Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Martin Dies:

An Inventory of the Martin Dies Papers at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1916-1972, undated, bulk 1930-1958



Overview

Creator: Dies, Martin, 1900-1972.
Title: Martin Dies papers
Dates: 1916-1972, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1930-1958
Abstract: These papers document the life and political career of U.S. Congressman Martin Dies, a Democrat from Texas, and consists primarily of correspondence, legislative material, memoranda, reports, press releases, card files, campaign literature, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, sound recordings, artifacts, publications, and photographs. The majority of the materials were generated from 1930 to 1958, the period comprising Dies' years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the interim (1945-1952) between his two tenures. A significant amount of material pertains to Dies' work as chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) from 1938 to 1945. A small portion of the papers comprise material pertaining to Dies' personal life and range from about 1916 to 1972.
Quantity: 69.37 cubic ft.
Location: These records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketch

Martin Dies was born on November 5, 1900, in Colorado City, Texas, the son of Olive M. and Martin Dies, Sr. He was raised in Beaumont and Greenville, Texas, and attended public schools in those cities as well as Cluster Springs Academy in Cluster Springs, Virginia. In 1918, he graduated from Beaumont High School. Dies received a Bachelor of Laws degree from National University in Washington, D.C. and was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1920. He practiced law in Marshall, Texas, until 1922, when he joined his father's law firm in Orange, Texas. In 1920, Dies married Myrtle M. Adams, and they had three sons: Martin, Jr., who would serve in the Texas Legislature and as a justice of the Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont; Robert; and Jack.

Dies was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Second District of Texas in 1930, the same seat his father occupied from 1909 to 1919. Dies served during the 72nd through 78th Congress (1931-1945). When Dies was elected, the district was comprised of Jefferson, Orange, Angelina, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler, Hardin, Liberty, Jasper, Newton, and Shelby Counties. After 1935, the district was expanded to include Panola, Nacogdoches, Cherokee, and Harrison Counties. As Congressman, Dies served on several committees, but he achieved national prominence as the first chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Formed in 1938, HUAC probed Nazi, fascist, and communist organizations; Dies served as its chairman from 1938 to 1945. The committee was best known for its opposition to communist activities in the United States. Indeed, the hallmark of Dies' career was speaking out against communism and the Soviet Union. He resigned his congressional seat in 1945 to resume his Texas law practice at the Lufkin law firm of Collins, Dies, Garrison and Renfro.

Dies was twice a candidate for the U.S. Senate, in 1941 and 1957. In 1941 he finished last in a four-way race and in 1957 finished second. Dies was a delegate to the Texas Democratic State Convention in 1944. In 1952, he was elected Congressman-at-Large for Texas, an office he occupied until 1959. Following his retirement from Congress, Dies returned to his law practice in Lufkin. Between 1964 and 1967 he was a writer for American Opinion magazine.

Dies was the author of two books: The Trojan Horse in America (1941) and Martin Dies' Story (1963). He died on November 14, 1972, and is buried in Lufkin, Texas.

(Sources include: Green, George N., Dies, Martin (1900-1972) , Handbook of Texas Online; Dies, Martin, Jr., History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives; and Martin Dies, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, all accessed February 14, 2018.)


Scope and Contents of the Papers

These papers document the life and political career of U.S. Congressman Martin Dies, primarily consisting of correspondence, legislative material, memoranda, reports, press releases, card files, campaign literature, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, audiocassettes, 8-track cartridges, a lacquer disc, artifacts, publications, and photographs. The bulk of the materials date 1930 to 1958, the period comprising his years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the interim (1945-1952) between his two tenures. A significant amount of material pertains to Dies' work as chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) from 1938 to 1945. A small portion of the papers comprise material pertaining to Dies' personal life and range from about 1916 to 1972.

Congressman, Second District files contain correspondence in a subseries, Legislative topical files, that documents many issues important to Dies' constituents in the Second District, such as cotton, oil, natural gas production, the ownership of the tidelands, silver, immigration, wage and hour legislation, and the so-called "dangers of subversives" in America. Although primarily composed of correspondence between Dies and his constituents, the Legislative topical files also include broadsides, newspaper clippings, statements, and publications and letters exchanged between Dies and such influential Texans as Ernest L. Kurth, Amon G. Carter, Ross Sterling, and Mrs. W.P.H. (Ida Caldwell) McFaddin.

The collection includes material relating to Dies' chairmanship of HUAC. While not the official HUAC committee files, the HUAC materials within the Congressional Committeessubseries include files on individuals being investigated, publications, and card files. These cards focus on "subversives," meaning individuals known to or suspected of having ties to organizations regarded by the U.S. government as having a communist agenda. Cards include such personal information as name, address, relationship to the subversive group, and the source of the information. The majority of the HUAC papers pertain to communist, fascist, and Nazi activities in the United States.

Congressman, Second District files include correspondence with constituents, assisting them with a number of issues, such as problems with federal government agencies and requests for assistance in gaining admittance to military academies. During World War II, Dies received a large number of requests regarding enlistment, switching military branches, and obtaining information about family members in the military. In addition, the correspondence reveals attitudes toward the federal government, the New Deal, and Franklin Roosevelt. The group of letters that comprise The District business files series contains correspondence between Dies and his constituents during the 1930s and 1940s. Included in the letters are discussions of the president's appointment of Governor James V Allred to a federal judgeship, recollections of Dies' father, questions about Dies' family history, opinions on the New Deal, acknowledgment of gifts, requests for loans, requests for the president's and other politicians' autographs, discussions of Dies' political future, and letters praising Dies' performance.

Interim years files provide some documentation of Dies' activities during the years between his service in the House of Representatives. The series is primarily composed of correspondence regarding political issues, including the merits of politicians such as General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Price Daniel, Dies' political ambitions, and speeches Dies gave during these years. There are few papers in the collection pertaining to his legal practice during this period, except his defense of the Marshall housewives, who protested against their burdens as employers of domestic help under the Social Security Act of 1950.

Congressman-at-large files document Dies' service in Congress from 1953 to 1959 in his elected position in the U.S. House of Representatives. Like the first series, there are extensive files on current legislation and Dies' efforts to assist constituents with federal government agencies. This series contains a larger volume of files regarding legislation, due at least in part to the fact that Dies represented the entire state of Texas, not just one district of East Texas. There is a strong emphasis on natural gas, oil, communism, and immigration. The subseries Legislative topical files document East Texans' opinions on issues such as the Supreme Court, states' rights, and federal aid to education. Other topics include pay raises for postal employees; the Smathers-Harris bill, which was designed to allow railroads to adjust rates in order to compete with other forms of transportation; the Democratic Party; segregation; and drought in Texas.

Special format materials in the Dies papers include Photographs, with images consisting of 68 black-and-white photographs. Some are of Dies serving as chairman of HUAC as well as photographs of East Texas individuals and buildings. Also present are Sound recordings, which include 8-track cartridges, audiocassettes, and a lacquer disc of a few of Dies' speeches. The topics include communism, patriotism, HUAC, and the economy.

A small portion of the papers pertain to Martin Dies' personal life. Personal papers provides documentation of Dies' personal finances, his concern for his children and their education, and his membership in fraternal organizations.

Lastly, Artifacts are present, including a bumper sticker from Lyndon Johnson's 1941 Senate campaign, two political cartoons from 1938 and 1939 regarding Dies' work on HUAC, and one of Dies' characteristic Stetson hats.


Organization of the Papers

The collection is organized in ten series. The series Congressman, Second District files, Interim Years files, Congressman-at-large files, and Publications are further arranged into subseries, with 32 subseries throughout.
Congressman, Second District files, 1930-1944, 25.85 cubic ft.
  • Legislative topical files, 1930-1944, 5 cubic ft.
  • Legislative correspondence, 1932-1944, 1.4 cubic ft.
  • Private bills, 1931-1944, 0.4 cubic ft.
  • Files of legislation introduced by Dies, 1931-1944, 0.15 cubic ft.
  • Voting record files, 1931-1941, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence with other members of Congress, 1931-1944, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Congressional committee files, 1931-1944, 8.6 cubic ft.
  • Official correspondence, 1931-1944, 6.75 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence with individuals outside the Second District files, 1931-1944, 0.4 cubic ft.
  • Papers related to Trojan Horse in America, 1939-1944, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Magazine articles, 1934-1942, 0.05 cubic ft.
  • District business files, 1931-1944, 2.1 cubic ft.
  • Campaign and election files, 1930-1944, 0.7 cubic ft.
Interim years files, 1946-1952, 2.1 cubic ft.
  • Speaking engagement files, 1946-1952, 0.75 cubic ft.
  • Political correspondence, 1946-1952, 1.25 cubic ft.
  • Legal practice files, 1947-1952, 0.1 cubic ft.
Congressman-at-large files, 1938-1958, 27.25 cubic ft.
  • Legislative topical files, 1953-1958, 15 cubic ft.
  • Dies' remarks in the Congressional Record, 1950-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence with members of Congress, 1952-1958, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Voting record files, 1947-1958, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • House committee files, 1938-1958, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Official correspondence, 1953-1958, 2 cubic ft.
  • Subject files, 1951-1958, 2 cubic ft.
  • General correspondence, 1952-1958, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Periodicals and publications, 1950-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence pertaining to publishers and the media, 1952-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
  • Routine correspondence, 1953-1958, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Administrative files, 1952-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
  • Invitations, 1952-1958, 1.25 cubic ft.
  • Campaign and election files, 1952-1958, 4.5 cubic ft.
Speeches, 1930-1957, 2 cubic ft.
Personal papers, 1916-1972, 0.5 cubic ft.
Photographs, about 1918-1954, 0.52 cubic ft.
Scrapbooks, 1935-1964, 3.7 cubic ft.
Sound recordings, 1939, undated, 0.2 cubic ft.
Publications, 1938-1959, 1963, 6.25 cubic ft.
  • Books and articles by Martin Dies, 1940, 1963-1964, 1967, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • HUAC hearings and reports, 1938-1959, 6 cubic ft.
Artifacts, about 1934-1967, undated, 1 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); confidentiality of military personnel information (Texas Government Code, 437.232); medical records (552.101 of the Government Code in conjunction with the Medical Practice Act (MPA), subtitle B of title 3 of the Occupations Code); and student records (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.026 and 552.114, in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Records series described in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to each of them. The terms of access are found following the series' descriptions.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published materials varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

The Sam Houston Center does not have the equipment necessary to play the sound recordings. To access recordings, they must be digitized at the researcher's expense.

Some materials are too large or too fragile to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.
Subjects (Organizations):
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).
United States. Congress. House.
Subjects:
Anti-communist movements--United States.
Campaign literature--United States.
Communism--United States--History--20th century.
Lawyers--Political activity.
Legislators--United States.
Natural gas--Law and legislation--United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939--Texas.
Politics and culture--United States.
Subversive activities--United States--History--20th century.
Places:
Texas, East.
Washington (D.C.)
Document Types:
Audiocassettes--Texas.
Card files--Texas.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Cultural artifacts--Texas
8-track cartridges--Texas
Legislative records--Texas.
Manuscripts (documents)--Texas.
Memorandums--Texas.
Lacquer discs--United States.
Photographs--Texas.
Plaques (flat objects)--Texas.
Political cartoons--Texas.
Press releases--Texas.
Publications (documents)--Texas.
Reports--Texas.
Scrapbooks--Texas.
Speeches (documents)--Texas.
Functions:
Legislating.
Representing state.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
John H. Kimzey collection, HUAC and other anti-communist publications, 1946, 1953-1963, 0.25 cubic ft.
U.S. Senator Price Daniel papers, 1928, 1938-1939, 1942-1961, bulk 1952-1957, approximately 117 cubic ft.
Publications
Martin Dies of Un-American Activities: His Life and Times. McDaniel, Dennis Kay. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Houston, 1988.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1983.141, 1984.081, 2001.140

The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Martin Dies, Jr. donated an addition to the papers on July 31, 1984. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.

Processing Information

Finding aid by Penny Clark, August 1996

Revised by Aaryn Degn, October 1998

Updated by Lisa Meisch and Lynda Young, November 2005

Updated by Lisa Meisch, March 2012

Revised and updated by Lisa Meisch, 2015

EAD encoding by Angela Swift, June 2018


Detailed Description of the Papers

Congressman, Second District files, 1930-1944,
25.85 cubic ft.

