Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
Contents List
Container Title
M93-052
Part 1 (M93-052, Micro 2106): Original Collection, 1970-1993
Physical Description: 55.8 cubic feet (55 records center cartons and 3 archives boxes), 0.3 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder), 18 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 50 videorecordings 
Scope and Content Note

Papers, 1970-1993, of Les Aspin, documenting his career in Congress through mailings, press and writings, schedules, weekly staff briefings, voting records and legislative profiles, campaign-related materials (including photographs and videorecordings), and press releases. Also present are project files which include constituent correspondence, subject files, and briefing books with documentation related to the Chrysler plant closing and other economic issues in Kenosha, Beloit, Janesville, and Racine.

The mailings are divided into two groups: “Wisconsin mailings” and “Defense mailings.” These were sent to constituents routinely to keep them up-to-date on Aspin's position on issues and on his activities. Also included are “Dear Colleague” letters sent to other congressmen to gain support for proposed legislation. These letters generally give some background and reasoning for Aspin's stance on the topic.

The press and writings files include articles both by and about Aspin related to a variety of topics, but particularly on defense issues. The files also include drafts, notes, and published speeches and statements delivered by Aspin.

The schedules include Aspin's calendars and weekly itineraries produced by staff, as well as telephone call lists, memos, and invitations.

The weekly staff briefings provide chronological information about staff and office activities, status of projects, statistical analyses of constituent mail, and constituent requests. These reports reveal the goals of the projects, the background on how and why Aspin's office became involved, and “who said what” (including other legislators and local Wisconsin officials and contacts).

Voting records and legislative profiles are chronological by session, with a separate box dealing with the bills Aspin co-sponsored. These include voting statistics from the House Clerk's office, correspondence, memoranda, and copies of bills.

The campaign files include interest group ratings and news clippings, in addition to Aspin's own campaign literature and memorabilia (bumper stickers, small posters, photographs of offices, volunteers, and events).

Project files and district project files include meeting notes and correspondence on topics of both local and national import (primarily defense). Many of the files deal with economic development in the Racine/Kenosha area and federal funding in the form of Trade Adjustment Assistance, most significantly the aftermath of the closing of the Chrysler plant in 1987-1988. Also of interest are lengthy memoranda by aides detailing meetings with constituents about local issues, 1977-1978.

The series of press releases is very complete, covering Aspin's congressional career from the beginning. His staff had them divided into two subseries, “general” and “defense” and chronological thereunder. This material is available only on microfilm.

Videorecordings date from around mid to late 1980s, and nearly all television news programs on which Aspin appeared. Many are unlabeled or incompletely described and are in multiple formats.

Access Restrictions: The WHS does not own playback equipment for the videorecordings on Beta and open-reel videotape.
Series: Mailings
Wisconsin
Box   1
1982-1985
Box   2
1985-1989
Box   3
1990-1992
Defense mailings
Box   3
1982-1989
Box   4
1989-1992
“Dear Colleague”
Box   4
1971-1974
Box   5
1975-1984
Series: Press and Writings by and about Aspin
Box   5
Articles and speeches by Aspin, 1971-1977
Scope and Content Note: Topics include the Cold war, foreign relations, armed services, Space Shuttle, veterans, labor, postal service, energy crisis, and the national debt.
Box   6
Articles by and about Aspin, 1976-1981
Scope and Content Note: Topics include the national debt, the Cold war, foreign relations, armed services, rail service, Wisconsin, and Social Security.
Articles by Aspin
Box   6
Defense, 1973-1976
Box   7
Defense, 1973-1976 (continued)
Box   7
Alaska pipeline, 1971
Box   7
Congress, 1974-1978
Box   7
Gulf War, Middle East reports, 1987
Box   7
Speeches, 1986
Box   8
Oil, 1974-1976
Box   8
Armed Services Committee Chair, 1985
Box   8
Defense
Box   8
Economic development
Box   8
Farmers Home Administration
Box   8
Waste storage
Box   8
Medicare
Box   8
Housing
Box   8
Special interests
Box   8
Deficit
Articles about Aspin
Box   8
1983-1985
Box   9
Related to defense, 1982-1984
Articles about Aspin, 1982-1990
Box   9
Kasten, hazardous waste
Box   9
Trip to Central America
Box   9
Budget
Box   9
Covert Action
Box   9
Vote to drop Aspen, Armed Services Committee
Box   9
Wisconsin Humane Society
Box   9
Union Auto Workers (UAW), Local 95
Box   10
Articles by and about Aspin, 1986-1991
Scope and Content Note: Topics include defense spending, Kenosha port, Reagan arms policy, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II) treaty, and the Gulf War.
