Robert Evins Pickard Papers

Robert Pickard

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Title: Robert Evins Pickard Papers

Dates: 1978–2002

Creator: Robert Evins Pickard

Summary/Abstract: The Robert Evins Pickard Papers include personal correspondence, audio cassettes of lectures, photographs of Pickard and his family, and information about the presidential campaign of Al Gore, Jr.

Quantity/Physical Description:

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), The Robert Evins Pickard Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Robert Evins Pickard, 2000; January 1, 2005

Processed By: Original processor undetermined

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in two boxes containing a total of 18 folders.

Biographical Note: Robert Evins Pickard had an active political career, but most famously worked as a staff member for Al Gore, Jr.’s 1988 presidential campaign.

Scope and Content: These papers primarily document Pickard’s work as a staff member for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. The collection of papers contains personal correspondence with several political figures, correspondence within the Gore campaign, media coverage of the Gore campaign, Pickard’s scholarly work on political issues, and photographs documenting campaign activity as well as overseas Peace Corps work and travel. Four audio cassette tapes containing Pickard lectures, as well as an oral history interview of Father John Badeen, are included in the collection. Also contained within this collection are three items pertaining to other family members. An autobiography from Bob Pickard’s uncle, Ted M. George, who was a local Tennessee resident, covers his service in WWII, his return after the war when he obtained his PhD in physics from Vanderbilt University, and his following career in academics. Bob Pickard and his friend Ron Messier, history professor at MTSU, filmed a documentary covering the life of Bob’s cousin, John Pickard, who was an actor in many films and television shows. There is also a memorial booklet on the life of Pickard’s mother, Kathryn Parrotte.

Associated Materials: All photographs from the Pickard Papers are stored separately in the Pickard Photograph Collection. The oral history and lectures are stored separately with other audio visual materials.

Related Collections: The Jerry Futrell Papers also document Albert Gore, Jr’s 1988 presidential campaign.

Subject Terms

Persons
Robert Evins Pickard
Bob Pickard
Al Gore
Tipper Gore
Ted M. George
John Pickard
Kathryn Parrotte

Places
Tennessee
Washington, D.C.

Subjects (General)
Presidential campaigns
Political memorabilia
Military bases

Material Types
Newspaper clippings
Journal articles
Flyers
Brochures
Correspondence
Notes
Publications
Videos
Audio cassettes

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Description of Contents

1

1

Al Gore Campaign – newspaper coverage

1

2

Al Gore Campaign – newspaper clippings

1

3

Al Gore Campaign – journal articles

1

4

Al Gore Campaign – flyers and brochures

1

5

Al and Tipper Gore – biographical sketches

1

6

Political Memorabilia

1

7

Bob Pickard – “Why the Democrats Should Nominate Al Gore”

1

8

Bob Pickard – “U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines”

1

9

Bob Pickard – “International Education in the United States”

1

10

Bob Pickard – Gore campaign correspondence

1

11

Bob Pickard – personal correspondence

1

12

Bob Pickard – letters of recommendation

1

13

Bob Pickard – notes

1

14

Bob Pickard – “The National Security Council: A Policy Analysis”

1

15

Ted M. George – autobiography

2

1

John Pickard – video and documentation

2

2

Kathryn Parrotte – “A Celebration of the Life of Kathryn Parrotte”

Gem Track

N/A

Bob Pickard – audio cassette tapes (oral history and lectures)