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Shivers Press Memorandum 1956-08-31.jpg
The Governor’s orders sending the Texas Rangers to Mansfield High School to keep the peace on August 31, 1956. The presence of Texas Rangers would ensure the failure of integration in Mansfield. Rather than enforce court orders on integration,…

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A press memorandum from Allan Shivers discussing a letter sent to Virginia Governor Stanley and his interest in "interposition." The memorandum states that Shivers appointed a fifteen-member committee to study the issue from a "legal and educational…

Shivers Official Statement 1955-09-18.jpg
Shivers’ endorsement of President Eisenhower for reelection in 1956. Eisenhower’s support for the Texas tidelands claim, along with his stance on separation of powers and states’ rights, ensured Shivers’ endorsement in 1952 and 1956.

Shivers Official Memorandum 1956-09-27.jpg
An official memorandum from Allan Shivers designating October 13, 1956 as "Ike Day," in celebration of President Dwight Eisenhower. The memorandum compliments Eisenhower's achievements and praises him for being the only Texas who has served as chief…

Official Statement Shivers 1952-10-22.jpg
Shivers’ support for Eisenhower demonstrated his desire to place political issues before party loyalty. Supporting a Republican for president was controversial, but helped reaffirm Shivers’ stance on conservative principles and states’ rights.

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A letter from Clint Murchison to Allan Shivers confirming that 600,000 copies of The Daily Texan were sent to "every rural route box in Texas." The newspaper highlights the support Texans have for Dwight Eisenhower and indicates a strong movement by…

Hayes to Shivers 1956-09-04.jpg
A letter from a Texas citizen to Allan Shivers commending him on his actions in Mansfield, TX. In addition the letter discusses rumors that Shivers will be leaving public office to accept the position of president of a "big Houston bank."

1953_07_16_Shivers_to_DDE (5).pdf
Allan Shivers shares his thought to Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Supreme Court case (Brown v. Board of Education). Shivers states that "there is nothing more local that the public school system. This demonstrates Shivers stance on school segregation,…

A letter from Allan Shivers congratulating Dwight D. Eisenhower for his presidential victory. Shivers states that Texas will co-operate with Eisenhower for a "stronger America in a peaceful world". This demonstrates the start of Shivers and…

Allan Shivers thanks Dwight D. Eisenhower for a previous conference and an "enjoyable" luncheon. This demonstrates the friendly relationship between Shivers and Eisenhower.
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