Statements and releases by Aspin, 1988-1990
Box   10
MX missile
Box   10
Congressional Record inserts
Box   10
CNN, Evans & Novak, 1992
Box   10
Deficit
Box   10
Economic growth
Box   10
Interest group voting records, 1991-1992
Box   10
Articles about Aspin, 1991-1992
Box   11
Aspin's Anti-drug Summit publications and materials, 1990
Box   11
Radon mailings, 1989
Box   11
Statements by Aspin, 1989-1990
Box   11
Aspin election articles, 1970
Box   11
Articles by Aspin on defense, 1983-1985
Box   11
Articles by Aspin, 1975-1978
Box   11
Quotes
Box   11
Articles about Aspin, 1989-1992
Box   11
Statements by Aspin on the deficit, 1982-1983
Box   12
Binder, career biography in clippings, some letters, 1972-1984
Box   13
Wisconsin news summaries, 1993 January-February
Statements and testimony by Aspin, 1971-1985
Box   13
Economy
Box   13
Rail service, Wisconsin
Box   13
Alaska pipeline
Box   13
Agriculture
Box   13
Oil, energy
Box   13
Coast Guard, Racine
Box   13
Pollution
Box   13
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), Wisconsin
Box   13
Defense, Armed Services, veterans
Box   13
School bus safety
Box   13
Postal service
Box   13
Labor
Box   13
Seniors
Box   13
Commerce
Box   13
Intelligence
Box   13
Health care
Box   13
Miscellaneous
Box   32
Past issues list (Robomail topic reports), 1985-1991
Statement and speech notes by Aspin, 1971-1976
Box   32
Cut budget amendment
Box   32
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Box   32
Committee assignment
Box   32
Vocational education
Box   32
United States/Soviet defense
Box   32
Face to Face
Box   32
National Security Agency (NSA)
Box   32
Other agencies
Box   32
Money
Box   32
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Box   32
Domestic
Box   32
Ceiling, 1974
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   32
Watergate
Box   32
Senior citizens
Box   32
Fordonomics
Box   32
Strategic
Box   32
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), “NTC proposal”
Box   32
Games Pentagon Plays
Box   32
Railroads
Box   32
Foreign Affairs article
Box   32
Wisconsin Association of School Administrators
Box   32
Shuttle
Box   32
Government, general
Box   32
Defense
Box   32
Graduation
Box   33
Congress, foreign policy
Box   33
Energy
Box   33
Pensions
Box   33
Recent polls
Box   33
Economy
Box   33
Mood
Box   33
Mideast
Box   33
Growth, future
Box   33
Clippings
Box   33
Housing speech materials
Box   33
Environment
Box   33
Air and water pollution
Box   33
Sewer problem
Box   33
To read
Box   33
Articles, nuclear war
Box   33
Education file
Box   33
Mood
Box   33
Manpower
Box   33
Defense budget
Box   33
Congress
Box   33
Cactin troubles
Box   33
Racine, Kenosha economic development
Box   33
Merchant Marine
Box   33
State Life Fund
Box   33
Personnel articles
Box   33
Members of Congress for Peace through Law
Box   33
McGovern defense budget
Box   33
Wisconsin trip
Box   33
Campaign memos, 1972
Box   33
Articles
Box   33
Vote Against Rule
Box   33
Committee
Box   33
Defense budget
Box   33
Congress
Box   33
Defense ceilings
Box   33
Defense contracting
Box   33
Expensive weapons
Box   33
Other defense issues
Box   33
Social Security
Box   33
Great Lakes
Box   33
Mass transit
Box   33
Elk Hills, petroleum reserves
Box   33
Police officers
Box   33
Impeachment, Watergate
Box   33
Railroad
Box   33
Labor
Series: Schedules
Box   14
Calendars, 1974-1984
Schedules
Box   15
1983-1988
Box   16
1989-1991 April
Box   17
1991 May-1992
Series: Weekly Briefings
Box   18
1986 July-1988 June
Box   19
1988 July-1989 July
Scope and Content Note: Includes mid-year report.
Box   20
1989 August-1990 July
Box   21
1990 August-1991 October
Box   22
1991 November-1992 December
Note: Excludes 1992 October, 1992 November.
Series: Voting Records and Legislative Profiles
Box   23
92nd to 96th Congress, 1971-1980
Box   24
96th to 98th Congress, 1979-1984
Box   25
99th to 102nd Congress, 1985-1992
Box   26
Files regarding co-sponsorship of bills, 1988-1992
Series: Campaign Files
Note: For campaign photographs and ephemera see the Visual Materials series.
