Richard K. Armey Photograph Collection


484 items


Reagan signs base closure legislation.
Armey and Tauzin prepare for the Scrap the Code tour.
Contract with America


This photograph collection contains black and white, color, contact sheet, and negative images of Richard K. Armey, the Republican congressman who represented Texas’s 26th District in the U.S. Congress from 1985-2003.  While many of the images are official government photos, others are credited to news organizations or professional photographers.  There are some which were probably taken by Armey’s staff.

Because Armey served in leadership for much of his time in Congress—first as chairman of the House Republican Conference and later as House Majority Leader—there are several images of the congressman meeting world leaders or taking a key role in GOP activities.  Among the world leaders shown are Hosni Mubarak, Ariel Sharon, Atal Vajpayee, Vincente Fox, Pervez Musharraf, Jacques Chirac, Kim Dae-Jung, Binyamin Netanyahu, Tony Blair, and King Hussein of Jordan.  There are also photos of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Images of key members of Congress include Newt Gingrich, Trent Lott, J. C. Watts, Tom DeLay, Richard A. Gephardt, and J. Dennis Hastert.

Among the celebrities of the sports, entertainment, or news worlds shown in the images are Tim Russert, John Travolta, Monica Seles, U2’s Bono, Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Donna Richardson, George Stephanopoulos, Andrea Mitchell, and Al Hunt.  Often the news photos were taken on the set of a particular show.

The Armey photo collection has many photos depicting significant events from the congressman’s time in office.  Among these are images are the proponents of the Contract with America, “Scrap the Tax Code” tour, anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and recipients of the Freedom Works Award.

The collection also has several images of Armey in various district settings and of office staff and parties. In addition, there is a photo of Armey riding a motorcycle at the 1996 Republican National Convention.

An item-level inventory exists for this photo collection and can be accessed through the links below. Please consult the Center's fee and guideline policies governing use of photos.


Photos #1-100
Photos #101-200
Photos #201-300
Photos #301-400
Photos #401-484


Richard K. Armey Collection Description

Richard K. Armey Collection Box List


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