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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accession Numbers

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Bob Krueger Papers, 1970-1993



Creator Krueger, Robert, 1935-....
Title: Bob Krueger papers
Dates: 1970-1993
Abstract: The Bob Krueger Papers, 1970-1993, consist of correspondence, legislative files, news releases, employee records, constituency lists, speeches, articles, campaign records, and reference files, which document Krueger's tenure in the U.S. Congress. Comprising the first series, the Congressional papers, 1975-1978, detail his two terms as a U.S. Representative from Texas and primarily consist of constituency correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, and committee materials from the committees on which Krueger served and related to topics about which constituents wrote him. Comprising the second series, the Senatorial papers, 1970, 1985-1993, represent his brief time in the U.S. Senate from January through July 1993 and include legislative files, news releases, and correspondence.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01984
Extent: 69.6 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

U.S. Congressman Robert Charles "Bob" Krueger was born on September 19, 1935, in New Braunfels, Texas. After graduating from Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1957) and Duke University (M.A., 1958), Krueger received a PhD in English from the University of Oxford in 1964. For several years, he taught English at Duke University, where he also became Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. From 1975 to 1979, Krueger served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Following his loss for a third term to John Tower, Krueger served in President Jimmy Carter's administration as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Mexican Affairs in the State Department from 1979 to 1981. In the 1980s, Krueger returned to Texas to lecture at numerous universities and to write a newspaper column, published throughout the state. He was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1990, and in 1993 Governor Ann Richards selected him to fill Lloyd Bentsen's vacated U.S. Senate seat until a special election. President Bill Clinton appointed Krueger as Ambassador to Burundi in 1994, and after two years, he became Ambassador to Botswana, serving until 1999.

Source:

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. "Krueger, Robert Charles." Library of Congress. Accessed October 14, 2010.

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Scope and Contents

The Bob Krueger Papers, 1970-1993, consist of correspondence, legislative files, news releases, employee records, constituency lists, speeches, articles, campaign records, and reference files, which document Krueger's tenure in the U.S. Congress. Comprising the first series, the Congressional papers, 1975-1978, detail his two terms as a U.S. Representative from Texas. The constituency correspondence consists of letters from constituents with Krueger's replies and includes missives to Krueger about the authors' opinions on types of legislation and requests for Krueger's support for or opposition against certain legislation, including defense appropriation bills, national health planning resolutions, and labor law reform. Many of the constituency letters also request more information on certain Congressional bills and resolutions, including such subjects as wildlife conservation, copyright laws, and decontrol of oil prices. Additional letters ask for Krueger's opinions on various political issues while others approve or criticize his voting record on certain measures, such as his vote against the Common Situs Picketing Bill. The congressional papers also include publications, newspaper clippings, and committee materials from the committees on which Krueger served and related to topics about which constituents wrote him.

Comprising the second series, the Senatorial papers, 1970, 1985-1993, represent his brief time in the U.S. Senate from January through July 1993. Legislative files, news releases, and correspondence discuss national energy policy, abortion and tobacco legislation, nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Senate budgets, and legislation and information on Texan historic and nature sites, such as Big Thicket and El Camino Real. The papers also pertain to appointments to the Department of Agriculture; legislation regarding the A. Maceo Smith Federal Building; information on other politicians, such as Al Gore, Sr., and Al Gore, Jr.; and numerous other political issues and individuals. Additionally, photographs depict him with friends and colleagues in Washington, D.C.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged into two series:
  • I. Congressional papers, 1975-1978
  • II. Senatorial papers, 1970, 1985-1993

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

A portion of this collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

Employee and personnel records are restricted until 2068.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Krueger, Robert, 1935-....
Corporate Names
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Subjects
Politicians
Politics and government
Politics, Practical
Places
Texas
United States

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Material Culture unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bob Krueger Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions were made by Caroline Collins, May 2021.

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Accession Numbers

1979; 93-244; 93-287

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OCLC Number

776663100

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Congressional papers, 1975-1978
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Senatorial papers, 1970, 1985-1993
Subject files
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2.325/M128 [03160230] Abortion - Texas Railroad Commission, 1993
Senator Krueger's Op-Eds, 1985-1992
Articles by Senator Krueger, 1993
Statements by Krueger and bios, 1992-1993
Cartoon file, 1993
News releases, January 1993
News releases, February 1993
News releases, March 1993
News releases, April 1993
News releases, May 1993
News releases, June 1993
Photo assignment order forms (photographs separated), 1992-1993
Photo studio, January 1993
Pictures (photographs separated), undated
Press appointments, 1993
Press clippings
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2.325/M129 [03160604] Clippings, January 1993-February 19, 1993
Correspondence, 1993
Mobley, President William H., 1993
Faxes, 1993
File copies of photos (photographs separated), 1993
Clippings, February 20, 1993-May 10, 1993
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2.325/M130 [03160251] Clippings, May 11, 1993-June 4, 1993
Weekly columns, 1993
Weekly news summaries, 1993
Jennifer Yezak
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2.325/M130 [03160251] Memos (5 folders), January 1993-May 1993
A. Maceo Smith Federal Building Legislation, 1993
Agricultural appointments, 1993
Armstrong nomination, 1993
Big Thicket, 1993
El Camino Real legislation, 1993
FERC nominations, 1993
Frampton nomination, 1993
Gulf of Mexico, 1993
Peanut letters, 1993
Reeves County, 1993
Bob Krueger
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2.325/M130 [03160251] Tobacco legislation, 1993
Chron File, Environmental, 1993
Letters to Senator Krueger, 1993
Senator Krueger letters, 1993
Gore information (Sr. and Jr.), 1970, 1990-1993
Questionnaires, 1993
Letters from Randy Cain, 1993
Letters from Bob Krueger, 1993
Letters to Bob Krueger, 1993
Randy Cain (2 folders), 1993
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2.325/M131A [03789068] Randy Cain and issue papers, 1993
Senator Krueger's briefing notebook for Senate, 1993
Budget Resolution, S. J. 18, 1993
Pat O'Donnell, 1993
Staff Memos; weekly mail reports; copies of H. R. 1335, 1993
Personnel records [Restricted Until 2068]
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2.325/M131B [05224708] Diana L. Atar through Teresa L. Rogers, 1993
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2.325/M131C [05224719] Patricia A. Ruiz-Davis through Alsa M. Zacaroh, 1993
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3S51 [SRH1230027747] Photographic materials

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