Interest group ratings
Box   26
Miscellaneous
Box   26
Business
Box   26
Conservatives
Box   26
Defense
Box   26
Environment
Box   26
Farmers
Box   27
Labor
Box   27
Liberals
Box   27
Seniors
Box   27
Teachers
Box   27
Women
Box   27
Veterans
Box   27
Recognition awards, Concerned Consumers League, 1983
Box   27
Brochures
Box   27
Mailings, 1986
Box   27
Clippings, 1992
Box   27
Election results, 1970
Box   27
Poll, instruction sheet, tabulation form, 1972
Box   27
Voting statistics, 1972
Polls
Box   27
Opinion, 1975 July
Box   27
Adelman, 1975 October
Box   27
Opinion, 1975 December
Box   27
Attorney General, 1974
Box   27
Adelman, 1974
Box   27
Opinion, 1974 December
Box   27
Miscellaneous, 1976
Box   27
1979-1981
Box   27
Ted Kennedy for President Committee, 1979-1980
Box   27
Milwaukee County Campaign memo, Backus for Judge, 1975
Box   28
Rendon direct mail, 1983-1984
Box   28
Political mailings, 1983-1984
Box   28
Jansson, 1986
Box   28
Blue book, voting statistics
Box   28
Endorsements, Aspin and Jansson, 1984
Box   28
Letters to the editor, Aspin and Jansson, 1984
Box   28
Jansson, 1986
Box   28
Jansson clippings, 1982
Box   28
Ted Kennedy supporters, 1980
Box   28
Aspin-Jansson clippings, 1984
Box   28
Jansson, 1982
Box   28
Canary, 1980
Box   28
Campaign
Box   28
Walsh, 1980
Box   28
Aspin endorsements, 1972
Box   28
Aspin clippings, commendations, 1983
Box   28
Clippings, 1981
Box   28
Poll, 1980
Box   28
Janesville region study, 1980
Box   28
National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) attack, 1980
Box   29
Polls, 1978
Box   29
Note Day packet, 1980
Campaign
Box   29
1986
Box   29
1984
Box   29
Endorsements, 1986
Box   29
District returns, 1984
Campaign
Box   29
1984
Box   29
1986
Box   29
District returns, 1978-1982
Campaign clippings
Box   29
1980
Box   29
1978
Box   29
Aspin achievements, 1978
Box   29
Press releases, campaign, 1980
Box   29
Picnic I, 1984
Box   29
Campaign questionnaires, 1984
Box   29
Endorsements, 1984
Box   29
Dialogue, 1982
Box   29
Campaign, 1982
Box   29
Endorsements, 1982
Box   29
Press releases, campaign, 1982
Box   29
Washington, D.C., Political Action Committee fundraiser, 1982
Box   29
Miscellaneous, 1982
Box   29
Legislation, Manny Brown, 1981
Box   29
Campaign clips, 1984
Box   29
Media, campaign, 1984
Box   29
Rendon, 1983
Box   29
Direct Mail I, returns, 1984
Box   29
Direct Mail, proposal, 1984
Box   29
Poll, 1984
Series: Project Files
Box   30
Constituent correspondence, letters of recommendation, 1983-1985, 1987-1989
Robo letters, constituent mail, 1982-1992
Box   31
Occupation, list, project
Box   31
Flag, tours
Box   31
General, legislation
Box   31
Aged, older Americans
Box   31
Agriculture
Box   31
Arts
Box   31
Banking, currency
Box   31
Budget, economy
Box   31
Commerce, business, trade
Box   31
Communications
Box   31
Congress
Box   31
Defense
Box   31
Education
Box   31
Energy
Box   31
Environment, interior
Box   31
Federal government
Box   31
Foreign affairs
Box   31
Health, welfare
Box   31
Housing, urban affairs
Box   31
Judiciary, constitutional
Box   31
Labor
Box   31
Postal service
Box   31
Science and technology
Box   31
Social services, women
Box   31
Taxes
Box   31
Transportation, public works
Box   31
Veterans
Box   32
Past issues lists, 1985-1991
Notes on meetings with people in the district
Box   33
Kenosha, undated
Box   33
Burlington, 1977
Box   33
Janesville, 1978
Box   33
Milwaukee, 1977
Box   33
Beloit, 1977
Box   33
Racine, 1977
Chrysler, Kenosha plant closing, 1987-1988
Box   34
Trust fund
Box   34
Local 72 United Auto Workers (UAW)
Box   34
Racine County
Box   34
Press release
Box   34
Press
Box   34
Strategy
Box   34
Background
Box   35
Kenosha
Box   35
Meeting notes
Box   35
Weekly reports
Box   35
Technologies
Box   35
Chrysler, AMC
Box   35
Northeast-Midwest hearing, 1988 February 23
Box   35
Defense jobs
Box   35
Federal response
Box   35
Plant closings in other districts
Box   35
Iacocca letters
Box   35
Issue brief, busing
Box   35
Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds
Box   36-37
Jewish and labor issues, 1988-1989
Galvis, Carlos, legal assistant, projects, 1977-1980
Box   38
Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), Preservation Racine problem
Box   38
AMC
Physical Description: 8 folders 
Box   38
Amtrak
Physical Description: 6 folders 
Box   38
Beloit
Box   38
Business development
Box   38
Chrysler
Box   38
Countercyclical, anti-recession program
Physical Description: 13 folders 
District projects, circa 1987-1990
Box   39
Redistricting
Physical Description: 6 folders 
Box   39
Kenosha Harbor claims
Box   39
Port of Kenosha
Box   39
Kenosha, Rust-Oleum, Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG)
Box   39
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), Kenosha application
Box   39
Quad Graphics
Box   39
Racine Water Patrol
Box   39
Racine County Water Safety Patrol
Box   39
Racine Small Fry Basketball Team
Box   39
Lake Tombeau
Box   39
Westview Nursing Home
Box   39
Bristol Mall
Box   39
Fort McCoy
Box   39
Ganton Technologies
Box   39
Highway 15
Box   39
Kenosha harbor, meetings with Bentsen on technical corrections
Box   39
Labor
Box   39
Veterans organizations, 1987
Box   39
University of Wisconsin (UW) faculty meeting, 1990
Box   39
California earthquake, 1989?
