James Groppi Papers, 1956-1989

Container Title
Series: Series 4: Convention File, 1947-1965
Physical Description: 14 boxes 
Scope and Content Note

The ADA Convention File, 1947-1965, contains the records of the annual ADA conventions which began in 1948. The files are arranged chronologically by convention year, alphabetically by subject folder title within each convention year, and chronologically by month within the folders.

The records for the years 1948-1952 are more voluminous than those for the later years, 1954-1965. The file for 1953 is contained in only one folder. The following list provides the year and month, and the location of each convention.

1947 MarchWashington
1948 FebruaryPhiladelphia
1949 AprilChicago
1950 MarchWashington
1951 FebruaryCleveland
1952 MayWashington
1953 MayWashington
1954 AprilChicago
1955 MayWashington
1956 MayWashington
1957 MarchWashington
1958 MayWashington
1959 MayWashington
1960 MayWashington
1961 MayWashington
1962 AprilWashington
1963 MayWashington
1964 MayWashington
1965 AprilWashington

The subject folders concern a variety of matters; such as, invitations, negotiations for speakers, speeches, correspondence with local chapters about delegates, the financial aspects of arranging such a convention, correspondence organizing policy formulating commissions (e.g. political policy commission, domestic policy commission, foreign policy commission, constitutional commission), copies of commission resolutions, replies from those invited, and general post-convention correspondence. Much of the correspondence in the policy commission folders for the various conventions relates to the leading liberals of the day and concerns the issues in which they were most involved.

