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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Accession Number

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Democratic Party Records, 1993-2011



Creator Democratic Party (Tex.)
Title: Texas Democratic Party records
Dates: 1993-2011
Abstract: Scrapbooks, correspondence, campaign signs, handbooks, memoranda, reports, and newspaper clippings comprise the Texas Democratic Party Records, 1993-2011, relating to political campaigns and the activities of the Democratic Party.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03174
Extent: 12.5 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The Democratic Party in Texas has played an important role in the political history of Texas since its declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836. Settlers from the south and east brought an overwhelming allegiance to the Democratic Party, making it the only competitive political party in the state throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The party's dominance in local, state, and federal government over an ineffective Republican party, resulted in both a great influence on the government of the United States and an extremely factional one-party political system within the state of Texas. In the first half of the 20th century, Texas Democrats such as John Nance Garner, Thomas T. Connally, James P. Buchanan, and Sam Rayburn wielded considerable power in addressing the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.

By the 1950s, however, a conservative electorate and a growing Republican Party in Texas split the Democratic Party in Texas into a conservative wing that usually controlled state politics, a liberal wing that had supported the New Deal and championed the rights of women and ethnic minorities, and a group in the middle. In the years after the 1952 presidential election, a party split began to emerge with Democratic Gov. Allan Shivers delivering the state's votes to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Known as Shivercrats, these conservative Democrats battled the more moderate Democratic supporters of Rayburn and Lyndon Johnson. Although Johnson's presidency increased the influence of more moderate Democrats at the national level, state politics turned more conservative under Gov. John Connally. While more open to the interests of women and minorities throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the Democratic Party in Texas continued to lose ground to the GOP. Along with the election of Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in 1993 and then Republican Gov. George W. Bush in 1994, the Republican Party became the majority party of the state of Texas. In 1998, Molly Beth Malcolm became the first woman chair of the Texas Democratic party. She served two more uncontested terms until resigning in October 2003.

Sources:

Young, Nancy Beck. "Democratic Party." Handbook of Texas Online.

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Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, correspondence, campaign signs, handbooks, memoranda, reports, and newspaper clippings comprise the Texas Democratic Party records, 1993-2011, relating to political campaigns and the activities of the Democratic Party. Scrapbooks are comprised of newspaper clippings of Molly Beth Malcolm in the news and the 2000 National Convention. Correspondence, memoranda, and newspaper clippings document Malcolm's dealings during her term as the party's chair.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Malcolm, Molly Beth, 1955-
Corporate Names
Democratic Party (Tex.)
Subjects
Political campaigns
Politics and government
Women--Political activity
Places
Texas
United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Democratic Party Records, 1993-2011, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Maria Soscia, June 2012. Revisions made by Stefanie Lapka, April and October 2013; and Colleen Hobbs, November 2017.