Box   40
Heritage Bank
Box   40
Lake Geneva Depot
Box   40
Projects
Box   40
Poll, campaign, 1980
Box   40
Score board
Box   40
Madison mayoral campaign
Box   40
Morris Read speaker
Northside
Box   40
Correspondence
Box   40
Memoranda and Aspin memos
Box   40
News items
Box   40
Proposals
Box   40
Private commitment
Box   40
Train station
Box   40
MX missile, correspondence, 1983
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   40
Speech on defense, 1984
Box   40
General revenue sharing, 1970s
Box   40
General revenue sharing, critique, articles
Briefing books, circa 1975
Box   40
Intelligence
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   40
Intelligence, National Security Agency (NSA)
Box   40
Department of Justice
Box   41
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), 1979
Physical Description: 29 folders 
Box   42
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II)
Physical Description: 6 folders 
Box   42
Military reform
Box   42
Political cartoons, House Armed Services Committee
Box   42
Law suit, McIntyre vs. Aspin, 1985
Box   42
Intern binder
Box   42
Project mailings
Box   42
Schedule, 1988
Box   42
Calendar mailings
Box   42
Ombudsman office hours
Box   42
Legislative agenda, 100th Congress
Box   42
Persian Gulf allies, Union Auto Workers (UAW)
Box   42
Great Lakes Composites Corporation (GLCC)
Box   42
Academy Day, 1987, 1989, 1990
Box   42
Peterson Builders
Box   42
Census, 1990
Box   42
Racine Zoo
Box   42
Legislative accomplishments, 1984
Box   42
Speaking engagements
Box   42
Summary of projects by county
Box   42
Speech, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (CCFR) and New York, 1984
Box   42
MX missile, 1984
Box   42
Wisconsin Institute for the Study of War, Peace, and Global Cooperation
Box   43
Aspin Procurement Institute
Physical Description: 6 folders 
Box   43
Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program
Box   43
Wisconsin industrial supercomputer
Box   43
House Armed Services Committee papers
Box   43
Defense and the Economy report
Box   43
Chrysler meeting, 1988
Box   43
Washington workshop, 1985
Box   43
Matera testimonial
Box   43
Armenia
Box   43
Wisconsin National Guard Troop Strength, 1991
Box   43
339th Armor Regiment, Racine
Box   43
Strikebreaker bill, 1988
Box   43
Persian Gulf War clippings, 1991
Box   43
Medicare
Box   43
Tariffs
Box   43
Persian Gulf War, Wisconsin General Assembly, 1991
Box   43
Contra Aid
Box   43
Clean Air, Rock County
Box   43
Clean Air, southeast Wisconsin
Box   43
United Auto Workers (UAW)
Box   43
United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 72
Box   43
Labor
Box   43
Trade mailings
Box   43
Fast Track memo
Box   43
Wisconsin census results, 1990
Box   43
Wisconsin scheduling book
Box   43
Milwaukee Airport
Box   43
Milwaukee Brewers
Box   43
National Guard armories
Box   43
Oshkosh Truck
Box   43
POW-MIA (Prisoners of War, Missing in Action)
Box   43
Racine, Kenosha, Economic Summit, 1989
Box   43
Memo, Racine, Kenosha, Economic Development Strategy, 1991 December 11
Box   44
Economic development, Racine
Box   44
Stoughton landfill, 1992 June 8
Box   44
Radank, William, Sergeant
Box   44
Racine, “The Right Place to Live”
Box   44
Sturtevant Army Reserve Center
Box   44
Janesville post office
Box   44
Interlaken, Walworth County
Box   44
Johnson Wax
Box   44
Kenosha anti-drug grants, 1991
Box   44
K-Fuel
Kenosha Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Box   44
Grant
Box   44
Proposal
Box   44
Little Red Lighthouse, Racine
Box   44
Armed Forces, demonstrations, bands
Box   44
Delavan Lake Sanitary District
Box   44
Beloit 2000
Box   44
Beloit College
Box   44
Casework
Box   44
Commander Aircraft
Box   44
Caledonia Congressional Day post-mortem
Box   44
Delavan Lake
Box   44
Lake Elizabeth
Box   44
Elkhorn projects
Box   44
General Motors, Janesville
Box   44
Golf Hills Sanitary District
Box   44
Academy Day, 1992
Series: Project Files, District Office
Box   48
Statistics, 1984-1987
Box   48
1986
Box   48
Office hours, 1987
Box   48
Ombudsman hours, 1987-1988
Box   48
Congressional Day program, 1989-1992
Box   48
Ombudsman week, open office hours
Box   48
Town meetings
Box   48
Burlington memo
Box   48
Guide letters
Box   48
Academies, 1986
Box   48
Chronological file, letters
Box   48
Racine office intern recruitment, 1989-1992
Box   48
Railroad abandonments
Box   48
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Allied Council of Senior Citizens grant
Box   48
Southeast Wisconsin Labor Management Council, grant, 1988
Box   48
Head Start
Box   48
Federal Response hearing, 1988 April 4
Box   48
Post office project
Box   48
Cessna project
Box   48
Ganton
Box   48
Census, Racine and Kenosha
Box   48
Census, Aspin education efforts, 1990
Box   48
UW-Parkside, Upward Bound
Box   48
UW-Parkside, grant projects
Box   48
Abortion and Contras
Box   48
Soviet immigrants project, 1989
Box   48
El Salvador
