University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Governor's Race Scrapbook, 1945-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Governor's Race Scrapbook
Title: Governor's Race Scrapbook
Dates: 1945-1946
Abstract: Comprised of newspaper clippings, the Governor’s Race Scrapbook, 1945-1946, documents the Texas gubernatorial race in 1946 between candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Extent: 5 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

During the 1946 Texas Gubernatorial election, the Democratic Party was sharply divided between moderate and more liberal factions. Governor Coke R. Stevenson (1888-1975) postponed announcing his decision not to run for another term in an effort to discourage other contenders and to help the more moderate candidate Beauford H. Jester (1893-1949) defeat his opponent Homer Price Rainey (1896-1985) in the democratic primary runoff election. After winning the democratic primary, Jester defeated Republican nominee Eugene Nolte, Jr. (b. 1903) in the general election, becoming the 36th Governor of Texas.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of newspaper clippings, the Governor’s Race Scrapbook, 1945-1946, documents the Texas gubernatorial race in 1946 between candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Articles from the clippings discuss Governor Coke R. Stevenson’s potential re-election and the divide in the Democratic Party between potential candidates.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, William V.
Jester, Beauford Halbert, 1893-1949
March, Caso, 1911-1985
Rainey, Homer Price, 1896-1985
Sadler, Jerry, 1907-1982
Sellers, Grover, 1892-1980
Smith, John Lee, 1894-1963
Stevenson, Coke R., 1888-1975
Subjects (Organizations)
Democratic Party (Tex.)--History--20th century
Republican Party (Tex.)--History--20th century
Subjects
Elections--Texas--History--20th century
Places
Texas. Governor (1947-1949: Jester)
Texas--Politics and government--20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Governor’s Race Scrapbook, 1945-1946, , Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3L205 Newspaper clippings, 1945-1946
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3L206 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L207 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L208 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L209 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L210 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L211 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L212 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L213 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L214 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L215 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L216 Newspaper clippings, 1946
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3L217 Newspaper clippings, 1946