
Box Folder
7 1959-1960
1 The 1958 Elections - A Summary Report
2 Alger platform material
3 Legislation introduced in 86th Congress
4 Alger bills, correspondence
5 Congressional Record
6 H. J. Resolutions 538 & 158 - Balanced Budget
7 H. R. 2319 - To provide additional Texas Judges
8 H. R. 5840 - Amendment to Agricultural Adjustment Act
9 H. R. 5164 - Amend 1954 Internal Revenue Code
10 H. R. 5655 & 5611. Defense Facilities protection - Fertilizer production survey
11 H. R. 8003 - Limiting Labor Activities, correspondence
12 H. R. 8090 - Tax Relief for Small Business
13 H. R. 7731 - Natural Gas Bill - correspondence
14 H. R. 8632 - For Relief of Walter W. Cook
15 H. R. 9470 - For Relief of E. W. Cornett Sr. and Jr.
16 Alger bills, 86th Congress, correspondence
17 H.R. 3607 - Tax Reform
18 H. R. 7716 - Cokas Children Immigration Relief
19 H. R. 643 - Treaty Limitations, Bricker-Connaly Amendment
20 H. R. 12654 - Congressional Expenditures
21 H. R. 10982 - For Relief of Roberto A. Lopez
22 Analysis of bills to amend Fair Labor Act of 1938
23 Voting record - The Free Citizens
24 Voting record - Civil Affairs Associates
25 Voting Record - AFL-CIO Committee
26 Voting Records - 86th Congress
27 Voting attendance records
28 Civil rights hearings - House Judiciary Committee
29 Civil rights - bills, amendments, speeches
30 Civil rights - booklets, reports, Congressional Record



 
Box Folder
8 1960
1 Invitations - January
2 Invitations - February
3 Invitations - March
4 Invitations - April
5 Invitations - May
6 Americans for Democratic Action - voting tallies
7 Americans for Constitutional Action
8 Eisenhower letter
9 Eisenhower Administration - military construction and defense appropriations
10 The President's Budget message
11 National platforms - Democratic & Republican
12 Campaign file - general
13 Press releases
14 Campaign statements, contributor lists
15 "Maintaining a Stable Dollar" - speech, 48th Annual Meetings, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
16 "The Washington Scene"- speech before Texas Medical Association
17 Speech to El Paso Republicans
18 Speech to Oklahoma Utilities Association
19 Keynote address - Dallas Republican Convention
20 Alger speeches
21 Press releases
22 Republican platform
23 Clerk, House of Representatives, correspondence
24 Newsweek January 25 and April 18
25 Grand Prairie airport
26 Lyndon Johnson, Senator - correspondence
27 Japan-Russia, World War II - correspondence
28 Fair trade - clippings, correspondence
29 Trade Agreement Act negotiations
30 Alger divorce clipping



 
Box Folder
9 1960-1961
1 H. R. 7924 - To Amend Estate Tax
2 Urban renewal - correspondence
3 Social Security, Medical Benefits Insurance Exhibits - correspondence
4 Social Security - Medical Assistance for the Aged - amendments
5 Social Security - Medical Benefits - booklets, magazine articles
6 Social Security - booklets, printed matter
7 Social Security, Medical Benefits - correspondence
8 Social Security Amendments - H. R. 12580
9 Public Assistance - Advisory Council Report
10 Unemployment compensation hearings
11 Unemployment compensation hearings
12 State & Federal Unemployment Law - booklets
13 Housing & Home Finance Agency Report
14 Action for the Aged and Aging - A Report
15 Federal Grants-in-aid - Report
16 Medical Care Under Public Assistance
17 Blue Print for Neighborhood Conservation
18 Revenue Act - Committee Report
19 Federal Highway Act - bills & amendments
20 Trade Agreements Report - President's report
21 Fair trade bill amendment - S. 1722
22 Washington Report - press releases
23 Speeches - press releases
24 Cuban plan hijack-Berlin crisis statements
25 Human events
26 Social Security Board annual report



