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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

VII. State Offices Subgroup, 1921, 1942-1993

VIII. Secretary of the Treasury Subgroup, 1981(1993-1994)

IX. Post-Secretary of the Treasury Subgroup, 1995-1998

X. Lewis L. Gould Files Subgroup, 1942-1994

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Papers



Descriptive Summary

CreatorBentsen, Lloyd
TitleLloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Papers
Dates: 1921-1998
Abstract:Correspondence, printed material, creative works, legal documents, financial documents, minutes, photographic materials, sound recordings, and works of art make up the papers of Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. (1930-1994, bulk 1971-1993). Bentsen and his staff created the bulk of the material during his term as United States Senator from Texas (1971-1993), though the papers also contain records from Bentsen's term as United States Secretary of the Treasury (1993-1994). A limited amount of the material documents Bentsen's career in business and his private life. Few records exist from his term in the United States House of Representatives (1948-1955).
Accession No.AR 88-066; 88-370; 88-395; 89-072; 90-100; 90-287; 91-002; 91-010; 91-028; 91-046; 91-047; 91-135; 91-182; 91-344; 92-043; 92-149; 92-165; 92-359; 93-061; 93-138; 93-162; 93-188; 93-239; 94-269; 94-347; 95-005; 95-017; 95-029; 95-064; 95-167; 95-210; 96-237; 96-274; 96-289; 97-092; 97-098; 98-236; 98-246; 99-175; 99-199; 2000-180; 2000-185; 2000-269; 2002-067
Extent2687 cubic feet
LanguageMaterials are in English.
RepositoryDolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, U.S. Senator and Representative, businessman, Texas county judge, and decorated World War Two veteran, was born in Mission, Texas, on February 11, 1921. He ran for Vice-President of the United States in 1988 on the Democratic ticket with then Massachusettes governor Michael Dukakis. He served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994. Bentsen kept up a full schedule until 1998, when he retired after a decline in his health. He died on May 23, 2006.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, creative works, legal documents, financial documents, minutes, photographic materials, sound recordings, and works of art make up the papers of Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. (1930-1994, bulk 1971-1993). Bentsen and his staff created the bulk of the material during his term as United States Senator from Texas (1971-1993), though the papers also contain records from Bentsen's term as United States Secretary of the Treasury (1993-1994). A limited amount of the material documents Bentsen's career in business and his private life. Few records exist from his term in the United States House of Representatives (1948-1955).

The material is organized in ten subgroups. The first seven subgroups consist of records from Bentsen's Senate offices.

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Arrangement

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I. Management/Administration Subgroup, 1971-1993 (26.5 cubic feet)
II. Legislative Section Subgroup, 1945-1993 (579.5 cubic feet)
III. Personal and Political Files Subgroup, 1923, ca. 1940-1993 (217.5 cubic feet)
IV. Correspondence Subgroup, 1971-1993 (1306 cubic feet)
V. Press Section Subgroup, 1930-1931, 1942-1994 (161.5 cubic feet)
VI. Constituent Services Subgroup, 1971-1993 (259 cubic feet)
VII. State Offices Subgroup, 1921, 1942-1993 (109.5 cubic feet)
VIII. Secretary of the Treasury Subgroup, 1981 (1993-1994) (25.5 cubic feet)
IX. Post Secretary of the Treasury Subgroup, 1995-1998 (5 items)
X. Lewis L. Gould Files Subgroup, 1942-1994 (1 linear foot, 8 inches)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Casework and personnel files are restricted for 75 years after creation, up to the year 2068.

Use of some audio and video materials is by appointment only; please contact sound archivist.

Use of digital material by appointment only; please contact digital archivist.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bentsen, Lloyd--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Subjects
Economics--United States.
Finance--Laws and legislation--United States.
Finance--United States.
Politics, Practical--Texas.
Places
Texas--Politics and government--1951-

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Papers, 1921-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

