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James Earl Rudder '32 Collection, 1918-2001 | Cushing Library

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Collection Overview

Title: James Earl Rudder '32 Collection, 1918-2001Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1944 - 1970

ID: 02/

Creator: Rudder, James Earl (1910 - 1970)

Extent: 97.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

This collection is separated into 10 series:

 

Series 1. Early Life, 1918 - 1933.

Series 2. Coaching and Teaching, 1933 - 1941.

Series 3. Military Service, 1941 - Apr. 1969.

Series 4. Brady, Texas, 1946 - 1959.

Series 5. Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959.

Series 6. Texas A&M University System, 1958 - 1970.

Series 7. Final Illness and Death, Feb. 2, 1970 - 1977.

Series 8. Margaret Rudder, Mar. 22, 1942 - Oct. 24, 2001.

Series 9. Awards and Ephemera.

        Series 10. Miscellaneous

 

Maps that originally arrived as part of this collection are stored seperately in mapcases, rather than being housed in boxes with the rest of the collection.

If there are any particular items you might be interested in during a visit, please contact Cushing Library in advance.

Online Catalog Terms

Names:

Rudder, James Earl

Rudder, Margaret

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines)

Shivers, Allan

 

Organizations:

Texas General Land Office, Commissioner

Texas A&M University System, Office of the Chancellor

Texas A&M University, Office of the President

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

 

Subjects:

World War II, 1939-1945

France

Normandy

Anniversaries

Texas Political Campaigns

College Administrators

Coaches

Aircraft Industry

 

Places:

Normandy, France

Brady, Texas

College Station, Texas

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection spans the life of James Earl Rudder. The James Earl Rudder Papers (1918-2001 (bulk: 1944-1970)) are arranged into nine series, the first seven roughly corresponding to the chronology of James Earl Rudder's life, with an additional section devoted to materials collected mainly by his wife, Margaret Rudder, and a final one devoted to any memorabilia and awards received.  The collection includes materials from Rudder’s time in the service during WWII, clippings from newspapers, as well as posters, magazine issues, memorabilia, and Rudder’s awards.

 

 

 

Separated Materials

 

Items permanently loaned as of December 13, 2002 to the Texas A&M University Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center for display purposes include:

• 1 Class A hat with field grade insignia

• 2 Fatigue caps, one soft, one barrel shaped rigid with MGen insignia

• 8 Field caps as follows:

• 1 with Major General insignia

• 1 with Brigardier General insignia

• 1 American Legion

• 1 VFW Lodge 856—National Security Committee

• 1 VFW Lodge 856—National Security Committee Vice Chairman

• 1 VFW Lodge 856—National Security Committee Chairman, 1965-1966

• 1 VFW 4692 Life Member—National Security & Foreign Affairs Committee, 1960-1970

• 1 VFW Lodge 856—Texas

• 1 Set Major General Insignia, class A embroidered stars

Biographical Note

James Earl Rudder was born on May 6, 1910, in Eden, Texas. After graduating from high school in 1927, Rudder attended John Tarleton Agricultural College. In 1930 he transferred to Texas A & M College, graduating in 1932 with a B.S. in Industrial Education. Upon his graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry of the U. S. Army Reserves. Rudder served as a football coach and teacher for the high school in Brady, Tex., from 1933 to 1938. In 1937, he married Margaret Exa Williamson, who was also a teacher at the Brady High School. He coached football for John Tarleton College from 1938 until 1941, when he was called to active duty in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant.

During World War II, Rudder was stationed initially with the 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Sam Houston, and later became a Battalion Executive Officer with the 83rd Infantry Division. In the summer of 1943, he organized the 2nd Ranger Battalion. On June 6, 1944, the Rangers landed at Pointe du Hoc, on the shore of Normandy, as a part of the Allied invasion of Europe, and scaled its 100-foot cliff.

