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The Mrs. Henry Aldous (Lucille) Dixon Collection

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The Mrs. Henry Aldous (Lucille) Dixon Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

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Collection Overview +/-

Title: The Mrs. Henry Aldous (Lucille) Dixon Collection
Dates: 1954-1960 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 118
Summary: 1.67 linear feet
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Record of the Congressional Activities of Henry Aldous Dixon: 1954-1957

Fd1 Campaign, 1954: Synopsis of the events that led to the selection of Dixon as the Republican Party candidate for First District Representative; news clippings regarding the resignation of Representative Douglas R. Stringfellow as a candidate for reelection; news clippings regarding the primary and general elections; abstract of Congressional electoral returns in Utah. (17 pieces, 1 item) Fd2 Sketch of Major Accomplishments, 1955 (1 item)

Fd3 Weekly News Column, 1955: News clippings of weekly reports from Dixon during the 1st Session of the 84th Congress. (2 pieces)

Fd4 Press Releases, 1955: News clippings regarding Dixon’s legislative activities during the 1st Session of the 84th Congress. (11 pieces)

Fd5 “Your Congressman Writes”, 1955: Bimonthly newsletters from Dixon with information regarding general legislative activities during the 1st Session of the 84th Congress. (4 pieces, 4 items)

Fd6 Congressional Record, 1955: Clippings from this publication pertaining to statements and addresses made by Dixon during the 1st Session of the 84th Congress. (17 pieces)

Fd7 Committee Testimony, 1955: Statements made by Dixon during hearings before various Congressional committees regarding legislative matters of the 84th Congress. (1 piece, 6 items)

Fd8 Weekly News Columns, 1956: News clippings of weekly reports from Dixon to his constituents during the 2nd Session of the 84th Congress. (6 pieces)

Fd9 Press Release, January-September, 1956: News clippings regarding Dixon’s activities during the 2nd Session of the 84th Congress. (33 pieces)

Fd10 Press Releases, October-December, 1956: News clippings regarding Dixon’s legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 84th Congress. (35 pieces)

Fd11 “Your Congressman Writes,” 1956: Bimonthly newsletters from Dixon with information regarding the general legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 84th Congress. (4 pieces, 8 items)

Fd12 Congressional Record, 1956: Clippings from this publication pertaining to statements and addresses made by Dixon during the 2nd Session of the 84th Congress. (21 pieces)

Fd13 Committee Testimony, 1956: Statements made by Dixon during hearings before various Congressional committees regarding legislative matters of the 2nd Session of the 84th Congress. (2 items)

Fd14 Bills introduced, 1956 (1 item)

Fd15 Speeches, 1956: Addresses delivered by Dixon before various civic, political and education groups. (2 pieces, 6 items)

Fd16 Campaign, 1956: Outline of differences in the political and economic philosophies of the Democratic and Republicans, campaign literature, and miscellaneous material relating to Dixon’s reelection. (8 pieces, 3 items)

Fd17 Correspondence, 1956: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters. (6 pieces, 1 item)

Fd18 Miscellaneous, 1955 and 1956 (11 pieces, 1 item)

Fd19 Press Releases, 1957: News clippings regarding Dixon’s legislative activities during the 1st Session of the 85th Congress. (16 pieces)

Fd20 “Utahn’s in Congress,” 1957: Weekly column appearing in the Deseret News, summarizing the activities of Utah’s Congressional delegation. (15 pieces)

Fd21 “Your Congressman Writes,” 1957: Bimonthly newsletter from Dixon with information regarding general legislative activities of the 1st Session of the 85th Congress. (7 items)

Fd22 Congressional Record, 1957: Clippings from this publication pertaining to statements and addresses made by Dixon during the 1st Session of the 85th Congress. (29 pieces)

Fd23 Committee Testimony, 1957: Statements made by Dixon during hearings before various Congressional committees regarding legislative measures of the 85th Congress. (1 piece, 10 items)

Fd24 Speeches, 1957: Addresses delivered by Dixon before various civic, political, and education groups. (5 items)

Fd25 Correspondence, 1957: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters. (11 pieces, 3 items)

Box 2: Record of the Congressional Activities of Henry Aldous Dixon: 1958-1959

Fd1 “Congressman in Washington,” January-June, 1958: Weekly Column written by Dixon regarding legislative matters under consideration during the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (20 pieces)

