BILBO, Theodore Gilmore, 1877-1947



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the John Hollis Bankhead papers, 1880-1947.


Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: Correspondence in the Archibald Stinson Coody papers, 1912-1940 (bulk 1923-1940).


Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: 1915-1941. 59 boxes and 20 volumes. Personal and business correspondence, gubernatorial correspondence, campaign correspondence, tapes of campaign and other speeches, photographs and portrait.


Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State, MS
Papers: 4 letters (1910) in Hobbs family papers; 6 letters (1940-1941) in Wilhite collection; 1 letter (1951) in Hodding and Betty Werlein Carter papers; 1 tape of campaign speech, 1946; and photograph.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence concerning the Southern Conference Educational Fund in the Carl James Braden papers, 1935-1972. Finding aid.


University of Mississippi
Archives and Special Collections
University, MS
Papers: 1 foot. Materials relating to A. Wigfall Green’s biography, The Man Bilbo, photocopied correspondence, and documents relating to the disputed 1932 election and the 1940 Senatorial campaign.


University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives
Hattiesburg, MS
Papers: 1909-1947. 539 cubic feet. Correspondence, speeches, subject files, personal and business records, campaign records, newspapers clippings, and photographs relating to service as governor, with U.S. Department of Agriculture and as U. S. senator, and publication of Mississippi Free Lance. Includes a large volume of depression and New Deal era constituent correspondence, subject files documenting Mississippi matters including political campaigns of others, District of Columbia affairs, and legislative topics of interest to Bilbo, particularly agriculture. Finding aid.

Oral History: Discussed in numerous interviews including Bidwell Adam, A. O. “Doc” Amacker, George W. and J.O. Bilbo, Theodore Bilbo Jr., Houston Breland, Senator A. B. Chandler, Caleb Dortch, Burris L. Dunn, Dr. C. B. Hamlet III, Mrs. H. V. Lott, Dr. C. E. O’Neal, Judge Merle Palmer, Dixon Pyles, Alma Reyer, Hansford L. Simmons, Edward Terry, David Thames, P.A. Thames, and others. Part of Mississippi Oral History program.