Box   48
Nicaragua, Central America
Summits
Box   49
Economic development summit, project, 1989
Box   49
Gang conference project, 1992
Box   49
Economic development project, 1989
Box   49
Anti-drug abuse project, 1989-1992
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   49
Drug summit project, 1990
Box   49
Drug summit attitudes, 1990-1991
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   49
Drug summit, 1991
Box   49
Kenosha Economic Development Grant project
Box   49
Kenosha Flight Fest air shows project, 1989-1992
Box   49
Racine Air Show project, 1989-1990, 1992
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   50
Kenosha, AMC capital
Box   50
AMC, general, plant closing
Box   50
Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) proposal, AMC project
Box   50
Kenosha, Keep AMC in Wisconsin
Box   50
American Brass Case
United Auto Workers (UAW)
Box   50
Local 180
Box   50
Pension concerns
Box   50
Unemployment
Box   50
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
Box   50
GS Electric Motors
Box   50
Dumore
Box   50
Racine Steel, 1987 May
Box   50
Outboard Marine, Kenosha
Box   50
Famco
Box   50
Eaton Corporation, 1986
Box   50
Job Training and Partnership Act (JTPA)
Box   50
Kenosha, Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) downtown development, transition rule
Box   50
Young Radiator
Box   50
Labor Hearing
Box   50
McGraw-Edison closing
Box   50
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Box   50
Memo, United Auto Workers (UAW)
Box   50
Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) payments project
Chrysler plant closing
Box   50
1988
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   50
Racine transition team
Box   50
Kenosha transition team
Box   50
Collins' transition team
Box   50
Project, 1988-1992
Physical Description: 2 folders 
United Auto Workers (UAW)
Box   50
Local 72, transition center project
Box   50
Chrysler, trust fund project, 1988-1992
Box   50
Kenosha United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 72, grant project, 1986-1988
Box   51
Racine's Westview Health Care Center, 1987
Box   51
Kornwolf, HR 4221
Box   51
Keno's Economic Development Administration (EDA), Title I
Box   51
Economic Development Administration (EDA) southern Wisconsin air quality
Box   51
Kenosha, Economic Development Administration (EDA) revolving loan application
Box   51
Post office, Kansasville
Box   51
Catastrophic health care, 1988
Box   51
Kenosha, Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) permits
Box   51
Incinerators
Box   51
Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA)
Box   52
Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD), Midway Manor
Box   52
Central American Solidarity Committee
Box   52
Windpoint Lighthouse
Box   52
Drought, farm crisis, Kenosha, 1988
Box   52
C-130A Crash
Box   52
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), 1984
Box   52
Government contracts, 1985
Box   52
Kerkman, Charles
Box   52
Running tab of defense contracts
Box   52
Wins for Wisconsin
Box   52
White House Conference on Small Business; local follow-ups
Box   52
Racine/Kenosha Clean Air Project, 1988-1992
Box   52
Opportunity Industrialization Center project, grants
Box   52
Racine, family planning, 1987
Box   52
Racine Little Red Lighthouse project
Box   52
Racine Zoo
Box   52
A.W. Oakes land reclamation
Box   52
Racine County housing issues
Box   52
Racine, bus, 1982
Box   52
Racine Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, 1988-1992
Box   52
Southern Colony, Southern Wisconsin Center
Box   52
Westview Nursing Home project, 1988
Box   52
Commuter rail, Chicago and Northwestern
Box   52
Mayor Bilotti, ships
Box   52
Caledonia prison
Box   52
Bong prison
Kenosha
Box   52
UAW, Local 72, grant project 1989-1992
Box   52
Hospice program, 1982
Box   52
Bainbridge Center
Box   52
Downtown application
Box   52
Ice rink
Box   52
National Guard armory
Box   52
Highway 50
Box   52
Kemper Center, Army Corps of Engineers
Box   52
22nd Avenue
Box   52
Highway 50 project, 1988-1989
Box   52
Port of, 1983-1984
Box   52
Racine/Kenosha
Box   52
Teen Pregnancy project, 1989-1992
Box   52
Veterans Home project, 1980s
Environment, 1989-1992
Box   53
Army Corps of Engineers, Racine, 12th Street breakwater
Box   53
Wisconsin Superfund sites
Box   53
Radioactive waste siting, 1984-1985
Box   53
Radioactive waste disposal sites
Box   53
Hazardous waste, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) HR 2867
Acid rain
Box   53
Hearing
Box   53
HR 3400
Box   53
General
Box   53
Clean air project
Box   53
Memo
Box   53
Wisconsin Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Environmental Network
Box   53
Kenosha, Timber Ridge
Box   53
Wind Lake Clean Up project
Box   53
Town of Somers, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls)
Box   53
Racine, EPA, 1983
Box   53
Silver Lake, Corps of Engineers, Davis
Box   53
