Claude Pepper Library

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Claude Pepper Library


The Claude Pepper Library was established in 1985 as the official repository for the Pepper Collection, a unique and multi-faceted collection of manuscripts, photographs, audio/video recordings and memorabilia by and about U.S. Congressman Claude Pepper (1900-1989). It is a satellite of the Florida State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Division.

Items in the Claude Pepper Library Collection

On this temporary Congressional phone directory, Congressman Claude Pepper kept track of which of his colleagues could be counted on to support his amendment to the Social Security Act of 1965.

A letter from freshman Congressman John Conyers congratulating Claude Pepper for his support of the Voting Rights Act.

A news release from Mo Udall to all members of the House of Representatives detailing crucial voting days leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

A copy of the remarks made by Congressman Claude Pepper on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Claude Pepper shaking hands with President Johnson after the signing of the Voting Rights Act as Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King, Jr. look on.