Robert Barnes Papers, 1962-1964

Manuscript Collection #29

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Robert Barnes Papers
    Creator: Barnes, Robert
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1962-1964, undated) including correspondence and autographs compiled by a page in the U.S. House of Representatives.
    Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 8 items , photocopies, including correspondence, a speech, and autographs.
  • Description

    Correspondence consists of a letter (1962) from Harry S. Truman to John McCormack wishing him a happy birthday and a letter from the President of Italy (1964) to House Speaker McCormack accepting an invitation to address a joint meeting of Congress.

    A speech delivered to the House by Speaker McCormack endorsing an increase in the national debt and the autographs of Sam Rayburn, E. E. Cox, Henry T. Rainey, Joseph W. Martin Jr., and John Nance Garner, all former speakers of the House of Representatives, are also included in the collection.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The collection contains the papers of Robert Barnes, who served as a page in the House of Representatives and as a personal page for House Speaker John McCormack in the early 1960s.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 11, 1967, Papers of Robert Barnes, consisting of correspondence, a speech by John McCormack, and autographs of former speakers of the House of Representatives. Loaned for copying by Robert Barnes, Washington, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Robert Barnes

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert Barnes Papers (#29), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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