VII. State Offices Subgroup, 1921, 1942-1993
Extent (109.5 cubic feet)

Administrative History
Senator Bentsen's state offices were responsible for significant constituent service duties and for campaign coordination, including fund-raising. Bentsen maintained offices in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. The Austin office had the largest staff, including Bentsen's State Director. The Dallas office was opened in 1977.
Constituent services undertaken in Texas included projects, cases, and academy appointments. The Austin office coordinated project work undertaken on behalf of municipalities, businesses, groups, and non-profit entities in Texas. Austin staff, occasionally in collaboration with Bentsen's Washington staff, performed most project work. The state offices also undertook cases for individuals, investigating and resolving problems with federal agencies. Dallas staff handled a small proportion of cases, but most were resolved by staff in Austin. Cases originating in Houston were forwarded to the other offices or resolved with telephone calls. (See Constituent Services Subgroup for project and case files.) Staff members in Houston also worked with high school students who contacted Senator Bentsen in an effort to gain appointments at Unites States military service academies.
In addition to processing service academy applications, Senator Bentsen's Houston office was responsible for maintaining the Senator's campaign funding accounts. Senator Bentsen's business had been based in Houston, and his office there included personal items documenting his life before his election to the Senate.
Bentsen's Dallas office performed some casework and sent congratulatory letters and telegrams to Texans. (See Correspondence Subgroup for those files.) Staff in Dallas also maintained clipping files. Prior to 1987, while the Dallas files were in General Services Administration storage at the Federal Records Center in Fort Worth, a series of scrapbooks and up to 25 boxes of political files were mistakenly destroyed. The material included documentation of Bentsen's 1976 Presidential and Senatorial campaigns.
Subgroup Scope and Contents
Staff in Bentsen's offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston performed constituent service and campaign work. This subseries contains records created by Bentsen's State Directors (based in Austin), personnel, and work tracking records, as well as campaign and clippings files. Items from Bentsen's Houston office include personal materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting Bentsen's life before his election to the Senate.
Box
3V227Houston Office Files, 1921, 1942-1993
Extent (55.5 cubic feet)
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, sound recordings, and artifacts characterize materials from Bentsen's Houston office. The Houston office files contain a mixture of personal and political materials, as well as records related to the function of the office and its services to residents of South Texas. Many of the records among the personal materials document Bentsen's life and career before he was elected to the Senate. Three series: Personal/Political Files, 1921, 1942-1991 (37 cubic feet); Constituent Service Files, 1990-1992 (6 cubic feet); Office Administration Files, 1954, 1956-1987 (7 cubic feet); Artifacts, 1971-1992 (5.5 cubic feet)
Personal/Political Files stored in the Houston office include personal mementos of Bentsen's political career and rich documentation of his 1970 Senate campaign. Also among the personal materials are significant items related to Bentsen's military career (1942-1965). The Political/Personal Files series includes three subseries, Mixed Files, Political Files, and Scrapbooks. The Mixed Files contain limited documentation of Bentsen's campaign for and career as U.S. Representative (1948-1953), and his continuing involvement in Texas Democratic Party politics after leaving the House. The latter includes his involvement in the 1956 State Democratic Convention and his exploratory Senate campaign (1963-1964). The files include correspondence with numerous Texas politicians, among them Sam Rayburn, Jim Wright, John B. Connally, Dolph Briscoe, and Price Daniel. Correspondence with national political figures, including letters from and artifacts associated with Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, also forms the Mixed files. The Mixed files contain numerous files related to Bentsen's 1970 Senate campaign, including correspondence and printed material. Political Files contains records from Bentsen's 1976 Senate campaign against Alan Steelman, Campaign finances records (1971-1991), Videotapes (1970-1971, 1974-1976), and Audiotapes (1970-1972, 1974-1975). Most of the 1976 campaign material relates to Bentsen's Harris County organization. Financial records include Federal Elections Commission reports (1971-1991), bank statements (1977-1990), and cards recording contributors to Bentsen's campaigns (1975-1991), in addition to other materials. Videotapes and audiotapes include advertisements from Bentsen's 1970 campaign. Scrapbooks and clippings includes a subseries of eleven scrapbooks (1921, 1946-1970) and a Newspaper clippings subseries, 1975-1990. The scrapbooks contain valuable information on Bentsen's early political career, his work as a businessman, and about the 1970 Senate campaign. The scrapbooks are available on microfilm.
Constituent Service Files consist of telephone inquiries (1990-1992). Binders contain logs of these calls, many of which concern issues of the day.
The Office Administration Files also includes documentation of Bentsen's life before joining the Senate. It includes Appointment and address books (1954, 1956-1990), Daily logs (1971-1987), Mail reports (1973) and Congressional directories (1953, 1971-1987, incomplete). A few related records, including a guestbook, office manual, and office study, are among the Mixed files in the Personal/Political series.
Artifacts from the Houston office include plaques, paperweights, pins, coins and medals, textiles, and keys to cities in the United States and Canada.
Personal/Political Files:
Photographs, 1950 (1970)
Box
93-188/61 (01808274)Television and radio, 1970
Rives, Dyke and Company, 1970
Financial reporting, September 1970-October 1970
Primary results, April (May) June-July 1970
Victory dinner, July 1970-September 1970
[photo scrapbook separated?]
Newsclippings, scrapbook material, 1962 (1963) 1966-1972, 1974
Newsclippings, scrapbook material, 1970
Newsclippings, scrapbook material, 1968-1969
Miscellaneous items, 1965, undated
Box
3V227Campaign photographs from Mal Couch, 1970
Box
93-188/62 (01958903)Position statements, 1976, 1982
1976 Senate re-election campaign, 1976-1977
Political affairs, Democratic, Bentsen himself, 1974
Bentsen as Presidential candidate, (1974) 1975
Political affairs, Democratic, Federal office, Senator Bentsen, Senator himself, 1971-1972, (1973), 1975
Miscellaneous political correspondence, 1971, 1972, 1974-1975, 1980-1981, 1983
News clips, 1969 (1970) 1972-1975, 1981
Peat Marwick office studies, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1985
Box
93-188/63 (01809313)Campaign, [1950]
Box
3V227Separated photographs
Box
93-188/63 (01809313)News clippings:
Federal Judge of Hidalgo County, 1946-1947
Campaign for Congress, 1951
Betty Bentsen marries Daniel Wynn, August 1952
Member of Congress, 1952-1953
Speculation: Bentsen for Governor?, 1953
Decision not to seek re-election, December 1953
Press releases, July (August) 1970
Press packets, 1971
1988 campaign material, c. 1988
Lloyd Bentsen's issues statements, c.1982
Box
3V227Bentsen family Christmas photo, [1954]
Box
93-188/19 (01809324)Vice presidential race correspondence, 1988
Guest book, 1982
Policy manual, 1987 [1979-1984]
Houston dinner, Hyatt House, November 2, 1973
Bentsen dinner, October 7, 1971
Windfall profit letters, 1979-1980
Box
93-188/50 (01958890)Campaign files:
Senate re-election campaign, 1976:
Bentsen dinner committee, 1972-1974
Senate campaign organization, 1973 (1975-1976)
Attorneys for Bentsen, March-April 1976
Memos, 1976
Miscellaneous campaign information, 1976
Harris County organization, 1974 (1976)
Harris County organization, 1976
Harris County endorsement ad, October-November, 1976
Coordinator memos and delegate newsletters for Harris County, February-April 1976
Speakers information, Harris County, 1976
Jimmy Carter presidential campaign, August-October 1976
Alan W. Steelman, 1976
Delegate selection committee, January-March 1976
Primary, convention information, 1976
Miscellaneous campaign information, reports, and pamphlets, 1976
Beryl Ann Bentsen files on "women's information," 1976
General election schedule, 1976
1976 campaign information packet, 1975-1976
Box
93-188/11 (01809368)Campaign finances files:
Federal Election Commission reports:
December 31, 1971-July 30, 1981
Box
93-188/12 (01809299) July 1, 1981-October 15, 1982
Box
93-188/15 (01958674) January 1987-June 30, 1988
Box
93-188/16 (01958743) July 1, 1988-December 31, 1991
Box
93-188/18 (01958878)1976 Presidential campaign, 1973-April 10, 1979
Box
93-188/13 (01958721)Business for Bentsen, 1982
Election committee, October 14, 1982-June 30, 1987
Box
93-188/14 (01958925)FEC refunds, 1987
FEC C.K.I., 1987
Internal revenue:
Taxes, 1975-1976
Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
Daily report, secretary of the Senate, October 1982
Bentsen Election Committee Contributions-in-kind, 1982
Extent [two folders]
1987 returned (PAC and individuals), April 1987
FEC information, 1984-1988
1988 FEC daily notice, 48 hour, October-November, 1988
1988 returned PAC contributions and partnerships
FEC 1988, 1000+ before election
Audit, V.P., September 12, 1989, 1988-1990
FEC complaints, 1989-1990
Bentsen for Vice President: Checks, 1988-1989
Bank statements, 1988-1989
Deposits, 1988-1991
Miscellaneous information, 1988
Box
93-188/20 (01808004)Contributor cards:
1975-1991
Box
93-188/21 (01808026) 1975-1991
Box
93-188/22 (01807996) 1975-1991
Box
93-188/23 (01958823) 1975-1991
Box
93-188/72 (01808092)Bank statements:
Senator Lloyd Bentsen Election Committee, 1977-1984
Box
93-188/73 (01958798) December 31, 1984- December 31, 1990
Box
93-188/38 (01958652)Videotapes:
Campaign issue spots, 1970
Extent [2 inch reel-to-reel tapes unless noted]
#2, January 17, 1970
#7, February 22, 1970
#10, March 16, 1970
Bentsen for Senator, February 15, 1970
Untitled, February 26 and April 1, 1970
Busing and war, April 13, 1970
Major issues and violence, April 13, 1970
UnTexan, April 20, 1970
Houston Democratic dinner, Connally, LBJ, Bentsen, undated [1970 or 1971]
Box
93-188/39 (01809346)Bentsen for Senator, February 15, 1970
Lloyd Bentsen, September 1970
MA, September 22, 1970
#5, undated [1970]
Box
93-188/46 (05052260)General election campaign, half-hour documentary, 1970
Primary campaign, half-hour documentary, 1970
Election eve, October 31, 1970
Box
93-188/47 (05052271)Democratic response to Nixon on economy, July 31, 1971
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Agnew speech, December 17, 1974
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
[unknown topic], March 24, 1975
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Texas tour, reel 2, 3, and 4; January-December 13, 1976
Extent [14-inch reel of 1-inch tape]
Box
93-188/48 (01808070)Campaign videotape, October 19, 1970
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Campaign videotape, October 26, 1970
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Campaign videotape, October 27, 1970
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Amendment #3, October 27, 1970
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Bentsen visit to Da Nang, Khe San, Tan Son Nhut and Saigon, March 1971
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Florida; Press conference 1971
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Texas tour, reel 1, January 12-13, 1976
Extent [4 inch reel of 2 inch tape (?)]
Box
93-188/40 (01809277)Audiotapes:
Miscellaneous campaign audio, 1970
Extent (7 reels)
Audio from television spots, March 22, 1970
Bentsen press conference, (cassette) January 19, 1971
Audio tapes, 1972 and 1975
Extent (3 and 4-inch reels)
New Hampshire, October 23, 1974
Black issues, Black press, undated
Radio Spanish, undated
Extent (1/4-inch reel)
Box
2.235/F67cScrapbooks and clippings:
Microfilm copies
Extent (4 reels)
Note to researchers: please consult microfilm rather than original scrapbooks.
Box
2.235/T61aOriginal scrapbooks:
Scrapbook #2: Dallas Morning News, [paper from LMB's birthday] February 11, 1921
Scrapbook #1: July 1946-1948
Box
3V241Loose photographs and clippings
Box
2.235/T61bScrapbook #7: 1948-1950
Box
3V241Loose photographs and clippings
Box
2.235/T43cScrapbook #11: July 1948-November 1950
Box
3V241Separated photographs:
Lloyd and Beryl Ann Bentsen at Donna Flower Show, May 1949
Young Democrats Club honors Bentsen, Washington, DC, February 14, 1949
