Biographical Sketch of the Creator of the Collection
LeEarl Ann Bryant was the Democratic candidate for the 26th Congressional District in Texas in 1994. The seat was then held by Representative Dick Armey. Although she won the Democratic nomination, Ms. Bryant was defeated in the general election, garnering 22% of the votes. She was a registered professional engineer, the first woman president of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a prominent Texas businesswoman.
Scope and Content of the Collection
The LeEarl Bryant collection occupies 2.0 cubic feet plus 5 maps. In preparation for her campaign against Dick Armey in the Congressional race of 1994 in Texas, she collected copies of his campaign financial records from 1983 through 1994. She also accumulated clippings of news articles regarding Armey and numerous political issues, both national and state. More than .6 cubic feet of the collection consists of information relating to Dick Armey and .6 cubic feet is clippings. The balance deals with her campaign, other Texas political figures, and miscellaneous political items. The maps include a precinct map of Denton County, and road maps of Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties.
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