 
Box Folder
10 1961
1 The John Birch Society - correspondence, bulletins, clippings
2 Americans for Democratic Action - LA Times reprints
3 Americans for Constitutional Action - tally of roll call votes, 87th Congress
4 Legislation summary
5 Interparliamentary Union - reports
6 Employment in the Dynamic American Economy - Republican Policy Committee
7 Operation Employment - Republican Policy Committee
8 Ways & Means Committee tax legislation
9 Ways & Means Committee Medicare legislation
10 Alger bills - correspondence
11 H. R. 8407 - To Place Unions Under Anti-Trust Laws
12 H. R. 8193 - Henry E.Sunderman Relief
13 H. J. Res. 448 - Anti-Communism
14 H. R. 2200 - Internal Revenue Code - correspondence
15 H. R. 2803 - Roberto A. Lopez Relief
16 The 1960 elections - A summary report
17 National Parking Association speech
18 California speeches & correspondence
19 Dallas Federal Building - committee lists, clippings
20 ADA-Communist Party reprints
21 Nation's Business April
22 Gonzales Burn Case - Sen. R. Yarborough
23 General Edwin Walker - correspondence and literature
24 Lyndon B. Johnson, Vice President
25 Jack Ruby Letter - Enquirer
26 Congratulatory letters



 
Box Folder
11 1962
1 Urban renewal - speeches, articles
2 Urban renewal - Mrs. G. W. Goekin file
3 Urban renewal - correspondence
4 Urban renewal - In Operation
5 Urban renewal - statements, articles
6 Public housing, Dallas
7 Public housing, Dallas - Lyn Davis file
8 The Adverse Effects of Public Housing - Library of Congress Report
9 Public housing - Alger speech, Congressional Record
10 Public assistance legislation
11 Public assistance programs, preliminary study
12 Public assistance correspondence
13 Public assistance amendments
14 Trade Bill H. R. 9900 and amendments
15 Trade Bill H. R. 9900 - recommended changes
16 Trade Expansion Act - H. R. 11970
17 Trade Expansion Act - Committee 977 export-import policy
18 Import restrictions by E. E. C. countries
19 Export origins study - 5th District of Texas
20 Soviet oil as an economic weapon
21 Trade legislation
22 Trade legislation - expansion summaries



 
Box Folder
12 1962
1 Trade Expansion Act - H. R. 11970
2 Trade Expansion Act
3 Summary - welfare bill H. R. 10032
4 Summary analysis - P. L. 87-792 Self-Employed Retirement Tax
5 Revenue Act
6 Foreign aid
7 Alger bills - 87th Congress
8 H. R. 11492 - Bill to Eliminate Withholding Tax From Wages & Salaries
9 H. R. 11492 - correspondence
10 H. R. 9905 - Revoke U. S. Membership in U. N.
11 Davis-Bacon Act Amendment hearings
12 H. R. 2030 - Herlong-Baker tax bill correspondence
13 H. R. 13411 - To Provide Alternative to Internal Revenue Code
14 H. Con. Res. 421 - Training Enemy Military Personnel
15 H. R. 9718 - Federal Dental Officers Association
16 H. R. 8407 - Anti-trust Labor Union Bill
17 H. R. 8407 - Anti-trust Labor Union Bill
18 Alger, Herlong & Baker Tax Reduction Bill
19 H. J. Res. 138 - Constitutional amendment, prohibiting government in business
20 H. R. 7845 - For Relief of J. A. and J. S. Nichols
21 H. R. 6075 - For Relief of Capt. H. A. Rowe
22 H. R. 4704 - For Relief of Nick Papadopolous
23 Voting record by roll call - 87th Congress
24 Alger bills - correspondence
25 Foreign affairs - correspondence
26 Campaign material
27 God In Our Government - Alger



 
Box Folder
13 1962
1 Ways and Means Committee legislative notices - correspondence
2 Ways and Means reports on Medicare-Social Security
3 Ways and Means Medicare legislation
4 Ways and Means - public assistance reports
5 Summary - record and accomplishments, Ways and Means Committee, 87th Congress
6 Health care legislation
7 Medicare - Congressional Record
8 Health care insurance, statement - Community Service Society of New York
9 Social Security data
10 American Medical Association assistance during 87th Congress
11 County Medical Officers Conference, Atlanta, GA
12 Alger speeches
13 Speeches, notes, press statements
14 Washington Report - speech material
15 Clippings, speech material
16 Americans for Constitutional Action index
17 Americans for Constitutional Action digest
18 The Conservative Society of America - voting index
19 Americans for Democratic Action
20 Conservative organizations - correspondence, pamphlets
21 A. C. A. index
22 Free Enterprise, Inc.
23 The Objectivist (newsletter)
24 Human Events - special supplement
25 God In Our Government - Alger
26 Are We Approaching Government by Dictatorship?
27 Dallas Morning News - correspondence, clippings
28 John Stemmons, Webb Cooley, Hugh Prather and S. J. Hay letter urging defeat of Cong. Alger
29 William Jones file - 1962 campaign
30 Campaign correspondence, clippings
31 Campaign clippings
32 Campaign correspondence
33 Campaign correspondence