This series consists of materials pertaining to Martin Dies' tenure as Congressman for the Second District of Texas, dating 1930-1944. They include correspondence, materials pertaining to legislation, materials pertaining to Dies' chairmanship of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), publications, and campaign materials.
Organization
This series is organized into 13 subseries:
Legislative topical files, 1930-1944, 5 cubic ft.
Legislative correspondence, 1932-1944, 1.4 cubic ft.
Private bills, 1931-1944, 0.4 cubic ft.
Files of legislation introduced by Dies, 1931-1944, 0.15 cubic ft.
Voting record files 1931-1941, 0.1 cubic ft.
Correspondence with other members of Congress, 1931-1944, 0.1 cubic ft.
Congressional committee files, 1931-1944, 8.6 cubic ft.
Official correspondence, 1931-1944, 6.75 cubic ft.
Correspondence with individuals outside the Second District, 1931-1944, 0.4 cubic ft.
Papers related to Trojan Horse in America, 1939-1944, 0.1 cubic ft.
Magazine articles, 1934-1942, 0.05 cubic ft.
District business files, 1931-1944, 2.1 cubic ft.
Campaign and election files, 1930-1944, 0.7 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers included in this series were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of the records in the subseries Official correspondence fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); and student records (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.026 and 552.114, in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Some materials are too large or too fragile to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
Legislative topical files, 1930-1944,
5 cubic ft.
This subseries is primarily composed of correspondence between Dies and his constituents regarding legislation being considered before Congress. Dates covered are 1930-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by the topic of legislation. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative topical files, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies Papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-1 Agriculture, 1934-1943
[15 folders]
Appropriations, 1931-1932
Architecture, 1932
Banking, 1932-1935, 1939-1942
[3 folders]
Census, 1940
Chain stores, 1935-1940
[9 folders]
Communists, 1932-1940
Conservation, 1935-1940
Cotton, 1931-1934
[5 folders]
Box
1983.141-2 Cotton, 1934-1936, 1939, 1941
[21 folders]
Cotton (Dies' position paper), 1934
Cotton (Domestic Allotment Plan), 1935
[6 folders]
Cotton clippings, 1936
Debts of Foreign Nations, about 1933
Deportation of Aliens, 1932-1941
[2 folders]
Diplomatic immunity, 1941
Draft, 1941-1944
Drought, 1935
Education, 1935-1944
[5 folders]
Box
1983.141-3 Equal Rights Amendment, 1943-1944
Federal employees, 1931-1937, 1939-1943
[6 folders]
Food and Drug, 1934, 1939
Forestry, 1941
Fuel oil tax, 1938
[3 folders]
Gas and oil, 1935-1942
[4 folders]
Gasoline rationing, 1942
Highways, 1936-1939, 1941
Home Loan Bank Bill, 1932
Immigration, 1931-1941, 1944
[22 folders]
Inflation, 1941-1942
Box
1983.141-4 Inheritance tax, 1935
[3 folders]
Labor, 1934-1940, 1942-1943
[10 folders]
Lake Sabine, 1933-1939
Livestock, 1938
[4 folders]
Medical, 1937-1944
[2 folders]
Military, 1934-1942
[4 folders]
Motion pictures, 1934-1940
[2 folders]
Munitions makers (Nye Resolution), 1934-1936
National Industrial Recovery Act, 1935
National Youth Administration, 1939-1942
Naval Authorization Bill, 1938
Neutrality, 1935-1939
[9 folders]
Old Age pensions, 1931-1934
[5 folders]
Box
1983.141-5 Old Age pensions, 1934-1937, 1941-1944
[26 folders]
Peace, 1944
[3 folders]
Peace preparation, 1943
Petroleum, 1934-1935, 1937-1940
[8 folders]
Petroleum, to regulate shipping, 1937
[folders 1-2 of 3]
Box
1983.141-6 Petroleum, to regulate shipping, 1937
[folder 3 of 3]
Ports in Texas, 1933
Postal employees pay raise, 1942
[6 folders]
Prohibition, 1932-1933
[6 folders]
Prohibition (Army bases), 1942
Public utilities securities, 1935
Public Works Administration, 1939-1942
Pulaski, General Casimir Memorial Day, 1935
Railroads, 1932-1936, 1942-1944
[2 folders]
Railroads (Pensions), 1937
Registration of Agents of Foreign Powers, 1942
Rice, 1935-1938, 1944
[5 folders]
Rivers and harbors, 1932-1935, 1939
[3 folders]
Roosevelt, President Franklin D., 1936
Rural mail carriers, 1936-1943
[2 folders]
Silver, 1933-1936, 1942
[4 folders]
Sit-down strikes, 1937
[7 folders]
Social Security Act, 1938-1940, 1942
[3 folders]
Spanish American War veterans, 1932, 1935
Box
1983.141-7 Spanish American War veterans, 1935-1943
[7 folders]
Stock Exchange Control Measure, 1934
Strikes, 1941-1943
[5 folders]
Submerged Lands Containing Petroleum, Establishment of Title by the United States to - Brief Submitted by the Governor of Texas and Railroad Commission, about 1937
Submerged Lands Containing Petroleum, Establishment of Title by the United States to - Correspondence, 1938
Submerged Lands Containing Petroleum, Establishment of Title by the United States to - Correspondence from the Louisiana Attorney General, 1938
Submerged Lands Containing Petroleum, Establishment of Title by the United States to - Memorandum Concerning Certain Phases of Senate Joint Resolution 208, about 1937
Submerged Lands Containing Petroleum, Establishment of Title by the United States to - Senate Joint Resolution 208, 1937
Subversives banned from government employment, 1943
Supreme Court, 1937
[8 folders]
Taxation, 1931-1943
[9 folders]
Tenant farmers, 1935-1937
[7 folders]
Box
1983.141-8 Transportation, 1939-1940
[6 folders]
Trinity River Navigation District, 1941
[2 folders]
Truck and bus, 1935
[8 folders]
Unemployment compensation, 1939
United States Government Spending, about 1933
Utility Act of 1935, Angelina County, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Beaumont, 1935
[14 folders]
Utility Act of 1935, Bon Wier, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Center, 1935
[2 folders]
Utility Act of 1935, Dallas, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Hardin County, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Jasper, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Joaquin, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Kirbyville, 1935
[2 folders]
Utility Act of 1935, Liberty, 1935
Box
1983.141-9 Utility Act of 1935, Liberty County, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Lufkin, 1935
[4 folders]
Utility Act of 1935, Nederland, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Orange, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Port Arthur, 1935
[5 folders]
Utility Act of 1935, Port Neches, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Rusk County, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Shelby County, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Sour Lake, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, Tyler County, 1935
Utility Act of 1935, out of district, 1935
[2 folders]
Utility Act of 1935, correspondence from city officials, 1935
Veterans, 1931-1944
[21 folders]
Veterans Club of America, Federal Incorporation of 1935-1936, 1935-1936
Wage and hour, 1937
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-10 Wage and hour, 1937-1940, 1942
[16 folders]
Wagner Labor Bill, 1934-1935
[13 folders]
Women's rights, 1935
Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1938-1942
Box
1983.141-162 Wage-Hour Bill and organized labor, and the Utility Act, 1935-1937
[Oversized material.]
Legislative correspondence, 1932-1944,
1.4 cubic ft.
This subseries is composed of letters exchanged between Dies and such influential Texans as Ernest L. Kurth, Amon G. Carter, Ross Sterling, and Mrs. W.P.H. (Ida Caldwell) McFaddin, dating 1932-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by year of correspondence and alphabetically by surname of correspondent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative correspondence, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-11 Correspondence A, 1932
Correspondence B, 1932
Correspondence C, 1932
[2 folders]
Correspondence D-F, 1932
Correspondence G-H, 1932
Correspondence J-K, 1932
Correspondence M-P, 1932
Correspondence Q-T, 1932
Correspondence Texas Cotton Cooperatives, 1932
Correspondence U-Z, 1932
Correspondence A-B, 1934
Correspondence B, 1934
Correspondence C, 1934
Correspondence D, 1934
Correspondence E-G, 1934
Correspondence H, 1934
Correspondence I-K, 1934
Correspondence K-L, 1934
Correspondence M, 1934
[2 folders]
Correspondence N-O, 1934
Correspondence P-R, 1934
Correspondence R-S, 1934
Correspondence S, 1934
[2 folders]
Correspondence T, 1934
Correspondence T-Z, 1934
Correspondence A-B, 1935
Correspondence B, 1935
[2 folders]
Correspondence C, 1935
Correspondence D, 1935
Correspondence D-F, 1935
Correspondence G, 1935
Box
1983.141-12 Correspondence H, 1935
[2 folders]
Correspondence I-J, 1935
Correspondence L, 1935
Correspondence M, 1935
Correspondence N-P, 1935
Correspondence R, 1935
Correspondence S, 1935
Correspondence T-Z, 1935
Correspondence A-B, 1936
Correspondence B, 1936
Correspondence B-C, 1936
Correspondence D-F, 1936
Correspondence G-H, 1936
Correspondence H, 1936
Correspondence I-K, 1936
Correspondence K-M, 1936
Correspondence M-N, 1936
Correspondence P, 1936
Correspondence Q-S, 1936
Correspondence S-T, 1936
Correspondence T-W, 1936
Correspondence A-C, 1937
Correspondence D-H, 1937
Correspondence I-L, 1937
Correspondence L-M, 1937
Correspondence O-R, 1937
Correspondence S-Z, 1937
Correspondence A-C, 1939
Correspondence G-H, 1939
Correspondence J-P, 1939
Correspondence S-Z, 1939
Correspondence A-B, 1940
Box
1983.141-13 Correspondence B, 1940
Correspondence B-C, 1940
Correspondence D-H, 1940
Correspondence I-N, 1940
Correspondence O-R, 1940
Correspondence S, 1940
Correspondence T-Z, 1940
Correspondence B-F, 1941
Correspondence F-M, 1941
Correspondence M-S, 1941
Correspondence S-V, 1941
Correspondence A-C, 1942
Correspondence D-I, 1942
Correspondence K-P, 1942
Correspondence R-V, 1942
Correspondence A-C, 1943
Correspondence D-H, 1943
Correspondence I-M, 1943
Correspondence P-S, 1943
Correspondence T-Z, 1943
Correspondence A-C, 1944
Correspondence D-H, 1944
Correspondence I-L, 1944
Correspondence L-N, 1944
Correspondence O-S, 1944
Correspondence T-Z, 1944
Private bills, 1931-1944,
0.4 cubic ft.
This subseries is primarily composed of bills designed to assist Dies' constituents in receiving compensation from the federal government for injuries or past service, dating 1931-1944
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by surname of the constituent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Private bills, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-13 Baker, O.D., Pension, 1932
Beaumont Export Company, 1936
[3 folders]
Beaumont Port, Request for a Federal Loan, 1932-1933
[2 folders]
Blair, Mrs. P.C., 1941
Calhumen, Frank, 1944
Coleman, Charles W., 1940
Cruse, Sam G., 1939
Frazier, Ernest S., 1939
Frugia, Julia Lee, 1937-1939
[2 folders]
Griggs, Whitt M., 1939
Hardy, John H., Pension, 1934-1937
[2 folders]
Harris, Samuel, 1939
Hipp, Nettie, 1941
Hogan, J.D.A., 1936
Box
1983.141-14 Hogan, J.D.A., 1937-1939
[3 folders]
Jones, Horace Wilberdean, 1933
Johnson, Edward, 1940
Linsicombe, Lindsy, 1937
Martinez, A.A., 1940
McIntosh, Joseph D., 1937
Miller, G., 1935
Mitchell, Frank, 1933, 1935
[2 folders]
Paydon, William R., 1933
Perego, Susan J., 1932
[2 folders]
Rhodes, R.L., 1942-1944
Scroggins, Fred, Estate, 1939
Smith, Mrs. R.A., 1937
Sprinkle, Peter, 1933-1937
[3 folders]
Sterling, William, 1931-1933
Stone, James P., 1936-1939
Terry, William B., 1932-1934
Texas Realty Company, Inc., 1935
Thatcher, Mrs. Clyde and children, 1937-1941
[5 folders]
Turner, William Wesley - Heirs, 1934
Walker, Amanda Allen, 1933
Wyche, Robert H., 1934
Files of legislation introduced by Dies, 1931-1944,
0.15 cubic ft.
This subseries is primarily composed of bills and resolutions on various issues that Dies introduced in Congress between 1931 and 1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislation introduced by Dies, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-14 72nd Congress, 1st and 2nd Sessions, 1931-1933
73rd Congress, 1st Session, 1933
73rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1934
74th Congress, 1st Session, 1935
74th Congress, 2nd Session, 1936
75th Congress, 1st Session, 1937
75th Congress, 3rd Session, 1938
76th Congress, 1st Session, 1939
76th Congress, 3rd Session, 1940
77th Congress, 1st Session, 1941
78th Congress, 1st and 2nd Sessions, 1943-1944
Voting record files, 1931-1941,
0.1 cubic ft.
This subseries is primarily composed of volumes of the Individual Record by Roll Calls in the United States House, compiled by the Tally Clerk under the direction of the Clerk of the House. They show Martin Dies' votes on bills and resolutions voted on and the total yeas and nays on each bill or resolution and date 1931-1941.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Voting record, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-14 72nd Congress, 1931-1932
73rd Congress, 1933-1934
74th Congress, 1935
75th Congress, 1937
Box
1983.141-15 76th-77th Congress, 1940-1941
Correspondence with other members of Congress, 1931-1944,
0.1 cubic ft.
This subseries is primarily composed of correspondence and telegrams between Dies and other congressmen on various issues including House bills and election matters, dating 1931-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence with other members of Congress, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-15 Correspondence, 1931-1944
[3 folders]
Congressional committee files, 1931-1944,
8.6 cubic ft.
This subseries is primarily composed of correspondence, clippings, memoranda, reports, subject files, file cards and other material pertaining to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), dating 1931-1944. The file cards pertain to individuals belonging to"un-American" or subversive organizations. They list the person's name, the group(s) they belonged to, their role in the group, the source of the information, and sometimes the person's address.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by subject and type of material and then arranged chronologically or alphabetically. File cards are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the individual.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Congressional committees files, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
HUAC
Box
1983.141-15 Amicus Curiae Brief, 1939
Correspondence, 1937-1944
[8 folders]
Correspondence, Official, 1938-1940, 1943-1944
[2 folders]
Newspaper clippings, 1938-1940
[5 folders]
HUAC investigations
Box
1983.141-15 Christian Mobilizers, 1939-1940
Dr. Julius Hirsch, about 1942
Solomon Sigfried Hirsch, about 1942
Louis J. Rostenstock-Frank, about 1942
Israel Moses Sieff, about 1940
Nathaniel Weyl, about 1943
Claude C. Williams, about 1943
[2 folders]
HUAC Investigations of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
Box
1983.141-15 CIO - Industrial Union Council, 1944
Correspondence with Labor regarding CIO, 1944
Neil Brandt, about 1944
Harry Bridges, about 1944
Julius Emspak, about 1944
Eleanor Fowler, about 1944
Sidney Hillman, about 1944
Lew H. Michener, about 1944
Wyndam Mortimer, about 1944
Morris Muster, about 1944
Frederick N. Myers, about 1944
Lee Pressmann, 1944
Harry Sacher, 1944
William Sentner, about 1944
Seymour Siporin, about 1944
Louise Thompson, about 1944
HUAC investigators
Box
1983.141-15 Stephen W. Birmingham, 1938
John M. Henshaw, about 1942
Chester Howe, 1938, 1940
[3 folders]
George F. Hurley, 1941
W. C. McCuistian, about 1940
George Shillito, 1941
James H. Stedman, 1942
Robert E. Stripling, 1943
HUAC memoranda
Box
1983.141-15 Office of War Information (OWI) personnel, 1942-1943
[5 folders]
Box
1983.141-16 OWI personnel, 1942-1943
[3 folders]
Press releases, about 1938
Principles and Rules of Procedure, 1938
HUAC reports
Box
1983.141-16 CIO Political Action Committee, 1944
Investigation of Un-American Activities and Propaganda, 1939
J. Parnell Thomas on his investigation on the west coast, 1943
National Federation for Constitutional Liberties, about 1944
Nazi-Fascist Organizations, 1940
Peace Now Movement, 1944
Subversive Activities Aimed at Destroying Our Representative Form of Government, 1942
Summons to appear before a House Committee, about 1938
Testimony of Fritz Kuhn, President of the German-American Bund, 1938
Testimony of David R. Wahl, 1943
Witness Hazel Huffman, 1938-1941
Other Congressional committees
Box
1983.141-16 Rules, about 1935
Special Committee to Investigate Communist Activities in the United States, 1931
Subject files related to HUAC
Box
1983.141-16 International Workers Order, 1942
Labor, 1934-1939
[5 folders]
National Sharecroppers Week, 1943
Peace Now Movement, 1944
Speaking engagements, 1938-1943
[13 folders]
HUAC file cards on individuals belonging to "Un-American" groups
German-American National Alliance Cards:
Box
1983.141-17 A-C, about 1940
Box
1983.141-18 C-G, about 1940
Box
1983.141-19 G-K, about 1940
Box
1983.141-20 K-L, about 1940
Box
1983.141-21 M-P, about 1940
Box
1983.141-22 P-S, about 1940
Box
1983.141-23 S-T, about 1940
Box
1983.141-24 T-Z, about 1940
Communists and "subversives":
Box
1983.141-25 A, about 1940
Box
1983.141-26 A, about 1940
Box
1983.141-27 A-B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-28 B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-29 B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-30 B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-31 B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-32 B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-33 B, about 1940
Box
1983.141-34 B-C, about 1940
Box
1983.141-35 C, about 1940
Box
1983.141-36 C, about 1940
Box
1983.141-37 C, about 1940
Box
1983.141-38 C-D, about 1940
Box
1983.141-39 D, about 1940
Box
1983.141-40 D, about 1940
Box
1983.141-41 D, about 1940
Box
1983.141-42 D-F, about 1940
Box
1983.141-43 F, about 1940
Box
1983.141-44 F-G, about 1940
Box
1983.141-45 G, about 1940
Box
1983.141-46 G, about 1940
Box
1983.141-47 G, about 1940
Box
1983.141-48 G, about 1940
Box
1983.141-49 G-H, about 1940
Box
1983.141-50 H, about 1940
Box
1983.141-51 H-J, about 1940
Box
1983.141-52 J-K, about 1940
Box
1983.141-53 K-L, about 1940
Box
1983.141-54 L, about 1940
Box
1983.141-55 M, about 1940
Box
1983.141-56 M, about 1940
Box
1983.141-57 M, about 1940
Box
1983.141-58 M, about 1940
Box
1983.141-59 M, about 1940
Box
1983.141-60 M-N, about 1940
Box
1983.141-61 N-P, about 1940
Box
1983.141-62 P-R, about 1940
Box
1983.141-63 R, about 1940
Box
1983.141-64 R-S, about 1940
Box
1983.141-65 S, about 1940
Box
1983.141-66 S, about 1940
Box
1983.141-67 S, about 1940
Box
1983.141-68 S-T, about 1940
Box
1983.141-69 T-W, about 1940
Box
1983.141-70 W, about 1940
Box
1983.141-71 W, about 1940
Box
1983.141-72 W, about 1940
Box
1983.141-73 W, about 1940
Box
1983.141-74 W-Z, about 1940
Box
1983.141-75 Z, about 1940
Official correspondence, 1931-1944,
6.75 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence in which Dies aided constituents who needed advice or assistance in dealing with governmental agencies, correspondence pertaining to Depression-era government construction projects, some miscellaneous subjects, and correspondence pertaining to military academies applicants. The latter includes grades, letters of reference, and test scores. Materials date 1931-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged in four groups. The constituent correspondence is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by the constituent's surname. The project correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the city in which the project was located. The subject correspondence is arranged alphabetically and the military academy correspondence is arranged alphabetically by surname of the applicant or cadet. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Official correspondence, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); and student records (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.026 and 552.114, in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Constituent correspondence
Box
1983.141-76 A-B, 1931
B-C, 1931
C, 1931
F, 1931
G, 1931
K-L, 1931
R-W, 1931
B-E, 1932
F-L, 1932
P, 1932
P-W, 1932
A, 1933
C, 1933
D-E, 1933
H-P, 1933
R-Y, 1933
A-B, 1934
B, 1934
C, 1934
D, 1934
F, 1934
G, 1934
Hardy, J.H., 1934
H-J, 1934
K-L, 1934
M, 1934
[2 folders]
P, 1934
R, 1934
S, 1934
Stevenson, James T., 1934
W-Z, 1934
A, 1935
[2 folders]
B, 1935
C, 1935
