JORDAN, Barbara Charline, 1936-1996


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Guide to Research Collections

Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: 1984, 9 pages.
An oral history interview of Barbara Jordan conducted by Roland C. Hayes on March 28, 1984. A transcript of the interview is available in the library and online.


Texas Southern University
Houston, TX
Papers: 1966-1996, 462 linear feet.
The papers document the political and professional career of Barbara Jordan and are divided into State Senate Papers, U.S. House of Representatives Papers, and Personal Papers. The Texas State Senate papers document Barbara Jordan’s campaign activities, bills passed in the State Senate, her Governor for a Day Honor, documents relating to her involvement with the Democratic National Convention, and documents relating to the Prairie View Voting Rights case. The U.S. Representative papers contain records on constituents, legislation, committees, office administration, and campaigns. Other records include personal correspondence, press/media files, appointment logs, schedules, invitations, arrangements, job recommendations, and appointments to political offices. Barbara Jordan’s involvement with other Members of Congress is represented in the papers, as well as her involvement with the Democratic National Committee, and correspondence in reaction to her keynote speech at the 1976 Democratic Convention. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.