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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accession Number

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Don Adams papers, 1850, 1966-1979



Creator Adams, Don, 1938-
Title: Don Adams papers
Dates: 1850, 1966-1979
Abstract: The Donald Adams Collection consists of an 1850 family bible, a scrapbook of Adams' childhood, eight scrapbooks covering Adams' Texas Senate career, a Texas Senate guestbook, and photographs and a cartoon concerning his time in the Texas Senate.
Identification: camh-arc-003989
Extent: 3.25 linear feet
Language: Materials are written English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Don Adams (1938-), born in Jasper, Texas, attended Baylor University and Baylor Law School. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1968 and served two terms. He then was elected to the Texas Senate, serving through 1977. Adams was involved in writing and passing the first Texas Open Records Act and worked to modernize and reform the Legislature's ethics requirements after the Sharpstown scandal in 1971. Adams later served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Dolph Briscoe and led campaigns for Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby.

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Scope and Contents

The Donald Adams papers consists of an 1850 family bible, a scrapbook of Adams' childhood, eight scrapbooks covering Adams' Texas Senate career, a Texas Senate guestbook, and photographs of Adams' family and Texas Senate career.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Some items are stored off-site. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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
Adams, Don, 1938-
Subjects
Legislative bodies
Legislators

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Separated Material

Three wooden gavels and one horn used during fox hunts have been separated from the Artifacts Unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Don Adams papers, 1850, 1966-1979, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2018

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Accession Number

2017-045

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2017-045/1 Personal Scrapbook, Texas Senate scrapbooks, 1966-1973
Conditions Governing Access
These items are stored off-site. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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2017-045/2 Texas Senate scrapbooks, 1973-1979
Conditions Governing Access
These items are stored off-site. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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2.325/AA12i Invitation to dedication ceremony, LBJ Library; photographs at Texas Capitol with legislators including Speaker Joe Straus, 1974, 1993-2001

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2.325/AAA9 Ben Sargent cartoon, photograph of Bill Hobby; photographs (2) and 1 sketch of unidentified men, undated

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2.325/AA15d Family bible, 1850

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