 
Box Folder
14 1962
1 Campaign correspondence
2 Campaign correspondence
3 Election law guide book
4 Campaign statements
5 State Department correspondence and pamphlets
6 National AMA Legislative Conference speech, Chicago January 26
7 Speeches and speech material
8 Cuba - press releases
9 Invitations
10 Congratulatory letters
11 Congratulatory letters
12 Congratulatory letters
13 Congratulatory letters
14 Congratulatory letters
15 Congratulatory letters
16 Joint Committee on Republican Principles
17 National Republican Congressional Committee
18 National Republican Congressional Committee
19 Republican Political Policy Committee
20 Republican House Conference
21 Dallas County Republican Executive Committee
22 Dallas County Republican Executive Committee - Peter O'Donnell, Chariman
23 Congressional correspondence
24 Ways & Means tax legislation
25 National Indignation Convention



 
Box Folder
15 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD FILE 1955-1963



 
Box Folder
16 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD/OFFICE FILES 1961-1963



 
Box Folder
17 WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE 1963
1 Ways & Means Committee - income tax legislation
2 Ways & Means - tax legislation
3 Ways & Means - Medicare legislation
4 Ways & Means - Medicare legislation
5 Ways & Means - motor fuel tax - H. R. 3846
6 Ways & Means - international coffee agreement
7 Ways & Means - Report on Revenue Act - H. R. 8363
8 Ways & Means - oil depletion tax legislation
9 Ways & Means hearings on president's tax proposals - oil industry
10 Ways & Means hearings - tax proposals, mineral depletion
11 Ways & Means hearings - depletion allowance
12 Ways & Means - public testimony - hearings on president's tax recommendations March 26
13 Ways & Means hearings - president's tax recommendations March 13
14 Ways & Means hearings - president's tax recommendations March 11
15 Ways & Means hearings - president's tax recommendations March 6
16 Ways & Means hearings - president's tax recommendations February 26
17 Ways & Means hearings - president's tax reduction proposals February 25
18 Ways & Means hearings - tax recommendations, stock options February 21
19 Ways & Means tax hearings - schedule of witnesses



 
Box Folder
18 WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AND TAX FILES 1963
1 Ways & Means hearings - president's tax recommendations - public witnesses
2 Ways & Means hearings - witness statements
3 Ways & Means hearings - witness statements
4 Director of Budget Bureau testimony before Ways & Means
5 Secretary of Labor statement to Ways & Means, re: president's tax programs
6 Ways & Means reports on Kennedy tax cuts
7 Kennedy tax cut correspondence - suggestions
8 Tax bill remarks - Congressional Record
9 Tax hearings - legislation
10 Tax hearings - legislation
11 Tax hearings - reports
12 John F. Kennedy message on tax reform
13 Ways & Means Committee legislation
14 Ways & Means Committee legislation
15 Ways & Means Committee legislation
16 Ways & Means Committee tax legislation
17 Ways & Means Committee legislative calendar
19 Tax file - views on tax legislation
20 Ways & Means Committee notices



 
Box Folder
19 1963
1 Tax hearings - all topics
2 President's tax proposal - public witness schedule
3 Tax legislation correspondence
4 Legislative correspondence
5 The Business Committee for Tax Reduction - Correspondence
6 Tax reduction bill - H. R. 8363
7 Excise tax repeal - correspondence
8 Tax clippings
9 "Liberty Amendment" - James B. Att (California)
10 Debt limit legislation
11 Debt limit legislation
12 Debt limit legislation
13 Foreign affairs legislation - correspondence
14 Gold legislation reports
15 Petroleum Study Committee report August 6
16 Trade Expansion Act
17 Medicare - statements before Ways & Means Committee
18 Medicare - statements
19 Hospital Act hearing November 8
20 Hospital Act hearing November 19
21 Hospital Act hearing November 20
22 Hospital Act hearing November 20
23 Social Security - medical coverage
24 American Medical Association statement before Ways & Means on H. R. 3920