Fd2 “Congressman in Washington,” July-December, 1958: Weekly column written by Dixon regarding legislative matters under consideration during the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (16 pieces)

Fd3 Press Releases, January-June, 1958: News clippings pertaining to Dixon’s legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (10 pieces)

Fd4 Press Releases, July-December, 1958: News clippings pertaining to the legislative activities of Dixon during the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (5 pieces, 3 items)

Fd5 Radio Programs, 1958: Scripts of programs conducted by KSL Radio of Salt Lake City, Utah. (1 item)

Fd6 “Your Congressman Writes,” 1958: Bimonthly newsletters from Dixon with information regarding general legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (5 items)

Fd7 Congressional Record, 1958: Clippings from this publication pertaining to statements and addresses made by Dixon during the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (31 pieces)

Fd8 Committee Testimony, 1958: Statements made by Dixon during hearings before various Congressional committees regarding legislative measures of the 2nd Session of the 85th Congress. (6 items)

Fd9 Speeches, 1958: Addresses delivered by Dixon to various political, civic, and education groups. (4 items)

Fd10 Correspondence, 1958: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters. (9 pieces)

Fd11 Campaign, 1958: Advertisements, radio and television scripts, travel intenerary, issues statements, and newspaper clippings. (12 pieces, 11 items)

Fd12 Miscellaneous, 1957 and 1958 (4 pieces, 5 items)

Fd13 “Congressman in Washington,” 1959: News clippings of weekly column by Dixon regarding legislative matters under consideration during the 1st Session of the 86th Congress. (28 pieces)

Fd14 Press Releases, January-July, 1959: News clippings pertaining to Dixon’s activities during the 1st Session of the 86th Congress. (16 pieces)

Fd15 Press Releases, August-December, 1959: News clippings pertaining to Dixon’s legislative activities during the 1st Session of the 86th Congress. (35 pieces)

Fd16 “Utahn’s in Congress,” 1959: Weekly column appearing in the Deseret News summarizing the activities of Utah’s Congressional delegation. (6 pieces)

Fd17 Radio Programs, 1959: Scripts of programs conducted by KSL Radio of Salt Lake City, Utah. (1 piece, 2 items)

Fd18 “Your CongressmanWrites,” 1959: Bimonthly newsletters from Dixon with information regarding general legislative activities during the 1st Session of the 86th Congress. (3 items)

Fd19 Congressional Record, 1959: Clippings from this publication pertaining to statements and addresses made by Dixon during the 1st Session of the 86th Congress. (34 pieces)

Fd20 Committee Testimony, 1959: Statements made by Dixon during hearings before various Congressional committees regarding legislative measures of the 1st Session of the 86th Congress. (3 items)

Fd21 Speeches, 1959: Addresses delivered by Congressman Dixon before various civic, political, and education groups. (21 pieces, 5 items)

Fd22 Correspondence, 1959: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters. (3 pieces, 1 item)

Fd23 Miscellaneous, 1959: Report of a trip to the Far East by Dixon and Representative Paul Jones (D-Missouri); itinerary; invitations. (10 pieces, 2 items)

Box 3: Record of the Congressional Activities of Henry Aldous Dixon: 1960

Fd1 “Congressman in Washington,” 1960: Clippings of columns by Dixon regarding legislative activities and matters under consideration during the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (22 pieces) Fd2 Press Releases, January-March, 1960: News clipping regarding Dixon’s legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (24 pieces)

Fd3 Press Releases, April-June, 1960: News clippings regarding Dixon’s legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (31 pieces)

Fd4 Press Releases, July-October, 1960: News clippings regarding Dixon’s legislative activities during the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (19 pieces)

Fd5 “Utahn’s in Congress,” 1960: Weekly column appearing in the Deseret News, summarizing the activities of the Utah’s Congressional delegation. (14 pieces)

Fd6 “Your Congressman Writes,” 1960: Bimonthly newsletters to Dixon’s constituents regarding general legislative activities of the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (4 items)

Fd7 Congressional Record, 1960: Clippings from this publications pertaining to Dixon’s statements and addresses during the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (38 pieces)

Fd8 Committee Testimony, 1960: Statements made by Dixon during hearings before various Congressional Committees regarding legislative measures before the 2nd Session of the 86th Congress. (3 pieces, 11 items)

Fd9 Speeches, 1960: Addresses delivered by Dixon before various civic, political, and education groups. (1 piece, 7 items)

