COLLECTION GUIDES

1949-1976

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Americans for Democratic Action records are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED. It has received only a preliminary arrangement.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the records of the Massachusetts chapter of Americans for Democratic Action, 1949-76. It includes correspondence of Massachusetts politicians William H. Bates, Silvio O. Conte, James Burke, Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill, Edward W. Brooke, Edward M. Kennedy, and Leverett Saltonstall, among others; legislative reports; subject files on social, legislative and political issues; membership rolls; financial records, including audits; and executive committee memos and meeting minutes. Also includes printed material such as newsletters, committee reports, and the ADA World; and clipping, slides, and photographs.

Restrictions on Access

The Americans for Democratic Action records are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED. It has received only a preliminary arrangement.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Massachusetts chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action, July 1976.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH15QK B
Records, 1955-1964
Carton 2SH14XU R
Records, 1965-1967
Carton 3SH14XV S
Records, 1968
Carton 4SH15EY D
Records, 1969
Carton 5SH15EZ E
Records, 1970-1971
Carton 6SH14XW T
Records, 1972
Carton 7SH14XX U
Records, 1973
Carton 8SH14XY V
Records, 1974
Carton 9SH14XZ W
Records, 1974-1976
Carton 10SH14Y1 %
Massachusetts chapters records, 1958-1969
Carton 10SH14Y1 %
Congressional correspondence, 1959-1973
Carton 11SH14Y2 0
Printed material
Carton 12SH14Y3 1
Printed material

Preferred Citation

Americans for Democratic Action records, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Bates, William Henry, 1917-1969.
Brooke, Edward William, 1919- .
Burke, James A., 1910-1983.
Conte, Silvio O. (Silvio Ottavio), 1921-1991.
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932- .
O'Neill, Tip.
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979.

Subjects:

Political clubs--Massachusetts.
Politicians--Massachusetts.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951- .