[folder 1 of 3]
Box
1983.141-77 C, 1935
[folder 2-3 of 3]
C-D, 1935
D, 1935
E-F, 1935
G, 1935
G-H, 1935
H, 1935
I-J, 1935
K-L, 1935
Lufkin Chamber of Commerce - Petition to the Land Planning and Resettlement Administration to Colonize Drought and Dust Stricken Farmers and Stranded Industrial Workers on Farms in Southeast Texas in the Vicinity of Lufkin, Angelina County, 1935
[2 folders]
M, 1935
M-P, 1935
R, 1935
S, 1935
W, 1935
[2 folders]
A, 1936
B, 1936
C, 1936
[2 folders]
D, 1936
F-G, 1936
H-J, 1936
L, 1936
M, 1936
M-O, 1936
R, 1936
[2 folders]
S, 1936
T, 1936
W, 1936
A, 1937
A-B, 1937
Box
1983.141-78 C, 1937
[3 folders]
C-D, 1937
E-F, 1937
G, 1937
Gumble, Frank, 1937
H, 1937
[4 folders]
J, 1937
L, 1937
[2 folders]
M, 1937
[6 folders]
N, 1937
R, 1937
[3 folders]
R-S, 1937
S, 1937
[4 folders]
T, 1937
[2 folders]
V-W, 1937
W, 1937
[2 folders]
Y, 1937
A, 1938
B, 1938
[2 folders]
C, 1938
[folders 1-3 of 6]
Box
1983.141-79 C, 1938
[folders 4-6 of 6]
Cotton, Lester C., 1938
C-D, 1938
D-E, 1938
F, 1938
G, 1938
H, 1938
[2 folders]
I-J, 1938
L, 1938
[2 folders]
M, 1938
[4 folders]
N-O, 1938
P, 1938
[2 folders]
R, 1938
[2 folders]
S, 1938
[3 folders]
T-W, 1938
W, 1938
[4 folders]
W-Z, 1938
Box
1983.141-80 A, 1939
B, 1939
[3 folders]
C, 1939
[3 folders]
D, 1939
E-H, 1939
J-K, 1939
L, 1939
M, 1939
M-P, 1939
R, 1939
S, 1939
[2 folders]
T, 1939
W, 1939
A, 1940
A-B, 1940
B, 1940
[2 folders]
C, 1940
[6 folders]
Cruse, Mrs. Elva, 1940
D, 1940
[2 folders]
E, 1940
E-F, 1940
H, 1940
J-K, 1940
M, 1940
[2 folders]
N, 1940
P, 1940
R, 1940
S, 1940
[2 folders]
V-W, 1940
Box
1983.141-81 A, 1941
B, 1941
[2 folders]
C, 1941
[6 folders]
D-E, 1941
E-F, 1941
F, 1941
G, 1941
G-H, 1941
H, 1941
H-J, 1941
K-L, 1941
L, 1941
M, 1941
[2 folders]
M-N, 1941
N-O, 1941
O-P, 1941
R, 1941
S, 1941
[3 folders]
T, 1941
V-W, 1941
W, 1941
A, 1942
B, 1942
[folders 1-2 of 4]
Box
1983.141-82 B, 1942
[folders 3-4 of 4]
C, 1942
[5 folders]
D, 1942
[3 folders]
E, 1942
F, 1942
G, 1942
H, 1942
[6 folders]
I-J, 1942
J, 1942
K, 1942
[2 folders]
Keith, Oliver A., 1942
[3 folders]
L, 1942
[2 folders]
M, 1942
[4 folders]
N, 1942
O, 1942
[2 folders]
P, 1942
[2 folders]
Q-R, 1942
Box
1983.141-83 S, 1942
[6 folders]
T, 1942
[4 folders]
V-W, 1942
W, 1942
[2 folders]
W-Z, 1942
A, 1943
B, 1943
[3 folders]
C, 1943
[3 folders]
D, 1943
[2 folders]
E-F, 1943
G, 1943
H, 1943
[2 folders]
H-I, 1943
J, 1943
K, 1943
L, 1943
[2 folders]
M, 1943
[5 folders]
N, 1943
P, 1943
R, 1943
[folders 1-2 of 3]
Box
1983.141-84 R, 1943
[folder 3 of 3]
S, 1943
[3 folders]
T, 1943
V, 1943
W, 1943
[2 folders]
X-Z, 1943
B, 1944
C, 1944
[2 folders]
D, 1944
E, 1944
F, 1944
G, 1944
H, 1944
I-J, 1944
K, 1944
L, 1944
M, 1944
[4 folders]
N-O, 1944
P, 1944
R, 1944
S, 1944
T, 1944
[2 folders]
W, 1944
[2 folders]
Perkin Wilson Cotton claim, 1934-1936, 1938-1935
[3 folders]
Projects
Box
1983.141-84 Angelina County (Texas) Bridges and Roads, 1935
Beaumont Public Works Administration (PWA) Project Dock and Warehouse, 1936-1937
Beaumont old Post Office building, 1936-1940
[3 folders]
Beaumont Public Health Station, 1933-1934
Beaumont Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1940-1941
Brakes Bayou Bridge, 1942
Hemphill - Sabine River Bridge, 1933
Joaquin School, 1936-1942
Lamar Junior College Civilian Pilot Training, 1938-1939
Liberty County, 1938-1942
Liberty County roads, 1935, 1936, 1938
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-85 Liberty Post Office, 1935-1939
[9 folders]
Liberty power plant, 1934-1935
Lufkin hospital, 1942
Lufkin airport, 1936, 1938
[2 folders]
Lufkin airport improvements, 1940-1942
Lufkin Army Bombing School, 1942
Lufkin Defense Housing, 1941-1942
Lufkin federal building, 1936
Lufkin gunpowder plant, 1941-1942
[3 folders]
Lufkin malaria control, 1940
Lufkin Office of Defense Transportation, 1942
Lufkin paper mill, 1941
Lufkin schools, 1940
Lufkin shell loading plant, 1942
Lufkin street paving, 1940
Lufkin waterworks, 1938
Orange (Texas) Projects, 1935-1936, 1938-1940
[2 folders]
Port Arthur Federal Building, 1934-1937
[3 folders]
Port Arthur Post Office, 1935-1936
[2 folders]
Port Neches health facility, 1941-1942
Port Neches housing, 1942
Port Neches school, 1936-1942
Saratoga gym, 1938
Shelbyville (Texas), 1940-1942
Zavalla School, 1940, 1942
Subjects
Box
1983.141-85 Beaumont Navy Day, 1934
Cattle dipping, 1937-1938
[3 folders]
Military Academy files
Box
1983.141-85 Adams, Clarence J., 1933-1935
Adams, John R., 1935-1936
Addington, Willard, 1937
Anderson, Boyce, 1935-1936
Andrews, Wade, 1935
Anglin, Arthur Gene, 1939
Arnold, Bennett, 1942
Asbury, Edgar Morris, 1935
Akins, Howard, 1936
Atkinson, Edwin, 1931
Attaway, Ressie L., 1931
Atwood, Paul, 1935
Baldwin, Pendleton Gaines, 1930-1931
Bangs, James, 1937
Barclay, Jack, 1934
Barre, Albert, 1942
Barrett, Wallace C., 1931-1932
Bass, Harry Brinkley, 1932-1934
[3 folders]
Bass, William Clifton, 1934
Beard, Joe C., 1936-1938
Beck, Benson, 1938
Beck, Bryan D., Jr., 1931
Beheler, Vernon, 1935
Beneke, W.C.A., 1936
Box
1983.141-86 Berryman, J.C., 1935
Blanco, Ira, 1935
Bloss, Richard, Jr., 1938-1941
Blount, Tom Burrus, 1931
Bogan, Lucian D., 1937-1939
Bonnette, Irley, 1941
Borden, Jack, 1933-1936
Bowman, Leland, 1931-1933
[2 folders]
Boyd, David W., 1935
Bradsaw, Landon, 1935-1937
Bratton, Billy, 1935
Brooks, Jack B., 1941
Brookshire, Jack, 1942
Broussard, Gayle K., 1941-1943
Brown, Charles, 1937
Brown, J.D., Jr., 1934
Bryan, son of W.J., 1938
Burnaman, Joseph W., 1940
Burwick, Norman, 1937
Burrows, John Byron, 1934
Bussey, Dan R., 1936
Bussey, Willard, 1934
Calder, Stanley G., 1942
Callender, James M., 1938-1940
Campbell, Collier A., 1938
Cannon, Jessie H., about 1940
Carter, J. Dixie, 1931-1934
Casey, Watt M., 1939
Caves, son of J.M., Jr., 1935
Chatham, R.M., 1940
Cheatham, Roy S., 1939-1941
Clark, Thomas, Jr., 1931-1934
Clemmons, Joe, Jr., 1932-1934
Coburn, Haskell, 1937
Colburn, Melville B., 1931
Collins, Dan Jr., 1940
Collins, Harold, 1941-1942
Collins, Lionel Adam, Jr., 1935-1937, 1940, 1943
[2 folders]
Cook, Darwin T., 1935-1936
Cook, Eberle, 1931
Cooper, Harry E., 1935
Coston, I.A., student of, 1933
Covington, Sterling, 1936
Cowan, Robert, Jr., 1932-1933
Crouch, Clinton A., 1933
Crouch, Merle, 1942
Crowell, Victor F., 1935
Cunningham, J.H., 1931-1932
Damrel, Paul, 1937
Daniel, Roy Edwin, 1940
Darnell, Curtis, 1934
David, H.R., brother-in-law of, 1931
Davis, Clarence B., 1932
Davis, Reese G., 1942
Debney, Buck, 1935
Dengler, Warren Hayman, 1943
Dickson, J. A., Jr., 1940
Dodd, Mrs. T.M., son of, 1942
Duperier, C.W., nephew of, 1935
Dupre, Marcy M. III, 1938
Edmondson, Fred E., 1941
Emmons, Beeman, 1934
Erwin, Archie T., 1938
Erwin, Bobbie D., 1940
Farris, Edsel, 1939
Feuille, Frank III, 1937
Fisher, I.R., Jr., 1938
Fitch, Mandeville, 1937
Fitzgerald, Ray Harold, 1932-1935
Flanagan, James J., 1940
Foster, Robert Lee, 1931
Fowler, Howard, 1937
Franklin, Melvin and Elvin, 1938
Fults, R.C., Jr., 1938
Gager, M.D., Jr., 1938
Gardes, A.H., son of, 1935
Gordon, Gary, 1939-1941
Gee, Thomas W., 1934
Gibson, Leroy, 1941
Gilchrist, John Quincy, 1941
Box
1983.141-87 Godwin, J. Basil, Jr., 1942
Godwin, Samuel McClure, 1936
Graham, Lewis T., 1934
Gray, William E., 1932-1933
Green, John M., 1934
Gregory, Luther Weston, 1934
Griffin, Pat R., 1940
Griffith, Gus T., 1934
Gunstream, W. C., 1935
Hancock, T.W., Jr., 1939
Haney, Johnnie F., 1936
Hannah, Raymond Clifford, 1937
Harkey, Newman, 1931
Harris, Donovan, 1938
Harris, Joe D., 1944
Harris, Monroe, 1936
Hayes, Lyndell, 1939
Henderson, John W., 1931
Henry, Fred G., 1938
Herring, Howard Gardner, 1941
Hicks, J.I., 1932
Hightower, Bobby T., 1935
Hine, John Albert, 1938
Holliman, Mrs. W.F., son of, 1939
Hood, Lonnie C., Jr., 1940
Hopkins, Harold Newton, 1935-1936
Horhroves, Martin, 1933
Howard, Jesse C., Jr., 1931-1934
[5 folders]
Huckabee, Hugh, 1942
Huff, W. Wayne, Jr., 1938
Hughes, Aquilla Ballard, Jr., 1935-1936
Hughes, Robert Atley, 1935-1936
Hurley, Charles, 1932-1934
Hutchinson, Frank, 1938
Hyden, Blackshear, 1934
Jackson, Dick, 1943
Johnson, Joe J., 1944
Johnson, Ras, 1930
Johnson, Richard Harold, 1941-1943
[3 folders]
Jolly, R.V., 1935
Jones, Charles C., 1935
Katterjohn, Henry M., 1939
Kauffman, Jack Emerson, 1935
Kelley, Karl Elton, 1942
Kennedy, Robert, 1933
Kent, John Lee, 1937
King, Herman E., 1933
Knight, Leonard Rogers, 1935
Knox, Jack, 1941
Kurth, Joseph, 1933-1935
Lane, Bruce, 1938, 1941
Langley, R.M., 1931-1932
Lawrence, Jimmie, 1936
Lawrence, Robert Bertrand, 1937
LeBlanc, Loren, 1938
Leon, Max J., 1932
Lewis, E.B., 1936
Lindenmayer, J. Harold, 1936
Linn, Lee Roy, 1940
Livingston, Clarence W., 1931
Loeffler, Henry, 1933
Logan, Buel, 1939
Lowery, James F., Jr., 1939
Mallet, Tom Ogden, 1936
Manley, Charles C., 1932
Manley, Donald, 1938-1940
Manley, Larry, 1942
Mann, J.P., grandson of, 1941
Manning, Hiram, 1941
Marsh, Martin Bass, 1937
Marshall, Jack, 1937
Martin, E.A., student of, 1938
Massey, James L., 1941
Mathis, R.L., 1935
McCall, Brooks, 1937
McDaniel, Collin, 1938
McDaniel, Richard E., 1941
McIntyre, William A., Jr., 1935
McKim, Paul, 1940-1941
Meadows, A.Z., 1941
Meley, Everett L., Jr., 1936
Box
1983.141-88 Mitchell, Theron, 1935
Mobley, Whittie, about 1935
Montalvo, Alfred Alfonso, 1937
Montalvo, Obed, 1936
Moore, Bruce, 1940
Moore, Albert Crutchfield, 1941
Moore, James H., 1942-1943
Moore, Walter A., Jr., 1931
Morrison, Dwight, 1935
Morton, Samuel Frank, 1932
Moss, Richard I., 1937
Motley, Howard S., 1931
Mouton, Jackson C., Jr., 1944
Murphy, Lawrence, 1938
Myer, George E.H., 1937
Neff, Jack, 1942
Nelson, John Blount, 1935-1936
Nethery, Wendell, 1933
Nicks, Paul B., 1935-1939
Norwood, Thomas A., 1938
Oakley, R. Brooks, 1931
Parker, E.H., 1936
Parker, James H., 1934
Parks, George B., 1938
Partin, Levi West, 1938
Peavy, Asa Gibson, 1939-1941
Peebles, Rovert, Jr., 1936
Pentlecost, Lathadwin, 1934
Philips, Verne D., 1937
Pittman, Ernest W., 1936
Powell, Allan L., 1933
Powell, Robert G., 1933-1936
Powell, Wallace, 1941
Price, William L., 1935
Raborn, George W., 1941
Ramsey, Thomas E., 1942
Rawls, F.N., Jr., 1936
Red, Gerald W., 1940
Reid, Ernest, 1938
Renfro, Harold B., 1934
Reynolds, James F., 1939
Richardson, Norman L., 1937
Richey, R.J., 1935-1936
Ricketts, Robert, 1933
Rienstra, Dan J., 1938-1940
Riggs, Liston, 1937
Ritchie, son of Thomas A., 1940
Roberts, C.C., 1940
Roberts, Wilbur, 1942
Robertson, W.J., Jr., 1935
Rock, W.L., 1933
Rodrique, Pete, 1938
Roe, Murray O., 1940-1941
[2 folders]
Rogers, James G., 1935
Rohrman, Robert W., 1941
Rollins, S.E., 1933
Root, J.D., 1938
Roseborough, William D., 1936
Rummert, Erwin, 1935
Runnels, Frank, 1933
Sanders, John, 1938-1941
[2 folders]
Sanders, Leslie, Jr., 1940
Sawyer, Alfred A., 1939-1941
[3 folders]
Sayer, G.C., Jr., 1935
Scurlock, Chappell, 1932-1933
Seacat, Russell H., 1940
Seymour, Frank, 1937
Shaw, James, 1933
Shelton, John Presley, 1943
Shrive, Joseph, 1933
Silverstone, Harry David, 1937
Skinner, L.P., son of, 1936
Slover, Charles Linton, 1941
Smith, Frank Carl, 1932
Smith, Hunter, 1934
Smith, Jack R., 1939
Smith, Kenneth, 1934
Smith, Lanier, 1936
Smith, Leonard, about 1940
Smith, Louis, 1935
Smith, Melvin, 1936
Smith, Truett C., 1942
Snyder, Harvey Maxwell, Jr., 1935-1937
Spitler, Joe Clark, 1935-1936
Box
1983.141-89 Spitler, Joe Clark, 1936-1937, 1940
Springfield, Bruce, 1938
Stark, Mitchell, 1931-1933
Steinhagen, Carl Arnett, 1941-1942
Steussy, Fred K., 1931
Stone, Thomas Edwin, 1942
Stone, Eugene, 1938
Strowbridge, F.J., Jr., 1939
Swearingen, Oria, 1932
Taylor, A. Vinson, 1934
Taylor, Charles L., 1940
Taylor, Harold, 1933
Taylor, John Fisher, 1935
Taylor, Logan C., 1936-1937
Taylor, Robert Warren, 1934
Theobalt, Rupert Edward, Jr., 1941
Thompkins, Arnold, 1939-1941
Thomson, Robert, 1942
Toney, J.T., 1940
Toole, James Douglas, 1933
Turnage, Thomas K., 1942
Vickers, Boyd J., 1936
Vinock, Eli, 1932
Vrooman, Carol W., 1934-1935
Walker, John H., 1941
Walker, J.L., 1932
Wall, Billy M., 1937
Wall, Eugene, 1939
Wallace, F.L., son of, 1942
Walters, Ted, 1939
Wardlow, Leonard Ashley, Jr., 1935-1939
[2 folders]
Warner, James M., 1936
Watts, George, 1938
Webb, William J., 1934
Weber, William R., son of, 1931
Wells, W.J. Wells, 1935-1938
Wennerborn, Thurston, 1939
Whatley, Taylor, 1942-1943
Wheat, James E., 1935
White, Shirley Carl, 1941
Wiggins, Julius J., 1939
Willey, N.B., 1938
Williamson, Robert Lee, 1942
Williamson, Walter M., 1931
Willis, Lipscomb, 1938, 1941
Willison, William S., 1942
Wilson, Joe Robert, 1938-1941
Wratten, Finis, 1933
Wright, Mitchell, 1942
Young, John, 1937
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to official correspondence, 1938, 1942
Correspondence with individuals outside the Second District, 1931-1944,
0.4 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence between Dies and individuals outside of the Second Congressional District, including but not limited to his staff members, labor leaders, Democractic Party members, and the media. It also includes correspondence between Dies and John Henry Kirby, president of Kirby Lumber Company. Materials date 1931-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by the group the correspondent belongs to, and then chronologically; correspondence with individuals not belonging to a particular group or business in arranged alphabetically by surname.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence with individuals outside the Second District, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-89 Correspondence with individuals not in Texas
A-D, 1935-1941
E-M, 1938-1943
M-P, 1936-1943
R-T, 1931-1943
V-Z, 1941-1944
Correspondence with staff, 1931-1944
[4 folders]
Correspondence with Franklin Roosevelt, 1935-1941
Correspondence with Franklin Roosevelt's family, 1932, 1935
Correspondence with Federal Government Officials, 1936-1944
Correspondence with Labor Union Leaders, 1934-1941
[4 folders]
Correspondence with individuals in Texas, 1932, 1936
Correspondence with the Democratic National Committee, 1932-1936
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-90 Correspondence with the Democratic National Committee, 1937-1942
Correspondence with John Henry Kirby, President Kirby Lumber Company, 1931-1932
Correspondence with J. Edgar Pew, Vice President of Sun Oil Company, 1935-1940
[2 folders]
Correspondence with the media, 1935-1936, 1938-1944
[5 folders]
Box
1983.141-162 Oversize materials pertaining to correspondence with the media, 1942
Papers related to The Trojan Horse in America, 1939-1944,
0.1 cubic ft.
This subseries is composed of correspondence pertaining to Dies' book, The Trojan Horse in America, and a typed excerpt from the book, dating 1939-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by the subject of correspondence.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Papers related to The Trojan Horse in America, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-90 Chapter IX - A Trojan Horse for Negroes, about 1940
Correspondence with publishers, 1939-1944
[5 folders]
Correspondence with people who wished to purchase The Trojan Horse in America, 1940
[2 folders]
Correspondence with people with criticisms or concerns about The Trojan Horse in America, 1940
Request for autographs, 1940
Magazine and newspaper articles, 1934-1942,
0.05 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of three magazine articles by or about Martin Dies and a political cartoon about Dies, written or published during his tenure as Congressman, Second District. The articles pertain to his positions on nationalism and to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and date between 1934 and 1942.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Magazine and newspaper articles, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-90 "Nationalism Spells Safety" by Martin Dies, National Republic, March 1934
Manuscripts of magazine articles on immigration by Dies, about 1935
"Martin Dies and His Committee on 'un-Americanism'," The Nation, October 1942
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized political cartoon from the Los Angeles Examiner, pertaining to the "Hollywood Bowl Patriotic Event" at which Martin Dies spoke, April 29, 1939
District business files, 1931-1944,
2.1 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence between Dies and his constituents on topics other than request for assistance, including but not limited to, the appointment of Governor James V Allred to a federal judgeship, recollections of Dies' father, questions about Dies' family history, opinions on the New Deal, acknowledgement of gifts, requests for loans, requests for the president's and other elected officials' autographs, discussions of Dies' political future, and letters praising Dies' performance. Materials date 1931-1944.
Arrangement
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by surname of the correspondent and then chronologically. Correspondence on certain specific topics is arranged by subject and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), District business files, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-90 A-D, 1931
F-H, 1931
H-J, 1931
K-L, 1931
L-M, 1931
N-S, 1931
S, 1931
S-W, 1931
A-D, 1932
F-H, 1932
J-O, 1932
P-S, 1932
S-Y, 1932
A-H, 1933
Box
1983.141-91 H-M, 1933
M, 1933
M-S, 1933
T-W, 1933
W-Y, 1933
A-B, 1934
B, 1934
C, 1934
[2 folders]
D-E, 1934
F-H, 1934
Hobby, W.P., 1934
H-J, 1934
M, 1934
R-T, 1934
C, 1935
[2 folders]
E-G, 1935
G-H, 1935
H-J, 1935
[Includes a letter, proposal, and map from a constituent in Beaumont, TX, inquiring about the possibility of obtaining government assistance for the purchase/development of a tract of land near Beaumont for a Boy Scout camp.]
L-M, 1935
R-S, 1935
S, 1935
[2 folders]
S-T, 1935
V-W, 1935
B-C, 1936
C, 1936
D-E, 1936
H-J, 1936
M-R, 1936
R-S, 1936
S-W, 1936
A-B, 1937
C, 1937
[folders 1-2 of 4]
Box
1983.141-92 C, 1937
[folders 3-4 of 4]
C-D, 1937
D, 1937
Daniel, M. P. and Price, 1937
E-F, 1937
G-H, 1937
H-J, 1937
L, 1937
[2 folders]
M, 1937
O-S, 1937
S, 1937
[4 folders]
T, 1937
V-W, 1937
W, 1937
[2 folders]
A, 1938
B, 1938
C, 1938
[2 folders]
C-D, 1938
D, 1938
D-E, 1938
E, 1938
F-G, 1938
G, 1938
H, 1938
[2 folders]
I-J, 1938
L, 1938
[folders 1-2 of 3]
Box
1983.141-93 L, 1938
[folder 3 of 3]
L-M, 1938
M, 1938
[5 folders]
N-P, 1938
P-Q, 1938
R, 1938
S, 1938
[4 folders]
T, 1938
V-W, 1938
W, 1938
[4 folders]
D, 1939
E-G, 1939
J-L, 1939
B-E, 1940
F-W, 1940
B-C, 1941
C-L, 1941
L-S, 1941
S-W, 1941
W, 1941
A-C, 1942
C-E, 1942
F-H, 1942
H-M, 1942
Box
1983.141-94 M-R, 1942
S-W, 1942
W-Z, 1942
A-C, 1943
C-H, 1943
H-K, 1943
K-M, 1943
M-P, 1943
P-W, 1943
W-Y, 1943
B-H, 1944
K-W, 1944
Allred's Appointment as Judge, 1938
[7 folders]
Allred's Appointment as Judge, 1939
[3 folders]
Dies' Letters to District Newspapers Regarding the Special Session of Congress, 1931
Old Age Pensions, 1936
Old Age Pensions, 1937
Pearl Harbor Attack, Eye Witness Account of, 1941
World War II Poem: "A Soldier's Lament," about 1942
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to district business, 1936, 1941
Campaign and election files, 1930-1944,
0.7 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of material pertaining to Dies' election campaigns during his time as Congressman for the Second District of Texas, including statements of expenses, correspondence from supporters, campaign literature, and information on his opponents, dating 1930-1944.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by subject within years.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Campaign and election files, Congressman, Second District files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-94 Petitions, 1930
Congratulations, 1934
Correspondence, official, 1936
[2 folders]
Correspondence with supporters, 1936
[12 folders]
Correspondence with supporters - J.J. Collins, 1936
Box
1983.141-95 Expenses, 1936
[7 folders]
Opponent Clyde E. Smith, 1936
[5 folders]
Political rally in Cleveland, 1936
Application to be on the ballot, 1938
Correspondence with the Democratic Party, 1938
Correspondence with supporters, 1938
Opponent H.G. Hendricks, 1938
[2 folders]
Expenses, 1938
Correspondence, 1940
[2 folders]
Correspondence, official, 1940
Expenses, 1940
Contributors, 1941
[3 folders]
Correspondence with supporters, 1941
[6 folders]
Literature, 1941
Opponent - Lyndon B. Johnson, 1941
[3 folders]
Opponent - Gerald C. Mann, 1941
Stationery, 1941
Correspondence, 1942
Expenses, 1942
Correspondence, 1942
Certificate of Election, 1942
Correspondence, 1944
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to campaigns and elections, 1936, 1941-194