LMB talking to Ty Cobb, Brownsville Charro Days, [February] 1949
YMCA tour of Capital grounds, Washington, DC, June 3, 1949
Texas Ex dinner, Washington, DC, March 2, 1949
Bentsen receiving American Legion merit award from Major General Robert M. Webster, Commanding General, Eastern Air Defense Forces, New York City, April 21, 1950
Box
2.235/T43bScrapbook #10: March 1951-September 1952
Box
3V241Separated photographs:
Senator McFarland, LMB, Fred Crawford, and John Murdock, July 7, 1951
LMB with Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, April 9. 1951
Arrival of Tina Bentsen from Norway, January 1952
LMB in Puerto Rico as Chairman of Special Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs, January 11, 1952
[several photos, including Dr. Fernos-Isern, Commissioner of Puerto Rico]
Ruben Riskind, LMB, Arthur Hausman, and Charles Downing, all Jaycees of Eagle Pass, Texas, ca. 1952
Eagle Pass constituents, ca. 1952
Committee trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, ca. 1952
LMB, Beryl Ann Bentsen, and Stuart Symington at party for Speaker of House at home of Dale Miller, January 1952
Growers and Shippers Convention, Shamrock Hotel, Houston, Texas, October 1953
Box
2.235/T43aScrapbook #9: December 1952-September 1954
Box
3V241Separated photographs:
Groundbreaking ceremony of Hidalgo County courthouse, Edinburg, Texas, ca. 1953
LMB and Master Sargeant Leonel M. Herrera of San Juan, from Korea to march in color guard, January 14, 1953
LMB as honor guest speaker before Texas Cotton Ginners Association, Dallas, Texas, April 6, 1954
Mr. And Mrs. C. T. McLaughlin of Snyder, Texas, April 1953
Testimonial luncheon by Texas Delegation to Senator Lyndon Johnson, ca. 1953
Texas A&M Review, May 1953
LMB with Mr. A. B. (Buster) Wharton, owner of El Ranchito Polo Club, and General L. S. [Sorrison?], USAF Ret., Eluha (?), Texas
Beryl Ann Bentsen and LMB celebrating retirement from Congress, September 28, 1954
Lloyd and Beryl Ann Bentsen, ca. 1954
LMB, Dr. A. Fernos-Isern of Puerto Rico, and Dan Smoot, moderator of "Facts Forum," television program to discuss Shooting on floor of House of Representatives, ca. 1953
Box
2.235/T43a 3V241Address at Crystal City, Texas, September 1953
Lloyd Bentsen III's 5th grade class, May 10, 1955
Bentsen Family (LMB, Beryl Ann, Lan, Lloyd III, and Tina) with Christmas tree, [printing date on verso] December, 1954
Tom Hill of Houston at National Cemetery Association convention, Dallas, Texas, ca. 1953
Bentsen with L. E. Page, state commander of American Legion, at Navarro Coffee Shop, Corsicana, Texas, September, 1953
Dinner and cocktail party at the NAREB [National Association of Real Estate Brokers?], February 3, 1954
Box
2.235/T61aScrapbook #5: [private life] August 1956 (1951)-1966
Scrapbook #4: [Lincoln Liberty Life] February 1959-September 1 961
Box
2.235/T61bScrapbook #6: May 1962-1965
Box
93-188/47 (05052271)Scrapbook #3: [1964 Senate race decision clippings; scrapbook discarded, clippings retained] September 1963-January 1964
Box
2.235/T61bScrapbook #8: 1970
Box
3V241Loose photographs and clippings
Box
93-188/41 (05052238)Newspaper clipppings:
July 1975-1979
Box
93-188/42 (05052249) 1980-1984
Box
93-188/43 (05052250) 1985-July 1988
Box
93-188/44 (01809288) July 14, 1988-1990
Box
93-188/45 (01809357) 1991-January 1993
Box
93-188/37 (01809197)Constituent service:
Constituent telephone inquiries:
A-Z, 1990
Box
93-188/24 (01958834)A-H, 1991
Box
93-188/25 (01808015)I-R, 1991
Box
93-188/26 (01958630)S-Z, 1991
A-E, 1992
Box
93-188/27 (01809233)F-M, 1992
Box
93-188/28 (01958641)N-Z, 1992
Box
93-188/53 (01958608)Office administration:
Appointment and address books, 1954, 1956-1979
Box
000-89-0005 (92-043)/4 (00096305)Appointment books, 1980-1990
Mail reports, 1973
Box
93-188/55 (01958914)Daily logs:
1971-1975
Box
93-188/56 (01808037) 1976-1979
Box
93-188/57 (01958620) 1980-1983
Box
93-188/58 (01958710) 1984-1987
Box
93-188/36 (01958663)Congressional directories: 1972-1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-1986
Pictorial directories: 1953, 1971, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
Box
93-188/33 (01809255)Artifacts:
Congressional Cup, Runner-Up, Lloyd Bentson [sic] and Al Hill, pewter plate [badly bent], 1973
Center for the Study of the Presidency, Distinguished Public Service Medal, produced by Tiffany and Co., [1992]
Christmas ornament, Angels of the World ninth edition, Anna of Germany (designer), 1991
Texan of the Year, pink Texas granite block with brass plaque, 1982
International Boundary and Water Commission, Centennial medallion, 1989
Coretech, Council on Research and Technology, appreciation award, March 31, 1992
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Southwestern Division, paperweight, undated
Laredo, [Texas] / Colombia Solidarity Bridge, glass object in red velvet holder, July 31, 1991
North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce pen and pen holder, undated
First State Bank, set of four coasters, undated
Paperweights:
Texas Jaycees, 1974
Thiokol Corporation, Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, Marshall, Texas Small Business Week, May 19-24, 1975
Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, Centennial, 1975
Pan-American University, Edinburg, Texas, 1977
Security Tower dedication, August 1980
City of Clarksville, Texas, undated
City of Southfield Michigan, undated
Harris County Precinct 3, Texas, undated
Tiger Bay Club, Miami, Florida, undated
Box
93-188/35 (01958889)Plaques:
Close-Up Program, May 1971
Union County, [Texas] Democratic Committee, 1973
City Council of Honolulu, Hawaii, March 3, 1975
Americanism Award, Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1975
National Limestone Institute, for service to "nation's highways," January 1975
Beaver County Labor Council, Pennsylvania, [ca. 1976]
"Gerald Ford Memorial Tamale Plaque, Shucks and All, Honoring Ford's Unintended Assistance to the Democratic Party, San Antonio, " 1976
International Preventative Medicine Foundation, Appreciation Award, 1977
Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, January 27, 1978
Chairman, Joint Economic Commission, presented by other members of the commission for "JEC precedent-setting study mission to the Far East," January 3-16, 1980
Texas Jaycees, Presidential Award of Honor, 1982
Box
93-188/65 (01958867)Various awards and plaques, 1974-1987, undated
Box
93-188/66 (01807974)Jewish award
Box
93-188/69 (05052227)Awards and plaques, undated
Box
93-188/71 (01809302)Miscellaneous artifacts:
Lapel pin, associated with Blaine Bull, NAR, from box 93-138/511, 1990
Lapel pin, Order of Ahepa, Scottish Rite of Freemasons, [undated[
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout insignia, undated
Boy Scouts of America Explorer Scout president's congress, 1974
Shrapnel from El Salvador, moved from box 93-188/108, 1987
Executive Jet Aviation, Inc., luggage tag, undated
Kiwanis International, bell, undated
Telephone receiver cover, Cox Funeral Chapels, Harlingen, Texas, undated
Texas and Southwestern Cattleraiser Association, medallion, undated
Commemorative coins and medals:
Symbols of Liberty, Congressional edition, 4 coins produced by Danforth Mint, undated
Sam Rayburn, undated
Frank Norfleet, Hale Center, Texas, undated
Douglas MacArthur Freedom Medal, Howard Payne College, Brownwood, Texas, undated
World Championships of Hairdressing, New York, 1976
Deer Park bicentennial, 1976
Paperweights:
Series of paperweights produced by Senator Bentsen and given to campaign supporters as thank you gifts; a different paperweight design was produced for each Senate campaign; each paperweight consists of a photograph of the Senator and B. A. Bentsen in a lucite case, [1970-1992]
Bronze United States Senate paperweight (2), personalized for Senator Bentsen, undated
Textiles:
Hood, honorary doctoral degree, Austin College, October 27, 1971
Cap, Scottish Rite of Freemasons, [December 11?], 1971
Key to cities of:
Orlando, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Swisher County, Texas; Bay City, Texas; Del Rio, Texas; Gilmer, Texas; Pasadena, Texas; Southwest Metroplex, Texas; Allentown, Pennsylvania; Markham, Ontario, Canada; all undated
Box
90-287/63 (01006807)Dallas Office Files, 1983-1993
Extent (13 cubic feet)
Scope and Content Note
Clippings and other printed materials predominate in Bentsen's Dallas office files, which also include financial and legal records and correspondence. Political/office management files from 1988 include political and constituent correspondence, information on 1988 Senatorial opponent Beau Boulter, and various financial and legal documents related to managing the Dallas office. Clippings files maintained in Dallas make up the bulk of the records (12 cubic feet). The clippings date 1983-1993, and are extensive for the years 1990 and 1992.
Dallas staff created routine constituent correspondence, such as congratulatory letters, using the Correspondence Management System. See Correspondence Subgroup.
Political/Office management files:
Invitation, August 1988-October
Labor Day schedule, August 1988-September 1988
Negative mail, October 1988
Newsletter item, Dallas County Democratic party, September 1988
Letters to the editor, August 1988
Literature requests, September 1988-October 1988
Support mail, October 1988-November 1988
Grand opening correspondence, elected officials and candidates, August 1988
Host reception, September 14, 1988
Janelle Masden, letters and memos, August 1988-November 1988
Correspondence, November 1988
T. U.: electric (empty folder)
Advisory list, September 1988, November 1988
Absentee ballot application cover letters, undated
Absentee voting requests, October 1988
Advisory board correspondence, September 1988
Accounts payable, August 1988-September 1988
Austin correspondence, miscellaneous items, August 1988-October 1988
Boulter's debate, October 1988
Boulter information, August 1988-September 1988
Bulk mail, permit and forms, August 1988
Julia Calorera memos, September 1988-October 1988
Campaign ideas (Dukakis), undated
Card mailout letters, 1988
Banner information, undated
Bentsen, ADA rating, undated
Checks received, copies, July 1988-August 1988
Contributions, 1988
Coordinator letters, all areas, July 1988-August 1988
Correspondence, letters from and to supporters, August 1988-October 1988
Correspondence, precinct chair, July 1988
Events, speaking engagements, August 1988-September 1988
Expense reports, August 1988-September 1988
Fan mail, undated
Fax, September 1988-October 1988
Federal Express, miscellaneous, July 1988-October 1988
Fundraiser, October 6, 1988
Volunteers, fundraisers, August 1988-October 1988
Office lease (Dallas), August 1988
Original letters, announcement, August 1988
Permits, City of Dallas, August 1988
Petty cash, Dallas office, August 1988-October 1988
Phone lists, undated
Programs, September 1988
Progressive Voter League, Jesse Jones, September 1988
Press releases, newspaper, T. V., radio, September 8, 1988
Receipts, Senator Bentsen's campaign, Dallas County, August 1988-September 1988
Thank you letters, September 1988
Fundraising, endorsement cards, [1988]
Phone bank, 3Ds, undated
Phone bank scripts, 1988
Polling place list, Dallas, 1988
Absentee voting, 1988
Check requests, Austin, August 1988-November 1988
Election night and party, October 1988-November 1988
October 6th fundraiser, September 1988-October 1988
Office equipment, August 1988
Dallas County general election, combined absentee, regular canvas report, November 1988
Newsclippings, November 4, 1988-November 15, 1988
Dallas area clippings:
October 1988-November 1988
September 1988-October 1988
August 1988
August 1988-September 1988
reception: October 6, 1988
Favorable responses
Complimentary tickets
Paid tickets, donations
Negative mail, September 1988-October 1988
On campus, January 15, 1990-January 21, 1990
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Clippings files:
May 1983-December 1986
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93-188/78 (00155266) September 15, 1989-May 16, 1990
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93-188/80 (00155255) March 1, 1990-June 30, 1990
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93-188/81 (00154241) May 19, 1990-October 15, 1990
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93-188/82 (00154263) July 1, 1990-October 21, 1990
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93-188/74 (00155277) October 16, 1990-February 28, 1991
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93-188/75 (00154274) October 22, 1991- March 31, 1992
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93-188/77 (00154220) August 15, 1992-December 10, 1992
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93-188/105 (010643150) December 11, 1992-January 20, 1993
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93-138/13 (00439398)Statewide newspaper clips:
Book 1, April 1, 1992-May 31, 1992
Book 2, June 1, 1992-July 10, 1992
Book 3, July 11, 1992-August 14, 1992