After the war, Rudder returned to Brady where he became a rancher and businessman. Elected mayor of Brady in 1946, he held the post until 1952. Rudder later served as Vice President, Public and Labor Relations Counselor at Brady Aviation Corporation from 1952 to 1955.

During his tenure as mayor, Rudder developed important political connections in Texas, most notably with Governor Allan Shivers and then-State Senator Lyndon B. Johnson.  In January 1955, Rudder became the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas and Chairman of the Veterans Land Board, to finish out a predecessor’s unfinished term.  Rudder won popular election to the post in 1956; he remained in office as Commissioner until he was appointed Vice President of Texas A&M on February 1, 1958. He became President of the university on July 1, 1959. Rudder's position as President was combined with the position of Chancellor for the Texas A&M University System on September 1, 1965. Rudder served as both President of Texas A&M University and the University System until his death.

James Earl Rudder died 23 Mar. 1970 and is buried in College Station, TX.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Restricted access to original videocassettes and 16mm films, for which duplicate copies have been made for patron use. Restricted access to very fragile wooden field map case, and audiocassettes, for which duplicates have not yet been made.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access Note: This collection is located in an off-site storage facility.  As such, any requests to view the collection must be made at least 3 business days in advance of the patron's visit.

Technical Access Note: Equipment to view casettes and films is available for use in the Cushing Memorial Library Reading Room.

Acquisition Source: Received from Margaret W. Rudder of Bryan, TX in October 2002.


