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In addition to the papers of Everett M. Dirksen and Robert H. Michel, The Center houses small collections of papers, artifacts, oral histories, and miscellany donated by others. Most of these materials related to Dirksen.

The papers of Harold H. Velde number among The Center's additional collections. Velde served in the House seat vacated by Dirksen in 1947 and then assumed by Michel after Velde's retirement in 1956. The 10.5 linear feet Velde collection documents Harold Velde's career in the House of Representatives and as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Although the collection is fragmentary, it contains insightful documents on the House Un-American Activities Committee, which Velde chaired in 1953.  

In September 2003, Congressman Ray LaHood announced his intention to donate his papers to The Center.

A list of collections open to researchers follows:

Collection Number Name/Series Title Number of Finding Aid Pages
1 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969) Collection, ca. 1900-70
1160 linear shelf feet
See below
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers Appointment/Guestbooks, 1965-70
4.0 linear shelf feet
4 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969) Collection,
Chicago Office file, 1880-1972
99 linear shelf feet
74 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Clippings File, 1930-70
7 linear shelf feet
2 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Dirksen Information File, 1933-1976
1 linear shelf foot
1 p
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Films, 1951-69
944 films
2 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Legislative File, 1933-1970
23.75 linear shelf feet
104 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Memorabilia, 1918-1974
633 items
1 p & index
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
National Republican Senatorial Committee Papers, 1949-1959
2.5 linear shelf feet
9 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Notebooks, 1932-1969
4 linear shelf feet
43 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Photographs, ca. 1860-1975
4,759 unique photographs
3 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Public Works file, 1931-1970
55.5 linear shelf feet
133 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Remarks and Releases, 1941-1969 6.0 linear shelf feet
135 pp & index
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Republican Congressional Leadership File, 1952-69
1.5 linear shelf feet
15 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Republican National Convention (1968) Papers, 1956-1969
1.5 linear shelf feet
5 pp
  Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers
Working Papers, 1857-1969
41 linear shelf feet
85 pp
2 Eisenhower, Dwight D.: Papers as President of the United States, 1953-1961 (Ann Whitman), Legislative Meeting Series, 1952-1960
1 linear shelf foot
39 pp
3 Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972), Correspondence with Everett M. Dirksen (1896-1969), 1945-1969
1 folder
2 pp
4 Hoover, Herbert Clark (1874-1964), Correspondence with Everett M. Dirksen (1896-1969), 1948-1964
1 folder
1 p
5 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Oral History
Interview Transcripts, 1968-1969
1 folder
2 pp
6 Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973), Correspondence with Everett M. Dirksen (1896-1969), 1953-1968
1 folder
2 pp
7 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letter to James G. Duggan, 1969
1 folder
1 p
8 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letters to Sister M. Ancilla, 1962-1969
1 folder
1 p
9

Ford, Gerald Rudolph, Jr. (1913- ),
Remarks at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Forum at Bradley University, 1976
1 folder

