|Invitation letter for "Barbara's|
Birthday Bash," 1976. Notice the
handwritten logistics and planning
on the left.
Today marks what would have been Congresswoman Jordan's 78th birthday. We've found a couple of birthday-related items in the collection.
1976 was an election year, and also marked a milestone for Jordan, her 40th birthday. A "Barbara's Birthday Bash" was organized as a tie-in to Jordan's re-election campaign, and the guest list featured a "who's who" of the Houston political and social circles. The suggested donation price of $10 a ticket shows how times (and economics) have changed for political campaigns since 1976.
|Ticket for "Barbara's Birthday Bash," 1976. The Imperial|
Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency is still there today.
|Birthday greetings from President Carter, 1978.|
Jordan also received birthday greetings from President Carter on what turned out to be her last birthday as a Member of Congress.