University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John Connally Collection, 1965-1980

Creator Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
Title: John Connally collection
Dates: 1965-1980
Identification: camh-arc-004145
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

John Bowden Connally, Jr. (1917-1993), born in Floresville, Texas, served as the 38th Governor of Texas (1963-1969). John F. Kennedy appointed Connally Secretary of the Navy. Connally served as Secretary of the Treasury in the Richard Nixon administration, stepping down in 1972 to lead the "Democrats for Nixon" political group.

Connally switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in 1973; he ran for the U.S. presidency in 1980, but withdrew after losing the South Carolina primary to Ronald Reagan.


Content Description

The John Connally collection, 1965-1980, consists of of gubernatorial speeches, a photographic portrait, and a color campaign poster of the former Texas governor. The portrait is annotated "From the Austin HQ, Democrats for Nixon, 1972." The poster is from Connally's 1980 presidential campaign.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Index Terms

Personal Names
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
Presidential candidates

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Connally Collection, 1965-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, September 2019.

Accession Numbers

86-134; 2019-153

Detailed Description of the Collection

2.325/L94 [SRH1230001817] Gov. John B. Connally speeches 1965-1967

2.115/OD13 Photographic portrait, Connally at Democrats for Nixon headquarters 1972

2.115/OD13 Political campaign poster, "Connally, Texas' Favorite Son, for President"
11" X 14"