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VIII. Secretary of the Treasury Subgroup, 1981(1993-1994)
Extent (25.5 cubic feet)

Biographical Note
In late 1992, President-elect Bill Clinton selected Senator Bentsen as his nominee for Secretary of the Treasury. Bentsen stepped down as Chairman of the Finance Committee and resigned from the Senate to take the position. Jack DeVore, his press secretary since 1972, accompanied him to the Treasury, as did some members of his legislative and administrative staffs.
As Treasury Secretary, Bentsen worked to lower international trade barriers. Important accomplishments included passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994. He also advised Clinton and helped with strategy on non-finance issues, such as a 1994 crime bill containing significant gun control measures.
Bentsen took the oath as the sixty-ninth Secretary of the Treasury on January 20, 1993. He stepped down in December 1994, at what would have been the end of his Senate term.
Scope and Content Note
Bentsen's Secretary of the Treasury files contain detailed documentation of his day-to-day activities, the information he received from his staff, and his public statements. Five series: Schedules and Briefing Books, 1993 -1994 (4.4 cubic feet); Correspondence Files, 1993-1994 (10.3 cubic feet); Speech Files, 1993-1994 (3 cubic feet); Press Relations Files, 1981-1994 (5.3 cubic feet); Personal Materials, 1993-1994 (2.5 cubic feet).
Schedules and Briefing Books Series contain schedules, reports, talking points for meetings and press appearances, and background material including copied clippings and correspondence.
Correspondence Files Series consists of two subseries, Letters chron and Memos chron. Both files consist of photocopied correspondence filed in binders. The letters files contain copies of Secretary Bentsen's outgoing correspondence. Many of the letters are to members of Congress regarding pending legislation, reports, and nominations. Letters to private citizens include thank-you correspondence. A few letters are addressed to foreign dignitaries. The memoranda files contain copies incoming memos to the Secretary from his staff. Memos to Bentsen primarily consist of factual reports on issues and Congressional affairs, background material for telephone calls and meetings, and queries about decisions and courses of action. These record copies include Bentsen's notations in response. A small number of memoranda in the files are from Bentsen to President Bill Clinton or to White House staff. They concern issues and appointments.
Speech Files Series includes files for Secretary Bentsen's speeches before business and political groups, his testimony before Congressional committees, prepared material for official and ceremonial functions including meetings, and for remarks to the media. Most of the files contain speech cards and printed versions of the addresses. A small number of the files include memoranda.
Press Relations Files Series include press summaries and clippings. Some of the clippings in the series were originally filed in Bentsen's Senate office, and include coverage of his family and the 1988 presidential election. Treasury-era files created by Jack DeVore, Bentsen's Press Secretary, are listed as part of the Press Section subgroup, Office of the Press Secretary series.
Personal Materials Series includes a small amount of photographic material, items from December 1994, when Bentsen announced his retirement, appointment certificates, souvenir legislation, and a banner commemorating a speech at the Beijing Institute of Social Sciences.
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95-005/31 (05169858)Schedules and briefing books:
Monthly schedules:
Secretary Bentsen's monthly schedules, January 1993-December 1994
Congressional appearances by Secretary Lloyd M. Bentsen, (loose binders) 1993-1994
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95-005/1 (05169905)Daily briefing books:
September 23- November 10, 1993
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95-005/2 (05169891) November 11, 1993-January 19, 1994
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95-005/3 (05169880) January 21-March 10, 1994
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95-005/4 (04705336) March 10-21, 1994
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95-005/31 (05169858)Trip schedules and calendars, 1993-1994
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95-005/14 (05170100)Correspondence:
General:
Thank you resignation letters, December 1994
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95-005/31 (05169858)Congratulation letters on retirement, December 1-21, 1994
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95-005/9 (05169950)Chron files:
Letters chron:
January 29-May 28, 1993
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95-005/10 (04772038) June 1-October 22, 1993
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95-005/11 (05170121) October 25, 1993- February 28, 1994
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95-005/12 (05169949) March 1-June 30, 1994
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95-005/13 (04772050) July 1-October 31, 1994
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95-005/14 (05170100) December 1-22, 1994
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95-005/5 (05169870)Memoranda chron:
January 13-November 17, 1993
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95-005/6 (05169927) November 19, 1993 - March 10, 1994
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95-005/7 (04705347) March 17-July 7, 1994
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95-005/8 (05169916) July 11-November 30, 1994
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95-005/9 (05169950) December 1-29, 1994
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95-005/28 (04772016)Speeches:
National Legislative Education Foundation, House Democratic Caucus, Baltimore, Maryland, January 28, 1993
Testimony, Senate Budget Committee, February 18, 1993
Testimony, House Budget Committee, February 23, 1993
Testimony, Senate Finance Committee, February 24, 1993
Remarks before The Business Council, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1993
National Savings Bond Kick-Off, March 9, 1993
Testimony, House Ways and Means Committee, March 10, 1993
Introduction for President, Credit Crunch Ceremony, March 10, 1993
Talking points for meeting with Rev. Jesse Jackson, March 11, 1993
Testimony, RTC-House, March 16, 1993
Electronic Industries Association, March 16, 1993
Testimony, RTC-Senate, March 17, 1993
Article text, Customs Magazine, March 1993
National Association of Home Builders, March 22, 1993
Talking points, radio interview on ethanol tax, March 23, 1993
Council on Competitiveness, March 24, 1993
Trilateral Commission, March 29, 1993
Talking points, Congressional Black Caucus, March 30, 1993
Customs Service Employees, April 1, 1993
American Society of Newspaper Editors, Baltimore, MD, April 2, 1993
Letter draft, John Glenn's 50th wedding anniversary, April 5, 1993
Budget press conference, April 18, 1993
Remarks to IRS employees, April 8, 1993
Thank you notes for Wall Street Journal article, April 9, 1993
Article, Roll Call, first 100 days, April 1993
Testimony, House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and General Government, April 22, 1993
Testimony, Senate Finance Committee, Energy Tax, April 20, 1993
Independent Bankers Association of America, April 26, 1993
Toast, Pamela Harriman on becoming Ambassador to France, April 26, 1993
Former Treasury Secretaries Dinner, April 27, 1993
Testimony, Senate Foreign Operations Subcommittee, April 27, 1993
Adoption Hall of Fame video, April 28, 1993
Testimony, House Foreign Operations Subcommittee, April 28, 1993
Talking points, Latin Ministers Dinner, April 30, 1993
Evans and Novak Political Report, April 30, 1993
Council of the Americas, May 3, 1993
Washington Board of Trade, honoring Joe Allbritton, May 4, 1993
KGNC radio 71st birthday spot, May 5, 1993
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, May 5, 1993
Senate Treasury--Postal Subcommittee, May 6, 1993
Talking points, DeConcini Fundraiser, May 11, 1993
Talking points, [Gene] Ludwig, swearing-in as Comptroller of Currency, May 12, 1993
Statement with Leon Panetta before Tax Bill briefing, May 14, 1993
Independent Petroleum Association of America, May 14, 1993
Press conference announcing Waco Investigation Team, May 17, 1993
Financial Management Improvement Awards, May 19, 1993
National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall, Waco ATF agents, May 20, 1993
Boren-Danforth tax bill press conference, May 20, 1993
Talking points, Jeaff Shaefer swearing-in, May 21, 1993
Statement, House passage of Budget Bill, May 27, 1993
Talking points, Peggy Richardson swearing-in, may 27, 1993
Letter, Edie Wasserman tribute, June 5, 1993
OECD Ministerial Meeting, Paris, France, and Moscow, Russia, June 1-5, 1993
American Trucking Associations, June 15, 1993
Talking points, Cleveland, OH press conference, June 18, 1993
