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Identifier: CAC_CC_055_7_0000_0000_0000
Consisting of 5 cubic feet of material, the Weaver Collection focuses extensively on Weaver's legal career and family. Only one folder of material deals exclusively with his years in Washington. This material covers the Federal Reserve Act, Panama Canal legislation, and roll call votes. There are, however, several political files relating to elections and the National Democratic Party as well as correspondence from such well known politicians as Thomas P. Gore, Sam Rayburn, and Elmer Thomas. There is also a substantial amount of material on William H. Murray.

The bulk of the Weaver Collection consists of documents pertaining to his legal career, skills as an orator, and his family. Court documents and speeches, by him and others, abound. There are copies of his speeches from nearly every chapter in his life. For example, there is the valedictory speech he made at his high school graduation as well as the speech he delivered at his sixtieth college reunion. Topics of speeches cover myriad social and political issues, including materialism, representative government, banking reform, agriculture, foreign policy, religious liberty, and Oklahoma history. Also included in the collection is a small number of photographs.

The collection also contains biographical sketches of family members, as well as collections of poetry that his father and other relatives wrote. Other personal information includes anecdotal essays that Weaver wrote about his days as a young lawyer in Texas, many of which are dedicated to his grandchildren, and personal correspondence with old friends, including Temple Houston.

Dates

  • 1861-1953
  • Majority of material found in 1885-1937

Language of Materials

English

Extent

From the Collection: 8.7 linear feet (12 containers)

Repository Details

Part of the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Repository

Contact:
630 Parrington Oval
Room 202B
Norman Oklahoma 73109 United States