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[Series 1: Early Life, 1918 - 1933],
[Series 2: Coaching and Teaching, 1933 - 1941],
[Series 3: Military Service, 1941 - April 1969],
[Series 4: Brady, TX, 1946 - 1959],
[Series 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1946 - 1959],
[Series 6: Texas A&M University System, 1958 - 1970],
[Series 7: Final Illness and Death, 1970 - 1977],
[Series 8: Margaret Rudder, Mar. 22, 1942 - Oct. 24, 2001],
[Series 9: Awards and Ephemera, 1945 - 2001],
[Series 10: Miscellaneous, 1957 -],
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Series 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1946 - 1959Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Congratulatory correspondence regarding Rudder’s appointment as the Land Commissioner of Texas, Classification of Texas Public Lands.  4 Jan. 1954-28 Sept. 1954.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Congratulatory correspondence regarding Rudder’s appointment as the Land Commissioner of Texas.  4 Jan. 1955-5 Jan. 1955.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Congratulatory correspondence regarding Rudder’s appointment as the Land Commissioner of Texas.  6 Jan. 1955-8 Jan. 1955.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Congratulatory correspondence regarding Rudder’s appointment as the Land Commissioner, inauguration program.  8 Jan. 1955-18 Jan. 1955.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Congratulatory correspondence regarding Rudder’s appointment as the Land Commissioner of Texas, documents regarding business at the General Land Office.  19 Jan. 1955-9 Feb. 1955.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, the Congressional Record, documents regarding business at the General Land Office.  10 Feb. 1955-17 Feb. 1955.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence, documents regarding business at the General Land Office.  18 Feb. 1955-16 Mar. 1955.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence, documents regarding business at the General Land Office.  17 Mar. 1955-14 Apr. 1955.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Sunday school lesson, correspondence and documents regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  18 Mar. 1955-19 June 1955.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, letter from Lady Bird Johnson, land report, other documents from the General Land Office.  20 June 1955-5 Aug. 1955.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, letter from LBJ.  6 Aug. 1955-29 Aug. 1955.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, letter from LBJ, some personal correspondence.  2 Sept. 1955-28 Sept. 1955.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Press release, correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, various other documents.  29 Sept. 1955-15 Oct. 1955.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  17 Oct. 1955-29 Oct. 1955.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  2 Nov. 1955-30 Nov. 1955.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, Christmas card from employees.  1 Dec. 1955-31 Dec. 1955.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  3 Jan. 1956-16 Jan. 1956.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Personal correspondence, correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  17 Jan. 1956-11 Feb. 1956.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, Communist Manifesto brochure, The Greater Nebraskan.  12 Feb. 1956-28 Feb. 1956.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
“Austin and Commodore Perry” newsletter, correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  1 Mar. 1956-27 Mar. 1956.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, letters to and from LBJ, personal correspondence.  29 Mar. 1956-30 Apr. 1956.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, various business documents and memorandums.  1 May 1956-9 May 1956.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  10 May 1956-23 May 1956.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, other business related documents.  24 May 1956-8 June 1956.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  9 June 1956-28 June 1956.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land office, correspondence regarding Rudder campaign.  2 July 1956-12 July 1956.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, correspondence regarding Rudder campaign.  13 July 1956-16 July 1956.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder campaign.  17 July 1956-21 July 1956.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder campaign.  22 July 1956-28 July 1956.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder campaign.  28 July 1956-31 July 1956.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding appointment and others related to time at the GLO, various newspaper clippings.  2 Nov. 1955-10 Dec. 1956.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Personal correspondence regarding appointment to head GLO to campaign supporters.  5 July 1956-17 Dec. 1956.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
General correspondence during service as Land Commissioner, travel itineraries.  13 Jan. 1954-12 April 1955.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Documents and correspondence regarding Rudder during time as Land Commissioner.  24 Jan. 1955-7 June 1955.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence, invitations, agendas, and certificates from service as Land Commissioner.  24 March 1955-29 July 1955.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence to and from Rudder during time at GLO.  27 June 1955-24 Oct. 1955.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, agendas, and banquet programs.  14 Sept. 1955-15 Nov. 1955.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, and Rudder’s business agendas.  31 Oct. 1955-4 Jan. 1956.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO.  13 Dec. 1956-25 March 1957.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and other documents regarding business at the GLO.  30 Dec. 1955-13 Sept. 1956.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and agendas from time at GLO.  7 Feb. 1956-14 March 1956.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and Abilene addresses from time at GLO.  15 March 1956-3 May 1956.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, memorandums, and a copy of The Texas Aggie.  2 April 1956-24 April 1956.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO.  20 March 1956-23 June 1956.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, memorandums, and a copy of the Texas VFW News.  25 March 1956-6 Aug. 1956.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, Rudder’s travel itineraries.  15 June 1956-2 July 1956.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO and other documents.  2 July 1956-27 July 1956.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO.  2 Aug. 1956-12 Oct. 1956.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and other documents regarding business at the GLO.  24 Sept. 1956-5 Nov. 1956.
