University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dickson, Fagan, 1904-1977
Title: Dickson, Fagan, Papers
Dates: 1956, 1967-1968, undated
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, campaign items, printed material, notes, and newspaper clippings, the Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated, document Fagan’s career as an attorney and his bid for the Democratic seat in the 1968 Texas congressional election.
Accession No.: 68-171
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Fagan Dickson (1904-1977) attended Georgetown College and received his law degree from Harvard University. From 1930 through 1941, Dickson practiced law in San Antonio, Texas, and subsequently served as assistant attorney general from 1942 through 1949. Around 1950, he moved to Austin, where he once again worked as an attorney. In 1968, Dickson ran against U. S. Representative J. J. Pickle for the Democratic nomination for Lyndon B. Johnson’s former congressional seat in the 10th district. With the slogan "Bring Lyndon Home!" he campaigned on a platform to end the Vietnam War by dissuading President Johnson from running for another term. Following Johnson’s decision not to campaign for reelection, Dickson withdrew from the race.

Source:

"Fagan Dickson Dies at Age 73."Dallas Morning News, July 7, 1977.

Castlebury, Glen. "Congress Candidate Dickson Urges Old Friend, LBJ, to Retire to Ranch."Austin American, February 7, 1968.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, campaign items, printed material, notes, and newspaper clippings, the Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated, document Fagan’s career as an attorney and his bid for the Democratic seat in the 1968 Texas congressional election. Correspondence, notes, and campaign material such as bumper stickers and press releases concern the congressional race and the "Bring Lyndon Home!" campaign. Printed material includes brochures protesting the Vietnam War and Fagan’s opinions on segregation, while newspaper clippings pertain to Johnson’s presidency and political issues.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dickson, Fagan, 1904-1977 -- Archives.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Pickle, J. J., 1913-2005.
Subjects (Organizations)
Democratic Party (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
Elections -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
Places
Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated, 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

box
3H337 Campaign literature and press releases, campaign advertising and publicity, drafts, notes, lists, and other materials, printed material related to campaign, 1956-1968
box
2.325/U519 Advertising brochure, undated