Don Adams papers
Scope and Contents
The Donald Adams papers consists of an 1850 family bible, a scrapbook of Adams’ childhood, eight scrapbooks covering Adams’ Texas Senate career, a Texas Senate guestbook, and photographs of Adams’ family and Texas Senate career.
- Creation: 1850
- Creation: 1966 - 1979
- Adams, Don, 1938- (Person)
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Don Adams (1938-), born in Jasper, Texas, attended Baylor University and Baylor Law School. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1968 and served two terms. He then was elected to the Texas Senate, serving through 1977. Adams was involved in writing and passing the first Texas Open Records Act and worked to modernize and reform the Legislature’s ethics requirements after the Sharpstown scandal in 1971. Adams later served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Dolph Briscoe and led campaigns for Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby.
3.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Donald Adams Collection consists of an 1850 family bible, a scrapbook of Adams’ childhood, eight scrapbooks covering Adams’ Texas Senate career, a Texas Senate guestbook, and photographs and a cartoon concerning his time in the Texas Senate.
Three wooden gavels and one horn used during fox hunts have been separated from the Material Culture Unit.
This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2018.
- Don Adams papers, 1850, 1966-1979
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