Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Congressional Election, 1976:

An inventory of records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Eckhardt, Bob; Gammage, Bob; Gearhart, Nick; Paul, Ron, 1935-
Title Congressional Election, 1976
Date 1976
Identification MSS 116
Extent .5 lin. ft.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Bob Gammage, Democrat, won his election against Ron Paul. He had served in the Texas Legislature both as a State Representative (1971-1973) and as a State Senator (1973-1976), and was a member of the “Dirty Thirty.” He has held several other political offices since his one term as U.S. Congressman, and ran for the Governor of Texas in 2006.

Ron Paul has been a United States Congressman (Republican) for Texas from 1976-1977, 1979-1985, and 1997 to the present. He has run for President twice, in both the Libertarian and Republican parties. In 2008, he was serving his eleventh year as Representative for Texas’s 14th Congressional District.

Nick Gearhart, Republican, ran against Eckhart both in 1976 and in 1978. He was News Director (anchor and reporter) for KHOU-TV for much of the 1960s.

Bob Eckhardt, Democrat, won his election against Nick Gearhart. He served as United States Representative for Texas’s 8th district from 1967 to 1981.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of campaign material from Houston’s 1976 Congressional election. The two races were between Bob Gammage and Ron Paul and between Nick Gearhart and Bob Eckhardt.


 

Series Description

Series 1: Bob Gammage campaign material
Series 2: Ron Paul campaign material
Series 3: Nick Gearhart campaign material
Series 4: Bob Eckhardt campaign material

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Congressional Election, 1976 Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Eckhardt, Bob;
Gammage, Bob;
Gearhart, Nick;
Paul, Ron, 1935-

Subjects

United States. Congress--Elections, 1976

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Congressional Election, 1976. MSS 116. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Aquisition Information

Donated by: Bob Eckhardt, Ron Paul, Bob Gammage, and Chamberlain & Frandolig Inc., 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by: Marguerite Radhakrishnan, July, 2008.


Detailed Description

 

Bob Gammage

Box Folder
1 1 Gammage: U.S. Congress. Yellow folder containing item list. Articles, promotional items, and button for Bob Gammage’s campaign.
2 Articles about Gammage and the election, buttons, stickers, photographic postcard, and other campaign material. Also contains articles related to Jimmy Carter.



 

Ron Paul

Box Folder
1 3 Button, articles, telephone call guide sheets, photograph, and other campaign material for Ron Paul’s campaign.



 

Nick Gearhart

Box Folder
1 4 Articles, bumper sticker, fishing tide schedules, narcotics identification guide, and other campaign material for Nick Gearhart’s campaign.



 

Bob Eckhardt

Box Folder
1 5 Articles, fliers, a brown folder containing speech notes, and other campaign material for Bob Eckhardt’s campaign. Also contains articles related to Jimmy Carter.