Lake Tombeau project
Box   53
Corps of Engineers, Racine boat ramps
Box   53
Corps shoreline protection
Box   53
Caledonia lake erosion project
Box   53
Racine, radium in ground water project
Box   53
Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie erosion
Box   53
Winter navigation
Box   53
Medical waste incinerator, Kenosha project, 1989-1992
Box   54
Varity International
Box   54
Harris Metals
Box   54
UAW, Local 180, worker re-training money
Box   54
McGraw Edison, 1987 June 22
Box   54
Twin Lakes memos and correspondence
Box   54
Racine County Housing Authority
Box   54
Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), Kenosha
Box   54
Ramac, Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations (DILHR), Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), IRS
Box   54
Low Income Housing, Burlington Project
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   54
Kenosha Housing Dispute, Westview Neighborhood Association
Box   54
Twin Lakes Housing Grant project
Box   45
Chronically mentally ill, Racine project
Box   54
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202, Racine
Box   54
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), Yorkville
Box   54
Silver Lake Elderly Housing project
Box   54
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA)/Kohl application, Silver Lake
Box   54
Housing
Box   54
Kenosha Amtrak stop project, 1989-1992
Box   54
Kenosha Depot
Box   54
Expanded commuter rail
Box   54
Rail service, 1989
Series: Project Files, District Office
Racine
Box   54
Urban Mass Transportation Act (UMTA) application
Box   54
Newsletters, press releases, clippings
Box   54
Ceremonies
Box   54
Correspondence
Box   54
Racine Depot
Box   54
Names
Box   54
Miscellaneous
Box   54
Depot application
Box   54
Track rehab operations
Box   55
Burlington miscellaneous projects, 1988-1992
Box   55
Paddock Lake
Box   55
Union Grove, EPA correspondence
Box   55
Union Grove sewer rehab, Corps of Engineers
Box   55
Waterford Sanitary District, 1986
Box   55
Twin Lakes dam studies
Box   55
Union Grove sewers
Box   55
Burlington Memorial Hospital
Box   55
Bristol Development Corporation, Bristol Mills
Box   55
Union Grove sewer, downtown
Box   55
Waterford Innovative
Box   55
Waterford, theatre
Box   55
Tichigan, Waterford
Box   55
Mt. Pleasant, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) route changes
Box   55
Norway, Muskego
Box   55
Crestview Sanitary District, North Park
Box   55
Sturtevant Army Reserve project, 1989-1992
Box   55
Fish stocking project
Box   55
Amtrak, mass transit
Box   55
Kenosha Airport, 1985
Box   55
Surplus commodities, hunger, 1984
Box   55
Surplus commodities
Box   55
Kenosha Airport project, 1988-1992
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   55
Surplus Property seminar project, 1989
Harbor, Kenosha, 1985-1986, 1988
Box   56
Boat ramps
Box   56
Tax project
Box   56
Salmon Unlimited
Box   56
Technical Corrections Project
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   56
Transition rule
Box   56
Harbor project
Box   56
Marina development
Box   56
Lakefront
Box   56
Port promotional
Box   56
Port follow-up, 1985
Box   56
Marina, 1985
Box   56
Port of Kenosha, 1982, 1986-1988
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   56
Coast Guard helicopter, 1988
Box   56
Coast Guard, 1985
Box   56
Kenosha/CDF Marina
Kenosha, Confined Disposal Facility (CDF)
Box   56
Downtown development, 1986 July
Box   56
Marina
Box   56
Claims, summary and current
Box   56
Great Lakes, 1986
Box   56
Great Lakes
Box   56
Army Corps of Engineers, erosion
Box   57
Great Lakes memos, 1987
Box   57
Kenosha marina, downtown
Box   57
Great Lakes, 1987
Box   57
Flat Iron Mall project
Box   57
Northside redevelopment, Flat Iron Mall
Box   57
State Street revitalization, Racine, 1989-1992
Box   57
Economic development information kit
Box   57
Kenosha Research Park, 1988
Box   57
Kenosha/Racine Economic Development Committee (KREDC), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Future of the Auto Industry
Box   57
Greater Kenosha Development Corporation
Box   57
Racine, Massey update, 1984 October 25
Box   57
Massey, Press and Substance
Box   57
Massey, Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), meeting
Box   57
Monarch Plastics
Box   57
Racine County, High Velocity Tool
Box   57
Massey-Ferguson, Racine project
Box   57
Welch Electric, GS Electric, Department of Labor (DOL), Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Title III
Box   57
J.I. Case Company
Box   57
Washington, D.C., workshop
Box   57
Department of Defense, Aspin bid preparation seminar
Box   57
North American Weapon
Box   57
Government contracting, Aspin letter for inquiries
Box   57
Department of Defense, Pratt and Whitney tour
Box   57
Rust-Oleum, Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG)
Box   57
Aspin's Economic Development bills
Box   57
Economic development hearing, 1984
