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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Letters:

Political materials:

University of Texas:

2009

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Farabee (Ray) Papers, 1836-1987, 2009.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Farabee, Ray
Title: Ray Farabee Papers
Dates: 1836-1987, 2009
Abstract: The Ray Farabee Papers, 1836-1987, 2009, consist of a variety of materials related to Texas given over the years to Ray Farabee from his friend Stan Glass. The collection also includes a copy of his 2009 memoir.
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Kenneth Ray Farabee, known as Ray Farabee, was born in 1932 in Wichita Falls, Texas. After graduating with a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin, he had a private law practice in Wichita Falls. Farabee served in the Texas State Senate from 1975 to 1988 and authored 245 Senate bills that became law. Recognized as one of the state’s best legislators, he championed the Texas Natural Death Act, supported a limitation on medical malpractice in Texas, and increased child support for state employees. In 1988, he became general counsel for the University of Texas. After retiring in 2000, he continued to serve UT as an executive assistant to the chancellor. Farabee published an autobiography, Ray Farabee: Making It Through the Night and Beyond: A Memoir in 2009.

Source: “Kenneth Farabee.” Texas State Cemetery.(accessed December 16, 2010)http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?pers_id=7169

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Scope and Contents

The Ray Farabee Papers, 1836-1987, 2009, consist of a variety of materials related to Texas given over the years to Ray Farabee from his friend Stan Glass. The collection also includes a copy of his 2009 memoir. The political materials series include signatures of political leaders, photographs, pamphlets and other political ephemera.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged alphabetically into 3 series:
  • I. Letters
  • II. Political materials
  • II. University of Texas

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Farabee, Ray--Archives
Bentsen, Lloyd
Briscoe, Dolph
Clements, William P., 1917-
Jester, Beauford Halbert, 1893-1949
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Moody, Daniel James, 1893-1966
Runnels, Hardin Richard, 1820-1873
Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985
Smith, Preston, 1912-
Stevenson, Coke R. (Coke Robert), 1888-1975
White, Mark, 1940-
Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Legislators--Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Wichita Falls (Tex.)
Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Texas--Politics and government.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ray Farabee Papers, 1836-1987, 2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Letters:

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3E440 Letter from J.G. Kearby to “wife and babies”, 1893
Letter from Beauford Jester to Dr. Patterson, 1944
Letter from Sen. Tom Connolly to Hon. Chas Funk, April 1936
Letter from Sen. Tom Connolly to Gov. Coke Stevenson, Aug. 1942
Letters from Sen. Ralph Yarborough to Conway Barker, 1986-1987

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Political materials:

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3E440 Texas One Hundred Dollar Certificate, 1840
Congressional Record, Dec. 1845
Inaugural invitation of Texas Gov. Jester and Lt. Gov. Allan Shivers, 1947
Booklet, Fifty Texas Rarities, 1946
Facsimile, George Tyler Wood, 1963
Autographed photograph of Gov. Preston Smith, with letter, 1971
Gov. Dolph Briscoe signed card
Lyndon Johnson Senate campaign pamphlet, 1941
Gov. H.R. Runnels signature, 1857-1858
Gov. Beauford Jester signature on Smithsonian Centennial envelope,
Gov. Coke Stevenson signed election certificate and signed envelope, 1944-1945
Gov. William P. Clements signed photo,
Certificate of election for Judge Roy Archer, 1960
Ralph Yarborough for President bumper sticker, signed, July 1974
Gov. Mark White and Sen. Lloyd Bentsen signed photos,
Gov. Allan Shivers signature and Christmas card, 1955
Poll tax receipt, 1924
Gov. Dan Moody signature,

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University of Texas:

box
3E440 University of Texas Calendar, 1908
Bulletin of The University of Texas, no. 165, Jan. 1911
UT vouchers signed by Allan Shivers, student president, 1932

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2.325/G134 Ray Farabee: Making It Through the Night and Beyond: A Memoir in 2009. 2009

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