1948 Convention
Box   1
Reel   80
Contributions, correspondence, January-March
Box   1
Reel   80
Convention Speeches
Box   1
Reel   80
Correspondence with National Board, correspondence, January-February
Box   1
Reel   80
Delegates
Box   1
Reel   80
Finances of Organizing the Convention, correspondence, January-June
Box   1
Reel   80
General correspondence on Convention, Delegates, correspondence, 1947 December-1948 March
Box   1
Reel   80
Invitations to speak at Convention, correspondence, January-February
Box   1
Reel   80
Messages to the Convention, correspondence, January-February
Box   1
Reel   80
Mimeographed materials, miscellaneous
Box   1
Reel   80
National Executive Secretary's Report to the 1st National Convention
Box   1
Reel   80
Post Convention correspondence, correspondence, February-March
Box   1
Reel   80
Program
Box   2
Reel   80
Proxies to the Convention, correspondence, February
Box   2
Reel   80
Refusal to invitations, correspondence, January-February
Box   2
Reel   80
Students for Democratic Action
Box   2
Reel   80
Various Policy Commissions and their Drafts, correspondence, February
1949 Convention
Box   2
Reel   80
Contributions, correspondence, March
Box   2
Reel   80
Correspondence with Chapters on Convention, correspondence, 1948 December-1949 April
Box   2
Reel   80
Credentials Committee, correspondence, March
Box   2
Reel   80
Finances
Box   2
Reel   80
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1948 December-1949 April
Box   2
Reel   80
Lists of Delegates, Guests, Participants
Box   2
Reel   80
Messages, Speeches, Speakers, correspondence, January-April
Box   3
Reel   80
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   3
Reel   80
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, January-May
Box   3
Reel   80
Post Convention correspondence, April-June
Box   3
Reel   80
Proxies, correspondence, March
Box   3
Reel   81
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, January-May
Box   3
Reel   81
Students for Democratic Action
1950 Convention
Correspondence with Chapters on Convention, correspondence
Box   3
Reel   81
1949 December-1950 February
Box   4
Reel   81
1950 February-March
Box   4
Reel   81
Credentials Committee, correspondence, March
Box   4
Reel   81
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1949 November-1950 May
Box   4
Reel   81
Lists of Participants
Box   4
Reel   81
Messages to the Convention, correspondence, March-April
Box   4
Reel   81
Mimeographed materials, miscellaneous
Box   4
Reel   81
Organization Seminar
Box   4
Reel   81
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, January-March
Box   4
Reel   81
Post Convention correspondence, April-May
Box   5
Reel   81
Proxies, correspondence, February-March
Box   5
Reel   81
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, January-April
Box   5
Reel   81
Speeches, Speakers, correspondence, January-April
1951 Convention
Box   5
Reel   81
Correspondence with Chapters, 1950 December-1951 May
Box   5
Reel   81
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1950 June-1951 February
Box   5
Reel   81
Lists of Participants
Box   5
Reel   81
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   5
Reel   81
Nomination Committee for National Affairs, correspondence, February-March
Box   6
Reel   81
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, 1950 June-1951 April
Box   6
Reel   81
Post Convention correspondence, correspondence, February-April
Box   6
Reel   81
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, 1950 September-1951 March
Box   6
Reel   81
Speeches, Speakers Messages, correspondence, 1950 October-1951 February
1952 Convention
Box   6
Reel   81
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, January-June
Box   6
Reel   81-82
General correspondence with Chapters, correspondence, February-July
Note: Reel 81 ends at 1952 April.
Box   7
Reel   82
Lists of Participants
Box   7
Reel   82
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   7
Reel   82
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, January-May
Box   7
Reel   82
Post Convention, correspondence, May
Box   7
Reel   82
Proxies, correspondence, May
Box   7
Reel   82
Quota Committee, correspondence, February-May
Box   7
Reel   82
Replies, correspondence, April-May
Box   7
Reel   82
Speeches, Speakers Messages, correspondence, January-May
1953 Convention
Box   7
Reel   82
Speeches, Messages, General Convention Affairs, correspondence, May-October
Box   7
Reel   82
Correspondence with Chapters, May-April
Box   7
Reel   82
General Correspondence, January-May
Box   7
Reel   82
Messages to the Convention, correspondence, May
Box   7
Reel   82
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
1954 Convention
Box   8
Reel   82
Correspondence with Chapters, 1953 September-1954 April
Box   8
Reel   82
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1953 November-1954 April
Box   8
Reel   82
List of Participants
Box   8
Reel   82
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   8
Reel   82
Nominating Committee, correspondence, January-April
Box   8
Reel   82
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, February-April
Box   8
Reel   82
Post Convention, correspondence, April
Box   8
Reel   82
Proxies, correspondence, March-April
Box   8
Reel   82
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, February-March
Box   8
Reel   82
Speeches, Speakers Messages, correspondence, February-April
1955 Convention
Box   9
Reel   82
Correspondence with Chapters, February-April
Box   9
Reel   82
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, February-May
Box   9
Reel   82
Lists of Participants
Box   9
Reel   82
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   9
Reel   82
Nominating Committee for National Officers, correspondence, January-April
Box   9
Reel   82
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, February-April
Box   9
Reel   82
Post Convention correspondence, March
Box   9
Reel   82
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, January-February
Box   9
Reel   82
Speeches, Speakers Messages, correspondence, 1954 December-1955 April
1956 Convention
Box   9
Reel   82
Correspondence with Chapters, April-May
Box   9
Reel   82
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1955 December-1965 May
Box   9
Reel   82
Lists of Participants
Box   9
Reel   82
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   10
Reel   82
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, April
Box   10
Reel   82
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, February-March
Box   10
Reel   82
Speeches, Speakers Messages, April-May
1957 Convention
Box   10
Reel   82
Correspondence with Chapters, January-April
Box   10
Reel   82
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1956 July-1957 December
Box   10
Reel   82
Lists of participants
Box   10
Reel   83
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   10
Reel   83
Nominating Committee, correspondence, 1956 November-1957 April
Box   10
Reel   83
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, January-March
Box   10
Reel   83
Program
Box   10
Reel   83
Quota Committee, correspondence, February-March
Box   10
Reel   83
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, January-February
Box   10
Reel   83
Speeches, Speakers Messages, correspondence, January-March
1958 Convention
Box   11
Reel   83
Contributions, correspondence, April-June
Box   11
Reel   83
Convention Journal, correspondence, February-May
Box   11
Reel   83
Correspondence with Chapters, 1957 December-1958 May
Box   11
Reel   83
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, 1957 June-1958 May
Box   11
Reel   83
Nominating Committee, correspondence, January-November
Box   11
Reel   83
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   11
Reel   83
Policy Commissions, Drafts
Box   11
Reel   83
Post Convention correspondence, April-September
Box   11
Reel   83
Quota Committee, correspondence, March-May
Box   12
Reel   83
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, February-May
Box   12
Reel   83
Speakers, Speeches, correspondence, 1957 November-1958 May
1959 Convention
Box   12
Reel   83
Correspondence with Chapters, January-May
Box   12
Reel   83
General Convention Affairs, correspondence, February-December
Box   12
Reel   83
Invitations to the Convention, correspondence, January-April
Box   12
Reel   83
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   12
Reel   83
Nominating Committee, correspondence, February-May
Box   12
Reel   83
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence, 1958 September-1959 May
Box   12
Reel   83
Policy Commission, Drafts
Box   12
Reel   83
Post Convention correspondence, May
Box   12
Reel   83
Quota Committee, correspondence, March-July
Box   12
Reel   83
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, February-June
Box   12
Reel   83
Speeches, Speakers, correspondence, 1958 December-1959 April
1960 Convention
Box   13
Reel   83
Correspondence with Chapters, March-August
Box   13
Reel   83
General Convention Affairs, March-May
Box   13
Reel   83
Invitations to the Convention, correspondence, 1959 November-1960 April
Box   13
Reel   83
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   13
Reel   83
Nominating Committee, correspondence, March-May
Policy Commissions, Drafts, correspondence
Box   13
Reel   83
1960 May-June
Box   13
Reel   83
1959 November-1960 April
Box   13
Reel   83
Policy Commissions, Drafts
Box   13
Reel   84
Quota Committee, correspondence, March-August
Box   13
Reel   84
Replies to Invitations, correspondence, 1959 November-1960 June
Box   13
Reel   84
Speakers, Speeches, correspondence, February-June
1961 Convention
Box   14
Reel   84
General correspondence, 1961 March-April
Box   14
Reel   84
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
1962 Convention
Box   14
Reel   84
General correspondence, February-September
Box   14
Reel   84
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
1963 Convention
Box   14
Reel   84
General correspondence, March-May
Box   14
Reel   84
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
Box   14
Reel   84
Policy Resolutions, May
1964 Convention
Box   14
Reel   84
General correspondence
Box   14
Reel   84
Journal, correspondence, April-May
Box   14
Reel   84
Mimeographed Materials, miscellaneous
1965 Convention
Box   14
Reel   84
General correspondence