Modern Political Papers Collection

Modern Political Papers Collection

Herman B Wells Library E460
1320 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000, United States
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The Political Papers collections consist of papers created by the offices of members representing Indiana in the U.S. Congress from World War II to the present.  Collections document the development of legislation, building relationships with constituents, and the conduct of campaigns in local and national contexts, with a focus on insights into the functioning of Congress. Photograph by Architect of the Capitol.

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About the Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Overview of the Collection, 1963-1980

The collection consists of papers generated and received by the office of Senator Birch Bayh during his three terms (1963-1980) in the United States Senate representing the state of Indiana, including extensive papers from his legislative work, his chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, his other Judiciary Committee work, his Senate and Presidential campaigns, and his extensive involvement in economic development in Indiana.
Collection ID: MPP 1

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Committee on Appropriations, 1972-1980

The Committee on Appropriations files consist of all administrative and staff files generated in connection with Bayh's service on the Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittees.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9320)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Committee on Public Works, 1963-1973

Contains files documenting Bayh's work as a member of the Committee on Public Works and chairman of its Special Subcommittee on Disaster Relief (Dec 1969 - Jan 1970) and its Subcommittee on Roads (1971-1972).
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAE0495)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Committee on the Judiciary, 1963-1980

The Committee on the Judiciary files consist of all administrative and staff files generated in connection with Bayh's service on the committee and its various subcommittees, with the exception of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments (1963-1976), later Subcommittee on the Constitution (1977-1980), and the Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, which are covered in separate series.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9446)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Indiana Working Files, 1963-1980

The Indiana Working Files were created by the staff members assigned to Indiana projects and concerns, most of them working in the Washington, DC office but some from the Indianapolis office as well. They contain working papers, correspondence, resources, and sometimes materials related to legislation.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9319)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Legislative Activity and Administration, 1963-1980

Documentation of legislative activity and voting records and the internal workings of the Legislative Department, including travel for legislative purposes.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAD5158)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Legislative Mail, 1962-1980

Consists of mail and responses related to legislation and legislative issues.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAE1551)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Legislative Working Files, 1963-1980

The Legislative Working Files consist of staff members' files containing research materials, memos, correspondence, and often constituent mail and responses.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9447)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Office Management Files, 1962-1980

Consists of files generated in management of the office, including specifically designated files of the administrative assistants (chiefs of staff) and executive secretary (1964-1969).
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAE0563)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Political Files, 1960-1980

Consists of the files generated by Bayh and his staff in the course of his political campaigns and his Indiana and national political activity.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAD9819)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Scrapbooks, 1940-1980

Scrapbooks covering Bayh's legislative career 1957-1980 and his wife Marvella's advocacy for cancer prevention 1973-1974.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9897)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1963-1980

The Speech and Writings series includes drafts, working notes, and supplementary materials collected to support speech-writing, and drafts of books and articles and correspondence related to them.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9704)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments and Subcommittee on the Constitution, 1963-1980

Documents generated by Bayh and his staff in connection with the work of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments and Subcommittee on the Constitution under his chairmanship.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAC9321)

Birch Bayh Congressional Papers: Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, 1963-1978

The collection consists of administrative and staff files generated in connection with Bayh's service on and chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency.
Collection ID: MPP 1 (VAD0438)

Dan Burton Congressional Papers, 1983-2012

Danny Lee Burton (b. 1938) represented Indiana in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2012. A member of the Republican Party, Dan Burton was elected to represent the 5th and 6th congressional districts of Indiana throughout his time in Congress. The collection consists of papers, audio-visual materials, and electronic records generated and received by the office of Congressman Dan Burton.
Collection ID: MPP 21

Evan Bayh 1: Press and Political Files, 1982-2005

The collection consists of the press files and a few political files of former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, including extensive files on the "Capital for a Day" program and clippings from local and national publications about Evan Bayh. There is also a large compilation of videotapes and other audio visual materials, such as cassette tapes and photo albums.
Collection ID: MPP 11

Evan Bayh 2: Press Department Files, 1993-2010

The collection consists largely of clippings and printouts from clipping services relating to Evan Bayh's senatorial career, plus staff-compiled "Legacy Files," photos, and 364 videotapes, CDs, and DVDs. The "Legacy Files" and photos also include his gubernatorial years.
Collection ID: MPP 16

Frank McCloskey Congressional Papers, 1983-1999

Consists of the papers of Congressman Frank McCloskey relating to his twelve years representing the 8th district of Indiana in the United States House of Representatives; a few earlier papers relating to his service as mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, from 1971 to 1982; and post-congressional papers related to development of a government in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Collection ID: MPP 6

J. Edward Roush Congressional Papers, 1959-1976

Consists of papers generated and received by the office of J. Edward Roush during his tenure as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 5th district from 1959 to 1968 and Indiana's 4th district from 1971 to 1976.
Collection ID: MPP 5

