William Proxmire papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980)

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William Proxmire papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980)

William Proxmire papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980)

1938-2004

Papers, mainly 1957-1980, of William Proxmire, Democratic Senator from Wisconsin (1957-1989), known for his liberal views on social issues, his fiscal conservatism, and the Golden Fleece awards with which he drew attention to wasteful government spending. Included are biographical materials and clippings, constituent correspondence, speeches, books and articles, sound and video recordings, newsletters and press releases, and federal agency case files. Files of staff members, the heart of the collection, document numerous issues of special concern to the Senator: the fairness doctrine; ratification of the international Genocide Treaty; Great Lakes harbors and shipping; and the SST, the B-1 bomber, and other military spending. General subject files concern numerous topics such as abortion, economic development in Wisconsin, opposition to the Senate leadership of Lyndon Baines Johnson, taxes, and energy. Also present are campaign files, schedules, voting records, and filmed campaign ads, televised "reports from Washington," and other films. Pre-Senatorial files include papers from Proxmire's three unsuccessful gubernatorial campaigns, his tenure as a one-term Wisconsin assemblyman, and recordings from his "Union Labor News" radio program. Photographs in the collection consist of portraits, publicity shots of the Senator posed with constituents, prominent political leaders, and at photo opportunities such as parades, work days, and the Wisconsin State Fair.

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