Calvin J. Potter Papers, 1979-1998

Summary Information

Title: Calvin J. Potter Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1998

  • Potter, Calvin J.
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 174

Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Political papers of Calvin Potter, a member of the Democratic Party, mainly reflecting his years as a representative of Wisconsin's 9th Senate district (Sheboygan, Calumet, and Manitowoc counties) from 1990 to 1998, but also including material from his tenure in the State Assembly (59th district, Sheboygan Co.) from 1974 to 1988. The papers consist of biographical information, newsletters, press releases, speeches, and subject files which focus on legislation with which he was closely involved. Topics include credit unions, school mascots and Native American stereotypes, juvenile justice, “light” butter, pornography, DNA testing, tattoo legislation, and various police related issues, among others. The collection also includes a diary and correspondence from a 1986 trip to Japan funded through the Japan/United States Friendship Commission to study the Japanese education system.

Language: English

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