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Congressional & Political

Creekmore Fath

Creekmore Fath Papers: The Creekmore Fath Papers document Fath's devotion to politics and the Democratic Party and his life in Texas and Washington, D.C. The selections displayed in this gallery track Fath from his time as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin through his service in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, his campaign for U.S. Congress and subsequent involvement in the Texas Democratic Party, and his participation on the Farenthold Gubernatorial campaigns. Also featured are portraits of the some of the many connections Fath developed over his long career in politics.

Henry B. Gonzalez: Voice of the People: Henry B. Gonzalez, a highly revered and outspoken San Antonio Congressman, established a national reputation for public service and for his advocacy of economic justice and equality for all Americans. Known affectionately by thousands as "Henry B.," he left a legacy of achievements that shaped the American economy and society in the last half of the twentieth century.

Texas House Speakers Oral History Project: The collection includes a rich primary archive and oral history collection of the individuals who have served as the presiding officer of the Texas House. From this collection, the conflicts and accomplishments that have faced lawmakers come to life in a firsthand account from House Speakers who have served from the 1950s to the current era.