 
Box Folder
20 1963
1 Arms Control and Disarmament Act hearings
2 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
3 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
4 Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
5 House Administrative Committee
6 Government Operations Committee - legislation and correspondence
7 Cuba and Cuban policy - special committee report
8 Cuba - correspondence
9 Veterans Administration - correspondence
10 Post Office Department - correspondence
11 Departmental correspondence
12 H. R. 4009 - Federal Dental Officers
13 Alger legislative record
14 Bill to Eliminate Withholding from Wages
15 Labor anit-trust laws
16 Tax Equalization Bill - H. R. 6908
17 Anti-Dumping Act amendment - H. R. 6322
18 To Amend 1954 Internal Revenue Code - H. R. 737-738
19 United Nations, Withdrawal of Membership - H. R. 263
20 Effects of Tax Liens and Levies - H. R. 4952-4953
21 House Resolutions - 6, 7, 26, 112
22 House Joint Resolutions - treaties and agreements
23 House Resolution 8 - Victory over Communism
24 Savings and loan tax exemption - clippings, correspondence
25 President's message on trade agreements
26 Indian rights - H. R. 980
27 To Amend Social Security Act
28 Mental retardation
29 Congressional correspondence
30 General correspondence
31 Clerk, House of Representatives - general



 
Box Folder
21 1963
1 State Department, investigation of
2 State Department correspondence - U. N.
3 State Department - arms control
4 State Department - Monroe Doctrine
5 State Department - pamphlets, correspondence
6 State Department - pamphlets, correspondence
7 State Department - pamphlets, correspondence
8 Urban renewal - reports, clippings
9 The Case Against Urban Renewal, human events
10 Rent control - New York City
11 The Challenge of Federal Control of Community Development - Alger
12 Congressional Record April 10
13 Urban renewal - correspondence, pamplets
14 Urban renewal - correspondence, pamplets
15 Urban renewal - correspondence
16 Urban renewal - correspondence
17 Growth in Dallas
Box Folder
37 Dallas Federal Building - press statement
38 Dallas Federal Center, General Services Administration
Box Folder
21 20 Dallas Federal Center - correspondence
21 Dallas Federal Center - pictures, prospectus, clippings



 
Box Folder
22 1963
1 Human Events - 5th Annual Political Action Conference
2 Human Events - 5th Annual Political Action Conference
3 Committee of Political Education - AFL-CIO
4 Americans for Constitutional Action
5 Truth in Elections, compiled by ACA
6 American Institute for Economic Research
7 The John Birch Society Bulletins
8 The Threat of Communism
9 Issue of the Day - newsletter
10 American Coalition of Patriotic Societies
11 Conservative organizations
12 Washington Report
13 Congressional Record May 20
14 Labor correspondence
15 Impending railway strike - correspondence
16 House Un-American Activities Committee
17 Financial report - Comptroller of Currency
18 The Federal Government and Education - Cong. Edith Green
19 Lyndon B. Johnson - Vice President file
20 Adlai Stevenson clippings
21 Electoral College reform
22 Alger legislative record
23 Analysis of Alger voting record January - December
24 Letters to the editor, Dallas Times-Herald
25 United Nations correspondence
26 Prescription for Freedom - Alger speech
27 Lincoln Day speeches - speech material
28 Summary of remarks - AMPAC Rally, Las Vegas
29 Water pollution - statement
30 Health Professions Education Act, speech
30 Speeches
31 State Executive Committee, Republican Party of Texas - speech September 14
32 General correspondence
33 Republican National Committee newsletter
34 Republican National Committee
35 Republicans - general
36 Republican Conference Study Committee
37 Republican Conference - Increased Minority Staffing
38 Republican organizations - In House of Representatives