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Accession Number

2012-089; 2013-076; 2013-221; 2017-268

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OCLC Number

808745506

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Scrapbooks
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2F499 [SRH1230007547] National Convention 2000
Molly Beth Malcolm press files
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2F499 [SRH1230007547] 1998
1999
January-February 2000
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2F500 [SRH1230007548] March 2000
April-May 2000
June 2000
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2F501 [SRH1230007549] June-July 2000
July-August 2000
September-October 2000
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2F502 [SRH1230007550] November-December 2000
January-July 2001
August-October 2001
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2F503 [SRH1230007551] November-December 2001
January-March 2002
April-September 2002
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2F504 [SRH1230007552] January-November 2002
December 2002-January 2003
February-May 2003
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2F505 [SRH1230007553] June-October 2003
Texas legislature, George W. Bush, and press releases 2001
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2F506 [SRH1230007554] Molly Beth Malcolm schedule
September 16-30, 1998
September 16-30, 1998
Email 1998-1999
Democratic National Committee meetings 1999-2000
Correspondence 1998
Convention 1998-1999
Christmas cards 1998
Incoming 1998
January 1999-June 1999
July 1999-December 1999
Outgoing June 1998-December 1998
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2G413 [SRH1230008093] Videotapes
State Convention June 9-10, 2000
State Convention June 26, 1998
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2.325/OD12 "AWOL Democrats Found," Austin American-Statesman, (Newspaper article mounted on foam core signed by Texas House Democrats) May 13, 2003
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4C726 [SRH1230025989] Democratic and Republican party platforms 1996-2002
Associate Republicans of Texas 1999-2003
Texas Democratic Party rules 2000-2005
Radio spots 1993
Rapoport 1995-1998
Redistricting 2001, 2003
Road Women 2000-2003
Prop 12 2002
LGBT/Stonewalls 2000-2002
Gun safety 2000-2001, 2003
Hate crime 2000-2001
Enron 2002
Hispanic 1999-2003
Escapee's [RV] Club 1998-2002, 2008
Texas Democratic Women 1998, 2011
Prayer debate 2001
Dollars for Democrats 2000-2001
Democratic election 2002
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee [DLCC] 1999-2000
Democratic State Parties Organization, Inc. [DSPO] 2002-2003
Grassroots workshops 1999-2000, 2003
Democratic donkey 1999
Emily's List 2001-2002
Martha Hughes estate 2002
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4C727 [SRH1230025990] Democratic National Convention 2001-2003
Democratic National Convention, Southern Caucus 2001
Democratic National Convention Chair race 2001
Election Legislation 2001-2003
National Committee on Federal Election Reform 2001
FEC compliance training 2002
[Al] Gore 2000
Gore/Leiberman campaign material 2000
House Caucus 2001
Entertainers and media 2000, 2002, undated
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4J437.21 [SRH1230031669] Hate mail
Conditions Governing Access
[RESTRICTED]
Campaign signs
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Leaving Texas Better Than We Found It/ Texas Victory Democrats '96," red and blue, (3), 11" X 17", Texas Democratic Party 1996
"Y por que no? Victor M. Morales 1996 Democratic Nominee United States Senate," red and blue with photograph; autographed, 18" X 24" 1996
"Clinton Gore '96," 19" X 13" 1996
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Most politicians still think women should be seen and not heard," gray, 32" X 24", Anheuser-Busch 1996
"Debate 96, Clinton Gore," 18" X 24" 1996
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Hadassah," blue, 17" X 14", Gore 2000 2000
"Tony! 2000/ Tony Sanchez for Texas Governor," red, blue (3), 11" X 17", Tony Sanchez Exploratory 2000
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Gore/Lieberman 2000; Reelect Arthur Busch, Prosecutor Democrat," blue, 22" X 14", Arthur Busch for Prosecutor Committee 2000
"Gore/Lieberman 2000" (3), 22" X 14", Gore/Lieberman Inc. 2000
"Gore/Lieberman 2000" (3), 22" X 14", Texas Democratic Party 2000
"Gore/Lieberman 2000", vinyl, 25.5" X 16", Democrats of Shasta County 2000
"Gore 2000," blue, 22" X 7" 2000
"2002 Democratic Victory/Democratic Majority in the Making", 21.5" X 13.5" 2002
"Clark 04 for President," red and blue, 22" X 14", Clark for President, Inc. 2004
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "We Can Do It!, Nancy Pelosi House Democratic Leader," 12" X 18", Democratic National Convention 2004
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "American Can Do Better," red, 22" X 14", Kerry/Edwards 2004
"Veterans for Kerry/Edwards," 22" X 14" 2004
"Kerry/Edwards, A Stronger America," red and blue, 22" X 14" 2004
"Kerry/ Edwards," 22" X 14" 2004
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2.325/OD1 "Help is on the Way," 22" X 14", Kerry/ Edwards 2004
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "America 2004, Democratic Convention," brown 12" X 18", Democratic Convention 2004
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Obama," blue 22" X 14", Obama for Illinois 2008
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Hillary," blue (2), 17" X 14" circa 2000
"Legal not Legit/Justice Won't Quit" 11" X 17", Coalition of Black Trade Unionists circa 2000
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2.325/OD1 "Gore," blue (2), 9" X 28" circa 2000
"Lieberman," red 9" X 28" circa 2000
"Gore," blue felt pennant (3), 11.5", high circa 2000
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Gore, The Best Choice for America's Future," red and blue (2), 17" X 14" circa 2000
"Bush Vote Fraud/Bush Cheated!" 11" X 17" circa 2000
"Bush Vote Fraud/ Send in the Clowns," 11" X 17" circa 2000
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Kerry," blue 10" X 39" John Kerry for President circa 2004
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "The Doctor is In, Howard Dean for America," blue and gold, 20" X 14", Dean for America circa 2004
"Health Insurance as good as the Governor's," blue and white, 14" X 18", Texas Federation of Teachers undated
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "I'm Young, I'm a Democrat, I'm Voting," red and gray, 14" X 21" Young Democrats of America undated
"I am a Killer D Fan," blue 22" X 14" undated
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Molly Beth!," red and blue, (3), 11" X 17", Molly Beth Malcolm Campaign undated
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Get Out the Truth/Get Out the Vote," blue and white, (3), 22" X 14", Democratic National Convention undated
"I am a Killer D Fan," blue 22" X 14" undated
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Mauro for Texas Governor," (2), 17.5" X 11.5", Garry Mauro Campaign undated
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Go Billie," red and blue, (2), 22" X 14" Harris County Democratic Party undated
"Health Insurance as good as the Governor's," blue and white, 14" X 18", Texas Federation of Teachers undated
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "I am a Killer D Fan," blue 22" X 14" undated
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Kennedy," blue, 22" X 14" Democratic National Convention Committee undated
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Molly Beth Malcolm for Texarkana College Board," 22" X 14" undated
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "When Women Vote, Women Win," red and orange, (2), 22" X 14" Emily's List Women Vote undated
"When Women Vote, Democrats Win," blue and red, 22" X 14", Democratic National Committee undated
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Working Families for Gore/Working Women Vote," red and orange (2), 13" X 13," AFO-CIO undated
"Molly Beth Malcolm for Texarkana College Board," 22" X 14" undated
"America, Better than Ever," (2), 17" X 10" undated
"McAuliffe for Chair," blue and red, (2), 11" X 17" undated
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2.325/AAA30 [SRH1230002926] "Re-elect Kathy Vick DNC Secretary," 22" X 14" undated
"Strong Women, Strong America," blue and orange, 22" X 14", NARAL Pro-Choice America undated
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2.325/AAA54a [SRH1230002954] "Caroline," blue, 17" X 7" undated
"Tipper Rocks," red and blue, round (3), 13" diameter undated
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2.325/OD1 "Clinton Gore" red and blue felt pennant (2), 9" high undated
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4C727 [SRH1230025990] Handbooks, directories, and map 1995-2001
"Voting Irregularities in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election" 2001

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