Interim years files, 1946-1952,
2.1 cubic ft.

This series consists of materials pertaining to Martin Dies' activities during the years between his tenure as Congressman, Second District of Texas, and his tenure as Congressman-at-Large, including correspondence pertaining to his speaking engagements and to political issues and material pertaining to his law practice, dating 1946-1952.
Organization
This series is organized into three subseries:
  • Speaking Engagement files, 1946-1952, 0.75 cubic ft.
  • Political Correspondence, 1946-1952, 1.25 cubic ft.
  • Legal practice files, 1947-1952, 0.1 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Interim years files, Martin Dies papers files. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers included in this series were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of the records in subseries Legal practice files fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to attorney-client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).
Speaking engagement files, 1946-1952,
0.75 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence from 1946 to 1952 between Dies and persons requesting him to speak at events and correspondence sent after Dies' speech or presentation.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by city and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speaking engagement files, Interim years files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-96 Abilene to Austin, 1948-1952
Bay City to Beaumont, 1947-1952
Beaumont to Bellville, 1949-1952
Belton to Broaddus, 1949-1951
Brownwood to Buna, 1947-1952
Carthage to Cross Plains, 1948-1952
Dallas, 1947-1952
[4 folders]
Dayton to Denton, 1950-1952
Eagle Lake to Euless, 1948-1952
Fairfield to Fort Worth, 1950-1951
Fort Worth, 1950-1951
Forth Worth to Friona, 1950-1952
Gainesville to Grand Saline, 1949-1952
Hallettsville to Honey Island, 1950-1951
Houston, 1946-1952
[2 folders]
Huntsville to Junction, 1946-1952
Kaufman to Kilgore, 1949-1952
La Feria to Lufkin, 1947-1952
Box
1983.141-97 Madisonville to Mount Pleasant, 1950-1952
Nacogdoches to Ozona, 1948-1952
Palestine to Quitman, 1948-1952
Refugio to Rusk, 1949-1952
San Antonio to Spurger, 1949-1952
Teague to Texas City, 1949-1951
Uvalde to Wellington, 1949-1952
Whitedeer to Yorktown, 1949-1952
Out of state, 1951-1952
Political correspondence, 1946-1952,
1.25 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence pertaining to political issues, dating 1946-1952. Topics include Dies' political ambitions and the merits of various political figures such as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Price Daniel.
Arrangement
Material are arranged alphabetically by the city of the correspondent and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Political correspondence, Interim years files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-97 Abilene to Arlington, 1947-1952
Athens to Austin, 1947-1950
Austin, 1950-1952
[2 folders]
Bay City to Baytown, 1949-1952
Beaumont, 1946-1952
[4 folders]
Beaumont to Breckinridge, 1950-1952
Brennan to Buna, 1946-1952
Calvert to Center, 1947-1952
Centerville to Comanche, 1947-1952
Commerce to Corpus Christi, 1948-1952
Corpus Christi to Crowell, 1948-1951
Dallas, 1947-1948, 1950-1951
Box
1983.141-98 Dallas, 1951-1952
[3 folders]
Dallas to Dublin, 1948-1952
Edinburg to El Paso, 1952
Ferris to Fort Worth, 1948-1951
Fort Worth, 1951-1952
Fredericksburg, 1952
Gainesville to Galveston, 1947-1952
Ganado to Grandview, 1948-1952
Greenville, 1947-1952
Gregory to Groom, 1948-1951
Harlingen to Hondo, 1947-1952
Houston, 1946-1952
[9 folders]
Huntington to Ireland, 1947-1948
Jacksboro to Jasper, 1947-1951
Jasper to Justin, 1947-1952
Kaufman to Kilgore, 1948-1952
Kingsville to Kram, 1948-1951
La Grange to Longview, 1949-1952
Longview to Lufkin, 1948-1952
Mabank to McKinney, 1948-1951
Merkel to Mount Pleasant, 1948-1952
Nacogdoches to Nome, 1946-1952
Box
1983.141-99 O'Donnell to Ozona, 1949-1952
Paint Rock to Pasadena, 1947-1951
Pasadena to Pearland, 1949-1952
Pearland to Port Arthur, 1948-1952
Port Arthur, 1947-1952
Port Neches to Rosenberg, 1948-1952
Saint Jo to San Angelo, 1947-1951
San Antonio, 1946-1949, 1951,1952
[4 folders]
San Benito to Silsbee, 1947-1951
Silverton to Sweetwater, 1948-1951
Tahoka to Texarkana, 1948-1951
Texas City to Tulia, 1947-1952
Tyler, 1948-1952
Uvalde to Weatherford, 1948-1952
Wellington to Yoakum, 1947-1952
Out-of-state, Albuquerque to Chicago, 1947-1952
Out-of-state, Chicago to Fort Smith (Arkansas), 1948-1952
Out-of-state, Glenmora (Louisiana) to New Orleans, 1951-1952
Out-of-state, New York to Valley Center, (California), 1948-1952
Out-of-state, Valley Forge (Pennsylvania) to Yellow Springs (Ohio), 1952
Legal practice files, 1947-1952,
0.1 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence pertaining to Dies' law practice, dating 1947-1952.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically. Material pertaining to the Marshall Housewives case is arranged separately
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legal practice files, Interim years files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to attorney-client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).
Box
1983.141-99 Legal practice, 1947-1952
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-100 Legal practice, Marshall housewives, 1951-1952
[7 folders]



Congressman-at-large files, 1938-1958,
27.25 cubic ft.

