Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983 (bulk 1977-1980).


Harris, Patricia, 1924-1985. Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983 (bulk 1977-1980).

Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983 (bulk 1977-1980).

Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, statements, notes, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Harris's cabinet positions as secretary, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1977-1979) and secretary, Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare (later, Health and Human Services) (1979-1981). Topics include abortion, civil rights, consumer protection, discrimination, energy, the environment, housing, inflation, immigration, Iran hostage crisis, nuclear energy, public welfare, social security, the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II, and urban policy. Of special note are the meeting notes kept by Harris as a member of Jimmy Carter's cabinet. Also includes material relating to Harris's service as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg (1965-1967) and to her candidacy for mayor of Washington, D.C., in 1982. Correspondents include Geno C. Baroni, Robert C. Byrd, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Carolyn Sue Chin, Stephen F. Coyle, Stuart Eizenstat, Robert Campbell Embry, Jr., Henry A. Hubschman, Jay Janis, Vernon E. Jordan, Randolph S. Kinder, Albert J. Kliman, Ed Koch, William Antonio Medina, Walter F. Mondale, Pauli Murray, Tip O'Neill, William Proxmire, Donna E. Shalala, Nathan J. Stark, Cyrus R. Vance, William B. Welsh, Bill M. Wise, and Jim Wright.

113,400 items.378 containers plus 1 classified.151.2 linear feet.

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