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Col. Harry James Thompson Papers

Identifier: MSS-0046

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials Thompson gathered during research for his MA thesis: Senator John Goodwin Tower of Texas; an examination of events leading to his election in 1961 and his reelection in 1966. Thesis (M.A.) – University of Maryland, 1968. Southwestern University has a copy of the thesis. The papers include original and photocopies of materials Tower’s office and campaigns created, correspondence, interview notes, questionnaires, responses to questionnaires, and studies. Thompson had responses from important Republicans, including George H. W. Bush, Peter O’Donnell, Albert Fay, and others.


  • Majority of material found in 1961–1968

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Southwestern University Distinctive Collections and Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from SU Distinctive Collections and Archives before any publication use. Distinctive Collections does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Biographical / Historical

No information available other than that Thompson wrote his MA thesis at the University of Maryland and his papers ended up at University of San Antonio. UTSA donated them to the Tower Library at Southwestern in 2012.


.4 Linear Feet : One document case

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Repository Details

Part of the SU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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