|Creator:||Indiana University Center for Documentary Research and Practice|
|Title:||Autobiography: Edward O. Craft|
Quantity: 1 Interview(Audio files, transcripts, and collateral materials )
|Abstract:||Edward O. Craft, former senior legislative counsel to the House of Representatives, recounts his early life, education, work in Washington, DC, and his retirement into private practice as a partner in the law firm of Wickham, Craft & Cihlar.|
|Location:||Interviews are housed in Franklin Hall, Room 0030A. Contact email@example.com for more information. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.|
|Language:||Materials are in English|
|Repository:||Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Franklin Hall 0030B
601 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Business Number: 812-855-2856
This collection contains one interview, lasting 120 minutes. The interview consists of one reel and a typed transcript, as well as collateral materials.
The archive of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University is open to the use of researchers. Copies of transcript pages are available only when such copies are permitted by the deed of gift. Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of the interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Audio files may not be copied for patrons unless the deed of gift permits it, and a transcript is unavailable for that interview. The same rules of use that apply to a transcript apply to the audio interview. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s).
[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript; if digital audio and no transcript, cite time when quote occurs].
Oral history interviews conducted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory from 1968 to the present, with particular focus on the history of twentieth-century America and the Midwest.
Physical Description: emph: Congressional Directory
Physical Description: emph: House Congressional Record
Scope and Content Note: Edward O. Craft discusses the function and structure of the legislative counsel and some of the projects he worked on while in Washington, DC, including the massive tax restructuring of 1954. He also mentions some of the people he worked with in Washington, DC, including presidents Nixon and Carter. The interview ends with Craft discussing his resignation from the legislative counsel and his retirement into private practice as a partner in the law firm of Wickham, Craft & Cihlar, based in Washington, DC.
Biographical / Historical: Edward O. Craft, born in La Porte County, Indiana, on November 13, 1916 and died in Bloomington, Indiana, on March 10, 1999, speaks of his life history. He was born on a farm in La Porte County, Kingsbury, Indiana and attended school in La Porte. In the late nineteen thirties Craft attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law. He first worked in Evansville with a law firm, but was quickly recommended for a post with the legislative counsel to the House of Representatives. After moving to Washington, DC, he moved through the ranks in the counsel's office to become the senior legislative counsel from 1962 - 1972.
Access Status: Open