This series consists of material pertaining to Martin Dies' tenure as Congressman-at-Large for Texas, including legislative material, correspondence, publications, administrative files, and campaign materials dating 1938-1958.
Organization
This series is organized into 14 subseries:
Legislative topical files, 1953-1958, 15 cubic ft.
Dies' remarks in the Congressional Record, 1950-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
Correspondence with members of Congress, 1952-1958, 0.1 cubic ft.
Voting record files, 1947-1958, 0.1 cubic ft.
House committee files, 1938-1958, 0.5 cubic ft.
Official correspondence, 1953-1958, 2 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1951-1958, 2 cubic ft.
General correspondence, 1952-1958, 0.5 cubic ft.
Periodicals and publications, 1950-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
Correspondence pertaining to publishers and the media, 1952-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
Routine correspondence, 1953-1958, 0.5 cubic ft.
Administrative files, 1952-1958, 0.2 cubic ft.
Invitations, 1952-1958, 1.25 cubic ft.
Campaign and election files, 1952-1958, 4.5 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of the records in subseries Official correspondence fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); confidentiality of military personnel information (Texas Government Code, 437.232); medical records (552.101 of the Government Code in conjunction with the Medical Practice Act (MPA), subtitle B of title 3 of the Occupations Code); and student records (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.026 and 552.114, in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Some materials are too large or too fragile to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
Legislative topical files, 1953-1958,
15 cubic ft.
This subseries is composed of material pertaining to various legislation, primarily consisting of correspondence with constituents regarding specific legislation, dating 1953-1958. Included are some copies of bills, amendments of bills, statements, and newspaper clippings. Topics include, but are not limited to, East Texans' opinions on various political issues, immigration, natural gas, pay raises for postal employees, the Smathers-Harris bill, civil rights, and drought in Texas.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic, and then chronologically. In cases of a large volume of correspondence, materials are filed first by topics and then alphabetically by the city of the correspondent. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative topical files, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-100 Administrative Procedures Act, 1956
Age discrimination, 1958
Aging, 1958
Agricultural commodities, about 1955
Agriculture, 1953-1958
[15 folders]
Agriculture appropriations, 1953-1958
Air Carriers, 1955-1957
Aircraft Personnel Training, 1954
Air Force Academy, 1954
Air pollution, 1957
Air transportation, 1954
Alaska Mental Health Bill, 1956-1957
Alaska statehood, 1955-1958
Alcoholic beverages, 1953-1957
Alcoholic beverages advertising, 1953-1954, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Alcoholic beverages on aircraft, 1956-1958
American Law Student Week, 1955
American Military to be tried in American courts (Bow Resolution), 1955-1956
American Military to be tried in American courts, 1956
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-101 American Military to be tried in American courts, 1957
[3 folders]
Animal cruelty, 1957
Appropriations, 1955-1958
[2 folders]
Appropriations, Quarantine, 1957
Area Re-development Act, 1958
Armed Forces, 1953-1958
[2 folders]
Armed Forces pay raise, 1954
Armed Forces retirement, 1957-1958
Armory construction, 1955-1956
Army Veterinary Corps, 1957
Atomic energy, 1954-1958
Automobile dealers, 1955-1958
[5 folders]
Banking, 1953-1958
[5 folders]
Blind, 1956
Booker T. Washington National Monument, 1956
Boys Club of America, 1956
Brazos River Authority, 1955, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
Building construction, 1958
Business practices, 1953-1954
Business practices (Robinson-Patman Act), 1956-1958
[5 folders]
Capital Transit Bill, 1956
Career Compensation Act, 1957-1958
Catholicism, 1953-1957
Censorship, 1957
Civil Aeronautics Board, 1953
Box
1983.141-102 Civil Aeronautics Board, 1954-1958
[3 folders]
Civil Defense, 1956-1957
Civil Rights Bill amendments by Dies, about 1956
[2 folders]
Civil Rights Bill amendments by Dies, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Civil Rights Bills, 1955-1957
[2 folders]
Civil Rights newspaper clippings, 1957
Civil Rights (Congressional Record transcript), about 1932
Civil Rights Congressional Record, 1956-1957
[7 folders]
Civil Rights correspondence, 1956-1958
[9 folders]
Civil Rights House reports, 1956-1957
Civil Rights press release, 1957
Civil Rights speeches by E.L. Forrester, 1957
[2 folders]
Civil Rights speech by N.M. Mason, 1957
Civil Rights transcript of House testimony, about 1957
Civil Service, 1954-1956
[6 folders]
Box
1983.141-103 Civil Service, 1956-1957
[4 folders]
Civil Service retirement, 1953-1955
Coal, 1958
Colorado River (Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah) Storage Project, 1955-1956
[3 folders]
Communism Congressional Record, 1956
Communism Investigations (Resolution 131), 1953
Communist Party, 1954-1957
Communists, 1953-1957
Compulsory Military service and training, 1953-1958
Congressional pay raise, 1955
Congressional prayer and meditation room, 1954
Conservation, 1953
Constitutional amendments, 1957
Constitutional Government Restoration, 1953
Cooperatives, 1957
Copyright Act of 1909 amendment, 1954-1958
Cotton, 1954-1958
[4 folders]
Credit Unions, 1954-1958
[2 folders]
Currency, 1956
Customs, 1953-1954
Cypress Creek (Texas), 1954
Cystic fibrosis, 1958
Day of Prayer, 1958
Debit limit, 1958
Defense Department, 1955-1958
[2 folders]
Defense of Houston area, 1957
Disaster insurance, 1955
District of Columbia home rule, 1954
Doctors, 1954-1956
[6 folders]
Box
1983.141-104 Doctors, 1957
Doctors' insurance, bill, 1954
Drought, 1956-1957
Echo Park (Colorado) Dam, 1954-1955
Educational television, 1958
Eighteen year old right to vote, 1954
Elections, 1956-1957
Engineering students' scholarships, 1958
Equal Rights amendment, 1953-1956
Export Control Act, 1956
Excise tax, 1956, 1958
[2 folders]
Excise tax on transportation, 1957
Exportation of scrap iron, 1956
Fair Labor Standards Act, 1957
Fair trade, 1958
[3 folders]
Farm credit, 1953
[7 folders]
Farm program, 1954-1956
[2 folders]
Federal accounting, 1957-1958
[3 folders]
Federal aid to education, 1949-1957
[7 folders]
Box
1983.141-105 Federal aid to education, 1957-1958
[3 folders]
Federal aid to libraries, 1953, 1956
Federal airport funding, 1953, 1958
Federal appropriations, 1953-1954
[5 folders]
Federal budget, 1953-1958
[2 folders]
Federal Communications Commission, 1955-1958
Federal construction, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957
[4 folders]
Federal government contracts, 1954
Federal employees, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957
[3 folders]
Federal employees, lighthouse keepers, 1953
Federal employees loyalty to the United States, 1953-1955
[3 folders]
Federal employees pay, 1957-1958
[4 folders]
Federal financed cargoes transported, regulation of, 1955-1956
Federal food storage, 1954
Federal funds - investigation of waste, 1953-1957
Federal health reinsurance, 1955
Federal housing, 1953
Federal income taxation insurance companies, 1956
Federal judges in Texas, 1953, 1958
Federal government's personalty and realty, 1953, 1955, 1957
Federal government's personalty and realty report, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-106 Federal government's personalty and realty financial statements, 1955-1956
Federal government's personalty and realty Senate report, 1957
Federal government prohibited from engaging in business with competition with private enterprise, 1953-1956
Federal Security Administration, 1953
Federal surplus property, 1954
Federal Trade Commission, 1953
Firearms, 1957-1958
[5 folders]
Fishing industry, 1954
Flood control, 1953, 1957
Fluoridation, 1954
Food additives, 1958
[2 folders]
Food and Drug Administration, 1953, 1957
Foreign Aid, 1953-1958
[12 folders]
Foreign relations, 1954-1958
Foreign trade, 1955-1958
Forestry - Ellsworth Bill, 1953-1954
Freedom of Information, 1958
Freight forwarders, 1956
Box
1983.141-107 Freight forwarders, 1956-1957
[8 folders]
Handicapped and retarded children, 1958
[2 folders]
Hawaii statehood, 1953-1958
Health and science, 1958
Health care, 1953-1958
Health education and welfare, 1957
Health insurance, 1958
Hell's Canyon Dam (Idaho), 1956-1957
Highways, 1955-1956
[8 folders]
Box
1983.141-108 Highways, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
Hiss, Alger - Pension, 1954
Hospital survey and construction, 1958
Housing, 1955-1958
[4 folders]
Immigration, 1953-1945, 1956-1958
[7 folders]
Immigration restrictions due to national origin, 1953-1954
[2 folders]
Imports, 1957
Income tax, 1953, 1957
[3 folders]
Indians, 1955-1958
Indo-China War, 1954
Insurance companies, 1957
Integration, 1957-1958
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), 1957
Interstate and foreign commerce, 1954-1957
[5 folders]
Interstate and foreign commerce - Alcohol, 1956
Interstate and foreign commerce - Health, 1956
[3 folders]
Box
1983.141-109 Interstate and foreign commerce - Health, 1957-1958
[4 folders]
Interstate and foreign commerce - Health - Supreme Court brief, 1957
Interstate and foreign commerce - Refrigerator safety, 1955-1956
Interstate and foreign commerce - Televue (cable television), 1958
[2 folders]
Interstate and foreign commerce - Textiles Labeling Act, 1956-1957
Interstate and foreign commerce - Transportation, 1953-1958
[16 folders]
Ireland Reunification, 1954
Labor, 1953-1955
Box
1983.141-110 Labor, 1956-1958
[9 folders]
Labor unions (Taft-Hartley Act), 1953-1955
[21 folders]
Labor unions, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Land disputes, 1957
Loyalty Day, 1955
Marine fisheries, 1956
Matagorda (Texas) Ship Channel Deep Water Project, 1956
McGee Bend Dam, 1952-1958
[2 folders]
Meat inspection, 1958
Medical Education Bill, 1956
Box
1983.141-111 Merchant Marine, 1953-1954
Mexican labor, 1953-1958
Middle East plan, 1957
[3 folders]
Military pay, 1958
Minimum Wage Act, 1957
Mining, 1957-1959
Narcotic drugs, 1953, 1957
National Family Day, 1958
National Forgiveness Week, 1957
National Guard appropriation, 1958
National Guard armory construction, 1958
National Guard training, 1958
National Hillbilly Music Day, 1953
National Security Act, 1957-1958
National security training, 1955
[2 folders]
National Youth Appreciation Week, 1958
Natural gas, 1955, 1957-1958
[5 folders]
Natural Gas Amendments to the Act, 1955
Natural Gas Bill of the Texas Legislature, 1956
Natural Gas Bill to Amend the Act, 1955
Natural Gas Bill, 1957
Natural Gas Brief - Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, 1957
Natural gas charts of prices, 1955
Natural gas Congressional Record, 1955
Natural gas correspondence with oil company executives, 1957-1958
Natural gas editorial Dallas Morning News, 1956
Natural gas ephemera - American Association of Petroleum Landmen, 1957
Natural gas ephemera - Gulf Oil Company, 1958
Natural gas ephemera - Gulf Publishing Company, 1957
Natural gas ephemera - Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1956
Natural gas ephemera - Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, about 1956
Natural Gas Act - excerpt from the original manuscript of the hearings of the Natural Gas Act, 1955
Natural Gas Act - House report, 1957
Natural Gas Memorandum from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957
Natural Gas Orders from a hearing of the Federal Power Commission, about 1957
Natural gas proposed legislation by Dies, about 1955
Natural gas publication - Gas, January 1955
Natural gas report - Federal Power Commission, 1955
Natural gas report - Women Investors Research Institute, 1956
Natural gas resolution - New York Governor Averell Harriman, 1957
Natural gas speech of Rex G. Baker to the Louisiana-Arkansas Division, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, 1954
Natural gas speech of Price Daniel in the Senate, 1957
Natural gas speech of Randall J. Le Boeuf, Jr. before the American Bar Association, 1955
Natural gas speech of H.P. Pressler, Director, Humble Oil and Refining Company before the Oil Industry Conference on Communications, 1957
Natural gas speech of Ernest O. Thompson, Texas Railroad Commissioner before the Panhandle Chapter Texas Society of Professional Engineers, 1957
Box
1983.141-112 Natural gas statement of the American Farm Bureau, Matt Triggs, Assistant Legislative Director, 1955
Natural gas statement of the Americans for Democratic Action, Edward D. Hollander, National Director, 1955
Natural gas statement on behalf of the Arlington County Board of Arlington, Virginia, 1955
Natural gas statement of Brooklyn Union Gas Company, President John E. Heyke, Jr., 1955
Natural gas statement of Thomas C. Buchanan, former member of the Federal Power Commission, about 1955
Natural gas statement of Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Anthony J. Celebrezze, 1955
Natural gas statement of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, 1955, 1957
[two folders]
Natural gas statement of Consolidated Natural Gas Chairman, J. French Robinson, 1955
Natural gas statement of Denver, Colorado (City and County), 1955
Natural gas statement of Detroit Public Utilities, 1955
Natural gas statement of Martin Dies to Congress, about 1957
Natural gas statement of Illinois Governor William G. Stratton, 1955
Natural gas statement of the Independent Natural Gas Association, 1955
Natural gas statement of the Lake Shore Gas Company, 1955
Natural gas statement of the Long Island Lighting Company, 1955
Natural gas statement of the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, et al., about 1955
Natural gas statement of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mayor Frank P. Zeidler, 1955
Natural gas statement of Minneapolis Gas Company, 1955
Natural gas statement of National Coal Association, 1955
[2 folders]
Natural gas statement of New York Public Service Commission, 1955
Natural gas statement of 10 Oil Companies before Federal Power Commission, about 1955
Natural gas statement of Ohio Congressman Charles A. Vanik, 1955
Natural gas statement of Order of Railroad Conductors, 1955
Natural gas statement of Philadelphia Mayor John S. Clark, Jr., 1955
Natural gas statement of Public Service Electric and Gas Company, 1955
[2 folders]
Natural gas statement of Research Services, Inc., 1955
Natural gas statement of Tennessee Natural Gas, 1955
Natural gas statement of Texas Congressman Bruce Alger, 1955
Natural gas statement of Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, 1955
Natural gas statement of Virginia State Corporation Commission, 1955
Natural gas statement of United Mine Workers, Vice President Thomas Kennedy, 1955
Natural gas statement of United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America Vice-President Joseph W. Childs, 1955
Natural gas statement of Wisconsin Public Service Commission, 1955
Natural gas statistics, 1956
Box
1983.141-113 Natural gas statistics, 1956, about 1957
[2 folders]
Oil, 1953-1954, 1956-1958
[5 folders]
Oil export program, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
Oil importation, 1957-1958
[3 folders]
Oil importation correspondence with oil company executives and associations, 1957-1958
Oil importation memorandum from Eisenhower, 1958
Oil importation press release - Texas Independent Producers, 1958
Oil importation statement before the Texas Governor's Oil Import Study Commission, 1958
Oil importation statement of the Independent Natural Gas Association, about 1958
Oil importation statement of the Texas Independent Producers, 1958
Old age and survivors insurance, 1957
Old age pensions, 1956-1957
Optometry, 1954
Osteopathic colleges - Medical Education Bill, 1955-1956
Panama canal, 1953-1957
Parcel post packages, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Pensions, 1953-1958
[3 folders]
Pensions - Gold Star Mothers, 1954
Pensions - Gold Star Wives, 1957
Pensions - Presidential, 1957-1958
Pledge of Allegiance, 1954
Postage rate for educational films, 1953
Postage rate increase, 1954-1958
[4 folders]
Postal pay raise, 1953-1954
[3 folders]
Box
1983.141-114 Postal pay raise, 1954-1957
[27 folders]
Box
1983.141-115 Postal pay raise, 1957-1958
[15 folders]
Postal pay raise, Congressional Record, 1957
Postal Pay Rates and Postal Pay Conference Report, 1958
Postal regulations, 1957
Post Office, 1954
Post Office appropriation, 1957
[4 folders]
Presidential power, 1957-1958
Prisoners' legal rights, 1955
Private bills, 1953-1957
Private bills - Boren, Billy L., 1955-1958
[2 folders]
Private bills - Caradja, Princess Catherine of Romania, 1957
Box
1983.141-116 Private bills - Weisback, Charles Melvin, 1953
Private schools, 1953
Professional sports, 1957-1958
Public Health Services Act, 1955
Public housing, 1956
Public lands, 1953-1955, 1957
[6 folders]
Public lands, Defense Department, 1957
Public school conditions, Investigation of, 1957
Public utilities, 1955
Public works, 1958
Railroad problems, 1958
[7 folders]
Railroad retirement, 1953-1958
[11 folders]
Box
1983.141-117 Railroad retirement, 1958
[8 folders]
Railroad unemployment insurance, 1957
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Abilene to Alvarado, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Alvin to Amarillo, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Amarillo, 1958
[10 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Angleton to Atlanta, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Atlanta to Austin, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Austin, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Baird to Bay City, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Beaumont, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Beckville to Bellville, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Bellville to Big Spring, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Big Spring, 1958
[2 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Bishop to Brownfield, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Brownwood, 1958
[folders 1-2 of 4]
Box
1983.141-118 Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Brownwood, 1958
[folders 3-4 of 4]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Brownsville to Buffalo, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Cambellton to Clarksville, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Cleburne, 1958
[4 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Cleveland to Comanche, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Corpus Christi, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Corpus Christi to Cypress, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Dallas, 1958
[19 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Dallas to Duncanville, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Eagle Lake to Elkhart, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, El Paso, 1958
[5 folders]
Box
1983.141-119 Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, El Paso to Evadale, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Fabens to Fort Stockton, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Fort Worth, 1958
[17 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Forth Worth to Friona, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Galveston, 1958
[16 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Ganado to Godley, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Golden to Greggton, 1958
Box
1983.141-120 Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Hallsville to Hereford, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Highbank to Hooks, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Houston, 1957-1958
[27 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Houston to Humble, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Irving to Joshua, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Karnack to Kingsville, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Kingsville to Kirbyville, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, La Marque, 1958
[2 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Lamesa to League City, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Levelland to Lawn, 1958
Box
1983.141-121 Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Longview, 1958
[2 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Longview to Louise, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Lubbock, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Lubbock to Lufkin, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Magnolia to Marshall, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Marshall, 1958
[16 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Mart to Mineola, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Mineola, 1958
[2 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Mineola to Mullins, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Navasota to Novice, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Oakdale to Overton, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Palacios to Pasadena, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Pasadena to Quitman, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Ralls to Rowena, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, San Angelo, 1958
[6 folders]
Box
1983.141-122 Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, San Antonio, 1958
[4 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, San Augustine to Sierra Blanca, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Silsbee, 1958
[2 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Sinton to Sweeny, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Sweetwater, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Tahoka to Temple, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Temple, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Temple to Terrell, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Texarkana to Thrall, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Timpson to Tyler, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Tyler, 1958
[2 folders]
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Valera to View, 1958
Railroads - correspondence received from constituents, Waco to Zephyr, 1958
Recession, 1958
Reciprocal trade, 1953-1958
[9 folders]
Reclamation, 1954
Rent control, 1953
Research facilities, 1956
[3 folders]
Box
1983.141-123 Reserve officers, 1957
Retired federal employees, 1956-1958
[6 folders]
Retirement, 1956
Retirement for self-employed - Jenkins Keough Bill, 1957-1958
[4 folders]
Rice, 1955-1958
Right-to-work, 1955
Rural electrification, 1953-1956
[4 folders]
Sabine-Neches waterway, 1955, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
Sabine-Neches waterway House document - letter from the Secretary of War, 1946
Sabine-Neches waterway publication, Muck, 1955
Sabine-Neches waterway publication, Save Sabine Lake, about 1955
Saint Lawrence seaway, 1954
School construction, 1955-1956
[5 folders]
Scrap iron, 1953
Securities and Exchange Act, 1955
Separation of Church and State, Siler Bill, 1958
Box
1983.141-124 Small Business Administration, 1953-1958
Socialism, 1955-1958
Social Security, 1953-1958
[15 folders]
Social Security - firemen and policemen, 1957
Social Security - physicians, 1954, 1957, 1958
[5 folders]
Soil conservation, 1953-1958
[4 folders]
Sons of the American Revolution, 1957
Soviet Union, 1954
Box
1983.141-125 Soviet Union's subjugation of free peoples, 1953
Spanish American War widows, 1957
[2 folders]
State guards, 1954
State's rights, 1954-1958
[3 folders]
Supreme Court, 1953-1958
[13 folders]
Supreme Court clippings, 1956-1958
Supreme Court Congressional Record, 1957
Surplus property, 1955
Synthetic rubber, 1954-1955
Tariff, 1954-1957
Taxes, 1953-1958
[8 folders]
Taxes - abolishment of personal income, estate, and gift, 1958
TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), 1955-1958
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-126 Texas water resources, 1954-1958
[7 folders]
Texas waterways, 1953-1958
[2 folders]
Textile Labeling Act, 1956
[2 folders]
Tidelands, 1952-1953
Trade agreements, 1958
Trade cooperation, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Trading stamps, 1957
Transportation, 1955, 1956, 1958
[5 folders]
Treason, 1952
Treaties - Bricker Amendment, 1953-1955
[11 folders]
Box
1983.141-127 Treaties - Bricker Amendment, 1955-1957
[3 folders]
Trip Leasing Bill, 1953
[3 folders]
Unemployment compensation, 1953, 1958
United Nations, 1953, 1957
Universal military training, 1955
Universities, 1957
Veterans, 1952-1958
[19 folders]
Box
1983.141-128 Veterans, 1958
[2 folders]
Veterans' hospitals, 1957
Vocational agriculture, 1953-1954
[2 folders]
Wage and hour, 1953-1957
[13 folders]
War Claims Act amendment, 1955
War risk insurance, 1953
Water conservation, 1957
Water pollution, 1957
Welfare, 1957
Wilderness, 1957-1958
Wildlife, 1954-1956
Wiretapping, 1954
Wool, 1957-1958
Working mothers, 1952-1953
Workmen's compensation, 1957
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials: Civil Rights, Cotton, Fair Trade, Federal Aid to education, Foreign Aid, 1955-1958
Oversized materials: Immigration Restriction, McGee Bend Dam, Natural Gas, Social Security, Texas Waterways, U.S. Federal Government's Personalty and Realty, 1939, 1954-1956, 1958
Oversized materials: Communism, 1953-1954
Oversized materials: Integration, 1957-1958
Dies' remarks in the Congressional Record, 1950-1958,
0.2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of printed excerpts from the Congressional Record containing Dies' speeches and comments, dating 1950-1958.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Dies' remarks in the Congressional Record, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-128 Dies' remarks in the Congressional Record, 1950, 1953-1957
[9 folders]
Box
1983.141-129 Dies' remarks in the Congressional Record, 1957-1958
[3 folders]
Correspondence with members of Congress, 1952-1958,
0.1 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence between Dies and other members of Congress on various issues, dating 1952-1958.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically. Correspondence pertaining to some specific subjects are arranged together.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence with members of Congress, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-129 Correspondence with other members of Congress, 1952-1958
[4 folders]
Correspondence with other members of Congress, regarding farm bulletins, 1956
[2 folders]
Patronage, 1955-1958
[2 folders]
Voting record files, 1947-1958,
0.1 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of volumes of a voting record book compiled by the Democratic National Committee containing roll call votes for the House of Representatives, typed manuscripts with the roll call votes, and volumes of the Individual Record by Roll Calls in the U.S. House. Materials date 1947-1958.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically, except the material pertaining to major legislative actions of the 85th Congress is arranged separately.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Voting record files, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-129 Major legislative actions, 85th Congress, 1958
Voting record, 80th-83rd Congress, 1947-1953
Voting record, 83rd Congress, 1st Session, 1953
[2 folders]
Voting record, 83rd Congress, 1953-1954
Voting record, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1954
Voting record, 83rd Congress, United Automobile Workers - Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO), 1954
Voting record, 84th Congress, 1st Session, 1955
Voting record, 84th Congress, 2nd Session, 1956
Voting record, 85th Congress, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
House committee files, 1938-1958,
0.5 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of materials pertaining to congressional committees on which Dies served during his tenure as Congressman-at-Large, dating 1938-1958. Also included are some materials pertaining to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) during the period Dies served as chairman and some HUAC publications.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or committee name. Publications are arranged separately. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), House committee files, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-129 Committee assignments, 1952-1955
[5 folders]
Foreign relations, 1956
Materials pertaining to HUAC under Dies' chairmanship, 1938-1954
Interstate and foreign commerce, 1955-1956
[4 folders]
Box
1983.141-130 Interstate and foreign commerce, 1956
Interstate and foreign commerce - proceedings against Bernard Goldfine, 1958
Investigation, 1955-1956
Judiciary committee, 1953, 1957
[3 folders]
Merchant marine and fisheries, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1958
[15 folders]
Post Office and civil service, 1955
Rules, 1954-1955
[2 folders]
Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications, HUAC, 1951
Menace of Communism, statement of J. Edgar Hoover, HUAC, 1947
One Hundred Things You Should Know about Communism and Labor, HUAC, about 1952
Report of the National Lawyers Guild: Legal Bulwark of the Communist Party, HUAC, 1950
