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David B. Vitter Congressional papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1010

Scope and Contents

The David B. Vitter Congressional Papers collection contains materials accumulated over his tenure as both a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and of the Senate. The majority of the files document legislative activities, services to constituents, campaigns, press and communications, and Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts (Senate only). These topics and more are illustrated through a range of paper document types, including clippings, correspondence, briefing books, constituent mail, grants and projects requests, daily schedules, and committee work. Photographs and audio-visual materials (audio cassettes, video and betacam tapes, DVDs) document floor hearings, campaign advertising, interviews and other television appearances. The collection also contains a small number of digital files present on CDRs and integrated into folders of the paper files. The overall arrangement follows the records management procedures recommended by Senate Archivist Karen Paul. The collection has been arranged in two sub-groups: sub-group one is Senate records, and sub-group two is House records. Records series and subseries are the same for the two sub-groups when possible.

Dates

  • 1992-2016

Creator

OFFSITE LOCATION

The collection is stored offsite. Researchers must contact specialcollections@tulane.edu at least two business days (48 business hours) in advance for access to these materials.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted condition on further notification from donor.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Extent

85 Linear Feet (204 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

SUB-Fonds 1: United States Senate Papers

SERIES I: Personal, Political, and Official Records, 2000-2016, bulk 2005-2016 Subseries 1: Political Files (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 2: Senator’s Correspondence (arranged chronologically) Subseries 3: VIP Correspondence (arranged chronologically) Subseries 4: Daily Schedules (arranged chronologically)

SERIES II: Legislative Records, 1992-2016, bulk 2005-2012 Subseries 1: Committee Files (arranged alphabetically by committee name) Subseries 2: Bill Files (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 3: Briefing Books (arranged alphabetically by committee name) Subseries 4: Subject Files (arranged alphabetically)

SERIES III: Press Relations and Communications Records, 2003-2016, bulk 2004-2010 Subseries 1: Newspaper Clippings (arranged chronologically) Subseries 2: Special Events and Speeches Files (arranged chronologically)

SERIES IV: Constituent Services Records, 2003-2016 Subseries 1: Grants and Projects Files (arranged alphabetically by name) Subseries 2: Newsletters and Mailings (arranged chronologically) Subseries 3: Constituent Correspondence (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 4: Casework Files (arranged alphabetically by name) Subseries 5: Town Hall Meetings Files (arranged chronologically)

SERIES V: Hurricane Katrina Related Records, 1996-2012, bulk 2005-2007 Subseries 1: Correspondence (arranged chronologically) Subseries 2: Grants and Projects (arranged alphabetically by name) Subseries 3: Legislation (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 4: Photographs (arranged alphabetically by subject)

SERIES VI: Office Administration Records, 2005-2016 (arranged chronologically) SERIES VII: Audiovisual Materials, 2004-2007 (arranged alphabetically by title/subject)

SUB-Fonds 2: United States House of Representatives Papers

SERIES I: Personal, Political, and Official Records, 2000-2004 Subseries 1: Awards (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 2: Congressman’s Correspondence (arranged chronologically) Subseries 3: Daily Schedules (arranged chronologically)

SERIES II: Legislative Records, 1995-2004, bulk 2000-2004 Subseries 1: Bill Files (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 2: Legislative Assistants’ Files (arranged alphabetically by subject)

SERIES III: Press Relations and Communications Records, 1999-2004 Subseries 1: Press Clippings (arranged chronologically) Subseries 2: Press Releases (arranged chronologically) Subseries 3: Special Events (arranged alphabetically by event name) Subseries 4: Speeches Files (arranged alphabetically by subject) SERIES IV: Constituent Services Records, 1998-2004 Subseries 1: Grants and Projects Files (arranged alphabetically by name) Subseries 2: Mailings Files (arranged chronologically) Subseries 3: Town Hall Meetings Files (arranged alphabetically by subject) Subseries 4: Constituent Correspondence (arranged chronologically) SERIES V: Campaign Records, 2000-2005 (arranged alphabetically by subject) SERIES VI: Audiovisual Materials, 1999-2004 (arranged alphabetically by title/subject)

SERIES VII: Photographs, 1999-2004 (arranged chronologically (arranged chronologically)

OCLC/WorldCat

OCLC #974989420

Processing Information

Collection processed by History Associates, Inc. Data entered by Michael Ossorguine and supervised by Andrew Mullins, III. Adapted for OCLC by Susanna Powers.
Title
David B. Vitter Congressional papers finding aid
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid written by History Associates, Inc. Edited for LaRC and ArchivesSpace by Andrew Mullins, III.
Date
2017 January 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US