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Joseph R. Lundy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC425

Scope and Contents

The Joseph R. Lundy Papers, 1973-1976, consist of 15 cubic feet of correspondence, newsletters, legislative bills, proposals and testimony, meeting notes, constituent questionnaire responses, memoranda, reports, news clippings, press releases, collected articles, and other research materials. The collection arrived in excellent order and is arranged in two bulk date files: Correspondence and Subject File, 1973; and Correspondence and Subject File, 1974-1976. Each file commences with a master file of Lundy’s outgoing correspondence, arranged chronologically, and followed by topically-arranged working and research material. The collection documents Lundy’s relations with and services to constituents, his political relations, his research into legislative issues, his sponsorship of bills, his work on the Human Resources and Revenue Committees during the 78th General Assembly, and his activities as a member of the Rules, Appropriations II, and Judiciary II Committees and the Long-Term Care Subcommittee during the 79th General Assembly. The Correspondence and Subject File, 1973 (Boxes 1-3) contains a small amount of material dated 1971 and 1972. Topics include civil rights, criminal justice education, environment, revenue, and transportation. The policy statement written by Lundy on CIA, FBI, military, and other surveillance for the American for Democratic Action’s 1971 National Convention (in the “Civil Rights – Privacy folder) is particularly interesting. The Correspondence and Subject File, 1974-1976 (Boxes 4-15), documents the following topics: children (particularly day care), civil rights, condominiums, corrections and criminal justice, education, elections, environment, the Equal Rights Amendment, ethics, housing, labor, landlord-tenant relations, long-term health care, mental health, public aid, and revenue. Of particular note is the copy of the February 1976 interview profile of Lundy conducted by Project Poll (in the “Personal – Miscellaneous” folder), as well as the testimony presented at the hearings of the subcommittee on Long-Term Care (in the “Long-Term Care” folders), home patient abuse, proposed bills including a patients rights bill and rating standards for nursing homes.

Dates

  • Created: 1973-1976
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Extent

15.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Joseph R. Lundy, was a Democratic representative to the Illinois state legislature from the eleventh district (1973-1976). He was a member of the Human Resources and Revenue Committees (1973-1974) and Rules, Appropriations II, and Judiciary II Committees (1975-1976), and Chairman of House Subcommittees on Long-Term Care (1975-1976). The collection contains correspondence, proposals, testimony, reports, news clippings, newsletters, press releases, legislative bills, and research materials documenting Lundy’s legislative career. Major topics include civil rights, condominiums, corrections and criminal justice, education, elections, the Equal Rights Amendment, landlord-tenant relations, long-term health care, mental health, revenue, and transportation.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in two series: Series 1, Correspondence and Subject File, 1973; and Series 2, Correspondence and Subject File, 1974-1976. Each series begins with a master file of Lundy’s outgoing correspondence arranged chronologically, followed by topically-arranged working and research material.
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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