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The Anne Cole Collection

Identifier: MSS-0007

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection consist of papers dealing with the 1960 and 1966 campaigns, a large scrapbook of the 1966 campaign, and a red vinyl briefcase use by the women involved in Tower’s campaign effort. The “Vote for Tower” scrapbook chronicles the 1966 Campaign with campaign literature (posters, flyers, mailers, bumper stickers, and lapel buttons), newspaper clippings, and form letters to different voter groups such as Oilmen for Tower and Aggies for Tower. This collection also has small group of campaign materials for and against Waggoner Carr.

One folder contains miscellaneous papers from 1960 and 1978. Part of this material relates to Anne Cole’s lobbying work and meeting with John Tower for the development of a cabinet level Department of Education and her work as chair of Texas Teachers for Tower in the form of correspondence, lists, and memoranda. The Tower Campaign of 1960 portion of the folder has a copy of a form letter mailed under the signature of Tom Cole, but was, according to Anne Cole, the first direct mail campaign letter written by Richard Viguerie.

This collection is housed with Tower Small Collections (Papers and Memorabilia).


  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1978

Biographical / Historical

Anne Cole served as the Chairperson of Texas Teachers for Tower during the 1966 Senatorial Campaign. Tom Cole, Anne Cole’s husband, served as Tower’s 1960 Campaign Chairperson.


0 Linear Feet : 1 Folder; .5 RC Box

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Repository Details

Part of the SU Special Collections & Archives Repository

1001 East University Avenue
Georgetown TX 78626 United States