CTPolitics. Connecticut Politics and Public Affairs
The collection includes the records of delegates from Connecticut to the United States Congress from 1933 to the present (bulk, 1970-2006). In support of these materials, there are additional collections from select individuals and organizations involved in political/civic issues at the state level such as Bob Englehart, Vivien Kellems, Herman Wolf and the Caucus of Connecticut Democrats.
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract John D. Alsop was elected to the Connecticut state legislature in 1946. He served as co-chairperson of one of the three committees that wrote the present Connecticut State Constitution at the Constitutional Convention of 1965.
Abstract The Alumni Legislators Collection contains ephemera, fliers, photographs, postcards, publications, and realia related to Connecticut State Legislators who were graduates of the University of Connecticut.
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, photographs, speeches, publications and administrative records created and collected by John M. Bailey, Connecticut lawyer and chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1961-1968.
Dates: undated, 1920-1968.
Abstract Audrey Phillips Beck was born on 6 August 1931, in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, where Audrey grew up. In 1948, she entered the University of Connecticut, where she received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. In 1961, Audrey Beck became a University of Connecticut faculty member in the Economics Department, a position she held for seven years. In 1967, she took a position as economist with the Windham Regional Planning Commission, and was elected to the Connecticut...
Dates: undated, 1930-1983
Abstract Prescott S. Bush was born on 15 May 1895 to Samuel Prescott Bush and Flora Sheldon Bush and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1917 and completed his Army career in 1919. Bush joined the firm of Brown Brothers and Company became a partner in 1930. In 1921 he married Dorothy Walker. The couple had five children. A resident of Greenwich, CT, Bush was elected as a member of its representative town meeting. In 1933 he was elected as moderator, a post to which...
Dates: undated, 1952-1962
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, artifacts, and memoirs regarding Miriam Butterworth's life and activism, as well as her participation in local, state, and national politics.
Abstract Paul Capra was born 11 May 1939. He studied at Yale University (1961), Oxford University and Southern Connecticut State College. He received a Master's degree in Education research. Capra ran twice as the Republican candidate for mayor for the city of New Haven (1969, 1971).
Dates: undated, 1966-1975
Abstract The collection contains documentation of the organization and its activities from the 1970s through the early 1990s.
Dates: undated, 1960s-1993.
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, legal records, correspondence, and clippings focus on the work of Herbert W. Conn, a professor of Biology at Wesleyan University in the late 1800s. Conn gained fame at the time for his research in dairy microbiology and his public health efforts in dairy hygiene and milk pasteurization, a controversial issue at the turn of the century. A prolific writer of science for the public, Conn’s books were read by Mark Twain and his influence on Twain’s work is not well-documented....
Abstract Collection consist of pamphlets collected by the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights, previously known as the Connecticut Inter-Racial Commission. Pamphlets were arranged and distributed to state offices as reference material regarding the Commission's approach, advancement and related issues toward Civil Rights. Material also includes bulletins and pamphlets issued by the Commission as statements on legislation and federal agendas relating to Civil Rights.
Abstract Connecticut Countdown was a non-profit organization established in 1983 to create a forum for public discussion of issues involved in preventing nuclear war. Connecticut Countdown evolved from discussions begun in the fall of 1983 among a small group of Hartford area citizens concerned about the risk of nuclear war. These discussions were initiated by members of the local chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. The stimulus for their interest was a national meeting of Physicians for...
Abstract In 1957, the Connecticut Federation of Labor and the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council (CSIUC) merged to form the Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, generally referred to today as the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. The stated purpose of the new organization was to provide a more effective means of promoting and coordinating the principles and objectives of the AFL-CIO in Connecticut.
Dates: undated, 1909-1994
Abstract The collection contains administrative records, correspondence and publications (1979-1982) detailing the activities of the Connecticut Women's Political Caucus.
Abstract The collection contains materials about Thomas J. Dodd that have been donated by individuals other than the Dodd Family.