The Shameful Years: Thirty Years of Soviet Espionage, HUAC, 1951
Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments, judiciary committee, 1953
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to legislative committees, 1953
Official correspondence, 1953-1958,
2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence dating 1953-1958 that pertains to Dies' attempts to assist constituents with issues with various federal government agencies or other entities and correspondence pertaining to military academy applicants. The latter files include letters of reference, grades, letters of application, test scores, and thank you letters. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Arrangement
The constituent files are arranged alphabetically by government agency or entity; the files involving other entities are arranged separately. The military academy applicant files are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the applicant or cadet.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Official correspondence, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); confidentiality of military personnel information (Texas Government Code, 437.232); medical records (552.101 of the Government Code in conjunction with the Medical Practice Act (MPA), subtitle B of title 3 of the Occupations Code); and student records (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.026 and 552.114, in conformity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Box
1983.141-130 Department of Agriculture, 1953-1956
[4 folders]
Box
1983.141-131 Department of Agriculture, 1956-1958
[4 folders]
Department of Agriculture - Forestry Service, 1955
[2 folders]
Department of the Air Force, 1952-1958
[10 folders]
Department of the Army, 1953-1958
[10 folders]
Census Bureau, 1955-1958
[2 folders]
Department of Commerce, 1956-1957
[3 folders]
Department of Commerce (John Henry Smith), 1955-1957
Corps of Engineers, 1958
Department of Defense, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Federal Communications Commission, 1953
[2 folders]
Federal Communications Commission (Corpus Christi TV Station), 1955
[3 folders]
Box
1983.141-132 Federal Communications Commission, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Federal Power Commission, 1955
Federal Trade Commission, 1954-1956
Foreign claims settlement, 1955
General Services Administration, 1956
Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1953-1956, 1958
[4 folders]
Internal Revenue Service, 1953
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Department of Labor, 1955
Marine Corps, 1957
Bureau of Narcotics, 1953
Department of the Navy, 1956-1958
[3 folders]
Post Office Department, 1955-1957
[2 folders]
Rural Electric Administration, 1953, 1957
[2 folders]
Selective Service System, 1953-1957
[3 folders]
Small Business Administration, 1953-1955
Small Business Administration (Marshall Cole), 1955
Small Business Administration, 1957
Small Business Administration (East Texas Chemical Company), 1957
Social Security Administration, 1953-1957
[8 folders]
Social Security Administration (W. K. O'Brien), 1957-1958
Social Security Administration, 1958
[2 folders]
State Department, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-133 State Department, 1956-1957
Treasury Department, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Veterans Administration, 1953-1958
[18 folders]
Veterans Administration (Lawrence A. Drake), 1957
Veterans Administration (James M. Fulwiler), 1956-1957
[3 folders]
Veterans Administration (Claudie Lee Holt), 1957
Veterans Administration (Murray E. Seale), 1956-1958
Veterans Administration (Elwin R. Tomlinson), 1957-1958
Veterans Administration (J. D. Windham), 1957
Republic of Guatemala, 1956
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, 1957
Texas Education Agency, 1956
Military Academy files
Box
1983.141-133 Administrative papers, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
Acrey, Chauncey C., 1957-1958
Allen, Byron E., 1958
Anderson, Charles E., 1957-1958
Bailey, William T., Jr., 1957
Blake, Philip L., about 1958
Bodden, Nix O., 1958
Bowen, James Alan, 1954-1955
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-134 Bowen, William Fox, 1953-1954
Boyd, Bobby Dean, 1955-1957
Bradford, William E., 1958
Brainard, Daniel R., 1957-1958
Branson, Harry W., Jr., 1955-1956
Brown, Shelby, 1958
Browning, Philip Y., 1957
Burchett, Chester W., 1953
Bryson, Lawrence W., 1953
Burch, Joseph S., 1954-1955
Burchette, Chester W., 1953-1956
Burke, Dock D., Jr., 1957
Bynum, Douglas, 1956
Clark, Alexander J., 1957-1958
Coker, Robert W., 1957
Coppedge, Raleigh E., 1958
Coronado, Roy, 1957-1958
Coulbourn, Dixon Wall, 1954-1955
Coulbourn, Samuel W., 1953
Coughlin, James P., 1958
Crowder, Robert W., 1958
Cunningham, Kenneth, 1957
Diesem, James W., 1958
Dietze, William E., 1958
Dingwall, Bennett Thomas III, 1958
Emery, Robert L., 1957
English, Kenneth Eugene, 1957
Evans, Kenneth Wayne, 1958
Fishback, David M., 1958
Fredet-Spencer, Jerome, 1958
Freeman, Paul S., 1952-1957
Funderburg, Jerry, 1958
Gaines, Robert S., 1957
Griffin, Charles D., Jr., 1957-1958
Guy, Jan Ronald, 1957
Hanshaw, William Green, 1956-1957
Harper, Glynn, 1953-1955
Hawes, Joseph Milton, 1955
[2 folders]
Heard, Marshall L., 1955-1958
Herman, Dean Ambrose, Jr., 1955-1956
Holmsbach, Robert L., 1954
Horton, Frank B. III, 1956-1958
Johnston, Abraham Russell, Jr., 1956-1957
Johnston, Dick, 1957
Jones, Charles R., 1957-1958
Kallus, Ernest R., Jr., 1957-1958
Kramp, Harry R., 1953-1958
[2 folders]
Kubiak, Daniel, 1958
Kupersmith, William R., Sr., son of, 1958
Lauderdale, Robert P., 1957
Lundgren, Jerry P., 1958
Lyon, Robert L., 1956
MacTavish, William A., Jr., son of, 1958
Mann, James Scott, III, 1958
Marou, Verne, 1958
Marshall, Norman, 1957
McCreary, Robert, 1957
McDermott, Joe G., 1957
McMaster, Clifford F., 1953-1954
Minsky, Robert Noble, 1956
Miller, James R., 1958
Mitchell, Gary R., about 1956
Morris, Bill, 1956
Mullen, Lawrence Ray, about 1958
Murphee, John Douglas, 1958
Nelson, David F., Jr., 1958
Oden, Delk Avery, 1959
Oswald, Louis A., Jr., about 1958
Pearce, Robert G., 1956-1958
Pennington, Stanford E., 1958-1959
Box
1983.141-135 Peters, Glenn Miller, 1957-1958, 1957-1958
Prigmore, Richard, 1953
Reed, Flint, 1953
Richardson, W. E., 1955-1958
Rider, Travis, Jr., 1953-1954
Ritchie, William L., about 1956
Robberson, Phillip G., 1955-1957
Salinas, Jesus E., 1955-1956
Sanders, Raymond A., 1958
Sawtelle, Donald William, Jr., 1955
Schuetze, Irving Philip, 1958
Seay, Jerry J., 1958
[2 folders]
Sewell, Creed A., 1958
Shimek, E. Joe II, 1953-1957
[2 folders]
Smith, Douglas, 1958
Spencer, James Gordon, 1957
Stuart, Thomas E., Jr., 1957
Tarbet, Robert M., 1957-1958
Thompson, Alton K., 1956-1958
Tottenham, John W. III, 1953-1954
Trial, Daniel S., 1958
Tucker, Everette L., Jr., 1954-1955
Wagers, Herbert L., 1957-1958
Walden, Perry H., 1956
Walters, Irwin M., Jr., 1956-1957
Williams, Charles L., III, 1953
Williams, Charles L., 1953-1957
Wood, Douglas G., 1957
Worthy, Robert C., 1957-1958
Wright, Alfred Aaron, 1957-1958
Zoda, Robert Harold, Jr., 1957-1958
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to official correspondence, 1955
Subject files, 1951-1958,
2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists primarily of correspondence on various political topics such as segregation, communism, and the Democratic party, dating 1951-1958. This differs from Legislative topical files in that issues are discussed but specific legislation is not.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic. Materials pertaining to Communism are arranged alphabetically by surname of the correspondent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-135 Agriculture, 1953-1958
[3 folders]
American Heritage Protective Society, 1952
Chambers of Commerce, 1954-1955
Communism - correspondence from Bernard to Creel, 1951-1957
Communism - correspondence from Denton to Endress, 1956-1958
Communism - correspondence from Gafford to Grimes, 1954-1957
Communism - correspondence from Habel to Hancock, 1953-1956
Communism - correspondence from Harper to Hutchins, 1953-1954
Communism - correspondence from James to Jeffers, 1953-1954
Communism - correspondence from Isdale to Maher, 1954-1958
Communism - correspondence from Mandel to Miller, 1953-1957
Communism - correspondence Miller, 1953-1955
Box
1983.141-136 Communism - correspondence from Mills to Rosenstahl, 1953-1954
Communism - correspondence from Schrade to Street, 1952-1956
Communism - correspondence from George E. Stringfellow, 1953-1957
Communism - correspondence from Taylor to Tompkins, 1953-1954
Communism - correspondence from V. R. Tompkins, 1954
[3 folders]
Communism - correspondence from Trammell to Weitinger, 1953-1954
Communism - correspondence from Weitinger to Willis, 1953-1955
Communism - correspondence from Winship to Young, 1953
Congressional redistricting, 1957
CIVICS (Conservative Independent Voters Information Centers), 1957-1958
Crockett, David, 1955
Cullen, H. R., 1954
Dallas, 1957
Democratic Party correspondence with the Democratic National Committee, 1957
[2 folders]
Democratic Party correspondence with John F. Kennedy, 1958
Democratic Party correspondence with Adlai E. Stevenson, 1956
Democratic Party correspondence with Texas Democratic Party officials, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Democratic Party county chairmen in Texas, about 1957
Democratic Party Democratic Digest, 1958
Democratic Party Democratic Fact Sheet, 1958
Democratic Party press releases, 1957
Disaster relief, 1957
Dowdy, John, 1957-1958
Drought in Texas, 1953-1957
[10 folders]
Eastman Kodak case, 1956
East Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1954-1956, 1958
[2 folders]
Eisenhower, President Dwight D., about 1952-1960
Fair Foundation, 1950-1956
[3 folders]
Box
1983.141-137 Fair Foundation protest to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 1954
Fair Foundation reports, 1951-1955
[3 folders]
Federal Communications Commission, 1954-1955
[2 folders]
Fluoridation of water, 1954-1955
[3 folders]
For America, "A Committee for Political Action," 1957
Forestry, 1953, 1954, 1958
House Un-American Activities Committee, 1956
Housing, 1953, 1956-1958
[4 folders]
Inaugural, Presidential, 1953, 1957
[2 folders]
Integration, 1957
Interior, Department of the, 1955
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956
Jews, 1958
MacArthur, General Douglas, 1955
McCarthy, Joseph R., 1954-1957
Mexican labor, 1957
Minute women, 1954
National Guard in Texas, 1954-1956
[2 folders]
Parole, 1953-1957
Port Arthur, 1956
Post Offices - Alba to Alington, 1953-1957
Post Offices - Bellaire to Buna, 1957
Post Offices - Buna to Burke, 1954
Post Offices - Burke, 1955
Post Offices - Cedar Valley to Chester, 1953-1957
Post Offices - Cleveland, 1954-1957
Post Offices - Dayton to Dimmitt, 1953-1957
Post Offices - Edna, 1955-1957
Post Offices - Greenville to Huntington, 1953-1956
Post Offices - Jasper, 1958
Box
1983.141-138 Post Offices - Lufkin to Montgomery, 1952-1957
Post Offices - Navasota to New Salem, 1953
Post Offices - Orange, 1954-1958
Post Offices - Pasadena to Port Lavaca, 1953-1956
Post Offices - Roans Prairie, 1954-1956
Post Offices - Rosenberg, 1955-1957
Post Offices - Teague to Tyler, 1953-1957
Post Offices - Vidor to Winnie, 1953-1955
Pro America, 1956
Questionnaires, political, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Republican Party, 1956
Segregation, 1953, 1956-1958
[12 folders]
Segregation editorials from The Indianapolis Star, about 1956
Segregation newspaper clippings, about 1957
Segregation press release, 1956
Smith, Gerald L. K., 1957
States' rights, 1957
Texas Life Insurance Company, 1958
Texas newspapers, 1954-1958
[3 folders]
Texas state legislature, 1953
[3 folders]
Texas state matters, 1952, 1955-1958
[3 folders]
Texoma lake development, 1957
Tito, Marshall - protest of visit, 1957
Box
1983.141-139 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Constitution, 1949
United Nations, 1955-1957
[3 folders]
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1956-1958
[8 folders]
Universities, 1957
General correspondence, 1952-1958,
0.5 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence with many different people on a variety of topics, including politics, personal histories, and praise for Dies' speeches, dating 1952-1958.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General correspondence, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-139 Abel to Ashburn, 1953-1956
Bailey to Barbee, 1953-1955
Bartram to Bloom, 1953-1954
Bordeaux to Brooks, 1953-1956
Broussard to Burns, 1953-1958
Cahill to Carlisle, 1953-1957
Carlton to Cobb, 1952-1957
Cochran to Connaughton, 1954
Council to Culberson, 1953-1955
Dancy to Deason, 1953-1956
Deere to Dudley, 1953-1957
Dumble to Durham, 1953-1955
Easley to Ernst, 1953-1957
Fare to Fullerton, 1952-1957
Gage to Goolsby, 1952-1955
Gordon to Gurney, 1953-1957
Hagenauer to Harrison, 1953-1956
Hart to Head, 1952-1955
Hefley to Hollis, 1953-1958
Box
1983.141-140 Holmgreen to Hunt, 1953-1957
Hunt to Jones, 1952-1956
Keith to Kohlberg, 1953-1957
Lightfoot to McKay, 1953-1957
McKinney to Murphey, 1952-1956
Musmanno, Michael A. (Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania), 1954-1955
Musmanno, Michael A., 1955
Navy to Ozona, 1954-1957
Pastermuehl to Perkins, 1952-1956
Person to Portland Cement, 1953-1958
Preddy to Pullen, 1954-1956
Ramirez to Robertson, 1953-1956
Rochefort to Ryman, 1952-1957
Scarbrough to Shugart, 1952-1954
Simpson to Smith, 1952-1958
Smith to Stevens, 1953-1958
Stewart, Wilda H., 1952-1956
Stone to Temple, 1952-1956
Terrell to Todd, 1952-1957
Tomlinson to Vogeler, 1953-1957
Wahlenmaier to Wellborn, 1952-1954
Wells to Westbrook, 1953-1956
Westbrook to White, 1953-1958
Wilkerson to Young, 1952-1955
Periodicals and publications, 1950-1958,
0.2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of pamphlets, booklets, and periodical articles dating 1950-1958, pertaining primarily to Communism and related subjects.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Periodicals and publications, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-140 Pamphlet, Americanism vs. All other Isms, Louisa Eldredge, August 1953
Pamphlet, The Congressional Inquisition, Corliss Lamont, 1954
Newsletters, The Dan Smoot Report, 1956-1958
Article, "Do You Approve of Statehood for Hawaii?" by Martin Dies, from Facts Forum News, 1954
Booklet, Historical Background of the American Constitution, by Lewis Valentine Ulrey, about 1953
Typed excerpts from International Relations, Norman D. Palmer and Howard C. Perkins, about 1955
[carbon copies]
Booklet, Know Your Enemy, Robert H. Williams, 1950
Booklet, Marxism: Evangel of the Red Beast, by Lewis Valentine Ulrey, about 1953
Booklet, McCarthyism: The Fight for America, by Senator Joe McCarthy, 1952
Box
1983.141-141 Pamphlet, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.: Why Christians Should Get Out of It, Charles W. Rankin, about 1957
Booklet, New Information for Physicians on the Salk Poliomyelitis Vaccine, Hart E. Van Riper, M.D., 1956
Article, "Poliomyelitis Vaccine in the Fall of 1955," by Jonas E. Salk, preprinted from The American Journal of Public Health, 1955
Booklet, Roman Catholicism vs. Freedom: Radio Addresses by V. E. Howard, 1954
"They Tried to Get Me, Too: Exclusive Interviews with Martin Dies, Former Chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities," excerpt from U.S. News and World Report, August 20, 1954
[Special reprint.]
Booklet, To Communism via Majority Vote: An Address Delivered to the American Petroleum Institute, Ben Moreell, 1952
"The Truth about Congressmen," typed excerpt from Saturday Evening Post, about 1955
[carbon copy]
"Where Do We Stand Today with Communism?" by J. Edgar Hoover. Excerpt from American Legion Magazine, and U.S. Department of Justice publication, 1954
Correspondence pertaining to publishers and the media, 1952-1958,
0.2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence dating 1952-1958 between Dies and various book, newspaper, and magazine publishers, as well as members of the news media and correspondence with other individuals concerning Dies' 1954 U.S. News and Word Report article and his 1954 appearance on the television program "Meet the Press."
Arrangement
Materials are arranged according to the type of name of the publisher or media outlet and then chronologically. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence pertaining to publishers and the media, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-141 Correspondence with book publishers, 1952-1955
[2 folders]
Correspondence with newspaper and magazine publishers, 1953-1958
[4 folders]
Correspondence with U.S. News and World Report, 1954-1955
Correspondence with Facts Forum television producers, 1954
Correspondence with Meet the Press television producers, 1954
Transcript of Dies' Meet the Press interview, 1954
Correspondence regarding U.S. News and World Report article, 1954-1955
[8 folders]
Correspondence regarding Meet the Press interview, 1954
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to correspondence with newspapers and book publishers, 1953-1957
Routine correspondence, 1953-1958,
0.5 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence dating 1953-1958, received or sent by Dies or his office on a regular or routine basis, such as birthday and holiday greetings; thank you letters; constituent correspondence offering opinions, information, publications, or requesting assistance; and the Congressional Record mailing list.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Routine correspondence, Congressman-at-Large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-141 Birthday and Christmas greetings sent to Dies, 1957
Complaints against the government, 1957
Congressional Record mailing list, 1953-1958
[6 folders]
Correspondence expressing sympathy for injuries sustained by Martin Dies Jr. in an automobile accident, 1958
Correspondence with constituents offering opinions, information, or publications, 1957
[6 folders]
Box
1983.141-142 Correspondence with constituents offering opinions, information, or publications, 1958
[7 folders]
Correspondence with constituents offering praise and congratulations, 1956-1958
[4 folders]
Correspondence with constituents requesting Farm Bulletins, 1956-1958
[Note: File sampled to reduce the bulk of the collection.]
Correspondence with constituents requesting minor favors, 1956-1958
[4 folders]
Correspondence with constituents requesting assistance in gaining employment, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
Criticism of Dies, 1956-1958
Thank you letters received by Dies, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Thank you letters sent by Martin Dies, 1957-1958
Administrative files, 1952-1958,
0.2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence, forms, and other material that document the operation of Dies' Congressional office, dating 1952-1958.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic. Some files have been sampled to reduce the bulk of the collection.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative files, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-142 Clerk hire forms, about 1956
Correspondence pertaining to employees of Dies' Congressional Office, 1953-1958
Correspondence pertaining to the purchase of office equipment, 1952-1957
Correspondence pertaining to the House of Representatives Folding Room, 1958
Government officials correspondence, 1958
Government printing office orders, about 1954-1957
Staff correspondence, 1952-1958
[5 folders]
Stationery Room requests, 1954-1958
Invitations, 1952-1958,
1.25 cubic ft.
This subseries consists primarily of correspondence dating 1952-1958, inviting Martin Dies to attend and/or speak at various public events and conferences, as well as related material such as programs of events.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Invitations, Congressman-at-Large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-143 Invitations, 1952-1956
[36 folders]
Box
1983.141-144 Invitations, 1956-1957
[31 folders]
Box
1983.141-145 Invitations, 1957-1958
[18 folders]
Campaign and election files, 1952-1958,
4.5 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of material pertaining to Dies' congressional election campaigns dating 1952-1958, and his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1957. Included is correspondence with supporters and contributors, campaign literature, newspaper clippings, and information on Dies' opponents.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically by election year and arranged by topic within election years. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Campaign and election files, Congressman-at-large files, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Campaign and election, 1952
Box
1983.141-145 Contributors - Abilene to Beaumont, 1952
Contributors - Buna to Galveston, 1952
Contributors - Greenville to Houston, 1952
Contributors - Houston to Jasper, 1952
Contributors - Jasper to Lufkin, 1952
Contributors - Marshall to San Antonio, 1952
Contributors - San Antonio to Woodville, 1952
Contributors - Out-of-state, 1952
Supporters - Abilene to Amarillo, 1952
Supporters - Amarillo to Austin, 1951-1952
Supporters - Austin to Beaumont, 1951-1952
Supporters - Beaumont to Bryan, 1952
Supporters - Canadian to Crystal City, 1952
Supporters - Dallas, 1951-1952
[2 folders]
Supporters - Dallas to Donna, 1952
Box
1983.141-146 Supporters - Edinburg to El Paso, 1952
Supporters - Fort Worth, 1952
Supporters - Fort Worth to Gilmer, 1952
Supporters - Gladewater to Hearne, 1952
Supporters - Hearne to Houston, 1952
Supporters - Houston to Huntsville, 1952
Supporters - Jacksboro to Lufkin, 1952
Supporters - Madisonville to Palestine, 1952
Supporters - Palestine to Rio Grande City, 1952
Supporters - Rule to San Antonio, 1952
Supporters - San Augustine to Tyler, 1952
Supporters - Vineyard to Wortham, 1952
Supporters - Out-of-state, 1952
Supporters - Form letters, 1952
Correspondence with the media, 1952
[4 folders]
Correspondence with the media regarding advertising, 1952
[2 folders]
Federal Corrupt Practices and Political Activities, 1950
Texas Election Code, 1952
Correspondence of congratulations, 1952
[folders 1-10 of 21]
Box
1983.141-147 Correspondence of congratulations, 1952
[folders 11-21 of 21]
Thank you letters from Dies, 1952
Campaign and election, 1954
Box
1983.141-147 Contributors - Dallas to Fort Worth, 1954
Supporters - Austin to Houston, 1954
Supporters - Houston to Tyler, 1954
Campaign workers - Appleby to Houston, 1954
Campaign workers - Jacksonville to out-of-state, 1954
Correspondence regarding the media and advertising, 1954
Official records of the campaign, 1954
Votes cast for Dies in the Democratic Primary, 1954
Campaign and election, 1956
Box
1983.141-147 Supporters - Abilene to Hempstead, 1956
Supporters - Houston to out-of-state, 1956
Supporters - Form letters, 1956
Correspondence regarding advertising, 1956
[3 folders]
Opponent Bill Elkins, 1956
Correspondence - Dies' position on issues, 1956
Factual Campaign Information, 1956
Texas Election Laws, 1954-1955
Expense statements, 1956
[2 folders]
Official records of the campaign, 1956
Newspaper clippings on the election, 1956
Correspondence of congratulations, 1956
[folders 1-3 of 7]
Box
1983.141-148 Correspondence of congratulations, 1956
[folders 4-7 of 7]
Thank you letters from Dies, 1956-1957
[4 folders]
Senate campaign and election, 1957
Box
1983.141-148 Contributors - Alvin to Fort Worth, 1957
Contributors - Forth Worth to Houston, 1957
Contributors - Houston to Texarkana, 1957
Contributors - Out-of-state, 1956-1957
Contributors, lists of, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
[Note: For card files on contributors, see boxes 149 and 150.]
Correspondence from supporters regarding a potential campaign for the Senate, 1952, 1953, 1955
[2 folders]
Supporters - Abilene to Alamo, 1956
Supporters - Alice to Amarillo, 1956-1957
Supporters - Amarillo to Athens, 1956-1957
Supporters - Athens to Austin, 1956-1957
Supporters - Austin, 1956-1958
[3 folders]
Supporters - Baytown to Beaumont, 1956-1957
Supporters - Beaumont, 1956-1957
[6 folders]
Supporters - Beeville to Bellville, 1956-1957
Supporters - Bellville to Big Spring, 1956-1957
Box
1983.141-149 Card files of contributors to the Dies campaign, A-S, 1957
[Organized alphabetically by surname of the contributor.]
[Note: For lists of contributors, see box 148.]
Box
1983.141-150 Card files of contributors to the Dies campaign, S-Z, 1957
[Organized alphabetically by surname of the contributor.]
[Note: For lists of contributors, see box 148.]
Box
1983.141-151 Supporters - Bonham to Brownsville, 1957
Supporters - Brownsville to Buna, 1956-1958
Supporters - Canyon to Colorado City, 1956-1957
Supporters - Columbus to Corpus Christi, 1956-1957
Supporters - Corpus Christi, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Supporters - Corpus Christi to Corsicana, 1957
Supporters - Cresson to Cushing, 1956-1957
Supporters - Daingerfield to Dalhart, 1957
Supporters - Dallas, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Supporters - Dayton to Denison, 1956-1957
Supporters - Denison to Denton, 1956
Supporters - Denton to Dripping Springs, 1956-1957
Supporters - Eagle Lake to El Campo, 1956-1957
Supporters - El Campo to El Paso, 1956-1957
Supporters - El Paso to Emory, 1956-1957
Supporters - Fabens to Fort Stockton, 1956-1957
Supporters - Fort Worth, 1956-1958
[6 folders]
Supporters - Fort Worth to Frisco, 1956-1958
Supporters - Gainesville to Goliad, 1956-1957
Supporters - Goliad to Greenville, 1956-1957
Supporters - Greenville to Haskell, 1957
Supporters - Hallsville to Henderson, 1956-1957
Box
1983.141-152 Supporters - Henderson to Hillsboro, 1957
Supporters - Houston, 1956-1958
[12 folders]
Supporters - Hufsmith to Huntsville, 1956-1957
Supporters - Jacksboro to Jasper, 1956-1958
Supporters - Jasper, 1956-1957
Supporters - Jefferson, 1956-1957
Supporters - Jewett to Kilgore, 1956-1958
Supporters - Kilgore to Kosse, 1956-1957
Supporters - La Feria to Laredo, 1956-1957
Supporters - Laredo to Longview, 1956-1957
Supporters - Longview, 1956-1957
Supporters - Longview to Los Fresnos, 1956-1957
Supporters - Lubbock, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Supporters - Lubbock to Lufkin, 1956-1958
Supporters - Lufkin to Marlin, 1956-1958
Supporters - Marshall, 1956-1958
Supporters - Maryneal to McKinney, 1956-1957
Supporters - Memphis to Merkel, 1956-1957
Supporters - Merkel to Mount Pleasant, 1956-1957
Supporters - Midland to Nacogdoches, 1956-1957
Box
1983.141-153 Supporters - Nacogdoches to Nursery, 1956-1957
Supporters - O'Brien to Orange, 1956-1957
Supporters - Orange to Overton, 1956-1957
Supporters - Palacios to Pampa, 1956-1958
Supporters - Pampa to Pittsburg, 1956-1957
Supporters - Pittsburg to Port Arthur, 1956-1957
Supporters - Port Arthur to Raymondville, 1956-1958
Supporters - Raymondville to Rockport, 1957
Supporters - Rosenberg to Rusk, 1956-1957
Supporters - San Antonio, 1956-1958
[9 folders]
Supporters - San Marcos to Sinton, 1956-1957
Supporters - Sinton to Stephenville, 1956-1958
Supporters - Tatum to Texarkana, 1956-1957
Supporters - Texarkana to Tyler, 1956-1958
Supporters - Tyler, 1956-1958
[2 folders]
Supporters - Vernon to Vineyard, 1956-1957
Supporters - Waco, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Supporters - Warren to Wellington, 1956-1957
Supporters - Weslaco to Wichita Falls, 1956-1957
Supporters - Wiergate to Zapata, 1956-1958
Supporters - Out-of-state, Atlanta to New York, 1956-1957
Supporters - Out-of-state, New York to Washington, D.C., 1957-1958
Box
1983.141-154 Supporters - Lists of, 1957
[5 folders]
Workers - Amarillo to Buna, 1957
Workers - Dallas, 1956-1958
[12 folders]
Workers - Dallas - Edward C. Schwille, 1944, 1956-1958
[12 folders]
Workers - Denton to Greenville, 1957
Workers - Houston, 1956-1957
[4 folders]
Workers - Houston - A.C. Maxwell, 1957
Box
1983.141-155 Workers - Houston, 1957-1958
[4 folders]
Workers - La Grange to Waco, 1957
Workers - Lists of, 1957
Workers and planning, 1957
Opponent Searcy Bracewell, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Opponent James P. Hart, 1957
[2 folders]
Opponent Thad Hutcheson, 1957
[4 folders]
Opponent Ralph W. Yarborough, 1957
[11 folders]
Correspondence regarding advertising, 1956-1957
[4 folders]
Autobiography, 1957
Brief summary of views and platform, 1957
Campaign literature, 1956-1957
Newspaper clippings, 1956-1958
Press releases, 1957
Questionnaires, 1957
Programs documenting Dies' speeches to groups, 1956-1957
Correspondence about the special campaign, 1956-1957
Senator Price Daniel's reply to Allan Shivers, 1956
Democratic delegates (conservative only) in Houston, 1956
Box
1983.141-156 Nueces County election judges, 1957
Summary of laws passed by the 55th Legislature affecting Texas election laws and the Democratic Party, 1957
Texas Political Calendar, 1958
Voting Information, prepared by the Office of Armed Forces Information and Education, 1958
Official records of contributions and expenses, 1956-1959
[3 folders]
Senate election legal documents, 1957
Senate election official returns, 1957
Correspondence expressing sympathy over the loss of the election and good wishes for Dies' political future, 1957-1958
[11 folders]
Correspondence regarding the abolishment of the Office of Congressman-at-Large, 1957-1958
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to campaigns and elections, 1957



