The group had gathered for a dinner party given for Congressman Sam Hobbs and his wife. Frank and Ocllo Boykin gave each of the ladies a nylon nightgown produced by Vanity Fair Mills in Monroeville, Alabama.
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.
In the message the congressmen commend Ross's efforts to prevent integration at the University of Mississippi ("the courageous battle you are waging for constitutional government"), and they promise that "Mississippi's fight is Alabama's fight."
"For the first time in the memory of its senior member--Senator Lister Hill, who has 28 years service in both houses of Congress--the entire Alabama congressional delegation has been assembled for a group photograph, with the results shown here."
In the message the congressmen criticize the president's involvement in the integration of the University of Mississippi, and they compare his actions to President Eisenhower's intervention in Little Rock, Arkansas. They demand the "immediate...
In this letter to the president, the members of the Alabama congressional delegation endorse Mobile native James P. Lynch for membership in the Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Board if it is expanded.
Shown here are the covers of the directory, a page listing the state delegations, the pages featuring the 1959 United States senators and representatives from Alabama, and a page about the new design of the United States flag after adding Alaska.
Pictured here are the United States senators and representatives from Alabama in 1960. Also included are a congressional committee membership list and the pages about Alaska and Hawaii, the newest states.
In the message Wallace gives a brief overview of the civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, blaming "outside agitators" for the "internal strife and turmoil": "In my best judgment subversive elements have been at work in that city and...
In the message Wallace discusses the federal troops that President Kennedy has just sent to handle the violent situation in Birmingham, Alabama. He insists that the local authorities have the matter under control, and he asks the congressmen to...
This publication lists the Democratic members of the United States House of Representatives for 1937. These selected pages show the representatives from Alabama and give information about the committee on which Boykin served.