TV Town Hall, 19th District Roundtable, Rep. Fingerhut, Cleveland, OH, June 18, 1993
Clinton Deficit Plan, June 21, 1993
DNC budget, radio tape, June 23, 1993
Pro-NAFTA New York Times advertising supplement, June 1993
Progressive Foundation Forum, June 22, 1993
DNC, Business Leadership Forum, June 28, 1993
Video greeting to United Food and Commercial Workers Union, June 28, 1993
Consumers for World Trade Awards Dinner, June 30, 1993
Draft statement for Senate passage of tax bill, July 1993
White House Press Briefing, July 1, 1993
Denmark's July 4th Celebration, July 4, 1993
Miscellaneous speeches, July 4-13, 1993
Talking points, Cabinet meeting on Budget Reconciliation, July 14, 1993
Senate and House Democrats, July 15, 1993
Testimony, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, July 15, 1993
Testimony, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Community Development Banks, July 15, 1993
Letter to Nancy Pittman, July 16, 1993
Mark McLaughlin, July 16, 1993
Video presentation of LMB Award of Kelsey-Seybold Foundation to Elizabeth Goodwin, July 16, 1993
Letters of condolence on death of three Customs agents in Georgia, July 16, 1993
Video script, Princeton student film about B-24 crew in 449th Bomb Group, July 1993
Talking points, Mexican Finance Ministers, July 18, 1993
Talking points, Rostenkowski Tax Bill Backers (cancelled), July 19, 1993
Letter to Pepe Martin, July 20, 1993
Testimony, House Banking, on Community Development Banks, July 20, 1993
House Democratic Caucus, July 21, 1993
House Mainstream Forum, July 22, 1993
Customs Service, Commercial Operations, [EMPTY FOLDER] July 22, 1993
Talking points, Customs Advisory Committee, July 22, 1993
High-tech executives for NAFTA {North American Free Trade Agreement], July 22, 1993
White House press briefing on jobs (cancelled), July 23, 1993
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, July 23, 1993
Op-eds, Austin/Dallas/Houston, weekend of July 25, 1993
Savings Bond Rally, July 27, 1993
Letter to Ann Richards, Governor of Texas, July 27, 1993
Talking points, CEO Luncheon, July 27, 1993
Talking points, DNC Business Lobbyists, July 27, 1993
Talking points, Democratic Caucus, July 28, 1993
Talking points, Larry Summers' event for Asian Advisors, July 28, 1993
Chemical Executives for NAFTA, July 28, 1993
Letter to John H. Dalton, Navy Secretary, August 2, 1993
Retail Executives for NAFTA, August 3, 1993
White House briefing, deficit reduction, August 3, 1993
Dinner honoring Representative Jack Brooks, D-Texas, August 3, 1993
White House briefing, Budget, August 3, 1993
Guest conductor playlist, WGMS FM, August, 1993
Op-eds on budget plan: New Orleans, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, August 4, 1993
Statement of support for Herb Kohl, re: deficit, August 5, 1993
Statement on NAFTA agreement, August 13, 1993
Political/Business Leaders of California, August 16, 1993
Los Angeles World Affairs Council, NAFTA, Asia Trade, August 17, 1993
Letter to Judge Mary Williams, August 20, 1993
Video script, ATF video re: reinventing government, September 1993
ATF statement re: reinventing government, mid-September [1993]
NAFTA Rally, White House, September 10, 1993
National Restaurant Association, health care, September 13, 1993
Talking points, Jack DeVore luncheon, September 13, 1993
National Restaurant Association, September 13, 1993
Talking points, Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., September 14, 1993
Op-ed, NAFTA, for Los Angeles Times, September 19, 1993
Record testimony to Senate Finance Committee re: NAFTA, September 15, 1993
Oral testimony to Senate Finance Committee re: NAFTA, September 15, 1993
Chicago Business Executives, Chicago, Illinois, September 16, 1993
A. Finkle and Sons, Chicago, Illinois, September 16, 1993
Remarks on health care with Mrs. Clinton, Capitol Hill, September 20, 1993
Treasury Executive Institute Awards, September 21, 1993
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Hill, September 21, 1993
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95-005/29 (05170041)Economic Club of New York, New York, New York, September 21, 1993
New York CEOs, re: NAFTA, talking points, September 22, 1993
American Business Conference, Washington DC, September 22, 1993
CEO luncheon at USX, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, talking points, September 23, 1993
Small business, healthcare, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1993
G-7 opening remarks, economic outlook, September 25, 1993
World Bank/IMF Annual Meeting, Washington DC, September 29, 1993
National Association of Home Builders, Washington DC, September 29, 1993
Telegram to Willie Brown, September 29, 1993
State Department press conference, re: Middle East peace, October 1, 1993
U.S. / Russia Business Council, October 5, 1993
Automotive Supplier Government Action Council re: NAFTA, October 5, 1993
Toast to Helen and Bob Strauss, Washington DC, October 5, 1993
North Carolina Opinion Leaders, re: NAFTA, October 6, 1993
Economic Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, October 6, 1993
White House Press Corps, re: health care, October 6, 1993
New Jersey Opinion Leaders, NAFTA, October 7, 1993
Conservative Democratic Forum, October 7, 1993
Rhode Island check ceremony, Providence, Rhode Island, October 8, 1993
House Republican freshmen, re: NAFTA, October 21, 1993
Op-ed, USA Today, re: NAFTA, October 12, 1993
Treasury employees, re: Combined Federal Campaign, Cash Room, October 13, 1993
Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, October 14, 1993
Tom Luce's CEO luncheon, Dallas, Texas, October 14, 1993
Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas, October 14, 1993
Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, Texas, October 15, 1993
Endorsement of NAFTA by 40 Texas businessmen, Dallas, Texas, October 15, 1993
University of Texas Pan American, South Padre Island, Texas, October 15, 1993
National Foreign Policy Conference, Washington DC, October 20, 1993
Business Week CEO symposium, October 21, 1993
California Opinion Leaders, Washington DC, October 21, 1993
Secretary's Awards Ceremony, October 21, 1993
Jack DeVore retirement roast, Washington DC, October 22, 1993
Banking, Washington DC, October 25, 1993
Democratic Freshmen, re: NAFTA, October 27, 1993
NAFTA endorsement ceremony, Cash Room, October 27, 1993
Testimony, Health and Commerce Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce, October 28, 1993
Bilderberg luncheon, October 29, 1993
IRS management, October 28, 1993
Council for U.S. / Italy, October 1993
NAFTA VIP endorsement, November 2, 1993
Nobel laureate economists, November 2, 1993
Policy committee of Business Roundtable, November 3, 1993
Testimony, Senate Finance Committee, re: health care, November 3, 1993
Congressional briefing re: NAFTA, at State Department, November 4, 1993
National Soft Drink Association, Washington DC, November 4, 1993
George Munoz swearing-in, November 8, 1993
Multi-state Opinion Leaders, re: NAFTA, November 9, 1993
Quote on John Connally for People magazine, November 10, 1993
Op-eds, re: NAFTA, November 11, 1993
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California, November 11, 1993
GM / Hughes Electronics Corporation, Los Angeles, California, November 12, 1993
American Council of Life Insurance, November 15, 1993
Testimony, House Ways and Means, re: health care, November 16, 1993
NAFTA passage statement for House, November 17, 1993
Bentsen's 50th wedding anniversary, November 17, 1993
White House press briefing, re: NAFTA, November 17, 1993
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, November 19, 1993
Statement on re-organization of Treasury Department, November 23, 1993
Bank regulatory consolidation, November 23, 1993
Letter to Dave Montgomery (reporter for Fort Worth Star-Telegram), November 23, 1993
Op-ed for Washington Post, re: bank regulatory consolidation, November 23, 1993
Middle East peace briefing, November 30, 1993
Federal Reserve Board, December 1, 1993
Ronald Scheman swearing-in, December 2, 1993
Eagle Scout Ceremony, Lloyd IV, December 6, 1993
Community Reinvestment Act, December 8, 1993
Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee luncheon, December 9, 1993
Christmas party, December 11, 1993
Treasury management meeting, December 11, 1993
Quote re: J.J. Pickle, December 11, 1993
Washington Business Press Corps, December 14, 1993
Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, December 28, 1993
Customs facilities, San Diego, California, December 29, 1993
1993 Year-end statement, December 30, 1993
1993 Year-end statement, December 31, 1993
Crime policy announcement, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center awards ceremony, Washington DC, January 4, 1994
Brookings Institute, Washington DC, January 5, 1994
Death of Tip O'Neill, remarks, January 6, 1994
Moscow/Asia trip briefing, White House, January 7, 1994
Transcripts of public speaking engagements, Moscow, Russia, January 12, 1994
Letter to Treasury employees, re: health care (not used), January 23, 1994