Box   57
Business Ad Council
Box   57
Memo, machinists, 1982
Box   57
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS)
Box   57
Armenian issues
Box   57
Senior Advisory Council
Box   57
Medicare meetings, projects, 1988
Box   57
Kenosha Senior Action Council (SHARE Program)
Box   57
Women's Organizations memo
Box   57
Wisconsin Action Council
Box   57
Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)
Box   58
EPA clean air
Physical Description: 4 folders 
Box   58
Beloit drugs
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   58
Lake Comus, 1974-1987
Box   58
General Motors
Box   58
Neighborhood Housing Services
Box   58
Rock County project, 1979-1987
Box   58
Milton census
Box   58
Janesville census
Box   58
Janesville, EPA, Landfill
Box   58
Clinton, Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Box   58
Beloit Industrial Park expansion
East Troy
Box   58
Trust fund
Box   58
Highways
Box   58
Airport
Edgerton
Box   58
Housing
Box   58
Shoe Company
Box   58
Hospital, 1991-1992
Box   58
Landfill
Box   58
Walworth post office
Box   58
Janesville post office
Box   59
Rock County, Essential Air
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air quality
Box   59
Walworth County, 1987
Box   59
Beloit
Box   59
Beloit, Janesville
Box   59
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grants
Box   59
Whitewater post office
Box   59
Freeman Shoes
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   59
Clean lakes, Delavan
Physical Description: 10 folders 
Whitewater
Box   59
Sewer
Box   59
Armory
Box   59
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), 1985
Box   59
Walcomet
Box   46
Census workshop, Beloit, 1989
Box   46
Back-to-Back program, Beloit
Box   46
Beloit College grant
Box   46
Beloit post office
Box   46
Beloit township sewer
Box   46
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
Physical Description: 12 folders 
Box   46
Walworth Radio Equipment
Box   46
Whitewater National Guard Armory
Box   46
Highway 15, 1987
Box   46
Madison Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Box   46
Freedom of Information Act, 1976
Box   46
Flood training
Box   46
Firefighters Day
Box   46
Rock County Air Service II
Box   46
Rock County Airport
Box   46
Rental Rehab, Beloit
Box   46
Volunteer drivers
Box   46
Sharon post office
Box   46
Ag Day, 1990
Box   46
Pen Pal program
Box   46
Milwaukee Railroad
Box   46
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), rural housing
Box   46
Evansville housing, 1985
Box   46
Lock and Dam
Box   46
Evansville Housing Development Action Grant (HoDAG)
Box   46
Beloit Community Development Authority (CDA), 1989
Blackhawk Tech
Box   46
Grants
Box   46
Plane
Box   46
Beloit, 2000
Physical Description: 5 folders 
Box   47
Desert Storm press releases and clippings
Box   47
Beloit Armory
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   47
Evansville American Legion Tank
Box   47
Congressional Hearing Municipal Building, 1991-1992
Box   47
Beloit Public Schools
Box   47
Les Aspin newsletter
Box   47
Lake Geneva sewer
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Micro 2106
Series: Press Releases
Reel   1
1971-1972 February
Reel   2
1972 March-October
Reel   3
1972 November-1973
Reel   4
1974 January-1975 March 14
Reel   5
1975 March 17-September
Reel   6
1975 October-1976 March
Reel   7
1976 April-September
Reel   8
1976 October-1977 October
Reel   9
1977 November-1979 March
Reel   10
1979 April-1980 March
Reel   11
1980 April-1981 June
Reel   12
1981 July-1983 May
Reel   13
1983 June-1985
Reel   14
1986-1989 June
Reel   15
1989 July-1992
Defense
Reel   16
1985-1988
Reel   17
1989-1990
Reel   18
1991-1992
M93-052
Series: Visual Materials
Campaign Photographs and Ephemera
Box   45
Slides, including Ted Kennedy campaign
Physical Description: 72 transparencies 
Box   45
Photographs, negatives
Physical Description: 106 photographs and negatives 
Oversize Folder  
Bumper stickers, brochures, ads, and posters
Videorecordings
Note: All the videorecordings are on VHS unless otherwise noted.
Access Restrictions: The WHS does not own playback equipment for the videorecordings on Beta and open-reel videotape.
1980-1985
Video   1
CBS Reports, “Return of the CIA,” 1980 June 17
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   2
This Week with David Brinkley, 1983 March 13
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   3
MacNeil/Lehrer, 1984 August 3
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   4
“Shielding America,” 1985
Video   5
Evans & Novak, 1985 March 16
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   6
President Reagan's Tax Proposal; Rostenkowski's Response to Reagan's Tax Proposal, ABC-TV, 1985 May 28
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   7
MacNeil/Lehrer, 1985 November 27
Video   8
Today Show, 1985 November 20
Physical Description: Beta 
Note: Additional label on spine reads Nightwatch, 1986 March 6.
