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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Hardeman (D. B.) Collection, 1934-1979



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hardeman, D. B. (D. Barnard), 1914-1981
Title: D. B. Hardeman Collection
Dates: 1934-1979
Abstract: Correspondence, personal papers, printed materials, and a photograph comprise the D. B. Hardeman Collection, 1934-1979, documenting his life and career.
Accession No.: 92-109
OCLC No.:
Extent: 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Politician and historian D. B. (Bernard) Hardeman (1914-1981) was born to D. Barnard and Sue (Pettus) Hardeman in Goliad, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas (UT) and the University of Texas Law School (1938), Hardeman served as a U. S. Army officer in Europe during World War II. After the war, he managed the gubernatorial campaign of Homer Rainey. In 1950, Hardeman was elected to represent Grayson and Collin counties in the Texas House of Representatives. Two years later, he worked for the Stevenson-Sparkman presidential campaign in Texas. From 1958 to 1961, Hardeman was an assistant to Sam Rayburn. Later, he taught political science at Trinity College in Washington, D. C. and at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As the official biographer of Sam Rayburn, Hardeman co-wrote Rayburn: A Biography, completed after his death by Donald C. Bacon.

Source: “D. Barnard Hardeman.” Texas State Cemetery. Accessed September 1, 2011. http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?pers_id=2465.

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Scope and Contents

Personal papers, printed materials, and a photograph comprise the D. B. Hardeman Collection, 1934-1979, documenting his life and career. Four journals chronicle Hardeman’s daily activities in the 1960s. Personal papers contain correspondence, academic syllabi, class notes, essays, and an edited biographic text on Sam Rayburn. Printed materials include programs, ephemera, and newspaper articles. Additionally, two envelopes from Sam Rayburn’s office have first day of issue Rayburn commemorative stamps (September 16, 1962).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hardeman, D. B. (D. Barnard), 1914-1981-- Archives.
Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
Politics, Practical -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politics, Practical -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Texas -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

D. B. Hardeman Collection, 1934-1979, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, September 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3B50 Daily Journals, 1963-1967
Printed materials, 1978
Papers, 1934-1979
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3S44 Photograph of Rayburn

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