Speeches, 1930-1957,
2 cubic ft.

This series consists of speeches on various topics given by Martin Dies throughout his political career, dating 1930-1957. Topics include, but are not limited to, communism, the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), the economy, immigration, and politics.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic of speech, then chronologically by date of speech. Oversized materials are arranged separately within this subseries. Separation sheets were placed in the folders with the specific material to which they relate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Speeches, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-156 Agriculture, 1930,1935-1938, 1954, 1956-1957
[7 folders]
Alien Seamen, 1934
Americanism, 1938-1940
[3 folders]
Beaumont, about 1935
Bureaucracy, about 1936
Bureaucrats, 1937
Campaign practices, corrupt, 1936
Chain store evil, about 1935
Civilian Conservation Corps, 1937
Communism, 1932, 1940, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1953-1955, 1957
[11 folders]
Communism and crime, about 1940
Communism and religion, about 1940
Congress, about 1938
Congressional investigations, 1938
Conservation, about 1935
Corporations, about 1937
Cotton, 1935-1936
[3 folders]
Debt, about 1931
Box
1983.141-157 Democratic Party, about 1936, 1952
[2 folders]
East Texas, about 1930
Economic, 1930s
[2 folders]
Economic, "Our Economic Crisis," 1931
Economic, 1931-1933, 1937, 1941, 1957
[10 folders]
Elks (Fraternal organization), about 1957
Federal government's power, 1953
Federal government spending, about 1932
Federal government spending (Dedication of the Jasper Federal Building), about 1935
Federal government spending, 1935, 1937
[2 folders]
Federal judges, 1937
Fifth Column, 1938, 1940
[2 folders]
Fifth Column, "The Fifth Column Threat to Out Basic Industries," June 24, 1940
Fifth Column, 1940
Fifth Column (Dies was introduced by Earl Warren), 1940
Fifth Column, about 1942
Foreign Affairs, "The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence," Madison Square Garden, 1939
Foreign Aid, 1950s
Foreign Policy, 1940, 1954
[3 folders]
Foreign Relations, "Jews in Germany," about 1938
Gold, 1934
Government, "Common Sense in Government," 1935
Home Owner's Loan Corporation, 1930s
HUAC, 1938-1939
[6 folders]
HUAC, "What Are Un-American Activities?," 1939
HUAC, 1939-1941
[14 folders]
Box
1983.141-158 HUAC, about 1941
HUAC, "The Trojan Horse in America," 1941
HUAC, 1941-1944, 1949-1950, 1952, 1954-1956
[16 folders]
Immigration, Deportation of Alien Communists, 1932
Immigration, Our Country, 1933
Immigration, 1934-1935
[6 folders]
Immigration, "Our Immigration Conspiracy," about 1935
Immigration, 1936-1938
[5 folders]
Immigration, "Aliens in the United States and Those Here Illegally," about 1938
Immigration, about 1940
[2 folders]
Isms, 1938-1940
[5 folders]
[1939 speech is a radio address.]
Labor, 1930, 1944
[2 folders]
Liberals, "What is a Liberal?," about 1936
Lobbying, about 1940
Lobbying, Investigation of, about 1933
Medical education, 1958
Money, 1930, 1935
[2 folders]
Money, "Money and Inflation," about 1933
Oil, 1930-1931
[2 folders]
Oil, "History of Oil," 1937
Patents, about 1930s
Patriotic, 1930s, 1940-1941, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1957
[6 folders]
Patriotic, "Can We Keep the Republic?," about 1958
Political, 1930-1931
[2 folders]
Box
1983.141-159 Political, 1936, 1938, 1940-1941, 1950-1952, 1957
[30 folders]
Political parties, 1957
Race hatred, about 1943
Redistricting Texas Congressional Districts, about 1957
Rivers and harbors, about 1934
Rockland Dam/Allred Appointment, about 1937
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1936-1968, 1942
[2 folders]
Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin D., 1943
Sawmills, about 1930s
Separation of power, 1943
Sharecroppers, 1943
Silver, 1930, 1933-1934, 1939
[11 folders]
Box
1983.141-160 Sit-down strikes, 1937
Socialism, 1946
Social Security, about 1935
Soviet Union, 1953-1954
[3 folders]
States' rights, 1957
Taxation, 1953
Un-American Activities, 1940, 1948
[2 folders]
U.S. government spending, 1932, 1953
[2 folders]
Veterans, about 1934
Wage and Hour Bill, 1937
Wage and hour, 1937-1938
[3 folders]
Wage and Hour Bill, 1938
War, 1936, 1939, 1943
[3 folders]
Water resources, 1957
Winchell-Dies Debate, about 1944
"Martin Dies: Patriot and Crusader against Communism," December 19, 1956
[Speech by George E. Stringfellow.]
Box
1983.141-162 Oversized materials pertaining to speeches, 1946



Personal papers, 1916-1972,
0.5 cubic ft.

This series consists of material dating 1916-1972 that document various aspects of Martin Dies' personal affairs, such as his personal finances, his concern for his children's education and well-being, his membership in fraternal organizations, and manuscripts of articles written by Dies after his retirement from Congress.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic with two exceptions: one set of correspondence pertaining to investments is arranged separately after the personal correspondence, and the unpublished manuscripts are arranged separately.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Personal papers, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1983.141-160 Fraternal organizations, 1932-1949
[3 folders]
Legal practice, 1936-1944, 1957
[2 folders]
The Cluster Echo newspaper from a high school Dies attended in Cluster Springs, Virginia, December 15, 1916
Personal correspondence, 1931-1958
[15 folders]
Box
1983.141-161 Personal correspondence, 1961-1962
Correspondence regarding investment possibilities, 1957
[12 folders]
"ADL's (Anti Defamation League) Newest Target," submitted to American Opinion, 1965
"Humbugs I have Known, " about 1965
"Is There a Communist Menace Within?", about 1965
"Our Viet Nam Dilemma," submitted to American Opinion, 1966
Untitled manuscript on the Communist Menace, about 1965
"Who is Winning?," about 1965
"Evening Meditations," about 1972
Martin Dies' son's announcement of candidacy for the office of Congressman, Second District, about 1965
Honorary certificates from the state of Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dies Sr., signed by Martin Dies Jr., Acting Governor of Texas, May 1, 1963



Photographs, 1918-1954,
0.5 cubic ft.