 
Box Folder
23 1963
1 H. R. 8276 - For Relief of Adel Natrawi
2 Alger bills - correspondence
3 White House correspondence
4 Republican principles
5 Republican policy suggestions
6 Republican Committee on Committees
7 Republican Policy Committee
8 Republican National Committee
9 Republican National Committee newsletter
10 Republican Party - State of Texas
11 Republican Party - Texas
12 Young Republicans of Texas
13 Young Republicans - out of state
14 George Romney - Governor - Michigan - correspondence
15 Newsletter correspondence
16 Newsletter correspondence
17 Williams, James D. Attorney - corresondence
18 Chamber of Commerce
19 City of Irving, Texas - correspondence
20 Why Gold - American Institute for Economic Research
21 Fact Forum - Alger speech to Junior Bar, Florida Bar Convention
22 Human Events - Facts Forum



 
Box Folder
24 1963
1 Invitations January-February
2 Invitations March
3 Invitations April
4 Invitations May
5 Invitations June-July
6 Invitations August-December
7 Congratulatory letters
8 Congratulatory letters
9 Congratulatory letters
10 Thank you letters
11 Speaking engagements
12 Charles Edison dinner
13 United Nations



 
Box Folder
25 1964
1 National platforms, Dem. & G. O. P.
2 State of the Union - comments, clippings
3 Lyndon B. Johnson - president
4 Lyndon B. Johnson - research
5 Lyndon B. Johnson - clippings - news releases
6 H. R. 10839 - Anti-Dumping Act
7 Wheat and cotton legislation
8 Food Stamp Act
9 Arkansas River project
10 Military construction - Defense appropriations
11 King-Anderson bill - Medicare benefits
12 Grand Prairie airport legislation
13 Firearms legislation - correspondence
14 Economic Opportunity Act
15 Foreign aid
16 Ways and Means Committee - Revenue Act
17 Ways and Means legislation - legislative reports
18 Internal Revenue Act
19 Grand Prairie airport
20 Redistricting legislation
21 Alger bills 84th to 88th Congresses
22 Alger bills 88th Congress
23 Alger bills 88th Congress



 
Box Folder
26 1964
1 Ways and Means hearings, tax and debt callings
2 Ways and Means legislation
3 Ways and Means cattle and beef import restrictions
4 Import duties - correspondence
5 Interstate income taxation
6 Ways and Means bills and resolutions
7 Tariff legislation correspondence
8 Tax legislation correspondence
9 Tax legislation correspondence
10 Tax legislation correspondence
11 Internal Revenue Act extension
12 Internal revenue correspondence
13 Trade Agreement Act
14 Debt limit legislation
15 Excise tax repeal - correspondence
16 Oil import program
17 H. R. 9082 - Keogh Bill - Renegotiation Act
18 Internal revenue - Income tax forms
19 Urban renewal - Rockford, Illinois correspondence
20 Urban renewal - correspondence
21 Urban renewal - correspondence and reports
22 Urban renewal - Congressional Record excerpts
23 Congressional Record September 29
24 Office of House Clerk - memos and letters
25 United Nations - correspondence



 
Box Folder
27 1964
1 Social Security - Medicare legislation
2 Medical care for the aged - charts, table
3 Old-age and disability insurance system
4 O. A. S. D. I. staff papers - discussion drafts
5 Social Security - Medicare correspondence
6 Blue Cross and private health insurance - subcommittee report
7 Statements before Ways and Means Committee - H. R. 3920, Medicare
8 Statements before Ways and Means Committee - Medicare
9 Statements before Ways and Means Committee - Medicare
10 Ways and Means Committee - Medicare correspondence
11 Ways and Means Committee - Medicare correspondence
12 Ways and Means Committee - Medicare correspondence
13 Ways and Means Committee - Medicare correspondence
14 Summary of remarks, by Alger, to AFL-CIO - re: Medicare - New York March
15 Healing the Body Politic - Medicare speech to Texas Association of Physicians and Surgeons
16 Social Security speech notes - correspondence
17 Voting records, 88th Congress
18 Voting records, roll call votes, 88th Congress
19 Voting records, roll call votes, 88th Congress
20 Digest and tally of roll call votes - 88th Congress
21 Americans for Constitutional Action Voting Index, 1st Session, 88th Congress
22 ACA Consistence Index - news releases
23 ACA Supplementary Index - Analysis of Lyndon B. Johnson's Senate voting record
24 Americans for Democratic Action - speeches, pamphlets, news releases
25 Conservative Society of America - voting index
26 AVA - Human Events and ADA World



