Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

Political Papers

Congressional Collections

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 1: General

Series 2: Administrative Assistants/Staff‌‌

Series 3: Legislative

Series 4: Constituent Correspondence‌‌

Series 5: Issue Correspondence‌‌

Series 6: Ways & Means

Series 7: Campaigns

Series 8: Speeches

Series 9: Casework (Restricted)

Series 10: Academies

Series 11: Publications

Series 12 Addendum 1

Series 13: Audio-Visual

Series 14: Restricted

Other Collections

Halstead Collection

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 papers, 1977-2003

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.