Folder 20: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, documents and correspondence regarding guest appearances, and other documents concerning military service.  24 Sept. 1956-4 Dec. 1956.
Folder 21: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the GLO, schedule of the 16th annual state meeting of the Texas Soil Conservation District Supervisors.  1 Oct. 1956-25 Jan. 1957.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  1 Jan. 1957-14 Jan. 1957.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  15 Jan. 1957-31 Jan. 1957.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and other documents regarding business at the General Land Office.  1 Feb. 1957-21 Feb. 1957.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Personal correspondence and correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, other documents from the GLO.  22 Feb. 1957-12 Mar. 1957.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, A Resume of Veterans Bonus Programs.  13 Mar. 1957-29 Mar. 1957.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding the military, personal correspondence, correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, newspaper clippings regarding business.  1 April 1957-23 April 1957.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  24 April 1957-6 May 1957.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  7 May 1957-31 May 1957.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Business and personal correspondence regarding the General Land Office.  4 June 1957-5 July 1957.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  7 July 1957-15 July 1957.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  16 July 1957-31 July 1957.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  1 Aug. 1957-13 Aug. 1957.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  14 Aug. 1957-31 Aug. 1957.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  4 Sept. 1957-30 Sept. 1957.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, various brochures.  1 Oct. 1957-9 Oct. 1957.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  12 Oct. 1957-30 Oct. 1957.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, newspaper clipping reviewed by Lyndon B. Johnson regarding the military.  1 Nov. 1957-2 Nov. 1957.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, various newspaper clippings.  4 Nov. 1957-30 Nov. 1957.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, brochure of the Texas Political Calendar, correspondence regarding Port Lavaca.  1 Dec. 1957-31 Dec. 1957.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Tax paperwork for GLO employees, correspondence between Rudder and colleagues/personal friends, correspondence regarding Rudder leaving his GLO position, various newspaper clippings regarding Elmer F. Burke.  16 Dec. 1957-18 Jan. 1958.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Rudder leaving the GLO and accepting the position as vice president at A&M.  24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Various correspondences, map of the University of Texas campus, Rudder article by Grady Skelton, miscellaneous documents.  Undated.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Various documents regarding bills and laws from Congress.  13 Feb. 1953-11 April 1955.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence, newspaper articles, handwritten notes, report of objectives and accomplishments of the land commissioner, appraisal report.  Undated.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
“The Freeman” booklet, various invitations, and handwritten correspondence.  Undated.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Certificate establishing Rudder as Commissioner of the General Land Office, correspondence regarding Rudder’s appointment to the GLO.  10 July 1956-26 Nov. 1956.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  28 July 1956-26 Sept. 1956.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence from the GLO to Rudder supporters.  10 Aug. 1956.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence from the GLO to Rudder supporters.  10 Aug. 1956.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Various correspondences regarding business at the General Land Office and the land commissioner election, record of votes for the counties in Texas on the election of land commissioner.  9 July 1956-18 Oct. 1956.
Folder 20: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  21 Aug. 1956-18 Oct. 1956.
Folder 21: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, newspaper clippings regarding Rudder’s re-election to the land commissioner position.  19 April 1956-17 Oct. 1956.
Folder 22: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence to and from Rudder supporters for Land Commissioner.  19 July 1956-8 Oct. 1956.
Folder 23: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence to supporters of Rudder for Land Commissioner.  31 Aug. 1956.
Folder 24: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  10 Aug. 1956-24 Jan. 1958.
Folder 25: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, correspondence and newspaper clipping regarding appointment of Rudder to Land Commissioner position.  7 Sept. 1956-22 Sept. 1956.
Folder 26: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office.  4 Sept. 1956-22 Oct. 1956.
Folder 27: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, personal correspondence.  2 July 1956-11 Dec. 1956.
Folder 28: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, the maintenance and restoration of records.  9 Oct. 1956-7 Dec. 1956.