1986-1987
Video   9
Aviation Week Video Magazine, Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI): The Technical Challenge, 1986
Video   10
American Defense Preparedness Association, Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI): “A Prospect for Peace,” undated
Video   11
Crossfire, 1986 February 27
Video   12
Face the Nation, 1986 March 2
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   13
MacNeil/Lehrer, “Midgetman,” 1986 August
Video   14
MacNeil/Lehrer, 1986 August
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   14 (continued)
Today Show, 1987 February 26
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   14 (continued)
Crossfire, 1987 February 27
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   14 (continued)
Newsmaker, 1987 March 8
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   14 (continued)
Face the Nation, 1986 March 2
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   15
This Week with David Brinkley, 1986 August 17
Video   16
“Fighting Terrorism,” role play, Aspin as chief of staff, 1986 August 29
Video   17
“Thanks TIP,” 1986 October
Video   18
Untitled, 1986 October 20
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   19
Today Show, B-1 discussion, 1987 February 17
Video   20
Today Show, B-1 bomber, General Skantze, 1987 February 17 and 26
Video   21
Newsmaker Sunday, arms control, Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1987 March 8
Video   22
ABC World News, B-1 bomber, 1987 March 23
Video   23
This Week [with David Brinkley], 1987 April 20
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   24
This Week [with David Brinkley], 1987 April 19
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   25
“Avenger” commissioning, 1987 September 12
Video   26
Capital to Capital (ABC), 1987 September 22
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   26 (continued)
Evans & Novak, Gulf, 1987 October 3
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   26 (continued)
CNN Newsmaker Sun[day], 1987 October 11
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   27
60 Minutes, MX, 1987 October 25
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   27 (continued)
Nightline, 1987 November 30
Physical Description: Beta 
1988-1989
Video   28
McLaughlin's One on One, 1988 June 3
Physical Description: U-matic 
Video   29
CBS Evening News, Tower, 1988 November 30
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   29 (continued)
ABC “Flaws in the Shield,” MXIMU, 1988 December 1
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   29 (continued)
Today Show, 1989 March 10
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   29 (continued)
CNN Newsmaker Sat[urday], 1989 March 11
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   29 (continued)
CBS Evening News, 1989 April 22
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   29 (continued)
CBS This Morning, 1989 April 27
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   30
CBS This Morning, 1988 April 15
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   30 (continued)
Unknown (may include James Webb)
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   30 (continued)
CNN Newsmaker Sunday, 1988 June 5
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   30 (continued)
Possibly other news shows
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   31
McLaughlin's One on One, 1988 June 3
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   32
ABC, CBS, NBC News, 1988 September 8
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   33
“When Bush Comes to Shove: The Looming Defense Debate” 1989
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   34
David Hartman special, 1989 February 24
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   35
This Week with David Brinkley, SNF, Germany
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   35 (continued)
McLaughlin One on One, 1989 May 7
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   36
NBC News coverage of Aspin Procurement Institute, 1989 June 2
Video   37
20/20, 1989 August 11
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   38
This Week [with David Brinkley]
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   38 (continued)
Face the Nation
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   38 (continued)
McLaughlin One on One, 1989 September 24
Physical Description: Beta 
Undated
Video   39
CBS This Morning, possibly 1991 January 9
Video   40
Newsmaker, June 13
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   40 (continued)
CBS News, June 13
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   40 (continued)
ABC News, June 15
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   40 (continued)
ABC News and CBS News, June 16
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   40 (continued)
ABC News, June 18
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   40 (continued)
Today Show, July 8
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   41
Floor exchange with Michel, July 15
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   41 (continued)
Nightwatch, reflagging, July 16
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   41 (continued)
Today Show, reflagging, July 24
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   41 (continued)
This Week with David Brinkley, July 26
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   41 (continued)
NBC hearings, July 31
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   42
Face the Nation, August 5
Video   42 (continued)
Good Morning America, August 6
Video   43
Washington Week in Review, October 13
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   43 (continued)
Inside Washington, October 14
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   43 (continued)
McLaughlin Group, October 14
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   43 (continued)
This Week with David Brinkley, October 15
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   44
Washington Week in Review, October 20
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   44 (continued)
Inside Washington, October 21
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   44 (continued)
McLaughlin Group, October 21
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   44 (continued)
This Week with David Brinkley, October 22
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   45
Washington Week in Review, November 17
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   45 (continued)
Inside Washington, November 18
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   45 (continued)
McLaughlin Group, November 18
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   45 (continued)
This Week with David Brinkley, November 19
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   46
Washington Week in Review, November 24
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   46 (continued)
Inside Washington, November 25
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   46 (continued)
McLaughlin Group, November 25
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   46 (continued)
This Week with David Brinkley, November 26
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   47
Weekend shows, December 29-31
Video   48
CBS Panama special, December 20
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   48 (continued)
Today Show, December 21
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   49
Washington Week in Review, December 15
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   49 (continued)
Inside Washington, December 16
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   49 (continued)
McLaughlin Group, December 16
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   49 (continued)
American Interests, December 16
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   49 (continued)
Part of This Week with David Brinkley
Physical Description: Beta 
Video   50
Defense bill debate
Physical Description: Beta