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.

Collection Items

89th Congress Temporary Telephone Directory
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.

Congratulatory letter from Congressman John Conyers<br /><br />
A letter from freshman Congressman John Conyers congratulating Claude Pepper for his support of the Voting Rights Act.

Democratic Study Group news release<br /><br />
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.

Draft Remarks on the Poll Tax<br /><br />
A copy of the remarks made by Congressman Claude Pepper on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Voting Rights Act signing<br /><br />
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.
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