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Ben Wacker Papers

Identifier: MSS 0021

Scope and Contents

This collection contains numerous letters written to Ben Wacker from Texas political figures. These letters generally contain information on the recipients views concerning anti-communism, international relations and Texas water policy. Little can be determined from this collection about the life of Ben Wacker himself.


  • July 1948 to June 1965
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from MSS 0021 Ben Wacker Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


1 Linear Feet (1 document box)

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This collection is arranged by document type. The first series contains correspondence from Price Daniel, Lyndon B. Johnson, W.R. Pogue, Allan Shivers, and others. The second series contains newsletters relating the candidacy and appointment of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson.

Missing Title

  1. Series 1: Correspondence
  2. Series 2: Newsletters

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ben Wacker, September 13, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Charles Stephenson, completed June 2, 2006.
Ben Wacker Papers: An Inventory of his Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002