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Series 8. Records pertaining to constituent services and legislative matters, Senate, 1922-1933.

Records pertaining to the Senate activities of JTR from his election as Senate Minority Leader to his election as Senate Majority Leader. Six subseries in 86 boxes (62-147)

Subseries 1.General Correspondence, November 1922-1932. 53 ½ boxes
Subseries 2. Legislative bills, July 1922-February 1933. 11 boxes
Subseries 3. Records pertaining to various governmental departments and agencies. 10 ½ boxes
Subseries 4. Records pertaining to foreign relations, 1923-1932. 6 ½ boxes
Subseries 5. Records pertaining to agriculture, 1923-1932. 4 ½ boxes
Subseries 6. Records pertaining to Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroads, 1923-1932. 6 folders


1.General Correspondence, November 1922-1932. 53 ½ boxes.

Records pertaining to JTR's activities while Minority Leader of the Senate. Records include correspondence concerning legislative matters such as the Game Refuge Bill and the Pullman Surcharge Bill. Also discussed are state matters such as the Arkansas National Guard, bridges, and current political issues. Arranged topically, alphabetically, and chronologically.


2. Legislative bills, July 1922-February 1933. 11 boxes.

Records pertaining to legislation introduced by JTR in the Senate. Related correspondence is filed with the appropriate bill. Indexes and histories of bills are filed with the appropriate time periods. Also included is correspondence dealing with legislation not introduced by JTR but with which he was involved. Bills introduced by JTR are arranged in numerical order; other legislative materials are arranged topically and chronologically.


3. Records pertaining to business of various governmental departments and agencies. 10 ½ boxes.

Correspondents are primarily constituents or representatives of various businesses. Also included is correspondence with the agency or department and JTR. Arranged by government department or agency and division, and then arranged chronologically.


4. Records pertaining to foreign relations, 1923-1932. 6 ½ boxes.

Records pertaining to JTR's involvement in Foreign Affairs and to constituent concerns in this area, specifically JTR's interest in the London Naval Conference and a diplomatic trip to South America. Important issues include the World Court and Tariff. Arranged topically, alphabetically, and chronologically.


5. Records pertaining to agriculture, 1923-1932. 4 ½ boxes.

Records pertaining to agricultural matters in the U.S. and in Arkansas. Also included are records pertaining to forests, roads, rivers, bridges, and harbors, since the Federal Bureau of Public Roads was a bureau of the Department of Agriculture. Arranged chronologically and topically.


6. Records pertaining to Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroads, 1923-1932. 6 folders.

Records pertaining to railroad company concerns, especially loans to these companies. Subjects include pending legislation and shipping rates. Arranged topically and chronologically.



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