This series consists of 68 black-and-white photographs, dating 1918-1954. Of these photographs, 32 are of Martin Dies in various contexts, including with his family, at work in Congress, and formal studio portraits. The remainder of the photographs are of other persons, buildings, and scenes in East Texas.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by the subject of the photograph. Oversized items are arranged separately in this series.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.
Box
1983.141-161 Dies serving as House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) chair, about 1938
[5 black-and-white photographs]
Dies serving as Congressman, 1930s
[4 black-and-white photographs]
Dies with his family, about 1930
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Dies with his family, 1939
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Dies giving speeches, about 1940
[3 black-and-white photographs]
Dies posed with others, about 1940
[5 black-and-white photographs]
Dies at leisure, about 1940
[2 black-and-white photographs]
Studio portrait of Dies, about 1940
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Studio portraits of Dies, 1945
[1 black-and-white photograph and 1 mat board]
[2 folders]
Dies with his wife, Myrtle, about 1945
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Baytown Post Office, about 1935
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Beaumont Declaration of War, 1942
[2 black-and-white photographs]
Port of Beaumont, 1937
[2 black-and-white photographs]
Buildings and street markers, 1930s
[4 black-and-white photographs]
Individuals, 1930s-1940s
[12 black-and-white photographs]
[2 folders]
Liberty County Fair, 1937
[15 black-and-white photographs]
[3 folders]
Martin Dies as Congressman, 1930s-1940s, 1953
[3 black-and-white photographs]
Studio portraits of Martin Dies, about 1930s
[4 black-and-white photographs]
Martin Dies with other persons, 1930s-1950s
[7 black-and-white photographs]
Martin Dies with his Beaumont High School football team, about 1918
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Other individuals, 1939, undated
[3 black-and-white photographs]
Box
1983.141-162 Oversize studio portraits of Martin Dies, 1930s
[7 black-and-white photographs]
[2 folders]
Oversize portrait of Martin Dies presiding over HUAC, about 1930s-1940s
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Oversize framed photograph of Martin Dies, about 1954
[1 black-and-white photograph]



Scrapbooks, 1935-1964,
3.7 cubic ft.

This series consists of oversized materials such as newspaper pages, drawings, posters, and maps pulled from various series in other boxes and 13 bound scrapbooks of clippings from newspapers in Texas and other parts of the United States that document Martin Dies' political career dating, 1935-1964. Scrapbook topics include, but are not limited to, communism, labor unions, Dies' political beliefs, and speeches given by Dies.
Arrangement
The scrapbooks are arranged roughly in chronological order. Items in the scrapbooks are generally in chronological order, unless otherwise noted. Some clippings are out of sequence or have no discernible order. Date spans often overlap.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Scrapbooks, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some materials are too large or too fragile to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
Box
1983.141-163 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1935-1939
[Arranged alphabetically by the city of Texas where the newspaper was published.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1937
[Pertaining to communist involvement in maritime unions.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, November 1938-December 1939
[Clippings are arranged in chronological order.]
Box
1983.141-164 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting speeches given by Dies, 1933-1950, primarily 1939
[The clippings, from newspapers in Texas and other states, include a list of names of government employees that Dies labeled as communist.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1939-1940
[Clippings are from a wide variety of sources, including the Daily Worker, nationally syndicated columnists, newspapers from the major cities of the United States, and newspapers in Texas.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1939-1947, 1963, bulk 1939
[One clipping pertains to John F. Kennedy's assassination. The date and source of the clippings are noted.]
Box
1983.141-165 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1942-1944, 1951
[The clippings from newspapers across the nation are in no discernible order.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1950-1953
[The clippings have no real organization, but primarily document Dies' fight against communism.]
Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings, 1952-1953
[The clippings are from newspapers in Texas and other parts of the country.]
Scrapbook of undated newspaper clippings, about 1940-1964
[The clippings document Dies' political activities and beliefs.]
Box
1983.141-166 Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings, 1955
[The clippings are from newspapers in Texas and across the nation.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1956-1958
[The clippings are taken from Texas newspapers and newspapers in other states.]
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1959-1963, undated
[A label indicates that the clippings are from 1956-1966, but several do not identify the source or date. The clippings document Dies' political views and aspirations after his service in the House of Representatives and include articles published by Dies.]



Sound recordings, 1938-1939,
0.2 cubic ft.

This series consists of audiocassettes, 8-track cartridges, and a lacquer disc of speeches given by Martin Dies in 1938 and 1939 while serving as a U.S. Congressman from the Second District of Texas. The contents of the audiocassettes duplicate the contents on the 8-track cartridges.
Arrangement
Items arranged by format.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Sound recordings, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirement
The Sam Houston Center does not have the equipment necessary to play the sound recordings. To access recordings, they must be digitized at the researcher's expense.
Box
1983.141-167 Audiocassette #1 - Speeches given, May 1938
[1 audiocassette]
[Duplicated from 8-track cartridge #1.]
Audiocassette #2 - Speeches given, June and August 1938
[1 audiocassette]
[Duplicated from 8-track cartridge #1.]
Audiocassette #3 - Speeches given, October 1938
[1 audiocassette]
[Duplicated from 8-track cartridge #2.]
8-track cartridge #1 - Speeches given, May, June, and August 1938
[1 8-track cartridge]
[Content duplicated on audiocassettes #1 and #2.]
8-track cartridge #2 - Speeches given, October 1938
[1 8-track cartridge]
[Content duplicated on audiocassette #3.]
Audio
1983.141.0022 Lacquer disc of speech given at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, May 1, 1939
[1 lacquer disc]



Publications, 1938-1959, 1963-1964, 1967,
6.25 cubic ft.

This series consists of two published books written by Martin Dies, his autobiography and a book on Communism in the United States, two periodicals containing articles written by Dies, and 58 volumes of published hearings and reports of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Publications are dated 1938-1959, 1963-1964, 1967.
Organization
This series is organized into two subseries:
  • Books and articles by Martin Dies, 1940, 1963-1964, 1967, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • HUAC hearings and reports, 1938-1959, 6.0 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Publications, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984.141, 2001.140
The Martin Dies papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on December 12, 1983, by Martin Dies' widow, Myrtle Dies. Martin Dies, Jr. donated an addition to the papers on July 31, 1984. Jack Dies donated an addition to the papers on September 27, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Books and articles by Martin Dies, 1940, 1963-1964, 1967
0.25 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of two published books written by Martin Dies, his autobiography from 1940 and a book on Communism in the United States from 1963, and two periodicals containing articles written by Dies in 1964 and 1967.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by title.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Books and articles by Martin Dies, Publications, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1983.141-168 Dies, Martin. Martin Dies' Story. New York: The Bookmailer, Inc., 1963
Dies, Martin. The Trojan Horse in America: A Report to the Nation. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940
[First edition.]
American Opinion, Volume VII, no. 2, February 1964
[Includes article, "The War on Anti-Communists," by Martin Dies.]
American Opinion, Volume X, no. 1, January 1967
[Includes article, "The Court: How It Supports the Communists," by Martin Dies.]
HUAC hearings and reports, 1938-1959,
6 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of 58 volumes relating to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) dating 1938-1959. These volumes contain published hearings, reports, appendices, and indexes that include such topics as investigations into companies and institutions, communist propaganda, contempt citations and proceedings against individuals, communist activities in specific American cities, international communist activities, and unauthorized use of U.S. passports.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), HUAC hearings and reports, Publications, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1983.141-168 Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 1, 1938
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 2, 1938
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 3, 1938
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 4, 1938-1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 5, 1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 6, 1939
Box
1983.141-169 Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 7, 1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 8, 1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 9, 1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 10, 1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 11, 1939
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 12, 1940
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 13, 1940
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 14, 1940-1941
Box
1983.141-170 Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 1, 1939
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 2, 1940
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 3, 1940
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. III [3], 1940
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 4, 1939-1940
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 5, 1940-1941
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 6, 1941-1942
Hearings (Executive), House of Representatives, Vol. 7, 1943
Box
1983.141-171 Appendix, Part 1, 1940
Appendix, Part 2, 1940
Appendix, Part III, 1940
Appendix, Part IV, 1942
Appendix, Part V & VI, 1941-1942
Appendix, Part VI, 1942
Index to Hearings, Voss. 1-14; Reports; Appendixes I-V, 1939-1942
Box
1983.141-172 Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 15, 1943
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 16-17; Reports of the Committee, 1939-1944
Communist Front Organizations, Appendix Part IX, Sections 1-6, with Cumulative Index, 1944
Investigation of Statements made by Dr. William A. Wirt, Interlocking Subversion in Government, House and Senate Hearings, 1934, 1953
Fourth Report: Un-American Activities in California, 1948
Box
1983.141-173 Hearings and Reports, 81st Congress, 1st Session, Pages 1-899, 1949
Hearings, 81st Congress, 2nd Session, Vol. 1, 1950
Hearings, Pages 2365-3626, and Reports, 81st Congress, 2nd Session, Vol. 2, 1950
Box
1983.141-174 Hearings and Reports, 82nd Congress, 1st Session, Vol. 1, Pages 1-1413, 1951
Hearings and Reports, 82nd Congress, 1st Session, Vol. 2, Pages 1415-2126, 1951
House of Representatives Hearings, Pages 2127-3452, 82nd Congress, 2nd Session, Vol. 1, 1952
House of Representatives Hearings, Pages 3453-4517, and Reports, 82nd Congress, 2nd Session, Vol. 2, 1952
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1983.141-175 Hearings, Vol. 1, Pages 1-1072, 83rd Congress, 1st Session, 1953
Hearings, Vol. 2, Pages 1073-1967, 83rd Congress, 1st Session, 1953
Hearings, Vol. 3, Pages 1969-3023, 83rd Congress, 1st Session, 1953
Hearings, Pages 3025-3850, and Reports, Vol. 4, 83rd Congress, 1st Session, 1953
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1983.141-176 Hearings, Vol. 1, Pages 3851-4515, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1954
Hearings, Vol. 2, Pages 4517-5751, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1954
Hearings, Vol. 3, Pages 5753-6771, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1954
Hearings and Reports, Vol. 4, Pages 6773-7463, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1954
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1983.141-177 Hearings, House of Representatives, Pages 3109-5084, Vol. 1, 84th Congress, 2nd Session, 1956
Hearings, House of Representatives, Pages 5085-6139, Vol. 2, 84th Congress, 2nd Session, 1956
Reports, House of Representatives: The Communist Conspiracy, Part 1; Communism Outside the United States, Sections A-E, Vol. 4, 84th Congress, 2nd Session, 1956
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1983.141-178 Reports, House of Representatives, Vol. 5, 84th Congress, 2nd Session, 1956
Hearings, Appendix and Report on Communist Political Subversion, House of Representatives, Pages 6141-8465, Vol. 3, 84th Congress, 2nd Session, 1956
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 1, Pages 1-1343, 85th Congress, 1st Session, 1957
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1983.141-179 Hearings, Pages 1345-1899, and Reports, House of Representatives, Vol. 2, 85th Congress, 1st Session, 1957
Hearings, House of Representatives, Vol. 1, Pages 1901-2904, 85th Congress, 2nd Session, 1958
Consultations & Reports, House of Representatives, Vol. 2, 85th Congress, 2nd Session, 1958



Artifacts, about 1934-1967, undated,
1 cubic ft.

This series consists of three-dimensional items or ephemera pertaining to Martin Dies' political career or personal life, dating about 1934-1967, and undated.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by format.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Artifacts, Martin Dies papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some materials are too large to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
Artifact
1983.141.0001 Martin Dies's Stetson western-style hat, about 1920-1970
[1 cowboy hat]
[Grey felt with grosgrain ribbon hat band. Marked: "Stetson Beaver 50." Silver-tone metal hat pin attached to hat band; pin shaped like a JBS branding iron.]
Artifact
1983.141.0002 Outstanding achievement medallion, 1951
[1 medallion (medal)]
[Round brass medallion. On face: relief of George Washington kneeling with "Freedom's Foundation Valley Forge, Pa." above and "Honoring Martin Dies 1951" below. On opposite side: "For Outstanding Achievement…" Two rings in top.]
Artifact
1983.141.0010 East Texas Freedom Forum plaque, 1967
[1 plaque (flat object)]
[Rectangular black wooden plaque adorned with silver-toned laurel leaves surrounding a circle with a picture of the Statue of Liberty. The circle is marked: "East Texas Freedom Forum." Below the circle is a brass rectangle marked: "Award of Appreciation Presented to Martin Dies, Sr. Whose Outstanding Leadership and Untiring Efforts have Helped Preserve the Priceless American Traditions of Freedom and Liberty 1967."]
Artifact
1983.141.0011 American Legion plaque, 1966
[1 plaque (flat object)]
[Rectangular wooden plaque with a copper map of Texas showing the elevations and rivers in the state. Below the map, the plaque is marked: "To the Hon. Martin Dies, Sr. Texas' Distinguished Native Son, For Lifelong Service and Devotion to the Constitutional Principles of the American Republic, Presented at Beaumont, Texas by American Legion Post - 328 this 18th Day of January, 1966." Plaque includes a small three-dimensional American Legion symbol.]
Artifact
1983.141.0012 Daughters of the American Revolution plaque, 1962
[1 plaque (flat object)]
[Rectangular wooden plaque with rectangular brass plate featurining the Daughters of the American Revolution symbol and marked in blue: "Presented in Appreciation to the Honorable Martin Dies A Great Patriot from the Regents Council Daughters of the American Revolution Dallas, Texas Constitution Week 1962." Marked on the back with a picture of a trophy and the words: "Trophy Center Corner Bryan and Pearl Sts. Phone R2-3091 Southland Center, Dallas, Texas."]
Artifact
1983.141.0013 American Legion plaque, 1966
[1 plaque (flat object)]
[Rectangular wooden plaque with a rectangular brass plate affixed to the center front. On the plate is a three-dimensional American Legion symbol and the plate is marked: "To the Honorable Martin Dies, Sr. For His Many Years of Dedicated Service to God and Country Presented to Walter C. Lee 22nd District Commander Department of Texas."]
Artifact
1983.141.0014 Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) plaque, 1963
[1 plaque (flat object)]
[Rectangular wooden plaque with a brass tablet at the center marked: "Our Deep Appreciation and Affection to Martin Dies, Sr. in Recognition of Your Loyal and Patriotic Services V.F.W. and Auxiliary Post 1836-1963." Sticker on back of plaque marked: "Fred Daiches Jewelers Lufkin, Tex."]
Artifact
1983.141.0016 St. Patrick's Day ribbon, undated
[1 ribbon (material)]
[Green ribbon attached by a safety pin to a white piece of paper. Ribbon is marked: "Martin O'Dies." At the top of the ribbon is a green ceramic donkey marked: "Tex." Paper features shamrocks and marked: "ERIN go BRAGH The Democratic Congressional Committee is pleased to present this lapel-type ceramic pin to assist you in helping to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and honor to the millions of Irish Americans. You are requested to wear this emblem on the legislative day of Thursday, March 14, at which time some of the members of Congress will honor our Irish friends from the Floor..."]
Artifact
1983.141.0017 Boy Scout pin, about 1955
[1 pin (jewelry)]
[Gold-tone pin shaped in the form of a fleur de lis and includes an American eagle, attached to a rectangular white card. Card has a depiction of three Boy Scouts in uniform. Marked on front: "When you help a boy a satisfied feeling takes hold of you."]
Artifact
1983.141.0019 Lyndon Johnson bumper sticker, about 1941
[1 bumper sticker]
[Rectangular sticker has a blue and red background. Marked in white letters: "Lyndon Johnson." Sticker produced for Johnson's 1941 Senate campaign.]
Artifact
1983.141.0020 Political cartoon, about 1938
[1 political cartoon]
[Cartoon in a cardboard mat depicts a grizzled old man with a mustache (labeled Texas) handing a club to Martin Dies. The balloon over the man's head reads: "Go Back and Give 'Em the Works, Martin!" The club is labeled "Cudgel against Subversive Traitors." The cartoon illustrates Dies' constituents' support for his work on HUAC.]
Artifact
1983.141.0021 Political cartoon from The Evening Star, Saturday, October 28, 1939
[1 political cartoon]
[Cartoon in a black wooden frame depicts Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), Dies, and a man with a spotlight. The balloon over FDR's head reads "Why don't you turn that on somebody else?" The man with the spotlight replies, "No matter where I turn it, Mr. President, I always find Martin Dies." Martin Dies, in the spotlight, has a cigar in his mouth and is pointing to a sign that reads, "Daily Report of the Dies Committee." The cartoon is signed by C.K. Barryman with the inscription, "To my good friend, Martin Dies, sincerely hoping he'll find the rascals out!"]
Artifact
2001.140.0001 Martin Dies' wallet, about 1941
[1 wallet]
[Rectangular black leather wallet containing United States Congress identification cards for Martin Dies. Front of wallet is embossed with "House of Representatives." Inside has clear plastic sleeves displaying one identification card on each side. "Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C." and "1941" is printed on one card and certifies that "Honorable Martin Dies…is a regularly appointed chairman of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities," with Dies' signature at the bottom and along one side. The second card has space for a photograph and blanks for adding information on age, weight, height, and color of eyes and hair.]
Artifact
2001.140.0002.a-b Political campaign buttons, 1941 or 1957
[2 buttons (information artifacts)]
[Two round navy blue and white metal political campaign buttons with straight pin on back. Marked "I'm for Martin Dies for U.S. Senator." and "Green Duck Co. Chicago" in small print around the side.]