 
Box Folder
28 1964
1 Americans for Constitutional Action
2 Civil Rights clippings, memos, correspondence
3 The John Birch Society, bulletings, correspondence
4 Miscellaneous file
5 Invitations to speak
6 Cuba - State Department publications - correspondence
7 General Edwin Walker file
8 Republican platform
9 Goldwater file
10 Goldwater file
11 National campaign, correspondence
12 Camden, New Jersey convention speech
13 National campaign - Goldwater
14 Goldwater visit to Dallas County September 23
16 Republican Policy Committee
17 Presidential candidates
18 Campaign file, general
19 Campaign forms, statements re: contributions
20 S. O. S. membership lists
21 Republican women
22 Campaign cases - persons aided by Alger
23 Alger questionnaire
24 Dallas County
25 Battle Line - Republicans, Dallas County
26 "Today's Challenge to America's Constitutional Concepts" - King College July
27 Speeches, news releases
28 Speeches, clippings, speech material
29 News clippings, campaign September
30 News clippings - post election
31 City of Dallas news clippings



 
Box Folder
29 1964
1 Letters to W. R. Haughton, campaign manager, RE: Bruce Alger
2 Campaign correspondence
3 Campaign correspondence
4 Campaign correspondence
5 Campaign contributions
6 Campaign clippings
7 W. R. Haughton, campaign manager
8 Campaign workers correspondence
9 Campaign committee
10 Campaign thank you notes
11 Television spots - cost break down
12 Texas Republican candidates - clippings
13 Dallas Times Herald - correspondence, clippings
14 Texas Democratic candidates - clippings
15 Our Strategy for 1964 - Adm. Ben Moreel
16 Bobby Baker
17 Congressional correspondence
18 Congressional Record correspondence
19 General correspondence - "F" and "H"
20 Letters of congratulations
21 Congressman Joe Pool - clippings
22 Mayor Earl Cabell
23 "Cabell Lies"
24 General correspondence - invitations
25 Invitations June
26 Invitations July
27 Invitations August
28 Invitations September
29 Invitations October
30 Invitations turned down
31 Compilation of business statistics - Dallas - Dallas County



 
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30 1964-1965
1 Campaign correspondence
2 Campaign correspondence
3 Campaign contributions
4 Campaign Advisory Committee
5 Questionnaire results - correspondence
6 Republican National Convention
7 Americans for Constitutional Action Index
8 Newsletters
9 Departmental correspondence
10 State Department correspondence
11 Post Office Department correspondence
12 Medicare correspondence, unions
13 H. R. 4926 - "Get Government Out of Business"
14 H. R. 10839 - Amend Anti-Dumping Act
15 Internal revenue - joint committee
16 Government Operations Committee
17 Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
18 Joint Economic Committee - publications
19 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
20 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
21 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
22 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
23 Foreign aid
24 A. C. A. news releases, reports - correspondence
25 Constitution Party newsletter
26 Pilots for the American Republic Fly June 26
27 Congressional Record vote tally, 1st Session, 89th Congress
28 Invitations to speak



 
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31 1966-1967
1 Congressional Record - Civil Rights Act August 3 - 4
2 Congressional Record - Civil Rights Act August 5 - 8
3 Congressional Record - Civil Rights Act August 9
4 Civil rights legislation
5 Republican political literature
6 A. C. A. Digest of roll call votes
7 A. C. A. correspondence - meeting reports
8 Mama Went to War - Gina Manion
9 Alger speeches
10 Speech material
11 Correspondence
12 Congratulatory letters
13 News clippings
14 Reading material - miscellaneous
15 A. C. A. Trustees meeting minutes June 8
16 A. C. A. Study - National Committee for an Effective Congress
17 A. C. A. Digest and Tally, roll call votes, 1st Session, 90th Congress
18 John Birch Society bulletins
19 Manion Forum October - December
20 National Education Association
21 Texas Committee for the Constitution, Inc.
22 Urban renewal
23 News clippings - reprints



