Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rolland Bradley papers, 1930-1967 MS 247



creator Bradley, Rolland
Title: Rolland Bradley papers
Dates: 1930-1967
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Rolland Bradley, Texas State legislator. The collection includes a bound manuscript copy of Bradley’s master’s thesis for the University of Texas on proportional representation in the United States. Also included are several chapters of his book and assorted speeches and pamphlets.
Identification: MS 247
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Rolland Bradley was born in 1896 in Michigan. He moved to Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his Master’s degree. He then moved to Houston, TX and became a lawyer and eventually a member of the Texas State House of Representatives, 19th district, in 1929. He was also a Texas delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1944. Bradley died in 1967.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Rolland Bradley, Texas State legislator. The collection includes a bound manuscript copy of Bradley’s master’s thesis for the University of Texas on proportional representation in the United States. Also included are a manuscript copy of chapters 1-14, the introduction, and foreword by Barnes from his book "Our Ultimate Faith or the Gospel of Ethical Theism as Lived by the Complete Man" in which he puts forward the idea that religion is the most effective way to solve man’s faults and problems. The collection also consists of a copy of a speech on “Americanism” and the need to guard liberty, and a one franc note issued later than 1914 by the chambre de commerce de Nantes to assist in the military crises.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Rolland Bradley papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rolland Bradley Papers, 1930-1967, MS 247, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift from the Bradley Estate and was received on August 27, 1974.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Works by Bradley

Box Folder
1 1 Proportional Representation in the United States; Master’s Thesis, University of Texas, 1930
2 "Our Ultimate Faith or the Gospel of Ethical Theism as Lived by the Complete Man," Chapters 1-4, typescript
3 "Our Ultimate Faith or the Gospel of Ethical Theism as Lived by the Complete Man," Chapters 5-8, typescript
4 "Our Ultimate Faith or the Gospel of Ethical Theism as Lived by the Complete Man," Chapters 9-14, typescript
5 Pamphlets and speeches by Bradley