Jerry G. Udell Political Papers, 1960-1980

The Udell Political Papers consist of a selection of office and campaign working papers and campaign memorabilia from his political and Indiana office service with Birch Bayh (1963-1973) and his work on Lee Hamilton's 1966 re-election campaign, with a few documents from his staff work for Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska (1973-1977).
Collection ID: MPP 3

John M. Rector Papers, 1971-2013

Contains documentation of Rector's career before and after his service as chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency.
Collection ID: MPP 23

Lee H. Hamilton 9/11 Commission Papers, 2003-2005

Consists of materials collected by Hamilton during the course of the 9/11 Commission's work to serve as documentation of the process of investigation and creation of the final report
Collection ID: MPP 7

Lee H. Hamilton 9/11 Public Discourse Project Papers, 2003-2007

The collection documents the 16-month effort of the former 9/11 Commissioners to develop pressure for implementation of their recommendations, through public education and extensive congressional testimony under the auspices of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project.
Collection ID: MPP 15

Lee H. Hamilton Congressional Papers, 1965-1998

Consists of the papers of Congressman Lee Hamilton relating to his 34 years of service in the United States House of Representatives as Representative of the Ninth Congressional District of Indiana, including extensive files on Indiana projects and from his chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Collection ID: MPP 2

Lee H. Hamilton Iraq Study Group Papers, 2005-2007

Consists of the electronic and paper files of Lee Hamilton and his senior advisor and special assistant to the Iraq Study Group.
Collection ID: MPP 10

Lee H. Hamilton Post-Congressional Papers (Hamilton II), 1999-2010

The collection consists of appointment books, key speeches, documentation of several of the commissions on which Hamilton served subsequent to his retirement from Congress, extensive files of clippings on international affairs and major U.S. policy issues, his personal working notes, and his born-digital Commentaries.
Collection ID: MPP 4

Mike Pence Congressional Papers, 2001-2012

Michael Richard "Mike" Pence represented Indiana in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2012. A member of the Republican Party, Mike Pence was elected to represent the 2nd (2001-2003) and 6th (2003-2012) congressional districts of Indiana. The collection consists of papers and electronic records generated and received by the office of Congressman Mike Pence.
Collection ID: MPP 20

Modern Political Papers Oral History Interviews, 2005-2008

Transcripts of interviews with staff members of Senator Birch Bayh and Congressman Lee Hamilton, with Nancy (Mrs. Lee) Hamilton, and with former Governor Edgar Whitcomb.
Collection ID: MPP 25

Political Poster Collection, 1964-1972

The collection consists of posters received from several donors, which have been grouped as a single collection for convenience of both research and preservation.
Collection ID: MPP 12

Richard G. Lugar Senatorial Papers: Awards and Memorabilia Collection, 1948-2016, bulk 1968-2012

Richard G. Lugar (1932-2019) represented Indiana in the United States Senate from 1977 to 2012. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Lugar served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, from 1968 to 1976. The Awards and Memorabilia series contains two- and three-dimensional objects presented to or collected by Richard G. Lugar to commemorate his major activities and accomplishments from before, during, and after his tenure as a United States Senator. The collection contains items such as campaign memorabilia, political cartoons and posters, plaques, trophies, items of clothing, pieces of dismantled nuclear weapons, and other materials.
Collection ID: MPP 19.(VAE3071)

Richard G. Lugar Senatorial Papers: Legislative Activity Files, 1977-2010

Richard Green Lugar represented Indiana in the United States Senate from 1977 to 2012. This finding aid represents a portion of the Legislative Activity files and primarily consists of items published by external sources that collected, analyzed, and published Congressional activity data, as well as Congressional records published by the Government Printing Office.
Collection ID: MPP 19.(VAD5320)

Richard G. Lugar Senatorial Papers: Overview of the Collection, 1924-2016, bulk 1977-2012

The collection contains items generated and received by the office of Senator Richard G. Lugar during his six terms as a United States Senator from Indiana (1977-2012). In particular, extensive documentation relates to his service as member and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and as member and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Also represented is his other legislative and committee work and his correspondence with constituents. In addition to the records generated during his tenure in the Senate, some materials were produced during his pre-Senate career and early life.
Collection ID: MPP 19

Robert D. Garton Indiana Senate Papers, 1968-2015

The bulk of the collection consists of records related to legislative work during Garton's tenure in the Indiana Senate and his years as President Pro Tempore (1976-2006), with substantial files from political campaigns, clippings and photos, and some post-2006 materials related to his work in the Senate.
Collection ID: MPP 18

The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 Digital Collection, 1978-1980

The collection consists of documents from the Birch Bayh Senatorial Papers related to the development of Public Law 96-517, amendments to the Patent and Trademark Laws introduced in the 96th Congress as the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act and subsequently known as the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980.
Collection ID: MPP 14