Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of Elizabeth C. Udell in memory of her husband Gilman Grant Udell, Sr.
Speaker Carl Albert wielded this gavel in the House Chamber sometime during his three consecutive terms as Speaker of the House from 1971 to 1977. He signed his name on the head of the gavel and gave it to Gilman Grant Udell, Sr., an employee of the House Document Room from 1946 to 1979. Udell worked his way up to Superintendent of the Document Room, collecting speaker-signed gavels along his way. Five of these gavels were given to the House Collection in 2004.