Washington Times "doers profile" of Bentsen, January 24, 1994
National Association of Manufacturers, Washington DC, January 26, 1994
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, January 27, 1994
Congressional Budget Office press conference, January 27, 1994
Mayor's Conference, January 28, 1994
Waco Review Committee, January 28, 1994
Bank regulatory reform press conference and Ex-regulators' luncheon, January 31, 1994
Lloyd Hand's 65th birthday, January 31, 1994
American Association of Retired Persons, February 1, 1994
Drug trafficking statement, February 2, 1994
Business Roundtable, International Trade and Investment Task Force, February 2, 1994
Operation Safe Home press conference, February 4, 1994
White House press briefing re: interest rates and labor numbers, February 4, 1994
Introduction for President Bill Clinton at Houston Partnership, DNC fundraiser, undated
Testimony, House Budget Committee, February 8, 1994
Testimony, Senate Budget Committee, February 9, 1994
Bob John Robinson's retirement toast, Washington DC, February 10, 1994
Press conference following meeting with President Salinas (Mexico), Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 1994
National Association of Business Economists, February 22, 1994
Testimony, Resolution Trust Corporation Oversight Committee, Senate, February 24, 1994
Bentsen announces shotgun reclassification and Brady Law implementation at Third District Police station, Washington DC, February 28, 1994
Testimony, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, re: bank regulatory consolidation, March 1, 1994
Swearing-in of Mary Ellen Withrow, March 1, 1994
Video for Laura Lee Blanton (Houston philanthropist), March 3, 1994
University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas, March 4, 1994
Border Texan of the Year, Hidalgo, Texas, March 4, 1994
Whitewater statement, March 8, 1994
Testimony, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and General Government, March 8, 1994
Economic Strategy Institute, March 9, 1994
Statement re: gun control, support of police and gun dealer associations, March 10, 1994
G-7 Jobs Conference, Detroit, Michigan, March 15, 1994
Swearing-in of James Scheuer as U.S. Director of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, March 1994
Town Hall of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC), Honolulu, Hawaii, March 18-19, 1994
Testimony, Senate Foreign Operations Appropriations, March 22, 1994
Quote on retirement of Julian Martin, March 23, 1994
Mid-America Committee CEO Day, (not given) March 23, 1994
New York Savings Bond Committee Luncheon, March 23, 1994
Bentsen medal ceremony, Mint, March 25, 1994
Introduction of the President, Dallas, Texas, San Diego, California, March 26, 1994;March 28, 1994
Quote on experience as Boy Scout, March 29, 1994
Insurance Industry discussion on Superfund; support for Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly, Hartford, Connecticut, April 4, 1994
Video text for Congress of the Americas, April 4, 1994
Quote on Henry Cisneros "Hero of the People" award, April 4, 1994
Vice President Cabinet meeting on Community Reinvestment Act and Bank Secrecy Act, April 5, 1994
Riley Building dedication, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, April 6, 1994
We're On the Money dinner, Fort Worth, Texas, April 7, 1994
Bentsen currency introduction ceremony, Fort Worth, Texas, April 7, 1994
Tax season event at White House, April 12, 1994
Town Hall meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 18, 1994
Swearing-in of Alice Dear, April 19, 1994
Young Presidents Organization; Testimony, Senate Treasury-Postal Appropriations Subcommittee, April 19, 1994
Quote on Richard Nixon for Austin American-Statesman, April 20, 1994
Crime technology press briefing, Arlington, Virginia, April 20, 1994
Oklahoma Business Leaders, re: health care, April 21, 1994
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee opening, April 21, 1994
G-7 press conference and Finance Ministers meeting, April 21, 1994
White House victims of crime ceremony, re: assault weapons, April 25, 1994
Press conference with Senator Feinstein and Representative Schumer on assault weapons, April 26, 1994
World Bank and International Monetary Fund, April 25-26, 1994
North American Financial Group, April 26, 1994
U.S. - Saudi Arabia Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation, April 27, 1994
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95-005/30 (05169960)Rifle range, re: TEC-9 gun control, April 28, 1994
William "Mac" McCamey retirement, April 28, 1994
U.S. - Saudi Arabia Business Council, inaugural meeting, April 28, 1994
Council of Growing Companies, April 29, 1994
Video text for presentation of Bentsen Award of Kelsey-Seybold Foundation, April 30, 1994
McAllen Memorial High School students, May 2, 1994
White House assault weapons display, May 2, 1994
Bob Michel, Chamber of Commerce, May 2, 1994
Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 3, 1994
National Small Business United, May 3, 1994
Superfund CEO event, May 3, 1994
Introduction for Ann Richards, Governor of Texas, May 4, 1994
Partnerships '94 Conference, May 4, 1994
Mike Kreidler (Washington State Representative) fundraiser, May 5, 1994
Letter to Marshall Loeb, Fortune Magazine, on retirement, May 9, 1994
Treasury Executive Institute awards ceremony, May 10, 1994
Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans, May 11, 1994
Consumers Union re: General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs GATT), May 11, 1994
Coopers and Lybrand, health care speech, May 12, 1994
The Business Council, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 13, 1994
Texas Association of Business, Lone Star award, May 16, 1994
GOP breakfast, May 18, 1994
National Association of Securities Dealers, May 19, 1994
Commerce Department, Industry Standards Advisory Committee, re: GATT, May 23, 1994
MDB press conference, May 23, 1994
House Freshman Democratic Caucus, May 25, 1994
Going away party for Sam Sessions, May 23, 1994
Letter to Tom Powers, TransAmerica Fund Management Co., (not sent) May 24, 1994
Ken Bentsen fundraiser, May 24, 1994
World Economic Forum, May 25, 1994
Swearing-in of Joan Logue-Kinder, May 25, 1994
Savings Bond rally, May 26, 1994
Representative Karan English, Hospital Business Leaders, Phoenix, Arizona, May 31, 1994
Article for South Texas Community College, June 1, 1994
Confederation of British Industry, London, England, June 3, 1994
Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, England, June 4, 1994
OECD press conference, Paris, France, June 7, 1994
North Carolina Business Leaders, June 14, 1994
Eisenhower Leadership Prize award, Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, June 15, 1994
Harvard Business Statesman of the Year award, Harvard Business Club of Washington, June 16, 1994
American Rehabilitation Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, June 16, 1994
Inaugural NADBank board meeting, San Antonio; Bill Sarpaulis fundraiser, Amarillo, Texas, June 17, 1994
Law Enforcement Caucus, June 21, 1994
Democratic National Committee business lunch, June 22, 1994
Testimony, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, re: Superfund reauthorization, June 28, 1994
Foreign Policy Association, New York, New York, June 28, 1994
GATT briefing, June 30, 1994
Statement on and copy of Robert Fiske investigation of Vince Foster death, June 30, 1994
G-7 Summit and background statements, Naples, Italy, July, 1994
Shorenstein CEO meeting, San Francisco, California, July 5, 1994
White House press briefing on economy, mid-session review, July 14, 1994
Representative Don Johnson fundraiser, July 18, 1994
Richard Fisher fundraiser, July 19, 1994
Remarks to Treasury interns, July 21, 1994
Toast for Gay Burton, July 21, 1994
Bretton Woods reception, July 21, 1994
Bretton Woods Commission, July 21, 1994
Swearing-in of Phil Diehl, (empty folder) July 22, 1994
Congressional interns, July 27, 1994
Office of Government Ethics report re: Whitewater, July 31, 1994
Letter to Congress from former Treasury Secretaries re: GATT, July 1994
Crime event at Justice Department, July 28, 1994
Remarks to press and Congressmen re: health care, July 20 - August 10, 1994
Congressional visits on GATT, July 21 - August 5, 1994
Brady Law 100 Days report, August 1, 1994
Testimony, Senate Banking Committee re: Whitewater, August 3, 1994
Testimony, House Banking Committee re: Whitewater, August 4, 1994
Toast for Barbara Jordan, August 8, 1994
Democratic Budget Group, August 8, 1994
Letter to Liz Carpenter, August 11, 1994
Children's Defense Fund, August 15, 1994
Remarks on passing of Crime Bill, August 1994
Diane Feinstein fundraiser, Los Angeles, California, August 27, 1994
GATT Washington Reps, September 7, 1994
President Ernesto Zedillo and business group, Mexico City, Mexico, September 8, 1994
Rolando Rios fundraiser luncheon, [Texas?], September 9, 1994
San Antonio business leaders, San Antonio, Texas, September 9, 1994
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio, Texas, September 9, 1994
Ken Bentsen business leaders, Houston, Texas, September 10, 1994
