Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Louise Kennedy Collection MSS.0001



Descriptive Summary

Creator Kennedy, Louise
Title: Louise Kennedy Collection
Dates: Inclusive, 1952-1974
Collection Number MSS.0001
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet, 5 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Mrs. Paul B. Kennedy was long a member of the League of Women Voters and active in Democratic party politics at the precinct level in Houston. Her husband had been with the City Refuse Department for twenty years when Louie Welch became mayor in 1964. Kennedy was removed from his office when it became known that his wife worked for Welch's opponent, and that both Kennedys were critical of the Welch patronage replacements. The Kennedys took their case to the Civil Service and to the courts and eventually won, but Kennedy was given a small office with no facilities where he remained until his retirement.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to elections and issues from 1952 through 1974.


 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by election years and includes campaign material and newspaper accounts of issues, campaigns, and results.
In addition to the political material, there is a large number of League of Women Voter pamphlets on how to be active for a candidate, plus other League pamphlets. There is a collection of personal memorabilia, plus mailing lists for precinct workers. 1961 and 1962 have precinct analyses made before the computer analysis was common. A section of environmental articles concerning garbage and water supplies round out the collection.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Louise Kennedy Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
League of Women Voters of Houston
Democratic Party (Houston, Tex.)
Subjects
Elections--United States
Local elections--Texas--Houston
Political campaigns--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louise Kennedy Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Louise Kennedy in July 1974.

Processing Information

Processed in 1975.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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1 1 Personal Political Memorabilia



 
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1 2 Political Sections from Houston Newspapers, 1952 and 1956



 
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1 3 Campaign Literature -- Hofheinz, Holcombe, m/s voter analysis 1955



 
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1 4 City Election -- analysis 1957



 
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1 5 Issues, Primary race 1957-1958



 
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1 6 Clippings 1959



 
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1 7 Election judges, Polling places 1959



 
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2 1 Local issues, Clippings 1960



 
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2 2 National election 1960



 
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2 3 City election 1961



 
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2 4 Special election April/May 1961



 
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2 5 Special election January-June 2, 1962



 
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3 1 State-Local Specials June-November 1962



 
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3 2 Voter Analysis -- Primary in and Election inMay 1926 November 1962



 
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3 3 John Birch Society/Post Series on Democracy and Communism 1960's



 
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3 4 Civil Defense 1962-1963



 
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3 5 City Election November 16, 1963



 
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3 6 Civic Clubs Lists, clippings 1961-1964



 
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4 1 Primary and Run-off January-June 1964



 
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4 2 Election June-November 1964



 
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4 3 City Election - Welch over Cutrer 1965



 
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4 4 Politics, miscellaneous 1965-1966



 
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4 5 City Election - Welch over Cutrer 1967



 
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4 6 Politics, issues 1968-1974



 
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4 6A City Election Analysis 1969



 
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4 7 Discrimination/aged (1965);



 
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5 1 League of Women Voters 1958



 
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5 2 League of Women Voters



 
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5 3 Institute of Public Affairs 1956-1974



 
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5 4 Trinity River Authority, 1964-1974



 
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5 5 Pollution Air/Water 1969-1974