TOWER, John Goodwin, 1925-1991



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Bowling Green State University Library
Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green, OH
Papers: Copy of Senator Tower’s Labor Law reform.


Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 17 audiotapes (1961-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.


Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: August 8, 1971 (24 pages); September 22, 1971 (9 pages); and November 1, 1971 (17 pages).


Sioux City Public Museum
Sioux City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Barnett Huff papers, 1907-1968.


Southwestern University
Tower Library
Georgetown, TX
Papers: 1934-1991. 800 linear feet. Correspondence and papers, photographs, memorabilia, books, audiovisual materials relating to pre-Senate, Senate, and post-Senate careers. Senate material includes press files, legislation, correspondence, campaign/political, personal, casework, committees, staff files, personnel, patronage/ appointments/recommendations, projects, calendars, schedules, special events, and state office files. Records of the Tower Senate Club and Senate Republican Policy Committee, and material pertaining to defense, foreign relations and armed services issues are included. Pre-Senate material concerns Tower family history, academic endeavors, and 1960 Republican party activities. Post-Senate materials relate to his autobiography, Consequences, books he was planning to write, and nomination as secretary of defense. Finding aid. Partial restrictions.

Additional Papers: Materials for his book, Two Party Texas: The John Tower Era 1961-1984 in the John Knaggs papers, 1961-1985.

Papers: The John G. Tower Online Digital Media Collection. 1963-1992. Selected video, film, and audio clips including weekly radio shows, and interviews to radio and television stations. The streaming audio, video, and film document events such as the moon landing, Vietnam, energy, civil rights, gun control, environmental issues, arms control, and defense spending, Tower’s introduction of Barry Goldwater at the 1984 Republican convention, and his conversations with Richard Nixon on busing.



University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in George Francis Lemble papers, 1958-1968. Finding aid.