Folder 29: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding business at the General Land Office, some personal correspondence.  1 Oct. 1956-11 Feb. 1957.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.  4 Mar. 1955-27 Apr. 1957.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Surveying and Mapping quarterly journal, paper presented by Paul Weaver of Society of American Military Engineers, correspondence regarding American Congress on Surveying and Mapping- Texas Section.  1953-5 July 1955.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Documents written by G.W. Herzog of Shell Oil, Co. regarding aerial photogrammetry, etc.  Dec. 1939-30 Apr. 1940.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Documents and correspondence regarding the American Legion.  6 Jan. 1955-2 Aug. 1957.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding the American Legion Auxiliary, Bluebonnet Girls State.  18 Jan. 1956-5 Mar. 1957.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin city newsletter, master plan progress reports, capital expansion report.  3 Feb. 1955-Mar. 1957.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, neighborhood council directory, Austin Chamber of Commerce meeting minutes, planning urban economics.  16 Sept. 1955-May 1956.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, various correspondence, directory of the Agricultural Agencies and Organizations, meeting notes, Austin Chamber of Commerce member sign.  5 June 1956-5 Mar. 1957.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, various correspondence regarding the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Committee Report, Austin Chamber of Commerce member sign.  5 Mar. 1957-22 Jan. 1958.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Boy Scouts of America Council Organization and Extension Committee document, Boy Scouts of America pamphlet, correspondence.  11 Dec. 1956-7 Dec. 1957.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Capital Area Farm and Ranch Club.  17 Oct. 1956-24 Jan. 1957.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Christian “Faith and Life” Community.  4 Feb. 1955-13 Feb. 1957.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Commodity Stabilization Service (Cotton Attachment).  30 Nov. 1954-2 Aug. 1955.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Department of Public Welfare.  6 Jan. 1955-21 Feb. 1957.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Disabled American Veterans.  18 May 1957-30 June 1957.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Division of Defense and Disaster Relief.  12 April 1955-4 Oct. 1956.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and other documents regarding the Elks.  5 Sept. 1956-31 Oct. 1957.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Farm Bureau Directors of Texas.  10 Oct. 1956.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Foreign Affairs Club correspondence.  27 Feb. 1957-26 Nov. 1957.
Folder 20: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Headliners Club correspondence, ballot, newsletter.  28 Sept. 1956-20 Sept. 1957.
Folder 21: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Independent Petroleum Association of America correspondence.  7 Oct. 1954-14 Feb. 1955.
Folder 22: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
March of Dimes correspondence, receipt book.  8 Jan. 1957-26 Feb. 1957.
Folder 23: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
McCulloch County Electric Cooperative correspondence.  23 Feb. 1955-28 Feb. 1955.
Folder 24: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Parsons Lodge No. 222 A.F. and A.M.  12 Apr. 1957-26 Dec. 1957.
Folder 25: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Public Schools Week correspondence.  20 Feb. 1957-11 Mar. 1957.
Folder 26: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Schreiner Institute correspondence and documents.  10 Apr. 1956-27 Nov. 1957.
Folder 27: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Sports Illustrated.  9 Jan. 1957-27 Feb. 1957.
Folder 28: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence and financial report regarding Tarleton State College.  31 Aug. 1956-10 April 1957.
Folder 29: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Beef Council.  Undated.
Folder 30: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Cottonseed Crusters.  Undated.
Folder 31: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding the Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin.  9 May 1955-13 May 1955.
Folder 32: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding the Texas Electric Cooperatives.  31 Jan. 1955-1 Feb. 1955.
Folder 33: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Farm Bureau.  Undated.
Folder 34: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Heritage Foundation.  10 March 1955-25 Jan. 1957.
Folder 35: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Public Employee Association survey bids and by laws.  1930-1951.
Folder 36: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Research League correspondence.  3 Nov. 1955-30 Sept. 1957.
Folder 37: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association correspondence.  26 Nov. 1956.
Folder 38: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Society of Professional Engineers correspondence.  13 Feb. 1956-4 April 1957.
Folder 39: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association correspondence and other documents.  2 Sept. 1955-1 Jan. 1958.
Folder 40: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas State Historical Association.  22 Dec. 1955-22 Mar. 1957.
Folder 41: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
United Fund, State Employees Division correspondence.  23 Sept. 1957.
Folder 42: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Veterans Administration correspondence.  5 Jan. 1955-9 Nov. 1955.
Folder 43: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Texas Legislative Council.  23 Oct. 1956.
Folder 44: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Veterans of Foreign Wars correspondence.  5 Jan. 1955-23 Sept. 1957.
Folder 45: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Water Conservation.  Undated.
Folder 46: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Water Resources.  21 Dec. 1954-April 1957.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  1 Jan. 1957-31 Jan. 1957