Fd10 Correspondence, February-April, 1960: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters. (20 pieces, 2 items)

Fd11 Correspondence, May-June, 1960: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters. (12 pieces, 1 item)

Fd12 Correspondence, July-December, 1960: Miscellaneous letters from colleagues and constituents regarding various legislative matters, and expression regret over Dixon’s decision not to seek reelection. (17 pieces, 2 items)

Fd13 Invitations and Business Cards (7 pieces)

Fd14 Congressional Tour of New York City: Itinerary and schedule of events for tour conducted under the auspices of the Department of Commerce and Public Events, City of New York. May 13-15, 1960. (1 item)

Fd15 Interparliamentary Union Conference: Itinerary and report from this conference held in Tokyo, Japan, September 28 through October 5, 1960. (39 pieces, 2 items)

Fd16 Miscellaneous, 1960 (7 pieces, 3 items)

Box 4: Henry Aldous Dixon: Awards, 1937-1960

Fd1 Doctorate diploma from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 1937.

Fd2 Honorary Certificate from the Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. 1953.

Fd3 Life Membership Certificate from the Utah State Agricultural College Alumni Association, 1954.

Fd4 Life Membership Certificate from the Utah Education Association, 1955.

Fd5 Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Utah State Agricultural College, 1956.

Fd6 Congressional commendation from the Republican members of the House Committee on Agriculture, 1960.

Fd7 Miscellaneous Certificates, 1945-1959 (5 pieces)

Fd8 In Memorium, 1967: Three copies of a resolution of condolences on the death of Congressman Dixon, S.J.R. 10, January 24, 1967; issue of Weber State College Alumni News, Spring 1967, containing tribute to Dixon. (4 items)

Fd9 Miscellaneous: Baccalaureate address delivered at the University of Utah, June 1, 1952; Award for distinguished Services in Education presented by the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 1952; commencement program from Utah State Agricultural College in which Dixon received an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree, 1956; dedication program for the Presidents’ Plaque at Weber State College, 1956; two programs from the Annual Mothers Conference of the American Mothers’ Committee, Inc., 1956. (6 items)

Box 5: Memorabilia

Pen used by President Eisenhower to sign the Upper Colorado Project Bill;

Gavel inscribed, “The Honorable Henry Aldous Dixon, 1959”;

medals (2) for Honored Guests at the 1956 and 1960 National Republican Conventions;

plaque of license plate, “No. 1, Utah 60, U.S. Congressman”;

license plate, “No. 1, Utah 60, U.S. Congressman”;

license plates (2) of Inaugural 1957 with photographs of President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon;

business cards of Henry Aldous Dixon (21);

scrapbook with newspaper clippings belonging to Dixon, 1940-1942;

1972 desk calendar and appointment book.

Volume 1 Six Years in Congress: Henry Aldous Dixon, First Utah Congressional District, 1955-1960. pp. 1-483 Xerox copies of material contained in box no. 1, spanning the period 1954-1957.

Volume 2 Six Years in Congress: Henry Aldous Dixon, First Utah Congressional District, 1955-1960. pp. 484-989. Xerox copies of material contained in box no. 2, spanning the period 1958-1959. (2 copies)

Volume 3 Six Years in Congres: Henry Aldous Dixon, First Utah Congressional District, 1955-1960. pp. 990-1426. Xerox copies of material contained in box no.3, spanning the year 1960. (2 copies) Includes index to all volumes and photographs.

Content Description +/-

MS 118 comprises five (5) document boxes and three (3) volumes pertaining to the political career of Henry Aldous Dixon. It is by no means an exhaustive record of that career. It is, however, an overview of his more important achievements. The collection highlights Congressman Dixon’s involvement with the 84th, 85th and 86th Congresses. In addition, it provides a synopsis of how he came to be chosen as the Republican candidate for the office of First District Representative in 1954, and material pertaining to his decision not to seek reelection in 1960. Only asmall portion of the material is original correspondence. The bulk of the collection is made up of newspaper clippings, press releases, and campaign material. Also included are photographs (duplicates of collection P 26) portraying the Congressman with various friends, colleagues, and members of his family, as well as items of personal memorabilia.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.

Creator:

Dixon, Lucille

Language:

Collection materials are in English.

Sponsor:

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Quantity:

5 box

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Politics

Personal Names:

Dixon, Lucille
Dixon, Henry Aldous

Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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