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CTPolitics. Connecticut Politics and Public Affairs

 Record Group
Identifier: CTPolitics
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:

John D. Alsop Papers

Identifier: 1998-0140
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.
Dates: 1965

Alumni Legislators Collection

Identifier: 1998-0166
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.
Dates: 1979-1996

John M. Bailey Papers

Identifier: 2007-0002
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.

Audrey Beck Papers

Identifier: 1992-0020
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

Prescott S. Bush Papers

Identifier: 1991-0001
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

Miriam Butterworth Papers

Identifier: 2008-0060
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.
Dates: 1935-2011

Paul Capra Papers

Identifier: 1977-0001
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

Caucus of Connecticut Democrats Records

Identifier: 1999-0081
Abstract The collection contains documentation of the organization and its activities from the 1970s through the early 1990s.
Dates: undated, 1960s-1993.

Conn Family Papers

Identifier: 2015-0112
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....
Dates: 1881-1944

Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: 2013-0096
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.
Dates: 1953

Connecticut Countdown Records

Identifier: 1995-0014
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...
Dates: 1961-1988

Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records

Identifier: 1989-0080
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

Connecticut Women's Political Caucus Records

Identifier: 2013-0003
Abstract The collection contains administrative records, correspondence and publications (1979-1982) detailing the activities of the Connecticut Women's Political Caucus.
Dates: 1979-1982

Thomas J. Dodd Collection

Identifier: 1997-0004
Abstract The collection contains materials about Thomas J. Dodd that have been donated by individuals other than the Dodd Family.
Dates: 1935-1996

Thomas J. Dodd Papers

Identifier: 1994-0065
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

Bob Englehart Collection

Identifier: 2004-0026
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

Attilio Frassinelli Papers

Identifier: 2009-0041
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.
Dates: 1932-2009

Magdalena Gómez Papers

Identifier: 2011-0071
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...
Dates: 1979-2012

Dorothy C. Goodwin Papers

Identifier: 1992-0036
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

Marion Hoffman Political Collection

Identifier: 2013-0081
Abstract The collection contains ephemera, correspondence, published materials associated with Connecticut Democratic politics collected byMarion Hoffman.
Dates: 1974-2009

Nancy L. Johnson Papers

Identifier: 2007-0008
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

Vivien Kellems Papers

Identifier: 1992-0033
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

Barbara B. Kennelly Papers

Identifier: 1998-0369
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

Ken Krayeske Papers

Identifier: 2003-0090
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.
Dates: 1969-2009

F. Peter Libassi Papers

Identifier: 1998-0333
Abstract The collection contains publications, proposals, petitions, photographs and plans for the "new community" and documentation of the Greater Hartford Process, Inc.
Dates: undated,1963-1977

Mansfield (Connecticut) League of Women Voters Records

Identifier: 2005-0159
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

Bruce A. Morrison Papers

Identifier: 1991-0021
Abstract Bruce Morrison served as a member of Congress from Connecticut's third district from 1983-1991.
Dates: undated, 1980-2000

National Conference on Organized Resistance Collection

Identifier: 2002-0013
Abstract The collection contains materials gathered at the annual conference.
Dates: 2001-2003

National Organization for Women, Rhode Island Chapter Records

Identifier: 1998-0194
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.
Dates: 1966-1983

Jonathan Pelto Papers

Identifier: 1993-0058
Abstract The collection contains records documenting career of Jonathan Pelto in Connecticut State politics from 1972 through 1994.
Dates: 1972-1994