 
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32 1967-1968
1 Correspondence
2 Speeches
3 Speeches
4 Speech - Chamber of Commerce, Boca Raton, FL
5 Return to Real Estate - announcements
6 Civil Rights legislation
7 Civil Rights - Congressional Record
8 Vietnam - communism
9 U. S. News and World Report July
10 Manion Forum July - August
11 National Rifle Association literature
12 Judiciary Committee Hearings - Abe Fortas, Homer Thornberry
13 Confirmation of Fortas and Thornberry - Congressional Record July 1
14 George Wallace
15 Citizens for Reagan
16 Speech material file
17 Speech material file
18 News clippings



 
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33 1968-1970
1 Sppeches
2 Facts Finders Forum
3 Liberty Lobby - L. B. J. biography
4 World Constitutional Convention in Europe
5 National Dividend Plan - Thurston Morton
6 Dan Smoot Report
7 Manion Forum
8 National Right to Work Newsletter
9 A. C. A. Index, 1st Session, 91st Congress
10 Digest and Tally of roll call votes - Senate 91st Congress
11 Gold Coast Conservative Club
12 Conservative organizations
13 Rhodesian Viewpoint
14 The Black Manifesto - Cong. John Ashbrook
15 Conservative organizations
16 Manion Forum - Objectivist newsletter
17 Manion Forum
18 Correspondence - political and governmental
19 Federal Reserve Board
20 Health - clippings, pamphlets
21 Crime - clippings
22 Layman's Leadership Institute
23 Archibold Roberts (Lt. Col. Aus. Ret.) speech
24 Alger Creed
25 Speeches
26 Public housing - speech and clippings
27 Anti-Semitic pamphlets
28 Politics



 
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34 1971
1 Civil Rights clippings
2 Middle East clippings
3 Taxes - clippings, pamphlets
4 Revenue sharing - clippings
5 Russia - clippings
6 Political correspondence, clippings
7 News media - clippings
8 Military trials, Vietnam - clippings
9 Inflation control - clippings
10 Economic controls - clippings
11 China and the United States - clippings
12 The Panama Canal
13 Jews - clippings, newsletters, pamphlets
14 Communism
15 Foreign aid
16 To Restore American Independence Now
17 "Open Space" Law - Boca Raton, Florida
18 American Challenge
19 Pentagon Papers, Vietnam - clippings
20 Gulf of Tonkin - clippings
21 United Nations - Foreign Affairs - clippings
22 Women for Constitutional Government
23 Government and Christianity
24 Judge William Taylor desegregation order
25 Speeches
26 Commentary on speeches



 
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35 1971-1973
1 Congressional Record June 14
2 Congressional Record June 17
3 Congressional Record June 18
4 Congressional Record June 21
5 Congressional Record July 7
6 Foreign policy
7 National debt
8 United Nations
9 War on crime
10 Schools - busing, prayer, federal aid
11 Attack on the Family - newsletter
12 Cuba
13 Council on Foreign Relations - clippings
15 Federal Reserve Board - clippings
16 Trade - clippings
17 Political correspondence - clippings
18 The Patriot
19 News clippings
20 Ted Kennedy - clippings
21 Richard Nixon - reprints, articles
22 News clippings
23 Vietnam clippings
24 Kennedy assassination 10 years later - clippings
25 Politics and crime
26 Don Bell Reports
27 Official List of Standing Committees, House of Representatives, 93rd Congress



 
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36 1974
1 News clippings
2 News clippings
3 News clippings
4 News clippings
5 News clippings
6 News clippings
7 News clippings



 
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37 1974-1979
1 Issues - political
2 Issues - federal government
3 Issues - foreign
Box Folder
34 4 Issues - state and local
5 Issues - federal government
6 Issues - foreign
7 Taxes - clippings
Box Folder
37 8 Economics - clippings
9 Energy - clippings
10 Political - clippings
11 JFK Assassination clippings
Box Folder
34 12 Politics
13 Phyllis Schlafly Report
Box Folder
37 14 Liberty Lobby letter
15 Our God, Our Country, Our Flag - Joseph V. Machugh
16 Clippings
17 Correspondence
18 Don Bell Reports



 
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38
1 Congressional Record Office Files 1959-1962
2 Free T. V. legislation notebook 1958
3 Personal notebook 1958-1965



 
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39 NEWSCLIPPINGS 1965-1976



 
Box Folder
40 BOOKS
Crew Book, Bruce Alger manuscript
Crew Book, Bruce Alger manuscript
Where Have You Been? Bruce Alger manuscript
Victory Through Freedom, Bruce Alger manuscript
Scrapbook (Original Cartoons) Bruce Alger