1 p
10 Goldman, Sidney J., Collection, 1939-1970
1 folder
1 p
11 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letter to W. R. Howard, 1968
1 folder
1 p
12 "E.M.D." (A Song)
1 folder
1p
13 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), American Legion Membership Record
1 folder
1 p
14 A History of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Illinois, 1966
1 folder
1 p
15 Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), Death Notice, 1865
1 folder
1 p
16 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Statue of Dedication, 1976
1 folder
1 p
17 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), "If a Man Die, Shall He Live Again?", 1966
1 folder
1 p
18 "Congressman: a Case History," 1943
1 folder
1 p
19 Martin, Vernon, Collection 1944-75
1 folder
1 p
20 Ermentrout, J.C., Collection 1952-67
1 folder
1 p
21 Beckwith, Robert Todd Lincoln, Autograph, 1977
1 folder
1 p
22 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969) and Mike Mansfield (1903- ), Photograph, 1966
1 folder
1 p
23 Watson, James Eli (1863-1948), Letters, 1904-40
1 folder
1 p
24 Menton, Sherman (1890- ), Letters, 1949-55
1 folder
1 p
25 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Voting Record, 1942-68
1 folder
1 p
26 Dirksen Brothers Bakery, Photographs ca. 1925
1 folder
1 p
27 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letter to Virginia M. Sanborn (1907-1977), 1950
1 folder
1 p
28 Gaither, Otto S. ( - ), Letter, 1938
1 folder
1 p
29 Dirksen, Louella Carver (1899-1979), Photograph, 1977
1 folder
1 p
30 Dredge Boat Insurance Correspondence, 1923
1 folder
1 p
31 Velde, Harold Himmel (1910- ), Collection, 1901-1965
10.5 linear shelf feet
14 pp
32 Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center, Seminar on Congressional Archives, 1976
1 folder
1 p
33 "A Photographic History: Why America Won the War," compiled and edited by Ray Oscar Randall and John Sydney Baxter. (Chicago & N.Y.: Union Book and Publishing company, 1921)
1 folder
1 p
34 Baker, Howard H., Jr., Republican National Convention Remarks, 1976
1 folder
1 p
35 Everett McKinley Dirksen congressional Leadership Research Center, Dedication, 1975
11 folders
1 p
36 "Marigolds' Everett Dirksen," ABC Radio 1976 1 p
37 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Correspondence with Ethel Gerdes, 1949
1 folder
1 p
38 Dirksen, Louella Carver (1899-1979), Interview Notes, 1970
1 folder
1 p
39 THE DAILY PANTAGRAPH (Bloomington, Illinois) Dirksen Clippings File, 1929-73.
4 folders
1 p
40 Dirksen, Everett, McKinley (1896-1969), Clippings and Postcards, 1966-67.
1 folder
1 p
41 Dirksen, Louella Caver (1899-1979), Photograph, ca 1978
1 folder
1 p
42 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Photographs, n.d.
2 folders
1 p
43 Lucas, Scott Wike (1892-1968), Collection, 1945-50
1 folder
1 p
44 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Clipping, 1933 1 p
45 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Scrapbook, 1932-75. 1 p
46 Arends, Leslie Cornelius (1895- ), Collection, n.d., 1981
2 folders
1 p
47 Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center, Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony, 1973
1 folder
1 p
48 Campaign Memorabilia, 1932-68
1 folder
1 p
49 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Voting Records, 1953-58
3 folders
1 p
50 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letters to Charles J. Blum, 1941-44
1 folder
1 p
51 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letter to Mrs. A.H. Aagaard, 1963
1 folder
1 p
52 Armstrong, Haskell R., Collection, 1932-61
1 folder
2 pp
53 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Photograph, n.d. 1 p
54 Dirksen, Louella Carver (1899-1979), Clippings, 1930-79
12 folders
1 p
55 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Scrapbook, 1965
1 folder
1 p
56 Six, Sybil (Mrs. Fred), Collection, 1938-78
2 folders
1 p
57 Brodie, Howard, Collection, 1964
1 folder
1 p
58 Columbia Photograph, ca. 1918
1 folder
1 p
59 Building the Constitution by Irving Dillard, 1978
1 folder
1 p
60 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Photograph, n.d.
1 folder
1 p
61 "Marigold Polka," 1980
1 folder
1 p
62 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letters to Pekin United Way, 1959-1968
1 folder
1 p
63 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letter to Robert W. Leu, 1958
1 folder
1 p
64 McNaughton, F. F., (1890-1982), Collection, 1938-68
1 folder
1 p
65 White, J. Kay, Collection, 1966-76
2 folders
1 p
66 Xanos, Ted P., Collection, 1953-70
1 folder
1 p
67 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Letter to Victor Smith, 1964
1 folder
1 p
68 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Estate 1969
3 folders
1 p
69 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Patent, 1918-69
1 folder
1 p
70 Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), "Prayer in Public Schools," 1966
1 folder
1 p
71 Gomien, John and Glee, Oral History Interviews, 1980
1 folder
1 p
72 Hruska, Roman L., Oral History Interviews, 1981
2 folders
1p
73 Lohmann, Martin B., ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: MARTIN B. LOHMANN, MEMOIR (Springfield: Sangamon State University, 1980)
1 folder
1 p
74 Preston, Roy S., Oral History Interview, 1980
1 folder
1 p
75 Rainville, Harold, Oral History Interview, 1974
1 folder
1 p
76 Rainville, Harold, Interview Notes, 1970
1 folder
1 p
77 Torcom, Jean E., Interviews, 1970-71
4 folders
1 p
78 Dirksen, Everett M., Interviews, 1968-69
1 folder
1 p

79

Rindone, Lisa, "Everett Dirksen: Rhetorician, Politician, and Patriot in Civil Rights," 1981
1 folder

1p

80 Dirksen, Louella, Letter to Dorothy Doan, n.d. 1p
81 Ross, Justina, Collection, n.d. – 19751 folder 1p
82 Carver, Lillian Bruder, Photograph, n.d.1 folder 1p
83 Dirksen, Everett M., Campaign Photographs and Artifacts, 19681 folder 1 p
84 Dirksen, Everett M., Pencil Sketch, 19681 folder 1 p
85 Puckett, Herman G., Collection, 1933-697 folders 1 p
86 "Welcome President Ford" Button, 19751 folder 1 p
87 Dirksen Center Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony Photographs, 19731folder 1 p
88 Lucas, Scott, Campaign Items, 19501 folder 1 p
89 Dirksen, Everett M., Slides, 1965-731 folder 1 p
90 Pekin’s Second Reformed Church, Photograph, n.d.1 folder 1 p
91 "The Meaning of the Hoover Report," 19491 folder 1 p
92 "E.M.D.," Sheet Music, n.d.1 folder 1 p
93 O’Connor, Len, Interviews with Everett M. Dirksen, 1964-674 folders 1 p
94 "Bits & Pieces"1 folder 1 p
95 Pekin High School Debate Program, 19131 folder 1 p
96 Pekin High School Commencement Program, 19131 folder 1 p
97 Horn, Stephen, Notes on Civil Rights Meetings, 19642 folders 1 p

