We’re on TV!

This past weekend, our own W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair for Public Service, former Rep. Chet Edwards was on American HistoryTV on C-SPAN. Here is the description from the program guide: Former U.S. Representatives Chet Edwards, Jim Kolbe, and Vic Snyder join Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer to discuss how political history is documented in Congressional…

Happy Birthday!

Today we celebrate Bob Bullock’s birthday!  The late Lt. Governor would have been 84 today.  He was born on July 10, 1929, in Hillsboro, Texas at 4:10am and named Robert “Bobby” Douglas Bullock.  These details come from one of my favorite items in the Bullock Archive, Gov. Bullock’s baby book.  His mother, Ruth Mitchell Bullock, carefully…

Step inside our Book Vault, Part 2

 “I think it’s natural for a child to be more interested in personalities than events.” -Judge Jack E. Hightower Welcome to a new installment in our Book Vault series.  The Jack E. Hightower Book Vault holds many rare and collectable books along with many other special items from our collections.  Today’s installment focuses on our…

Step inside our Book Vault, Part 1

“I remember writing to Santa Claus and asking for books. I have a collection of a lifetime” -Judge Jack E. Hightower Welcome to a new series about our Book Vault.  The vault holds many rare and collectable books along with many other special items from our collections.  Today’s installment will focus on its namesake, Judge…

What’s in a phrase?

  Can you think of some examples of famous, maybe even infamous, political catch-phrases? In modern Texas politics, one that comes to mind is Bob Bullock’s signature slogan: God Bless Texas From 1991 to 1999 an estimated one million-plus bumper stickers were mailed to Texans with Mr. Bullock’s signature catch-phrase.  Where did it come from? …

Let’s be social!

Hello! In addition to our new blog, did you know the Poage Legislative Library is on Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Indeed, we are! We are taking the social media world by storm, please check us out! www.facebook.com/poagelibrary www.twitter.com/poagelibrary http://instagram.com/poagelibrary Socially yours, Debbie Bob Bullock Archivist      

We’re Blogging!

Welcome to the Poage Legislative Library blog! We’ve decided to join the blogging world to keep you informed on all the Poage happenings in a fun and informative fashion.  As the only congressional library that honors an individual wholly for his service in the United States House of Representatives, the W.R. Poage Legislative Library is…

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