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

Container Title
Subseries: Speeches and Writings
Box   146
Folder   11-16
Articles and short pieces, 1957-1970s, 1992
Alternate Format: Articles and essays found in Box 146, Folders 11-16, have been digitized and are available online.
Books
Box   146
Folder   17-18
Campaign Spending (proposed book)
Alternate Format: Proposed book on Campaign Spending found in Box 146, Folders 17-18, have been digitized and are available online.
Can Small Business Survive?
Box   146
Folder   19A
Correspondence, 1962-1964
Box   146
Folder   19B
Reviews
Box   146
Folder   20
Volume with dust jacket, 1964
Uncle Sam, Last of the Big Time Spenders
Box   146
Folder   21
General papers, 1972-1973
Box   146
Folder   22A
Volume
Box   146
Folder   22B
Reviews
Willful Waste in Washington
Alternate Format: Proposed book drafts and outlines on Willful Waste in Government, have been digitized and are available online.
Box   146
Folder   23
General papers, 1964-1965
Box   147
Folder   1
Bibliography
Box   147
Folder   2
Interviews of staff by Wieghart, 1964-1965
Research
Box   147
Folder   3-12
Chapters 2-14
Box   147
Folder   13
Defense
Box   147
Folder   14
NIH grants
You Can Do It, 1973
Box   147
Folder   15-17
Typescript, undated
Box   147
Folder   18
Volumes, Autographed and special binding
Box   147
Folder   19-23
Floor remarks, 1959-1988, undated
Interviews
Transcripts
Box   147
Folder   24-26
1959, 1965-1970
Box   148
Folder   1
1972-1980, 1988-1989
DD 695
Face the Nation: filmed interview, 1970 June 28
609A/1
Reporters' Roundup: recorded interview, 1975 September 25
Mss 738
Speeches and speech outlines
Box   148
Folder   2-6
, 1957-1962
Box   148
Folder   7
Dairy, circa 1962
Box   148
Folder   8-19
, 1963-1968
Box   148
Folder   20
Working file, 1968 October 6
Box   148
Folder   21
Campaign speeches, 1968
Box   149
Folder   1-17
, 1969-1974
Box   150
Folder   1-18
, 1974 (continued) - 1981
Box   151
Folder   1-9
1983-1988, undated
Box   151
Folder   10-14
Speeches and outlines regarding Israel, 1958-1971
Box   151
Folder   15
Jokes
Alternate Format: Jokes and aphorisms found in Box 151, Folder 15, have been digitized and are available online.
Box   151
Folder   16
Vietnam, 1965-1966
Box   151
Folder   17A
Wisconsin insurance companies, 1986
Box   151
Folder   17B
Speeches possibly by Proxmire
Box   151
Folder   17C
Speech fragments and notes
Speech videorecordings (post-Senatorial)
VHA 560
It's Your Business, “Corporate Debt: Risky Business,” 1989 January 11
Scope and Content Note: Debate on debt including Proxmire, Byron Dorgan, Norman Ture, Richard Lesher, and Meryl Comes.
VHA 561
Commencement speech, Northern Michigan University, 1990 April 28
Scope and Content Note: American future jeopardized by large national debt. Proxmire urges Puritanism, spending cuts, and savings as solutions.
VHA 562
“LBJ: A Remembrance,” 1990 September 11
Scope and Content Note: Biographical film by Charles Guggenheim for WETA-TV hosted by Paul Duke, with a discussion in which Proxmire, George Reedy, and others briefly remember and assess LBJ.
VHA 563
Watch on Washington, “How Safe's Our Money,” 1991 June
Scope and Content Note: Proxmire appears briefly in program with Alan Murray that includes current members of the Banking Committee.
VHA 564
America: Personal Conversations with Dennis Wholey, WHMM-TV interview with Proxmire, 1993 December 20
Scope and Content Note: Topics include national debt, fitness, life in the Senate, and “Your Joy Ride to Health.”
VHA 565
“The Fleecing of America,” 1995 May 25
Scope and Content Note: Brief comments by Proxmire about wasteful congressional junkets for NBC series with Lisa Myers.
VHA 566
“America's Talking,” 1995 July 4
Scope and Content Note: TV program with Proxmire about government waste. Includes biographical clips and presentation of Great American Award. (Award in Box 208)
VHA 567
Investiture of Roland Day as chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1995 August 1
Scope and Content Note: Day mentions his experiences in Proxmire's office. (Proxmire does not appear.)
VHA 568
Kimball Distinguished Lecture at University of South Carolina, undated
Scope and Content Note: Proxmire discusses national economic problems.
Mss 738
Speech research
Box   151
Folder   18
Privacy, circa 1976
Background material for early speeches
Box   152
Folder   1-17
, 1959-1961
Box   153
Folder   1-34
, 1962
Box   154
, 1963-1968