 
98

Joint Senate-House Republican Leadership Press Conference Audio Tapes, 1963-69
1 folder

1 p

99

Dirksen Campaign Rain Hat, 1962
1 folder

1 p

100

Ehrlicher, Virginia, Collection, 1956-73
3 folders

1 p

101

Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House, 1963
1 folder

1 p

102

Cosmopolitan Club of Pekin, 1973
1 folder

1 p

103

Dirksen, Everett M., Miscellany, 1912, 1964
1 folder

1 p

104

Dirksen, John Frederick, Photograph, ca. 1860

1 p

105

Dirksen, Everett M., Photographs, 1956, 1962
1 folder

1 p

106

Kriegsman, Florence, Collection, 1961-64
1 folder

1 p

107

Baker, Danice Joy Dirksen, Wedding Announcement, 1950
1 folder

1 p

108

Republican National Convention, Delegate Pass, 1968
1 folder

1 p

109

Swibold, Barbara, Collection, 1961, 1967
1 folder

1 p

110

"Peter Doone" Manuscript, n.d
2 folders.

1 p

111

Everett M. Dirksen Dinner Program, 1966
1 folder

1 p

112

Neumiller, Harry J., Collection, 1944-69
2 folders

1 p

113

"Dirksen for Governor," Envelope, 1940
1 folder

1 p

114

Dirksen, Everett M., Stamp Items, 1973-75
1 folder

1 p

115

Dirksen, Everett M., Campaign Folders, 1950-62
1 folder

1 p

116

Michel, Robert H., Christmas Cards, n.d. -1993
1 folder

1 p

117

Dirksen, Everett M., Patronage Files, 1964-68
12 folders

1 p

118

Peoria Sesquicentennial Celebration Brochure, 1968
1 folder

1 p

119

Robinson, Joseph Taylor, Materials, 1932-37
1 folder

1 p

120

"Gallant Men" Performance, 1992
1 folder

1 p

121

Simpson, H.S., Correspondence, 1933-46
1 folder

1 p

122

"Dirksen: The Baker Boy from Illinois"
13 folders

1 p

123

Meinick, W. Steve, Collection, 1968-81
1 folder

1 p

124

Dirksen, Everett M., Photograph, n.d.
1 folder

1 p

125

Cushing-Martin Library, Stonehill College, Dirksen Papers, 1938-66
1 folder

1 p

126

House of Representatives Gallery Pass, 1937
1 folder

1 p

127

Dirksen, Everett M., Graveside Photographs, 1969
1 folder

1 p

128

Davidson, Sidney D., Collection, 1950-81
6 folders

1 p

129

Dirksen, Everett M., Telephone Conversations with Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-65
2 folders and 51 audio tapes

1 p

130

Douglas, Paul, Letter, 1965
1 folder

1 p

131

Dirksen, Everett M., Fundraiser, 1967
1 folder

1 p

132

Houston, Ruth Blanche, Scrapbook, 1926-76
1 folder

1 p

133

"Everett McKinley Dirksen: Twentieth Century Cicero"
1 folder and 2 audio tapes

1 p

134

Dirksen, Everett M., Miscellaneous
1 folder

1 p

 
135

"The Life of Everett Dirksen"
1 folder

1 p

136

Dirksen, Everett M., Interview, ca. 1965
1 folder and 2 VHS tapes

1 p

137

Dirksen, Everett M., Photographs, 1962-69
1 box

1 p

138

"Salute to Robert H. Michel"
2 folders and oversize proof sheets

1 p

 
139

Clark, Robert M., Letter, 1970
1 folder

1 p

140

Dirksen, Joseph, Receipts, ca. 1900-20
1 folder

1 p

141

Anderson, Earl L., Collection, 2002-03
1 folder

1 p

142

Dirksen, Everett M., Military Service Record, 1919
1 folder

1 p

143

Gomien, John, Photographs and Certificate, 1951-68
1 folder

1 p

144

Dirksen, Everett M., Letter to Olga Velde, 1918
1 folder

1 p

145

Roberson, Everett M., Collection, 1938-45
7 folders

1 p

146

Michel, Robert H., Campaign Materials, 1979-92
7 folders and approximately 8 linear shelf feet of tapes

1 p

147

Dirksen, Everett M., FBI Files
0.5 linear shelf feet

 
1p

148

Sawhill, Robert A. "Election Eve with Ev," November 7-8, 1950

1p

149

"Washington Perspective" Featuring Everett Dirksen, 1967

1p

150

Rainville, Harold E., Papers, 1939-83

2p


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