Calendars, Schedules, and Special Events Series: 1961-1985 (bulk 1976-1984)
Linear Feet: 31.5 (75 document cases, 8 rolls microfilm)
Status: All files are open.
This series documents Senator Tower’s daily activities throughout his career in the Senate, from 1961-1985. Materials for each year are generally divided into three categories, “Calendars,” “Schedules,” and “Special Events,” although 1974 is represented by only one calendar and two microfilm. In addition, a few scattered general files contain public relations advice and instructions to aides who accompanied the senator or helped plan his schedule. Speeches, talking points, biographies, memoranda and notes occasionally accompany some files. Most calendars are “Month-At-A-Glance” or “Day-At-A-Glance” records of Senator Tower’s personal, social and political activities. Generally, the calendars contain records of appointments and events along with interspersed notes from his aides indicating with whom he would be meeting and what topics would be discussed. The “Schedules,” which duplicate some information found in “Calendars,” are a detailed register of Senator Tower’s activities on a daily basis. Often there are precise lists of each day’s events, such as a flight schedule of arrival and departure times and places, contacts for the event, and the topic or purpose of the event. Fund-raisers for his colleagues, meetings with groups such as Republican Women or the Republican National Committee, and functions with Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Southwestern University and Southern Methodist University are among the more frequent events.