Dan Rostenkowski papers, 1959-1995
Dan Rostenkowski was born January 2, 1928, in Chicago, IL. Elected as a Democrat, he served as an Illinois state representative in the sixty-eighth general assembly (1952) prior to being elected to the Illinois state senate, where he served from 1954 to 1956. Rostenkowski was first elected to the eighty-sixth United States Congress in 1959 and served in seventeen succeeding Congresses until he was defeated for re-election in 1995. While in Congress he served as the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from the 97th through the 103rd Congresses, and of the Joint Committee on Taxation from the 97th through 101st Congresses.
Series 14: Restricted
The Halstead Collection spans the years 1826 to 1942 and contains the correspondence of Matthew Hale Carpenter, attorney and United States Senator from Wisconsin. This collection also includes some correspondence of his wife, Caroline Dillingham Carpenter; daughter, Lillian; son, Paul Dillingham; and cousin, noted nineteenth century journalist Murat Halstead.
Arthur L. Berman represented the Rogers Park neighborhood in the Illinois House from 1966 to 1976 and the Illinois Senate (9th District) from 1977 to 2000. During his time in the Illinois House and Senate he was well known for championing educational issues. This collection includes publicity, campaign materials, correspondence, press releases, photographs, awards, and biographical information.