Boykin sent this message after Wallace's success in the 1962 gubernatorial primary. In it, he discusses the campaign, describes current industrial projects in the first district, and alludes to difficulties that challenge the state in the near...
In the letter Barclay explains that the state cannot attract suitable aerospace experts because of its reputation in recent segregation issues: "...the image of Alabama to the uninformed non-resident is not good because of the racial problem which...
In the letter Rutland urges Wallace to cooperate with the federal government in upcoming integration efforts: "We Alabama Democrats see some things about our great national party that we do not like. However, we are Americans first. We know that...
In this letter Boykin invites Wilson to join a large hunt to be held at his lodge in McIntosh, Alabama. He also discusses state and national politics, industry and economic development in Alabama, and the other guests who will attend the hunt.
In this letter to Governor-elect Wallace, Boykin discusses potential industrial development in southwestern Alabama. He asks Wallace to contact the head of the St. Regis Paper Company to encourage him to establish a plant in the state.
Much of the book is filled by visitors from Boykin's home district, but guests signed it at several significant social events as well. The pages here contain signatures of notable colleagues and acquaintances.
This letter, written after Boykin lost his seat in the House, discusses the unsuccessful campaign, the work that he did while in office, and the efforts he will continue to make to bring industry and money to the state.
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