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  1 Feb. 1957-28 Feb. 1957.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  1 Mar. 1957-29 Mar. 1957.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  1 April 1957-29 April 1957.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  1 May 1957-26 May 1957.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  10 June 1957-30 Aug. 1957.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  5 Sept. 1957-30 Sept. 1957.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  2 Oct. 1957-31 Oct. 1957.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  1 Nov. 1957-17 Dec. 1957.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  2 Jan. 1958-17 Jan. 1958.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speaking Engagements accepted.  Undated.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  13 Jan. 1955-2 Aug. 1955.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  12 Sept. 1955-27 Dec. 1955.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  7 Jan. 1956-31 Mar. 1956.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  5 April 1956-23 Aug. 1956.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  14 Sept. 1956-27 Dec. 1956.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  1 Jan. 1957-29 Mar. 1957.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  3 April 1957-31 Aug. 1957.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Invitations declined.  5 Sept. 1957-18 Dec. 1957.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  30 April 1954.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  5 Jan. 1955-31 May 1955.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  20 June 1955-28 June 1955.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  12 July 1955-29 July 1955.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  11 Aug. 1955-22 Sept. 1955.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  4 Oct. 1955-8 Oct. 1955.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  11 Oct. 1955.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  19 Oct. 1955-27 Oct. 1955.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  8 Nov. 1955-17 Nov. 1955.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  23 Nov. 1955-28 Nov. 1955.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  6 Dec. 1955-15 Dec. 1955.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  17 Jan. 1956.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  13 Jan. 1956-20 Jan. 1956.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  24 Jan. 1956-25 Jan. 1956.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  14 Feb. 1956-21 April 1956.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  10 June 1956-19 Dec. 1956.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  21 Feb. 1957-7 Dec. 1957.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  Undated.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder. Undated.
Folder 20: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  Undated.
Folder 21: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Speeches by Rudder.  Undated.
Folder 22: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Notes and research materials for speeches.  April 1954-Dec. 1957.
Folder 23: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Notes and research materials for speeches.  April 1954-Dec. 1957.
Folder 24: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Notes and research materials for speeches.  April 1954-Dec. 1957.
Folder 25: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Notes and research materials for speeches, index card notes.  April 1954-Dec. 1956.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Reports of the Commissioner of the General Land Office.  1930-1956.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Documents about Rudder’s life.  Undated.
Folder 3: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Documents and correspondence regarding Rudder’s campaign.  29 May 1956-25 June 1956.
Folder 4: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Records of contributions and expenditures in Rudder’s campaign.
Folder 5: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Records of campaign contributions in Rudder’s campaign.
Folder 6: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Records of contributions and expenditures in Rudder’s campaign.
Folder 7: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Records of contributions and expenditures in Rudder’s campaign, and airline tickets.
Folder 8: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
List of certified voters in Texas for 1956.
Folder 9: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
List of supporters for Rudder’s campaign.
Folder 10: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Records of voters in favor of Rudder.
Folder 11: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Campaign expenditures on advertisement.
Folder 12: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
List of voters by District.
Folder 13: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
House resolution concerning the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Folder 14: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Rudder’s daily planners for 1956.
Folder 15: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
List of Rudder’s supporters and their addresses.
Folder 16: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence with 90th Infantry Division and List of all Christmas cards received in 1955.
Folder 17: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Mailing addresses of all members of Texas State Legislature.
Folder 18: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
List of all elected officials in Texas in 1957.
Folder 19: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Bulletins of Clubs Rudder was a member in. i.e. The Lions Club of Houston.
Folder 20: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Rudder’s inauguration program and other inauguration information.
Folder 21: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Programs from the Touchdown Club of Washington D.C. annual dinner.
Folder 22: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Insurance and title on Rudder’s home in Austin.
Folder 23: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Rudder’s confidential financial records from 1955.
Folder 24: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Rudder’s federal tax returns from 1955.
Folder 25: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Rudder’s traveling expense accounts.
Folder 26: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Rudders traveling expense accounts.
Folder 27: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Information on the Texas Veterans Land Program.
Folder 28: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Letters Rudder sent following his election from Apr. 13, 1955 – July 30, 1956.
Folder 29: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1930 - 1959Add to your cart.
Letters Rudder sent following his election from Aug. 10, 1956 – Oct. 18, 1956.
Box 89Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1946 - 1959Add to your cart.
Mats for political advertisements.

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