Subseries 7J: Memorabilia, includes invitations, programs, place cards, magazine covers, keys to cities, and other items that Stevenson designated for inclusion in his scrapbooks, but never were. As with other materials, these items reflect his rapid ascendancy in prominence. Early in his public career, he tended to save more items; as he gained greater prominence he clearly was not as easily impressed with the recognition and adulation he received. The memorabilia also includes guest lists, invitations, and toasts from his birthday parties, thrown annually by his wide circle of friends beginning with his fiftieth birthday. A guest book records visitors to Stevenson's various residences, including the Illinois governor's mansion, Libertyville farm, and his suite in the Waldorf Astoria. Clearly, the guest book was not signed by every visitor; however, it does give a flavor of his guests over the years.