White House plane crash statement, September 12, 1994
Op-ed re: Uruguay Round and GATT, Washington Post, September 13, 1994
Sam Gibbons fundraiser, Tampa, Florida, September 16, 1994
Lawton Chiles (governor of Florida) fundraiser, September 16, 1994
Business and community leaders, Orlando, Florida re: Summit of the Americas, September 16, 1994
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky fundraiser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 19, 1994
Boys and Girls Club, September 20, 1994
Earl Pomeroy fundraiser, September 22, 1994
Customer Service Day, Dulles Airport, Virginia, re: Customs, September 22, 1994
Community Development Financial Institutions Act, September 23, 1994
CDFI bill signing, September 23, 1994
Chuck Robb fundraiser, September 26, 1994
Johns Hopkins University re: Russia, Baltimore, Maryland, September 26, 1994
Hispanic Heritage event, September 27, 1994
Multilateral Development Bank Counseling Center, September 27, 1994
Lynn Schenk fundraiser, September 28, 1994
Signing of Interstate Banking Bill, September 29, 1994
Video text for NADBank Conference, September 30, 1994
G-7 summary press conference, Madrid, Spain, October 1, 1994
Embassy reception, Madrid, Spain, October 1, 1994
IMF / World Bank Interim Committee, re: SDRs and access, Madrid, Spain, October 2, 1994
IMF / World Bank Interim Committee, re: world economic outlook, Madrid, Spain, October 2, 1994
Op-ed, Financial Times, October 3, 1994
IMF / World Bank Development Committee, Madrid, Spain, October 3, 1994
Confederation of Spanish Business Associations, Madrid, Spain, October 3, 1994
IMF / World Bank annual meeting, Madrid, Spain, October 4, 1994
Remarks to senior Saudi Arabian officials, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 5, 1994
Senator Dennis DeConcini retirement tribute, October 12, 1994
Richard Fisher fundraiser, October 14, 1994
Carr, Cooper, McCurdy event, October 1994
Electronic availability of Bentsen's speeches, October 17, 1994
Tennessee businessmen, October 18, 1994
Peter Hoagland fundraiser, October 18, 1994
Fundraisers for Marie Cantwell, Seattle, Washington; Elizabeth Furse, Portland, Oregon; Anna Eschoo, San Francisco, California, October 19-20, 1994
Get well wishes for Dick Reilly, October 1994
UN Association Dinner, Bentsen award presentation, October 25, 1994
Earned Income Tax Credit press conference, October 26, 1994
Treasury annual awards, October 26, 1994
Martin Lancaster fundraiser, New Bern, North Carolina, October 27, 1994
White House press conference, re: deficit and Social Security, October 27, 1994
Congratulatory letter to Robert Dodge, Dallas Morning News, October 28, 1994
FY 1994 deficit figures, October 28, 1994
Signing of Financial Crimes Agreement with Mexico, October 28, 1994
Statement on GDP figures, October 28, 1994
White House Security Advisory Committee, October 31, 1994
James Madison Council, Library of Congress, October 31, 1994
Letter to Dr. Denton Cooley, November 1, 1994
DSCC / Senator Daniel Moynihan fundraisers, New York, New York, November 2, 1994
Business roundtable, November 2, 1994
Robin Webb goodbye remarks, November 3, 1994
IRS, November 3, 1994
Letter to Laura Tyson, November 4, 1994
Statement on 103rd Congress, November 7, 1994
Introduction of Hillary Clinton, health care reception, November 9, 1994
Letter to Kay Graham, November 9, 1994
Rockefeller supporters, November 14, 1994
Nancy McKenney going away party, November 15, 1994
GATT event, near New York, New York, November 16, 1994
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95-005/31 (05169858)North Atlantic Assembly, November 18, 1994
Association executive GATT event in Cash Room, November 18, 1994
Hollinger International, November 21, 1994
White House security review remarks, November 22, 1994
GATT breakfast event, Senate, Capitol Hill, November 30, 1994
GATT support, Senate, Capitol Hill, November 30, 1994
Toast, John Dingell, December 1, 1994
Toast, Larry Summers birthday, December 1, 1994
Article copy, Customs Tomorrow, December 1, 1994
World AIDS Day (skipped by Bentsen, delivered by Larry Summers and Mary Ellen Withrow), December 1, 1994
GATT passage statement, December 1, 1994
National Press Club, December 5, 1994
GATT Great Americans, December 5, 1994
Swearing-in of Valerie Lau as Inspector General, December 5, 1994
DLC, introduction of President, (not used) December 6, 1994
Letter to Texans, re: coming home, December 6, 1994
Savings Bond Drive, December 6, 1994
Remarks on resignation to senior staff, December 6, 1994
Resignation announcement at White House, December 6, 1994
GATT passage party in Dip Room, Treasury, December 8, 1994
Summit of the Americas, Miami, Florida, December 10, 1994
White House press briefing, re: tax cut, December 16, 1994
Farewell remarks to Treasury employees, December 14-21, 1994
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2.325/A84Remarks, statements, testimony, 1993-1994
Box
95-005/31 (05169858)Press relations:
Summaries:
Press summaries for Secretary Bentsen, December 5-19, 1994
Selected international press selections, December 8-19, 1994
Box
95-005/15 (05170096)Clippings:
Presidential campaign 1988, Senator Lloyd Bentsen, November 1988
1988 campaign editorals, favorable, 1988
Bentsen family, Bentsen sons, September-November, 1988
Extent (2 folders)
Senator Lloyd Bentsen, undated
Bentsen, April-June 1988
Michael Dukakis, July-November 1988
Dan Quayle, August-November 1988
Senator Bentsen biographical information, 1985-1992
VP debate, September-October 1988
Cartoons, July-November 1988
Campaign 1988, October 1987, February-March 1988
Flyboy clip, 1985, 1994, undated
Bentsen-Quayle debate, October 5, 1988
Bentsen family, 1981-1988
Bentsen family, 1989
Bentsen family, 1990-1992
Bentsen family: B.A., 1985, 1988
Chairman's Council breakfast, 1987
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95-005/16 (04705631)Environment, 1993-1994
GATT, 1994
Germany-U.S., February, April 1993
Gramm, July-August 1993
G7, 1993-1994
SP93 G7 Meetings DC, April-May 1993
Healthcare taskforce, 1993-1994
Illegal nannies or help, February 1993
Japan, December 1993, 1994
U.S.-Japanese, 1993-1994
Krueger, Texas Senate race, 1993-1994
Labor Department, Reich, January 28, 1993
Latin American economics, January, March-April 1993
Military, January-February, June 1993
Minivan tax, January, September 1993
Newman, April-May 1993
NAFTA, 1993-1994
OMB, Panetta, February, April 1993
Pension reform, April-May 1993
RTC and S&Ls, 1993-1994
Robert Rubin, February 1993, December 1994
Rostenkowski, 1993-1994
Russian aid, 1993-1994
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95-005/17 (05169869)Summers, March-April 1993
Transition, January 18, 1993
Tax, 1993-1994
Trade, general, 1993-1994
Supercollider, February, June-July 1993
Whitewater, 1994
World Bank, April, June, October 1993
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95-005/20 (04705642)Secretary Bentsen in the news:
January 18-December 31, 1993
Box
95-005/21 (04771807) January 1-December 23, 1994
Box
3X32Photographic material:
Videotape:
D-Day (Cambridge remarks), June 4, 1994
Box
2.325/K72aPhotographs:
Tokyo [Bentsen speaking], undated
Red October Chocolate factory, Moscow, undated
Personal materials:
December, 1994 material [AR 95-017]:
Videotape:
291 EY 6 0, TVE S.A. Madrid España, [Sony BCT-60Mla Broadcast Master, Betacam SP PAL/SECAM] undated
Printed material:
Department of the Treasury, "Press Summary for the Secretary," December 6-7, 1994
Department of the Treasury, "Bentsen in the News," December 6-7, 1994
Daily Texan, December 7, 1994
Letter from E.G. ("Bud") Schuster, August 13, 1974
(photocopy)
Daily Treasury statement, December 8, 1994
Photographs (of Bentsen and other World War 2 veterans in government, May 18, 1994) and cover note, July 20, 1994
Keith Bradsher, "Treasury Chief Intends to Quit,"New York Times, undated [1994]
Kathy Lewis, "At Home: the Lloyd Bentsens,"Houston Post, AA1, April 25, 1981
(laminated photocopy, incomplete)
Robert Dodge, "The President & Mr. Bentsen,"Dallas Morning News,Dallas Life Magazine, May 15, 1994
(laminated)
Box
95-005/23 (05170052)Beijing Institute of Social Sciences speech banner, 199-
Box
2.325/T39bSouvenir legislation:
Reproductions of signed bills, all during administration of President Bill Clinton (95-005/31):
H.R. 5110, Uruguay Round Agreements Act, December 8, 1994
H.R. 3841, Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994, September 29, 1994
H.R. 3355, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, September 15, 1994
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2.325/T39aPresidential appointment certificates, signed by William J. Clinton and Warren Christopher:
U.S. Governor of IMF and Governor of Bank of Reconstruction and Development, March 11, 1993
U.S. Governor of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, March 11, 1993
U.S. Governor of Inter-American Development Bank and U.S. Governor of African Development Bank, March 11, 1993
U.S. Governor of Asian Development Bank and U.S. Governor of African Development Fund, March 11, 1993

