Boykin sent this message after Alan Shepard, the first American launched into space, returned to Earth. In the telegram he congratulates the president on the successful journey and praises Shepard for his courage and accomplishment.
In this letter to his daughter, Frank describes an enclosed letter by Anne Boykin Murphy, who studied Boykin genealogy. He also discusses recent and upcoming appropriations for Mobile and the first district.
In this letter to his grandson, Frank sends news of family and friends. Most of the letter, however, gives anecdotes and memories about notable figures from Frank's career, particularly General Douglas MacArthur.
In this letter to his biographer, Frank sends news of family and friends, congratulates Edward on his new book, mentions business propositions, and discusses politics and his success while in the House.
When Senator John Bankhead died in office in 1946, Boykin competed unsuccessfully for the vacant seat seat. This paid political ad consists of four pages of articles describing Boykin's congressional achievements and qualifications for the...
This flier from the 1952 congressional campaign contains articles outlining Boykin's political career and accomplishments. Though it claims to be a newspaper (the District Reporter), it is actually a paid political advertisement.
Robert Sikes submitted the statement in this issue of the Congressional Record as a tribute to both Frank Boykin and Ed Ball. It includes a letter and an article from Boykin, which praise Ball for his philanthropic work.
In this letter Frank discusses business deals, politics, and the publication of his biography. Frank decided he was too busy to do anything more with the book at the time, so it was not published until 1973, four years after he died.
This event honoring Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn featured an enormous buffet of wild game from across the country, followed by a nine-course meal. The affair, entirely paid for by Boykin, cost about $20,000 in 1949.