Robert Barnes Papers

Manuscript Collection #29
Barnes, Robert
Physical description
0.044 Cubic Feet, 8 items , photocopies, including correspondence, a speech, and autographs.
Preferred Citation
Robert Barnes Papers (#29), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1962-1964, undated) including correspondence and autographs compiled by a page in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Robert Barnes

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Barnes, Robert
Cox, Edward Eugene, 1880-1951--Autographs
Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967--Autographs
Martin, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1884-1968--Autographs
McCormack, John W., 1891-1980--Correspondence
Rainey, Henry Thomas, 1860-1934--Autographs
Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961--Autographs
Segni, Antonio--Correspondence
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972--Correspondence
Corporate Names
United States. Congress. House--Speakers
Debts, Public--Speeches in Congress

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Photocopies of a Letter, a Speech, and an Autograph, 1962-1964