Abstract: The Thomas J. Dodd Papers illuminate the diverse public life of a self-styled crusader. The collection consists primarily of material from Dodd's Senate years (1959-1971) and the Nuremberg war crimes trial before the International Military Tribunal from 1945-1946.
Dates: undated, 1919-1971
Abstract The collection contains original editorial cartoons drawn by Bob Englehart. The cartoons are generally 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches in size. An additional signed copy of a cartoon is also included.
Dates: 1981, 1987, 1991, 1994-1999, 2001-2001, 2005-2009, 2011-2013, 2018
Abstract The Attilio Frassinelli Papers contain scrapbooks, political memorabilia, and photo albums related to Frassinelli's career in politics and his activities in Connecticut's Italian-American communities.
Abstract Contains correspondence, photographs, CDs, posters, flyers, promotional postcards, press releases that document the life of Magdalena Gómez as a poet, writer, spoken word performer, and social activist for such issues as homeless, arts in K-12 education, teenage bullying, teenage empowerment through the arts, women’s rights, Latino/a and other minorities rights, etc… In addition there are materials such as flyers, posters, correspondence, and DVDs that document Magdalena Gómez involvement with...
Abstract Dorothy C. Goodwin was born in Hartford, CT, on 2 September 1914. Goodwin grew up in Connecticut and graduated magna cum laude from Smith College in 1937 (B.A., Sociology). In 1974, Goodwin returned to government service by winning a seat in the Connecticut General Assembly as a Democratic representative of the 54th district (includes Mansfield). She held positions on the Education, Finance and Human Services Committees, and co-chaired the Education Committee for much of her career.
Dates: undated, 1925-1995; Majority of material found within 1974-1992
Abstract The collection contains ephemera, correspondence, published materials associated with Connecticut Democratic politics collected byMarion Hoffman.
Abstract The papers of Congresswoman Nancy Lee Johnson. A member of the Connecticut state senate (1977-1982) and delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1980, Ms. Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2007). Ms. Johnson was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2007, representing first the 6th district and later the 5th District of Connecticut following the...
Dates: undated, 1983-2009
Abstract Vivien Kellems, Connecticut businesswoman and activist, served as president of the Kellems Cable Grip Company into the early 1960s. She also devoted herself to challenging the United States Government on issues such as personal rights during war time, business tax withholding from employees, inflated singles income tax and fair voting procedures.
Dates: undated, 1879-1976
Abstract Barbara Bailey Kennelly represented Connecticut in Congress for 17 years, leaving in 1999 as the highest ranking woman member in the history of the House of Representatives to that time. The collection includes correspondence to and from constituents and colleagues, notes, research materials, speeches, official congressional documents, congressional records, press clips, photographs, audio and video tapes, and special interest reports.
Dates: undated, 1977-1998
Abstract The Ken Krayeske Papers consist of administrative records, publications, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, financial records, fliers, legal documents, audio cassettes, photographs, and posters of Meriden, Connecticut based attorney and activist Ken Krayeske. The collection contains materials from 1969 to 2009, with the bulk of the collection comprised of materials from the 1990s and 2000s.
Abstract The collection contains publications, proposals, petitions, photographs and plans for the "new community" and documentation of the Greater Hartford Process, Inc.
Abstract The materials that compose the records of the Mansfield League of Women Voters in this collection begin with minutes documenting a meeting that took place on 5 February, 1942. As the League gained strength in membership and purpose the records of its activities have included: organizational documents such as histories of the League, by-laws, Board policies, Board rosters and membership directories; minutes of Board meetings, annual meetings, and sporadic general membership meetings; financial...
Dates: undated, 1942-2011
Abstract Bruce Morrison served as a member of Congress from Connecticut's third district from 1983-1991.
Dates: undated, 1980-2000
Abstract The collection contains materials gathered at the annual conference.
Abstract The collection contains administrative records, publications, newspaper clippings and fliers documenting the work of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Abstract The collection contains records documenting career of Jonathan Pelto in Connecticut State politics from 1972 through 1994.