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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 #

Name/Series Title

Number of Guide Pages

1

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969) Collection, ca. 1900-1970
1996 linear shelf feet

See below0

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers, Appointment/Guestbooks, 1965-1970
4.0 linear shelf feet

4 pp

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969) Papers, Chicago Office File, 1880-1972
99 linear shelf feet

74 pp

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers, Clippings File, 1930-1970
7 linear shelf feet

2 pp

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers, Dirksen Information File, 1933-Current
9.0 linear shelf foot

1 p

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers, Films, 1951-1969
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

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
ca. 5,000 unique photographs
5 linear shelf feet & 2 linear shelf feet of duplicates

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
12.0 linear shelf feet

230 pp

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Papers, Republican Congressional Leadership File, 1952-1969
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

1 p

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),  [Returned to donor, July 5, 2005] 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 Carver (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

1 p

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 McKinley (1896-1969), Interviews, 1968-69
1 folder

1 p

79

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

 

1 p

80

Dirksen, Louella, Letter to Dorothy Doan, n.d.

1 p

81

Ross, Justina, Collection, n.d. – 1975
1 folder

1 p

82

Carver, Lillian Bruder, Photograph, n.d.
1 folder

1 p

83

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Campaign Photographs and Artifacts, 1968
1 folder

1 p

84

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Pencil Sketch, 1968
1 folder

1 p

85

Puckett, Herman G., Collection, 1933-69
7 folders

1 p

86

“Welcome President Ford” Button, 1975
1 folder

1 p

87

Dirksen Center Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony Photographs, 1973
1 folder

1 p

88

Lucas, Scott, Campaign Items, 1950
1 folder

1 p

89

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Slides, 1965-73
1 folder

1 p

90

Pekin’s Second Reformed Church, Photograph, n.d.
1 folder

1 p

91

“The Meaning of the Hoover Report,” 1949
1 folder

1 p

92

“E.M.D.,” Sheet Music, n.d.
1 folder

1 p

93

O’Connor, Len, Interviews with Everett M. Dirksen, 1964-67
4 folders

1 p

94

“Bits & Pieces”
1 folder

1 p

95

Pekin High School Debate Program, 1913
1 folder

1 p

96

Pekin High School Commencement Program, 1913
1 folder

1 p

97

Horn, Stephen, Notes on Civil Rights Meetings, 1964
2 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 McKinley (1896-1969), Miscellany, 1912, 1964
1 folder

1 p

104

Dirksen, John Frederick, Photograph, ca. 1860

1 p

105

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), Stamp Items, 1973-75
1 folder

1 p

115

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Campaign Folders, 1950-62
1 folder

1 p

116

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

1 p

117

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), Graveside Photographs, 1969
1 folder

1 p

128

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

1 p

129

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), Miscellaneous
1 folder

1 p

135

“The Life of Everett Dirksen”
1 folder

1 p

136

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Interview, ca. 1965
1 folder and 2 VHS tapes

1 p

137

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), Military Service Record, 1919
1 folder

1 p

143

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

1 p

144

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), 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 McKinley (1896-1969), FBI Files
0.5 linear shelf feet

1 p

148

Sawhill, Robert  A.  “Election Eve with Ev,” November 7-8, 1950
1 folder

1 p

149

“Washington Perspective” Featuring Everett Dirksen, 1967
1 folder

1 p

150

Rainville, Harold E., Papers, 1939-83
2 linear shelf feet

2 pp

151

Loevy, Robert D. Civil Rights Act Interview Notes and Related Materials, 1982-2006
3 folders

1 p

152

Proceedings of the Republican National Convention, 1944
1 folder

1 p

153

Michel, Robert H. Oral History Transcripts, 2007
2 folders

3 pp

154

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Correspondence, 1963-1964
1 folder

1 p

155

Dirksen, Everett M. Sketch [Warren King], n.d.
1 folder

1 p

156

MacNeil, Neil (1923-2008), Collection, ca. 1940-2008
38.5 linear shelf feet

40 pp

157

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Interview, 1967
1 film

1 p

158

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Cartoons, 1964
2 photocopies

1 p

159

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Filling Station Documentation, 1931
5 pages

1 p

160

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Newspaper Ad, 1969
1 item

1 p

161

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Miscellaneous
0.5 linear shelf feet

1 p

162

Connor, David E., Correspondence, 1950
5 letters

1 p

163

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Campaign, 1956
2 items

1p

164

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Commemorative Stamp, 1981
1 item

1 p

165

Ford, Gerald R. and Governor Dan Walker Slide, 1975
1 item

1 p

166

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Portrait
1 item

1 p

167

Dirksen Congressional Center Programs
22 items

1 p

168

Look, Frank, Collection, 1967-1969
Various

1 p

169

Oesch, Dan, Collection, 1967-1969
4 folders

1 p

170

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Campaign Poster, 1950
1 item

1 p

171

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Postage Stamp
1 item

1 p

172

Sinclair, Mary Louise O’Malley, Collection
1 folder

2 pp

173

MacNeil, Neil, Interviews with Everett Dirksen, 1967-1969
1 folder

1 p

174

Purdum, Todd, Papers, 2013-2014
3 folders

1 p

175

Dirksen, Everett McKinley (1896-1969), Passes to the White House (1948) and to the Senate (1959)
1 folder

1 p

176

Dirksen Center Cornerstone Unveiling, 1973
1 folder

1 p

177

Compton, Mary B. Collection
1 folder

1 p


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