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Bruce L. Douglas Papers

Identifier: MS-BC170

Scope and Contents

The Bruce Lee Douglas Papers, 1970-1974, includes correspondence, reports, campaign material, pamphlets and brochures, clippings, programs, and speeches concerning Douglas’s activities as a representative to the 77th and 78th terms of the GeneralAssembly.


  • Created: 1970-1974
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1978


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


13.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Illinois Representative (Democrat) from eleventh district (1971-1972) and twelfth district (1973-1974). Chairman of Joint American Indian Problems Committees; member of Higher EducationCommittee and Human Resources Committee.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged in three series: a Name File, 1970-1974; a Campaign File,1970-1973; and a Subject File, 1972-1974. The Name File, 1970-1974 (Box 1), is arranged alphabetically and contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, invitations, and campaign publications from and concerning state officials and representatives, Chicago city officials, directors of Illinois agencies and organizations, and other persons. Individuals represented include Richard Daley, Alan Dixon, Abner Mikva, Paul Simon, Adlai Stevenson III, and Daniel Walker. The Campaign File, 1970-1973 (Boxes 1-2), documents Douglas’s campaigns for the General Assembly, particularly his 1972 joint campaign with candidate Ron Smith. Included in the file are congratulatory letters, campaign contribution records, master mailing lists, press releases, and planning material for fund-raising events and coffees. The Subject File, 1972-1974 (Boxes 2-11), comprises the bulk of the collection. The file is arranged alphabetically by subject and contains correspondence, reports, and printed material on subjects of legislative interest to Douglas. Major subjects documented are American Indian problems, education, and health care. Specific health-related topics discussed include acupuncture, animals, blood, cigarettes, the legal definition of death, dental practitioners, dental licensure and practice, dental care for the public, drugs, environmental health, hospitals, nursing, and nursing homes. Other subjects documented are the city of Chicago (particularly Uptown Chicago), model cities, Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, public aid, resolution introduced by Douglas, and the University of Illinois
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