 
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41 PAPERBACK BOOKS, MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, UNDATED MATERIAL



 
Box Folder
42 TAPE RECORDINGS



 
Box Folder
42 TAPE RECORDINGS
William F. Buckley, Jr. - Bruce Alger
Alger speech to A. C. A. 1968
Joe Jorden interview
Alger address to Fact Finders Forum 1961
Alger Orange County Lincoln Day 1964
Alger - Case Linda Lodge 1956
Arch E. Roberts, Dan Smoot, Walter Kiernan 1971
Alger - Christian Crusade Library
Alger - Christian Crusade Library
Alger - radio program
Alger - Wade Debate September 11, 1956
Alger - James Zott 1963
Chamber of Commerce copy by AP 1971
Alger - The Federal Government in our Future 1955
Grace's shower preparations
Alger spots
Alger spots - campaign 1962
Alger speech
Alger speech August 8, 1963
Alger spots - campaign 1964
Alger, Ralph, Louis, Willis May 3, 1963
Alger May 31, 1962
Alger Realtor
Alger speech
Alger spots
Interview - [cassette]
Alger - founders and patriots, Clewiston, Florida
Unidentified tapes, blank tapes and reels



 
Box Folder
43 BOOKS
Texas Heritage - Adair
Texas Heritage - Adair
Gettysburg - Human Interest Stories
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Doyle
The Crisis - W. Churchill
The Herbert Hoover Story - Lyons
A History of Italian Painting - Mather
Six Crises - R. Nixon
Count Luckner, The Sea Devil - L. Thomas
Anything That's Peaceful - Read
The American Tradition - Carson
Hans Brinker - Dodge
Tarzan of the Apes - Burroughs
Tarzan the Untamed - Burroughs
Blind Trails - Ernest
The Waverly Novels - W. Scott
The Prince and the Discourses - Machiavelli
David Goes Voyaging - Putnam
Vagabond House - Blanding
Seven Came Through - E. Rickenbauer
Bending the Twig - Rudd
The Art of Living - Peterson
"Technology and Economic Development" - Scientific American
Blood on the Old Well - Emery
Communist America ... Must It Be - Hargis
National Highway Program 1955



 
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44 BOOKS
Tennyson's Poems - 10 volumes
Through a Looking Glass - Carroll
Jessica the Heiress - Raymond
Beautiful Joe - Saunders
The Essays of Elia - Lamb
Jed, the Poorhouse Boy - H. Alger
The Shakespeare Birthday Book
The Elements of Style - Strunk-White
Assassination of J.F.K. By Coincidence or Conspiracy - Fenstenwald
War Cyclopedia - Government Printing Office
Yankee From Olympus - Bowen
Slow and Sure - H. Alger
Andy Grants - H. Alger
American Selection - Reader Noah Webster
Union Question Book - American Sunday School Union
Try and Trust - H. Alger
Arithmetic - Adams
The Orphans of Normandy - (Unknown)
National Reader - Pierpont
Poems - Wm. Bryant
Abe Lincoln Grows Up - C. Sandburg
American Business Law - Frey
The Cruise of the Cachalot - Bullen
The Geographic Pattern of Mankind - Pomfret
American Government and Its Problems - Phillips
Yankee Lawyer - Tutt
The Uncommon Man in American Business - Johnson
The Sea and the Stars - Wilder
From Pioneer Home to White House - Thayer



 
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45 CITATIONS, PLAQUES, CAMPAIGN BUTTONS AND HERC FICKLEN DRAWINGS



 
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46 PHOTOGRAPHS
1 Bruce Alger
2 Alger family
3 Congressman Ralph F. Beerman and Bruce Alger
4 Congressman Bill Stinson and Bruce Alger
5 Various portfolio 8X10's of Congressmen
6 Sherman Adams and Bruce Alger 1956
7 Group, unidentified
8 Swearing in Ceremony - entire House
9 President Dwight D. Eisenhower, autographed
10 Bob Wilson
11 Congressman Louis C. Wyman and Bruce Alger
12 President Eisenhower and Bruce Alger
13 Bruce Alger and 2 soldiers, unidentfied