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IX. Post-Secretary of the Treasury Subgroup, 1995-1998
Extent (5 items)

Biographical Note
Lloyd Bentsen stepped down as Secretary of the Treasury in December, 1994. He joined the Verner, Liipert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand law firm's Houston office.
Scope and Content Note
In addition to printed material about Bentsen, the series contains a letter from Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan about an issue in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, and a letter to Bentsen from his long-time friend, Joe M. Kilgore (1918-1999).
Box
LMB 18Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan letter, June 11, 1998
Joe M. Kilgore letter, July 7, 1998
Box
2.325/A84Verner, Liipert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand announcement [c.1995]
Debra Beachy, "Man of the World,"Houston Chronicle, E1-2, [photocopy of item in box 2.325/K72a] August 11, 1996
Box
2.325/K72aDebra Beachy, "Man of the World,"Houston Chronicle, E1-2, [96-274] August 11, 1996

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X. Lewis L. Gould Files Subgroup, 1942-1994
Extent (1 linear foot, 8 inches)

Biographical Note
Lewis L. Gould, Professor, Department of History, the University of Texas at Austin, wrote widely on American politics and the presidency. He undertook an oral history project with Senator Bentsen and interviewed him several times, 1989-1992.
Scope and Content Note
The subgroup includes printed material, notes, correspondence, ephemera, and magnetic media. Transcripts of Gould's interviews with Bentsen and his press secretary, Jack DeVore, constitute a significant part of the sub-group. Gould's research files on Bentsen, which include clippings and material collected from other repositories, are a significant source of information concerning Bentsen's career, 1948-1970. Correspondence with Bentsen and his staff concerning the oral history project is also included in the Gould files.
Box
93-162/1 (02804654)91-046 Correspondence copied from Lyndon Johnson Library concerning Bentsen, 1957-1959
91-046 Newsclippings concerning Bentsen, 1976-1989
91-046 Miscellaneous files concerning Bentsen, March 1977-May 1977
91-046 Miscellaneous files concerning Bentsen, 1967-1989
91-046 Miscellaneous files concerning Bentsen, 1964-1989
91-046 Correspondence copied from Jimmy Carter Library about Bentsen, 1977
91-046 Bentsen correspondence with Lyndon Johnson, 1950-1956
91-046 Miscellaneous files concerning Bentsen, 1968-1989
91-046 Papers concerning Bentsen's activities in the House, 1948-1954
Miscellaneous files about Bentsen, 1952-1991
87-126 White House cabinet meeting minutes, 1977-1978
87-126 Equal Rights Amendment, 1975-1976
87-126 Equal Rights Amendment, 1974-1976
91-182 Miscellaneous files about Bentsen, 1989-1992
91-047, Bentsen's military service career (largely photocopies), 1942-1947, 1985, 1987
91-135 Background material re: Lew Gould's interviews of Bentsen, 1989-1990
91-344 Miscellaneous files about Bentsen, 1991-1992
92-165 Newspaper clipping-corporate tax cut, 1992
88-370 1988 Presidential primary and campaign
91-028 Correspondence copied from Jimmy Carter Library about Bentsen, 1977-1980
91-028 Congressional race, 1948
91-028 Joe Kilgore interview, 1989
91-028 LBJ correspondence, 1953-1954
91-028 Newclippings, 1983-1984
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93-162/2 (02804279)91-002 Hubert H. Humphrey correspondence, copied from Hubert H. Humphrey Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society, 1968-1977
91-002 Gerald Ford correspondence, copied from Gerald R. Ford Library, 1974-1976
91-002 Richard M. Nixon correspondence copied from the National Archives, 1971-1974
91-010 Papers concerning Bentsen, copies from the Wright Patman Papers at the Johnson Library, 1963-1975
91-010 Papers concerning Bentsen's House activities, copied from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, 1953-1954
91-010 Lloyd Bentsen press releases, 1973-1977 (1988-1991)
91-002 Social Security news clippings, 1973, 1978-1979
Box
2X329Bentsen original letters, 1948, 1967-199
Bentsen interviews (revised), September 16, 1989, October 9, 1989
Bentsen interview, November 27, 1989
Bentsen interviews, May 5, 1990, June 1, 1990
Bentsen interview, June 11, 1990
Extent (2 folders)
Bentsen interview, October 23, 1992
Box
2.325/A84Wright Patman correspondence, [AR 96-289] 1973
Correspondence with Michael Levy including photocopy of Bentsen memo to Bill Clinton about NAFTA, [AR 95-167] 1992
Michael B. Levy letter, [AR 97-098] August 3, 1992
Jack Devore interview, [AR 2000-185]: August 31, 1994
Computer disk
Transcript
Transcript [includes corrections by Devore]
Correspondence, [AR 2000-269] 1989-1994
Research file, [AR 2000-269] 1956-1989

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